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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
    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.
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. 2 points
    Welcome Charlie! Billy in Tennessee here. I'm here to learn modern technology and software.
  6. 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
  7. 1 point
    The brown is for cnb in-line controller. Only altered the back light and dnr.... not worth the extra work if you send cnb a picture they will help
  8. 1 point
    I have been a lurker for a few months now, gaining the confidence to dabble in CCTV. Now its time to go to work Looking forward to learning from everyone and hopefully in due time sharing with everyone else
  9. 1 point
    Hi. You need to switch off your unit for more than 20 mins .......then try the default if that does not work enter username ........admin password ..........026464
  10. 1 point
    Hi nothing wrong with your camera .... it just means it’s been plugged into the nvr and it’s already been given a ip long way around ..... but I don’t understand why a switch when all is needed is two small patch leads for future testing and getting to know your network I would recommend you buy a cheap tester will save you a lot of time and effort and money and it lets you know what cable is we’re https://www.amazon.com/TRENDnet-Ethernet-Accurately-Configurations-TC-NT2-x/dp/B0000AZK08
  11. 1 point
    Also note that the HUH can also take more additional IP cameras if desired. So the long and short of it is that the HUH is the more capable recorder.
  12. 1 point
    First question: What are you trying to achieve? That will determine what kind of cameras you need and how many. Second question: Is there a particular reason you want an analog system, as opposed to IP cameras? Third question: What do you consider to be "average cost?"
  13. 1 point
    That is not necessarily critical. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to tell you how to build a watch so you'll understand what I'm telling you when I tell you the time Residential power in the U.S. is nearly invariably what's called "split phase." 240VAC (nominal) single-phase power from a center-tapped transformer arrives at your distribution (aka: "breaker") panel. One side of that goes to one side of the panel, the other to the other side. The breaker boxes are designed such that every other breaker on each side is on the same side of the split phase. Let's call them "L1" and "L2". (Because that's how they're actually labelled ;).) Between L1 or L2 and neutral is 120VAC. Between L1 and L2 is 240VAC. 120VAC breakers connect only to L1 or L2, and neutral is used for the "return." 240VAC breakers connect to both L1 and L2. (Either one could be said to be the supply or return. Supply/return really doesn't apply to L1/L2.) Where powerline Ethernet adaptors (and a lot of powerline home automation gear, such as X10) run into trouble is when one node is on L1/neutral and the other is on L2/neutral. The signals often don't make it across very well. With that, now, perhaps, you'll understand this: That your garage has or will have it's own breaker panel isn't quite as critical as which side of the split phase power each adaptor ends-up on. And, with this and my explanation of how a WiFi bridge might work for you, now perhaps you'll understand why I earlier wrote that either WiFi or powerline will work better, depending upon the particular site.
  14. 1 point
    Good article for you. https://us.dahuasecurity.com/2017/09/25/dahua-usa-launches-enhanced-poe-technology/
  15. 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.
  16. 1 point
    I am a cheap skate or a savvy buyer maybe. So I'll mention the cheap ones I have had but no 360 degree ones. Maybe you are after a DVR box type with IP Cameras but here is some information on cheap stand alone ones. All these you have to have patience and not mind mucking around with the a bit. I have been using the V380 ones for quite a while and been good. I could check the cameras from overseas on my IPhone. You actually search V380 to locate the cameras on sites. V380 Version I have had for years these well in the 720P version and this is an updated 1080P. They may now have QR code to set up but if not they can take a while to set up Sometimes you can do it in 2 minutes. That is set up with an IPhone etc. On my Geek IPhone app I have this exact camera for $22. This one is $35 so go searching. Occasionally EBay have them around $25. https://geek.wish.com/product/5a7518180e39882737375378?&hide_login_modal=true Digoo Name Brand Version. My daughter bought three Digoo BB-M1 IP cameras which look the same as the V380 ones. I set one up for her and it worked great but she moved it and could not get it going again. So I have the three Digoo IP cameras for a couple of months and only today I could not see anything on the Micro SD Card. I just rebooted it and all good again. To get the Digoo cameras going it was quick and easy as it had a QR code to scan. But there are features you have to set up the way you want them. Either record on movement or full time record plus other stuff which takes a while to understand. It is just what you have to do with any IP camera. I think there is a Version 2 - Digoo BB-M2 which would be a bit dearer. Yahoo I just found Version 2 for AU $28 https://www.banggood.com/Digoo-BB-M2-Mini-WiFi-Camera-USB-Wireless-IP-CAM-Home-Security-HD-720P-RTSP-PTZ-Audio-Onvif-p-1097872.html?cur_warehouse=CN I would say that is a good buy but check them out on youtube and review sites. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=digoo+m2 That should be good and worth buying one at least. I have paid $100 for ip cameras in the past and they have been useless. Pity I wasted that money on name brand cameras but these new ones were not around then. See what you think. Col
  17. 1 point
    There are a lot of forums and only you seem to have the problem. But now you have explained a bit more about your problem people can start to work it out. Which NVR are you using ? Who installed the hard drive What is your pre and post set at. On your schedule what alerts have you set. On your playback screen what colours show in time line.
  18. 1 point
    If eth interface comes up at least a very short period, then I am convinced the TFTP method should work. Connect the device to a 100MBit/s switch and set up a pc according to unbricking guide. Before doing the actual TFTP upgrade process, start wireshark on the pc and see it there is any tftp request from the device.
  19. 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 !
  20. 1 point
    Hacked twice Russia and from Argentina
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    The telnet command does not use the users / passwords that are used to access the gui. The telnet command only works with root / vizxv . -- Chris
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    Thanks for the reponses. Ran a cat5 cable across the ground today and sure enough it solved the problem! Twisted pairs ftw!
  24. 1 point
    I Seen this nasty mess today............. Oh wait a minute, this is my system
  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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