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Discussion in 'Security Alarms' started by Bob Worthy, May 27, 2008.

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  1. Bob Worthy

    Bob Worthy Guest

    Has anyone dealt with any anti-theft products that they can recommend. My
    client has six little Sony cameras on tripods, at the desks, that they use
    in their training programs. It seems the cameras have a tendency to walk. I
    am looking for something that can be attached to the camera (cosmetics are
    important) and that will notify the security control center, which I plan to
    do over the access control system, since they are monitoring it anyway. I
    have looked at Protex Intl, but they don't have a unit with an alarm output.
    Any recommendations?
  2. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    How about a roll-your-own solution?

    I made a nice pretty picture rather than describe it. :)
  3. Bob Worthy

    Bob Worthy Guest

    I thought about the DIY way. I got the general idea from your picture but
    the labels didn't come up legible. I could make out resistor pack (?) and I
    think it was lanyard mount. The rest couldn't be read. Since we are OK
    technically, I guess the cosmetic issue is still in the question. Something
    manufactured is usually more pleasing than something that is home made
    unless all the right parts are available. Your normal distribution is a
    little sparse when it comes to some of those items. Let me know the labels
    and I will see if that is an option.

    Bob W.
  4. G. Morgan

    G. Morgan Guest

    Sorry you couldn't see the pic. clearly. I emailed it to ya @ the bob4secur
  5. Jim

    Jim Guest

    Here's a possibility.
    Are you looking at these cameras through a DVR? If not, it may be
    worth it to get one.
    I would imagine that the cameras disappear when there's supposed to be
    "no one" around.

    Set the DVR to sense motion on the cameras after a certain time of the
    day, that will cause an alarm trip on the DVR. Do what you want with
    the output.

    That way there's no device on the cameras.
  6. There are a number of companies making fiber optic cable systems which will do
    the job. LightGard is one example though you can probably find a less
    expensive competing brand elsewhere. Here's a URL: Fiber optic systems are
    extremely difficult to compromise without special hardware and knowledge. The
    down side is the cost.

    A less expensive option uses coaxial cable. This one you could probably DIY
    though there are packaged solutions around which work in similar fashion. The
    coax needs to be looped through a permanent part of the protected object to be
    most effective. A simple, 24-hour, EOL supervised alarm circuit flows through
    the coax. Cutting or shorting the coax will trip the alarm. Rig the loop
    from the panel to a tampered j-box near the cameras. Mount two RCA, F or BNC
    jacks to the box. One is other wired to the alarm circuit from the panel.
    The other has an EOLR wired across it. Plug the cable into one jack, loop it
    through the protected object and plug the other end into the other jack.

    Remember to tamper the J-Box cover.


    Robert L Bass

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