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  1. Does anybody know if the Arecont AV20365DN (4 lense 20 mp) camera will work with the Dahua NVR? I can connect the NVR to lens #1 but cannot figure out how to connect to the other 3. thanks inadvance.........
  2. VST_Man

    Outdoor PTZ camera to watch back yard

    depends on the install location and geo area. ie. in Alaska or in Arizona. If in a Mall that has temp control............not needed. And like anything else, the more parts it has the more parts that can fail. I have one running going on 3 years and the fan just started to sound tired so I got a new one from them for free. (I am a Dealer and capable of repairing)
  3. VST_Man

    Outdoor PTZ camera to watch back yard

    when it's cold it heats it and when it is hot it cools it.
  4. VST_Man

    Outdoor PTZ camera to watch back yard

    no ir, no heater blower, no wall mount. It is a 2mp BUT you'll have 20x on the 1.3mp to make up the difference.
  5. VST_Man

    Outdoor PTZ camera to watch back yard

    http://www.securitycameraking.com/1.3-megapixel-20x-ip-60041-prd1.html using these up here in Idaho for over 2 years with no issues. Great pics, IR works out beyond 200ft.
  6. pla would be a inexpensive quick way to test your theory. But, a network is as strong as it's weakest link and I'd check your router and NVR first...........starting with the NVR. It should be able to tell you how much resources it is using. If it is running HIGH as a constant then you have to tweak that to get better performance. Most novice installers run cams at at 30fps or HIGHEST settings and if you have 6 cams on a Costco system running that high the impact to the NVR is seen in poor network performance. I'd unplug all cams except 1 and recheck. If the performance improves........duh. Router can also be a choke point. Depending on the model you might get performance status from it? You can eliminate the router and retest via setting static IP's on PC & NVR and connecting direct to NVR. Again, if performance changes, duh. Then you have the PC performances.........you can monitor them via your pc and then use another pc to verify. If all of the above checks out GOOD then you have a cable issue......or wireless issue. Most novice installers plug in a router and go. Unknown to them all routers are set to a wireless channel of 6. So, if you live in a small tight community or apart complex and everyone did that you'd all be on the same channel 6 and, duh. I use the pla's and they work fine..............I don't LIKE them and only use them when drilling and wireless options don't work.
  7. I liked the one post I read where they used a wireless pt-pt connection via mounting a radio at the top of the shaft and one on the top of the elevator. Seemed to be a good approach that saved $$$ on labor and special wiring. Since it is only a ip camera I'd go with Ubiquiti radio's. ie: NSM5's
  8. VST_Man

    $40k+ for a camera system?

    You should call and meet with Alex (AK357). Exacq is a high priced box that has some proprietary software & hardware issues which add up to more money spent. You would do better to go with Video Insight or Avigilon. Video Insight has a few Programs out now that allow for you to keep current analog's and over time convert them to IP as needed. They also have a cool Access Control integration that is used in over 5000 schools. Yes, I am a Dealer and I can help you but I am in Idaho and won't go any further North Also, they now sell Advidia IP cams with the license and a 3 year warranty. Cams are clean and provide the best pic I've seen from cams to date........dollar for dollar.
  9. I just had a AV20365 "reset" to a AV20185 after a power outage. Yes I had a surge & batt on it but power was out for 24 hrs plus. Seems that Arecont put 365 firmware on top of the 185 firmware? I've tried to reflash but it won't take. Here is the odd part; 365 has (4) lenses that cover 360 degree's. (2) lenses show the pic upside right and the other (2) lenses are now upside down. http load to a AV20185 Panoramic pic that works perfectly except.....AV100 shows a AV20185 with a completely different mac than the original one as shipped . The Mac on it now belongs to a single lens Arecont 5155 sold out of another supplier on the East Coast. I'll see what Arecont can do. Camera is only 6 months old. Has anyone ever seen a camera change to another model like this? My guess is the camera got reset to "root" when the power went off.
  10. I'd use a Ubiquiti radio's in a point to point. Eliminate all the bs with cabling problems. Or, use CAT5 and IP cams
  11. as a installer I'd suggest you ask your installer to show you how to do it and then do it.
  12. I'd try a BNC ground loop isolator on the DVR side.
  13. you are asking a lot from a megapixel IP cam and 32GB. Only option is to adjust and mask until you get that 7 days. You could get away from video and do snapshots to the 32gb which might work better for you? And, you can always add a wireless link to that location and create a FTP at another location? Or, install a small NAS at the location? Never is not a word we use in IP land
  14. VST_Man

    PTZ's stopped moving

    work one at a time. check all 3 without any other connections. Eliminate the problem by finding the good.