The old security camera system was beginning to have hard drive failures so the Board decided it was time to replace it. LM Inc ordered a Q-See 16-Camera Security System Real-Time Full Detailed Recording & High-Res with 16 600 TVL Cams from Costco.com. The whole system cost $855.83 delivered. The system is much higher resolution than the existing unit. Lee from LM Inc. installed the system and cameras using the existing wiring. He had to remove all the older connectors and put on new ones that fit the new cameras. Ordering the system online and doing the work in house saved the Association over $5000.00 based on quotes that were gotten to do the same job with a similar system.
Q-See’s model QT526 combines a complete, professional-grade surveillance system packed with top-of-the-line features and functionality with consumer-level, easy-to-understand installation and operation.
The QT526 features real-time, broadcast-quality D1 video recording and playback which delivers large (704×480 pixels), clear images with 30 frames-per-second smooth motion. View up to 16 cameras simultaneously by connecting the DVR to any TV or PC monitor (19″ or larger) or enjoy the freedom and convenience of remote monitoring over the internet or via most smart phones. The QT526 also provides real-time motion alerts with photo e-mails.
MAC OS 10.6 Compatible!
PLEASE NOTE: This DVR is designed to be used with a 19″ or larger VGA monitor. If you want to use the DVR with a TV you need to attach the TV to the BNC video out port and switch the signal to the TV by holding the STOP/ESC button on the DVR for about 10 seconds until you hear a beep. This will switch the signal from the monitor port to the TV port. Please refer to VGA monitor/TV Setup Guide under Installation Guide heading.
Video Compression H264
Video Inputs 16 BNC
Video Output 2 BNC, 1 VGA
VGA Resolution 800×600, 1024×768, 1280×1024
Display Resolution 704×480
Display Frame Rate 30 FPS per camera
Playback Resolution (D1) 704×480, (CIF) 352×240
Record Frame Rate (D1 or CIF) 30FPS/camera
Record Options Time, Alarm, Motion Detection and Manual
Ethernet Port 1-RJ45
Remote Monitoring Internet Explorer, Mobile Phone with win Mobile Pro or Symbian OS, iPhones, iPads, Android, and blackberry OS5
Operating Systems Supported WinXP, Vista, Win7, MAC OS 10.6
RS-485 Port (PTZ Support) Yes
Number of Hard Drives – Type 2/ SATA up to 2TB each (Hard Drive Not Included)
Audio Inputs/Outputs 4/1
External Alarm In/Out 16/1
Power Supply Input 110-240V, Output 12V 5A
Operating Temperature 50°F to 104°F (10°C to 40°C)/ 10% to 90%
Dimensions (WxDxH) 17 x 15.5 x 2.5 in (432 x 394 x 64 mm)