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Re: Security system for observatory [Re: Lord Beowulf]
      #6002292 - 08/01/13 10:57 PM

As a security professional, I would suggest, putting the conntrol communicaotor in your house so it is more secure and powered by steady house current. Modern wireless systems will got to 1000ft reliably. The achilles heel of any system is the control communicator, if found the whole system can be disabled, it is better secured in the house. If it is inside the home, you can also secure your home and benefit from up to a 20% discount on your home owners insurance. Dont forget to add fire protection!

Almost all systems can be partitioned into 2 or more separate systems so you can operate both the house and the obs individually.

as for cameras, all CCTV cameras produced today are very sensitve to IR light, so getting proper illumination wont be an issue as most of the consumer available cameras have built in illuminators. Supercircuits.com is an exellent site for home security and affordable. IP video will offer megapixel resolution but you will need network between the camera and recorder; you may also give up some of the low light and IR sensitvity that you get with CCD cameras.


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