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Posts posted by tomcctv

  1. On 4/12/2021 at 8:56 PM, Electromatic said:

    I put the DVR on the network.  I can ping the DVR, but I can't view it in a browser.  It might be because the DVR is running Linux and I'm on a Windows machine.

    Hi. Windows can work with Linux 

    now that you can ping the dvr you will hit another problem .... all licences will have run out on dvr ...... so to get around this you would set your PC time and date to something like March 2003 then try again 

  2. 1 hour ago, JohnBrown said:

    Maybe would be better try to make custom software? Another popular mobile app among mobile app lovers is the calculator. It has become widely used in most apps since it can offer advanced monetary functions like conversion and subtraction. Some common apps that are made with this app development tool include currency converters, weather-based calculations, and international currency converters. 

    Yes that could be another option ...... take ops mind off his problem but at least he would have a calculator 


  3. Hi. Both systems have privacy masking but it’s not going to help in your situation 

    you would still be captured as lift areas can’t be masked it would prevent system from recording anything

    6 hours ago, xmyass said:

    visitors to the floor who are not meant to be there (they come as there is a great viewing area, but also can have mini parties/smoke drugs etc)

    Sounds like the camera would be a big benefit to you


    only other option is to put a paper bag over your head every time you leave your apartment 

  4. Hi. Yes 2001 to 2010 

    1 hour ago, Electromatic said:

    The DVRs and hard drives are encrypted; so one hard drive won't play in another DVR  I think the only way I can bypass the encryption is using Speco Player.

    Yes that is the same as any dvr once removed 


    but in your case you still have a good chance of getting the player off the dvr you have. 

    connect the dvr you have and install another hard drive (no need for cameras) .... go into settings on dvr and setup a local ip and port so as it’s on your network. 

    go to pc also on the same network and type the dvr ip into browser with port number

    some thing like this http//192.168.xx.xx/5000

    remember allow admin mode

    it will then give you options on download remote player. Load it onto your pc .... once loaded you no longer need the dvr

    next you will need to connect the hard drive you want to extract the footage from to your pc .... hard drive reader or something along those lines 

    min settings on the loaded remote software you will see source..... pick your drive

    i can’t remember how files are listed 

    there is one place you might find the disks but we’re are you located

  5. 2 hours ago, amrogers3 said:

    I would def trust Japanese equipment

    Hi. Mobotix is good equipment do a search on the forum and you will see many discussions... I listed equipment I install for an American hotel chain.  Problem is it has premium price which in reality cant be justified ..... even there own cameras a few years old can’t be connected to mobotix move nvr .... last few months they have discontinued 70% of there cameras. 

    just logged into mobotix for a quick price. 

    move nvr .......... $600

    Mobotix m73.......$780 each

    mobotix m16 ......$700 each

    so for around $3.720 plus cable plus fitting is high for a 4 camera system 


    a brand that has also been around a long time is TVT. It is China made and one of the best viewing apps on the market. It outdoes hikvision and dahua 


    good to see your doing your homework before you buy

  6. Hi mobotix is now known as Konica Minolta mobotix of Japan 

    3 hours ago, amrogers3 said:

    What's the best way to find a professional installer?

    I have just looked at installers in your area

    no one wants to tell you what equipment they use and some sites the price to buy only is stupid money. 

    but most look like hikvision or dahua 

    dahua by the way is lorex (Canada) and I would choose dahua over old hikvision

    i would look at using a local electrician and buying the equipment yourself 

  7. 8 hours ago, Maisy said:

    Hikvision CCTV equipment is commercial graded product and should be installed and maintained by a Hikvision recognised partner.

    Far from being commercial grade...... it’s the diy market hik targeted 

    hikvision uk are useless 


    Temp code for today Saturday the 10th



    DVRs are cheap ..... still use your existing cameras and buy something better than hikvision recorder DONY buy from gumtree 


  8. 29 minutes ago, RAMOSCAMMAN said:

    Hello, Im new to this and was wondering how I could display all my wireless analog cameras onto one screen? What would I need?

    Hi. This depends on what equipment you have. You mention wireless cameras ... do you have a recorder to go with it ?

    what make are your cameras

  9. Hi the ideal system for you because of your no light situation and your reason for your install would be a TIOC system 

    It will alert you on a screen or cellphone of any intruder around your home 

    TIOC (3 in 1 camera) has audio both ways .... it’s own floodlight built in and switches on with movement all of which can be controlled by your cell

    dahua or lorex usa make this system 

    call lorex for a price 




  10. 12 minutes ago, frisko7650 said:


    i want to recover it if is old...we don't have to throw everything away

    Your right you don’t have to throw it away

    use it as a paperweight or a doorstop 


    firmware is useless if the software has failed 

    It’s over 10 years old 

  11. Hi. Which recorder are you using ?

    onvif ...... means nothing it’s so easy to print onvif in the instruction manual 

    It needs Poe yet manufacturers call it a Wi-Fi camera ..... it’s a network camera 

    manufacturer can’t even give a true description 

    price range $55 to $75 for a 2mp 

    dahua 2mp camera $25 to $40