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  1. Holbs

    I was able to acquire 3 x Axis 3006-V and 2 x M1054's yesterday...

    took 4 hours just to see livestream image on Blue Iris :) Updated firmware to the latest greatest. Couldn't figure out the correct URL for RTSP using the standard Dahua camera menu options. Model was not listed in the configure/make & model (ended up using M/P/Q series H.264) Finally, from...
  2. Holbs

    Western Digital Purple Micro Cards vs others?

    I stick in 64MB SanDisk microSD cards on all my cameras to date. However, it is highly recommended to use Western Digital Purple hard drives for surveillance purposes. While digging around for possible future 4/6/8TB WD Purple HD's, I also saw they have WD Purple microSD cards for camera's...
  3. Holbs

    BlueIris computer = Dell Optiplex 9020 MT Core i7-4770 3.4GHz tower. Limited to 2TB. Can go 4 or 8TB somehow?

    I bought my used 9020 Dell Optiplex to run 4 x 2MP cameras' and continuous recording. Worked great! Now, I'm upto 11 cameras with 3 x 8MP. Had to change continuous to motion only because only have a 2TB Western Digital Purple harddrive. The manufacturer specs on this PC states can only go...
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    In over my head. Anyone have skills with Adtran Advanta 7100's?

    My day job is running networking cable for business's. Today, a customer was going to toss out a fully functioning Adtran Netvanta 7100, which is a 10/100 24port POE voip router/phone system/voicemail/switch all in one. Would love to convert this to simply a basic POE switch on it's own subnet...
  5. Holbs

    Dahua Camera auction in Florida for those interested

    I spend way too much time with online auctions, mostly for wood working. But am keeping eyes out for IP cameras and home security stuff as well. Came across this listing down in Florida. Usually, I would be all over this and have my wallet ready to go :) However, this auction house does not...
  6. Holbs

    Blue Iris machine: any additional utility programs one should install?

    My BI5 I7-4770 machine sits down in a metal network cabinet in my garage. I use RDP to tinker with the machine from my main PC. Does anyone add other utility windows programs to their machines? Such as mobo monitoring for heat, cpu usage, disk usage, etc? I currently run Bitdefender free...
  7. Holbs

    Perle ethernet extension over copper. Could be useful to some.

    I just want to toss this out there for those in the situation of having a voice or data cable (category 3, 5, 5e, or 6...copper twisted pair even though Cat3 is not much twisted) ran out to a second building, garage, house, etc. We just installed a pair of Perle ethernet over copper on a...
  8. Holbs

    HomeSeer for Pi3 is free. Something to consider

    HS3-Pi3 Free Smart Home Automation Software | HomeSeer – HomeSeer Store I am leaning towards HomeAssistant for my future Home Automation software due to it's price and power. Never programmed before so HomeSeer might be a close second. While digging around for info about automated shades, came...
  9. Holbs

    45 minute interview with burglar. Interesting considerations for home security.

    To sum it up: put your trash can out, get a big aggressive dog, glass break detector, wireless/cellular alarm signs, neighborhood watch works, close all visual pathways to your inside, no mail/newspaper build up, brace all windows. Oh...and put a 6 foot high camera on front door :)
  10. Holbs

    If running new electrical romex, run 14/3 or 12/3 for today's smart devices

    Just wanted to toss this out there if anyone is currently or future remodeling: best to run 3 wire electrical wiring for today's smart switches (ex: light or fan switch) such as 14/3 or 12/3. My house was built in 2007 so I may be ok (NEC code did not require running neutrals til 2011'ish?)...
  11. Holbs

    Window/Door wired contacts: recessed? plunger? case mounted?

    Time to start tackling how the window & door contacts will be wired with 22/2. So many options! Took a quick gander at pro's/con's of various methods. Note: I have vinyl sliding glass windows that slide left & right. 1.) Easiest would be the double sided sticky tape method of the window...
  12. Holbs

    In the middle of running all sorts of wires through the house.. but for alarm audio ?

    To date...have run over 30+ cat6 cables for IP cameras and faceplates, various number of RG6, 22/6 to front door area for a possible future alarm station along with 4 cat6's (2 for whatever a alarm station may need for networking and 2 for future doorbell camera), 22/6 to kitchen and living room...
  13. Holbs

    About to run interior Cat6 cables. What else should I run for alarm/home automation?

    I'm about to start Dremel+drywall bit cutting into my interior house drywall this coming week to add cat6 cables for interior cameras and adding LED lights and ceiling fan outlet. I have things that I have blown off for years but now I'm ready to tackle. My head hurts after jamming so much...
  14. Holbs

    So I told a friend I was starting to take home security more seriously...

    I'm new to IpCamTalk forum and have learned much. I came here to research home security, starting with cameras. Thankfully, I did because I was close to buying something from Costco (Defenders?) which I'm sure I would of been unhappy with. Basically, a friend of mine had a house break-in...
  15. Holbs

    Just amazing! Ordered from Andy Wednesday night & arrives Friday. Andy for US Post Master General!

    How is this physically possible? Hong Kong to Nevada in 48 hours. Does Andy use wormholes or have Duhau Star Trek beaming technology? I mean seriously..that is some major global distribution networking going on. Well, added 4 x IPC-HDW5231R-ZE to my first purchase of 4 x IPC-HDW4231EM-ASE...
  16. Holbs

    NVR/PC physical placement ideas help

    I did try to search through forum posts and the cliff notes about recommended physical location to place a NVR or PC, but with varying vague recommendations. From the garage, closets, buried in media cabinetry, attics, lofts while keeping in mind cool air flow, fan noise, etc. The cliff notes...
  17. Holbs

    First component to my first system: Dell Optiplex 9020 MT Core i7-4770

    Hope I did this right off the start. 1.) Snagged this off eBay today for under $200. I knew getting an i7-4770 and a 2 x 3.5" and 2 x 2.5" bays are the most important aspect. Dell Optiplex 9020 MT Intel I7-4770 @ 3.4 Ghz CPU 500 GB HD 8 GB RAM Win 10 Pro 64 bit DVD-RW optical drive Win 7 COA...
  18. Holbs

    Outdoor cameras: longevity / service reliability over time?

    Stupid me.. while on my new smartphone, signed up on Reddit Home Security instead of IpCamTalk (which I corrected). Did post something that was more for this website: ----------- Spent a good couple weeks reading up on cameras, hardware, and software; thanks to this site of wealthy info and...
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