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    Review-OEM 4mp AI Cam IPC-T5442TM-AS Starlight+

    Just remember as well it's better to mount it low and point it up than have it sagging down. You get the facial shot that way.
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    How much "hidden" should be a dome camera from sunlight....

    Personally, Id be upset. To me CCTV is fit and forget (with the exception of the odd wipe), until the camera dies or something so ground breakingly better comes out that it's time to replace it. The last camera I want to fit is one that requires me to spend $200 replacing it every 2 years. We...
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    12 x 8MP - system requirements - discussion

    Are you sure that 8mp cameras are the best for your application? The 5831R isn't particularly sensitive at night and to that end, unless you have a well lit area day and night, you might be better off with one of the 4mp starlight+ cameras such as this: Review-OEM 4mp AI Cam IPC-T5442TM-AS...
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    What do you think? Are you ready for this?

    Be aware you can delay Windows Updates in your Windows Update system settings for (I think) 45 days. This buys you some time against update bugs, Also be aware that EVERY update resets this setting so It needs to be enabled again after every update.
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    I was right all along, Dahua IPC-HDW4831EM-ASE - Don't follow the 4K Hype

    For some reason with down scaling the picture does seem to be better. Pixels are obviously discarded, but the pixels that remain seem to retain a greater sharpness. It's most obvious in TV where data rates are much higher than for CCTV. I'd expect CCTV to mirror it though albeit the effect might...
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    I was right all along, Dahua IPC-HDW4831EM-ASE - Don't follow the 4K Hype

    Not sure why I didn't comment on this earlier. Digital zoom should always be avoided at all costs. Digital zoom just crops an area of the picture then expands it to the size of the full frame to give the appearance of being zoomed in. In reality what you're doing is taking a small part of the...
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    Review-OEM 4mp AI Cam IPC-T5442TM-AS Starlight+

    TBH I hope that's something Dahua should look at. I'm not sure the cheap price tag is an excuse. The saving between casting this and a better metal is probably a few tens of pennies. If the camera cost $2 or $3 more, I'm sure people would buy it. Juts out of interest, do other models use set...
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    Cannot login to ipcamtalk from Firefox anymore - cookies

    There's an issue that Mike is looking into. Appears there's an intermittent site crash.
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    Increased FPS 25 on Dahua SD59225U-HNI smoothed auto tracking????

    In one way this wouldn't surprise me as with a higher frame rate there are more frames to sample the change of position from. What does surprise me from all these cameras though is the fact that the cameras never seem to track continuously. As you say, there's always a jerkiness where the...
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    IPCT IPCT Upgrade Tonight! - Oct. 11, 2019

    Mike, has anyone reported any issues? Over the past few days when I've come to the site, I've intermittently seen a message "Oops we ran into some problems please try later". At the top of the page it suggests clearing cookies. I did try that but it never worked on return. I suspect that maybe...
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    Got Graffiti'ed

    Yeah I thought of this, I thought maybe something like Thompson's Waterseal. However, it's not my wall. I did mention it to my neighbour though.
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    Got Graffiti'ed

    Thanks Looney / Rollo. As it happens my neighbour has reported it to the Council but no action despite it being several weeks. I think they have so much they don't want to tackle it. I might ring them myself this afternoon and see if I can speed it up.
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    IP camera as webcam

    Yeah or if you're looking to VLOG, there are many video cameras that allow a stream out to the pc. Look on Youtube at what Youtube Vlogger's use.
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    Got Graffiti'ed

    Got Graffiti'ed again tonight - Halloween Effect. Can't believe this, this year has been the 1st time in 50yrs anything like this happened. Part of the issue is the old graffiti is still up, albeit, it's in hand. My experience is one tag encourages another. 5 new tags:
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    Well there goes the neighborhood

    Couldn't you get the police to raid themlooking for drugs if there's evidence of use? Another approach in a case like that might be to report the danger from the needles to your local authority. They might just clean them up but if the problem is ongoing you could point out the danger to...