16 of 22 people found the following review helpful
Use With Your PC or TV!
, January 15, 2014
This review is from: Q-See QT534-4E4-5 4 Channel Full D1 Surveillance System with 4-960H/700TVL Cameras and Pre-Installed 500GB Hard Drive (Electronics)
Luckily for our family my husband is an IT professional and had no trouble installing this system with our PC, which already has two monitors. The system comes with a DVR player/recorder and four cameras that can be installed wherever you choose. You will need to provide your own monitor, whether it is with your television set or computer.
Also included is software and two instructional posters that help a novice install this surveillance system. The manufacturer highly recommends you use a good surge protector, and you will have to provide that yourself also.
It took my husband a few hours to install the cameras and gear, including decisions about placement and weather, and overall planning. Doing the actual set-up was a piece of cake for him, but I would recommend a novice hire a technician to install this correctly.
We have this set up to pan from one camera to another, rotating obviously through all four cameras, on two screens. We're watching the garage entrance, the front door, a side door, and a shop we have in our backyard that stores power tools, lawn equipment, etc. Visibility is good.
We live in a densely populated rural area and do not expect to find intruders, but we are leery of our UPS driver, and suspect he may have kicked two of our dogs in the past, resulting in broken hips that required surgery. (He opens the gate to come in our yard). If we can monitor his comings and goings while we're gone, it will at least put our concerns to rest related to that issue. Since we've had our cameras up, we have been here when he delivers.
I think there is something to the theory that just seeing security cameras, even dummy cameras, will make an intruder think twice. That makes sense to me.
I recommend this system because it works well. It gives us peace of mind when we leave the property.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews
Was this review helpful to you?