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  1. TheWigglerSpot

    Anyone using GV-VMS yet?

    All their NVR's run embedded linux, which is what I have but havent installed in my home yet... My question was, does the new VMS software run on Linux or if anyone had any experience with it.
  2. TheWigglerSpot

    Anyone using GV-VMS yet?

    Do they have a linux version? I just bought a GEOVISION NVR that runs linux - haven't even installed yet and hopefully I can install or it automatically grabs the latest version. Thanks
  3. The software on all of these suck, collectively. Synology has had frequent updates to their VMS (up to 7.2 I think) and for 549.99 for the 9 camera license + 100 for 2TB HD you are going to have a pretty good NVR set up. Main drawback is the no rackmount for Synology unless you get a true NAS, then spend about 450 for the same licenses. Brutal anyway you slice it if you want good rackmounted NVR
  4. Sorry to bump a really old thread, a "civilian" can actually buy the Synology NVR product. You cannot buy the products you mentioned unless you go through a dealer and pay a lot of $$$
  5. TheWigglerSpot

    Designing first IP PoE system.. and im lost.

    You definitely want POE and you can use a SWITCH to add as many POE devices as your switch can handle. All POE switches need a power outlet (not sure if you are asking). From my POE switches to the furthest camera is a lot farther than 300 feet and everything works great with CAT6. You want to segregate the Cameras from the rest of the network (WAPS, whatever) obviously and don't expect much from the software that comes with these NVR's. (NVR is a DVR but on the network) You will hear stories of better VMS (this is the software that drives the NVR) but no one will tell you how much because unless they do the entire install, etc and sell you a 3k NVR... It's tricky if you hire an installer. My house I originally had pre-wired and the guy left the country after it was done. The installers all pissed me off so bad with their nonsense I just decided to do ti all myself - cameras, whole home audio, automation, you name it. Luckily I had a week or 2 to spend learning what to do. Get your checkbook out and prepare to be pissed off if you use an installer. Maybe cheaper in the long run, bit it sucks in the beginning. You are gonna pay about 3 to 4x as much for them to do it and $80 an hour per person to come out and fix anything that breaks. If you are a DIYer there probably isn't much that is gonna break that you aren't gonna know how to fix. GL and I hope I helped address some of what you are concerned about. Depending on the cameras, this is doable for 15k. The devil is in the details with any proposal you get.
  6. TheWigglerSpot

    NVR Software - Expensive

    This is one of the best pieces of info I've ever seen on NVR software. I will say that a lot of the app criticism you see ("spinning", "blank / black view") is due to the nature of the network the app is on. I've spent a lot of time researching NVR software as I only want to do this once and I want to do it right, and it all seems to suck pretty bad, at least the SOHO/Home stuff, and maybe the commercial stuff as well. What version of Surveillance Station were you running? It shouldn't require constant monitoring and if the NVR loses the lease or whatever with one of the cameras, it should have multiple streams to inform the license holder, user. I have little first hand experience, but I am sure from what I have read and your experiences, that NVR and remote viewing software collectively sucks really bad.