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  1. brianegge

    $5,000 budget for Car Wash - Please help me spend it

    I’d start with a rack mount nvr like this one: https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/801969315-USE/dahua_technology_dhi_nvr58a32_4ks2_6tb_pro_series_32_channel_12mp.html You can load it up to 64TB. For business, I’d buy all Amcrest labeled cameras, because they have decent support. A small...
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    Help with Lorex NVR (Setting up PoE switch and Cameras keep changing ip)

    If you are using the Poe ports on the back of the nvr, you must have one camera per port. You can have any number up to the nvr capacity on the LAN connector. You must either set each camera to have a static ip or have your router dish out a dhcp reservation.
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    Call the cops or no? Kids without helmets

    You can call the department of child services or whatever it’s called in your state, if you know the kids or their parents. They probably would not take action. In Connecticut, they would be more worried about the kids not wearing masks.
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    Crypto Currency Chat

    I hacked my Dahua firmware to run NiceHash with the spare CPU cycles. Each camera mines a different coin and all join a mining pool. Cameras are all outside so heat isn’t a problem. If I want more crypto I just need more cameras.
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    Live Streaming

    I setup the live stream at our church. We have three PTZ Optics 30x cameras. I single ipcam may be ok, but if you want to plug the outputs into a mixer, you want the video uncompressed and NTSC. It seems like an IP cam could output NDI, but I haven’t seen one which does.
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    Natural Gas Generators

    I have a 7kw portable which uses propane or gasoline. I have my propane bottle plumbed so I can connect my generator. I have a whole house manual transfer switch. I like that I always have a week or more fuel on hand which isn’t going to go bad. I don’t have natural gas in my area, but it seems...
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    Getting alerts while sleeping... looking for ideas

    I don’t know how difficult it is for you to integrate with Alexa or Google. I have my setup to announce vehicles any time and people when my security system is armed.
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    New Apple M1 CPU's

    I recently upgraded to the MacBook Pro M1. I’m using my old 27” iMac as a monitor. I posted in another thread the SmartPSS doesn’t work. However, I can run the Lorex Cloud iPad app, which at least lets me pop up a grid view of my cameras. The laptop runs nice and most applications work on it...
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    Driveway alert camera

    Cameras are all wired. Nano is in the media closet, along with hardware NVRs.
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    Driveway alert camera

    I don’t have a long driveway, but do have a few driveway cams. My system alerts when a vehicle enters the driveway, doing AI on a Jetson nano. It sends me a picture using Pushover and also announces on Alexa. When my AI detects a vehicle it requests SightHound to check the plate and vehicle...
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    Package detection

    I wouldn't recommend the Raspberry Pi. I have a rpi3 whose job is to look at the garage camera and decided which cars are present and if the garbage bins are there. Using MobileNet it takes it 6-7 seconds to analyze one frame. This is fine as it only does so when a door closing triggers it...
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    Package detection

    I have a little write up on my project to notify me when a package is delivered. So, doesn’t work with AI tool /blue iris yet, but I may train a deep stack model for it. https://blog.roboflow.com/using-computer-vision-to-detect-package-deliveries/
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    SmartPSS Mac M1

    One thing which does work is installing the Lorex iPad app on my Mac. Not half has functional as SmartPSS, but I can view my cameras.
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    Deer alert, dog dispatched

    I'll try training DeepStack this week. Yes, but an object tracker can easily clean that up. You start tracking an object and keep the class which has showed the highest probability over any frame. The dog was running so fast it was basically just a blur on my Lorex cameras.
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    SmartPSS Mac M1

    Has anyone been able to get SmartPSS to run on an M1 Mac? I still have my old Mac's, but will hopefully deco them soon. I know many people are happy with Security Spy, SightHound, BlueIris, etc.. I have one Lorex DVR and one Dahua DVR and SmartPSS lets me view and playback just fine.
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    Deer alert, dog dispatched

    Are you using deepstack? Do you want a trained model or my dataset. I only alert if the confidence is > .85-.90, but do object tracking > .4. Ideally I’d have a one click way of confirming detections, which would add to the validation set or saying it’s a miss, which would add to the null set.
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    Worst install ever

    I could not believe the install on the outside of a restaurant tonight.
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    Object detection from a vertical position?

    I would not be so confident, gait recognition is one technique to do so. Your local law enforcement probably doesn't have a gait recognition database yet, so it may be of limited use for homeowners. "its system can identify people from up to 50 meters (165 feet) away, even with their back...
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    Object detection from a vertical position?

    Here's my driveway: I haven't setup deepstack yet, but I could train a model for it. My setup and training are optimized for small objects, while I think DeepStack is better optimized for speed. Some systems can categorize people based on their uniform, so you can get an alert when a delivery...
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    Object detection from a vertical position?

    AI can reliably classify objects from a top down view, as is often done from aerial imaging. For my own driveway, I have one camera top down “overview” and then a pair of secondary cameras under the garage eaves. I’ve trained my model to identify people and animals at various angles.
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    Deer alert, dog dispatched

    Haha! Yes, he knows his boundaries! Many people in my area put up 6' steel fences to keep the deer out with a cattle guard at the front of the driveway.
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    Deer alert, dog dispatched

    Exactly. I have the garage door automated to let the cat in, but I don't yet have a doggie door on the house.
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    Deer alert, dog dispatched

    I’ve been progressively improving my system to detect when deer visit my property. As cute as they are I don’t like them eating my fruits and vegetables. So my setup will send an alert to my phone, showing a cropped image, but it also is assigned to a unique tone. My dog has learned the tone...
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    Is their better at a reasonable budget ?

    I purchased three 5442 6mm from Andy during his Black Friday sale last November. I've mounted one and still need to mount the other two. I had my E891AB trying to capture my deck and backyard. I liked how I had it mounted because under the soffit was not very noticable. But, the soffit was over...
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    Is their better at a reasonable budget ?

    I have a script to switch my E891AB’s from day to night. I trigger it from WebCore which makes it easy to schedule an offset from sunset and sunrise.
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    Running POE extender vs addtional ethernet cable runs

    This is the kit: Cable Matters Ethernet Cable Share Kit up to 100 Mbps - Check The Connection Diagram Before Purchasing - This is NOT a Two-Pack - Must Be Used in a Pair by Cable Matters Learn more: https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B01DJOE4PU/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_qcB9FbE7HPV86?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1...
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    Running POE extender vs addtional ethernet cable runs

    You can also run two cams over a single cat5/6 cable. You need adapters on both ends of the cable, as it will use two ports on your switch.
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    Security Camera Load on Network

    I would be interested if anyone has successfully got this to work. I’ve configured Dahua, Amcrest and Lorex NVRs, and the channel assigned to the camera is the port it’s plugged into and two cameras can’t share a channel or port. Maybe newer firmware allows for this kind of setup.
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    Is their better at a reasonable budget ?

    You could also just insert an SD card into the camera, and view both your Lorex and Z4E through an app or SmartPSS. I purchased a $100 Dahua NVR and continue to use my Lorex NVR for the Lorex cams.
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