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    I wonder if they paid for this

    The best install I've seen from a comedic point of view was at a model home for a new development. They mounted a WiFi camera above the door, then installed an outlet at the bottom of the door and ran the power wire to the outlet where anyone can unplug it.
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    Help needed with Dahua SD42212SN PTZ install

    I actually like that it sticks out a bit because I get a better angle on what I want to view. I figure if the homeowners or lake association complains, I'll paint it brown.
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    Chinese 5.2.5 to European 5.3.0 -> Possible?

    I can see this being a problem with the hacking community with telnet not being available. Of course if you can still fiddle with the firmware, you can inject a telnet daemon and gain access that way. What interesting is that not one firmware release since 5.1.6 has been a product improvement...
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    Ipc-hfw2300r-z

    Can't you just used the Dahua Config tool to find the camera on whatever subnet and change it to your subnet? Then once you log into the camera, change it back to DHCP?
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    Make DS-2CD2032-I available to the public

    Why not have the camera automatically ftp an image on a set schedule, like once every 2 minutes? Seems like a much easier solution than trying to pull snapshots. You can use a NAS that has FTP and most do or just run an FTP server like Filezilla Server on your Windows PC and have it write to a...
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    Any reseller besides AliExpress for the NVR4416 or NVR4408 w/out POE?

    Not many want to do this. What you can do is used small android computers that look like an USB thumb drive. They plug into HDMI port and get power from USB if the camera has it. They use WiFi to connect and costs about $40-50. Then you can load an android app that displays cameras. The...
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    Dahua SD42212SN-HN 1080P Mini PTZ Dome Review

    Here's my latest review on the Dahua SD42212SN-HN 1080P Mini PTZ Dome. » Dahua SD42212SN-HN 1080P Mini PTZ Dome Review Network Camera Critic
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    Any reseller besides AliExpress for the NVR4416 or NVR4408 w/out POE?

    Then get this one, supports 4 drives, U.S. warranty - Dahua NVR7416 16 Channel NVR [NVR7416] - $315.99 : Wrightwood Surveillance, ACTi, Dahua, Hikvision, Mobotix, Axis Don't know about video over coax to TV's, sounds awful as that would only support VGA resolution. Just upgrade from analog TV's...
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    Hikvison Permanent Region Code Hack

    Yes, if you apply this hack to that camera that had 5.2.8 on it from the factory, then it will not turn out well. I would never touch the firmware on that camera, it is what it is. Don't know what the attraction is to 5.2.5 or 5.2.8, it's not as good as 5.2.0 but people are attracted to it like...
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    Help needed with Dahua SD42212SN PTZ install

    The wood did not look stable enough to mount it with a board so I used the mounting stuff from Dahua. I may get Plasti-Dip in camouflage brown to make it less obvious.
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    Any reseller besides AliExpress for the NVR4416 or NVR4408 w/out POE?

    Don't know the difference, but you can get the NVR4216 (non PoE) for pretty cheap, U.S. version with U.S. warranty with free shipping for $239 - NVR4216 Dahua 16 Channel NVR Non-PoE [NVR4216] - $239.99 : Wrightwood Surveillance, ACTi, Dahua, Hikvision, Mobotix, Axis
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    New SD card line from Sandisk for sruveillance cameras

    The best warranty I've seen is on MicroCenter's house brand cards. If it ever fails for any reason, bring it in and they will replace it over the counter. But the issue is do you want to deal with it or will this new Sandisk truly last longer and 2 years would exceed my expectations. What I...
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    New SD card line from Sandisk for sruveillance cameras

    Sandisk has new line of SD cards specifically made for home security cameras and dashcams. Before you get too excited, being able to record 5,000 hours of video may seem impressive, but it's 208 days if recording continuously, but for most recording events, it may last 1-2 years which is pretty...
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    Outdoor wireless PTZ

    It's not that the Foscam is terrible. Foscam has been people's first camera for years, why, because it's cheap and they sell tons of cameras. So what will happen? First, it won't likely last, I've had Foscams last from a few days to about a year but maybe they have improved since. Their low end...
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    The Solution of hikvision 5.2.8 cameras problems

    Great idea, but greed got the better of him, so he will help you for a fee, and in some cases, he won't help at all.
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    Outdoor wireless PTZ

    If you read the specs for that camera, slow is how it rolls with 5-50 degree pan per second, ouch, the Dahua I mentioned earlier is 300 degrees per second. Also, when the control of the camera is competing for the same WiFi signal as video, it's not going to turn out pretty. Judging by the...
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    RE: HikVision Setup

    They are a few hundred but it send the PoE to the remote device, so in theory, he can plug one into the back of his NVR, plug the other into the camera and of course the cat6 in-between and done. Not sure how cost effective it would be to have a remote PoE switch say for one camera and...
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    RE: HikVision Setup

    1. I use Veracity Longspans for runs over 100m. They work well, are small and can extend PoE for a long distance, our longest is about 2,000'. If you have several cameras at a single distant location, consider using one pair of Longspans and put a PoE switch at that location. 2. If it's a...
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    Outdoor wireless PTZ

    It's very hard finding decent WiFi cameras because most are junk made for the consumer market or for indoor use. But here's what I have - Dahua's new WiFi 1080P bullet - http://www.dahuasecurity.com/products/ipc-hfw1200s-w-920.html Don't know the price as it's very new. If overall...
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    Outdoor wireless PTZ

    Sounds like you have a plan. Consider the ds-2cd2532f-iw, it's a nice little dome, has WiFi and PoE should you change your mind. I just hope you don't get into legal trouble if your house say catches on fire and it comes back to an illegal use of an extension cord. I personally have too much...
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    Outdoor wireless PTZ

    Before you go WiFi, consider that WiFi cameras need a power brick to power the cameras. Have you thought about where you'll plug these cameras in or are you going to put in outlets like in your eaves. The you have the ugliness of it all, the wire, the power brick, the outlets. Also, unless you...
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    Outdoor wireless PTZ

    I don't know if it's a waste of money. I'm putting one in this weekend at our lake home to keep an eye on our boat. We had a fixed camera with a 25mm lens, but the issue is that while I can see our boat, I can't see the overall conditions like is it sunny or overcast or foggy, are the streets...
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    Outdoor wireless PTZ

    To do it remotely, you'll need to a 2nd person to hold the camera in their hand. Then yell out to him commands like left/right/up/down. Seriously, it's a process to pan/tilt any fixed dome. You have to remove the dome cover and move the lens to pan/tilt it and then re-install the cover. If its...
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    The Solution of hikvision 5.2.8 cameras problems

    My guess is this firmware works with certain build dates so that hacking fees can be collected monthly. There's a program that someone wrote called check_rs232 that's in the hroot.img file in the firmware. If someone can disassemble this, you can see what's being done. The program is stored in...
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    Outdoor wireless PTZ

    Ah, so a fixed dome. I thought you wanted PTZ, but maybe my definition is different than yours. The way you pan/tilt/zoom a ds-2cd2132f-iws is to hold it in your hand and move your wrist to pan & tilt, then use you feet to zoom in/out.
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    Ispy monthly fees

    We mitigate that issue by not having rain.
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    Best place to buy Milestone lic?

    The best place is from a Milestone authorized partner like Wrightwood Surveillance. There's places that sell it cheaper but are likely not authorized partners.
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    Dahua UL listing

    The cameras themselves do not need to be UL listed as they are low voltage. Typically it's the power brick that needs to be UL listed as that's the high voltage component. If it's not UL listed, then maybe get an alternative power supply. Most common PoE switches are UL listed, so if you can't...
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    Outdoor wireless PTZ

    You can do the Wireless piece for just under $200 using a wireless bridge like the Ubiquiti Nano or Engenius. Then get an inexpensive PTZ like the Dahua SD42212SN-HN for only $499.
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    Hikvision camera admin password reset tool

    Thanks for sharing.
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