So far i have been lucky, i have had five annke I61dr cube from more than 18 months, and one Hikvision DS-2CD2442FWD-IW cube from more than a year.
I do not like the form factor of the IP4M-1051B I like the cube.
...failed, so I took one of the old spare units out to replace it. Nope, it's not doing too well, either. I just bit the bullet and ordered another Amcrest IP4M-1051B 'renewed' unit to replace it. Better picture, better wifi, and great price; $67 before tax, a $10 break from a "factory new" unit.
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Dahua / Amcrest Indoor Camera
A newer (2020) inexpensive indoor PTZ camera is the Amcrest IP4M-1051B, 4MP wifi camera. Includes 120° FOV, MicroSD slot, is compatible with Blue Iris and more.
What about using an active POE splitter that outputs 5 VDC @ 2 amps, like this?
It includes a tip for the standard 5 volt DC cam connector: 3.5mm outside x 1.35mm inside, center positive, outside negative.
Is the IP4M-1051B a PoE camera as well? Seems it should be, but haven't seen any of the documentation list it as PoE. Very interested in this camera but need it to be PoE (no wifi or power where its going)
I have the IP4M-1051B (black) and it's performance is stellar. Crisp, highly detailed video images. Just as reliable as earlier generation Dahua/Amcrest units. $89 USD on amazon.com.
I often recommend European users check for the FDT brand of cameras on ebay.co.uk. FDT is a European brand...
Glad I could help.
There is a 4MP, dual band (2.4 & 5GHz) version, the IP4M-1051, for more money but I cannot attest to its performance. Not that you would require it but I believe it has all features of the IP2M-841 with the exception of having no alarm I/O.
...RAM, dual 1TB 10K SAS drives, Windows 10 or server 2012.
Cameras 12 - 16 cameras. Looking at these models.
Am I on the right track? Is the server powerful enough? Any advice is appreciated.
Amcrest IP2M-841 for 1080P at a great price.
Amcrest IP4M-1051 for higher res at a higher price.
Both are made by Dahua, re-branded by Amcrest (Formerly Foscam USA) and highly reliable, high-quality cameras that provide ONVIF compatibility, and should work right out of the box with a minimal...