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  1. Do not buy this software.

    I have been using this for about 2 years. When it first came out is was great.

    It has recently been bought out by a foreign company. The price went to $60.

    You only get one install. They shut down my software in my shop. I only have the cameras at home now.

    Since then it has gone down the waste.

    They are doing updates once or twice a week. Each time they do it causes another problem.

    I have had enough.

    I am now using iSpy a free open source program. I recommend it. Simple but gets the job done.

    You are a LIAR. Simple as that. Blue iris has ALWAYS been 60 dollars for version 4. It was 50 dollars for version 3. That is lie 1.

    It was NOT bought out by a foreign company. It has always been and still is developed by perspective software run by Ken Peltzer.

    http://blueirissoftware.com/ ....Lie 2.

    The license is for ONE machine. If you want to install it on another machine you should deactivate the license in the about tab and then enter the key in the new machine. Lie 3.

    Blue iris has ALWAYS pushed new features about every few weeks and minor tweaks once or twice a weak. ALWAYS. Turn off auto update and wait for the release to be out for a while before updating. Lie 4.

    Ispy is NOT free. They charge a perpetual monthly fee for remote access and alerts which is insane. Lie 5.

    Seems like you work for a competitor or you simply have a grudge (likely because of user error) and feel its proper to make FALSE statements about blue iris.

    A little bit of internet detective work shows that you started using ispy in 2012....you likely never used blue iris 4 which was released in 2014 and has been constantly updated.

    http://foscam.us/forum/fi8918w-keeps-resetting-t1948-10.html

    you use foscam cameras and expect someone to take your advice seriously?


  2. Thanks for the response Almelst.

    The cable length is only in the region of 15m - 20m for each camera (2).

    I have made some improvements with the settings, but still need to understand all the settings available for adjustment. The Christmas break should allow me time for this. It just seems wrong that I'm fighting a bad picture from the start. Or is it normal to start with a bad picture and gradually make adjustments to clean the picture up? I thought these would have been plug and use type cameras, except for the odd tweak to improve slightly.

    I did read about the frame rates settings making a difference, but there is one (I-frame, I think) setting that I cannot adjust. Again, I think I need to digest more of the manual.

    it is an iframe interval issue..try changing to h.264..it will let you adjust it. Dont update firmware if your camera is china region...


  3. If the soffit is strong enough you likely dont need the 2x4....acutally you can use something way thinner than 2x4...regardless, since you have to make a hole in the soffit for the camera wires, put a screw or two into the wood and let it pass trough the hole, this way you can hold it in place...or just get someone to hold it in place while you drill...carefully


  4. Hi all,

    I had a 2 cam hd system installed recently.

     

    The installer routed the wires thru my widow rather than the bricks.

     

    And he left the cables connecting it all as shown in the photo; which is terrible as when i am cleaning the cams can get knocked off.

     

    Also he is not returning my calls to come back and fix it all.

     

    My questions are:

    How can the connections from cams to dvr be strenghened

    Can i try to get any of my money back for the bodge job

    where is the photo?


  5. Hi i purchased the sannce 8ch sn-db3708gdsl31 version t140401 two years ago. When i needed it most( as i was broken into 2 weeks ago), i noticed it had froze and hadnt recorded anything!! ive tried rebooting it on several occasions since and within a couple of minutes it has frozen again. is there an obvious solution to this? is it a common problem? is it knackered? its really done my head in! thx

    Its not common. Well at least not in a reliable brand. You got exactly what you paid for. Try replacing the drive and see if the freezing stops...

    In all honesty,would i be better off just buying a new DVR?

    Yes, but this time do some research..look for a system that is at least 1080p...consider dahua. Or buy a lorex/flir system from costco...made by dahua, lifetime return.


  6. Hi i purchased the sannce 8ch sn-db3708gdsl31 version t140401 two years ago. When i needed it most( as i was broken into 2 weeks ago), i noticed it had froze and hadnt recorded anything!! ive tried rebooting it on several occasions since and within a couple of minutes it has frozen again. is there an obvious solution to this? is it a common problem? is it knackered? its really done my head in! thx

    Its not common. Well at least not in a reliable brand. You got exactly what you paid for. Try replacing the drive and see if the freezing stops...


  7. Some more advice sought. Is it a good idea to reboot your DVR on a weekly basis? The reason that I ask is that I set mine up to do this and came to it this morning to find that it had wiped my recording settings. At this point, I have turned the reboot setting off as I cannot see anything that 'saves' my settings, other than in each menu there is an Apply button, which I have used on each occasion.

     

    Many thanks

    If your dvr loses its settings after a power outage then its worthless..


  8. Both systems will get you FullHD quality picture (one with BNC connections is also 1080p), which is excellent for an average user. You can use Cat5 cables for both wirings , but if you are not skilled with electronics, get an IP system with PoE power supply. It's the simplest the possible connection.

    Yes, but you have other limitations, like no onboard storage for cams, you need to homerun an analog system, whereas an ip system does not have to be home run. You cannot easily stream to two different recorders with analog...thats just a start...Its 2016, everything should be ip unless there is a specific reason not to...


  9. If you are getting 1080P or less, you can go for BNC. You only due with one IP address, that is DVR.

     

    If you are getting more than 1080P or 2MPixel, then you can go for PoE System. In another word, one IP address for NVR, and one IP address for camera (depend on the number of IP Camera).

     

    In general, 1080P or 2MPixel is good enough for most environment.

     

    Popular Brand are as follows:

    * Samung ( Korea )

    * HikVision (China)

    * Dahua (China )

    * Avtech (Taiwan )

     

    I believe you can find the above brand easily in your country.

     

    More information, you can visit http://www.cctv-singapore.net.

    Stop spamming. You are providing complete misinformation. Stay away from cctv Singapore.


  10. Hi All,

     

    After a recent hard disk failure I have had to replace the HD in my CCTV DVR, but do not have any firmware/ disk images.

     

    Is there any firmware/ operating system I can install to bring my DVR back to life?

     

    I purchased the DVR from ebay and had a linux embedded operating system already installed.

     

    There must be a standard CCTV Linux Embedded operating system I can install onto a hard disk.

     

    Thanks,

    you dont have to install anything on the disk...its "embedded"...


  11. I went with Sannce based upon the outweighing number of positive reviews, but after doing the install and getting the system up and running, I saw just how basic the interface was. I have not had a single issue with the cameras themselves, just the box. Do y'all think there would be any issue upgrading the box and then go for higher end cameras in the future? I'm not a total techie, but the only issue I can see would be the DVR being able to handle much higher quality video than the cameras can provide, which I'm ok with for now. When it does record, the video is pretty good during the day and decent enough at night to be able to read the license plate of my truck, which gets parked almost at the edge of the IR range of one camera. When I change out the cameras I will definitely go with CAT5 cable instead of the siamese coax mainly to eliminate a lot of bulk cable.

    The amazon reviews are fake....use fakespot.com

    Upgrading the dvr will depend on the cameras/technology used...


  12. Hi all,

     

    I'm fairly new to the world of CCTV, although have long been interested.

    A while ago I purchased a very basic system (Storage Options HOMEGUARD 2-Camera 4-Channel 1TB CCTV Kit). I would paste a link to the exact one, but Storage Options website is being rebuilt and the site I purchased it from no longer stocks it (it looks exactly the same as this: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Storage-Options-HG4DIY1T-Homeguard-Camera/dp/B00LTXRNYI however I can neither confirm nor deny it is one and the same, as my one doesn't actually have a model number on it).

     

    A few days ago I purchased two new cameras, as a local chain were selling all their analogue equipment at a discounted rate.

    In this clearance I picked up two brand new "Sentient Pro 720p Varifocal Bullet Camera"'s (http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/sentient-hd-720p-day-and-night-outdoor-varifocal-bullet-camera-a18tq).

     

    I have run test after test and just cannot get any video output onto the DVR. The techie side of me thinks it is related to the fact that these cameras are 720p HD, but again I'm a techie, not an A/V expert.

    I am sure the cameras work, as when they are plugged in and I cover the light sensor, you can see the IR's come on for night-vision.

     

    If someone could confirm or deny whether my suspicions about the cameras being HD and the box not supporting it are true, that would be great.

    If this is not the problem a nudge in the right direction, whether it be changing certain settings, or buying a new compatible DVR, would be greatly appreciated.

    Note: I know I should have gone digital, but the first box was bought a couple of years ago and I currently am not in a financial situation to be able to pay out for an entire new digital system.

     

    Any extra details that might be needed can be provided upon request.

     

    Many thanks guys!

    - John

    yes, your dvr does not support those cameras...

    Best thing is to ditch the old DVR and buy a dahua CVI hybrid. They are not expensive.

    Or rewire and use ip cameras with an NVR.

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