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    Question on Dahua Lite N43aj52-B 4 Megapixel Network Camera

    Has anyone purchased the Dahua Lite N43aj52-B? Just curious how it performs compared to others on here. Thanks.
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    Wireless camera system recommendation.

    Okay, before anyone chastises me, let me explain. My mom who is 80, and her husband, want a wireless camera system. One of the main reasons is because there is just no way of running cables, as everything is sealed up. Wireless is pretty much the only option. They don't want to spend an arm...
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    Updates are grayed out now.

    I used to be able to get updates for BI. Now, since I updated to the new BI, I can't get any new updates. Can anyone fill me in as to why? Thanks.
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    New router, new question on port forwarding

    I recently got a new router, an Asus RT-AC86U with Merlin 384.19 firmware. I am very new to the router and have some questions about getting the port forwarded. Does anyone have an Asus 86U router or even an Asus. It has been a LONG time since I did my setup with my old router and also with...
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    Help finding firmware for IPC-HDW5231R-Z

    Does anyone know where the post is for the latest firmware on the IPC-HDW5231R-Z . I have searched but there is so much stuff on here, I can't seem to find it. Thanks so much.
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    Router does not support VPN. What can I do?

    I have a router from AT&T that does not support VPN. I am using ExpressVPN right now for some things I'm doing, but when I have it enabled, it really slows the connection down when I open up UI3 to the point it is unusable. Any idea why that would slow it down so much? I know open VPN is the...
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    Will ExpressVPN work as a VPN for my surveillance cameras?

    I am using ExpressVPN as a VPN alternative to not having a router that supplies VPN. Will ExpressVPN work to be used for the VPN system for my cameras? Thanks.
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    Too many alerts

    I just recently switched to 5 and need a little help. In 4 you could go in and tell it to have so much time between alerts. Last night it was snowing and it gave me 160 in a short amount of time. Where do I go to set a time limit on alerts? Thanks so much.
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    Question on Time Task

    How do the hours work in this? Is not 00:00:00 12AM? and 00:10:00 not 12:10AM? Where can I find some info on Time Task? I am trying to set some times on my DH-SD59225U-HNI.
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    What did I do wrong?

    I moved a folder in my BI to another hdd but now I am seeing this on the bottom and have been getting a lot of emails from BI. Here is what I see at the bottom of my screen. I then moved it back to the original so I thought but I still see the red letters below.
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    I would like some preset advice.

    I am trying to understand the PTZ function of my new cam. Is there any place that has a video tutorial on this? I am trying to make sense of it all. Thanks.
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    H.264 decoder error

    I just started getting this error message after using BI for a year. What could the problem be? H.264 decoder error! Uncaught RangeError: Source is too large Check your encoder profiles in Blue Iris option .....
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    Is there another bracket that is recommended to attach to a building?

    I am putting up a cam on the peak of my garage. I am using the PFA120 junction box with the PFB305W attached to it. How is the best way to attach the junction box to the garage wall? Just use some screws or is there another bracket a person should use first? Thanks.
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    Special connectors needed.

    Does anyone have any knowledge of a lock tight fitting that goes from 3/4" down to 1/2"? Or how to reduce it down? I can't find anyone where I live that has the proper connectors. I have 3/4" inlets on my one junction box plus 3/4" flexible PVC tubing but the box that I got for my corner mount...
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    DS-2CD2342WD-I night/day vision problem

    The other day my 2342 cam started having issues where it doesn't switch to night vision. Does anyone have any idea how to fix it? Thanks.
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    Are these cameras not made for outside?

    I have a DS-2CD2342WD camera. It is positioned under and eve up against the garage in a pretty sheltered place. We had rain last night and now there is water in the lens and it is blurring the view. I can see the water in the lens when I look at it. What kind of crappy camera did I buy? It...
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    Help with NTP server issue.

    My NTP servers just don't seem to keep time. On my Hikvision cam, it fails to work when I do the test, but when I put it in DHCP, the test works. My Dahua cams don't keep proper time either. Do I need to put them in DHCP? Thanks.
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    Is there any cams that would fit this bill that I don't know about?

    I will possibly be purchasing the NewTek PTZ cam that is on the following link. NewTek NDI PTZ Camera It will be an indoor camera we will be using for sporting events. We need NDI for our TriCaster to be able to get more cameras into our source. We could use a NewTek Spark (NewTek Connect...
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    Stable update

    I have been having several little issues with my BI and was wondering what version everyone has installed on theirs? I have installed right now. What would anyone suggest updating to? Thanks.
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    IP cam for sporting events????

    Since this seems to be the place where I find the most informed people on the ip cams I thought I'd see if anyone could answer a question I have. I am looking for an IP cam that I could use for sporting events. It would not necessarily need to be PTZ but zoom is a must. They sell some that I...
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    Switch recommendation

    Right now I have two 8 port switches in one area that are pig tailed which I know is not recommended. One is a PoE and one is not. I think it is advised by most it is better to have a single 16 port than to daisy chain your switches. I want all 16 to be gigabit ports and PoE or even +...
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    Refurbished computer question?

    I am going to either rebuild 4 or more computers I use for video editing. fenderman and so many on here have talked about the refurbished computers that I may give that a shot over rebuilding. Where is the best place to find multiple ones that will have a 3 year warranty like fenderman has...
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    Is there anything I need before I get the app?

    I have my router port forwarded now until I get my new router with VPN but is there anything else I need to do before I spend $10 to get the app?
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    Motion dectection issue

    I have one of my cameras set at a farther distance and many things pass in front of it. I only want when someone enters the gate and not when anyone goes out. Can I set it to do something like if the subject travels from point a to b it will trigger but from point b to point a not? I have the...
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    Where do I find direct to disc recording?

    I saw it once but now after going through it I don't find direct to disc. Should I use this. fenderman and other believe it is the way to go? Why is that other than CPU usage? Thanks.
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    Quicksync enabled?

    fenderman has talked about how important quicksync is with BI. Is quicksync auto enabled? How do I know? Thanks.
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    What will I need to set up an app with BI

    I just purchased BI and am doing all the fine tuning right now. I have not read up enough on the android app to know what it will take to make it work on my phone. I don't want to buy and find out that my router setup and such won't work. Thanks.
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    I've got a sucky AT&T router.

    I have an AT&T Pace 5268AC router. I'm trying to setup the the remote access wizard in BI but when I get to UPnP it's a no go. My router just doesn't have it. Port forwarding on this thing is a nightmare (at least it is for me). I'm tempted to switch to another company for internet but AT&T...
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    I'm going to take the plunge.

    I finally got some of my cameras installed and am ready to start with a good piece of software to run them. After reading a lot of posts and listening to fenderman, I'm going with BI. I will have a little bit to learn I'm sure but I should be okay. I know I will install this on a BI only...
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    Where is the time tab?

    I have the new Dahua varifocal and I am getting them set up. I for the life of me can't find the tab for setting the time. I had it the other day but for some reason I can't seem to find it again. The little gremlins are at work again I think.