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    Compatible solar wifi cameras?

    My rooftop Unifi APs on my roof get me about 30 Mbps up/down on 2.4 GHz 600 feet away from my house. I'd like to locate a few cameras remotely. This is not situation where I can stick to my usual wired/POE policy. Has anyone had any luck with out of the box cameras that recharge on solar and...
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    Can't send email without using IP address

    If I enter smtp.gmail.com, it doesn't work. If I ping the IP address from smtp.gmail.com and enter that in the server address, it works fine. Obviously that's just a short term fix since googles smtp server address changes from time to time. Also, even with the IP address directly used, it...
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    Dahua poor auto tracking - What am I doing wrong?

    Can't get my new SD59225U-HNI to track reliably. It's about 25% successful. Dahua example: Hikvision example: IVS rule: Is it just the Dahua is not very good at tracking vs the Hikvision? Yes about 25% of the time it tracks perfectly fine but most of the time it's like this.
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    Sentry still around?

    No activity here in over 6 months. Is it working with BI5? Has it been fixed to do detection on more than one frame yet? Have the notification issues been fixed so we can get different notifications based on human vs no human?
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    CUDA power consumption...

    Just setup new open box XPS 8930 16GB I7-8700 machine that I got for $499 (it came out last year). It replaces a Sandy Bridge i7-2600s (lower power version). BI was running at about 25% of cpu consuming about 85 watts on the Kill-O-Watt on the Sandy Bridge machine. The new machine with Intel...
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    Vehicle detection....

    Any thoughts on adding this? Are you using your own engine or something like Rekognition on AWS?
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    OpenALPR Agent features on free basic plan?

    Does anyone who's using the free tier know if the "data destination" on the local agent for "Other HTTP Web Server" and "Local Queue" work? i.e. do they disable functionality on the agent based on the service plan or just the cloud features? If the local and other data destinations continue to...
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    License Plate capture example....

    Was going to buy a dedicated LPR camera but this tracking Hikvision has been spectacular at LPR. This Maxima was 325 feet away.
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    Anyway to see hidden cameras in mobile app?

    I'm away from home and my VNC server crashed so I can't get into my PC. I have a camera in my attic that I need to look at clips but have it hidden so it normally doesn't shop up. The mobile app, both android and ios have a hide setting where you can select none, hidden, disabled...
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    Park Action not working except after Smart Track event....

    Does anyone with a Hikvision PTZ camera have their Park Action set? I have mine set to enabled, 20 seconds, preset 2. And after a smart track event, it always returns to preset to. But if I select a preset either through their interface OR through Blue Iris(it doesn't matter which), it will...
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    Hikvision Smart Tracking example.....

    The tracking works great during the daytime. It's completely transformed my surveillance system. Nightime tracking has lots of false alarms so I need to see if I can tune those out. It's too bad the smart tracking and zones can't be profile specific and that profiles can't be switched based on...
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    Any way to tie Privacy Mask or Smart Event Regions to Presets?

    I apparently made a false assumption prior to purchasing this camera when I read the manual. I thought I'd be able to set privacy masks or smart event regions for each PTZ preset. It appears to be possible for the image settings but not for masks or regions. The privacy mask lets you associate...
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    Can't find IR Trigger Mode setting on 2DF8236I as shown in Owners Maual....

    Having an issue with my my new 8236 smart series PTZ camera. At night, the camera constantly switches between day and night mode when the day/night settings is in "Auto". There is a "Sensitivity" setting that adjusts from 1 to 3 but it makes no difference at all. The manual, which came on the...
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    Advice on USA camera from non authorized Amazon third party?

    I bought a DS-2DF8236I-AEL from a third party Amazon seller Discount ID for $1100. Obviously I was skeptical of the price and suspected that it might be the Chinese import but the description did not say this so I decided to roll the dice. Worst thing that could happen is I get a free shipping...
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    Anyone using Hi-PoE with their DS-2DF8236I-AEL?

    Hikvision says this: http://www.hikvision.com/ueditor/net/upload/2016-05-06/22c687c6-3e1a-4681-bb96-4821e7ea472c.pdf which I found on ebay for $49 (shipped from china) or $200 from JMAC making me think the deal is too good to be true on ebay.
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    1/2" CMOS low light cameras: Hikvision DS-2CD6026FHWD vs Sony SNC-VB635?

    I have a Fujinon DV10x8SA-SA1L C mount lens lying around. If you had to choose between the above two cameras, which would you get? The sensor on the hikvision is 1/1.8" and the Sony is 1/2", so very close. Both take a 1/2" format lens. Both are very low light. The Hikvision will cost a few...
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    How to get BI to trigger preset of camera from external HTTP.....

    I have 6 different kind of PTZ cameras. Over the years as I've added or replaced them, I've needed to learn their http cgi-bin commands to trigger camera setpoints so when things like doors, windows, mailbox, etc are opened or a motion sensor is triggered, I could move the cameras in view of...
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    Any way to freeze video on last motion????

    Was wondering if it's possible to configure each camera to only show live video when motion is detected. I've noticed that if I minimize BI, the cpu usage drops from about 26 to 18% with 10 cameras. 4 of the cameras are old 640x480 panasonics which I'm going to replace with 4mp Reolinks. I'm...
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    Disadvantages to running as a service?

    BI crashed last night while I was using the iOS app remotely. I was messing with the PTZ of one of the cameras when it stopped responding. I VNCed into my machine at home to discover the "close program" dialog from a crash: Faulting application name: BlueIris.exe, version: 4.5.1.6, time stamp...
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