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  1. sfitz527

    Need recommendation on new NVR

    You can always experiment with “intrusion detection” under VCA to trigger an event to initiate recordings. Or at the minimum you can have it setup and utilize it for playback under “Smart playback” to filter recordings for events that have someone/something enter your designated area. I have...
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    Full System Upgrade

    Another suggestion would be consider buying a decent UPS to safeguard your NVR and POE switches. We seem to have a power spike or loss a few times a year, I definitely feel safer knowing my surveillance system doesn’t feel that hit every time. A CyberPower CP1500AVRLCD gives me about 2 hours...
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    Full System Upgrade

    For that many cameras it wouldn’t be a bad idea to have another HDD besides the one 4TB. From experience the more days of footage saved the better. It may not seem important now, but I’ve had a few requests to pull the footage from a package delivery from a few weeks ago that would have...
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    New 3MP Wifi Video Doorbell!

    Any word on a firmware update yet for OnVif compliance/NVR integration?
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    Help choosing cameras and system from a recent burglary victim

    An alternative/aid to a pressure mat would be either including a passive infrared sensor (PIR sensor) or photoelectric beam sensor into the system. I have two photoelectric beam sensors setup on my property that I enable when away to send a push notification to my phone if anyone crosses their...
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    New Low Cost IP Surveillance Line

    Currently managing several units for customers: DS-7604NI-E1/4P, DS-7608NI-E2/8P, DS-7616NI-E2/16P, DS-7716NI-SP and DS-7732NI-I4/16P. I’m always willing to try 3rd party cameras with the Hik NVRs, but thus far haven’t found a 3rd party camera I would feel comfortable passing on to a client.
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    New Low Cost IP Surveillance Line

    Are these Hikvision OEM/your H Series? I’ve never had great results relying on Onvif compliance with Hikvision NVRs. Sure basic functionality will be there but motion detect, video analytics and most other features become too much of a pain to configure remotely when they aren’t speaking the...
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    DS-2CD2342WD cameras not connecting to DVR DS-7608NI

    The DS-7608NI-SE/8P is a pretty old model. I actually have one sitting next to my desk in the junk pile because it wont support most of my cameras. Hikvision has the DS-7608NI-E2/8P that replaced that years ago. You can find these on eBay for ~$100, US version with some good searching and...
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    Hikvision's 4MP camera sub stream with Hikvision NVR

    Thanks Fenderman I've played around with just about all the settings in the sub stream tab. Right now my settings are: Bitrate type: Variable Video Quality: 3 bar Frame Rate: Full Frame Max. Bitrate Mode: General Max. Bitrate (Kbps)(max.:2M):1024
  10. sfitz527

    Hikvision's 4MP camera sub stream with Hikvision NVR

    Hello all, I’ve been browsing these forums for months since I first got into the whole IP surveillance game but have been hesitant to post until I’ve learned more about the industry. I some how found myself installing systems now for extended family and neighbors, after they saw how far the...
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