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  1. So I purchased 4 mini PTZ’s which I have used before but now I am running into problems. Each PTZ is doing the exact same thing. When I move the camera left to right, or if I zoom in I have no problems. However if I pan up and down the camera cuts in and out like its loosing power. I thought it might have been my wire lengths or problems with the wiring so I took the camera down and plugged it in locally at the DVR. I still have the same problem. I’ve changed out all the power supplies as well. This is running through their Geovision recorder. Could I be some kind of termination issue? I have a video clip of the problem but don’t quite know where to post it for your viewing. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks
  2. Im trying to build an IP megapixel system using all Arecont domes (12) and 3 IP PTZ cameras. Looking for any good software that will support 12 arecont megapixel and 3 IP PTZ cameras. Also the customer has asked that he be able to control the three IP PTZ cameras with a seperate joystick. I've had no problem with standard digital recorders hooking up multiple joysticks and such but can't seem to find any info using joysticks with IP based systems. Does anyone have any info, links, or contacts I might be able to use to get m going? Thanks
  3. I haven't chosen the software or PTZ cameras because Im still trying to figure out which will work with what. Also I have never placed 12 megapaixel cameras on a system so I don't know if that will be an issue. Im open to any ideas and have a decent budget. Maybe axis IP PTZ's? http://www.axis.com/products/cam_215e/index.htm SO many options. I'm more intrested in finding out what people have used with what software and that ha worked! Thanks for the info on the joyticks.
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    Need wireless setup

    Can anyone recommend some good wireless products for my home? Everything is a straight shot. Each camera is about 150ft away. I need something reliable and something that is not to unsightly. Thanks I will have 3 cameras total.
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    Need wireless setup

    Thanks scorp. I ended up doing some light trenching and just hard wired it. Pain in the but but i think it worked out good after looking into the wireless products a little. Thanks for the wireless info though.
  6. I have two PTZ's that keep losing their control (Rx Tx) settings permanently. The camera pictures are fine I just loose all controls. These cameras were working for about 6 months and it just stopped working. I removed the cameras and plugged them in locally to the DVR but still no movement. I plugged a new PTZ in to the DVR and no movement. I sent them back and they replaced them with new ones but could not explain what the problem was. So I found out that the DVR as well as the control functions on the PTZ were broken. I got two new PTZ’s and a new recorder and installed them and 2 months later it has happened again. The owner of the building told me that the camera was resetting itself and was turning off and on so I think one of the outlets the camera is plugged into is bad. Could a surge from the power of the camera kill the PTZ controls? I think in this setup it could. THE SETUP: I have one Cat5 running about 500ft. I split it off and used two twisted pair for the first PTZ (one pair for controls and the other pair I put a video balun for video). Then on the same Cat5 wire I used the other two pair the same way for the further camera. This is the camera I think has the bad power going to it. Do you think throwing the cameras on some UPS’s will work or should I try that along with something else? The vendor was telling me I might want to ground the PTZ controls? I just want to make sure I don’t go through this again. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
  7. god that sounds nice right about now.
  8. I have the power about 15ft from the PTZ on 18-2. You know how it goes, everything works fine and I have the right voltage when I'm there but when I'm gone it acts up sporaticly. I should camp out until the camera resets.
  9. I have a camera mounted on a metal pole for a hotel. It starts flipping out like a very bad ground loop iolation problem at the same time every night when the lights come on (sign lighting). In the morning and throughout the day its fine. I have narrowed it down to only when the electricity going through the pole comes on is when it starts. Does anyone have any good tricks or recommend any isolators (by links or model numbers) that they have used for thier more serious problems. Im trying not to have to remount the camera yet. I also wanted to see if there was an isolater I could put at the recorder end (if thats where the issue starts at) mainly cause the camera is 50ft high. Thanks
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    Axis 216 FD Network camera

    I have a brand new Axis 216FD dome camera in the box with everything. Because I am an Installer I can't say the exact price I paid for it but the customer went with megapixel so i am left with it. Asking $400 wich is well below cost and MSRP. I have had the unit for about 2 months. Send a PM if intrested.
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    help identify 4Ch DVR please....

    try 1111 0000 or nothing because they are so original know one would think to enter those. or try throwing it against the wall really hard. Sometimes it will reset everything back to the original format.
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    Need help choosing an 8 channel DVR

    You might also want to check these out. Installed about 50 of them now with only a few having issues (hardive issues from shipping) very nice live viewing and playback. http://cctv.sjglobalservice.com/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?Item=64 These are also good for the price but aren't as fancy.
  13. i was looking for a quad that has one output that shows all four screens on the TV next to it. I then need it to have it to where it has another video out to send a single channel video of one of the cameras to a screen 100ft away. All I can find are 4 channel quads with a maint tv output to display the four cameras. Any links or model numbers i can check out? Thanks for the help.
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    Quad with mulitple video outputs

    I ended up using this. Worked pretty good. Under $30Just incase someone runs into the same issue. COP 15-VD12 15VD12COP - VIDEO DISTRIBUTOR 1 IN 2 OUT, W/ GAIN CONTROL PER CHANNEL "A simple to use BNC video splitter amplifier unit with independent gain control per channel. Transmission ranges up to 300m. Excellent for use when in need of a single camera call monitor."
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    Quad with mulitple video outputs

    Thanks for the help guys. Been so long since I've messed with this old school stuff.
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    16-channel DVR suggestions

    I have been selling these left and right. Nice pictures with VGA or BNC for display and eve better playback. 30FPS per camera full D1 res on all 16 cameras. Great pricing. Up to 8 TB. I got fed up with the PC based about 6months ago and then i found these. They have a lower end model that is almost as nice but it cuts FPS down to about 7 in full D1. If your an installer they have great customer service, tech support, and return policy if your unhappy with anything. Heres the link to the DVR if you need info. http://alldigitalsecurity.com/83622/87201.html
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    Best place for cameras on front of house

    http://cpg.protecdvs.com/displayimage.php?album=16&pos=2 http://cpg.protecdvs.com/displayimage.php?album=15&pos=18 These work nice
  18. I’ve done over a thousand installations for businesses and its finally time I do my house up. So I need a little help on some different products you guys have seen or used in homes. I got all the cameras, recorder and wiring here. I can get wire to any location in the house but here are some thing I am trying to accomplish. I want to have at least 5 screens I will mount into the walls at different locations. (Bathrooms, front door, bedroom etc. I need a device that allows me to view and control all cameras from each screen. I would prefer all touch screens. My basic plan is to touch a camera on the screen and have it will pop up to full screen. I will also have multiple PTZ’s that I would like to be able to move around from those LCD screens (if possible) but if not then just pulling up the cameras to full screen will work. Has anyone seen or used anything like this? I have a budget of about $3000 for just the parts needed to split the signals and the LCD monitors. I have the 16 cameras now 10 mini PTZ’z , 2 Extreme, and 4 day/ night. Thinking about 4 megapixel but don’t know how I can integrate them into this so I’ll probably just keep it separate. The recorder will have 3 TB running 740X480 @15-30FPS per camera. I would like to be able to pull up video at each screen too but I will be happy with just viewing for now. All these cameras need to go into my recorder at some point. Please let me know if you have any model numbers, websites or pictures I could take a look at as well. Thanks I am posting this in the general viewing area as well as the private section as well just in case any DIY’s are looking for the same thing thanks.
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    Yeah I started reading into the Crestron and it seems like it might be getting a little complicated if your not used to programming those things. i might do what I can by myself and sub that out. There goes the budget! Maybe I'll set up some small LCD screens with a video in and just get single camera shots for now on the monitors and run the rest through a matrix for viewing and controlling in the bedrooms and the livingroom. Yeah I'm looking to do this here in the next couple months. Ill post whatever I get up and running. Thanks for the help and links guys.
  20. Does anyone know what kind of device I can use to run 13 cameras over fiber? I have never used fiber but on this one bid the building i am quoting is approx. 500ft accross the street from the main building where the DVR's are located at. He has 2 fiber lines from one building to the next. I am pretty sure I can only use one fiber line per camera or can I use more than one. He want coax out of the 13 cameras to the fiber connection and then out the other end of the fiber connection into the DVR. Any product numbers, links, or ideas would be appreciated. Thanks guys.
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    Axis 216FD

    They are axis 216FD
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    Axis 216FD

    I have four brand new axis cameras for sale. 3 are unopened and 1 was opened just to take a look inside. I have no use for them as the job I was working on switched out 4 cameras to vandal ones. If interested email me at paul@protecdvs.com $500 OBO thanks
  23. I am controlling the camera through the DVR screen. If I click slowly to pan the camera down it will just cut in and out. If I pan up and down fast it will show video lost on the screen for a second and come back. Some of the other cameras will shut off completely and come back on a couple minutes later and reboot to go though the testing cycles. Those cameras dont evn like to be move at all without going out. Heres the video of the camera cutting in and out. At one point it looks like it skips but thats when it showed video lost on my screen.
  24. What monitors have you guys used for your megapixel IP setups? If you have any links or model number that would be great. I have a couple 3 and 5 Megapixel camera setup and am looking for something that will display these cameras as best possible. Thanks
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    Monitor for IP Megapixel cam

    What do you mean laptop? Sorry. This will be for a customer and the there will be IP cams total only a couple will be megapixel. It will be a viewing station for the guards. Thanks