Simple CCTV setup -

April 28, 2011 at 08:34:47
Specs: XP, 2GB Ram
Hi, this is the request. My employer would like cameras in all the elevators (lifts). Now, due to the fact this is a ship it will have to be a camera sending a wireless signal to some sort of recording device on top of the lift shaft. It is impossible to a) connect to the ship network b) run cables through the lift shaft.

any ideas on
1) is this possible
2) what type of camera should I research - wireless distance?
3) what recording device is best

We will not be connecting anything to the network so ideally just a local wireless camera, sending data to a device (ideally on a 24hr loop). If there is any reason to review the last 24hr of recording we would like to be able to go and remove a DVD./CD and load onto a PC. The static device will not have a monitor attached.

I hope this is clear as I am confussing myself!

Many thanks in advance for any assistance

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April 28, 2011 at 09:38:27
You will never get wireless in a ship unless this is a wooden ship and you are made of steel.

To be safe you have to have the a company that works and certifies the lift for safety to at least advise you on this. It would be dangerous to add in anything or even use power or tape in wires to existing wires. Any changes to the system can render it unsafe.

Tell your Captain to ask Neptune for some clams to pay for a professional to do the work.

1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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April 28, 2011 at 15:11:02
Almost all elevators have control and power supplied through a harness suspended in the shaft. A system with no monitor can only be used after the fact and you can't tell if it is working. One monitor will operate a whole system. They are now recorders that record on to digital media.

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April 30, 2011 at 00:49:11
Thanks for the advice.

I have checked with our electricians and power is no problem. wireless should not be an issue if it is just transmitting from the camera in the cab to the receiver at the top of the lift shaft.

It does not need to be fed live to any monitor. We just need to be able to obtain the footage if an incident occurs and it required us to check who was in the lift & when, say there are recorders that record onto digital media, can you clarify that it is a standalone device (I mean it will take the info from the camera in the cab but not need to be connected anywhere other than a power source). If so, any ideas on products and how the info is extracted - does the device loop record onto DVD for example?

Once again, thanks for continued advice.

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April 30, 2011 at 01:52:15
SanDisk V-Mate Video Memory Card Recorder that records onto a SD Card. Records MPEG-4 (14.2 hrs 4 GB) or 3GPP H.243 (26.9 hrs on 4 GB) at medium quality, About the size of VHS cartridge/

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April 30, 2011 at 06:48:22
Thanks, this sounds good to research further - the problem is once it is full (the SD card) it will not record any more I assume, I wonder if it is clever enough to rewrite ?


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