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3.0 out of 5 stars VideoSecu Day Night Infrared Audio Security Camera Built-in Microphone for CCTV Home Surveillance DVR System with Free Warning S, April 28, 2012
This review is from: VideoSecu CCTV Bullet Outdoor Security Camera 520TVL High Resolution Built-in Microphone IR-Cut Filter Infrared Day Night Vision Audio Video Camera for DVR Home Surveillance System with Bonus Warning Sticker (Black) CXU (Personal Computers)
The Main problem I found with this camera was the INSTALLATION process: it would've been much easier to install, if the camera's AV RCA cables were not hard wired to the back of the camera.. I choose to install this camera OUTDOORS above my window, based on my main reason for buying it. If the RCA cables going to the camera were not "hardwired" directly to it's back. It would not have taken me 4 hours to complete this simple installation; the "hard wired" RCA AV cables presented much lack of maneuverability in handling the cables from the camera through a drilled hole, thus making the whole installation an awkward time consuming experience, among other added unrelated issues. I had to do more drilling than expected through a 10 inch thick window frame, which is constructed with a combination of hard wood, and concrete in order to fish the camera's RCA AV cables through that hole to the inside my house, the window frame situation ,I am NOT blaming on the hard wired camera design totally, but it figured into the overall problem to a great degree nonetheless. I am assuming most of you guys that gave this camera 5 stars, have bought it mainly for INDOORS use,since such installation should take 15 minutes, and the maximum time approximately half an hour....but in my "outdoor" installation scenario, the AV RCA cables being "irremovable," from the camera posed awkward problems,in addition to unrelated problems drilling a hole to fish the cable through a 10 inch thick window frame "end to end," the bulky RCA cables tied to the fairly large camera, posed many problems. I mistakenly thought after finally completed creating the initial hole in the window frame that the bulk of the "installation, was done; but that was just the beginning, since there were much more "re drilling" done to "widen" the hole so that the bulky RCA cables that kept getting tangled up half way through the length of the hole in the window frame,required re-drilling" to widen the hole, so I drilled again, and again, until I had a gaping hole of about 1.5 inches that was wide enough to fairly "maneuver" the awkwardly designed camera and it's bulky attached RCA AV cables through the hole into my house,thus connecting them to the monitor... The installation thereafter was completed within 15 minutes...The camera's AV video output is mediocre ,on the grainy side, but good enough for the price, however, I would NEVER buy any outdoor camera with the video-audio RCA cables "HARD WIRED TO THE CAMERA" ever again.
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Initial post: Feb 2, 2013 11:19:04 PM PST
Badzilla says:
Does it use RCA cables?

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2013 4:35:39 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 3, 2013 4:35:52 AM PST
Geego David says:
Yes it does !!

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 3, 2013 4:41:28 AM PST
Geego David says:
Yes to does but irremovable from the back of the camera..
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