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    testing out a cheap doorbell cam...

    I just read this... https://research.nccgroup.com/2020/12/18/domestic-iot-nightmares-smart-doorbells/ While the devices tested don't appear to be the same as the one I tested, the similarities are enough (mearitek / CloudEdge) to make me feel uncomfortable continuing to use it. I've changed...
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    testing out a cheap doorbell cam...

    After many frustrations with my AD110, which only works with Alexa show & firestick in the hours following a restart, but otherwise works OK... I tried a $49 2k wired doorbell cam from Amazon which promised to check all the boxes. There are three such doorbell cams there currently. By all...
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    Dahua NVR playback stops at recording type change

    I use a Dahua 4116 4k NVR to record multiple cams continuously, with motion enabled. Playing back multiple NVR recorded streams simultaneously and in sync works beautifully via Smart PSS on my desktop. (Smart PSS is playing from the NVR, there are no local recordings or PC-NVR in use.) Each...
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    Hikvision DS-HD1 doorbell cam

    Anyone have any experience with the Hikvision DS-HD1 doorbell cam? I'm tempted to try one and tired of fighting with my AD110 which only works with Alexa immediately following a restart. It seems feature-for-feature compatible and ups the ante with 5ghz wifi. My main asks are: powers from...
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    Events : subscription 00002efd

    Yeah, no argument there about BI motion detection being better than what the cameras have built in. Rain and fog cause false motion alerts from the cameras all the time. I just wanted to start with BI as a drop-in replacement for everything my NVR is currently doing. When I couldn’t find a...
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    Amcrest SmartHome Video Doorbell Camera AD110

    I’m using SH on an iPhone. Trying to talk by initiating talk from SH without any button press fails. I can live with that, because I can initiate talk if I need to from DMSS and AmcrestViewPro. Now that I’ve reset, skipped chime setup, and not adjusted the chime volume I can answer calls made...
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    Amcrest SmartHome Video Doorbell Camera AD110

    Just used SH to change doorbell chime volume from Loud to Mute and now talk feature is not working again, and Echo Show reports it's not responding (it was working after the reset). Setting it back to Loud took multiple attempts because the app's slider bar would not respond. Setting it back...
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    Amcrest SmartHome Video Doorbell Camera AD110

    Just did a reset and this time during setup I chose to skip the chime setup (was mechanical previously). On first test, bell press produced a call I could answer from smart home, but no chime inside and Alexa didn’t tell me anyone was at the door either. I’ll recheck the Alexa skill. If I can...
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    Amcrest SmartHome Video Doorbell Camera AD110

    Thanks for the info. My NVR is also Dahua OEM so it’s using the private protocol to talk to the cam. I haven’t changed any encoding settings since the last factory reset but I did lose motion detection out of the clear blue sky one day and then restored it by reenabling it through the...
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    Amcrest SmartHome Video Doorbell Camera AD110

    There’s an abundance of owners reporting “failed to talk” errors from SH and being unable to answer. Until recently, I was always able to answer calls by using the talk feature in two other apps instead of SmartHome. Only recently did the speaker volume begin to reset to zero on bell press...
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    Amcrest SmartHome Video Doorbell Camera AD110

    Wow. You’re the first I’ve seen report no issues with answering a call. Are you running any NVR or VMS with it, or just using SmartHome and nothing else? Also... which firmware? Thanks.
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    Amcrest SmartHome Video Doorbell Camera AD110

    @Bitslizer yes, I’ve tried resets. Perhaps it’s the firmware version I’m on. Does anyone’s AD110 actually allow a bell press to be answered? I’m under the impression that the talk feature fails in SmartHome regardless of app or firmware version. I thought I was ahead of the curve being able to...
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    Amcrest SmartHome Video Doorbell Camera AD110

    Hi, all. I've discovered that the doorbell press results in the speaker volume set to 0. I'd like to automate resetting the speaker volume to 100 immediately following a press event. That would allow me to use DMSS or Amcrest View Pro to conduct a call with the doorbell soon after receiving...
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    Events : subscription 00002efd

    I've just found this old thread by searching for an "Events: subscription" log entry issue that I'm experiencing in a newer version of Blue Iris, which does not have a "pull point subscription" checkbox (although I suspect it has just been renamed to "Get ONVIF Trigger Events" since this thread...
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    Will this work?

    I've got them on a 50" display. My substreams are really low quality (for my NVR's sake) and are barely passable on a phone display. I'm checking out Blue Iris to see if I can do without them entirely. So far, the webservice provides a decent quality 1080p stream in a 4-cam group view and it...
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