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    Mountin camera in soffit

    I think that is a full time color camera. If the lens cannot even see the light or anything reflected closely off it I think you’ll be just fine. You could test with a temporary mount—eg tape the camera to a thin piece of ply that is wedged between the flashing across the soffit.
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    US Presidential Election 2020 (& Politics) :)

    Fraud so obvious that of the dozens of cases submitted in multiple states not a single one has found for trump. SCOTUS also will not find in his favor. Count on it.
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    possible mail thief

    Nice cam placement!
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    Starlink satellite internet

    awful company. I had three units on the two year contract and when I ordered one more they wanted a full reset of two years on everything. When I did cancel they slammed my mailbox for years begging me back (never, ever).
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    Pi-hole

    I have pi running OpenVPN. If it’s just serving as a DNS server to block ads I should be able to get it to run pihole also, right? I assume set router’s DNS to reference the IP of the pi, so that any new device that defers to router’s dns automatically now uses the pihole? finally, does this...
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    Monoprice cable recall

    ANY company can have quality issues and eventually 100% of them will. The fact monoprice is eating the labor is shocking. Based on what inread in that link if it were me I’d not lose a second sleep over it, nor do anything for cable already run.
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    Im confused

    Not that I've seen; you can click people's threads and watch videos they embed or post on youtube without paying anything.
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    Im confused

    Based on your other thread it seems you have hikvision cameras and you're trying to watch the video on them. presumably somebody set these up for you and offered some guidance...? As for paying, no you wouldn't have to do that.
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    Outdoor POE Switch

    Really nice. I've not used them but nelly's promotes IPCampower products. I see there is an IPCampower branded switch that takes one POE input and outputs two POE as well. It's a small unit, and cheap enough that if it failed outside it wouldn't be the end of the world. I bet in a weatherproof...
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    New to LPR? Considerations Before You Begin

    This thread was the final motivation I needed. Bought a HFW5241E-Z12E from Andy a week back. Currently playing with settings, but somebody on amazon said it likes 1/500 and HLC @ 85% at night. I set that as night setting, and nothing comes through--even a dim solar light on a neighbor's lawn...
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    Outdoor PoE Terminations and Corrosion

    I can’t see the point to electrical tape. I doubt it will seal any better than the sealed connections all the cameras come with (with the twist seal gasket and rubber crimp thingy around the Ethernet cable). Dielectric isn’t a bad idea, but at least in my very limited experience (three cams...
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    US Presidential Election 2020 (& Politics) :)

    In all my years watching politics I can truly say I’ve never seen so many people fall for so many lies. And such obvious ones so easily debunked. Sad that millions of Americans are now perfectly content to elevate baseless hearsay, which continues to be summarily shut down by courts, as fact...
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    Found this place after two weeks searching for a system

    You can also run a system with no NVR at all, even a PC based one. Most cameras now have Micro SD slots. You can store all footage there and configure the camera directly through the website that the camera hosts, at its IP address your network gives it. This is the approach I currently use and...
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    Custom home build must haves?

    Go with a bigger electrical panel than standard. Pain in the ass to deal with not enough spaces later. 240 60 AMP in garage for future EV station. I did this but only put in a 50 amp breaker, but the wire is 60 capable. I'd even consider another 240 30 amp for garage heater, etc or a second EV...
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    New iPhone connects only on WiFi (LAN) not WAN

    SouthernYankee has more info than I do on this but basically: 1) OpenVPN is your VPN type you setup at home. Once it's set to run you then stop all port forwarding (unless you've a device like a Pi granting the VPN and then you forward only to that device). 2) Your VPN server than creates an...
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    New iPhone connects only on WiFi (LAN) not WAN

    Frankly I was exactly you until about two weeks ago. Port forwarding is easy and it does work. I don't believe I was ever hacked, but even years ago I knew I was playing with fire. I finally got a VPN server setup a couple of weeks ago using a raspberry PI (it would be easier to set it up if...
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    How do you really use your cams and what's your experience for those use cases? Non-professionals only

    I and wife use live view often. Got the system first set over 5 years ago and barely looked at configuration since, so I would live view often, then review playback fairly often also. The most I ever "caught" on it was my neighbor's dog constantly on our property and I got into it with them and...
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    New cam is losing knowledge of Micro SD every couple of days

    DS-2CD2347G1-LU I've not contacted vendor quite yet as I was hoping there was a quick resolution :)
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    US Presidential Election 2020 (& Politics) :)

    Absolutely they have. The left thrives on racial division. And racial division in this country has been getting worst since around the middle of OBama's term (I've seen numbers supporting this). Stoking the fires of racism is a tried and tested tool of the left. Heck they've been doing it at...
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    US Presidential Election 2020 (& Politics) :)

    The poster child for Confirmation bias - Wikipedia blocked another person. Hey if you can't beat them, just plug your ears.
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    New cam is losing knowledge of Micro SD every couple of days

    I've a pretty new HIkvision running Firmware 5.6.2 (I think this is the newest). First installed a brand new, fast Samsung 128 GB MicroSD. Continuous record plus images on line cross. I get about 4 days of footage to fit on card. Around day 7 or so the camera lost knowledge of the card. Upon...
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    The sounds of a homicide

    When you're hoping the thread title is clickbait but it's not. Definitely time for you to get an LPR camera, stat!
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    New to LPR? Considerations Before You Begin

    Very nice. I just ordered a PTZ to serve this purpose, but if it doesn't end up satisfying the need I'll use it elsewhere and consider the dahua you have. In my case the cars would all be pretty close, at very low speed, and direct on to the camera (I live at the end of a turnaround). In my case...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Frivolous? We have an unkept USPS whistleblower. He's going to blow the whole thing open! And at Giuliani's press conference he had a convicted child sex offender. If these are not pillars of our community to guide us through this storm, I don't know who is. Also somebody told somebody else, who...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    What source headline is enough for you? For the past week the most ardent Trump supporters have promoted so much BS that its taint is on everything, such that even things that might have a nugget of truth have the stink to them. With no credibility left among this "omg fraud, let's retweet it!"...
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    Backyard Buck

    Pretty hefty rack on him.
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Serious? Most of these fraud claims are manufactured. Simply fabricated from thin air by people looking to stir things up. Here are just a few. And many of these were widely circulated: Here Are The (Debunked) Voter Fraud Claims Trump And His Supporters Are Spreading As I said most of these...
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    US Presidential Election 2020 (& Politics) :)

    All the polls said trump would lose, now that he has suddenly it has to be fraud. I voted republican last week, but in the past week I've seen little more than tears about what happened from the right, and desperate clinging to utterly ridiculous claims about such obvious lies such as...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Classic brick wall response :rofl: And blocking any interference on his preconceived thoughts. Textbook.
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