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    Hikvision PTZ Network Dome Camera

    Simple part first, most cameras don’t come with mounting hardware. But a simple installation maybe just require screws, but then there is the drilling holes for wire for power/ signal, etc. I have several ptz but they only move on my command. I think it’s a misapplication to plan to move...
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    Axis PTZs lifespan

    I just had my Q6115E fail for second time. This time, 6 months out of warranty. $1050 for replacement. New one is approx $3 k. Hope this is not representative of Axis cameras.
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    Lightning strike issue

    Any idea where the initial strike was? Lightning wants to go to ground. The best way to protect is to have a better path to ground than your equipment. Big enough strikes, there is no protection. Your circuit is a parallel path for the electrons. The surge protectors short the electrons to...
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    Large PTZ recommendation

    I have two DS-DF8836IX-AELW from Hikvision. 4K with 36 x Heavy 17.5 lbs They are 100 ft up a tower. Work well and I use the microphone input. Don’t know how they compare with Dahua. Under 3k from EMPIRETECANDY
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    Help please: need external power supply for Hikvision ds-2de4582

    Hay, no issues, just trying to help. I didn’t find the specs. Just curious, if you knew the specs, why ask what the label says?
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    Help please: need external power supply for Hikvision ds-2de4582

    That connector was designed for a stripped wire to be screwed into it. Not a connector. It IS the connector. there are two cut wires currently attached-- orange and black.
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    Help please: need external power supply for Hikvision ds-2de4582

    all cameras don't support POE. What does it say after 24v? We can see that.??
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    Help please: need external power supply for Hikvision ds-2de4582

    How old is this.? I can't find any specs on HIK web site.
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    Help please: need external power supply for Hikvision ds-2de4582

    I have several PTZ that required 24 v AC and they came with the transformer. Like TonyR said, read the tag and see if it says AC or DC. It would be difficult to run POE with needing 24v ac. Depends on your power needs ( amps times volts). Cat 5 wire is thin so they step it up to 55 v for...
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    Waterproofing cameras?

    Less water is better. Seal it. If the system later leaks, there is little more you could have done to prevent it.
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    Mic Humming / Issues on Hikvision IP PTZ 2DE7184-A

    I think you wired it correctly. I’m running 6 ipcams with mics around my yard. Try a battery to eliminate ground issues. I had something like this and switched to different mic. I use...
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    4k PTZcamera about to fall out of the sky - help!

    It wouldn't play on an Ipad but did on my computer. thanks. Tony, I think the smooth ride up and down and the relative giant platform reassured me. One last task, getting the guy wire thru the trees(pines) in the left of the above picture. I tried with a crossbow at the top and the arrow...
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    4k PTZcamera about to fall out of the sky - help!

    Adding a jpeg. Video in last entry doesn’t play. Did I do something wrong? Just uploaded a video from iPad.
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    4k PTZcamera about to fall out of the sky - help!

    I solved my problem. Hired a 28 ton crane with a 115 ft reach. I must have forgotten to tighten as it took several revolutions to tighten the screws. Great view up there. Reinstalled safety cables, after reading HIK instructions.
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    Capturing Lightning Strikes on IP Camera

    Here is an example of snapping pictures during a lightning storm. One catching the flash and one not. Captured with Axis 2 meg camera. Lots of clouds so the whole sky was lighting up . No bolts visible.
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