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  1. HI, Initially i set up basic motion detection for my front door camera and Hikvision system, with the standard selection of area and sensitivity settings etc, but i got tonnes of false alarms. Then i tried the VCA settings instead that are supposed to be better. Such as setting a medium size area, setting percentage of area at around 35% setting a dwell time of 1 second and setting sensitivity to very low at 10%. And even then, i got something like 80 x false alarms in one day, but only had 1 visitor to the front door. Has anyone else had these issues? What's causing the false alarms? Cheers
  2. Hi, I have an 8 channel 1080p Hikvision system, that is currently connected to my network and the internet. The DVR has it's own password and the stream is encrypted with an encryption key, so effectively 2 passwords are required to remote view using an App or another computer. My router also has a firewall/password and my computer has a good quality firewall and long password. However, i am still paranoid that other people might be able to remote view my feeds etc. Is there anything else that i can do to make my network / system secure? OR is what i have enough and i'm just being silly? Cheers
  3. Hi, I have a Hikvision Turbo 1080p DVR, which can export the feed via both a HDMI port and a VGA port at 1080p. I have two monitors connected to the DVR, one connected via a short 2m 1080p cable in the same room and one connected via a very long 15m VGA port. When i have the output of the DVR display set to 1080p, it works fine on the short HDMI connected monitor, but does not work on the long VGA connected monitor. But when i switch down the resolution to 1920 xx 1280, it works on both monitors. Hikvision say this is because the Graphics Unit of the DVR is not powerful enough to transmit 1080p over the long 15m cable. Are there any devices that i can buy that will take the 1080p VGA signal and boost it? I have already tried two VGA to RJ45 converter boxes, but this did not work. Thanks
  4. Hi, I have a 1080p Hikvisioon DVR, with two video ports, one HDMI and one VGA. I want to connect this DVR to two monitors. One int he same room via a short cable and one in a different room via a long 15m cable. However, the 1080p feed won't work using the 15m VGA cable connected to the 2nd monitor. But the 1st monitor connected via a short HDMI cable is working fine. I have been told this is because the GUI of the DVR is not powerful enough to support 1080p over a 15m cable, but is fine for shorter cables. Should i try swapping and buying a 15m HDMI and a short 2m VGA and see if this works? Or will i just have the same issue? If i lower the output resolution of the DVR to 1020x1200, it works fine for both monitors. But this partly defies the point of having 8 x 1080p cameras!! Are there any other solutions such as signal boosters etc? I have found things like this online, that use RJ45 cables to transport VGA signal over large distances: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/60m-VGA-to-RJ45-Signal-Extender-Over-Ethernet-Cable-Transmitter-and-Receiver-UK/311670171984?epid=20011370431&hash=item4890fd6950:g:2BwAAOSwsCFZptDd Cheers
  5. Hi, I currently have an 8 channel Hikvision Turbo DVR (DS-7208HQHI-K1) connected to 8 x 1080p AHD cameras. However, i have noticed that my DVR will also accept 2 x additional channels of IP cameras, so can actually support 10 x cameras total. I am considering buying this for my front door (DB-120A-IW): https://www.hikvision.com/uk/Products/Hiwatch/Doorbell/DB-120A-IW And i just wanted to double check whteher this will work with the IP channels on my DVR? Do i simply connect this wifi device to my Network Router and then to my DVR via an assigned IP? Lastly, once connected to my DVR, would this camera stay turned ON and record 24/7 like a normal camera? Thanks
  6. madmandare

    Hikvision 1080p VGA problem

    Does anyone have any ideas? As i have emailed Hikvision tech support and even they cannot figure out why this is happening. They say the VGA should work fine at 1080p and that my DVR supports 1080p for both the VGA and HDMI port. The VGA cable is 20 metres long, maybe a dodgy VGA cable? or as issue to do with it's length? Thanks
  7. Hi, I have a Hikvision 1080p DVR that I have connected to two monitors. One using the HDMI port and one using the VGA port. When I set the output of the DVR to 1080x1920 pixels, the monitor that is connected via VGA goes blank. But it works ok if I lower the resolution to 1024x1280. However I have read that VGA does support 1080p! And the Hikvision sure mentions 1080p VGA. And both monitors are also 1080p, If the VGA isn’t going to work with 1080p, is it possible to have two seperate output resolutions? 1080p for the HDMI and less for the VGA? Cheers
  8. madmandare

    Hikvision 1080p DVR problems

    Hi, Sorry I don't understand what you mean? My cameras are TVI cameras and the DVR can accept TVI. I can't see any TVI settings in the DVR Thanks Hi. You need to set the camera to the formate you want Set one up next to your dvr and use the control on the BNC cable coming out of the camera. Many thanks, i completely forgot that the cameras have those switches on them!!! I have got it working now at 1080p after adjusting the switch on one camera. Thanks for your help!
  9. madmandare

    Hikvision 1080p DVR problems

    Hi, Sorry I don't understand what you mean? My cameras are TVI cameras and the DVR can accept TVI. I can't see any TVI settings in the DVR Thanks
  10. Hi, I have 8 x of cctv global 1080p sony sensor AHD cameras. Which are here: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1080P-SONY-SENSOR-WHITE-HD-TVI-AHD-CVI-ANALOGUE-CCTV-DOME-CAMERA-2-8-12mm-30m-IR/122230799141?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 I have just bought a Hikvision DS-7208HQHI-K1 1080p DVR. Which is here: https://www.hikvision.com/en/Products/Digital-Video-Recorder/Turbo-HD-DVR/Turbo-HD-4.0/DS-7204/7208/7216HQHI-K1 However, when in the recoridngs paramters are, the DVR won't give me any options for 1080p. The highest resolution the DVR will give me in the drop down menu for each camera is WD1 (576 x 960). But according the the manual, there should be 1080p for all cameras. I'm also locked out (greyed out) of the quality settings and so they are stuck on Medium and i have noticed that the bandwidth is also stuck on a very low figure such as 800, but should be able to go as high as 6000. Also, looking at the live feeds on the main screen, they look nowhere near 1080p resolution. More like 960h. But they are deinfately proper 1080p cameras. Does anyone know what is going on? Thanks
  11. Hey, I've managed to get it working!! Thanks for all of your help. I'm the end I just found out my routers Public IP address and used that on the phone app, it then worked straight away even when just connected to 4G and with Wifi turned off. Unfortunately thought my routers public IP is dynamic and so will change from time to time and my ISP will not provide a static IP. But atleart it's working now, Thanks Marcus
  12. Hi there, Thanks for your replies. I have changed the DNS to, i have turned to forwarding to TCP/UDP also. I have also tested my port of 9101 on canyousee.org, and it's working. I have cable broadband, 60mb. Yes i am trying to connect to my local IP. How do i use my public IP via an app? Thanks
  13. Hi there, I have a new DVR and remote monitoring for my iphone. I have set everything up correctly such as IP, Default Gateway, Subnet Mask, DNS, Port etc and i have gone onto my Virgin Media Router and allowed Port Forwarding for the chosen IP and Port. Remote View works when my phone is connected to my home WIFI, however as soon as i dissable my WIFI or say go into the garden and try and access through outside WAN internet and 4G the remote view stops working. Here are two screen shots that show my current settings: The APP that i am using on my iphone is called "NVSIP". Any help or advice will be greatly appreciated, Marcus
  14. Sorry i missed out a piece of information. Obviously i dont think that the cctv would power the lcd. I have a splitter cable and i have split the power cable that connects to the cctv so that it will connect to both the cctv and the lcd (the cctv is working fine on this adapter, but the lcd is not). http://img.dxcdn.com/productimages/sku_112982_1.jpg Regards Marcus
  15. Hello there, I need help with something, and i was hoping that someone would be able to give me some advice. I am trying to connect one of my CCTV cameras with the standard Red and Yellow video and power connections to a 7" LCD monitor that is meant to be used in a car. The LCD has a yellow video input which easily connects to the yellow video output of the cctv, however i am having issues with the power connections. Here is a link to a the LCD monitor that i am using, including a diagram of the wires involved: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Portable-7-TFT-LCD-Digital-Color-Screen-Monitor-for-Car-Rear-View-CCTV-Camera-/120938005047?pt=UK_In_Car_Technology&hash=item1c28778237 I have a splitter cable and have split the 12v DC power cable running to the cctv, so that one goes to the cctv and one goes to the LCD (the cctv works fine with this), i have then striped off the end of the power connection from the lcd, to expose the red/black positive and negative cables, and there is also red/black positive and a negative cables for the LCD also. The LCD is 12v and 6w DC and the cctv is 12v DC also. I have connected red to red and black to black and the other way around and i just cannot get any power to the LCD. Does anyone have any ideas?, am i missing something completely, and this isn't going to work? Thanks for your help, Marcus