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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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    Are you concerned about Hikvision's trustworthiness?

    Full disclosure: I've had a few hikvisions going for years. And I just bought another a week back. I like their feature set and price point. And I plan on buying another most likely, in the near future. Evidently a chunk of the company is owned by the Chinese government, and they also would...
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    How to manage older Hikvisions in modern browser? E.g. DS-2CD3332-I

    I have a few of these turret cams running now for years on end. One is chinese but I did run a firmware update many years back. Two of them are the US rebrand bought from LTS Inc (CMIP1132). They've been amazing, but since I have no DVR or PC software I manage them through a browser. I have two...
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    Which camera for license plates @ 100'?

    I've not been around here much last couple years because my 3MP Hikvisions are still killing it. Super happy with them. Yesterday a car not from the neighborhood passed a school bus while it was getting kids on it, and that does not fly in front of my house. Unfortunately without a plate I...
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    Cheap tablet to serve as permanent camera viewer

    Just for fun, I'd like to have a tablet permanently on my shelf near the TV or in the kitchen that is constantly pulling images from my four cameras. I was thinking a $50 Amazon kindle fire might suffice. Do I have to worry about burn-in on these? I assume I would if I had a grid pattern up...
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    RJ45 corroding connection

    I moved one of my cams well after running some network cable. The cable was too short by a large amount, so I have it joined up with a cheap two-female RJ45 connector. It's under an eave, so never, ever gets direct rain. This has worked fine for several months, but recently the camera stopped...
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    How many cams do you have at your residence?

    I have four at the moment, one in the baby room. When I "snuck" the third one onto the porch this weekend I got surprisingly little flak from my wife, but I dare not introduce a fourth at the moment, and really I'm running out of outdoor things to look at anyway, though I have an absolutely...
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    How to turn a regular light into a "spotlight"?

    I have a bunch of typical outside lights attached to my house. I leave these on all the time by the garage. I have no motion detector light, nor desire to install one. The problem with these lights--like most lights--is that most of their light is completely wasted shooting at the ground, the...
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    Anybody successful getting a Hikvision to FTP images?

    *UPDATE* After Much hemming and hawing I confirmed that in my case 5.1.2 is just terrible software for FTP. Does not work properly at all. 5.1.6 seems to work fine. ------------- I got my 5.1.2 turret working to an NFS (at least for now, fingers-crossed). One thing I'm thoroughly failing at is...
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    Mostly a newb

    After some neighborhood car break-ins several years ago I decided to set up a camera. I first bought a Foscam, as many do, and returned it within a few days, unhappy with its software and horrendous image quality. Bought a half decent 2 MP POE-enabled camera, set it up, and had it going for a...
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    Hikvision software superior to Dahua...?

    Until six months ago I had, for about a year, a Dahua 2 MP dome setup. The camera itself was nice; reliable, solid, good picture. My main points of complaint were its mobile apps were terrible (basically didn't work) and more to the point, since I don't have a PC with NVR and only a network FTP...
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