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  1. Hi, just curious about this one. I have an Alteq PTZ Camera that's a couple of years old on the corner of my home. I'm not sure what the model number is, but its a 2MP 18x Zoom IP Onvif 2.0 PTZ Camera. It doesn't have Auto Tracking built in, it only has Cruise, Auto Pan and Pattern functions. At the moment I have a couple of fixed IP cameras fitted close by, they have been set up to trigger PTZ presets when motion is detected on my Technomate NVR. The setup works OK, but I have always wanted to be able to auto track. Does any PC software exist that can simulate auto tracking and take control of the PTZ functions? Surely there must be something but I'm struggling to find what I need. Many thanks
  2. WFS-Serv

    lost passcode

    I'm not very familiar with this dvr, but if it uses the same linux operating system like floureon, kkmoon, seculink, oswoo ect. then its possible to get a temporary one time password that will allow you to login to the system to change the admin password. When you try to log into your system, do you get an 'Errcode' in the failed login message? If so, I will be able to generate a temporary password for you Dan
  3. WFS-Serv

    CCTV Remote Controlled Truck Project... for fun!

    Iv just stumbled on this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STRP0604-PELCO-board-controller-6-Out-4-In-12V-Relays-DVR-remote-RS-485-Camera-/262135820998?hash=item3d088332c6:g:ST8AAOSw8d9Ur7L6 This may fix the control side of things, and I like that the board can be customised to how it reacts to certain commands from the DVR I just needs advise on how the P2P exactly works, or port-less alternatives that will work with a mobile broadband connection
  4. Hi fellas In my spare time after the new year I want to start building my remote control camera truck project just for a bit of fun, but I need to try work out how this is going to work. I have a very large RC Monster Truck which used to belong to my son, the remote control broke a long while ago and it's been gathering dust since. Very conveniently it runs on 12 volts and with the shell removed there is quite a lot of free space inside So this is the base of my build, I have already stripped out the original guts, antenna and wiring. All that is left is 2x 12v motors, 1 motor to steer the front wheels and 1 motor to drive the rear wheels. I was originally planning on running this on a Raspberry Pi which I bought all the bits for earlier this year, The Pi itself, an 8 way relay board, a mini 4G mobile router with ethernet, 12v to 5v usb outlet and a 12 volt 3.2ah alarm battery to power it all. I run into quite a few problems when I tried to program the Pi, firstly the mobile broadband 4G router uses NAT so I cant get a proper external IP to use a websocket service to send commands to the Pi. The other issue I ran into is finding a way to control the car from an iPhone whilst being able to view the camera at the same time, I would have to use separate apps between the two, so at that point I scrapped the Raspberry Pi idea. Now I have come up with a new idea. I had a reasonably small dahua 4 channel analogue DVR kicking about on the shelf, when I removed the casing I couldn't believe how small the motherboard was, its the perfect size and shape to fit inside the car. The motherboard has the RS-485 connection for PTZ control, so I will use the RS-485 to control the movements of the car, and the DVR has the P2P function which will eliminate the external IP problem. So for the RS-485 to control the car I need a RS-485 decoder board. I have a couple of spare boards which use the same Pelco protocols as the DVR but they both require a 24v AC supply. I'm going to try find a way to modify the boards to run on a 12v supply and also remove & bridge out the rectifier. I only have a basic knowledge on how electronic boards work so I don't have a lot of confidence in my idea! Does anybody know of some sort of relay/transistor board you can buy that will run on most popular protocols? If I could buy a suitable board that would make life easier! Another question is the P2P, the problem I know I will face will be laggy controls as my iPhone will be sending its commands via an overpopulated Chinese server. I can change the P2P server address to what ever I want in the DVR settings, is it possible to run a P2P service on my own desktop PC? or is there a better way or a better server I could use? I know I might loose the ability to use my iPhone CMS app by using a different server, but the desktop client is quite good on my Windows 10 tablet and I can specify the P2P server settings in there too. Once the build starts, Il post photos as I go along. If successful, I might even post you guys the link to the DVR's web service so you can have a play with it! lol Cheers Dan
  5. WFS-Serv

    Swann & more IR lights

    Ah, I thought that model of Swann did have a single alarm input, Iv just looked it up and I can see that it doesn't The only thing you could do is keep tweaking the MD sensitivity and alter the MD coverage If it's really important you have a reliable motion alarm, consider replacing the DVR, the Hikvision Hybrid DVRs with Alarm I/O don't cost much these days
  6. It seems I have touched a nerve here, not sure why I wouldn't install this sort of camera for a customer, it wouldn't be a professional move for many reasons so I totally understand But, the OP was from a person that clearly doesn't install CCTV in there everyday life, they don't want to run cables etc, he just wants a simple solution and I would expect it to be at a budget hence why he isn't paying a company to install a system. The camera I suggested, as I said in my post I have 2 of these, purchased as a temporary solution at the time but in the end I decided to keep them, they have been running 24hrs a day for the last 2 years, recording back at my NVR at home without fail. The picture quality is very good in my opinion for the price, there is no complicated setup, it's very user friendly compared to Hikvision that's aimed at professionals Seriously, what's the problem? If they serve a purpose, why should they be labelled as trash? lol
  7. Tenvis JPT3815W-HD Small, cheap and cheerful 1MP Pan & Tilt IP camera with built in microphone and wifi I don't think it will POE, but it comes with a standard 3.5mm jack 12vdc power supply - 1080P resolution (these are 720p, but the image detail is quite good) - SD card (yes, it has a microSD slot) - Wireless (yes, choice of ethernet or wifi) - Power thru POE converter to the wall jack. (nope, I don't think it will) - Night vision (yes, it can be turned off in settings if you get IR reflection from your windows) - Access the webcam from pc/mobile within home or from internet (yes, via PC web browser or via apple/android app) Another worth a mention, it supports Onvif and can be recorded and controlled from an Onvif compatible NVR, also it can email you with snapshots on motion/sound detect during set days/time
  8. WFS-Serv

    H.264 DVR reset admin password

    Have a look through this thread, it might help: http://www.cctvforum.com/viewtopic.php?t=31918
  9. I'm assuming your using realplayer for video streaming? Streaming video at 3MP, that will be about right for CPU usage.
  10. WFS-Serv

    Swann & more IR lights

    I'm afraid to say, video motion detection is completely useless at night! Installing another IR unit wont make much difference, if anything it will make the problem worse. The other issue you will face is increased current on your power supply. At night time the camera picks up IR reflections from almost anything, outdoor cameras suffer highly from flying bugs and insects, mist, rain etc. Indoor cameras can also pick up movement of dust particles in the air. Unfortunately, the proper way around this is to install external PIRs and connect them into the alarm inputs of your DVR. The external PIRs are not overly expensive, I think mine on my house where around £25 each and they work well. Hope this helps
  11. Hello fellas I haven't been on for a long while, I think my account expired (WFS) so I have had to setup a new account. I noticed nothing much has been mentioned on the forum in regards to DVR hacking so I thought I would post a warning. I have started finding cases of people being locked out of there DVRs/NVRs etc. In all but 1 cases the default passwords had not been changed on installation. I went on a callout this Friday to a system (installed by others) where the customers DVR was in his words 'playing up'. The system was 9 months old, but they could not get the original installer to return to fix the problem The DVR, a Qvis 16 Channel iApollo HDRT Pro, wasn't displaying any analogue video on the main screen and the user accounts and admin account were all locked out. I first rebooted the DVR, the system was still in the same state, no video. The customer advised us the passwords were never changed from default so Admin had the password 'admin', User had the password 'user' etc. We tried to log into the system but all passwords entered were rejected. It was quite apparent at this point that the system had been tampered with. Lucky for us, we spoke to the manufacturer Qvis and after sending in our proofs and the serial number of the DVR, they provided us with a override code. We entered the override code into the system and it got us into the system menu. First we changed all the account passwords to make the system safe, then I did some digging. All the Analogue encode channels had been disabled, the recording schedule had been changed to Manual Stop and most of the Network Services had been disabled. Luckily this system keeps a number of Logs, firstly a system log which reports user login/logout and all user activity, then a network log of all devices logging into the system remotely with their IP address and the duration of time the device was logged in for. I could see on the 30th October at 04:36 an external device logged into the admin account with a IP address from Latvia. at 04:38 all account passwords where changed at 04:42 the encode settings, recording schedule and net services were changed After that, the same IP logged into the system on 11 more occasions over 3 days, downloading footage from the HDD and on the last visit, they formatted the HDD. After my investigation work, I defaulted the DVR to factory settings and reprogrammed it back up with new secure passwords for all accounts. So, If you have a DVR that is connected to a network, Change the default passwords!! Not all DVRs have override codes or reset procedures, this customer was lucky Dan