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  1. Solved: The command I originally captured from wireshark was close but missing two key factors: home appears to be -number=0 and the preset command required an action -act=goto ... thinking the web app was taking shortcuts because I was already connected and had been sending PTZ commands prior to capturing the activity for doing a CALL (goto) 1 (home) Here is the final solution: curl -v -u <user:pw> "http://<ipaddress>:<port>/web/cgi-bin/hi3510/param.cgi?cmd=preset&-act=goto&-status=1&-number=0 Note: Status = 1 according to one CGI manual means Automatically Stop after Action is complete So using an Autohotkey script that checks time in a loop and periodically launches a bat script with this curl command I can now ensure this camera is mostly pointing at home ... YES if someone is actively using another view they will be interrupted ... NOT a perfect solution BUT at least the human forgetful factor has been masked Hope this can be of help to others ... this command now has the potential to be used to randomly patrol a 360-degree area
  2. Sorry, not following your reply ... the preset/home position is already set as 1 ... there is no delay time associated with a preset on this camera ... which is why I am hoping to use autohotkey to issue a preset cgi command every 5 or 15 minutes (depending on time of day) ... currently playing with the Curl -v command and although I appear to have gotten past Authentication, the camera is refusing to accept the preset command ... I already use autohotkey to determine if this cheap camera is still online and if not kickstart it with an IP controlled remote power switch I designed. This camera has a bad habit of hanging especially if someone attempts to use the PTZ features in the dead of winter ... the motors most likely struggle in the colder weather causing inductive spikes which can be detrimental to DATA and INSTRUCTION fetches on MCU's. Using an ESP32 and a tiny relay I have implemented a way to interrupt the DC power to Cameras like this. Curl -v -u <user>:<pw> "HTTP://<ipaddress>:<Port>/web/cgi-bin/hi3510/param.cgi?cmd=preset&-status=1&-number=1" returning: Mark bundle as not supporting multiuse expecting that this suggests authentication and preset can't be processed in the command same line? ... tried both GET and POST ... POST hangs waiting for something In the Wireshark capture, the web service appears to use a Nailed Up Connection (Persistent or Keep-Alive) allowing for more commands without the need for further authentication(?)
  3. Issue: NO-NAME-BRAND IPCAM PTZ camera used by an all-volunteer security team who continually keep forgetting to put the camera back in its home position Looking to use an autohotkey process to kick this camera back to its home position every 5 to 15 minutes. Using Wireshark I have determined that the Web Interface sends the following CGI command http://<ipaddress>.<port>/web/cgi-bin/hi3510/param.cgi?cmd=preset&-status=1&-number=1 Tried sending this CGI command using curl in a BAT file but expect that this fails because the camera requires authentication not present in this string Wireshark provides some details as to how the web interface authentication is being done using GET HTTP/1.1 but not following how to include this in a one-line CGI Command GET / HTTP/1.1 GET /web/index.html HTTP/1.1 Severity level: Chat Group: Sequence Host: <ipaddress>:<port> Connection: keep-alive Cache-Control: max-age=0 Authorization: Basic <some encrypted code>= Credentials: <user>:<passwd> Upgrade-Insecure-Requests: 1 User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; x64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/537.36 Edg/114.0.1823.82 Accept: text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,image/webp,image/apng,*/*;q=0.8,application/signed-exchange;v=b3;q=0.7 Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate Accept-Language: en-US,en;q=0.9 If-None-Match: "59a47afb.1311" If-Modified-Since: Mon, 28 Aug 2017 13:20:11 DST Some CGI manuals suggest the credentials can be included in the string as in &-usr=<user>&-pw=<password> Can anyone share some Examples of how this might work? This camera is on a public network and are not concerned about its overall security which is why it is a cheap no-name-brand just used to help our all-volunteer security team see out on extreme weather days. Thanks in advance
  4. bxdobs

    Video Door Bell Cameras

    I was given a Ring Doorbell ... if I had purchased this product I would have returned it for the following reasons: 1) even with a 25Mb/5Mb internet service (considered high speed), by the time you receive notice that someone is at your door regardless of whether they actually ring the door bell, they are gone before I can get the APP up and active on my iPhone 2) Ring WANTS money for you to see video of who was at your door historically ... yes everyone has to eat ... but ... why pay for something that should be FREE 3) Ring will not allow anyone to access, store or capture any Video or Audio to a local host/server ... basically the RING device notifies a RING SERVER in the CLOUD which then notifies your Smart Phone ... at which point you have to find your phone, log in to your phone and finally activate the APP before you can actually respond to whom ever is at your door ... no one in this day and age is that patient 4) Ring currently does NOT support anything other then smart phones 5) Ring will not let you keep a continuous monitor of your device (live view) open for more then a few minutes at a time What I have done is keep the RING device in place and use a cheap PTZ cam which automatically captures all video locally ... the RING provide a log (date and time) of any front door occurrences which can be used to look up video on the PTZ cam ... FREE.
  5. bxdobs

    CPT-FTD366DN Question

    This camera has been in service for several years at a club house and with most clubs no one seems to know where the manual(s) have disappeared to. At issue; under normal operations the camera continuously rotates through an approximate 4 minute scan routine ... the problem is after the last 2 power outages plus my powering down the camera to clean it today, the camera does not appear to either be doing a HOME reference on power up OR is not referencing this location properly which results in the scanning becoming randomly skewed ... the scanning is consistent with what is was programmed to do but the stop points are no longer correct. ie the first stop point might be North 0 degrees at 75 degrees horizontal ... after power up today this first stop was North North East 30 degrees at 40 degrees Horizontal with all subsequent points skewed by the same amount I pulled the dome cover off and manually moved the servos to approximate the expected stop locations and the camera is now currently working the way expected ... at least until the next power outage. Looking for suggestions ... is this camera toast? the website for this camera doesn't appear to be available so perhaps the manufacture of this particular camera may be history. www.capturecctv.com if someone knows where I can find a user/program manual that would be greatly appreciated. Note: I noticed that the NSEW (360) servo has an infrared sensor but the UP/Down servo only appears to use a SCREW to stop both the top and bottom range so not sure how this camera actually references a home position. We currently use a DM DV4 DVR but the Remote PTZ Keyboard wasn't supplied with the camera or DVR so not certain how this camera was originally programmed