Recent content by catcamstar

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    6 , IP Cam in one place & NVR is in another place. How can I connect this all

    Affirmative, but if you want to work with an NVR, can't you install an NVR (with hard drives) in location 1, next to the cameras for "high resolution" recording and a "dummy" NVR in location 2 for "low resolution" monitor playback. If you need a high resolution stream playback/recording, you can...
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    I read the guide and wiki and still have questions. Dahua camera selection help.

    I fully agree with all the great options/alternatives offered, but one seems missing ;-) It does take a bit of work to pull the wires (under/next to your driveway), yet your mailbox is a perfect spot for a hidden cam to monitor your full house. It won't be good to identify the guy getting out of...
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    6 , IP Cam in one place & NVR is in another place. How can I connect this all

    It is a good starting point having 2 real IPs, never knew there were fake IPs on the internet ;-) What are your options: 1) install the "real" NVR onsite, next to each camera, let it record the main streams and substreams 2) install a "dummy" NVR next to your monitor, and let it connect to the...
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    Loud hard drive noises once a week, whats it doing ?

    Couple of things you can check: Then you can at least indicate which process this is causing (might be your antivirus, disk defragmentation, ... ) Good luck! CC
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    4.0 AI version NVR5XXX-4KS2_MultiLang_V4.000.0000001.2.R.20191101

    What are your options: factory reset the device: did this solve the issue? factory reset the device and re-apply the firmware file: did this solve the issue? factory reset the device and reload the previous firmware file: did this solve the issue? repeat the previous 3 steps with all cams...
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    Dahua camera System Service settings

    No worries, I did intentionally park a Smiley at the end of my sneaky attack ;-) Dahua might better call these settings "advanced settings", although SSH and multicast are just (operating) system settings on the camera itself. The advanced terminology might scare of uneducated people more than...
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    New setup, x8 cam + NVR

    On the question regarding BI versus NVR: all depends what you really want. It's like choosing for an automatic car versus a manual. It's a matter of taste, desirability to tweak and maintain. There is no "ultimate", as each platform has its pro's and cons (to give one: BI has a mobile app yet...
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    Dahua camera System Service settings

    Haai! For a user with such a high post count, I find these kind of posts are nominated for the Google Search Awards in 2020 :-) 1. SSH means SecureShell -> this provides one way to "login" on your camera and run (for example) commands and limited control functionality. Default = off and...
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    Dahua NVR 4KS vs 4KS2?

    For what it is worth: not all (ebay) sellers mention the CORRECT type of any Dahua NVR. Even without the "8P" in the "title" you need to validate the specifications to see how many POE ports are available yes, E stands for ePOE 4KS vs 4KS2 --> new version, when I ordered, I couldn't even order...
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    What about managed switches for vlan?

    I agree with the previous posts. If you can "manage" your own core router (or to name it like Ubiquity's "EdgeRouter" model), you can easily switch providers or even better: you can create redundant ISP uplinks if you want to (eg with an Android phone, you can "upgrade" your ASUS router to dial...
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    Accidently factory reset my "DHI-NVR408-8P-4KS2" via configtool and now unable to log in...

    Glad to hear you fixed it! Keep up the good work! CC
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    Blocking camera from phoning home - recommended for initial setup?

    "Security by obscurity" was a common technique, but I personally would never advice your non-existing-gateway strategy. There are known network devices (eg IoT's) which spawn new (virtual) network devices with "common gateway" addresses and probe those. It's not that if you don't see it, it is...
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    IPC-HFW5231E-Z12E preset (ptz) help

    Day / night switch does not "wear" the camera, it's the mechanical motor which is not designed to last for 24/7 movement activity. I don't think these varifocal exists more than 5-10 years to make a scientific deduction if 24/7 motor activity could have a negative impact. If I was you, and had...
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    Long answer: if you want ANY traffic from the internet to your internal LAN, you need somewhere somehow an "open" port. We all know (hence this VPN topic) that port forwarding an sich is a real open door, with all its disadvantages (especially if the underlying system is not 100% "internetproof"...
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    Lorex NVR and FTP

    Interesting question, never tested FTP though. As lorex is bitwise similar to the dahua NVR, I compared your screen with mine. Have a look at step 12 & 13, it looks the same as yours. So if you choose "channel -All" and "days -All", and have...