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  1. Optimus Prime

    USB-C Switch for laptop docking hub

    Hiya gang. Has anyone discovered a USB-C switch they like? I’ve got two laptops sharing a Dell D6000 docking hub. Works fantastically well regardless of which machine is connected (HP Elite x360 and a MS SB3), but I’d like to not have to swap the cable every night.
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    Top 201 alternative and reliable

    @TonyR "have you updated the firmware? The latest is 2/17/20." Yes "Perhaps you should state some maximum dimensions as apparently, we differ on what "a little larger" is." Fair enough, let's define a little larger as no more than 1" bigger in any direction. Thanks for your feedback. I...
  3. Optimus Prime

    Wireless IP cam for temporary projects

    There are WiFi cameras that work just fine. I installed four wireless Hikvision Cubes in a restaurant on and they don't miss a beat. The Amcrest camera is unusually awful. All I'm asking for is slightly better reliability with PTZ. I'm not expecting mission-critical, commercial quality...
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    Wireless IP cam for temporary projects

    @bp2008 You're right. If I was in a commercial environment this would not be great. But it covers my 3000 sq ft home, plus more than my 1/4 acre lot, and does so while compensating for a 30-foot wall running through my house that blocks wifi signals. I get near gigabit speeds from my laptop on...
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    Top 201 alternative and reliable

    @TonyR Your post is great and bad timing. The post I made two minutes before this one (Wireless IP cam for temporary projects) mentions a WiFi camera I own that I absolutely hate and constantly gives me issues. It so happens to be the Amcrest IP2M-841. I picked it up from home depot a few years...
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    Top 201 alternative and reliable

    Good morning all. The Top-201 was a great format. Has anyone found a more reliable/better quality camera in the size? Or if not quite that small, just a little larger?
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    Wireless IP cam for temporary projects

    Hiya Gang. I need a wireless PTZ IP camera for occasional temp projects. The trash Amcrest I have just doesn’t cut it. What is the current favorite? Does not need to have high zoom capacity, needs IR, outdoor rated is not necessary but would be a nice. I have an extremely good mesh WiFi system...
  8. Optimus Prime

    IVS and 5231-ze

    That's neat to learn...thank you for offering that solution
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    IVS and 5231-ze

    Do you know there is a way to indicate on the snapshot where the triggered occurred?
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    IVS and 5231-ze

    @th182 Thank you for these notes. This is cutting down on my false positives.
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    UI3: Larger PTZ buttons

    Thanks...my use-case is phone based. The PTZ buttons are a little difficult to use on a large phone screen.
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    New IR Icon in app?

    I’ve never seen this icon before. The IR light with the letter A. Is this new to BI5? What does it signify?
  13. Optimus Prime

    UI3: Larger PTZ buttons

    Hi guys. Is there a setting allowing the PTZ buttons in the UI3 interface to be larger?
  14. Optimus Prime

    Bought wrong computer, need more drive bays

    @windguy Cutting losses is a consideration. She has an i5-6500. It’s plenty of machine for my BI needs. But before I go through the hassle of moving her to a new box I’m hopeful I can find an appropriate drive cage.
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    Bought wrong computer, need more drive bays

    @crw030 it has several open SATA headers on the board. My intention was to use it as my BI computer. Now instead, I’ll swap it with my wife’s SFF. I need to SFF so it fits in its intended home. I need the number of drives to support the back up regime for mine and my wife’s boxes (not the BI...
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    Bought wrong computer, need more drive bays

    @Barboots Thank you for your snide remarks and unhelpful comments. Please do not participate in my threads.
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    Bought wrong computer, need more drive bays

    @IAmATeaf Thanks. Were you using standard cases? Or proprietary Dell/HP cases? The smaller proprietary cases are different sizing than the aftermarket towers and rack mount cases. If your server case was 4U or a large PC case, that makes things much easier even if it it is proprietary. It would...
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    Bought wrong computer, need more drive bays

    @Barboots thank you for your feedback. Do you have a suggestion on how to install generic drive cages from junk towers into a proprietary micro tower?
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    Bought wrong computer, need more drive bays

    That’s looks like the MT to me. In the video that empty space next to the 3.5” drive caN hold another 3.5” drive. In my box, there is a welded/riveted piece of metal for the 2.5” drive that can’t be removed. If I could find the cage in that video it would fit my need. Attached is what my cage...
  20. Optimus Prime

    Bought wrong computer, need more drive bays

    @concord Thanks. Yes, I can add one to the 5.25” bay. I’m hoping to find a way to add another 3.5” in the space for the 2,5” drive, or another cage.
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    Bought wrong computer, need more drive bays

    I meant to by a HP SFF…accidentally bought a MicroTower (HP ProDesk 600 G4 MT). It is a perfectly good machine, but it’s too big for the space I intended for it to live. Since I’m stuck with it, I want to put a couple of extra hard drives in it. I can put one in the 5.25" ODD slot, but there...
  22. Optimus Prime

    Temporary pause in the app

    Edit: I think I just found the temp setting under profiles
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    Temporary pause in the app

    When I use the traffic signal or the profiles I have to manually reinstate them. Is there a way to make them reinstate themselves after a set time?
  24. Optimus Prime

    Temporary pause in the app

    Hiya. Is there a way to pause alerts and notifications temporarily? Say, set it to back to the green light after 2 hours?
  25. Optimus Prime

    Best value / performance PTZ for home usage?

    @chewie Which camera did you end up with?
  26. Optimus Prime

    Setting up a subnet

    I just received my managed switch. Probably tomorrow I'll start digging in and learing how to use it. When I create my vLan, will I likely be able to segment a set of the ports to virtually separate the network? Say ports 30-48, and accomplish the same as having a separate physical switch? Now...
  27. Optimus Prime

    Using Coax Seal Tape

    I got my Coax Seal tape. Now that I've used it...I get it. Its fairly awesome. For my bullets, instead of using a junction box, can I wrap the connections in Coax Seal tape, then wrap the Coax Seal with electrical tape for UV protection? This is not a professional installation, and the...
  28. Optimus Prime

    Camera Power Usage - should I be using more?

    Hiya. I used a POE power meter and checked out the power usage of my cams. The daytime wattage number is as expected; the night time wattage numbers are surprisingly low. Should I be happy about this? Or should I be using more power and getting brighter IR lights out of my cameras? It is...
  29. Optimus Prime

    Need substitute for SD1A404XB in doorway

    I’m fine with the lighting. There is a plug right there so I was thinking about putting in an IR light. My concern was that I paid for a PTZ, and when I asked for mounting feedback I was asked to move it further into the doorway, so the panning was negated. I’ve got a better spot for it in the...
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    Need substitute for SD1A404XB in doorway

    The point for my request is that there is no. Red to use a PTZ in a narrow doorway. I would move it up, but the forward position did not satisfy thE WAF requirements. I need a smaller, discrete camera for this location.
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