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Security Camera setup

May 7, 2008
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System Name Demented
Processor AMD FX-8320 Vishera @ 4.5
Motherboard ASRock 970 EXTREME3
Cooling Thermaltake Frio
Memory G.SKILL Ripjaws Sniper Gaming Series 8GB (2 x 4GB)
Video Card(s) PowerColor AXR9 280X 3GBD5-2DHE/OC Radeon R9 280X
Storage (1)Crucial M500 240GB ssd (1)WD 500GB Black Edition
Display(s) Samsung 27" w/ Acer X163W 16" secondary
Case Antec P183
Audio Device(s) Realtek High Definition Audio (On Board 7.1)
Power Supply Corsair CMPSU-650TX 650W
Mouse SteelSeries Rival
Keyboard Tt eSPORTS MEKA G-Unit
Software Windows 7 64 bit Home Premium
I am extremely new to setting up a security camera but I was wondering if anyone had a specific site they used that explained how and what parts are necessary to set one up where the PC retained the video on the hdd? I will only have 2 cameras and would like it to be as simple and cost effective as possible. If I have not provided enough info please let me know and I will do my best to answer.
Apr 7, 2006
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What you need is camera (what you already have), capture card, and surveillance software.

For software, I recommend Active Webcam for Windows, or Zoneminder for Linux(requires a particular capture card).