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  1. I am always weary of the "expert" guy that totes his new technology is the latest and greatest. I always ask how many units are in the field and can I call someone who is using your product exclusively. I am not sold easily and always test any new technology extensively before I take it to market. The worst scenario is getting a call that a system is down or improperly functioning the week after it was installed because some "expert" with slick shoes said it was the latest and the greatest. I have seen to many salesman burn people.
  2. I was looking at the avermedia products specifically the dom card model and milestone software. It seems as though there are a lot of companies touting they're the greatest. Can you recommend a product you have used sucessfully without bugs?
  3. Is there a company that makes Linux Disk-On-Module Hardware/software that does hybrid (analog/ip cams) cameras? Basically, I am looking for a Linux DVR on dom chip software and capture cards that can handle Ip and analog cams. All that I have found so far is Avermedia windows based hybrid systems. Thanks for all the help! Jim
  4. http://www.cybervision.com.tw/ I love the head sentence of the main article...."me-too standalone" No harm in trying
  5. BTW, I am not a linux snob. I do believe that certain operating systems are better at certain tasks, even windows at times.
  6. Thanks for the reply. Most users are not that familier with back door methods, if they are locked down and disabled, but if there is an employee who knows how to format hard drives, they can cause all kinds of problems. I have seen it first hand. In fact, I have been to service call where the store managers was checking their email on the supposed "secure DVR". Not one that I sold, though. There was all kinds of intresting "stuff" on that machine. Jim
  7. I do hear you, but I think if you play right and play smart, the sand box has more work than any playground can handle. Jim www.carrsecurity.com
  8. Hello everyone, I just left my "burn out" job to form a new security company located in Washington, DC. I am starting small but thinking big. Maybe, someday I will get there. My philosophy is that there is no such thing as competition, only friends and partners. If there is someone who can design, install and service a customer better than me and for less money, than good for them. I need to learn from them. Jim www.carrsecurity.com
  9. One of the major reasons I do not like using windows based recorders is there is usually never much thought given in disabling access to windows, the start menu and worst of all the hard drives. lack of windows critical patching is another. Really, there are too many to mention here. How do you guys disable access to windows, patch and generally get these systems not to crash on a regular basis. I am not slinging mud, but I am being forced to have to look back into windows based recorders due to lack of a company that has produced a hybrid (analog/ip support) linux based software and hardware.
  10. I have had a lot of expierence using VPON linux based DOM and cards. I think the linux dom system is about the most reliable system on the market, but there are no plans to go hybrid. I am real reluctant to go back to windows based recorders. Is there any company that makes Linux based DOM chip systems that also record support IP cameras? Thanks
  11. carrseom

    Intellex DV16000

    Rory, This is a DVR that ADT sells. American Dynamic.
  12. How long do the cameras you use record for given an extended network loss? You funny man rory...!
  13. Anyone try running any of these network recorder programs on a Linux platform, redhat or the like?
  14. Thanks for the help guys. I just keep hearing about the IP camera revolution. What about if a bank that has a network video system and gets hit with a denial of service attack and it shuts down the network? What do you tell the loss prevention manager? Uh, there is a bug in the system?
  15. Let me say, to start, that I am not an authority on network/hybrid video recorders. There is always that suspicion in the back of my mind that the video will not get from A (camera) to B (the NVR) and if it does what qualitly and how bogged down will the network become. Don't get me wrong, I would love to be able to install cameras all over a facility using the existing backbone with little network trouble/bog or bugs.... I have been looking at www.milestone.com. Any thoughts? I guess I am looking for an education. Has anyone ever used NVR software on a linux platform?