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  1. mlapaglia

    Dog almost catches squirrel

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    Pear Tree Falls Over

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    OpenALPR Build

    I wanted to see how small I could spend on a dedicated ALPR machine. I found a cheap ASRock FM1 motherboard, PSU, and old SSD in my closet. I got an A8-3870K CPU for $30 on ebay. I found a 2U server chassis to hold it https://amzn.to/2LIGFke. 4GB of memory was barely enough for the OS and...
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    OpenALPR, Ubuntu, and NVIDIA Acceleration

    I was able to get Ubuntu installed with OpenALPR using my GTX 1070 for acceleration this evening. It was able to run 2 720p 15fps license plate cameras on my mailbox with ~5-6% GPU usage. I was able to parse 30 second videos of the same resolution and framerate with the console app in about 5...
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    Various captures over the past months

    Coyotes running around our house Coyotes in the neighbors yard Suspicious activity at night My dog trying to catch a treed cat Guy driving down the wrong side of the highway, complete with police radio I recorded and laid over the video after Fox running around the house Coyote in...
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    Hikvision Night/Day Windows Service

    I've modified bp2008's code to work with Hikvision cameras also Dahua day/night switch utility - DahuaSunriseSunset I'm wondering if there is any interest? My code is here: mlapaglia/IpCameraSunriseSunset Right now it can handle changing both Hikvision and Dahua cameras from night to day...
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    Hikvision 2 way audio

    I can hear audio from my DS-2CD2432F-IW but when I try to talk through my android blue iris app I can't hear anything. Any help would be appreciated! I tried both alaw and ulaw.
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    LPR with maximum sensitivity not triggering

    One of my mailbox cameras isn't triggering on cars passing by at night. Here are the settings I'm using: It's sensitive enough that the time changing in the bottom corner is triggering motion!
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    Selecting a few cameras for playback

    Someone ran over my neighbor's mailbox so I am trying to review my driveway camera and two mailbox cameras. Is there a way to only show a select number of cameras in synchronized playback, and have the right pane that holds the clip previews only show clips from one camera, while still playing...
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    Coyote in the day

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    Hikvision PIR with Blue Iris

    I have Hikvision set as follows: blue iris is set like this: When I walk in front of the camera I can see the PIR alarm status changing to "ON" from the camera, but BI isn't reacting to it. I found a couple threads that point to dead articles. I tried turning "Get events with...
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    WTS Hikvision DS-7716NI-I4/16P

    It's got a small scratch on the lid, but otherwise excellent condition. Comes with a 1tb hard drive, rack mount ears, and mouse. Got it from Nelly's Security. $400 shipped.
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    Multiple Hard Drives

    My current Hikvision NVR will "round robin" the 4 hard drives inside of it. Basically it is only recording to one hard drive at a time, and when it fills up, it moves to the next one. The advantage I see is the other 3 drives get powered down when they aren't being accessed. I would think it...
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    System Usage Normal?

    I've seen a lot of threads where people show their system usage and someone says "omg that's way too high". I've got 13 cameras currently running, 10 * 4mp 10 fps and 2 * 2mp 15 fps. I have the latest intel video drivers installed and no GPU cards installed. I have direct to disk enabled and...
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    Tinycam with Hikvision NVR

    Is there a certain series of settings that would get my Hikvision NVR to work with tinycam? I tried manually adding a stream and using the app's built in scanning feature to find the NVR, which it does, but I can't get anything to come up!
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    240 feet range

    Does anyone have suggestions for a camera that can reach around 240 feet? Doesn't need to by PTZ necessarily. Got some people the police have started "keeping an eye on" and I want some juicy Youtube uploads in the future. Maybe the DS-2CD6026FHWD-(A) with 11-40mm lens? Preferably something...
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    Suspicious activity

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    Amazon delivery guy acting like USPS

    Our neighborhood recently had a number of packages "seized" by USPS from Amazon drivers who are putting non-USPS items into mailboxes instead of at their door. Technically a federal crime. The status was "delivered to mailroom", maybe it's a new contractor/employee?
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    DS-2CD6412FWD-C1 Front Door Night Performance Preview

    Got a new DS-2CD6412FWD-C1 in the mail today. Unfortunately it's a chinese model (the seller on eBay didn't specify so I took a chance. Here is it taped to my front door with a 60 watt incandescent bulb illuminating the area. for $60 shipped I'm not upset with the performance DNR is off WDR...
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    New Installation

    Tripp-Lite 13U server rack on casters. Yellow wires are NVR, blue are LAN. On bottom is an APC Smart-UPS 2200VA RM 2U I got off of a guy on craigslist for cheap that powers the backup server and NVR, second from bottom is a server I use for backups, third is the Nelly's NSN-7164K-16P. 4th is a...
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    Dangerous Merging

    High score! 3 lanes in 1.5 seconds!
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    Offroading Newspaper Man

    Here's a shot from the license plate cam. Since they are different resolutions avidemux won't let me merge them :(
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    Semi Driver vs Power Lines

    Driver got caught on a cable line, snapped a utility pole in half pulling it, and took power away from ~2,100 residents.
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    Hikvision Separate Day/Night settings

    so for LPR on Hikvision you need to set the gain low at night because it tries to compensate for the 1/1000 shutter speed they are running at. In order to manually control the gain on Hikvision I have to set the day/night mode from "Automatic" (based on daylight) to "Day" (always in day mode)...
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    Silhouetted Exploding Transformers

    The cameras run on a UPS and keep rolling right on through power issues.
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    Wabbit Hunting

    Scared a rabbit into the yard with the mower. Simon, a terrier - italian greyhound mix hunts the beast:
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    Turret replacement glass

    Does anyone know where I can purchase a replacement turret lens glass cover? I broke the glass and need a new one.
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    Impatient Indiana Police Officer

    Not a IP cam, but a dash cam campture: Impatient Indiana Police Officer - YouTube
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    iVMS-4200 play multiple recordings syncronized at once

    Does iVMS-4200 have a way to play recordings from multiple cameras at once, all controlled from the same slider? Someone was walking around the front of my house today back and forth across 4 cameras. I would like to be able to watch the stream from all 4 cameras at once, instead of having to...
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    Hikvision Dedicated License Plate Reading

    I am building a new mailbox for my house and want to incorporate some cameras dedicated to license plate recognition. I am currently trying to use a DS-2CD2032F-I 6mm with varying amounts of success. Newer license plates reflect just fine, but older ones are quite blurry. I realize 6mm...
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