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    Need advice please, Lorex 8CH 4K HD NVR 6 Bullet Camera Security System

    Yep -that Lorex number in the first post is actually just the camera itself. That Lechange kit mat posted is an excellent price or a kit directly from Lorex is also an option (they always have 15% off). If directly from Lorex look for a kit with the Lorex NR9163 NVR, that specific one is a very...
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    H.265

    Correct. H.265 is not exactly a universal compression technique. How each manufacturer implements it can be quite different. And yes, that is set at the camera. The NVR will receive what the camera sends it. When you DO see H.265 on the NVR, you are not configuring H.265 for the NVR itself, you...
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    FYI - LeChange / Dahua 8x 8MP/4K UHD IP PoE cameras + 16 channel port PoE NVR 2/3TB HDD $899 7/13/18

    Not as far as I know. Duhua killed off telnet access on all devices last years after the security flaws were discovered. Only thing I might suggest would be a regular serial cable and a null modem adapter. That way you still have a regular serial cable to potentially use for other things. Null...
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    FYI - LeChange / Dahua 8x 8MP/4K UHD IP PoE cameras + 16 channel port PoE NVR 2/3TB HDD $899 7/13/18

    Well that is definitely appears to be either an NVR4216-16P-4KS2 or an NVR5216-16P-4KS2. Would need to a see a good photo of the board inside but even that might not be conclusive. I know 100% what a 5216-16P board looks like but I have not seen a photo of the board inside a 4216-16P. They might...
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    Network cable termination

    That has happened at a lot of places. A local large 45 employee company that specializes in cabling installs ran into that same issue. Turns out there are a LOT of counterfeit Platinum Tools connector and the Pro tool itself on the market. Everything looked mostly right but they ended up working...
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    WTS Dahua NVR5216-4KS2 V2 16 Channel NVR

    Yup - power in is autoswitching though. Just any old regular IEC (computer style) power cord will work on it.
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    Added Dahua Turret to Lorex system, Not working

    It "should" be admin / admin. UsernameandPassword - Dahua Wiki I did mange to get the one I was just messing with going. I had to get into it on my local network first, did the initial configuration. Then plugged it back into the NVR. It still would not automatically show up in the NVR until I...
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    Added Dahua Turret to Lorex system, Not working

    Search setting at the top.... you have to put in the default password for the camera. It is showing as initialized which means that it should have a new camera default password and not the newest firmware. Unless someone somewhere has powered it up before and set the password on it. I'm oddly...
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    Added Dahua Turret to Lorex system, Not working

    I agree.... its not a good idea to port forward these at all. That being said, IF you insist, at least change it to some other high random port for one and make sure NO other ports are forwarded. Especially HTTP (80 and 443). Also in that scenario would be good to have the NVR in a separate vlan...
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    Added Dahua Turret to Lorex system, Not working

    Yes - that other one is what I thought this was at first. On digging a bit more I think this one is a Dahua as you say. It probably will be a matter of getting the port numbers and initial login/password setup figured out. I know the other model Lorex NVR I have defaults to 35000 instead of...
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    Added Dahua Turret to Lorex system, Not working

    Ahhh..... took me a few to find that. That is one of the Lorex NVR's that is not OEM Dahua. :( Quick easy giveaway is the 48V DC power input. I think that is made by Raysharp. They use a 48V DC power input on their NVR's. H.265 Series IP Solutions - Raysharp 4K NVR with 8 Channels and Lorex...
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    Added Dahua Turret to Lorex system, Not working

    Your lan settings are fine. What model Lorex NVR? The newest Dahua firmware you need to go through the wizard on the camera and set the initial password and answer a couple of questions. I'm not sure on Mac what the options are. I know on Windows you can use IE and install the plugin or Chrome...
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    FYI - LeChange / Dahua 8x 8MP/4K UHD IP PoE cameras + 16 channel port PoE NVR 2/3TB HDD $899 7/13/18

    Pretty much yes. I know on the Lorex branded ones there was only basic motion detection in the NVR firmware. With the latest Dahua firmware you get everything... Of course the cameras have to support the same features as well. I can go the the people counting setup on the NVR but if I select a...
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    FYI - LeChange / Dahua 8x 8MP/4K UHD IP PoE cameras + 16 channel port PoE NVR 2/3TB HDD $899 7/13/18

    I agree but I think on "kit" usage and where cameras will only ever be connected directly to an NVR (never exposed directly to any network), then the security of the camera itself (not physical, just in its firmware/software) is really irrelevant. In that scenario it is all about the NVR. That...
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    Dahua 2MP Starlight Lineup

    Technically according to an official Dahua Datasheet http://la.dahuasecurity.com/download/DH-IPC-HFW5231E-Z12E_Datasheet_20170630.pdf IPS-HFW5231E-Z12E is a series of camera. There are 4 actual model numbers. Two with DH in front have Dahua branded firmware, the two without have unbranded...
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    Troubleshooting: IPC-HDW5231R-ZE

    If it is doing the same thing on a bench with a different cable and connecting directly to its own web ui then I'd say the camera is taking a sh*t and needs to be replaced under warranty.
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    FYI - LeChange / Dahua 8x 8MP/4K UHD IP PoE cameras + 16 channel port PoE NVR 2/3TB HDD $899 7/13/18

    I'm still curious on those 16ch NVR's. There is just not enough specs listed to conclusively say 100% if they are 4216 or 5216 models. I'm curious because even though Dahua could realistically use 4216 NVR's for the Lorex branded ones (and they even remove enough features in the custom Lorex...
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    Network cable termination

    Nice! Can't get the jacket much further in and minimize untwisting the pairs much better than that. :)
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    FYI - LeChange / Dahua 8x 8MP/4K UHD IP PoE cameras + 16 channel port PoE NVR 2/3TB HDD $899 7/13/18

    It will be hard to tell with 100% certainty until you have the actual hardware on hand. Please do post an update. I'd be curious to see the NVR in more detail. I have posted in a Lorex thread on here regarding the exact steps needed to cross-flash the Lorex NVR to the official Dahua firmware and...
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    FYI - LeChange / Dahua 8x 8MP/4K UHD IP PoE cameras + 16 channel port PoE NVR 2/3TB HDD $899 7/13/18

    Ah - good catch Andy! If those NVR's are the "lite" NVR4xxx models they might be getting near their limits with all 4K cameras as you mention and then would also be very limited on some of the more advanced functionality of the pro series NVR5xxx models. On the plus side for those basic cameras...
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    Network cable termination

    This is the same kit that I use and yes, worth every cent if you need to crimp cables often or just want to have the best and easiest. Prior to the Platinum one I was using some generic crimper which in all honesty was not bad. I had at one point, some of the connectors that you have to use the...
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    FYI - LeChange / Dahua 8x 8MP/4K UHD IP PoE cameras + 16 channel port PoE NVR 2/3TB HDD $899 7/13/18

    To me.... the kits appear to be a pro series NVR-5216-4KS2 (or a NVR-5208-4KS2 depending on the kit) with a 3TB hard drive pre-installed combined with IPC-HFW1831E cameras. Very similar to the combo's offered by Lorex. The NVR in the kits from Lorex have the advantage that they have the upgraded...
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    Lorex PTZ camera setup

    On poking some, I think Lorex might OEM this series from RaySharp but I could be wrong. RaySharp is the OEM behind a LOT of brands but not much really out there as their own brand so finding alternate firmware, etc probably would not be easy. It does seem odd to me that Lorex would still be...
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    Securing a Lorex NVR

    The only other trick I can think of would be to determine exactly who the OEM is for that NVR, then figure out the exact model, and then try to cross-flash it with OEM firmware. I don't think that model is Dahua though. I think I have narrowed some of the non-Dahua Lorex down to possibly being...
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    Cat6 - Here is why not - Change my mind

    SATA SSD's are old school. PCIe based NVMe SSD's far surpassed SATA speeds a few years ago. The Samsung 960 Pro in this workstation I'm using hits around 1588 MB/s write and 2200 MB/s read. The newer ones are pushing up around 2800/3500 and you can RAID them for stupidly fast speeds if you...
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    Lorex

    Excellent! I will go over this later and update my earlier post with the detailed instructions for anyone who might want to try this in the future. Also - yes mine also have the model number NR916-N on the bottom of them as well. Also - here is the stock Lorex firmware.... This site only keeps...
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    Lorex

    Heading home.... hope he got it. Catch ya'll tomorrow.
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    Cat6 - Here is why not - Change my mind

    What about a 100MP with PTZ, IR, lens defogger, window wiper? I'm not sure how much better compression tech will get for video either. Phase One already has a 100MP digital camera available. An uncompressed tiff image from that is just over 800MB in size, at JPG 90% it still makes a file over...
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    Cat6 - Here is why not - Change my mind

    Lol.... is it necessary? No. Is it smart? That is the question... What about in the future when 8k or whatever insane resolution comes out? I agree that cat 6 is not required for pretty much any current IP camera but future proofing things is not a bad idea. Pulling cables sucks and I'd rather...
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    Lorex

    Should be good to go then! Make sure that you copy the update.img file from the extracted firmware to the TFTP root folder is the only other step I can think to be sure of. If that is there then the run up command should work. If you have the TFTP server window visible you will see it also...
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