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A starter kit usually provides the basic equipment and software needed, as well as detailed instructions on how to install them. Eventually, you may choose to expand your system and add more elements. 6. Most home security companies use standard components that are compatible with all major providers in the market, while some offer proprietary equipment. In order to have the flexibility and versatility to buy from different suppliers and the option to expand your system, stay away from companies that only sell proprietary equipment. 7. Consider setting up a separate computer to store your CCTV video feeds. Although a common DIY home security system records video only when there is movement in the camera’s field of view, that footage needs to be stored in a computer that is kept on at all times. For better reliability, it’s good to have a standalone computer that is dedicated to this purpose. 8. Many DIY security system companies offer free technical support and installation instructions over the phone or online.

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This NVR security camera kit is an entry level model at a very budget friendly price. Amcrest bundles their NVRs and cameras in a wide range of combinations, so you are sure to find a kit that matches your exact needs. The NVR in this kit is a 4 channel affair which can record all the channels simultaneously at up to 1080p. It can also do motion detection on all the channels and send email alerts. One thing I really like about Amcrest is that they do not try to lock down their products and trap you in their ecosystem. Since the NVR supports the ONVIF standard, you can add any 3rd party camera from manufacturers like Hikvision, Dahua, Sony, Vivotek, and even Foscam Amcrest’s nemesis whom they had a falling out with and the reason for the Amcrest brand being created.