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  1. CCTVCam

    Sticky Suggestion

    As networking seems to be one of the most misunderstood issues, why doesn't the IPCT networking thread have a sticky showing users how to connect a basic non server network together and secure it with network diagrams etc using: a) a single router for the whole home eg where a home pc and cctv...
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    AMD vs Intel for BI?

    Not that far off building hopefully. Just wondering what the above situation was these days AMD vs Intel? I know the Wiki still says Intel, however, I seem to remember several threads that say these days don't use HW acceleration in BI, in which case if you're not using Quicksync to do the...
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    Gamers Nexus Review Dell System for Quality and Performance

    Please don't flame me for this. A lot of you use Dell and if they float your boat then great. This isn't a don't use Dell post. Just a post of anothers informational video on their alleged shortcomings vs a home built pc or some other pre-builds. This review by the very respected Gamers Nexus...
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    Dahua TIOC 3.6mm 4mp Turret - Thoughts and Video

    Andy's asked me to convey my thoughts about the new TIOC Camera. As I'm not a qualified reviewer and have nothing to compare it to, I thought I'd do it a bit differently by telling a tale of it's usefulness...allow me to set the scene.... The home of a UK Democratic supporter has been broken...
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    Blue Iris Recording Issues

    I'm having some recording issues in BI trying to record a video for this forum. Basically, the timeline looks ok apart from every few inches at irregular intervals there is a vertical red line in the timeline with a lightening bolt symbol at the top. Below this line there is a thicker red line...
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    Router Issue

    I'm trying to set up my TIOC camera. I'm not experienced at networking. I have the unmanaged switch connected to the router and the cameras connected to the switch. 1. The switch doesn't show in the Router's Network Diagram, is this normal being unmanaged ie is it effectively a transparent...
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    Outdoor POE Switch

    Just wondering if anyone can suggest an IP rated POE solution. I'm wanting a cheap switchjust to get a camera up and running but I want to mount it outdoor either under a car port or in a garage to avoid having to drill multiple holes through the house wall should I ever need to add more...
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    Unboxing: Dahua / Empire Candy / Loryta HDW3449H-AS-PV TIOC Turret

    Quick Unboxing video fo the above 4mp TIOC Camera. This is not a review as I'm going to leave that to more experienced members who have the equipment to make back to back comparisons with existing cameras. Full disclosure, this was a sample gift from Andy. However he never asked for anything...
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    Anyone tried these? Dahua have a 6mp STARVIS Turret with the same sensitivity as the 4mp

    Just wondering if anyone has tried these and I've missed the review or if they've just gone un-noticed: https://www.dahuasecurity.com/uk/products/All-Products/Network-Cameras/Pro-Series/6-MP/IPC-HDW5631R-ZE It appears to have a fractionally larger sensor than the 5431 but the same sensitivity...
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    Door Bell Development Request

    Some feedback for those in contact with Manufacturers or who Manufacturer their own doorbell cameras. eg Nelly's, Andy @ EmpireTech etc. There still dosn't seem to be a decent doorbell solution. To this end I'd like to feedback some simple product feature requests I believe make a difference to...
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    Got Graffiti'ed

    Unfortunately still can't afford a setup. Paid the price with Graffiti over the weekend right outside my side door. I now look out onto graffiti less than 10 foot from my back door. Haven't posted a still picture so as to not give the "artist" any media exposure which is what they ultimately...
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    Interesting DIY solution to security cameras

    Old video now (1yr) but an interesting approach to DIY'ing security cameras. Only failure is the suggested use of port forwarding! At least someone pulled him up on it:
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    Aliexpress - Safe to Buy From?

    Just a quick off topic question as not related to cameras, but is it safe to buy from Aliexpress and has anyone done this had positive / negative experiences? I need an accessory for my car and can't seem to locate it elsewhere. thanks in advance.
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    Black Hat Conference Talk on Security Cameras!

    Not sure if this has been posted before, and slightly old now, but an interesting insight into the vulnerabilities from a guy who used to work hacking cameras for the NSA!:
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    Any decent doorbell cameras yet?

    Everyone I've seen up to now has massively wide lens angles (great for an overview but terrible for identification), poor quality compared to leading CCTV cams and a lack of connectivity - very few seem to have both an app with wifi recording and a LAN connection. Personally, I'd take 110-120...
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    CES 2019 - Plethora of new Video Doorbells

    Plethora of new video door bells & home cctv cameras announced / shown at CES 2019: The smart home security cameras of CES 2019 Click arrows on pictures to scroll through the list
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    New Ring Camera for Internal Use

    Actually it's waterproof as well. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H163S6J/ref=ods_gw_vicc_RingSUC_eg_desktop_dashboardcard?pf_rd_p=cb3976da-c823-4e17-a6a1-cd67a524f70f&pf_rd_r=RKHZJ3G6P2TQD5MAWKZC Interesting concept - has a 110db remotely activated siren built in so if you spot someone you can...
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    Lot of site errors

    Hi Fenderman, Just a heads up, I'm suffering a lot of site errors. The error message is "An unexpected Database Error has Occurred. Please try again later" This is intermingled with occasional slow page responses. I'm on 35mbs Fibre so the slow pages shouldn't be my end.
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    IPC-HDW5231R-Z Discontinued!!!

    The Dahua Website appears to show the 5231R-Z has been discontinued: https://www.dahuasecurity.com/products/productDetail/3651 If that wasn't bad enough, the current lineup appears to show Turret cameras being discontinued entirely in favour of domes...
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    Wyze Cam v2 - Anyone Tested - $19.99 - good reviews!

    Just wondered if anyone has tested this camera I came across during a google search, as it's ridiculously cheap - $19.99, 1080P and seem to have very good reviews: WyzeCam: Buy Now $19.99 Definitely indoor only, but might be an alternative to the Hikvision cube. Sounds interesting, especially...
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    IP Cam Talk Web Server Problems?

    Hi, Not sure if you have a server issue Fender but for the last few days I'm finding connections to IP Cam Talk problematic. Sometimes it takes ages for google to resolve the address. Other times I can be on IP Cam Talk and it's seemingly working fine and click on a thread link and nothing...
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    Latest Sony Sensor List

    Interesting list of Sony Sensors. What's really interested is the sensor everyone on here is gravitating towards, the IMX185LQJ is actually towards the bottom of the list suggesting it's quite old, and there are STARVIS sensors with 4K and 8.3mp specifications available. Wonder why Dahua / HIK...
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    Hi, Another newbie from the UK

    Hi, I'm another Newbie from the UK. Been following CCTV systems for a long time, but not in the past few years. Buy have things changed with IVS etc. Looking forwards to learning / receiving advice.
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