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  1. I work for a manufacturing company and I just got the green light to start a revamp of the old camera system to something else. We have multiple buildings, but they are all attached to each other. Currently they want me to focus on outdoor cameras to make sure the cars in the parking lot are save as well as shipping/receiving. I need to setup about 16 cameras on the outside of the buildings to cover everything I want to cover. Our current system is some old ebay cameras with the bnc connector all run back to a single computer with a couple of multiple terabyte hard drives. It works, however all of the cameras have poor resolution so they are pretty much useless. When something happens and we go back to tape, we cant really see WHAT happened, but we can see who was involved and then investigate further. Kinda annoying. So I am looking for some guidance. My current idea is to get 8 cameras on one half of the building and wire them into a switch, which is connected to an NVR. Then get another 8 cameras on the other half of the building and wire them into another NVR. Then have a single piece of software to marry the 2 nvr's together to pull up historical footage. I would like to use at least 1MP cameras and have 60 days of old footage. Here is what I am thinking.... NVR. Something like this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=9SIA7092CR9116&cm_re=dlink_nas-_-14P-001C-00016-_-Product Pop in (6) 6TB drives. Cameras, I was thinkin something like this.. http://www.amazon.com/Axis-0536-001-Communications-Vandal-Resistant-Outdoor-Ready/dp/B00E3T89WA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1438832476&sr=8-2&keywords=axis+outdoor Switch was something like this... http://www.amazon.com/D-Link-DGS-1210-10P-Web-Smart-Switch/dp/B00YBRCTT8/ref=sr_1_12?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1438832533&sr=1-12&keywords=poe+smart+switch+dlink Do this setup 2 times and I can get all the cameras I need and plenty of storage for about 12K. Next would be how do I setup the system to be viewed from a single spot? and how would I retrieve past footage?
  2. Does this cost $$? I can download the software easily on their site..but dont see any pricing information. Whats the deal?
  3. azjeep

    cctv on line

    I have seen setups where someone uses something like DSL where the phone company supplies a modem/router. Then my customer will have their own router that they want to use with DSL. In the DSL Modem configuration, you can disable routing so the modem acts ONLY as a modem and all routing is effectively disabled. I would suggest you do this and have all of your routing go through a single router. Multiple routers would cause so many headaches that you might go crazy. Keep things simple and go with best practices. Honestly port forwarding requires just a lil more than average computer knowledge and should be done by someone who is paid for it. IF you know someone in this field, they probably will work for beer.
  4. I work for a manufacturing company and I have been tasked with re-designing the entire CCTV system. Currently we have crap, wannabe foscam cameras. Thats right, they arent even good enough to be foscam, they are total crap. I want to do an IP based setup since I have an existing computer infrastrucutre. I have all Cisco POE switches throughout the facility. I want to get about 30 IP based cameras for various coverage. Question, will 30 cameras saturate my IP network and slow down the computers? Do I need to put them on another VLAN? Do I need to put them on entirely different switches and run a camera network and a computer network? Thanks
  5. azjeep

    cctv on line

    Carcol, your will have a public dynamic IP address at your location. behind the router you can set static IP addresses. In windows, go to Start>Run and type in "cmd" and press enter. Once the command prompt comes up, type "ipconfig" and see what your default gateway is. IT should be or, you will also notice your computer's ip address is something like 192.168.0.X or 192.168.1.X. That is the IP addresses of devices BEHIND the router. Write down your default gateway address. Open internet explorer and go to the gateway address or whatever yours is. Now you will be in the admin console for the router. NExt, find information on port forwarding, Also notice if you go to www.whatismyip.com, you will get your public IP address. You use the public IP for getting to things inside of the internal network. The final piece of information you need is the IP of your camera system DVR. IT should be set to static with the same convention as your computer. If you are on say, you need to make your DVR static in the 192.168.0.X range and NOT 192.168.1.X range. ONce it is set to static, check your settings, go to the address that you changed it to. IF the system comes up, then all you need to do is setup the Port Forwarding on the router to allow the ports for your DVR on the DVR's IP address.
  6. azjeep

    remote viewing Zmodo NVR using HughesNet

    What browser are you using? Do you get ANYTHING if you browse to it or just a timeout? Are you able to view the cameras from away using your phone? Are you browsing to your specific port. eg These need to be known. Zmodo has some funky browser issues. Works fine on Firefox, sucks on IE. See here,http://kb.zmodo.com/article.php?id=96
  7. azjeep

    Browser issue zmodo

    http://kb.zmodo.com/article.php?id=96 hope this helps