vawarayer (1035638) writes "An AMBER Alert was quickly triggered when newborn Victoria was abducted from a Canadian hospital yesterday. The alert went viral over Twitter and Facebook and grabbed the attention of four teenagers, who reported were passing time away on their smartphones, when they decided to take matters in their own hands.
They started looking for the vehicle reported, then received a picture of the suspect. One of the teenager recognized the suspect and lead police to her, where baby Victoria was found, safe and sound, three hours after the alert was given.
Police, parents, and the heroes of the day all acknowledge that social media, and the widespread sharing of the news, was a key factor in reuniting the family together." top
vawarayer (1035638) writes "Mrs. Pauline Marois, elected tonight as the new Premier of Quebec, was giving her rally speech when a heavily armed man entered through the back door of the Metropolis and started shooting, killing one person and wounding another. The gunman then exited and set fire to the door he just entered.
vawarayer (1035638) writes "I'm looking for an affordable in-a-box digital video recorder (DVR) or an easy/affordable way of building a PC-based DVR for closed-circuit TV (CCTV) security monitoring and recording.
MORE than 16 channels (20 needed to be precise)
note: most software packages I've seen so far don't seem to support more than 16
Affordable solution: meaning no 'time' to play around with experimental and/or poorly-supported solutions, and no 'cash' to go all the way with a full-featured-brand-name-please-sign-here-and-ther e DVR. Clearly: less than 2000$
(yes, I know, we're being picky here... the best of both worlds);)
Basic features one would expect: room for at least a week of storage, good quality, network access to the cameras, easy archive searching by date/time
Other elements usually found in a DVR system don't really matter: I have no alarm input, motion detection is rarely needed, no sound needed, no need for modem remote access or anything like this.
Anyone of you guys have come accross a similar situation? What kind of products are in use in your small / mid-sized company for video recording?
No, I don't mind Linux and I can work with it, but please don't come up with a solution where I'll need to put a week of work to get it started.;) (my CCTV is down right now) And no, I'm not gonna hire you to do the work!:P
Manufacturers visited so far (I still need to do a bit more research on 'em)