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  1. gwminor48

    LPR Cam installed 6 days ago already recorded a crime

    Due to an incident in our neighborhood I was motivated to add a LPR cam. https://www.ipcamtalk.com/threads/a-reason-to-add-one-more-camera.50499/ I got my HFW5241E-Z12E from Andy and installed it 6 days ago and got it working thanks to the awesome help of the people here that post in the LPR...
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    A reason to add one more camera

    I already have 7 cameras but this just happened in our neighborhood. I have pondered getting a cam for LPR but when I saw this at a neighbor's house I ordered a cam for LPR from Andy. When I started out I could never have imagined having 8 cameras. These bastards were really determined to break...
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    Test run video through motion detector crashes

    I don't upgrade on a regular basis but I decided to upgrade to 5.2.9.12 to take advantage of the new substream feature - what an awesome update! I can't believe the difference it made in cpu usage. Anyway, I wanted to tweak the motion detection, object size, etc with the new substream working...
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    Testing IR light - with the moon

    The wife didn't find it as humorous as I did, I guess women don't relate to "guy" humor sometimes.
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    BI5, Android app and openvpn

    I know I'm overlooking something obvious but I haven't seen it yet. I'm using openvpn. I just noticed that the BI mobile app works ok on my lan with BI5 & BI4 but if I try off the lan the mobile app won't connect with BI5. If I switch back to BI4 it connects ok. I haven't seen any obvious...
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    Facial recognition - maybe it was correct

    They probably are criminals: Facial recognition software mistook 1 in 5 California lawmakers for criminals, says ACLU
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    BI4 and Windows 10 May update (1903)

    I'm pretty sure I would have seen comments from others before now but I thought I'd ask. I have 2 Dell desktops and a Dell notebook. The desktop, an XPS, and the laptop have updated to Windows 10 (1903). My Dell machine for Blue Iris is an Optiplex 7020 which Dell shows to have been tested ok...
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    Lost guy uses his head and camera

    Hiker rescued after stomping SOS into snow in front of B.C.-made wildlife camera - Salmon Arm Observer
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    Trouble with remote desktop after latest Win 10 updates?

    Is anyone else having issues with remote desktop after latest Windows 10 updates? Mine had been working trouble free for a long time but now if I minimize the remote desktop screen and go back to it a couple of minutes later or an hour later I usually get a black screen and have to close the...
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    Birds swarm holly for berries

    I believe these birds are Cedar Waxwings. They come early every spring and devour the berries on our Yaupon Hollies, evidently en-route on their migration. As you can see they travel in large groups but are easily spooked and fly away at the least interruption.
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    Hurricane Florence and typhoon Mangkhut

    I hope the members and their neighbors in the areas affected by hurricane Florence are doing ok. And then there is typhoon Mangkhut, hopefully Andy, @EMPIRETECANDY and his neighbors are doing ok. On top of the flooding and all the other damage I see the looting going on in the Carolinas.
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    Drunk driver logic

    If drinking while driving had been the charge, he might have had a point. If it hadn't been in Florida I would have guessed he had stopped at @lulu5kamz house. A Distinction Without A Difference
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    Cat fail

    Our neighbor's cat crosses our driveway at least 2 times a night. I'm going to have to go out and have a talk with it - "Do you see that thing sitting on top of my front tire? It's a RAT, you're supposed to catch and kill it!"
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    Short comparison of 4MP Hikvision & 2MP Dahua

    For anyone new to IP cams who is considering buying one of those high MP cams, maybe this will help you decide. I've had a 4 MP Hikvision turret for almost 3 years and I was never really happy with the night vision although it looked great in daytime. I added external IR and spent hours tweaking...
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    It wasn't her day to die

    You may have already seen this. How does someone walk away after that? SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Car skids into embankment, goes airborne and lands between fuel pumps on Old Fannin Road
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    Steady HD activity light on Dell 7020

    Anybody else noticed a steady HD activity light on a Dell Optiplex 7020 lately? I'm pretty sure this started after Windows 10 "April update". The first morning I saw it I said "oh s**t" but when I woke the monitor from sleep the light went out and just started acting normal. My pc is set for...
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    24/7 IR - garage cam

    Any of you guys have cams in locations where IR is on all the time? I had a couple of cheap Longse outside that I replaced and used one of them inside our garage. It started crapping out so I put the 2nd one up, now I think it's going out too. Maybe due to constant IR on a cheap camera? I will...
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    Ha! Robbery foiled!

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    Hibernation files on your Blue Iris desktop?

    I imagine most of you are not lacking disk space in your personal or Blue Iris desktop but I just noticed something that I thought I would throw out there. I run Windows 10 on my personal desktop and my BI desktop and I saw a hibernation file on both pc's, one was over 6 gig, the other over 3...
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    Hibernation file

    I imagine most of you are not lacking disk space in your personal or Blue Iris desktop but I just noticed something that I thought I would throw out there. I run Windows 10 on my personal desktop and my BI desktop and I saw a hibernation file on both pc's, one was over 6 gig, the other over 3...
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    Is the new forum interface a year old now?

    I've enjoyed the "new" look (I guess it's not really new if it's been a year). @Mike has the new format made life easier for you? I hope so.
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    Lost lan access to Blue Iris pc

    I'm stumped. Today I switched from AT&T dsl to AT&t fiber and in the process I've lost access to my BI pc from my lan. My BI pc and cams are connected via poe switches to an Asus router set up as an access point which is plugged into the AT&T 2Wire router/modem. I can ping BI ip including port...
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    Door crasher turns out to be goat

    You may have already seen this. Watch: Determined goat breaks into office by butting glass door until it shatters
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    Guy checking for unlocked cars

    I have had cameras for about 2 years now. This is the 4th time I have captured someone checking my truck in the driveway to see if it is unlocked. This is at 10 A.M. I guess at a time when a lot of people are at work? I know I'm not the only one but this is getting ridiculous. I have my cameras...
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    Longse factory reset

    I just got 2 Longse LRDC60XA200 turrets delivered today and something went wrong on one of them when changing the IP address. I'm trying to figure out how to reset the thing. There is a small hole in the poe part of the cable but I must not be doing something right if that is the reset. I would...
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    Aggressive rat goes after rabbit

    This rat must have a nest in my back yard, it really goes after this rabbit.
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    What a difference a cpu makes!

    Just my 2 cents in case someone new to the forum is debating whether or not to get another pc for Blue Iris. I was limping along with an AMD AthlonII X2 260 with a whopping cpu benchmark of 1898. I am running 3 Hikvisions at 2mp & an older Foscam 720 at 15 fps. The cpu usage during the day was...
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    Anyone heard of "Shodan" to view other people's cams?

    I'm probably way behind but I saw this article about getting access to webcams. Hope you changed your default passwords. http://www.vocativ.com/news/275331/the-search-engine-for-webcams
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    I hope you guys are happy!!

    Ok just joking, but this forum is certainly doing its part to stimulate the economy. Thanks to this group I have bought 3 Hikvisions, Blue Iris 4, cat5 cable, connectors, crimper, poe switch, external IR lights & power supplies, and now I have a an Optiplex from Dell outlet on the way via UPS...
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    Seeking advice on external IR lighting

    I have come to the conclusion that I need more light in front. The snapshot is from a Hivision turret at exposure 1/12. There is significant increase in noise at 1/30 (this is at 2mp - 4mp is even worse). I thought about adding IR light by replacing a motion detector light I installed 20 years...
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