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    Dahua IP Catalog 201902 Q1

    Ok, guys I did briefly compare the Lorex 4K models 8974BW and the 8950ABW to some 5231, 2231, 1831E cameras that I recently obtained from Andy. A shout out to Andy for the prompt and professional service! All of the items were well priced, well packaged and delivered promptly within 5-7 days...
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    One or Two HDD's for new Dahua NVR5216-16P

    Thanks Mat, I was thinking of just a single 4TB for now or perhaps a 6TB. I may run a Seagate SkyHawk (much to your chagrin) as that is what is currently available locally. I remember you noting that the Seagates had some poor reliability issues, not sure if the AFR has improved since. I...
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    One or Two HDD's for new Dahua NVR5216-16P

    This may be a dumb question: Is it better to have 2 smaller drives or 1 larger drive (i.e. 2x 2TB vs 1x 4TB) in an NVR. I was wondering if there is an advantage to to recording 1/2 the cameras on one drive and 1/2 on the other or just use one larger drive. My initial system will have 5x 2MP...
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    guidance for new Dahua install?

    Agreed. Yes, I read your post, very informative. Your Post’s are a wealth of information, keep em coming. :) Thanks!
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    guidance for new Dahua install?

    Good suggestion. I will do that, time permitting. I currently have a IPC-HDW5231R-ZE alongside a Lorex LNE8974BW 4K Motorized Varifocal + Mic Lorex LNE8950ABW 4K Fixed FL + Mic The Lorex cameras above came as part of a 4 camera kit 4KHDIP822NW for $1050 (after 15% discount) I also have a Lorex...
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    guidance for new Dahua install?

    Thanks! I ordered two 2231's from Andy last night along with 2 5231's and an 1831E for some 4K testing :-)
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    guidance for new Dahua install?

    I am looking at purchasing a few more IPC-HDW5231R-ZE from Andy and noticed that the 2231's are significantly cheaper. I also noticed that they are F1.4 vs F1.6. All the review seem to indicate the they are spot on to the 5231 for optics and image quality. I was wondering if the brighter...
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    Review-Dahua IPC-HFW1831C-PIR 4k Mini Bullet

    Ha ha, nope. :) That was just a temporary camera location for testing and should be pointed down more. The IR illumination pattern and low light quality seems decent for a consumer level camera though. I have a Lorex system and a 5231R-ZE coming from Andy which I will be testing. I may end...
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    Review-Dahua IPC-HFW1831C-PIR 4k Mini Bullet

    Agreed absolutely, it isn’t the same camera. It is annoying that the light doesn’t stay on for more than 10 s. I emailed Lorex as to why there isn’t any user adjustment on this. I wouldn’t say the camera is crap as it actually has decent night and day image quality for what it is. For some...
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    Hello from Toronto

    That's good prompt service. How do you like the 2231's?
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    Testing Lorex system vs Dahua

    Hi folks, I just submitted an order from Lorex for the following system: 4KHDIP822NW 4K Ultra HD IP NVR System with 2 8MP Motorized Zoom Lens and 2 8MP Audio Dome Cameras, 250FT Night Vision I believe the cameras are roughly comparable to the Dahua 5831 and 4831 turret/eyeball equivalents...
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    Has anyone tried Swan 4K cameras - Swann SWNHD-885MSB or SWNHD-885MSFB?

    Has anyone had any experience with the Swann SWNHD-885MSFB or SWNHD-885MSFB? I'm sure the night capabilities are mediocre at best. The do come in with one of Swann's bundled kits through Costco.ca for $899 CAD (~ $699 USD.)...
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    Review-Dahua IPC-HFW1831C-PIR 4k Mini Bullet

    This camera looks a lot like the 2MP wifi version from Lorex LNW16XF (with local storage only and no POE) with the identical case and active deterrent features. I have been playing around with this camera for some time and will post some day/night pictures and video for reference. I am actually...
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    Dahua IP Catalog 201902 Q1

    I completely agree with you fenderman. They appear similar but could be completely different. It is annoying that resellers are so vague with specifications. The only way to really determine the difference it to do a real world side by side comparison actual video as spec’s don’t always...
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    Dahua IP Catalog 201902 Q1

    I am currently comparing Lorex cameras LNB9232, LNB8973, LNB8921 etc. to Dahua. It is apparent that Lorex is intentionally vague with the specification or "fudges" the number slightly, so it is impossible to do a direct comparison. From what I can tell the models listed above are "mostly...
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    Help deciding between these two 4k Lorex systems or an alternative

    Agreed! Not sure I will every have the need for 16 cameras, but you never know ;-) Other than more ePoe ports, it doesn't seem to be any hardware improvement between the entry level 8 and 16 channel units. I will have to research a bit more though. WRT to cameras: I looked at a number of...
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    Help deciding between these two 4k Lorex systems or an alternative

    Yes, after scouring specifications from various rebranded systems from Lorex, Q-See, Swann (Hikvision) etc., it is very apparent that the rebranded units are dated and somewhat overpriced considering the inferior specifications. However, I must say that many of the rebranded models come with...
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    Help deciding between these two 4k Lorex systems or an alternative

    Thanks Mat, I was planning on running my own quality cable so I don't have to drill large holes and can customize the length. Any real advantage to the slightly more expensive and bulky CAT6E? I am currently placing an order with Andy for an NVR and a mix of cameras to test. Currently looking...
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    Hello from Toronto

    I'm doing the same process you went through getting a system set up. What did you end up ordering from Andy, how long did it take to get the hardware and how is it working? Thanks,
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    Dahua vs Hikvision

    Ok, that makes sense. Thanks.
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    Dahua vs Hikvision

    I'm sure this has been discussed somewhere, but I couldn't find it... Just looking though the site trying to learn as much as I can before purchasing a 4-6 camera home system. I have read the Wiki notes etc. and it seems to me that Ipcamtalk is predominantly weighted towards Dahua hardware. It...
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    Help deciding between these two 4k Lorex systems or an alternative

    Did I read that correctly "8 LNB9232" cameras + NR9163X NVR for $1,100 ? I see that kit on the Lorex site for $2280 before any discounts. Were you referring to a different kit? I'm new here and currently shopping for a 4-6 camera system and looking at all options. Thanks,
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