The UDR744 Guardian Wireless Surveillance system is easy to install, easy to set up and provides good quality video for the price. It is expandable for up to 4 cameras, and also portable and discreet.
Most Common Uses for the UnidenUDR744
Table of Contents
- 1 Most Common Uses for the UnidenUDR744
- 2 Tips to Follow When Setting Up Your Surveillance System for Home Use
- 3 Factors to Consider Before Buying
- 4 Features
- 5 How Much Does UnidenUDR744 Cost?
- 6 Why Buy the UnidenUDR744?
Make a rough sketch of your house or ideally, print out its blueprint to serve as a useful starting point. Identify the areas you want to monitor and decide the viability of camera placement in those locations.
A few areas you may want to watch are doors (front and back), driveways, stairways, lawns, and off-street window.
Once you’ve identified the areas you want to monitor, decide on the exact location for each camera placement. The UnidenUDR744 is expandable up to 4 cameras.
Tips to Follow When Setting Up Your Surveillance System for Home Use
Always remember to watch your front and backdoors. Statistically, these are the most used points of entry.
Read all surveillance laws in your state. Check for legislation governing video monitoring, equipment usage detailing restricted locations.
Also, find out whether appropriate signage is necessary.
Always make sure your cameras point only towards your property at all times. If it is found that you are invading the privacy of your neighbors, you could be sued.
Place all cameras in strategic locations to avoid people tampering with or vandalizing.
Safeguarding Your Small Business
Your business isn’t just your business! It’s your way of life and often your passion. It’s also a livelihood for you and your employees.
View high-quality video: The UDR744 allows you to view the high-quality video of your business day or night, including in low-light conditions.
Deter Crime: 60% of burglars avoid businesses with video surveillance.
Reduce Shrinkage: Depending on your type of business, your UDR744 system can help minimize product loss, both form patrons and employees.
Reduce liability: Video clips can help determine fault in the case of an accident or incident and protect against fraudulent insurance claims.
Monitor Inventory: Ensure that shelves are stocked and that you have what your customers are looking for.
Monitor Productivity: Make sure your employees are attending to customer’s needs, are on top of inventory, and not spending too much time in the break room.
Keep an Eye on the Kids
Kids coming home from school, kids playing in the backyard, or even baby monitoring are other great uses for the UDR744.
Record and Save Footage Directly to Your SD Card
Pick up a 64 GB or 128 GB SD card so you don’t have to worry about deleting recordings often.
A physical SD card is ideal for people who want ultimate privacy.
If you’re looking to catch a package thief stealing from your doorstep, or remember where you put your keys, the UDR744 will record these events for you to solve those mysteries.
7′ high-resolution color LCD touch screen monitor ensures a clear image inside or out, even at night.
The monitor has three main parts. The live View Area displays live video from the cameras.
The pop-out menu tab displays 4 menus that let you manage the UDR744 system. The Icon bars display on the top and bottom of the monitor screen.
With the UDR744, each camera features a 40 ft night vision range and transmits up to 500 ft allowing you to safely and discreetly survey a wide perimeter -even in total darkness- with digital zoom coverage.
Night vision is accomplished with the use of small LED bulbs. These lights turn on in dark conditions and serve as a floodlight for the camera they surround without covering the entire area at night.
The UDR744 cameras included with your monitor are weatherproof and have an IP65 rating. Water can be sprayed on them and they will still work; however, the cameras cannot be submerged.
Cameras and Rain
Although the cameras can be exposed directly to the rain, if they are used outdoors, it is best if they are mounted under some type of covers like a patio overhang or eave.
As rainwater drops start to dry on the camera glass, they can create spots that will reflect the light from the infrared LED’s used for night vision, thus causing lower quality video.
Also, like dust, grime and cobwebs accumulate on the camera glass, they can reflect light from the infrared LED’s and might lower video quality. Periodically clean the glass with a soft cloth.
Factors to Consider Before Buying
You might be interested in hearing what people think about these systems. Read on to find out both the good and bad things.
- Motion detect recording does not work if you are cycling through the cameras or have a multi-display camera going.
- Can only view one camera on skype
- Great picture quality
- Night vision works great
- If your smartphone or computer is stolen during a break-in, any evidence of the crime will also be stolen.
- Easy to recognize a face (great face recognition)
- Zoom on camera is not centered in the un-zoomed frame.
Even More User Feedback & Our Review of It
Wireless range is somewhat lacking, and a steel sided house or shop will drop reception by 20% or less.
The system provides good value for the price and is super easy to install and setup. There should be no problems due to the outdoor monitoring of cameras.
If the installer takes some time to play with camera angles and lighting, the system works perfectly within the scope of its design.
This means locate cameras at a reasonable height from the entryways and arm at a reasonable distance, at good angles.
Picture clarity is good when not trying to identify an intruder from 50 yards away. If there are too many items in the viewfinder, the picture quality goes grainy.
Bushes, moving trees, flowers, and cars are grainy, however, this is not an issue since the point is capture and to be able to identify an intruder and/or anyone doing any ‘funny business’ around your home or place of business.
However, don’t expect to obtain license plate numbers. Also, do not expect to identify an intruder and potential threat from any unreasonable distance. Finally, don’t have the camera pointed downwards
Uniden’s U Guard app lets you view live video from an iPhone, Ipad, Android, smartphone or tablet. Download the app through the Apple app store or Google play.
- 850 nm IR Led distance up to 10m
- Two-way audio
- Scan Function
- PIR-or motion detection-triggered recording
- Manual recording
- Touch screen operation
- Schedule recordings from Sunday to Saturday
- SD card external storage up to 128 GB supported (8GB included)
- 7” TFT LCD digital panel (800 RGB x 480)
Even More Features
One LCD monitor can pair 4 cameras. Also, there’s a new recording indicator and memory card full indicator. The line of sight or RF range goes up to 150 meters.
- Enjoy quad view, night vision up to 40 feet, and PIR trigger and Video motion detect alert. Also, it has a direct connection to the router for remote access to live and recorded video
How Much Does UnidenUDR744 Cost?
The UnidenUDR744 has no monthly fee and can cost anywhere from $150 (refurbished) to $400. This depends on how many cameras you want and if you plan to buy more.
Why Buy the UnidenUDR744?
We have covered the most important design and functionality aspects of the system. Now that you know what you can expect, you can make an informed decision. So, why opt for the UnidenUDR744?
Not only can the UnidenUDR744 surveillance system deter criminals, but it can also improve the accountability of your employees.
Capable of capturing videos and images, this technology helps to solve crimes or other mysterious events.
Finally, the features and options for the money spent is a value you won’t find in another system!
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