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  1. I called SWANN and asked them if they offered one and they said no fixed only a PTZ cam. I asked a level 2 tech if he could give me the info on the cameras so I could program the SPECO's to the same spec and he said "no". If I understand right NVR's are just a router. Shouldn't I be able to set the port on these cams to match and set to DHCP and they fire up? Or is there more to this? I googled ONVIF since I hadn't heard of it, should it matter if I can set the cams to SWANN's? Whoever you spoke to at swann gave you incorrect info. There are 2 swann domes. A standard dome and varifocal. https://www.google.com/shopping/product/3807593197513125569?q=swann+821&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:IE-Address&biw=1536&bih=814&dpr=1.25&ei=RXrvU-CVGdO-sQTW84LoDw&ved=0CHkQpiswAQ http://www.costco.com/Swann-HD-3MP-IP-Vari-Focal-Add-on-Dome-Camera.product.100089445.html The Costco version is the better value as the standard dome is overpriced. The NVR is not just a router. You can try messing with it, but I doubt it will work. You can try matching the standard ports and see if it works. Remember to lower the resolution on the cameras to 1080p. Even on cameras that work with NVR's from other manufactures there are often issues with motion detection not working right.
  2. You will not have any issues. I have "indoor" rated cable running outdoors for 10 years, uncovered exposed with ZERO problems. As usual always use good quality solid copper cable.
  3. That camera will not work for you its analog, 700tvl not even close to 5mp. No camera will give you true 30m nightvision. First what is your budget? What are you going to record to, NVR, SDCARD inside camera? PC? go to the ip section and read the camera reviews there.
  4. Reason for not running rg59 and saving big bux is because you can get much better quality with ip. You also dont have to run each cable home run to the NVR. You can run say 8 cameras to a gigabit switch on one side of the property then run a single cable back to the NVR on the other side. The savings going with a high end analog is minimal. Its really easy to run cat5 and you can even use old rg59 to pull the cat5. The cat5 ends must be "done right" regardless of the length of the run. You dont need heaters on outdoor cameras unless you are mounting them in an alaskan climate.
  5. This may not work. The NVR does not indicate in the specs whether its onvif compatible. First thing to try is lower the resolution on the cameras to 720p as the cams are 1080 max while the NVR is 720. I dont know where you hot the idea that swann does not make dome cameras that are not ptz, they in fact do..both a regular dome and a varifocal dome.
  6. There is not other interface...if you want to use your own mic, look at the 2732...
  7. it will not consume any internet data. It will only be local you dont need to worry. The setup will be the same as any other system...there are tons of pots in the ip section. Just dont configure the remote access.
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    Need help opening a .nvf file

    Its a DVR video file for certain. I tried the tips here but it wont open. https://groups.google.com/forum/#!msg/uk.d-i-y/jU8c4rx2Tn8/Mvk_1SBJ57sJ I set it to exe buy says i have the wrong version of windows and it makes mention of 64 and 32 bit. I am going to try and open it on a 32bit installation tomorrow and see if that works.
  9. If you are not using it for gaming or as a media extender, then just get a cheap, chromebox, laptop, or small form factor pc attached a webcam and wireless keyboard and you have 10 times the functionality of the xbox for less than half the cost.
  10. I doubt you can do this unless the xbox browser can install a plugin....regardless, why in the world would you get an xbox to skype? you can get a cheap laptop or chromebook or tablet...
  11. Boogieman

    NVR's and SWANN CCTV

    I am with ssuro11, the swann NVR and cameras that are rebranded hikvisions are a great value and are good systems. Its the bottom barrel DVR/analog systems that you should not touch. There will always be snobs out there who say hikvision and dahua are low end, but that is not correct. They are VERY good brands. I have many of each installed with ZERO issues. They beauty of costco is that they have an awesome warranty and return policy. So bottom line do some research and see who the oem of the system is. If its hikvision or dahua you are good to go.
  12. It would work very well...get the 2.8mm unit so you can cover the full room. You want the DS-2CD2532F-IS model, Make sure you specify S which means it has sound capability with a built in mic. It does not have a built in speaker, if you want a speaker function you need to add and power your own speaker. If you dont get the S model there will be no way to add audio at all. A better choice may be the 2432 http://www.hikvision.com/en/products_show.asp?id=9441 has a built in mic and speaker as well as a pir sensor. It is also available in a 2.8mm version.
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    Wi-Fi cam with motion detect & NOT POE?

    For indoors, hikvision 2432... has poe but can also be run via 12v adapter. http://www.hikvision.com/en/products_show.asp?id=9441
  14. I have not seen any ir bleed. The IS model comes with a built in MIC
  15. I very much doubt its dead. They likelihood that it went dead just as you mess with the settings is very low. What model is the camera?
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    Using laptop monitor as an external monitor

    This will not work, the VGA/hdmi on a laptop is only output not input. Your best bet is something like this http://www.amazon.com/GeChic-ON-LAP-Portable-Monitor-Speakers/dp/B00H4MWMWQ/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1406854472&sr=8-5&keywords=portable+vga+monitor
  17. For Costco just bring the cameras back. They will not hassle you at all.
  18. Boogieman

    Help me make my final decision!

    If you are going to run new cable and run 2 independent systems then you should get a true ip system not SDI and run ethernet.
  19. Boogieman

    Advise on a systen and tech questions

    The poe is 100% active poe and will travel the full distance.
  20. Boogieman

    Hello Looking at installin an IP system

    Dont buy any random camera assuming that they will work with any NVR you buy. They will not.
  21. Boogieman

    Advise on a systen and tech questions

    POE like standard ethernet, has a max range of 100 meters or about 328 feet. This is a hikvision rebrand and generally hikvision supports other popular cameras but the ptz may not function. The swann firmware may prevent the acti from being recognized...but in theory you should be able to record the stream. Aside from the ptz, the NVR must be able to use the in camera motion detection which is sometimes an issue when mixing and matching brands. Do you really need a ptz? Its useless in most applications. With regard to the price its pretty good. Even if you went via china and got the cams for 100 each, then add the NVR and hard drive you are getting close to the Costco price. With costco you get a three year warranty via swann and no hassle returns to costco(even after the 3 years)/
  22. Don't get ptz, are you going to sit there and watch the cameras 24/7?
  23. Boogieman

    Tweaks for SWANNHD820CAM?

    If your video skips then you may have to adjust your motion settings in blue iris. Make sure you have a decent break time (15 seconds or so) that is the time the system keeps recording after the last motion event. Increase the sensitivity as well. 30fps is way overkill, you really only need about 12-15. Keep your bitrate at about 4096.
  24. Get a professional to run the cable. It will solve all your problems.
  25. Get your friend this kit. Its not the best, but WAY better than anything for 250. The image will be very good. He can add more cameras later if he likes it. Its better to have 4 decent cams then 16 crappy ones. http://www.samsclub.com/sams/qsee-8x4-720p-ip-secrty-dvr-bullt-cam/prod10700191.ip?navAction=