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  1. tomcctv

    Remote viewing and recording.

    Please don’t buy anything else from that company ….. £500 ($590) for one camera and a budget nvr hilook ….. which is hik cheapest unit . Should of been no more than £150 with hard drive fitted also power assisted camera £100 …. Is just a powerline adapter…. Rip off
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    Remote viewing and recording.

    Hi Paul what is your budget and amount of cameras used also your location
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    Powerline CCTV.

    Something like this … but you will need a power supply for camera or use a Poe switch at camera end ( switch will power 4 cameras) https://www.amazon.co.uk/NETGEAR-PL1000-100UKS-Powerline-Ethernet-Homeplug/dp/B01BD9TFI4/ref=mp_s_a_1_3?crid=2U4QPD997NOCT&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.qvm_gQ5Qeh4zIWqKJzeCuHkCulZ3PqCLnHGXSA1Ehc3C5P-t_FIXo1YEHJWYqO8_r1BMyuf-31Jqkri7rAEfzIij5RuXp7-OGvTdGoMUSVedYV2xRuh7Ji_bZHnYdFGAnNMr_ksy3u78YupWNhEnuf-JwPdw65F8bYS-6Pz6lcshNyAHGaFGGdLIyfclX2pknuglHxzdz4YxcqTkBXp4rw.dbe8pGwa4i5i7AseQMVb4DnjrBA6-dUudpqvZU0EXVg&dib_tag=se&keywords=netgear+powerline+1000&qid=1712609155&sprefix=netegear+power%2Caps%2C93&sr=8-3
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    Powerline CCTV.

    Hi when an over priced company lies to you then it’s a hint they have no clue powerline adapters have been around for years and IS NOT NEW TECHNOLOGY by them just buy a set of netgear powerline adapters and you have the same and work on any iP camera and don’t buy anything from that company they have listed 1 cam 1 nvr for £1.200 ($1.800) that has to be the most expensive one cam system in the world and that’s not fitted
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    Recommendations for AI based NVR?

    Hi. As you can see from posts over 10 years ago I am not a fan of hikvision it’s always been clunky and out of date. where are you based ??? what functions of Ai are you looking at using with your system ? most Ai nvrs also need Ai comparable cameras so just swapping out your nvr is not going to help what is your budget ? I have been using TVT for over 8 years and I have not seen anything better as of yet and the Ai side works well and no extra costs
  6. Hi axis updated there app yesterday have you updated it yet
  7. Hi. One good system is the TVT … I have been using them for installs the last 6 years it also has one of the best apps available with full control over the system the only problem with that Swann system is the cameras won’t work on anything else how many cameras are you looking for and what type of property will be protected ?
  8. Hi this still depends if windows based of Linux based ……. Most Linux based DVRs only store the recorded data on the hard drive …… will still run without hard drive fitted but no storage
  9. Hi it depends on your DVRs operating system …. In your case it sounds like an old windows based …. In this case settings are stored on the hard drive…….. hard drive is split in two known as a partition… one part master (for settings and operating software……. And other part is storage (recordings ) usually found on geovision or avermedia
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    Use old Android phone

    Hi yes it’s possible… you will need to have a recorder which uses a app
  11. Hi can you give more information are boxes on conveyer belt how fast are they going are you placing the labels on why go cloud when a recorder is better
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    SuperLive plus

    Hi it depends how your setting it from app it’s under resolution adaptation but you can also set the app on the unit >system and tick app live self adaptation how old is your system ??
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    SuperLive plus

    Hi. Switch self adaptation off on your phone app …. Under local settings …… top left button. then go to a camera on your normal app screen …. At bottom you will see a square with a pic of an eye …. Click on that then click high definition then back to normal screen then again click the same box with eye in it and select super definition and that will then hold your settings other problems can be how your getting data to your recorder to router …. Is it direct cable or a Wi-Fi device
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    POE cameras

    Hi not all recorders or switches have POE so a 12v power supply can be used instead
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    Help with AXIS A8105-E

    Hi $40 it’s a good option …… keeps your camera recording to the SD card …. So also a good backup option while no power
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    Help with AXIS A8105-E

    Hi this will have nothing to do with vms many cameras that go to default are not the settings you need …. I am surprised for that money the axis has no battery backup i had a problem like yours on another brand of camera …… no volume or home save on a ptz depending on the time your camera is down a ups supply might be a better option for you and not for a lot of money this is similar to what I used https://powerwalker.com/product/10120450/
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    westshine nvr/dvr question

    Westshine don’t make recorders they only rebadge them xmeye or avtech they use 90% of them xmeye this is todays code …. Runs out at midnight case sensitive HCzyku9136
  18. Password reset changes at midnight u6d4z20 case sensitive but I guess you don’t have patience to wait for a reply
  19. Hi then it’s not compatible with your nvr it was first produced in 2012 I will PM you
  20. Hi …. I was up there last week ardrossan it looks like your using the old hik (2012) your new camera is not compatible as is out of the box ……. You will need to connecting to a computer and alter its settings out of the box it is h265 and 5mp you need to set to h264 and either 1080p or 720p for it to show on your nvr so in reality it’s pointless running a camera you have to downgrade the settings on is this for home or business use ?
  21. Hi can you check the nvr product number ??? does yours have a DVD hard drive fitted ? we’re are you based
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    Hi sorry took so long to get back yes your right about the powerline plugs …. On goes at camera end and the other plugs into nvr (they come in pairs) it saves time and money running cat5 everywere I’ll PM you some links
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    Hi Power line plugs are the quickest and cheapest way something like this https://www.argos.co.uk/product/6695749 also another benefit of having one of these at gates (if electric) you can open with your mobile or cars with built in gate openers like a Range Rover (a network adapter is needed ..£20 from Amazon) the viper is not a basic system but only one of a few systems in the uk which is NDAA compliant I will pm you details
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    Software to access NVR

    Cameras Poe …… can either be connected cat5 from camera direct to nvr (Poe) if nvr supports poe cat5 from camera to a Poe switch and either then connected to nvr via one cat5 from switch or connected to a router that nvr is also connected too your server port 8000 ……you need to change that to 5550 …. And also change it on your pc software configuration of nvr software
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    Hi. With power at gates you can use a normal iP camera and send the data down your existing power supply …. Which is much better than wireless York nice place I am in Chester I would start doing homework on a system called the viper …. Nvr and cameras best remote viewing app works with most cameras I have not had a system fail yet