Help with DVR System Setup for Ambulance

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In summary, the conversation discusses a rough circuit diagram for a DVR system in an ambulance, including a camera and monitor for reversing, a dome camera for inside the vehicle, and a panic strip for recording. The person needs help identifying the appropriate video splitter and 12volt five pin relay for their setup, and options for purchasing or creating these components are suggested.
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I have been left a rough circuit diagram of an dvr system for an ambulance by a colleague who has since moved jobs .what the unit consists of is a camera on the rear of the vehicle with a monitor up front displaying the outside of the vehicle when reversing. a dome camera in the back of the vehicle that is looking down on the inside of the vehicle and the monitor up front can display this a panic strip running on the ceiling of the rear of the vehicle when pressed will start recording the inside rear of the vehicle i have a diagram of this which i can forward on what i need to know is what type of video splitter leads would i use and what type of 12volt five pin relay to use if it is not clear what i need i can send on the circuit diagram
 
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Video splitter doesn't seem to fit with what you are asking for and unlike audio it would need to be a powered device, not a cable.

They sell ready made switches like this that could probably be used as is or modified.
http://www.nextag.com/Startech-SVID...rices-html?nxtg=38e60a1c0528-3C40B8BC6B4F5DB4

Some potential roll your own relays
http://search.digikey.com/scripts/DkSearch/dksus.dll?Cat=1049448;keywords=relay

There are also various electronic switches w\that can be wired up.
 
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Thank you for reaching out for assistance with your DVR system setup for an ambulance. It is important to ensure that the system is set up properly to capture and record important footage for potential emergencies and incidents.

To begin, it would be helpful to have a clear understanding of the specific components and connections required for the system. I would recommend consulting with the manufacturer or a technical specialist to confirm the necessary equipment and wiring for your specific system.

In general, for the camera on the rear of the vehicle, you will need a video splitter that can split the signal to both the monitor up front and the DVR system for recording. The type of splitter and the number of leads needed will depend on the specific setup of your system.

For the panic strip, a 12-volt five pin relay should be sufficient to trigger the recording of the inside rear of the vehicle. Again, it would be helpful to consult with the manufacturer or a technical specialist to confirm the appropriate type of relay for your system.

I would also recommend testing the system thoroughly before putting it into service to ensure that all components are working properly and the footage is being recorded as intended. If you encounter any difficulties during setup or testing, do not hesitate to consult with a professional for assistance.

I hope this information helps you in setting up your DVR system for the ambulance. Please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or concerns. Best of luck with your setup.
 

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What is a DVR system and how does it work?

A DVR (Digital Video Recorder) system is a device that records and stores video footage from surveillance cameras. It works by converting analog video signals from the cameras into digital format, which can then be stored on a hard drive for playback and review.

What are the specific requirements for setting up a DVR system for an ambulance?

The specific requirements for setting up a DVR system for an ambulance can vary depending on the specific needs and regulations of the ambulance service. However, some common requirements may include a reliable power source, secure mounting for the DVR unit and cameras, and a way to transfer and store the recorded footage.

What type of cameras are best suited for an ambulance DVR system?

The best type of cameras for an ambulance DVR system are typically small, discreet, and have a wide field of view. This allows for easy installation and coverage of the entire ambulance interior without obstructing the view of the medical personnel.

Can the DVR system be remotely accessed for live viewing and data retrieval?

Yes, many modern DVR systems come with remote access capabilities, allowing for live viewing of the cameras and retrieval of recorded footage from a remote location. This can be useful for monitoring the ambulance in real-time or reviewing footage after an incident.

Are there any legal considerations for using a DVR system in an ambulance?

Yes, there may be legal considerations for using a DVR system in an ambulance, such as privacy laws and regulations. It is important to consult with legal counsel and follow all applicable laws and regulations when setting up and using a DVR system in an ambulance.

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