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  1. area651

    Looking for advice - NVR edition

    Hey guys. I've been around a while and (personally) I prefer to use BI on a computer. I have a friend that would like to get a system set up though and he doesn't have a ton of money or really, any tech expertise. Because of this, I'm inclined to look into a turnkey sort of NVR setup. Of...
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    Is is possible to randomize the patrol positions a PTZ camera does?

    I'm experimenting with an Amcrest IP3m 941 (dahua rebranded) PTZ camera and setting up auto PTZ positions. I don't believe it matters but I'm actually not using the wifi on it right now and have it cabled on the LAN. I have 5 PTZ different positions that I have the PTZ cycling through and...
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    Camera Capture? no....a camera miss. advice?

    This one was kind of confusing. I have a IP3M-941-S in my front room and pointed at the front door and the door to the garage. Last night when we went to bed (about 11pm?), the door to the garage was closed but when we awoke this morning, it was open. I have the camera only set to record upon...
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    New BI videos found on youtube

    I know that it's sometimes helpful to see people do youtube videos (good or bad) so I thought I'd share what I just found. It looks like "Cajoling Technologies" just recently did some new BI vids. Maybe these can help people that need it.
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    WD Red 4TB on sale w/ $20 coupon (smr)

    There's a lot of negative talk about SMR drives so I just wanted to mention it so it's not overlooked. Just in case anyone is interested, I just saw this drive for about $100 and then a clipable $20 coupon. 3Camels shows the lowest price ever...
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    Idea about mass storage - Using a NAS?

    I've been using BI for about a year. The computer where it runs only has a 500gb C: drive and then a 1TB D; drive in it. I know I "could" just buy a replacement 6TB D: drive for that machine but the thing is, I have a NAS with probably 14tb of available space on it. For the past year, what I did...
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    What a great deal!!!

    So how long before the purchasers start flooding the forum with questions about poor quality and performance? https://slickdeals.net/f/14012294-60-off-5mp-8-channel-hd-with-security-cameras-and-dvr-system-152-and-up?src=jfy%7Crecombee%7Cdb41ba7a-d46e-4a88-96df-da8a5f3b3206 60% off! what could...
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    Netgear poe switches on sale

    Good deal? I don't know. I just saw the deal on slickdeals and though the forum might want to lend opinions. Fwiw, I like netgear equipment in general...
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    new feature in 5.2.1 that I asked for is live!!!

    I'd expect a few to really like this. https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/5-2-1-march-11-2020.46371/ This is what I asked Ken for and he understood and came through. I had initially asked as explained here (5.2.1.0 new features?) but he's now tweaked it and it works! I have set a keyboard shortcut...
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    5.2.1.0 new features?

    This just came out today and the release notes say: Assign sources and zones to action set actions. Wait action updates. Pause auto-cycle. Other minor enhancements and bug fixes. I had requested that we be able to pause auto-cycle and Ken said it would go in this release. So I'm confident its...
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    BI crashing when I try to zoom in on a camera under review?

    I'm wondering if its just setting of mine causing this or if anyone else is encountering this issue. Each morning I'll pull up a group of cameras (outside front) and roll back the timeline to the previous night (10pm for example) and then press "play" (normal speed or even accelerated so I'm...
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    4tb WD Reds down to about $89 now.......wow

    Geez I wish these were this price when I built out my NAS last year! I guess you can always wait for a cheaper price as it will always go down. Cool to see this finally down to this price level...
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    Export settings you prefer?

    tldr: what export settings do you use? When saving onto a thumbdrive, I suppose unlimited. But if I want to text a clip, what do you change to get quality that's "good enough?" When reading this thread about sharing clips & access, I realized that I needed to learn how to export a video clip. I...
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    Interesting video on Stopping Package theft

    Ok, I've started following CNBC on youtube and noticed that they tend to have some sort of thought-provoking news videos. Here's one that I think the forum might find interesting. It does talk about Amazon but it really applies to all delivery and goes into the other ways to secure packages and...
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    LAView Firware update info

    Last year I purchased 2 cameras, a dome (LV-PD514028C) and a bullet (LV-PB3140WC). I liked them well enough that I bought 2 more. When I looked at the firmware versions though, the older ones (by like 1 month) didnt match the firmware version on the "newer" ones. I contacted LAView in hopes to...
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    BI5 question around Motion Sensor, trigger, object size & contrast

    So I found this (what I think is) good video that explains it well. When I look in BI5 though, I notice that there is a blue square in the preview picture. I don't have any Active Zones mapped as you can see in the attached pic. This is also the default settings that BI was set up with...
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    Add to BIDB failed 1055, Clip: write errors - BI5

    I have my BI5 writing everything to the NAS and it seems I have an issue once a month or so where it starts logging "Add to BIDB failed 1055" and "Clip:write error 80000032, undefined" entries. I look and the NAS is fine, not full, no other machine or even the W10 BI5 machine itself has any...
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    Laview deal on Amazon I just saw

    Like the Amcrest post I made the other day, here's one that's front page of Slickdeals. I've heard their Saturn series talked about before on here. Maybe it's good? Maybe not? IDK. But if it is something you're looking for, this might be of help. slickdeals link - LaView Saturn Series (Dahua...
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    Amcrest bullet lighting deal on Amazon

    Amcrest bullet Lightning Deal I just saw. (if you don't like to click links, just go to slickdeals and you'll see it there, or maybe search amcrest there). Yeah this isn't a Dahua Ferrari but it's discounted from its normal so you might be interested, or not. Amcrest 4K 8MP Outdoor IP67...
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    Internal WIFI cameras?

    I was thinking how it would be nice to have smaller, wifi cameras around the house. I've used two of the Amcrest IP2M-841 cameras already but those are in places where they aren't really seen/noticed. Its nice that those have turrents but I simply don't need that feature everywhere and I would...
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    How to Pause/resume the auto-cycle quickly w/ shortcut?

    In BI5, lets say I have 5 cameras auto cycling and I have it displaying full screen. Display is changing from camera to camera great. A truck pulls up in the driveway (movement detected!) and the full screen display auto pops onto the camera that's watching the driveway. (that's good!) But then...
  22. area651

    Amcrest logo can no longer be removed?

    I have a Wireless camera (Amcrest ProHD 1080P WiFi Camera 2MP (1920TVL) and I just updated the firmware to the latest (V2.420.AC00.18.R, Build Date: 2019-07-29). Part of the upgrade was you had to reset your camera to factory settings. Before this fw version, you could remove the Amcrest logo on...
  23. area651

    BI Cameras getting out of sync LIVE view & differing time stamps

    I'm not sure exactly why this is happening. I'm hoping that it is something that I have misconfigured. The setup: If you look at the screenshot, you'll see the two bottom cameras (external 1 & 2) are on the front of the house (on each single garage door) and cross-viewing each other...
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    Error- Clip: trouble creating file

    I was wondering if anyone has seen this before or might immediately know what this is referring to. I looked in the recorded log and unfortunately it doesn't say any more than the original alert of just "Clip: trouble creating file". I did a site search, (also a google search) and also a search...
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    Amazon Prime Day deals (security cam related)

    Amazon Prime Day deals! I searched and didn't see a thread about this. I thought it would be good to have a single thread where people can post items like "oooooh look! Amazon Prime has this great camera on special". I got nothing yet but if I see any, I'll post them here.
  26. area651

    Hello from.....somewhere :)

    Hey everyone. I'm new here (obviously, the forum I'm posting this in). I'm a computer nerd who is experimenting. I'm looking into Synology Surveillance Station but I need to read up on this BlueIris thing I'm seeing. I've got a lot of learning to do and I really enjoy the tech and trying new...
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