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  1. Hi. Yes it’s simple and has a few ways of doing it. 

    first way has no cost ..... most nvr remote software has the ptz control built in for all devices windows / Mac / iOS / Android 


    option 2 is install a nvr of same make in his home and call all cameras to that. this option also gives your customer a off site backup recording giving his system a bit more security

  2. Hi. Two problems stand out from the start. First is your cat cable 

    stranded cat6 should not be used for that distance only for patch or locations that may have movement...... also you can’t clip stranded cat6

    other is power cable over that distance

    0.75 or 1mm would be better


    how many cameras do you have on each cat6 

  3. Hi. With a budget of £500 going the Poe switch option and your cabling your budget is not much. 

    how many cameras do you think you need 

    4 in 1 shed and 2 in the other ?


    an nvr is now only the size of small dvd player a box would only be a few £s to house it in. 

    you can buy cheaper options from eBay or amazon ..... but you need to look at how the audio is configured some need wired mics back to nvr some the cameras don’t have built in microphones so that’s an extra cost

  4. Hi. Cable from house to shed will limit your data from cameras (running all data from switch back to nvr on one cable)

    install nvr in shed and run your network cable from house to nvr in shed. 
    this will save you a lot of money as no switches are needed and you won’t be limited to resolution of cameras

  5. Superlive plus is one of the best apps at the moment

    fast HD with audio and full control of nvr from mobile/pad and pc

    what will be your cable distance 

    house> nvr > cameras

    we’re are you located

  6. Hi. We’re are you located and what is your budget. 

    360 camera might be best for your barn areas plus it would keep the cost down for your remote location barn as they are very low power use. 

    your nvr would be located on the house which would give you view of all cameras

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  7. 3 hours ago, Opeth said:

    Wow. North Cyprus is occupied by Turkey. How about the baluns? Can you tell me a good quality video power balun to change them? Maybe are them the problem

    Hi. Baluns or ground loop devices will not help you. 
    you can’t alter ntsc format cameras 

    you are fortunate that you can change the format on your recorder for each format ... not all dvrs give you that option


    Larnaca.  North old Cyprus 

  8. 17 hours ago, Opeth said:

    Can you explain why when i change some of them from pal to ntsc all shows perfectly clear? Without any ground loop isolators?

    Hi. Forget about ground loop that would not fix pal/ntsc format problems ..... and ground loop is not a problem with HD anyway


    noth Cyrus is going to be our location 

  9. 5 hours ago, Opeth said:

    Yes i know that in my country is pal . My dvr is running pal but why some cameras in format pal has waves in it and wgen i change it to ntsc shows perfectly clear?

    Is anything else go wrong with my installation?

    Not only do cameras have switchable pal ntsc in there menu dvr also has the option on each channel they need to match



    so if your having to run some cameras NTSC then regional setting on that channel is set to NTSC

  10. 4 hours ago, Opeth said:

    From 12 cameras 5 have these waves. The only solution i found is that i change the format from pal to ntsc. This stopped the waves but i dont know why. Can anyobe explain this?

    Hi. Some countries have different broadcasting formats also different hertz


    your in Cyprus which is PAL system and is also same for rest of Europe 


    PAL NTSC and SECAM are also know as regional formats


    PAL Europe 

    NTSC is America 

    SECAM is Russia China India but also use PAL but secam and pal cant be used on same system. 

    always buy PAL for your region or at least a system that can be switched.  Always check when buying. 
    we will have a outlet in Cyprus soon. 

  11. Hi. Dead pixels would not show like that and is something that does not happen. Having 11 cameras out of 15 is also a indication that it’s not dead pixels 


    there is only two reasons to have images like yours and it’s an easy fix

    first one is a common fault when you remove and install a system .... and I’m 95% this is your problem

    on standard analog you also have on each camera a regional setting.    NTCS or PAL

    You will see these settings under camera settings 

    NTCS = America 

    PAL = Uk/ Europe 


    second is in image settings which is called either Denoise or wide dynamic 

    both of which if set to high will give you the same image as yours .... but unlikely to be on a analog system

  12. 2 hours ago, harsha500 said:

    Hello Please see this article and check. https://www.cctvtechforum.com/cctv-camera-flickering-problem/


    why redirect from this forum to your own

    and then your fix on your forum is the biggest load of crap


    some of your quotes ......


    CAUSE: Another thing you can do to find out the cause of the security camera image flickering is to disconnect the coax at the camera output. Check if the flickering still continues.




     1.CAUSE: The first thing that you will need to check is whether the video input to the monitor a loop through with a video output to drive for example video tape recorder.


    video tape recorder  ????  Your 20 years behind  




    And you want people to pay you with PayPal 

    Reading your forum is like reading a joke book

  13. Hi. That’s your router giving it the pv4 IP address 169.254.-.-

    you need to connect to the camera direct

    on your pc but you need to disconnect your pc from the internet and set the network properties to same as ip camera. 

    open the network and share program on your pc then click local area connection. 
    on pop up window click properties then select internet protocol 


    click.......use the following up address

    From the ip you have posted you need to enter these settings on your internet protocol page. 

    IP address———

    subnet mask ———-

    default gateway ————


    preferred DNS ———-

    once this is done enter your iP cameras address into your browser

    camera user is admin 

    password is 123456


    what nvr have you replaced it with ?

  14. Cyprus nice. 
    been asked to supply a outlet there a few times. 

    your right HD analog is limited over cat5. Once over 4mp coax is better for distance. 
    done HD analog over half mile with no problems 

    when looking at 4K analog always pick 4 in 1 cameras and 5 in 1 recorders ..... this gives you the option to use all formats 

  15. 2 hours ago, Opeth said:

    All cables localy are cca. Ccs condactor and cca braid. Why this is important? Because it is very expensive to get it from usa or anywhere esle outsife europe. I mean the delivery cost and taxes import

    We’re are you based ?

    your best option is to use your existing cable 

    HD analog has less problems than old analog over cca cable

    try using your existing cable first before having another experience you might not need 

  16. Hi. 
    I would look at a hybrid system  you can still use your existing cameras plus upgrade and add in time. 
    avermedia cards and the pc software are no longer supported 

    but just by using a hybrid your existing cameras will also give you a better image. Avermedia cards limited your cameras. 

    wireless systems are not a good idea and don’t last. A hybrid system will also allow you to use ip cameras ........ you don’t need to get cables to them you just need a power supply at the location and that allows you to send the video down existing power cable

    hybrids are cheap now and allows you to use up to 5mp 

  17. Hi. Most recorders are sold as 4 - 8 - 16 - 32

    reading both specs they are only 8way recorders. 

    also there is a little difference between both models you have listed  ..... size of mp cameras you can use and the other difference is notifications.  Avtech have two types of push notification..... push video and push alert. One sends notification without video the other sends video ........ which is a bit out of date to other manufacturers NVRs

    i am not a fan of a 3rd party involvement in a cctv system ...... using a cloud service in another country and the last few years it has not been good for avtech 


    your moving up from a analog to HD mp cameras 

    is your old system on coax or cat5 ?

    have you looked at any other make and also HD analog 

  18. Hi. Selling you discontinued cameras is a bad start. 

    as for £2000 cost ... that would depend on the camera install .... distance of new cable and how installed ie conduit or groundwork. 

    is this a private school ???? Your right local authority schools would not have that expense. 

    as far as avigilon..... it is not a plug and play system and you will find that your system will have a system manager either school IT or school has a contract with the install company. either way the manager is the only person who can add cameras. 

    yes avigilon system can run other makes of cameras cheaper than your Panasonic...... I don’t know what licence costs you have but I would ask the question why your install company is not using avigilon cameras....... there same price as your Panasonic But better and no charge for licence