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Recommendations? Hello everybody, There have been a lot of burglars in our neighborhood, so my wife and I are interested in buying a surveillance system. We got a pretty good price for this unit, but we are wondering if anyone has recommendations for a better kind? Thanks guys!

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If your burglars DRIVE into your property, then this will work, otherwise get one of the ones that respond to people (and dogs, deer, birds, etc...). We had one of those for 2 weeks--which went off about 70 times a night. This one works good for vehicles. I have it mounted 350 feet from the house.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008


German shepard

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Panasonic dude.

Posted on Mar 27, 2008

The system has a problem retriving the video using search. I'd find a different unit

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I have also had this system for almost two years now. I bought an extra camera with it so that I can view two different entrances to my residence. Once you get the antenna pointed the right way, this system really works well, and the handheld monitor is very sharp and clear (I was quite surprised). I live in a three story building, and need to take the handheld with me to all three floors, so I only use batteries in mine, and I must say, they last much longer than one would think. A set of batteries in the monitor are usually good for 3 or more months.
Now the down side. I didn't realize it at the time, but after I installed this system, my cordless phones started losing calls, and had a lot of static. I replaced the phone system with one that uses the 5.8 GHz frequency, and that problem was solved. However, I found a new problem. About a year ago, I installed a wireless network in my place for my computer system, and this security system interfered with it. I was able to change the frequency in the network, which solved the problem, but most wireless networks don't have this option.
Consider any other wireless items in your household before buying this. 

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Hi man,

I've been using this device for a few years and I've been very satisfied. No burglars yet! (Though I don't know if THAT'S what scared them... Might be our big dog, LOL).

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