4ch custom stealth setup

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I'm looking to do a 4 camera setup but still trying to narrow down the platform. I was all excited about extending 4 Mobius lenses then the devices to the glovebox. But soon realized the lens extension cables go no where near that length. Sigh...back to the drawing board.
Requirements:
1080p capabilities (720 ok)
Motion detection, or always on
Good low light it abilities (don't we all);)
Remote lens on all 4 cameras
Of course wide-angle lens on the front and back.
Left and right waterproof 360/eyeball OR wide angle, fitted in the undercarriage of my Thule crossbars. Which are perfect mounts for a nice door ding video I can send to the assailant/ insurance company/lawn force meant.
Can I just get one of those mobile DVR's on ebay and build from there??
 

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The AXIS F44 specs aren't good for quad channel, it's 15FPS only. I'm not sure what quad view 1080p means, whether it's 1080p with 4 streams in 1 resolution or 4 streams at 1080p each in separate files.
Bitrates aren't listed, even average ones. Probably going to be way different anyway because they'd quote you surveillance of static walls and you'd drive up the bit rate because the scene is always changing.
14W of power will only last 7 hours on 100Wh Li-ion battery bank, that's not powering the NAS which you'd want to use with SSD in order to store more video than the silly SD 256GB in 1080p with 4 concurrent streams. Maybe it's 18Mbit/s, that'd require 760GB for 24 hours to store 4 cameras. Personally, I'd want at least 2-3 days. That's $1500 in 4TB SSD plus NAS enclosure because that's what AXIS supports, NAS only, no direct drive.

$550 for F44 main unit
4x $300 for cameras
$800 for Li-ion banks for 800Wh (2.5 days) plus $150 for distribution wires and charging equipment
$1500 for SSD
$200 for NAS enclosure
$300 misc equipment like mounting hardware, tools and power to run in car
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$4700 for 4 channel setup to run 2.5 days
 

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/me make sound of old school cash register.
 
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I was thinking about this recently. Maybe using a small POE based camera for each like this one. Then for the NVR use one of these or a minnowboard running blue iris or another software like that. The only problem is you would also need a POE switch and some sort of router for the car to run the network, mainly just how to power the POE switch and router. I was also thinking when you get to your house you could potentially make it wirelessly connect and download all the video to a computer in your house. Would be quite a bit cheaper then that Axis system.
 

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Really as a mere mortal human you will have little need to save everything your camera pass by every day.
Even if spinning disk storage are pretty cheap today compared to the old days which i come from, then i would prefer to spend my money on something else than hard drives.
I am in the process of trying to lure another mobile provider to match my current plan and then throw in a SIM card for shared data and 1000 Dkkr discount towards a new phone.
If they take it i might well change provider and get a new phone ( Nokia 5 ) for 299 Dkkr.
But i doubt they can match my current 20 / 20 ( GB /hour ) plan for 79 Dkkr/mo as their similar plan cost 199Dkkr.

Anyway the 18 Gb or so of data i dont use every month might come to use elsewhere via a access point in my car.


Dont use wifi at home, at least not in regard to anything in connection with my computer.
 
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I've had 4 Mobius cameras for a while and have been using them for diffrent purposes, but just set up 2 of them as left and right car cameras. They are small enough to be discreet without any remote mounting. I set the framerate to 4fps, low bitrate, 1080p. I set them to only run while driving so they should store months' worth of footage on 128GB. But you could run them 24/7 if you wanted and have a lot of retention time
 
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