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I would at least test the kit out to see how well it works.
Do search for the test rig here, as well as recommendations on what to test ( iirc covered in the cliff notes )
Also, you maybe able to get a junction box for those cameras which will...
Due to variations in building construction as well as what is desired - there is quite a lot of variations for a good set of instructions on this topic.
I've thought about doing some sort of write up beyond what has been shared, but there simply was more variation than I was...
Looks like a decent PoE switch, iirc Dahua distributes it and you'll also see the same switch under Montavue's branding.
Lorex may also rebrand it... or maybe just the larger PoE switches from Dahua.
If you're on a tight budget and can wait - during Black Friday - cyberweek...
Just about everything is some sort of gui now.... just go to youtube and search for Dahua camera setups and check out the Dahua Wiki.
We also have some screens shots posted here.
Some people do not like the NVRs GUI - saying they feel a bit dated. I'm ok with them, just took some...
"...only accessible to Ring and yourself while it is stored in their cloud" - fyi, this is at best a hopeful theory.
Do you trust the employees and contractors of Ring?
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I would test the following:
A) During the morning
B) During afternoon
C) During night
The idea is that AM and PM sun / shadows will travel and affect the cameras.
At times during the day glare from the sun affects some of my cameras - however due to the angles of my cameras...
Nice home. I think with the attached garage you have a great place to run 3-4 cameras from.
I would place 1 camera on each side of the garage door, and 1-2 cameras covering the frontdoor / walkway to the front door.
Remember doing the cable runs to good locations is the most...
That can be a problem.. the firmware gets updated on NVRs and Cameras to counter threats... one way they do this is to increase the mandatory password length.
If the firmware in one requires a 8 character password.. and you have a 6 character password this can be a problem.
I don't have a...
Hi @Hidden Sword
You'll want to check the settings you have in your NVR for assigning IP addresses to the current cameras. Chances are it is DHCP... if you want to continue to use DHCP just use the config tool to tell the camera to use DHCP. ( static is the other option - up to you which you...
Hi @Hidden Sword
iirc it is documented in the cliff notes, and there should be some notes there on the Dahua OEM config tool. ( also look at the Dahua wiki for info )
[ note - if you see something that you think can be improved in the cliff notes let us know, ideally quote the section and post...
Good capture for Ring, we were lucky to have gotten that one as it depends if the tornado hits the power lines / internet lines before it hits the house....
Ideally if you want redundancy you have both on-premise and cloud storage.. however in most situations...
Hi @Hidden Sword
No need to connect to the NVR, just connect a PC to the switch - configure the PC ip address to be in the same subnet as the camera for the best results. Then run the config tool on the PC.
note: If you see a particular section in the cliff notes which need clarification, please quote that along with a suggested modification.
The cliff notes are for IP PoE cameras and kit along with some more general information which applies to other cameras as well ( example...
Welcome @Victor S
Remember to check out the cliff notes.
Unfortunately while Nest does have features many customers like, it often fails on some of the core aspects of what is needed for a security camera. ( there was a recent thread on that.. )
Suggest checking out the Blue Iris section, as...
A lot depends on the monitor / tv - with a "4K" UHD or better I would think you should be able to find a setting which will properly display 4MP / 5MP in a subset of the monitor screen at it's native pixel resolution.
( imho a lot depends on the firmware of the monitor / screen )
Please see the LPR thread section, reading plates at night requires the camera to be tuned for that - and will mean you need to dedicate a camera for that function. Also note it is a bit of an art form so plan to take some time to test and adjust the settings.