I am looking at getting a simple security system for my use. I say simple, but this is what I'd like to have.
First, a recording device that can record about 24hours at a time. I have one camera that I can hook up to a vcr, but that can only record 8hrs. I've seen DVR systems and they seem to be the best.
Second, don't need a ton of cameras, maybe 4 max. 2 would work, 4 would be great.
Third, I don't know the difference between a monitor and cheap tv set. I've seen "security monitors" for a couple hundred. If I'm spending a couple hundred on just a monitor, I'd rather buy a better tv for the bedroom and use that tv for my monitor.
Lastly, I've done some searching on the internet and the cheapest system I've found with 4 cams and a dvr recorder is like $400. None have monitors. That's extra. Harbor Freight has one for $299. I'm willing to spend the money, but would like to know if anyone out there has a less expensive or simple idea that might work before I buy.
Thanks in advance.