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  1. Chase

    Review-Dahua IPC-HDW2231RP-ZS Starlight Camera-Varifocal

    I have not done a factory reset yet. I was hoping I could avoid having to open up the camera if possible. If I have to do the reset does anyone know for sure if there is a reset button? Can I simply plug the camera into the switch and then hold the reset button?
  2. Chase

    Review-Dahua IPC-HDW2231RP-ZS Starlight Camera-Varifocal

    I’ve had this model installed and running fine for 2 months maybe but this week I noticed something weird. During the day the picture is washed out but not completely white. During night time when IR comes on the picture fades to black as the natural light decreases. IR lights on camera remain...
  3. Chase

    Reccomend me a POE switch

    @looney2ns if you had to choose between the 2 would you recommend the one you just posted or this one? https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01MQHD54L/ref=psdcmw_281414_t1_B07BW8FNVW
  4. Chase

    Need to change switches

    How long have you been using your bv tech 16
  5. Chase

    Need to change switches

    Yeah space isn’t an issue. I see the point you make about having two if one fails.
  6. Chase

    Need to change switches

    My system currently has 7 cameras installed and running however I know I want to install more cameras sometime soon. My switch has all ports occupied so I would need to change switches. My dilemma is do I go for a 16 port switch or do I add a twin bv tech switch. I have linked below IPCamPower...
  7. Chase

    Can I change the IP address from the cameras webpage?

    Thanks I got it!
  8. Chase

    Can I change the IP address from the cameras webpage?

    I have already installed and changed 6 cameras but it has been a couple years since then. I know I haven’t used ipconfig tool to change them in the past. Can I simply go to 192.168.1.108 and go to the TCP/IP settings pages within the camera and change the up there to something else? I can’t...
  9. Chase

    User error with Dahua NVR5216-4KS2

    Is your computer in that picture in the same network range as the NVR? If it’s not then that might explain why you can’t access your nvr when going to its IP address.
  10. Chase

    Lost Signal After Whole House Fan Install

    Reading thru this thread it does seem like a bad switch. I hope you can get this squared away. Where did you buy the switch? Amazon or directly from BV?
  11. Chase

    Dahua PTZ - SD42212T-HN(-S2)

    https://www.dahuasecurity.com/products/productDetail/16501 I searched for a thread but didn't find one. Is anyone using this particular camera? This might be what I'm looking for. If anyone has this installed can you take a picture of the camera install location. I'd like to see how you...
  12. Chase

    Review-Dahua SD1A203T-GN Starlight Mini PTZ

    What kind of distance can you zoom to?
  13. Chase

    Review-Dahua SD1A203T-GN Starlight Mini PTZ

    I don't know if I have a use for this particular camera (depends on the zoom really) but I look forward to seeing your videos.
  14. Chase

    BV-Tech 18 port PoE+ Switch

    I currently have this 8 port BV-Tech switchand I'm thinking about upgrading to the BV-Tech 18 port switchso I can add a couple more cameras. Does anyone use this switch? Do you recommend it?
  15. Chase

    I’d like to see a low profile dome ptz with auto tracking

    I looked on Dahua’s site but didn’t find anything. I would be very interested in a 2mp star light dome ptz that has auto tracking, IR, and IP67. Low profile like the domes we all know.... the bigger ptz’s available are too big and noticeable for my particular use. Hopefully something...
  16. Chase

    Dahua NVR 5216-16P-4KS2

    Can you post a picture of it?
  17. Chase

    Dahua NVR 5216-16P-4KS2

    Mine came looking brand new. Sorry to hear yours looks that way. I’d get in contact with Andy. I know he’ll make it right.
  18. Chase

    VPN Primer for Noobs

    Maybe I don’t understand enough. I spent part of the weekend googling “how to use a vpn” and the only thing people write about is how to set one up. When my phone is connected to the vpn is all of my traffic that I do then secure and encrypted automatically? Like when I use safari or any...
  19. Chase

    VPN Primer for Noobs

    No I understand that. You still need internet access to connect to the vpn. I thought I read somewhere that you could use your home internet connection as well for safer browsing?
  20. Chase

    VPN Primer for Noobs

    Another question When you are connected to the vpn does anyone know how to actually use the internet service from your home on your phone/tablet/computer? Example, when browsing safari you are using your home internet access instead.
  21. Chase

    VPN Primer for Noobs

    This interests me so I don't have to connect/disconnect when I leave the house. What is Tasker. How could I use this on my iOS devices? I don't see it in the App Store. I run OpenVPN on my Asus router.
  22. Chase

    Best network security practices for new Dahua setup

    Does everyone recommend blocking internet access for the NVR as well? I already have all my cameras blocked from the router it self. Is that enough?
  23. Chase

    Front door ID camera IPC-HDBW4231F?

    Great install
  24. Chase

    VPN Primer for Noobs

    I'll add that it's happened on multiple different wifi networks away from my house.
  25. Chase

    VPN Primer for Noobs

    I have open VPN running on my asus router. I connect and view my cameras fine from my phone away from the house... however I notice when I try to view from someone else's wifi network that it won't let me view the cameras... VPN connects but when I go to idmss to view the cameras it won't open...
  26. Chase

    DAHUA RECORDERS HACKED

    I have a VPN set up on my network and I have all cameras blocked from accessing the Internet via the router. Do you think I need to block my NVR from accessing the Internet as well via the router?
  27. Chase

    Dahua NVR5216-4KS2 / NVR5216-16P-4KS2

    I don't have NTP setup on my NVR or any of my cameras... right now they are just maintained by the system time (on the top of the page). My times are not staying up to date with the actual time (they are actually a minute or 2 faster than the actual time so I would like to be able to use NTP to...
  28. Chase

    Dahua NVR5216-4KS2 / NVR5216-16P-4KS2

    I was planning on upgrading from the NVR menu itself and not from the web interface. Is it OK to do so directly from the NVR? I really only access the NVR from the NVR itself (and not Smart PSS or anything like that)
  29. Chase

    Dahua NVR5216-4KS2 / NVR5216-16P-4KS2

    At this time I have the original firmware that was shipped with my NVR. Is this still the link I need to follow for the latest firmware for the 5216-4KS2 NVR? Is it an easy process to get it updated? Are there instructions anywhere for this? Is it necessary to upgrade my cameras to the...
  30. Chase

    Dahua minidome catches guy casing house

    Can you post a picture of the camera location?
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