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4 channel DVR PCI card

MRL

Active Member
I've decided go with wired security cameras and after browsing the forums the camera is just about a done deal - Vitek VTC-LED667 HRCB which I believe is the model IVB is using. I will have 3 cameras eventually - 1 out front and 2 out back. Now I need a 4 channel (I do not think 3 channel cards are made) DVR PCI card that will give me the ability to display the 3 images simultaneously. Q-See and Swann have 4 channel cards and there are a bunch available on EBay. I have no idea what SW comes with a card. I own HomeSeer, Main Lobby and CQC but have not decided on my SW platform. I also have just completed the installation of the ELK M1G / CADDX system. What cards/SW are recommended? This is a big decision!
 

IVB

Senior Member
Focus on the cards/sw that runs on them as that's the critical piece. For your ML/CQC decision, just render them inside a web browser, so it's irrelevant and you can do both if you want. IMO, integration with them shouldn't affect your decision in any way.
 

MRL

Active Member
I'm back to thinking about a DVR card since the IP cameras are just too expensive. I am updating my PC to the AMD 64/X2 4400+ Dual Core with 2GB RAM to start (can go to 4GB if necessary) so I think I'll have enought horsepower. Any comments on Q-See or Swann DVR cards?
 
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