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  1. I figured I'd make a new post for this. It's nothing particulalry new and I certainly didn't invent this wheel! But I was taught how to do it and I want to pass it on to other people who have NVR's with built in POE. There IS a way to hit the cameras web pages directly, right through the NVR, with a laptop or netbook- or even a desktop if that's handy as well. You may never need to do this if you like what you see by default from your cameras. But if you ever need to get into their web service pages directly, this is a cool and easy way to do it. Do this- - Plug all cameras into the NVR POE ports and get them live, so they are assigned IP addresses by the NVR - Write all those addresses down, probably found in a remote device menu in the NVR - Preferably use a laptop or netbook and do this; - Go to your local area connection page - Click on properties - Double click on internet protocol [TCP/IP] - Change 'obtain an IP address automatically' to 'use the following IP address' - Put the subnet in for your cameras. Example, if they're all through like, plug in something not taken by any of the cameras, such as - Click in the subnet mask and it should automatically dump in I actually put in and it worked as well. But it'll auto dump in and you should be fine with that. - Click OK - If you haven't set your IE activeX for the laptop yet, now's the time to do it per your manufactures instructions - Plug the laptop into an open POE port on the NVR - Open an IE browser and type in any cameras address that you wrote down earlier, making sure that camera is plugged into the NVR as well - You should hit the cameras web page. Do the same for all of them- browse to their addresses. - Tweak anything you need right in the camera! Bonus- you see the live feed change per your tweaks on your laptop AND on the monitor hooked up to the NVR! - After all is done, unplug the laptop go back into the local area connection properties/internet protocal [TCP/IP] and check off 'obtain an address automatically' again. Done! Very slick indeed for POE NVR'S.
  2. Dahua dvr, a ptz on slow scan, a glass of brandy, and a snow storm. We topped out at 14" for this storm. Sometimes it's just nice to watch the day go by. ZlEUABwBwxE
  3. For quite some time my free host names have required me to manually update the hosts once a month. They sent reminder emails to update and I'd update from them- very easy. A couple months ago I stopped getting reminder emails from them and I was afraid I'd lose my hosts so I was logging in there and updating within 30 days. This month I forgot to do it and didn't get reminder emails either. When I logged in, to my surprise my hosts had been updated hundreds of times during the month, which explains why I no longer get reminder emails. This is just the way their free hosts worked a couple years ago, before they made you manually do it or lose it. Have they reverted back to actually being cool about it again and not bothering us free account users? My DVR's and NVR's are certainly capable of being the host updater and it looks like they're letting that work again! Is this so? I received no word about the change, if it is. I've been with no-ip for 4 years now.
  4. Hi shockwave been a long time. Yes November 2015 they upgraded long term verified accounts hope they keep it that way. Thanks for that info. Now I'm not sure what to think because a couple days after I wrote this posts AND having logged into my account and manually updated my hosts, I got a reminder email to update my host, lol! Goofy for sure. I'm just gonna see what happens in 30 days again. Who knows!
  5. For every five thieves that are deterred there's always one that isn't. In fact more and more it seems like cameras aren't really a deterrent at all. Most crooks know to cover up and hide their faces. And we who rely on cameras understand it's a crap shoot whether we get that single perfect frame for ID, given all the lighting and environmental challenges with outdoor cameras. But, if you do nothing you have no chance so install your ptz's. It can't hurt and may help you deter a lot of things you may never even realize. The only thing you have to lose is some free time maintaining them. Some look at that as being fun, some find it annoying. I have a love hate relationship with it all, lol. I prefer my systems just work without issue and I get annoyed when there are glitches. But once you have sight you can't go back. I feel blind if a camera is out and very much prefer them.
  6. Dash cams are digital systems- this is as good a forum as any I guess! This 'dumb as cotton' deer ran right out in front of me a few weeks back. This is why I put the camera in my car, to catch stuff like this, although I wish it didn't happen, that's for sure. Geico loved the footage! And so did I because it showed I had no chance and that I didn't just run it over for lack of paying attention. It was 2k in damage and 500 balloons out of my pocket for the deductible because this moronic animal chose that moment to do this. The thing went tumbling off the road. I never did see if it survived. It may have- I caught it in the hind legs. Broken legs usually spells eventual death for wild animals. If it did survive, do you think it learned it's lesson? Not hardly. One of the dumbest animals on the planet. I chalk it up to being very lucky though. A second earlier and that thing could have come right through my windshield and killed me, or totaled my car. Risk in driving is a numbers game- eventually your number comes up. O-yAhGO6Wfk
  7. shockwave199

    no ip.com

    The only account I have to manually update every 30 days is one that doesn't have a dvr inline at the moment doing the updating. My other active dvr updates the account no problem and I do not have to do that every 30 days manually. Dahua dvr's and nvr's act as the updater, as should a router if activated for no-ip. It's only accounts that do not get auto updated by your device that will need manual updating, as far as I can see.
  8. This, remember. A typical homeowner. It's not unlikely they'll have the monitor on top of the nvr...off most of the time. Don't lose sight of the small picture
  9. Yeah every time I see its been updated I cringe and hope nothing has been broken and bugs have been fixed for everyone who needs it. I still think overall it's a great app.
  10. On a similar note, gdmss HD lite got an update as well and the ptz controller is awesome. But it doesn't have push and not sure I want to spend another 10 bucks for the plus version. But it sure is good. Sorry to hear about continued ios trouble. Even in gdmss plus, I always click on the notification event and it puts me in the app for playback and always lists it.
  11. Nothing less than a 17" HDMI monitor. If you're installing an actual nvr, it's a certainty it won't support anything less than 17" anyway. A 19" is most common and would more than acceptable I'm sure. Just make sure it has HDMI for hookup. If they are good with a 21 or 22", rock on.
  12. shockwave199

    NVR Stopped Recording

    The nvr is still in TCP mode? Also even though the schedule is still in tact, are the channels actually armed for recording still? Can you search for playback files and they play? All else fails, maybe re-format one drive and see if it kicks back into recording? If it does, do the other one.
  13. Fan loudness is in the ears of the beholder. It's impossible to say what acceptable is for someone. I have the 4208-8p and the fan can be heard at what I consider normal for Dvr, nvr, and poe switches alike. It's nothing I would want to hear in my bedroom for sleeping. Other than that, it's impossible to say what constitutes loud. I believe the nvr having poe or not, they all have fans. Plan for it and install accordingly.
  14. The only time I ran into trouble like that with a qsee Dvr is when I didn't forward the ports exactly like they said in the manual. I chose to set the ports to 'both' as usual, meaning TCP and UDP. That caused a conflict in the router and I had to reboot it for Internet. Then I went back into the forwarded ports and did it exactly like the manual stated, just TCP, and all was good. Check that.
  15. Don't plan on the hiks playing nice on the dahua nvr. Mix and match doesn't work out well when you use nvr's. I'm forced to use ir cameras too. Even with exterior lighting, I just don't have enough picture to make those cameras work at night.
  16. Yes, TCP port. You can try to make day/night profiles for channels from the nvr too and see if that gets you anywhere. It may not, but maybe- worth a shot. The problem I have with profiles is that day light and darkness is ever changing throughout the days and months. I could set a time for darkness profile now and a month from now it will change. It only seems good for absolute darkness and daylight any time of year. Running closer to the edges has to be sacrificed I think. Those cameras have no IR and you're stuck with exterior light only to wake the image up at night- and you need a damn good amount of light too. No amount of shutter adjusting will work that out properly I don't think. The only good thing about those cameras is that you don't get spider webs on them at night. Plus I'm sure the image is first rate during the day.
  17. Does the nvr actually have a hard drive installed to record anything? Dahua IP camera motion detection can be finicky for sure. Some resort to just recording full time because of it, so nothing is at risk of being missed. Be sure to have your motion detection and recording schedule setup properly. As for profiles, I can't comment except to say I don't prefer them. Try and work in more exterior lights to your camera locations. Actual light helps cameras give better results, in general. Also, set the nvr NTP for the time of day and DST schedule. The nvr is usually the better option and it will time stamp all recordings appropriately. Take that task off of the cameras and have the nvr do it. Have the nvr show channel and/or date and time of day for display per channel. Also, look for a PM- I'll advise the best member for firmware updates. He's like, the guru as far as I've ever seen.
  18. If you haven't yet, you could disable push notification and then re-enable it, what they call 'subscribe'. It's just turning it off and then on again. But I think it's just a bug they need to work out. Hope it's quick for you.
  19. I've heard of a couple bugs with the idmss app. I tend to think this is a bug. When was the app last updated?
  20. Connected at the same time? If so, switch inputs on the monitor to see either the pc or the nvr.
  21. Saw this on the local news today. What are your opinions? http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/11/17/new-jersey-lawmakers-mull-private-surveillance-camera-registration-requirement/
  22. shockwave199

    prewiring for future system

    What's not to understand? If you use a poe nvr, the runs must all go to the nvr. I use a poe nvr. For me at home, the setup makes enough sense and the work around to hit the cameras web pages doesn't bother me. Plus, nvr's have fans and so does poe switches. That's double the fan noise, unless you get a couple four port fanless switches for an eight channel setup. It's what makes sense in any given setup, plus some user preference thrown in. For the op, a poe nvr does not make sense. I would only suggest that an attic with extreme temperature swings can be bad for certain gear, such as a poe switch. Be careful if your attic gets blazing hot.
  23. Heck, hackers are doing it as we speak. But I wouldn't offer to hand over the keys.
  24. shockwave199

    prewiring for future system

    I have eight premade 100' cat5e patch cables. Totally free and ready to go. It's really skinny cat5e cable too, like as garbage as premade analog spaghetti cable- like 28 or 26 gauge. But it was free and given that savings, I was gonna just use it to install my IP system. Until last week when I thought- haven't I learned anything about the benefits of quality cable? Is saving 145 or so bucks THAT much of a deal breaker that I should do all that work only to have possible streaming stutters or dropouts, problems pushing POE down a crappy run, or just the cable failing in a year or two? YES, I've learned that much, lol. So, I invested in good cat6 cable. It may be that your cat5e cable is good quality, in which case you'd be fine. But make sure it is. Cat6 is even better though. And definitely go with a megapixel system, IP.