I have some questions about security cameras, I hope someone here can help me out.
We have an older security camera system, 4 cameras, with a controller, and a time lapse recording VCR.
In the last year, the system has just simply died.
The VCR was the first to go, we replaced it once before, and it cost something like $500 so when it died before, we did not replace it. Next, the color balance in all of the cameras went wonky at the same time. I thought it was the monitors first, but as we have two monitors, how come BOTH of them went wonky at the same time too
I think the main control unit is bad, I just cannot see all 4 cameras going wonky to the exact same extent at the exact same time, or both monitors going bad at the exact same time
Anyway, we found a really good deal on a new, in the box Digital HDD recording system. Retails for about $1200, street price $900, we got it for about $450
It has a 250 GB HDD
Now the real question is, can I use the old cameras on this system?
This is the back of the old camera, the cable goes to the old control unit, and connect to it via a BNC connectors. The New unit has BNC connectors as well.
So, should the old cameras just plug into the new unit?
If you look >> HERE << there is a translated page of info about this unit.
I guess I want to know if the new unit will "power" the old cameras.
If we have to, in the end, we will just buy 4 new cameras, but I'd rather not.
Thanks in advance, if you can offer some insight in this subject.