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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    FYI, VLAN is just one way to do it. There are better, less intrusive ways to do this than adding a VLAN tag. I am blocking a lot of my devices through firewall rules and DNS blocks which then do not require me to isolate these devices within my own network. I agree the app configuration doesn't...
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    This is as expected. The encryption is proprietary and meant to only allow their cloud server to decrypt. The login/password only gives you access to the unencrypted stream.
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    This is pretty interesting. I wonder how ezviz can push code changes to a doorbell which is not running their firmware. It kind of defeats the whole purpose I had set to have a device that is cloud independent and is the type of things I completely abhor. I am having my firewall block almost...
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    The golden rule which I so often fail to follow applies... "If it ain't broke, don't mess with it." I am glad I didn't fool around with newer firmwares.
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Can't speak for synology but it works fine on both of QNAP's NVR softwares, QVR and Surveillance station. There is something odd about the RTSP stream of these doorbells as discussed earlier in this thread, as it relates to the audio encoding. Most softwares are overcoming it: VLC, FFMPEG which...
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    The CAT rating is just a test. The cables I have at home are CAT5, very old (~20y) and have been able to support 10Gbps over 50m easily. I suspect that back when they were installed CAT6 or maybe even CAT5e didn't exist. A very good quality (shielding, pure copper for POE, low gauge (thicker)...
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    @alexdelprete, no you are not missing anything and are completely correct. It's overkill :) Just a pipe dream of what potentially could be in the future and yeah we would lose POE if we do that which I failed to mention above but I meant to. I am trying as much as I can to reduce wifi as well...
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    To me it would be future proofing.... optical fibers will not have the limitation of copper as it relates to shielding interferences limiting frequency. I myself have already converted my infrastructure to 10/5gig but using very good quality 20 year old CAT5 wires (not even CAT5E). I got POE to...
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    That would be interesting to survey. Are all the people having a chime problem using the ezviz version? From that one datapoint, it seems to be a hardware issue. The ezviz came out later than the other OEMs so it isn't impossible that they cut cost on something (new rev is not always better when...
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Got me all paranoid so I went to check and my chime is working just fine: I am running an RCA model with an old laview firmware: V5.2.4 buiild 190716
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    If you can, return it and get another one... I suppose you can't do this anymore? Indeed you should see a series of voltage pulses.
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    And you verified that the voltage at the chime changes when you push the doorbell? I have had the same experience as you described with your dad's installation so indeed something should move or at least buzz if the power is not sufficient. It is possible that you also have a failed unit...
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Nope, I actually downgraded my chime from an electronic chime to a mechanical one (the absolutely cheapest one I could find) when I changed my doorbell just to simplify things. Can you describe your problem and what chime you are using? I suppose you also already setup the the doorbell to...
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    mamma mia! What was in there that could attract them?
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    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    This is incorrect. The electronics inside the DB run in DC. The AC input is only because doorbell circuitry usually use AC to reduce voltage drop through the circuit. All semiconductor chips require power conversion from AC to DC. The doorbell, just like your PC, laptop or your microwave or...
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