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  1. DLONG2

    What feature(s) would you like to see in Blue Iris?

    I wish there were a way to display only those alerts which have been tagged by Sentry.
  2. DLONG2

    Automotive IR emitter

    This one? New - Infrared POD Light
  3. DLONG2

    Problems With New HFW5241E-Z12E

    Thanks, brf. I'll try those soon. In the meantime here's what I came up with . . .
  4. DLONG2

    Problems With New HFW5241E-Z12E

    Looks like I am dialed in with the night time LPR. Will probably need to make adjustments for sunrise and sunset. Wish the cameras came with 4 time settings! (Day/Night/Dawn and Dusk) I do have Backlight on HLC for 70, and WB for outdoor. IR Light is set at 100% for both far and near. Thanks all!
  5. DLONG2

    Alert push notifications - shows only live feed, not triggered motion

    In the Alerts, I see there's an option to email out an MP4 video with a duration of x seconds. That way, you would get the notification to look in your inbox. In my setup, I have the alert just email me an image, but use PushOver.net from HomeSeer to also send out a notification.
  6. DLONG2

    Problems With New HFW5241E-Z12E

    In the DahuaSunriseSunset configuration, what would the offset values look like? Sunrise Offset Hours: .5 Sunset Offset Hours: -.5
  7. DLONG2

    Problems With New HFW5241E-Z12E

    Thanks for the responses. My target distance is 150-160 feet. The cars kind of make a curve in the field of view, showing around 25 degrees of the driver side, then straight on (or straight back), then 25 degrees of the passenger side. So it's not unusual to have two separate captures per plate...
  8. DLONG2

    Problems With New HFW5241E-Z12E

    I am about to give up on this camera, after a month of trying to capture plates at night. The previously-purchased HFW5231EZ5 camera has stellar views at night, and its IR beams a bright red glow. This new camera's IR seems pretty weak. So I bought a long-range CMVision 940nm lamp, hoping to add...
  9. DLONG2

    Help using old iphones as IP camera

    Wondering how or why people would use an old iPhone within Blue Iris?
  10. DLONG2

    Review-Dahua IPC-HFW5241E-Z12E AI Varifocal Bullet

    The optical zoom is managed via the camera's web interface, as well as through Blue Iris' PTZ controls. Is that where you mean "T" and "W" buttons?
  11. DLONG2

    OpenALPR Tool - Save and Query CSV Exports

    Oliver, did you enter the IP address and port number of the OpenALPR agent from your cloud service running on your PC? The setting is labeled as "Local LPR Web Server". Adding records come from the ability of the application to download the records from the cloud. The images themselves are...
  12. DLONG2

    (Solved) BI5, Alerts only lasting anywhere from 5hrs to 3 days before deletion

    Thanks, Tinman. I am on 5.0.2.4. I upgraded to and installed BI5 on zero day, but left the BI4 alone. Among my 8 cameras, some are continuous and some when triggered, across drives D: and E:. The Database and Alerts are left at default on C:. Update: New alerts are now being created for most of...
  13. DLONG2

    (Solved) BI5, Alerts only lasting anywhere from 5hrs to 3 days before deletion

    Where is the solution? My allocations were in the red, and I went and changed settings on save locations and amounts for various cameras to try to balance between two purple drives, deleted GBs of files, ran and reran the Repair DB a few times. Most of my old clips are gone, and new ones are not...
  14. DLONG2

    Lens Flare on HFW5241E-Z12E

    Received this reply from the company in China which manufactures the SA6P model IR illuminators: Thanks for your enquiry. S-SA6P-15-IR: USD38/PCS, shipping cost for 1pcs to CA is USD29 by DHL agent 7-10days. S-SA6P-30-IR: USD38/PCS, shipping cost for 1pcs to CA is USD29 by DHL agent 7-10days...
  15. DLONG2

    Lens Flare on HFW5241E-Z12E

    The IR-200-940 model on AMZN has this statement: Warning: 940nm IR Illuminator is only work for cameras which has IR Filter Cutter Removal Function. Lots of cheap CMOS camera will not work with 940nm IR Illuminator. Make sure camera specification is match with 940nm wavelength also. This is...
  16. DLONG2

    Lens Flare on HFW5241E-Z12E

    Parley, how can one tell if the sub stream is being used rather than the main stream?
  17. DLONG2

    Lens Flare on HFW5241E-Z12E

    Then there's the CMVision IR-200-940 for $70.
  18. DLONG2

    Lens Flare on HFW5241E-Z12E

    Can the Dahua camera work with either 850nm or 940nm? The 940nm is invisible to the human eye, and I'd rather flash the street with stealth IR. Looking at the CMVision IR324-850940 Combo 45 degree 324pc IR illuminator, with a range of 200 feet on AMZN for $80. CMVision seems to get spotty...
  19. DLONG2

    Lens Flare on HFW5241E-Z12E

    Looking at looney2ns' review of the 5241, one of the leads is marked 'power'. It's unclear from the IR product page whether their power cable would use this lead.
  20. DLONG2

    Lens Flare on HFW5241E-Z12E

    Thanks for the recommendations, bigredfish. The S-SA6P-15_IR or even the 30_IR looks good, but how would a PoE source work with only the one network cable connected to the camera? Does the power source come from one of the cable leads coming out of the camera?
  21. DLONG2

    Lens Flare on HFW5241E-Z12E

    Does this MP4 file play okay?
  22. DLONG2

    Lens Flare on HFW5241E-Z12E

    Here's an example of lens flare, and the poor quality of the plate capture at night.
  23. DLONG2

    Plate Recognizer for ALPR

    I see it's a free service for 2,500 plates a month. My quiet residential street gets about 3,700 plates a month from OpenALPR's free CloudStream service, although a portion of them are duplicates either from parked vehicles or from slow vehicles. Once the plate event is captured, what does the...
  24. DLONG2

    Dahua day/night switch utility - DahuaSunriseSunset

    On the DahuaSunriseSunset utility, how are the offset hours configured? If I want to start the day schedule an hour before sunrise and the night schedule an hour after sunset, would the fields look like this? Sunrise Offset Hours: -1 Sunset Offset Hours: 1 Also, I am wondering how the...
  25. DLONG2

    Lens Flare on HFW5241E-Z12E

    Thanks, bigredfish. Would you mind sharing the other categories you have? Picture/Brightness = 50 Picture/Contrast = 90 Picture/Saturation = 50 Picture/Sharpness = 85 Picture/Gamma = 50 Picture/EIS = Off Backlight = Off WB = Auto Day/Night = B&W IR Light = Manual 0/100 I remember you posting...
  26. DLONG2

    Lens Flare on HFW5241E-Z12E

    After installing the new 5241-Z12 the images get lens flares, both when morning sunlight is reflected off a car, and at night when tail lights cross the scene. Is there a way to lessen this lens flare, which I never saw before on the 5231-Z5 camera? Also, getting plates at night seems to be...
  27. DLONG2

    BI5 - Folder Sync Issues

    Today while documenting all the camera settings on a spreadsheet, I noticed there is a dis-join between where BI videos and JPEG snapshots are actually stored, and where the camera settings say they are being stored at. The videos and JPEGs for one of my cameras are located within the "AUX 1"...
  28. DLONG2

    Review-Dahua IPC-HFW5241E-Z12E AI Varifocal Bullet

    The 5241 arrived in California in just 4 days. (Thanks, Andy!) There were some settings on initial load I wasn't familiar with, such as auto-updates. I had turned those off because of the VLAN segmentation, but having auto-updates would be nice; will have no manually manage those. The system...
  29. DLONG2

    OpenALPR Tool - Save and Query CSV Exports

    An FYI, this app is used in conjunction with the OpenALPR's 'Cloud Stream' service. They offer a free tier service of 2 days of storage in the cloud. The idea is to get the data into a local database before the two days go by. Gym's app will download data by the minute. My own preferred settings...
  30. DLONG2

    OpenALPR cloud API (free calls reduced to 1000/pm)

    Ah, thanks, Nyght. It will have to wait till the morning, as the LPR is already in night mode, and I can't view the parked plate currently.
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