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  1. Boogieman

    Hikvision vs. Swann

    The firmware's ability to disable the ir in night mode is only really useful if you intend to use external ir light. If you are going to install regular light you can just set the camera in day mode. As far as the nas, I have no idea...it works for some people others have issues. there might be a thread where someone tries to install hik firmware on this particular swann. If you try, remember that after upgrade you often have to do a hard reset of the camera or it wont show up on the network. The hik bullets have these on the outside but the low end domes seem not to have it. I installed a Chinese DS-2CD2732F-IS last week, but did not look to see if there was a reset button on the board inside.
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    Hikvision vs. Swann

    Get the Costco version ...you can return it if you don't like it no questions. You should be able to load the 5.1 version but i dont know forsure. I know that I have loaded hik firmware on the older model hiks. There are threads on here about it. But why do you need 5.1 what feature do you need in the 5.1 firmware?
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    Budget 1 camera cctv system

    if you are only going to have one camera, just get a hikvision varifocal camera with an sd card.... no need for a dvr...unless you want to store lots of footage. http://wrightwoodsurveillance.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_68_69&products_id=294 http://wrightwoodsurveillance.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_91&products_id=290 both have sound capability if you add a mic and speaker these cameras are also available at Costco for 249 without audio capability. 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
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    Hardware setup for 26 CCTV @1080 @ 24hr/day

    how is the plant growing by fractions of a mm going to affect motion?
  5. I would still go with the hikvision cube. Its a much cleaner install, cheaper, and it has a PIR motion sensor, the audio is all built in. That area in your photos is sufficiently protected from the elements so the fact the it is an indoor cam should not be an issue. The specs show an opterating temperature range of -22 to 140f...
  6. try buellwinkle's suggestion
  7. Boogieman

    HDMI Cable

  8. great point about "corridor" format. The hikvision DS-2CD2432F-I (W) can also do this. I have one on order....http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TH2tLzwslCc
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    Hikvision really a Costco Swann

    it is the same but the swann does not have audio. The DS-2CD2732F-IS with the S at the end has an input for mic and line in...
  10. sure...if your nvr has open Ethernet ports. You don't need to be connected to a router..
  11. Boogieman


    no router does poe. The injector is fine, but if you plan on getting more than one camera you are better off with a poe switch.http://www.amazon.com/TP-LINK-TL-SF1008P-100Mbps-8-Port-802-3af/dp/B003CFATT2/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1388523933&sr=8-2&keywords=poe+switch most of the 8 port model can power 4 cameras. (only 4 ports are poe).
  12. Boogieman


    How are you powering the camera? For the easiest and cleanest install you need a poe switch. PLug the switch into your router and the camera into the switch. As far as the cables, you have two options. if you made a hole in the wall and have room push the wires back in there. OR just an external junction box and mount the camera to it. You can always wrap the wires in coax tape for extra protection http://www.amazon.com/protects-types-cable-moisture-corrosion/dp/B0002ZPINC/ref=sr_1_1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1388501531&sr=1-1&keywords=coax+seal
  13. Do not buy foscam...its crap. Just buy a Hikvision DS-2CD2032-I for about 175 and you are done. If you need a particular angle of view/zoom you may be better off getting the varifocal version which is about 100 more. Also what model Panasonic were you looking at, the camera itself would not limit poe to 100 feet.
  14. It does, just make sure you use a Class 10 card! that hik does not have a card, you need to move to the more expensive varifocal version for a card slot. Hikvision DS-2CD2732F-I Dome or Hikvision DS-2CD2632F-I have sd card slots or acti d72 and are about 270. If op is not using an NVR it cant hurt to have recording - good protection if someone steals your packages etc. but the cheaper hik will do if all op wants is a live stream.
  15. He's a moron. Have her go file a police report, get his insurance info and contact them directly, that will get him moving.
  16. You don't need ptz to watch your car. Get a camera with a wide field of view and it should cover the entire driveway. Hikvision DS-2CD2032-I Hikvision DS-2CD2132-I with 4mm or Hikvision DS-2CD2732F-I that is varifocal and can be set to a wider 2.8mm, plus you get sd card recording with the 2CD2732F.
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    ie 11 Problems

    press F12, under emulation change document mode to 7,8 or 9....
  18. it may be set to sound an alarm if a camera is not connected or losses signal.
  19. there is a reset button, look closely inside the unit on the pcb board
  20. yes, you just need to reset it, its fine...I believe the reset button is requires the removal of the glass dome, its in there somewhere....
  21. You can only do this with an IP system using a switch. If you already have the wires running why do you need this?
  22. http://www.take-a-screenshot.org/
  23. You will need to play it on a PC. You may need special viewing software or a codec depending on the file type the dvr exports...
  24. How is the fan noise on this unit, looking for something like this that runs quiet. Edit : Just saw this review funny, con came from my review.... it is loud and the person sitting in the room could not tolerate it.....I just don't get why no one makes a switch that is sized like a pc power supply with a large fan and quiet...
  25. Boogieman

    Local/Remote Veiwing Help

    Yes the ip address must be your external address will not work outside your network. You need to use the external address and add the :XXXX with the port number. Also, many isp will not let you use port 80 so you need to change the port on the dvr to something else....try 8686