I know you might not want to discuss it publicly but would you mind PMing me the details of the set up? We're looking at getting CCTV at our shared workshop but the budget (less than five hundred or so) systems we've looked don't seem to be able to catch a registration plate or the details of a face at the sort of distances we'd need.
We'd need to have the cameras up on the edge of the roof, about 20 feet up. There are security lights that come on so IR might not be required.
A couple of my customers have CCTV fitted (either eBay stuff or Maplin stuff) and when they showed me the quality I had to sort of pretend to be impressed but I couldn't help noticing that the cameras couldn't pick up the reg plates on the cars parked outside, like 20 feet from the camera. It was just a blurry mess.
I can make out reg numbers at forty foot with ours, BUT, it's a big but, only when I save the file and zoom in on the pc.
The two systems I saw didn't even appear to have that option. One would let you download a video clip and save to a USB drive, but the USB drive had to be formatted in an unusual way before it was recognised by the CCTV box. Yours sounds like an all round much better bit of kit.
That's worrying! Where in Fife was it? (PM me if you don't want the area public knowledge, feel free to name the suspect too )
6 years ago my father in law had a similar issue, also in Fife. He has a mk1 Escort & one night someone climbed over the fence to take a look at his car in the garage. Luckily my wife & I were staying there at the time & switching the bathroom light on upstairs scared them off! Next morning we took a look & discovered that they'd dragged next doors bin to the fence along with some paving slabs & climbed over
Well the Police actually said to me they have several other things on going with this chap, he normally denies some stuff, puts his hands for others and tries a deal etc, does some time, comes back out. Then repeat.
Feel sorry for the police when they spend a disproportionate amount of time with the same few individual's
we live in a rural area.... we have a number of protection trained dogs around the farm some trained not to bark just bite and hold...we have decent gates and fences,if anyone is stupid enough to climb over its there problem when the dogs meet them..get your self a decent dog with a deep bark..
May I suggest a german shepherd or two, great dogs as they learn quickly with lots of loyalty, focus and drive, a great visual deterrent as well to the unwanted type of people, my girl is working lines and is a fantastic dog
You need a few geese! they are very territorial and will attack intruders, they also make a load of noise to alert you. Someone would have to be pretty determined to get past a flock of hissing and biting geese, and as an added bonus they also keep your grass short.