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    Dahua IPC-HFW2100 vs IPC-HFW2100S

    Hi I suggest at least HFW-4200S, they are higher resolution and not much more expensive. HWF-2100 is OK for indoor with continous light. Not good for outdoor.
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    Outdoor POE Bullet Camera

    ------------- I agree. I have Dahua and Hikvision cameras and they are fine. It is not easy to set up the correct motion detection but once you done it it is OK
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    How do you adjust or point Dahua Camera's

    not trivial and depends on camera here is an example:
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    Dahua use night mode in color?

    create a Profile in the camera and force setting to B&W in night mode. works fine. I have HFW-4200S, 5200S types
  5. I have the same camera and it works fine using a DLINK DGS-1008P Poe switch. (4 PoE ports) Try pinging it (default IP is -but your net must be the same
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    Looking for a basic CCTV system

    hi depending on how much money you plan for this, I suggest a synology system and some Dahua or Hikvision cameras. However each camera license costs 50 USD (1 camera license is free with the synology). The NAS also has to be connected to an UPS and in a well secured place. And you need a reliable switch, which has PoE option. Cisco has some good type, but they are not cheap. Joe
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    Dahua firmware

    hi does the new hdw-3200 camera work with synology NAS? thanks Joe
  8. hi how do you know? where can i find a list where i can see which dahua is based on sony or aptina? Thanks Joe
  9. Hello I wonder if there is a subtopic here focusing on IP survaillanxce system using Synology NAS i have many questions first is about Dahua cameras and DS414 NAS and also using the 2 eth ports on the DS414 thanks Joe
  10. Hello.anyone has experience on Arecont IP cameras? I planned to buy vivotek but it cannot record long time as far as I read here. Now I am thinking Arecont 2155DN and 1355 Can these types record directly to a NAS/NVR? and can they record minutes, depending on space available and setting? thanks Joe
  11. i plan a separate switch as well, but the essence of a switch is that the traffic is only between the nodes, so the caemra traffic does not interfere with other traffics. In case of old HUBs yes, but switch, no.
  12. hello. we plan to install a CCTV system in our company, at least 8 cameras. I would like to know if we should use D-link or Vivotek cameras . however there are some restrictions or problems: 1. the whole camera system would be on a different subnet, so not directly connected to our LAN or internet (for traffic and security reasons). 2. Due to the extreme amount of data (8 cameras) i am thinking of a NAS system with 4 pieces of 3TB HDD in RAID 5 so 9 TB free space, on ethernet If needed, a 'server' would be installed with recording software and 2 ethernet cards, one is for this subnet, the other would be connected to the other LAN which we use for PC connection and to connect to the Internet. 2 cameras would be in a production area where no recording is needed but live feed and the manager wants to see an MMS or a pic sent to his phone by email whenever he wants. (ok maybe 1-2 frame/sec recording simultaneously, but this is not yet decided) The other cameras would record in case of motion in 1200x800/10 fps minimum resolution and frame rate, some cameras at critical points at 15fps and 1280x1024 . we would use the NAS and gigabit LAN. is it enough? we want to store 8-20 days of recording. My question: is it possible to set up such system and what are the best types for it, vibotek or dlink? is the above described solution possible with this config/cameras (MMS, email, etc). note: the production area cameras are not in motion detection mode, they make live feed and the transmit it to mobile phone or email only if requested (or record 1 pic/s onto a folder and this image is sent to mobile when requested-equally acceptable solution.) please let me know.thanks
  13. can it be connected to a mobile phone via USB? Anyway, if we can tunnel the port 5001 on the router to the NVR's IP address it may work on the internet as well. We use ssh this way.
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    Experience on Arecont cameras?

    hi thanks. according to their webpage: http://www.synology.com/support/camera.php?lang=us&brand_id=35 Arecont is supported, altough alarm recording is not supported. (i am not sure what it means) I am thinking of 2 Mp cameras, max 3 Mp, not higher. the plan is 1280x800/12fps when motion is detected. Jozsef
  15. Hi Suppose I have a vivotek FD8161 or higher end type vivotek camera and a Synology DS413 NAD/NVR The camera is set to motion detection when 1280x800/10 or12fps recording is set. Is there a limit of recording time other than the free space on the NAS? Suppose somebody is in 'motion' in the area of the camera for 10 minutes. will the camera record all 10 minutes in 1280x800/10fps if the NAS have the free space? can the camera set to record directly to the NAS without a server/management software continously running? if not, what type of camera u suggest for this purpose which works this way? Thanks Joe
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    limit of recorded time in vivotek cameras?

    ok, so let's try this way: if I set the motion detection recording not on the camera but on the surveillance system, like Synology DS413, in this case do I have this 1 sec off problem? see: http://www.synology.com/support/camera.php?lang=us&brand_id=29 in table: motion detection: By Camera, By Surveillance Station if I choose and set motion detection By Surveillance Station is that a solution?
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    Experience on Arecont cameras?

    then what does this mean? : http://www.synology.com/support/camera.php?lang=us&brand_id=35 it's hard to get a clear picture..
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    Experience on Arecont cameras?

    what about a NAS/NVR like synology DS413? also NVR 3804 iks also compatible with Arecont cameras: http://www.dahuasecurity.com/products/nvr3804-3808-3816-1.html does it mean arecont cameras can record direxctly to NVR3804 without an internediate server? (according to the link)
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    limit of recorded time in vivotek cameras?

    hi thanks for the info. well, to work directly to NAS is an advantage, but this kind of motion detection is just unacceptable. as far as I understand if a motion is detected , the camera records only 1 sec and then skips another sec? or it records continuously when motion is detected then if not, it stops and starts again but at least after only 1 sec of non-recording? I am thinking of Arecont cameras just because of this but as far as I know they cannot record directly to NAS...so I need a 'server' installed where the NAS is mounted.
  20. no. this means you run a client app on your smartphone that connects via internet to the nas. see the picture i posted above. the NAS would not be connected to the internet. that is the problem. it would be on a separate network, and even if it were connected to our LAn the LAN is protected by a PIX from the internet so external requests are not allowed. the only way now I see is to connect to our LAN via VPN and using a remote viewer to connect to a local PC which has 2 ethernet cards one is connected to the subnet and there to mount the NAS and to see it's content. what I want is to "call" the NAS (ring it) and when it received a call it sends a picture to the number it was rung from. is this possible?
  21. >this is easy with a smartphone - you just run a mobile client for your nvr is a synology DS413 NAS capable of that? and what you mean run a mobile client? install a 3G USB dongle?
  22. many thanks you seem experienced, i may turn to cisco switches. but 8 port is enough for only 7 cameras as 1 port is for the NAS. also some cameras are far so poe won't work on fiber optic.
  23. one more thing: one of the cameras are approx 250 m away so we have to use optical cabeling. does power over ethernet work on optical cables? we may need 1-2 more cameras which are far so optic cabeling is needed. so if poe only works on TP cables, poe switch is not much of a use for us.
  24. wow, thanks. it seems good, but how does it work? it's just a storage unit or more? to set the cameras to where and when to record i still need a PC and the management software. or it can be set on the cameras via the web interfcace and then i do not need a server? how can i see the live feed then? only camera by camera? if i want to see the feed of 3-4 cameras simultaneously i still need a server with management software, aren't i? many thanks
  25. hello. many thanks for the info. however some things are not clear. 1. what is the problem with dlink switch? we have them and no problem. earlier we had linksys swittch and it was a disaster, it turned out that the capacitors inside were liquid not solid based. cheap chinese generic capacitors. I heard that cisco has low quality of switches, linksys was also bought by cisco. 2. if we buy an sg300-10p unit as you suggested and we have 8 cameras and want 1-2 more, we are out of options. 3. we do not have problem to power the cameras separately, altough the solution you mentioned is better. but i do not want cisco swicth. 4. you misunderstood. we do not want motion detection emails. what we want is to see the picture of the camera from outside whenever we need to. so the camera (or server or nvr) only sends it if an OUTSIDE request is initiated by the user. is this possible? (without a PC only if i have a mobile phone with MMS capabilities). 5. what's your problem with vivotek and dlink cameras? what type do you suggest then? (minimum 1.3 mpixel)