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    Review-Loryta OEM 4MP IPC-T2347G-LU ColorVu Fixed Turret Network 4mm lens & Junction Box

    Dahua has an 5442TM-AS-LED model that's like this Hik ColorVu: https://www.dahuasecurity.com/products/All-Products/Network-Cameras/Pro-AI-Series/Full-color/IPC-HDW5442TM-AS-LED?us Andy sells it for about US$150...
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    Surprised so many people are OK with WPA2-PSK

    You're in a tough spot, IMO. I don't think there's much chance you can have a wireless camera a couple of hundred feet away from your AP and not have it negatively impact the performance of your WiFi network. Also, as @fenderman alluded to, there best cameras out there (in terms of image...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    Paper products, apparently.
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    Dahua users deal with weird firmware? Other brands (Hikvision) not have problem?

    Most of the popular Dahua models have owner review threads here where you can ask if you’re unsure. Also Andy (@EMPIRETECANDY) usually makes the latest versions of firmware available in his vendor sub-forum on the site here. Each firmware upgrade gets its own thread, so be sure to read...
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    Review- OEM IPC-T2831T-ZS 4k varifocal starlight turret & PFB203W Wall Bracket.

    Glad to see @EMPIRETECANDY’s review units still summoning the bad weather! :)
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    Is there anyway to disable Dahua e-mail message: Alarm Event: TripwireStop ?

    I haven't seen anyone post a way to disable it. You might have some luck making an email rule that automatically deletes it.
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    Review Dahua OEM SD22204UE-GN by EmpireTech Andy

    If you take the dome off of the camera you should see some screw holes that let you mount the camera to a horizontal surface, like a ceiling. There should be three screws (and some wall anchors) in the box as well.
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    Using IVS rules in BI for PTZ Camera

    For me it only happens with I make a camera change in BI that causes the "color bars" to appear for the camera for a few seconds, or when the BI service restarts (i.e. computer reboots).
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    Using IVS rules in BI for PTZ Camera

    When programs like BI or ONVIF Device Manager connect to a Dahua camera and subscribe to PullPoint events (which is a way they can monitor the camera events), it usually results in motion detection becoming re-enabled on the Dahua camera. This is only an issue with Dahua cameras as far as I've...
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    Dahua 8mp Turrets - "low illuminance"

    Definitely seems like some of the smaller sensors (like 1/3") have been revamped.
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    New Starlight cameras

    If you have a stand-alone router, that should work. 192.168.1.108 is the default IP address that Dahua cameras come set at. If you temporarily give your laptop a static 192.168.1x IP address, then plug it and the camera into the existing PoE switch, you should be able to connect to the camera...
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    Using IVS rules in BI for PTZ Camera

    That’s new, so I don’t know. I hadn’t seen it until I looked at your screenshot. I configured BI to use IVS many versions ago and there was no Media profile box back then. So I guess whenever BI added that box it configured it automatically for me. My guess is that it’s related to what...
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    Using IVS rules in BI for PTZ Camera

    Looks like Blue Iris did more changes in the ONVIF trigger area. I set my BI + IVS up along time ago, ... where it currently has a new text box for "Media profile" it used to have a checkbox for something about PullPoint Subscriptions. The Help for this tab doesn't seem to explain how the new...
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    If that’s the message that they want to convey then IMO it would have really helped if Fauci was on the same page yesterday. When there’s a politician (of any party) and a subject matter expert on a stage talking about the same subject, i think most people are going to give the SME’s thoughts...
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    Couple of camera suggestions

    I you want something lower-profile for the porch, you might consider these. Unsure if Andy has either in black, though: https://www.dahuasecurity.com/products/All-Products/Network-Cameras/WizSense-Series/3-Series/4MP/IPC-HDBW3441F-AS-M...
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    Urgent!!! Amazon warehouse Stop accepting new stocks

    If anyone wants to play with a tool that does that, here's one: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/03/16/upshot/coronavirus-best-worst-death-toll-scenario.html
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    Bugs causing false motion alerts

    You can try using IVS instead of Motion Detection. IVS has a minimum/maximum object size that you can set that can help reduce false alerts. It's not perfect, but it's usually a hell of a lot better than motion detection.
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    This article has some interesting simulation animations in it: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/world/corona-simulator/
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    Pandemic threat? Anyone else concerned?

    If you haven’t already read any, one of the “flatten the curve” articles might help explain it.
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    Review-OEM IPC-T2231T-ZS 2mp Varifocal Starlight Camera

    Amazon: Arlington Industries 8131-1 8131 Wall Plate, 1/4-inch or 5/16-inch Siding & Shingles, White - Electrical Boxes - Amazon.com Home Depot: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Arlington-Industries-1-4-5-16-Siding-Shingles-Siding-Mounting-Kit-with-Built-In-Box-8131-1/202245807 Note that this...
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    Review-OEM IPC-T2231T-ZS 2mp Varifocal Starlight Camera

    This siding block is generic and the pre-punched holes in it most definitely did not line up for my 5542 camera. I was able to screw the 5442's mount ring directly into the siding block, not using any of the predrilled holes. My Home Depot sells these... if yours does too, might be worth...
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    Recommendations on camera and NVR

    I was thinking the same price range as the ColorVu. IMO it’s the 4MP 1/1.8” image sensor that makes the ColorVu such a great camera, but I’d imagine most folks would prefer an IR model (instead of LED) for most situations. Dahua has such a model for $10 more. With Hikvision it looks...
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    Recommendations on camera and NVR

    Yeah, I don’t know why Hik doesn’t make an affordable IR version of the ColorVu like Dahua does. @patrickkc, I’d look at the model below. Its got the same great 4MP 1/1.8” low-light image sensor as the Hik ColorVu, but uses IR instead of LED if additional lighting is needed (like in your...
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    Review-Dahua Starlight IPC-HDW5231R-ZE 800 meter capable ePOE

    If you haven't already, check EmpireTec Andy's sub-forum on the site here, he shares the latest firmware versions there.
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    Opinions please on these 4 cams + NVR

    PAL/NTSC isn't a problem with digital video like it was with analog video. Most newer Dahua firmware versions let you switch between PAL/NTSC in the firmware, older versions required loading different firmware to switch between the two. Either way, if it's Dahua equipment, I wouldn't spend any...
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    NodeJS Module: node-dahua-api

    If your camera is set to use digest for authentication, you might try curl -g --user user:password --digest http://cgi-bin/snapshot.cgi
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    Narrow Alleyway Camera

    Physically rotate the lens on the camera 90', then enable the option in the camera settings to rotate the image back 90' so that it's upright. This will result in a tall-and-skinny image (like the alley/cooridor itself) vs the camera's normal wide-and-shorter image.
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    Setup for rental property?

    If you make sure the camera brand matches the NVR brand, I don't think you'll have any problems with horsepower on the NVR. While NVRs in general do have less compute power than a regular PC, most NVRs do things like offloading motion detection so that it runs on the cameras, not the NVR. This...
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    Viewing Camera outside of my network without portforwarding.

    There are a ton of consumer-grade cameras that do this, but they require monthly fees.
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