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  1. Boogieman

    Hikvision DS-2CD753FIE

    Thanks, the earlier versions 4.0.9 and 5.0.0 don't state whether they support my camera.... I will try downloading again...
  2. set the I-frame to be the same as the fps....see if that helps..
  3. Boogieman

    New Install queries

    buster74985 is right on....additionally, wireless is not really wireless...where are you going to draw power from? If you run the cable properly you should avoid any exposed cable/conduit. But considering you need to screw the cameras into the siding, you are going to have to get permission from the owner. Best way to do this is to agree to leave the system in place when you leave. I would installed one or two poe ip cameras....indoors, get the Hikvision DS-2CD2432F-IW which has a pir motion sensor which will eliminate any false alarms.
  4. Im assuming you want hd quality, see this post viewtopic.php?f=19&t=29772
  5. Boogieman

    I'm overwhelmed with all of the choices

    MrJimmo, I think its important to point out that your lorex system was an analog system and the issues you mentioned are not applicable to the higher resolution ip systems from lorex.
  6. Yeah, thanks for pointing that out. you complained about hikvision....try that with any other manufacturer and you will get the same result...that's my point, there is no where to go unless you are willing to pay more. I for one, get my parts from aliexpress, and assume the risk and save the cash... your error may be a bandwidth issue..does it happen over wifi? or only 3g/4g....does the dvr allow you to set a lower bandwidth setting for remote viewing? also try completely uninstalling the app and reinstalling.
  7. I think you meant to answer a different post.
  8. Boogieman

    NVR Location...in attic?

    Its most likely going to get way to hot up there. Hide it behind your desk....
  9. Here is the deal...its really simple....if you don't buy from an authorized seller you don't get support. Therefore you need to make a decision at the time of purchase ...do I save a few dollars and forgo support (other than what the seller offers) or spend more and get support. This is not uncommon with security cameras as well as many other products....
  10. Boogieman

    I'm overwhelmed with all of the choices

    don't waste your time with wireless..it will not be stable. You need to run cable. Get an IP camera system with power of Ethernet (poe) Most are, this way run one cable to each cam. You can place the NVR anywhere and just run a cable from the nvr to your router. Hire someone to run the cable if you cannot do it yourself. It will be cheaper than spending money on wifi extenders and hours of your time trying to figure out why its not working...then giving up.
  11. Boogieman

    Help me! - What to buy!

    as stated its not that difficult. Here is one automatic solution.
  12. you don't want to "go analog with them"...because even if they have a bnc out it would not be megapixel quality. I doubt the geovision software could be used with this camera. Honestly you are much better off selling them (they look horrible for a home application) and go with some variant of hikvision dome cameras, using an NVR or pc based NVR software. There are tons of posts here with info. ds-2cd2532f is a great choice. or if you want varifocal ... DS-2CD2732F-IS
  13. http://www.milestonesys.com/Software/XProtect-IP-Video-Surveillance/xprotectgo/ xprotect will limit recording to five days....otherwise you will have to pay for an upgraded version For 40 buxs you can get blue iris, its not free but damn close to it for the feature set you get. You will needs a decent system (if you are going to use motion detection) and depending on the megapixels of your cameras, you will need an modern sandy/ivy/haswell i3- or i5 (for the 4 cams)......don't expect it to run on an old Pentium 4 or even dual core system if you are using megapixel cams.
  14. These a 900 cameras, for a home? Are you planning on using them indoors? outdoors in some kind of enclosure? If you want night vision you will need some sort of external ir lightighing or ambient light as these dont have ir leds. Honestly this seems like way over-kill. for a home application. How are you going to record them? Sd card slot, NVR? You don't a managed switch, a 60 dollar poe switch will power the cameras just fine.
  15. Boogieman

    Budget 1 camera cctv system

    why is it that you don't want an ip system? The image quality will be much better than what you will get with a basic analog system. You can sell the extra cameras. With the ip system i linked to you just need to run a single Ethernet cable to the camera back to the NVR. You don't need to hook it up to your home network if you don't want to. It will function on its own just like an analog/dvr would. My ex-boyfriend is a hacker who has hacked my phone and been stalking/harrassing me. So yeah... I'd feel better about something that is not wireless. Image quality isn't a big deal I just want something reliable and secure. the ip system I linked to is not wireless, its all wired. It does NOT have to be connected to the internet at all...its just as secure as analog and MUCH better picture quality.
  16. Boogieman

    Nanny cam

    this may or may not work, as the motion detection is not designed to detect one person walking into a room....assuming the motion detection is pixel based...if there is a some sort of sensor to detect movement then it wont work at all. Also, there is no way to define any pretrigger motion record (or at least I doubt it).
  17. Boogieman

    Need Help Simple System

    Do not let them install an analog system. How much did the quote you? Where do you live that it gets that cold? These hikvisions are rated to -30c http://www.hikvision.com/UploadFile/image/2013082213464567195.pdf http://www.hikvision.com/en/us/Products_show.asp?id=9128&showid=1 you can record to an sd card and/or to an NVR they can be had for about 200 on ali express of about 260 from a us seller.. The (s) at the end of the model means that it has sound capability but, you need to add the mic or speaker.... they are available at Costco under the swann brand name, http://www.costco.com/Swann-HD-1080p-3MP-IP-Vari-Focal-Add-on-Bullet-Camera.product.100089466.html http://www.costco.com/Swann-HD-3MP-IP-Vari-Focal-Add-on-Dome-Camera.product.100089445.html no sound but they do have sd card slots. this cheaper hik can be had for about 170 (less on ali) but its not varifocal and there is no sound or SD.http://www.hikvision.com/en/us/Products_show.asp?id=9090 also at Costco in a twin pack http://www.costco.com/.product.100039914.html?cm_sp=RichRelevance-_-itempageVerticalRight-_-CategorySiloedViewCP&cm_vc=itempageVerticalRight|CategorySiloedViewCP
  18. Boogieman

    Budget 1 camera cctv system

    why is it that you don't want an ip system? The image quality will be much better than what you will get with a basic analog system. You can sell the extra cameras. With the ip system i linked to you just need to run a single Ethernet cable to the camera back to the NVR. You don't need to hook it up to your home network if you don't want to. It will function on its own just like an analog/dvr would.
  19. 1) I don't know about the frame rates because I have never done an 88 camera install. But with the proper hardware this should not be an issue. 2) I disagree about the Linux based nvr being more secure than windows. The reason is simply that the manufactures update firmware very rarely. A windows based machine updated regularly will be fine. 3) suzy the receptionist is not plugging her usb drive into the dedicated NVR server....there is a built in firewall and its on a separate network .
  20. The issue you pose about hacking into ip cameras is only applicable if you open ports to an outside network. If you are paranoid about that you can keep then network closed and internal. Or set up vpn. The hacks you post are camera hacks and only those cameras that are port forwarded are exposed. Again, don't port forward the cameras themselves, use a software based NVR that is frequently updated. Finally, any sdi/analog system streams to the net has the same exposure as ip based systems.
  21. Boogieman

    lorex playback slow and choppy

    if it works at the Nvr, then you most likely have a network issue..
  22. Boogieman

    Control Your Garage door opener

    the garage butler would not solve the problem of someone pressing hold and leaving the door open. Total DIY solution http://didicloseit.com/ This is an off the shelf solution http://shop.gogogate.com/en/ but I don't think it can send a timed message after the door is left open.... coming soon https://garageio.com/
  23. Boogieman

    Budget 1 camera cctv system

    you don't say what your budget is? stick with an ip system. This will blow away any cheap analog cctv system http://www.samsclub.com/sams/qsee-4x4-secrty-sys/prod11570578.ip?navAction= if you have a larger budget there are better systems out there, but this is good.