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  1. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Same worked for me. Turn it on first with EZVIZ firmware and then install LaView Firmware and poof it’s gone!
  2. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Okay figured out the LaView situation. Have to remove camera from old account first. Nothing special about their apps, so moved back. As for Nelly's Firmware the latest is 5.2.4 Build 190625. Got it right from Nelly's. Box Flashing from LaView firmware to Nelly's caused me to need to...
  3. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Am I the only one that can’t login to either of the LaView apps with my ID. It works on all the other ones (RCA, EZVIZ, Uniden, Claire, Guarding Vision etc.but not LaView) keeps telling me invalid account. I’ve tried username, phone number and email. At one point in time I created a new account...
  4. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    I use ActionTiles on my Fire Sticks, Cube, IPad, IPhone etc! But I use the stream from BI instead of the stream from the camera. Make BI do the transcoding so the camera isn’t servicing more than it has to!
  5. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Here are the differences in IVMS-4200 for the overlay settings. I reverted to the EZVIZ Build 190708 because of the extra options. Oh yeah I need to clean my lens as well. ;-)
  6. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Nelly’s Firmware is old Build 190122 vs RCA at Build 190124. So is EZVIZ Build 190708 in comparison to LAVIEW Build 190716. Also going to EZVIZ Firmware opened up a lot more options in IVMS-4200 and also replaced RCA logo with EZVIZ logo and it can be turned off using IVMS-4200 setting. Yay...
  7. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    I know you can use the IVM 4200 or whatever it’s called to do firmware updates. I will try the EZVIZ file on my RCA
  8. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Would like to know the same thing and where to download it. Mine is not up to date with what you all are running. Seems the RCA version is lingering behind
  9. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    So weird. Occasionally my Blue Iris stops responding and I have to reboot the BI server but mine is something to do with STunnel. It only happens when I connect remotely and didn’t do it until I implemented STunnel. Sometimes BI won’t connect to the DB but the app works fine for me. So weird...
  10. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Very telling indeed
  11. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Yeah check the VA rating on the transformer. You may be okay. If it’s 10va you should replace it. Especially since it’s already located in a hot location. My old one was wicked hot when I had the first gen Hikvision (Nelly’s) on it and it is on my service panel in the basement. It was just a...
  12. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    WiFi issues are usually a sign of an underpowered transformer. I have read a lot of people’s issues going away once they upgrade to the 30va or higher transformer. If you do the math the standard 10va nutone contractor grade transformers are right on the edge of being undersized. I am using an...
  13. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    I recently posted that RCA firmware was at 7.2.4 build 190724 but I was mistaken. It’s actually 7.2.4 build 190124.. I misread it. Oops. Anyone know where I can get the LaView or Nelly’s firmware so I can upgrade mine to the latest version?
  14. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Had anyone figured out how to get the RCA logo off the firmware? I hid it with overlays in BI but would like to get rid of it all together in the camera with a firmware update or hack. I tried finding a way by reading the custom Hikvision firmware guide but couldn’t figure it out.
  15. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Yeah it works pretty well. I do have to reboot it occasionally because the RTSP stream stops to Blue Iris but it’s working otherwise. Sometimes I have to reboot because it thinks the memory card needs initialized. Both situations happen rarely.
  16. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    I have v5.2.4 (190724) not sure if this on has onvif and if it’s better but it’s what RCA Security is currently dishing out to their customers via their app.
  17. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    If someone grabs the packets off the network when the system downloads the firmware I bet you could grab it from There. Mine is already updated or I would do it.
  18. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Proof they are encrypted, but this image actually appears to be headed to Amazon EC2 cloud and not China, but who cares at that point. Actually easier to obfuscate if not being sent to China. Alright, I need to get out of this because I will start to develop tin foil hat syndrome.
  19. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    I sell Forensic / Incident Response related tools. I run full packet capture on my egress at all times. Just looked at traffic for last week. Number 1 place this camera is talking to is you guessed it. Beijing China. Take a look at the screenshot from the tool I sell and support. It's an...
  20. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    They are most definitely in China! Lol There are several articles on the web calling out Hikvisions ties to the Chinese government and how they could possibly be gathering information (very sensitive stuff) from all of these cameras. All my other cameras are literally dumb. No cloud, just RTSP...
  21. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Not that I am aware. For RCA (any) app to work you need the cloud. I packet captured the traffic from the camera a while back and it talks back to ezvizlife all the time. That is also how the doorbell knows to pop up the app in your phone when it’s pushed. If the cloud is not accessible, none of...
  22. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    The HSDB2 has been fine in the rain. No issues at all. I think if I had a covered porch the older one would have been fine. Hardware wise, I think they are identical from looking at the FCC filings
  23. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Thanks for your testing of this scenario
  24. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    IMO I would unregister from LaView and go to RCA Security, so you can use the other apps if you choose. If you delete the LaView account once the camera is removed then you should be able to use the LaView Connect app too but not the LaView One app.
  25. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Notice no logo. ;-) I also disable PTZ controls because they don’t work for this camera. Wish I could hide them. BI can do some awesome things too. I use the BI Fusion Smartthings smartapp and camera trigger. It senses motion and can be used to automate things in ST. Bad thing is it’s based...
  26. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    No it didn’t work for me either. BTW, in BI you can take a small black image and overlay over the RCA logo. It’s what I do. Works great for BI but of course you won’t have it in the RCA app.
  27. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    I think you are basing your opinion on a lot of other opinions and conjecture. I have had great experience with the RCA device. It does come with ALL the goodies unlike LaView. It has 3 different angles mounting brackets. 3 different colored faceplates, the power pack, the resister for lack of...
  28. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    You have to go into the app and setup the mechanical chime as the option. I had the same issue until I had the duh moment of seeing it in the app. Once I set it to mechanical, it started ding donging along with the button push.
  29. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    I turned it off and noticed no difference
  30. Chadsturgill

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Yeah that was in. Disabling encryption for IFTTT and Alexa.
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