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  1. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Thanks, after seeing dbaker's post I was considering doing the update, hoping I could use his method to remove the logo later. But it's quite possible that once I did the upgrade those options would disappear from ivms-4200 leaving me stuck with the logo (which on the floodlight cam actually...
  2. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Do you have the "Enable Text Overlay", "Display Camera Name" "Display Date" etc. checkboxes? My RCA Floodlight cam HSFLC1 has those (along with the "Upload Logo" button) but I am still on the shipping firmware. There is a fw update available that adds the logo and I've been avoiding installing...
  3. bookemdano

    Sweet! LTS is releasing an ONVIF compatible doorbell with SD card slot and 940nm IR

    Well that signal strength is a lot worse that mine, so I'd bet that is your issue. I'd say it's normal for it to be worse while you're trying to stream vs. not. If you can't relocate your AP (or wire in another one) then you may want to try a repeater. Or you could scrap the HSDB1 and try the...
  4. bookemdano

    Sweet! LTS is releasing an ONVIF compatible doorbell with SD card slot and 940nm IR

    Ubiquiti is good kit. I use two of their UniFi pro APs in my split level house (one in the basement, one on the second story) and my HSDB1 (RCA version) is rock solid. With the UniFi controller you should be able to see what it reports the signal strength of your doorbell is. Mine shows -55dBm...
  5. bookemdano

    RCA / LaView (Hikvision) Floodlight Camera HSFLC1 / LV-PWFL182-U

    No physical switch, and in fact I'm not even sure if you can switch them on manually even via the app. I'm not home to experiment right now, but the only light settings I see in the RCA app are a brightness adjustment and a toggle called "Light Linkage" (the description of which says "After...
  6. bookemdano

    RCA / LaView (Hikvision) Floodlight Camera HSFLC1 / LV-PWFL182-U

    Great! Yeah I've been hoping someone will try the LaView version as well--I'm really surprised that it still has zero reviews on Amazon whereas the RCA version (about the same price) has a bunch. Yes, and just to confirm there is no web interface on the RCA version. I've done a port scan and...
  7. bookemdano

    Sweet! LTS is releasing an ONVIF compatible doorbell with SD card slot and 940nm IR

    Yeah, my bad. For some reason I thought this was the HSDB2 thread. Edited my post.
  8. bookemdano

    Sweet! LTS is releasing an ONVIF compatible doorbell with SD card slot and 940nm IR

    What band is it on? Try forcing it on to whatever band it's not on now. 5GHz has more bandwidth but does not get through walls and other obstructions very well. 2.4GHz does better in that regard but often the 2.4GHz band is crowded and prone to interference. Whoops. Forgot this was the HSDB1...
  9. bookemdano

    RCA / LaView (Hikvision) Floodlight Camera HSFLC1 / LV-PWFL182-U

    Yes they have some cosmetic differences. But I am pretty sure they are the same unit--main clue being that on the FCC registration for the RCA (aka Voxx) the external photos show the Momentum version (I mentioned this in my first post). Though I would stay away from the Momentum version as it...
  10. bookemdano

    Sweet! LTS is releasing an ONVIF compatible doorbell with SD card slot and 940nm IR

    Sorry I missed this question earlier. Already replied via PM but just wanted to confirm for others that I do indeed have 2-way audio working on the HSDB1 via Blue Iris. I am on firmware 180726, which as far as I am concerned is the best firmware for this model. If audio spoken via BI is not...
  11. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Just a tangential comment, but I wonder if it could be possible (say on a rooted Android device maybe) to figure out where the app is storing the fw upgrade file and pull it out from there. It could then be flashed manually via ivms-4200. Seems like an avenue maybe worth checking out for someone...
  12. bookemdano

    Sweet! LTS is releasing an ONVIF compatible doorbell with SD card slot and 940nm IR

    Here's how my HSDB1 is set up. With this configuration you should get not only video but also 2-way audio http:// (cam's IP address) User admin Password (new p/w I set via browsing to IP address) Make Hikvision Model DS-2CDxxxx RTSP Media/video/RSTP port 554 Discovery/ONVIF port 8999 Video Path...
  13. bookemdano

    RCA / LaView (Hikvision) Floodlight Camera HSFLC1 / LV-PWFL182-U

    When I get it mounted I'll try to post a video. Meanwhile you can check out some still images that people have posted on amazon.
  14. bookemdano

    RCA / LaView (Hikvision) Floodlight Camera HSFLC1 / LV-PWFL182-U

    There are a couple of pretty thorough reviews on amazon if you're interested. I haven't actually installed mine yet. It's powered on but I'm waiting for the BI support folks to finish remoting into it to try to get 2-way audio working. So I can't comment yet on how the motion detection is...
  15. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Just to be sure, have you tested that 2-way audio is working in BI for the HSDB2 after following the steps in that video?
  16. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Do you intend to mod the RCA faceplate to fit? Otherwise I don't think it's gonna work. Edit: The video I linked () shows the button for the RCA version attached to the faceplate. Granted it appears to be a rendering, but still. Maybe @Chadsturgill can confirm.
  17. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Good catch--I never even noticed the different-shaped camera opening. FWIW, the LaView also advertises a Sony Starlight sensor whereas the RCA and other variants don't. So I guess I'm not 100% positive if the LaView is identical under the hood or not. Obviously someone should buy the LaView...
  18. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    I think it's the cheapest this doorbell has been, so if you were on the fence it's not a bad time to jump on it. And yes, LaView specifically announced ONVIF capability is coming (granted, they could always renege). Unlike the HSDB1, firmware for the HSDB2 devices seems much more locked down in...
  19. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Are you saying that your HSDB1 doorbell has an encryption setting? What firmware are you running on it? Mine is on 180726 and no matter what app I use I do not see any setting for encryption in the settings. I do for my HSFLC1 floodlight camera (same generation as the HSDB2), but not for my...
  20. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Boo, HSDB1 doesn't get the call log even with the Guarding Vision app. Just the normal motion detection thumbnails. Oh well. One interesting thing, when logging into the GV app I got a popup message telling me my account would be migrated from the old app to the new app. I'd previously been...
  21. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Yeah I told chad that I think RCA is overcompensating since their edition of the DB1 had zero visible RCA branding on it--not even on the housing of the doorbell. The execs in charge probably were not too happy about that.
  22. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Gotcha--thanks for posting the shots of the different apps. I've stuck with the RCA one but may check out Guarding Vision. As an aside, have you tried changing the "Image Encryption" password? Since they state that it's the same as the device verification code I wonder if changing that password...
  23. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    I'd say any app that gives you dBm is preferable to an icon. dBm is objective. The icon display is arbitrary. So in terms of that factor, the Hik app and Guarding Vision look like the winners. Edit: Now I see the ClaireVision app is showing a much different dBm value. Is it possible it's just...
  24. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    What am I seeing in the sky of your pic? Looks like a bunch of incoming ICBMs :eek:
  25. bookemdano

    New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

    Can someone who has the RCA cam (@Chadsturgill ) report what firmware version their cam is running? @Aocam - Does your video image have the RCA logo burned in the upper left corner?
  26. bookemdano

    Sweet! LTS is releasing an ONVIF compatible doorbell with SD card slot and 940nm IR

    I understand, but it's not at all surprising to me that port forwarding isn't helping--because the doorbell doesn't receive unsolicited incoming connections from the internet (i.e. it is designed to operate without port forwarding). I'm saying something in your router's configuration is blocking...
  27. bookemdano

    Sweet! LTS is releasing an ONVIF compatible doorbell with SD card slot and 940nm IR

    Thanks for confirming about the doorbell ringing thing being resolved with 180726. We only had the one report so it's good to get a second. I think it's very likely that using a different router (especially from a standard brand like Netgear, Linksys, etc.) will resolve your connectivity...
  28. bookemdano

    Sweet! LTS is releasing an ONVIF compatible doorbell with SD card slot and 940nm IR

    Odd. You should not need any port forwards for this doorbell to work, period. you might try a full reset of the doorbell and try to set it up again. Try using one of the other apps to set it up (RCA, LaView, etc.). Don't put it in the DMZ--that should not be necessary. If you get the same...
  29. bookemdano

    Sweet! LTS is releasing an ONVIF compatible doorbell with SD card slot and 940nm IR

    I've been using 180726 happily for months. Not sure if 180809 adds anything big/obvious.
  30. bookemdano

    Sweet! LTS is releasing an ONVIF compatible doorbell with SD card slot and 940nm IR

    Just the one you want to install--no need to flash anything in between.
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