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    Empire Tech Andy Made It To YouTube Video

    Yeah my neighbor is probably part of that same target audience. I trying to talk him off the Costco/Sams Club "kits" letting him know he'll definitely be getting lower quality cameras, but he seems locked on 4K with included DVR. The only upside is he is definitely NOT going wireless cloud...
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    New build 40 cameras 4K , what would you do ?

    The only thing I'd be a little concerned about is exactly what memory bandwidth is required. In my testing substreams significantly reduced the need for high memory bandwidth but your proposed configuration is at the extreme end. I usually check: Blue Iris Update Helper so see if there are...
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    New build 40 cameras 4K , what would you do ?

    Tried it both ways, post #10 I had 53 cameras running with substreams only on the CPU. My concern is that my 53 cameras were all lower than you are proposing, but if @bp2008 can check my math, I did have 6500 MP/s running in that configuration just on the CPU. In post #11, I had 20 of the high...
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    New build 40 cameras 4K , what would you do ?

    Sure, this ought to work. Finally Completed - New EPYC build & Limit Test - (Extremely Unnecessary Builds) I estimate (40 * 8.3MP cameras @ 20FPS) using substreams if I did the math would be about 6500 MP/s effective full-rez recorded and another 600MP/s in substreams. With this configuration...
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    Router recommendations

    edit: I think "Guest Network" @wittaj recommended would be what I would try. Play dumb and get lucky option: hook up a second distinct network router Check if your ISP allows you to connect multiple devices to your single internet connection (i.e. thinking a switch in front of two routers to...
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    Router recommendations

    I know you are asking for a recommendation for a different router, but I find the ASUS Routers to be a pretty good consumer solution. I definitely would recommend (and do use them) for VPN access via OpenVPN. I know it doesn't specifically tackle the VLAN feature you asked about but it might...
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    Midnight Cleansing

    That's how it went for my wife and son, both smoked for years, then switched to vaping. I remember early on they both used to talk about how overwhelming the smell of a smoker walking by was (in a I need to bum a cig off that person because I have a crazy craving, and like TonyR describes my...
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    Router recommendations

    In that video, check the 7 minute mark for a really good summary of the SG-1100 ($179) or SG-2100 ($229). Recognize you are buying a lower power device at a premium, but officially supported and with the newest pfSense software. Also I don't believe either provide any wifi connectivity so plan...
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    Router recommendations

    Or consider something like the Unifi USG (Security Gateway), less dreamy but still the same ecosystem, good UI and decent following for (usually) unpaid support. Since I never had the USG my Unifi dashboard never had the cool firewall metrics (pfSense doesn't yet integrate with Unifi...
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    Router recommendations

    I don't personally have one, but Ubiquity has a solid following here and elsewhere, and all the Unifi equipment I do have (AP, POE Switch) I think their UI is top notch, I really like it. However, I did move the Unifi Controller to a PC on my network because the First-Gen Cloud key was garbage...
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    Router recommendations

    Here's my recommendations: No interest in becoming a network guru, but: want reliability, consistent patching and VPN support: Any ASUS router want VPN support and advanced features (VLAN's etc), with option to dig into some advanced networking, but basic UI, but with a support safety net to...
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    2021 New Product From Dahua

    I hardly even noticed you have cameras!
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    2021 New Product From Dahua

    HA HA that is a monster camera!
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    IPC-T5442T-ZE as an LPR help

    HDW5442TM-AS VBR Issue I wonder if you are having a similar issue with your 5442-Z4E, mine had this VBR issue even with great light. You could try changing the IFrame and some other parameters recommended in that thread.
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    Thrilled with my custom Dahua Setup!

    Not my house, but I would be comfortable saying I was done when I reached this level. Hurstville Home with 24 Security Cameras and Floodlights
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