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    Ethics of reviewing a camera provided free without disclosing it was received free

    A product, "provided in exchange for an honest review", is still compensation for the review and IMO presents a certain unspoken pressure to provide a good review. The Amazon Vine program does that and you see many reviews stating as such...and often the reviews are 4&5\5 stars. The people...
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    How about a dedicated Forum section for camera reviews?

    I usually stumble across new camera review when browsing the "What's New" section. I was thinking it would be nice to have a section in the forum just for camera reviews organized by Mfg \ model \ Reviewer (if more than one person reviews the same camera). It would make it a whole lot easier...
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    Will Reolink Argus work with BI?

    Whew, it's a good thing then the cheap-O $30 Xiongmai mini outdoor cam I bought for the heck of it last year quickly failed! :facepalm:
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    Porch prowler

    I want an 8mp or 4k camera with this type of good overview clarity AND good resolution on digital zoom when reviewing...BUT...I need it for areas with no external lighting using the camera's IR only. Does this camera yet exist at a consumer level affordable price?
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    Review-Dahua IPC-HDW2231T-ZS-S2 2mp Varifocal Starlight Camera

    With all the slightly different models \ model numbers I have lost track of what is what does what better than what.... It would be great to see a running spreadsheet which would compare specs of all the reviewed models side by side in columns and added as they come along and are reviewed. A...
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    Android BI Widget not working

    S8+ ver4.4.153 Android version 9 it says
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    Android BI Widget not working

    I have tried the BI apps Android widget on both my Samsung Android tablet and S8 phone but they do not work. I can add them and select a server and camera but when placed on the screen it just says "loading" then stops and displays nothing but a black widget. Anyone have the widget working? I...
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    Will Reolink Argus work with BI?

    Good information and discussion. Thanks for the responses. I totally agree motion at night is key. Every review should include that. So, are there any decent options for a similar setup of a solar powered motion capture camera like this out there that is not crap?
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    Will Reolink Argus work with BI?

    Why specifically? I hear that a lot on this site but usually just opinion statements like, "they are crap" without any real world testing \ comparison results. You test a lot of cameras here, (Thanks for that I like your reviews!). Do you have hands on testing with either of these brands? I...
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    CPSE Visiting 20191030

    Did you see any 4K Starlights in an affordable consumer price range (<$300) or are these more directed toward professionals\commercial?? Would like to see some night motion video samples of 4K Starlight.
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    Will Reolink Argus work with BI?

    Thanks I had read elsewhere REOLINK cameras are compatible with BI and other software NVR but apparently only certain lines of cameras they pproduce are compatible.
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    Will Reolink Argus work with BI?

    Does anyone have one of these or know if this Reolink cameras will work with BI? As a battery \solar powered setup I could make use of this outside for critter watch where I have no power but can still catch a decent WiFi signal from the house. Reolink Argus2
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    What feature(s) would you like to see in Blue Iris?

    I'd like to see some AI built into BI. So I could receive Motion \ alert recordings and triggers only upon recognition of people and\or vehicles and ignore all else, (like the dreaded shadow\sunlight changes causing triggering no matter how I configure. I have just not been able to master...
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    What feature(s) would you like to see in Blue Iris?

    I didn't even think to look for a BI widget! Unfortunately it does not appear to do anything on my S8+ :( I selected my BI severe name, selected a functioning camera(tried several)...It just puts a black square on my screen. If I tap it, it says loading... and the spin icon then eventually just...
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    What feature(s) would you like to see in Blue Iris?

    Thanks I tried the chrome shortcut on my phone (S8+), but When I click the shortcut it just sends it into an infinite login loop in chrome? I put in my ID & PW and selected "Log in Automatically", it attempts to log in, showing "logging in" then it says "redirecting" and repeats itself. Not...
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    What feature(s) would you like to see in Blue Iris?

    I'd like to see the Android app allow you to add shortcut buttons to individual cameras which would take you to a full screen view of a specific camera. So Instead of having to go into the app, wait for connect, select different cameras, I could just click the "Garage Camera" button or the...
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    How much P on a POE slitter?

    So that says, "48V Passive PoE and 12VDC outputs". Does this mean it would power the device connected to the 12VDC plug out but there would no longer be power going to the ethernet out? I would need something that does this but splits the power so both the camera connected to the ethernet...
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    Getting 1G internet soon!....What Wifi Router should I buy?

    So after years of living with max 4Mbps down \ 0.5Mbps up internet, my neighborhood is in the process of getting upgraded to 1G fiber, (Supp 1G down max \ but "only 100Mbps up forsome reason?). My current Wifi router is an old Asus rt-N65U (and also using the Centurylink router wifi and a...
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    Look at all these cameras

    What's with the orange flood lights on during the day? I've seen orange ones next to cameras in parking garages before too. What do they do that a regular flood light or bright IR would not accomplish?
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    What’s in your garage ?

    My garage is a similar slightly larger size. I use an American Dynamics Illustration 825 model 5mp fisheye with internal de-warping right in the middle on the ceiling. It covers the entire area with the fisheye view and allows for 4 additional de-warped views. It's like 5 cameras in one and...
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    Review-Dahua PSDW5631S-B360 panoramic 360 camera.

    @looney2ns what does this look like mounted to the ceiling? If you still have it up can you add a pic? How far soes it hang down from the ceiling? (Overall height of the device?)
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    The rant against Ring

    We have a ring doorbell cam on my mom's house and I am very UNimpressed with the performance for all of the reasons mentioned by others and more. Another family member bought it as a gift. She does not have a budget and no one has the time or wants to bother setting up and managing a real...
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    $2M House Install (est. 1925)

    I really like the gargoyle cam idea a few posts back!
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    Reason 4,986 to lock your doors at all times

    I put my cc on a magnet attached to the underside of the steering column for immediate access in the vehicle. So lots of recent vehicle thefts in "safe" neighborhoods around me too lately. One guy lost his Ferrari...most all of them were not only unlocked but with keyfob IN the car! IMO that...
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    How SD card recordings work?

    Local news story a year or so ago caught some bad cops on camera ripping out and destroying a business's cameras and NVR...but they had installed a full 2nd system w tiny hidden cameras. Not as good quality recordings but got the job done in this case. Just another example for backup.
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    Zoom vs resolution

    This model seems pretty popular on the forum and is 12x optical zoom 2MP (5.3mm ~64mm 12x) IPC-HFW5231E-Z12
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    IPCT IPCT Camera Blowout Sale! 4K bullets for $99, Varifocals for $149, mini domes for $99 & more!

    Do you have any pic and video samples or independent reviews of the 8mp bullet? And sensor specs too please.
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    Mini-PTZ Give-Away Qontest

    My hope for the coming year is that my 20 yr old kitty stays strong and lives long enough for me to install my dahua cams and catch him doing something cute and memorable in the yard. With a mini ptz I could track and zoom him.
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    Anyone else have Yi?

    Wow, seriously you took a photo with your email address and what looks like a password in the pic?! :facepalm::facepalm::facepalm:
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    Downside of using Cisco servers off eBay?

    I bought a Cisco (linksys SRW224G4P-248G4P) 24 port POE switch from eBay 3 yrs ago. Plugged it in, plugged in cameras and it has run pretty much nonstop since then without issue. I don't use nor know how to use any of the advanced managed switch features. These things can cost thousands new...