Originally Posted by CantRepeat
That's a very nice system from what I have read. I don't think I need 16 channels right now. Sure there is a ton of room for expansion but I don't see me ever needing to record 16 feeds.
I'm thinking at the most 6 or 8 channels which should come in around $500 even with 4 cameras in the bundle.
Be surprised at what you find you would want a camera for! I put one in the garage so I can tell if the door did open or not from inside the house (detached garage) so I can safely operate the remote start in the Jeep. It isn't recorded, but it was a "this is kind of cool" after thought.
The other side to that also is that if you don't do Pan/Tilt cameras you may need to double up at some spots to get all the angles covered. Cameras are cheap, head units are usually what cost the most so go bigger there up front. You can easily upgrade cameras as new technology adapts, but the recording unit should be spec'd to last.