So, the beeping is exactly because the security camera DVR has a bad hard drive and it’s warning you to check it out. Not sure what else is on that rack.
Security grade “Purple” HDDs run like $60 - 1TB, $75 - 2TB.
Given the outdatedness of the system I’d recommend replacing the DVR OR shutting it off altogether. Of course, only shutting it off IF the new cameras are doing their job and working as intended.
Replace - prices from the supplier I order from (yes, possible to find cheaper and my equipment is high quality/high resolution so may be overkill if NOT also replacing the cameras), just to give an idea:
8 channel DVR, $300 + hdd
16 channel, $400 + hdd
(I forget how many cameras are connected, but I know it’s at least 4!)
Spoke with Eric once some months ago and seems it was never able to remote access. This is the only reason I’d say to replace, for necessary parties to be able to check out the cameras on an app or remote computer.
But then again, I didn’t really do much digging and it’s possible the current DVR has the capability but just never set up.
Then again THEN AGAIN, there’s also the question of the cameras themselves. I’m sure some are down but all are old school. If the resolution is satisfactory then great! If y’all need super HD, then we talking more monies.
I’d be happy to come in for an hour or 2 and test things out with the camera system and see exactly what’s wrong and give a more precise estimate of cost to fix (sans labor), but if the new cameras are doing their job then I don’t need to bother with it and turning it off is a click away!
Source: own a security camera company.
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