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Rokkaholik

Member Since 27 May 2008
Offline Last Active Feb 17 2018 08:15 PM
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In Topic: Official OCC 2017 Christmas Contest

15 February 2018 - 02:16 PM

Got my new GTX 1070 video card today. I can't wait to get my computer redone this weekend with the new video card inside. Thank you OCC and all its members for what you do here. The experience and knowledge here on this message board and website are unmatched

In Topic: Surveillance Systems - Need Some Pointers

15 February 2018 - 07:38 AM

I forgot to add that I live in Minnesota, and a lot of times during the winter with wind chill, it gets down to 20 and 30 below zero outside. So I need a camera that can withstand those temperatures

In Topic: Surveillance Systems - Need Some Pointers

14 February 2018 - 07:22 PM

I did end up buying 4 Brinks Home Security stickers to put on my doors....lol

In Topic: Surveillance Systems - Need Some Pointers

14 February 2018 - 02:44 PM

Believe it or not, I live in a small town of 16,000 people. We have the occasional small crimes here, but usually nothing too huge. I'm not too worried if I'm home because I have a few small toys that'll deal with asshats. It's when we're not here I don't like. This guy is just plain shifty. I've been in touch with a few friends on the force and expressed my concerns again. I do know and understand that they can't really discuss police business. My assumption is that this idiot is small time and they are looking for bigger fish. I really don't even care if he's doing whatever he is doing. I just don't want it in front of my damn house.... We are also 1 block from an elementary school too, so you'd think that the police would be upping their game a little bit.

 

Aside from that, some of the "pro" places want north of 2 grand for a system... Apparently they missed the part where I told them I don't want some monthly plan and the cloud thing, because as both places went into detail. monthly plans came up as well as cloud. Both salespeople were baffled when I had to reiterate to them I am just looking for 3-4 cameras that feed wirelessly to some central device that has a connection to send me notifications to my phone. I don't need the 5 alarm foghorn on the house and an army of ninjas waiting in the trees to attack.... just a deterrant for the most part. Guilty people don't like being watched. 

 

On top of all this, there have been package thefts increasing in my town in the last few years as well as break-ins... So a visible camera may help deter that as well.

 

 

On a side note, I used to work with a guy that had bought FAKE cameras and put them outside his house because neighborhood kids were screwing with his cars and lawn decorations, etc... He said that immediately stopped once he had them up.... The ultimate psych-out...lol


In Topic: Surveillance Systems - Need Some Pointers

14 February 2018 - 04:51 AM

Thank you for the responses thus far. We may even look into the more professional installer type places like ADT or Brinks. We just have to see what is in our area and available to us. Needless to say, my wife was not too happy when she got home from work and had heard what happened when I was coming home from work today.

The plus side of having a simple system, is that if we move, we can take it with us. We have been considering moving for a little while now, but we have to wait to see where my wife's new degree will take us when she finishes school. Until then, I guess I just need something for a little peace of mind.

The thing that really irritates me about this, is the fact that I have called it in numerous times about the suspicious activity, and the police talk to me for a little while to calm me down and then they do nothing. Sure I will see a squad car drive by once or twice in the next 20 minutes, but it is far too late since the suspicious people are already gone. It's hard to explain, but if you saw this neighbor guy in person, I don't think you would trust him either. He just has that look about him. On top of that, the people that stopped in front of my house to go all the way down to his house and come back, have an extremely Shady look about them as well. I'm not usually a paranoid person, but these people in the last year have really made me question that. It's just something about them that I do not like whatsoever. And it ticks me off that all the police will do is tell me to continue calling and if I notice anything suspicious. Isn't that why I've called you several times already about the same type of situation?