Recent content by brianegge

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    New to LPR? Considerations Before You Begin

    I'll be patient. It doesn't need to be under the tree Dec 25, though my wife will be happy if I tell her I bought my Christmas presents and she just needs to wrap them :)
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    Dahua NVR5208 saving Playback files problem. Download option missing.

    Yes another issue for Mac M1 users. SmartPSS doesn't run on the Mac M1, so I attempt to the browser. This works more or less, but you can't download. So I still have to use my Windows PC just to download the clips.
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    Dahua NVR series

    This is very helpful. I wasn’t able to figure that out from the Dahua website. Also, it wasn’t clear which differences were firmware or hardware.
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    Dahua NVR series

    I'm looking to replace a NV4116-HS with a 5xxx series NVR, mostly because I hit the 80Mbps limit (guess I should have planned better). I see under different brands there are 5200, 5400 and now 5800 series. The last two digits indicate the number of channels it can support, but are there hardware...
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    "Empower" NVR4216 firmware

    I used Amcrest and Loryta (Dahua). I don’t think you lose any features with the newer firmware.
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    Building a new house and Electrician is installing Paradox

    Having wired sensors has many advantages, even just running the sensors to central panel can be useful later. I was happy my house has wired door a d window sensors built into the frames. They are invisible when closed and difficult to spot when open. Each door or window is on its own “zone”...
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    Amcrest IP8M-2599W mini review

    I turn on HDR to about 20%. It makes daytime look a little washed out but you can see shadow areas.
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    Rampant ransomware.

    We use a phishing training service. Each user gets and email each month enticing them to follow the link. It’s reasonably effective. Better than nothing.
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    Solar powered outdoor wifi camera

    The pet fence guys ditch witch across driveways every day. You could do the same across the parking lot with direct burial cat6. Many times parking lot lights are wired with three wires, one always hot and one switched, so you can have an outlet or something else attached to the pole.
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    DeepStack ExDark - Detect objects in dark/night images and videos

    I looked at the dark training set. Doesn’t seem that it would be that useful. I train two models: one with color images and the other with IR images. When the camera switches to IR it sends a gray scale image, and I use that to determine which model to use. When I train my models I first...
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    How many cameras everyone running?

    I have 14, plus two in a box. 13 outside and one in the garage. My next two I want to install near the street.
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    Not So Smart U-Haul Driver

    Hope the fire department was able to rescue them. I expect they had something quite important in the truck. Separately, if you have a sprinkler system, it’s great to have some cameras. Typically the pressure sensor notifies your alarm company or the fire department. Most of them time they go...
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    best way to get important notifications

    I’ve thought about setting up a fake smtp server for my cameras to send to. Then I can forward the messages to telegram, pushover, slack, etc..
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    SMD and IVS ignoring tracked machines

    Yes, you can fool AI with a t-shirt or other low-tech methods. Based on the camera captures users post, most perps are not too concerned about cameras.
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    SmartPSS Mac M1

    I've not had any trouble with other x86 processes on my Mac... seem SmartPSS is not following some API correctly. Process: SmartPSS [65552] Path: /Applications/ Identifier: com.dahuatech.SmartPSS Version...