DIY Home Surveillance PC Build!

DIY Home Surveillance PC Build!

DIY Home Surveillance PC Build!
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William Fehlhaber says:

great build paul!

Kristopher Jenkins says:

Wouldn't there be a issue with USB cable only able to go up to 15ft, what would you do to solve that problem?

McJerkins says:

Is there a way to block content so this dude never appears in my suggested again?

Roger Cruz says:

How about a NAS build used for CCTV Surveillance! Cheap build as well.

Its always fun Time says:

you can buy office prebuilds from microcenter or newegg for less than $300 that can run up to 4-6 recording at 1080p 30fps on Hikvision cameras and NVR…..

Alex Matache says:

I'm surprised how unprepared the PC build was… Just an average user.

William Mixson says:

Building a home surveillance system was one of the first hobby projects I had built that my wife was totally onboard with. It used to be only four POE IP cams outside powered by a small switch, controlled with BlueIris, and stored on the NAS (reds). Years later there are now eight cheap amazon POE IP CAMs displayed realtime on an older 1440, still on the NAS and still running BlueIris. I have all cameras running 720p 15FPS to not bog down my entire network, except the one on the front door which is at it's max res. Anything that passes the front of the house for example triggers up to four cameras at different angles which eats bandwidth, so I def don't leave them at full resolution. Let me say also, I have replaced and upgraded these cheap amazon IP cameras over the years, but not ever because I have had one fail (in any weather condition). One time I had to physically reset one because of a close lightning strike (take this into consideration for any outdoor cams attached to your network). The software usually keeps the 5820k busy at 15% load average. Everything is plugged into a 1200w UPS. My wife loves the setup, we just have to look at the displays to see whats going on, who is at the door, sounds in the night. We live in a small town. A few times we've caught some suspicious activity, but mostly cats and squirrels. As a fellow homebody, I can't imagine not having it. The peace of mind is worth is. Not only have I learned a lot about surveillance systems in general, it is my system.

TheManShel says:

I am very excited to see the conclusion to this project. This is something I have been considering, but I was unsure if it would be a easy/good solution. I am very curious to see how easy it is to view the cameras remotely.

Scott Bates says:

DIY home security = janky and clunky
There are plenty of companies that make non-cloud security systems you can use. They mostly have apps too for your mobile devices.

At least use IP cameras. You're a tech Youtuber. Webcams????

Yugen says:

Wait, are you kidding me? This is totally overkill, it's too expensive, takes up too much space, uses too much energy and is actively cooled. I don't know how you intend to wire it, but USB is just totally unsuitable for this application. Horrible build.

lemmonsinmyeyes says:

what about one of those weird USB 3.0 + SSD / SATA combo cards? That seems like aperfect use case for those things

Plus ultra says:

Very nice. Have you thought about PoE cams with a network switch?

Slugg0matic says:

Very clean and nice looking box. I'm also very budget conscious with my security system but of course want reliability and massive storage so I usually buy refurb'd SFF off-lease desktops off EB for $80 and add my own RAM and DVRSurveillance class drive. No SSD in a security system for me. I'm currently running a Dell with an I5, 8 gigs of RAM and 2 TB of storage that's been running perfectly silent 24/7 for about a year. The I3 idles at 24% with Blue Iris and 5 outdoor HD cams (2048X1536). It peaks at 90% with all cams recording so if I ever need to add another I'll have to go bigger, but for home use I can't complain. .

None Given says:

Cool, buuut, if someone breaks in, aren't the PC's going to be the first to go along with all your recordings…

TrillasAdventures says:

Ive got BlueIris running on a T3500 with W3690 and 22gb of ram. My cameras are made up of a combination of wyze cams and reolink. Been awesome and relatively cheap

BlackRabMo says:

Nice now I just to find someone to install camera in my insanely tall home

Allen Junge says:

Security experts have a consensus that the best security is one that doesn't rely on secrecy. It's totally understandable that you don't want that information floating around on the internet, but the best security will stand on it's own

Toshisan Motonaka says:

It's not a closed case 😀

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