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    Blue Iris vs Unifi Protect

    thank you all for the clarifications! I am trialing BI on my desktop for now. I will buy the mobile app and check it out.
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    Blue Iris vs Unifi Protect

    Yes, that is exactly what I did. I already bought the cameras to test them and am satisfied. They're definitely better quality and priced compared to Unifi ones. I am not very concerned about the desktop experience. I am more concerned about the mobile experience compared to Unifi Protect...
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    Blue Iris vs Unifi Protect

    Has anybody switched from Unifi Protect to Blue Iris? I am a big fan of DIY and I have Unifi gear but their cameras leave a lot to be desired. Has anybody switched from Unifi Protect to Blue Iris? What was your experience like? I am a bit concerned about the mobile experience. I am in the iOS...
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    Camera recommendations

    I am trying to figure out mounting the turret with this - I have to mount it on the wooden siding and in some locations on stucco. Stucco isn't an issue but with the wooden siding, the mount is a bit crooked. What is the recommended way to install this? I can't easily mount this on soffits so...
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    Camera recommendations

    Yes, thats a nifty rig. I have a PoE switch. Do you just connect the cameras to the switch with a long cable run to test them out in various locations? My plan is to try placing a couple cameras at a time and not go whole hog at once :) I am new to CCTV but not new to the technology. Can you...
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    Camera recommendations

    Does the T5442 use a Sony sensor? From the review thread it appeared they used some other vendor.
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    Camera recommendations

    I think this is what I am looking for: https://www.amazon.com/EmpireTech-PFB204W-Water-proof-Mount-Bracket/dp/B07FCBBNZD/
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    Camera recommendations

    I was leaning towards the turrets. I like that they're discrete. I understand that the ideal mounting height is ~7-10 feet. Is there a universal mount I could use with the 5442 turrets? I'd like to attach them to the side of my home.
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    Camera recommendations

    From a ease of mounting and flexibility which one seems easier?
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    Camera recommendations

    this makes a lot of sense. So I am leaning towards the 5442 instead of the 4K/X. I am just curious if there are any opinions on turret vs bullet?
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    Camera recommendations

    thank you all for your excellent input. Can someone please point me to any documentation that will help me understand the difference between starlight and starlight +? edit: found this https://us.dahuasecurity.com/product-technologies/low-light-technology/
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    Camera recommendations

    So apart from the 4K/X cameras, I was considering - IPC-T5442T-ZE & IPC-T5442TM-AS-LED S2. Thoughts on their lowlight performance? Are there other models that I should consider?
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    Camera recommendations

    I was considering IPC-Color4K-X. They seem to have great low light performance - Ultra Low Light Full-Color 4K, 8MP Smart AI Bullet IP Camera IPC-Color4K-X - IP Cam Talk Store Planning on either getting the 2.8mm or 3.6mm for overview cameras. Thoughts?
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    Camera recommendations

    Thanks, I will definitely consider the IPC-T5442-Z4E. I am so confused with all these model numbers. For example, I did look at IPC-B5442E-ZE which has a very close model number as the one you posted. However, there are big differences in the focal length and lux between the two. Is there a...
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    Camera recommendations

    Thank you for the great recommendations. I had my eye on the 5442 and the newer IPC-4K cameras. As I am new to this, I would likely go for varifocal cameras for flexibility. I am terribly confused with various form factors. I like the Turret and Bullet cameras. Cameras that are placed near...
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    Camera recommendations

    hi folks! I've been reading the forums and learning a LOT about cameras, Blue Iris and setting them up. I am getting ready to design my camera system. I was looking for recommendations for cameras. Ideally, I would love to target the performance & value sweet spot but I don't want to be cheap...
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