Recent content by Swampledge

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    preparing for BI install - requesting review of the proposed configuration

    The learning curve for BI is not that steep. Yes, there is a lot to it, but you can set it up with one or two cameras very quickly and then worry about tweaking it and taking advantage of its finer points. I say this because I was a newbie to BI in July and found it pretty easy to start taking...
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    Mesh vs APs

    I have 4 access points in 4 buildings spread over about 2 acres of our 10 total acres. No mesh. Three of the access points share the same SSID, based on recommendations from this forum. (They all would, except I’m too lazy to reconfigure every wireless device to the SSID I’d prefer to use.) Two...
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    Recommend cameras??

    It’s too far away to identify any perps- you might see when something happened, but that’s all. Edited to add: These are the things you learn once you start down the path and start testing your installation(s).
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    Recommend cameras??

    Others here will give you great advice on which cameras to buy, etc., as @wittaj has done. Have you considered what threats your property actually faces? Around here, it is common for bad guys to check garages and cars left outside for easy pickings. You have a camera inside your garage, but I...
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    New and Overwhelmed

    @Kk9 Several years ago, my son showed me what he had done at his house with Nest cameras. It seemed like a quick and easy way to get a couple of cameras watching portions of my property that I couldn’t easily see from my house. I set up a couple of cameras and was happy. Then I built a new...
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    Can't flag a section of stored video

    What are you trying to accomplish? The manual implies that only clips and snapshots can be flagged. But it is very easy to simply export a short section of a clip, which is what I do for segments of interest.
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    Wife Wants A Ring Doorbell, I Want Decent Gear. Help Me Win!

    It will depend on whether it’s features are directly available via LAN or if they need to pass through Ring’s servers. That information isn’t clear in their promotional matter that I could see.
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    Wife Wants A Ring Doorbell, I Want Decent Gear. Help Me Win!

    I haven’t. When my Ring died at just under 3 yrs old, I replaced it with a Nest Hello, because I had a couple of Nest cameras already, and the cloud storage plan is a fixed charge not based on number of cameras. Plus, the Ring only recorded video when triggered, whereas the Nest did 24/7. Within...
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    Wife Wants A Ring Doorbell, I Want Decent Gear. Help Me Win!

    What @IReallyLikePizza2 said. My Ring Video Pro was a great doorbell camera, but it is not enough camera. Get a Ring, but don’t expect the speed to be fast enough to actually talk to someone at your door from the app. It may sometimes work, but often they’ll be gone before you can talk to them...
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    More people throwing trash outside my house

    It varies from state to state here in the U.S. In Connecticut to register a vehicle that was bought in another state, it must be taken to a licensed inspection station to verify that the VIN on the paperwork is the actual VIN of the vehicle. The vehicle may also need to undergo an emissions...
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    IOS App Update v2.01.00

    2.01.03 working ok for me with BI
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    Huawie Security Threat

    Wouldn’t this be a double-edged sword? If a device is not currently exploitable, wouldn’t a mandated updateability leave it susceptible to being exploited?
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    Which Android App?

    If you are going to use Blue Iris, you don’t need any of those other apps. You can use the Blue Iris app ($10 US) for iOS or Android, or just use the UI3 built into Blue Iris via Chrome browser.
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    Losing signal on all cameras randomly after BI 4 to 5 upgrade....

    Sorka, it may be useful to post what version of BI you are running. Some folks here have reported reverting back to earlier versions of BI 5 to resolve some bugs.
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    How much range of motion does a turret mount have?

    You could also use a turret wall mount on the camera. They only add a small amount of bulk to the camera, and I think look a little less aggressive than a bullet. This would give you essentially 360 degrees of adjustment in the horizontal plane.