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  1. brianegge

    New to LPR? Considerations Before You Begin

    I'll be patient. It doesn't need to be under the tree Dec 25, though my wife will be happy if I tell her I bought my Christmas presents and she just needs to wrap them :)
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    Dahua NVR5208 saving Playback files problem. Download option missing.

    Yes another issue for Mac M1 users. SmartPSS doesn't run on the Mac M1, so I attempt to the browser. This works more or less, but you can't download. So I still have to use my Windows PC just to download the clips.
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    Dahua NVR series

    This is very helpful. I wasn’t able to figure that out from the Dahua website. Also, it wasn’t clear which differences were firmware or hardware.
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    Dahua NVR series

    I'm looking to replace a NV4116-HS with a 5xxx series NVR, mostly because I hit the 80Mbps limit (guess I should have planned better). I see under different brands there are 5200, 5400 and now 5800 series. The last two digits indicate the number of channels it can support, but are there hardware...
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    "Empower" NVR4216 firmware

    I used Amcrest and Loryta (Dahua). I don’t think you lose any features with the newer firmware.
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    Building a new house and Electrician is installing Paradox

    Having wired sensors has many advantages, even just running the sensors to central panel can be useful later. I was happy my house has wired door a d window sensors built into the frames. They are invisible when closed and difficult to spot when open. Each door or window is on its own “zone”...
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    Amcrest IP8M-2599W mini review

    I turn on HDR to about 20%. It makes daytime look a little washed out but you can see shadow areas.
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    Rampant ransomware.

    We use a phishing training service. Each user gets and email each month enticing them to follow the link. It’s reasonably effective. Better than nothing.
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    Solar powered outdoor wifi camera

    The pet fence guys ditch witch across driveways every day. You could do the same across the parking lot with direct burial cat6. Many times parking lot lights are wired with three wires, one always hot and one switched, so you can have an outlet or something else attached to the pole.
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    DeepStack ExDark - Detect objects in dark/night images and videos

    I looked at the dark training set. Doesn’t seem that it would be that useful. I train two models: one with color images and the other with IR images. When the camera switches to IR it sends a gray scale image, and I use that to determine which model to use. When I train my models I first...
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    How many cameras everyone running?

    I have 14, plus two in a box. 13 outside and one in the garage. My next two I want to install near the street.
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    Not So Smart U-Haul Driver

    Hope the fire department was able to rescue them. I expect they had something quite important in the truck. Separately, if you have a sprinkler system, it’s great to have some cameras. Typically the pressure sensor notifies your alarm company or the fire department. Most of them time they go...
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    best way to get important notifications

    I’ve thought about setting up a fake smtp server for my cameras to send to. Then I can forward the messages to telegram, pushover, slack, etc..
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    SMD and IVS ignoring tracked machines

    Yes, you can fool AI with a t-shirt or other low-tech methods. Based on the camera captures users post, most perps are not too concerned about cameras.
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    SmartPSS Mac M1

    I've not had any trouble with other x86 processes on my Mac... seem SmartPSS is not following some API correctly. Process: SmartPSS [65552] Path: /Applications/ Identifier: com.dahuatech.SmartPSS Version...
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    Have you heard of NDI??

    It would be nice if ipcams could broadcast NDI. We’d add more cameras to our live stream if they didn’t cost $2,000 each. We could go from RTSP to hdmi but we’d still have the latency issue.
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    Have you heard of NDI??

    Most onvif IP cameras use H.265 or H.264 video compression. This technology groups blocks of the screen together and compresses it, and also sends delta frames before or after key frames. This means if the video is static you use little bandwidth. The video compression is done on the camera, and...
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    OpenALPR on a Raspberry Pi 4 and the Jetson Nano

    Yes, you can. I prefer to keep the OS and jet pack on the SD and my data and apps on usb storage. To the other question regarding GUI, best is if you get comfortable using SSH to the host. You...
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    UBER Driver throws trash into the street

    2.02 Defendant Uber Technologies, Inc. ... Uber Technologies, Inc. may be served with process by service through its registered agent, CT Corporation at 1999 Bryan Street, Suite 900, Dallas, Texas You have to look at it like Dara Khosrowshahi personally came and dumped garbage on your street...
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    Maybe Another Cam

    I have a few IP5M-T1179EW, which are about $50. The Loryta version of the same costs about $80, but enables all the IVS features. But hard to say if that fits your need. What’s important is knowing the distance from the camera you are interested in. The 2.8mm lenses are fine for up to 20’ or so.
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    OpenALPR on a Raspberry Pi 4 and the Jetson Nano

    I purchased one from Makeronics. I got a larger bundle, which was a waste, as I didn't need the WiFi M2 module and I used the camera for all of five minutes. This one is $17.90 and is what I would buy next time:
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    OpenALPR on a Raspberry Pi 4 and the Jetson Nano

    If you find it doesn't run OpenALPR as well as you want, you can install DeepStack on the Jetson quite easily for other tasks. They write
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    OpenALPR on a Raspberry Pi 4 and the Jetson Nano

    No, sorry. If I was I would post some stats. I am using the Jetson for computer vision. When it sees a vehicle in my driveway it sends the image to SightHound api. It then announces the arrival on my Alexa and opens the garage door if needed.
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    OpenALPR on a Raspberry Pi 4 and the Jetson Nano

    I’d suggest using a Jetson Nano instead of the pi. It’s really a much more capable SBC with a lower power gpu it will cost less than a NUC after you pay for the electricity. Only downside to the nano is the arm cores are slower than the rpi4. This is usually fine as you will be doing gpu tasks...
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    gama/brightness problems

    On all my Amcrest cams I could skip the plug-in nag notice and configure the camera through the browser but without video. However, Amcrest has published firmware updates for many of their cams which does away with the need for a plugin. Also, if the cams are behind a PoE nvr, then yes, you must...
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    Starlink satellite internet

    I was interested in StarLink until I heard they are using CGNAT. That would break my vpn setup, among other things.
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    My Speeding Dectector Setup

    The street in front of a residential house is typically 25 mph, if it’s in a neighborhood. I have the same issues with people driving 50. We don’t have sidewalks , so if you walk or have kids riding their bikes you are in the street. My driveway points downhill to the road. I’ve done speed...
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    Router recommendations

    You may want to consider the Dream Machine US$299 It comes with the firewall, router and built in AP. You can then add additional APs as needed. I suggest The AP6Lite US$99...
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    Router recommendations

    I’m quite happy with my EdgeRouter X. It’s in the basement. My APs are on the upper floors.
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    Getting invalid User Name or Pssword message on Dahua cam

    OK, not the same issue I was seeing then. I changed the password on my camera, then all the devices would not log in even after I updated the password! I think it was locking them out because they tried the 'wrong' (old) password too many times. I'm not sure if you are trying to log in to the...