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  1. I have been running Milestone Essential for a while and I wanted to try a Hikvision NVR. I was wondering how I might be able to run both at the same time. All the cameras are going into my POE switch right now. How do I add the Hikvision NVR? Any help is greatly appreciated! Thanks
  2. I am running Milestone 2.1 with device pack 6.2. A security installer that I cannot reach installed this 3 years ago. I bought a new camera that I want to add. I have 2 out of 5 licenses available. I can add the camera to the management server, but it does not appear in the XProtect Smartview Client so I can add to a view. I tried contacting several Milestone resellers. Some tell me I need to upgrade, others tell me I need to buy an additional license, and I'm not sure who to listen to. Thanks in advance for your help!
  3. What I'm Looking For - NVR or better recommendation to address my issue with current system below - Able to accommodate up to 6 5MP IP cameras. Wanting to add 2 4MP Hikvision cams to my 3 ACTI 5MP cams - 2 weeks of storage - Works well with MAC - Easy to setup remote access with ATT Uverse Current System - 3 ACTI E73 5MP IP Cameras recording 24/7 - Dell Server Running Milestone Essential - ATT Uverse Router - Milestone for remote access - Dyndns in place of static IP Issues with Current System - Difficult to set up port forwarding when ATT has to replace the router - Only 1 TB of space - Server is very slow - Keeping up with security on the server Thanks!
  4. Is an alarm system needed if you have exterior cameras?
  5. Problem is back. Same camera. In reviewing this thread, looks like others have had problems with the camera being the furthest away from the switch.
  6. If you just want inside cams and don't want to mess with port fowarding, forget the Foscam and get a few Dropcams. They work right out of the box after being connected to WiFi. Just make sure you have fast internet via Comcast, WebPass, etc...as more than 4 of these cameras could suck up alot of your bandwidth.
  7. CamB


    Just one door and one base station in the bedroom on the same floor.
  8. CamB


    Unfortunately, I am not that experienced with electrical work. I don't want to be drilling holes through my house without a high degree of confidence with what I'm doing. I wish I was that handy... Spoke to a few electrical/security contractors and they are quoting about $2000 for the unit, wiring, and installation.
  9. CamB


    Hi, I'm looking for a video intercom system to replace my broken doorbell. I was looking at the Aiphone JK series, but am having difficulty finding an installer in the SF Bay Area. Most don't seem to want to work with Aiphone and dismiss it as being too expensive or too small of a project. Are there other alternatives that I should look at? Thanks!
  10. Thanks. Any idea what Stream 1 and Stream 2 mean on these Acti E73 cameras?
  11. Sorry for the delayed reply. I was traveling and was unable to get onto the server to check the camera settings remotely. Here are the settings. Apparently there are 2 streams...whatever that means. I just checked the settings on a single camera. STREAM 1 Encoder type mjpeg Resolution 1920x1080 Frame Rate 30 Quality 70 STREAM 2 Encoder H.264 Resolution 1280x720 Frame Rate 5 Constant Bit Rate Video Max Bit Rate unlimited Video BIt Rate 2M 2 of 3 cameras record on motion, but with the wind, there seems to always be motion 1 of 3 cameras is continuously recording.
  12. Does it sound right that my Milestone Server with 1TB of storage would be only able to retain 1 week of data? I have 3 5MP cameras hooked up recording constantly at default framerate and resolution. Installer told me that I should be able to have 30+ days with this setup. Obviously not the case, and installer is AWOL. Any ideas?
  13. What's the best video door intercom system for a single family home? I would like day night vision and the ability to view on my iPhone. Is it as involved to install and setup with Milestone as IP cameras?
  14. Have you tried power cycling the switch?