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  1. 3 points
    That is not a 360 camera. And if you think that cheap crap is better than IP for $100 then your wrong. table top cameras are pointless. People need to think and reaserch what they need. table top cameras can not see who comes to your door.... Can't detected any damage to cars outside......can not see if damage don't to gardens of home exterior and that table top camera for $28. What about in home privacy. Why have a camera in your home living room that footage and sound goes off to a 3rd party could be 100s of strangers watching you in your own home day and night so is $28 home security .....NO. STAY AWAY FROM CHEAP GEEK CRAP
  2. 2 points
    Hi I would keep testing simple ...remove camera and plug it into another location ..... if this is just a camera swap to start with it could just be the camera faulty are you using standard analog analog or HD ...... and have you got the right region camera PAL / NTCS
  3. 2 points
    Sorry just read your post again and seen Coax in the title. Check the termination switch/setting on the DVR if there is one! Using a voltmeter set to Ohms go to the camera and check the resistance of the coax cable as it goes back to the DVR, it should read 75 ohms plus the resistance of the cable so probably about 80 - 100 ohms depending on the cable length/quality. If you are reading in the M ohms range then the cable is un-terminated, or has possibly been damaged, next go to the DVR and remove the camera signal lead and measure the resistance of the video input this should be 75 ohms.
  4. 2 points
    Welcome Charlie! Billy in Tennessee here. I'm here to learn modern technology and software.
  5. 2 points
    Hi. No don’t update Remove your no ip account Your using the Apollo ... good system Delete your no ip and follow the link I have sent to your PM Much more secure and protected
  6. 1 point
    I've wanted to make this list for a while, and hopefully it will help answer some simple questions or guide newcomers on their IP video quest. Feel free to add, change, or refine this! Most Popular Camera Manufactures (on this forum): ACTi (http://www.acti.com) - Midrange camera - good price - free software. Avtech (http://www.avtech.com.tw) - Has good 'push' support for events to mobile devices. Avigilon (http://www.avigilon.com) - Similar to Axis cost - must buy through dealer - good software/support. Axis (http://www.axis.com) - Popular choice - higher end cameras get expensive - easy to find online for sale - free + paid software options. Dahua (http://www.dahuasecurity.com‎) - Re-branded as Q-See - low price - difficult to find updates/support. Geovision (http://www.geovision.com.tw‎) - Midrange - have some LPR cameras. Grandstream (http://www.grandstream.com) - Low cost - have some unique features. Hikvision (http://www.hikvision.com‎) - Becoming more popular - re-branded as Lorex/Swann systems from Costco. IQinVision (http://www.iqeye.com) Midrange pricing. Mobotix (http://www.mobotix.com) - Cameras made in Germany - reliable but expensive - no moving parts to fail in their cameras. Vivotek (http://www.vivotek.com) - Midrange pricing. Other Camera Manufactures: Arecont (http://www.arecontvision.com/‎) Brickcom (http://www.brickcom.com/) Bosch (http://www.boschsecurity.us/en-us/ProductInformation/Cameras/NetworkCameras/) Canon (http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/professional/products/security_video_solutions/network_cameras) GE (Unknown Website Address) Honeywell (http://www.honeywellvideo.com/products/cameras/ip/index.html) JVC (http://pro.jvc.com/prof/attributes/category.jsp?productId=PRO5.2) Panasonic (http://www.panasonic.com/business/psna/products-surveillance-monitoring/index.aspx) Pelco (http://www.pelco.com/sites/global/en/home.page) Samsung (https://www.samsung-security.com/) Sony (http://pro.sony.com/bbsc/ssr/mkt-security/) Toshiba (http://www.toshibasecurity.com/) IR Illuminators: Raytec (http://www.rayteccctv.com/) Axton (http://www.axtontech.com/) Iluminar (http://www.iluminarinc.com/) +Other Generic Brands Accessories: PoE Switch (Unmanaged, or Managed which allows remote powering on/off of specific ports) (TRENDnet, Netgear, D-Link, Cisco, Axis, etc.) Ethernet Cable (Regular/Burial Grade) Lenses (C/CS/S/D Mounts) IR Illuminators (Discussed Above) Enclosures (Pelco, Videolarm, Axis, Generic Brand, etc.) PIR Sensor (Optex, Bosch, etc) UPS Battery Backup System Popular Places To Buy: [Redacted - do a search on the forum for general ideas ] Video Recording Software: ACTi VMS (Free) - Only supports ACTi Cameras. Avigilon (Per channel: Core ~$100, Standard ~$200, Enterprise ~$350) - Purchase through authorized dealers. Axis Camera Companion (Free) - Only supports certain (newer) Axis Cameras. 16 cameras max. Axis Camera Station (~$90/license) Axxon Next (Free for 16 channels) (http://www.axxonsoft.com/products/axxon_next/) BlueIris ($29.95 - $49.95) (http://blueirissoftware.com/) - Supports a large variety of network cameras. exacqVision ($50 - $150/license + $25 yearly for optional updates) Genetec (Expensive) Geovision (Free) Luxriot ($99 - $1000+) Milestone XProtect (Free - $1000+) Mobotix Control Center (Free) - Supports other cameras for viewing. May be able to record with MXServer. OnSSI (Unknown) Vitamin D (Free/$49/$199) (http://www.vitamindinc.com/index.php) - PC + Mac Compatible Zoneminder (Free) - Open source Linux software. ...Etc, Most Manufactures Provide Their Own Software. Network Video Recorders (NVR's)/NAS Stations: Synology (1 License Included - ~$50 /per additional license) Dahua QNAP Luxriot NUUO Hikvision iPhone Viewing Apps: Netcam Viewer (Free/$5.99) (http://bit.ly/18UfXMs) Live Cams Pro ($1.99) (http://bit.ly/19RAleQ) QCamPro ($7.99) (http://bit.ly/14iCWxR) Official Mobotix (Free) (http://bit.ly/15XNtmo) IP Cam Viewer Pro ($3.99) (http://bit.ly/10QAwYn) Dahua iDMSS Lite (Free) (http://bit.ly/110ZjmV) Dahua iDMSS Plus ($4.99) (http://bit.ly/12FyWpw) +Specific Manufacturer's Apps (Q-See, Hikvision, etc) (Search Manually) - Typically better integrated then 3rd party apps. Android Viewing Apps: IP Cam Viewer Pro ($3.99) (http://bit.ly/TG6OyB) Dahua gDMSS Lite (Free) (http://bit.ly/12zjvAs) Dahua gDMSS Plus ($5.00) (http://bit.ly/12FzfAA) +Specific Manufacturer's Apps (Q-See, Hikvision, etc) (Search Manually) - Typically better integrated then 3rd party apps. Review Sites/Sample Videos: Network Camera Critic (http://www.networkcameracritic.com/) Mateusz CCTVnerd (http://www.youtube.com/user/mateuszfen) Megapixel Cameras - Images and Demos (viewtopic.php?f=19&t=11322) Plazor (http://www.plazor.com) Axis YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/AxisCommunications) Avigilon YouTube Channel (http://www.youtube.com/user/Avigilon) MXInstaller (http://www.mxinstaller.com/) Companies That Rebrand/Resell: Swann (Rebrands Hikvision Equipment) Lorex (Rebrands Hikvision Equipment) Q-See (Rebrands Dahua Equipment) Toshiba (Appears To Rebrand Vivotek) Cisco (Sometimes Rebrands Pelco) Other Helpful Links: CCTV Lens Calculator (http://www.jvsg.com/online/#) Identification And Recognition Guide (http://www.axis.com/academy/identification/index.htm) - Make sure you have the correct resolution for your application. Security Today - IP Cameras (http://security-today.com/directory/list/ip-video.aspx) CCTV Frame Rates Comparison ( ) - Recordings don't necessarily have to be 30fps for desired results. IP Video 101 Training (http://ipvm.com/report/ip_video_training_course_101) Live Demo Cameras: Mobotix Cameras (http://www.mobotix.ro/live-ro-p-3.html) or (http://comsurv.com/live-video-cameras/) Axis Cameras (http://www.axis.com/camerademo/) or (http://ipcameralive.com/) Mixture (http://camelive.info) Terminology: CBR: "Constant bit rate [encoding] means that the rate at which a codec's output data should be consumed is constant." (i.e. the amount of data flowing from camera to user/nvr is always constant - even during movement or lack thereof. [See also VBR]) DSD: (http://www.dsdcctv.com/) DVR: "a consumer electronics device or application software that records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card or other local or networked mass storage device." Edge Recording: "The concept of taking audio/video from a camera, and storing it at the edge of the Ethernet network instead of transporting it across the network to a centralized recording facility such as a Network Video Recorder." (Most cameras have this ability now.) IR/IR Illuminator: LED's (often a separate device) which provide illumination for cameras in near to total darkness. The light produced cannot be seen by the human eye. The camera must be sensitive to IR for this to be useful (some cameras have 'fixed' IR cut filters). 'White light' illuminators are also available. These produce light visible to the human eye and to a camera with or without an IR cut filter. LPR/ANPR/AVI/CPR/LAPI: "A mass surveillance method that uses optical character recognition on images to read vehicle registration plates." NAS: Basically a box filled with hard drives for storage of data. Some cameras have the ability to record directly to these networked boxes without the need for an always on or dedicated computer. NVR: "A software program that records video in a digital format to a disk drive, USB flash drive, SD memory card or other mass storage device." ONVIF: "Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) is a global and open industry forum with the goal to facilitate the development and use of a global open standard for the interface of physical IP-based security products." PIR: Passive Infrared "is an electronic sensor that measures infrared (IR) light radiating from objects in its field of view. They are most often used in PIR-based motion detectors." PoE: "A system to safely pass electrical power, along with data, on Ethernet cabling." UPS: "uninterruptible power supply...is an electrical apparatus that provides emergency power to a load when the input power source, typically mains power, fails." VBR: "Variable bit rate files vary the amount of output data per time segment." (i.e. Less data during still scenes, more data during high movement periods.) WDR: "'Wide dynamic range' describes an attribute of an imaging system which can capture greater scene details from shadows to highlights than normal." Commonly Asked Questions: Q: "Which brand or manufacturer should I buy?" A: Each brand has its strengths and weakness, whether it be price, size, low light capabilities, resolution, frame rate, support, software, compatibility, etc. There really isn't one magical brand or camera. Each security scenario is different and requires a unique solution. Q: "Where can I buy an IP HD PTZ Outdoor Camera for $200?" A: Probably not going to happen. PTZ cameras are expensive because of all the motors, belts, gears, and such. Perhaps instead consider using several fixed multi-megapixel HD cameras instead for coverage. Q: "How do I embed/add video from a camera to a website?" A: See: http://www.networkcameracritic.com/?p=1290 or http://bit.ly/10rC8WV Q: "How do I view my cameras on my TV/Monitor? A: Consider using an Android powered HDMI dongle. These mini computers are powerful and compact enough to be attached to a TV or monitor for camera viewing using an Android app. Also see: http://www.networkcameracritic.com/?p=1049 Q: "Should I buy a Foscam?" A: These cameras are not typically discussed here because of their poor reliability and feature set. They are often cloned and copied making firmware updates and support hard to come by. So in short, probably not. However if you are just starting with IP cameras, many members have since upgraded from these over time to bigger and better. Q: "How do I view my camera(s) from the internet?" A: You need to setup your router for port forwarding. Here are several guides to assist you. See: http://www.networkcameracritic.com/?p=124 or http://bit.ly/184DTvf Q: "What shutter speed should I use during low light/night?" A: "Typically 1/30 of a second is as low as you would want to have it set. Any longer and moving objects will be blurry making the footage less then useful. Q: "Should I use a wireless camera for my application?" A: Wifi signals, especially at long distances, can drop or become unreliable. They also become targets of hacking "resulting in free access to your personal cameras (EXTREMLY DANGEROUS) or blocked cameras, ones that will not record anything." It is best to use a hardwired connection via cable for installations. PoE installation can supply signal and power over one cable for easy installation. If a cable is not an option consider using a dedicated wifi access point, like the type made by Ubiquiti Networks.
  7. 1 point
    I have a Checkpoint Clarity Concept PTZ controller, and when I reset the device it says "initializing", but then the following pops up: "MENU Error - Call Service". Is there anyway I could fix this issue myself without calling for service? I've tried using a different data cable, but that didn't help anything.
  8. 1 point
    Hi. John good to see you are doing homework. Out of your 4 links only one is value for money. .... 2 of them would be just wasting money your first link ..... cameras don’t match the nvr ....... no point them selling 3mp cameras with a 4K nvr ..... pointless. The reo ..... you can only use there cameras on there system ..... which is useless if you want to upgrade there system the Samsung is old stock and are dome cameras and only 2mp ..... no one uses dome cameras because of bad images with sun and IR reflection on dome ...... also bad remote apps your best link is the Lorex. ....... your first link and the lorex link are infact the same operating system ....... both are dahua .... both are the same specs both use the same apps yet the lorex is $1000 cheaper. Mans it has better cameras and offers full cloud which you don’t get in your first link. The reason why it’s better and cheaper is lorex is 100% owned by dahua and it will also take 8mp cameras so no need to upgrade for a few years.
  9. 1 point
    Nonsense. The original diagram is just fine. There will be no difference. This is basic networking.
  10. 1 point
    You are welcome.Avalonthas
  11. 1 point
    Hi. Sorry I ment icon ...... On first setup it would of asked if you wanted a shortcut icon placed on desktop but glad it works for you ..... I would recommend you delete everything to do with CMS.exe.
  12. 1 point
    Event Overview: This is the BIG one; plus it's in VEGAS!! The International Security Conference & Exposition (ISC West) is the largest event in the U.S. for the physical security industry, covering access control, alarms and monitoring, biometrics, IP security, video surveillance/CCTV, networked security products and more. ISC west brings together over 30,000 security professionals from all over the world to meet, source new products, network and conduct business. www.iscwest.com
  13. 1 point
    hd908 seems too relaxed to be boogerman/fenderman.
  14. 1 point
    I'm sorry, alpalp, but I do not have a recommendation for you. Some of the more experienced guys here I'm certain might have. A lot of people like BI. Maybe it's great. But I don't trust MS-Windows any further than I can spit, so I'll never know. If one of the Linux flavours is your thing, possibly Blue Cherry DVR? I may give that a go if things don't work out with Synology.
  15. 1 point
    We’re are you located dvr or nvr they are both standalone under staires ...... is this like a open plan some recorders give off a little noise so something to think about
  16. 1 point
    Hi, I uploaded to the most recent version I could find, I managed to upload directly and didn't need any intermidiate firmware. Sorry I don't remember which site I downlaoded from.
  17. 1 point
    Hello all. I'm an electronics tech looking for a video recording system to order either as an all in one system or piecing together the right components to make my own. I wanted to introduce myself since I'm new here and was doing some research for a system for our research dept. I'm looking to present 3 options: a barebone system, something in the middle, and a high end system. As far as the system goes, I am looking for the following: At least 4 Cameras High Resolution Great Zoom (Cameras will be mounted on top of a mast from as far as 10' or closer, but need to be able to have really good focus) One with a HDD The ability to network the system for remote access Durability (It's going to reside in an industrial environment) Remote focusing would be a plus Thanks for any help or routing me in the right direction.
  18. 1 point
    Well that’s your problem........RTSP stream. Why are you messing around with VCL also no camera functions with zoneminder also running at wrong compression. its easy to blame the product....than to set it up right. and to give you a hint on not setup your images are nothing like 2mp never mind 8mp
  19. 1 point
    Franky, Im sorry about your dog that is awful. Hikvision Darkfighter and Dahua Starlight cameras provide really good low light performance, watch some youtube videos on them. As far as resolution I would buy the highest you can afford. Good Luck! Louis
  20. 1 point
    Hi. Your budget is a big problem $100 for recorder and cameras. Can't be done. just look at the price of a hard drive and most of your budget has gone. either buy cheap junk fro eBay and waste your $100 or build a system each month by adding to it. I would start of with buying a NVR and each month by a camera
  21. 1 point
    Hi, I have a Dahua PTZ SD52C225U-HNI, after ptz bin upgrade ..dead and no ethernet.I tried to unbrick by tftp but lan go up just 1 second. Can you suggest unbrick by serial rs232 or sd card ? I can't use tftp. I have uboot working by rs232 Thanks !
  22. 1 point
    Hi all, based on the fantastic information in this topic i was able to setup my devices nearly perfectly. Setup is a VTO2000a, VTH1550, Fritzbox with Fritzphone and some LinPhone clients. What works: 1) Call with Audio and Video from VTO to VTH per Ring-Button. It works before accept the Call at the VTH and after that. Only for a short time the Video is gone, when the VTH switch from Monitoring to SIP-Video. 2) Call from VTO to SIP-Clients - LinPhone. With Audio and Video. 3) Call from VTO to FritzPhone with Snapshot. I still have some small issues and hopefully you have an idea how to solve it 1) If i try to combine to combine the 3 reciever (VTH, LinPhone and FritzBox), VTH doesn't work as expected. VTH, LinPhone and Fritzbox are ringing. It works before accept the Call at the VTH but the Video is gone, when the VTH switch from Monitoring to SIP-Video. If i just ring the VTH everything works fine. Tried it with "exten => 9901,n,Dial(SIP/6002&SIP/8002,30) ; 6002 LinPhone, 8002 VTH" and with FollowMe. Unfortunately same result in both cases. If i just ring the VTH (9901,n,Dial(SIP/8002,30)) everything works fine. Any idea, what could be the reason? 2) Doesn't get the correct time set on the VTH1550 (2h delay) It seems to be the timezone. If i use the VTO internal SIP server time is corrected directly. If i set the time via the config tool, time is ok for approx. 1 min How can i change the time setting of the VTH, if i don't use the VTO internal SIP server? Cheers Alex
  23. 1 point
    Boogieman, this is Dahua , not Hikvision! I suggest upgrading firmware to the latest version, setting strong passwords (mix uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers and special characters) and changing ports. Works on Hikvision, hope it works on Dahua too. This happens on systems running with default passwords and ports, no special backdoor needed. Newer versions of Hikvision firmwares do not allow simple passwords, and that's it.
  24. 1 point
    Hi. We do a lot of pos and gilbarco systems ( both pos and pump management) You will find it much easier to use the existing internal network to capture the text. Each cash register is already sending the text data back to back office ( as stock control) which is still to much info for using as text overlay but if you go on the back office PC and do IP config and search pos term all cash registers will show ... Write down each IP address it will show for each. Then go to management service on the pos back office then network and look for port out ..... Look at each IP you written down and look for port 5551 ( cash register1) 5552 ( cash register2) This will give you the same text as recept to customer and these are the IP and address you should use on each camera on your hik NVR Also on gilbarco pump management it has alarm outputs which can be sent to a PTZ camera .... When pump 1 is started PTZ will turn to is or pump 4 .... Capture every pump which starts and this will also show on transaction ( if pump start is on registers)
  25. 1 point
    Well I need to know the model number from the DVR to see if you can use it or if you will need to replace all of your DVRs with a unit that can support dual recording or remote backup.
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