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    dahua cam's capture thieves breaking in vehicles.

    Hi DJ do I have it right that as the 2431 does not perform as well as 2231 it has caused you to put up extra light, where if it was a 2231 would have been ok? Would you therefore say buying the budget 2431 was false economy and a purchase you regret?
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    My new replacement DH-IPC-HDW2431T-AS budget cams

    Hi Denovich & Dudemar What model and What Lux did you get? I cant find the specsheet anywhere either! I presume you both got the non s2 model which appears to have a .008 lux as opposed to the S2 model which according to spec sheet above has only .01 lux? Does the box or contents confirm the...
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    REVIEW: Budget 4MP Turret Comparison - IPC-T2431T-AS vs Chinese HDW4433C-A

    Hi Burt.... Aways best to test!.... Mr D put it well in his reply to post Varifocal Vs Fixed when he said : I bought a 5231R-Z varifocal starlight first and have used it as a tester camera. Between that and my DSLR, I got a pretty good idea what focal lengths I'd need in what places. I...
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    Dahua 4MP Starlight Lineup

    Must be for expediency as the BW IR mode is always 0 Lux whats the point of listing that detail. therefore PC-HDW2231T-ZS-S2 0.002 Lux@F1.5 can only refer to lux color
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    Help me how to reset..

    My Hikvision camera password reset button for DS-2CD2745FWD-IZS I thought would find on the board so took apart. 2 pairs of glasses and magnifying glass .... but it was on the front Sd card cover But thanks to Southern Yankie didnt have to try password reset software online Hope this helps...
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    % at top of this page TL.
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    Newbie Starter Guide to IP Cam System – VPN setup – Computer Hardware – Blue Iris – Dahua Cameras

    WOW Absolutely fantastic out of this world guide TL !!!! Can you please put it on WIki for others Mike? (cant find it on home or there)
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    Thank you very much for that CC :) How long would that take a mere mortal to install openvpn to windows pc and how straightforward /reliable is that method? (I've read some don't find it easy) It appears my windows options are Openvpn on 1) My pc (61% of members using) 2) Asus (ac68u) router...
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    What a great resource!

    Hi Rick What cameras did you buy? Ive read 4tb will do say 7 cameras for 2 weeks of recording and if you set the recording to motion detection on some cams it will increase recording time significantly (Camera /motion/ and my settings are almost max on obj and sensitivity)
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    Hi Cat & TL Thanks for your replies Cat I don't have Asus will be OpenVPN via pc Its a cafe and will be installing BI /card payment machine and access point for customer wifi have pc and netgear switch for the pc/cams. ISP will be changed every year or so Want to access BI remotely and was...
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    VPN Primer for Noobs

    Hi Guys apologies for the aside. OpenVPN is the top vpn pick on BI Can someone kindly point me in the right direction of best (and poss simplest) way to setup remote access to my bi pc securely Are there any vids or tutorials on OpenVPN setup? Thanks Adam
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    Anybody use OpenVPN server on Windows

    Hi Guys Noticed this post was a few months old so hope I don't mind my qs I would be grateful for any help or direction, have a cafe and will be installing BI /card payment machine and access point for customer wifi have pc and netgear switch for the pc/cams. ISP will be changed every year...
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    Cam config problem BI Fails to connect to Hikvision cam Error code 80002726

    SOLVED... Thanks very much for your reply Southern Yankie !!!!! For anyone else with the same prob just reinstall the camera without specifying the model in the : camera/video /configure / make model section "inspect now" button and dont put in the camera model mine now shows under "Make...
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    Cam config problem BI Fails to connect to Hikvision cam Error code 80002726

    Hi there! Have a Hikvision DS-2CD2142FWD-IS which I can not get connected to BI Error code 80002726 (failed to connect) I have updated cam firmware to latest via sadp and it works fine Hikvision live view Also went through a lengthy vid ensuring the cam was not the problem On Bi IP cam...
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    Hi CJ im in samee position as you//// interested to find out what cams you bought and what you...

    Hi CJ im in samee position as you//// interested to find out what cams you bought and what you think thanks Adam
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    Hi Wopi Same question as Jock looking for best low light wdr not too expensive or so do u...

    Hi Wopi Same question as Jock looking for best low light wdr not too expensive or so do u suggest the IPC-HFW4239T-ASE
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    The Perfect BI setup needs SSD ?

    Hi there everyone It has been suggested the perfect BI PC needs an SSD However ? BP2008's suggestion in another post makes sense to me. __________________________ You don't need an SSD for the clips. Mechanical hard drives are a lot more cost-effective. Seagate SkyHawk or Western Digital...
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    Anyone Got a pre March 2014 copy of Milestone xProtect go by chance ?

    Thanks For that Tazzie Does it have email alerts?
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    IPVM 4MP Shootout - Dahua vs Hikvision

    Can we therefore declare the Hikvision the winner due to its low light superiority? :)
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    Poe switch recomendation please

    Anyone tried alibaba chineeze poe switches this one looks good has 8 ports poe +1...
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    Do 4 cores deal with cctv substantially better than 2 ?

    Maybe the best conclusion re processor is always to go bigger on a just in case basis So a decent cpu is required. But this doesnt mean low watt cant still be achieved I have noticed there are mini pcs with decent processors. Does anyone have any views on these 2 mini models low watt that...
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    Poe switch recomendation please

    HI Del Boy. I dont want to limit myself to the features of Hikvisions software (although I havent tried it) If I go pc based and dont like the software I can change Thanks for the suggestion though
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    Do 4 cores deal with cctv substantially better than 2 ?

    Thanks Fenderman you are quite right! Plus I have learned from experience always overspec on everything. But....... I started my cctv expedition by reading most of Carls fantastic work at netowrkcameracritic and the great nuc article has stuck with me. I then read the epic nuc battle on...
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    Anyone Got a pre March 2014 copy of Milestone xProtect go by chance ?

    Ahhh thanks Col Can i set the camera to record in the day and use motion detection at night and send me email alerts say at night only ?
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    Do 4 cores deal with cctv substantially better than 2 ?

    Hi Fenderman thanks for your reply. Im not too well up on these processors but i thought a 4570T was haswell and CPU boss rate it higher than a 4590 ! http://cpuboss.com/cpus/Intel-Core-i5-4590-vs-Intel-Core-i5-4570T Am I missing something ?
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    Do 4 cores deal with cctv substantially better than 2 ?

    Hi there thanks for your help Im looking at buying the hp elitedesk The 2 options im looking at are: the DT desktop mini with processor 4570T or the bigger usdt ultra slim desktop with processor 4570S specs here...
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    Anyone Got a pre March 2014 copy of Milestone xProtect go by chance ?

    Was intending to use Milestone as the only limits of 8 cameras and 5 days recording seems ok for me to start off with But just read they removed email alerts in 2014 which is a must 4 me to see my burglars ! Anyone have an old copy I can borrow ? :D...
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    Poe switch recomendation please

    Hi I will be buying sub £100 Hikvision cameras Can anyone kindly suggest a good low power poe switch My only recomendation to date is a netgear FS728TP Thanks
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    Hikvision with GeoVision software

    So its looking like this ....? ( if you can) Sell some players buy some new and change the manager !!! ie Ebay your geovision cams Buy Hikvision and the software league table is 1) Milestone 2) BI 3) GV and Others......
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    Hikvision with GeoVision software

    Wow what a revelation. Thanks Dryfly Geovision is free if you use their cameras but if not you need to buy a dongle for 3rd party cameras. 16ch is about $600+ on ebay so your kind reply has saved me $$$ Im still stunned that its @x10 the price of BI and not as good....... Was it GV NVR you...
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