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  1. SouthernYankee

    Amazon/Ring Drone Security Cam LOL

    I would love that thing to take off in my house with three dogs when I am not home. I would be more worried about the damage the dogs would do chasing it, then the idiot breaking in. In the video, nice locks on the sliding door. :(
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    Thoughts on my proposed setup.

    Run the cables directly to the camera. I do not like patch panels for small system, Then connect them to the POE ports on the NVR. Test each camera in the NVR before installing, using a short premade cable. After you plug in a camera to the NVR, make sure to plug the same camera into the same...
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    Need advice for first time buyer for oudoor camera and indoor!)

    If you have direct internet access to the camera, you will have security issues. Your home network may get hacked. Please let china have access to all your home personal information, your back accounts.....
  4. SouthernYankee

    Please help me with a PC...

    look at https://ipcamtalk.com/wiki/choosing-hardware-for-blue-iris/ and compare CPUs https://ipcamtalk.com/wiki/choosing-hardware-for-blue-iris/ Look at PC running BI. https://biupdatehelper.hopto.org/default.html#stats The number of cameras is only of minor important. It is MP/sec which is...
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    Caught door checkers in the act!

    With the white light you have , try mounting a cheap camera on the edge of the fence next to the sidewalk, to get faces. Cops in large cities are useless for this kind of call.
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    Anyone build a custom computer here?

    SEE https://ipcamtalk.com/wiki/choosing-hardware-for-blue-iris/ Most members are not commercial, so they buy a used business grade PC off of EBAY. Any good business grade PC that has 16 GB of memory and runs windows 10 can support BlueIris. It is recommend that you have an SSD for the...
  7. SouthernYankee

    Thoughts on my proposed setup.

    if you are interested in International Dahua cameras, a forum member sells dahua (and some Hikvision) and ships world wide. You can read some of the members recommendations on his service. He also provides cameras to other forum member for evaluation and reviews. You can email him for a quote...
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    Request suggestions for camera's for surveillance/monitoring

    As stated above. good night vision and 4K is a conflict. The best night vision consumer cameras have a CMOS sensor 1/1.8. Video quality is the sensor size not the Megapixels. Read study plan before spending your money. ================================================ My standard welcome...
  9. SouthernYankee

    PC drives

    The WD purple drive is the way to go. My 4 TB purple has been running for more than 2 years, 24/7/365, with 10 cameras writing continuously. I strongly recommend the WD purple for surveillance. I have use a Samsung 860 EVO 120GB for my system C drive for over 2 years. This is for the...
  10. SouthernYankee

    Which IP Cam is Open and Secure?

    There are NO open source cameras. Camera security is done by correctly configuring your network, isolating your cameras from the internet. I lived in Naples Italy, 1958 to 1962. I lived at 176 via Posillipo. That was a long long time ago... :)
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    Is Blueiris a good software for desktop and mobile?

    It is recommend that you use a Standalone business grade desktop PC. A lot of user problems are a result of not doing a clean install of windows 10 and running other crap on the computer. The system needs to run 24/7/365. Think of the BI PC as an NVR. It has one job, record and process home...
  12. SouthernYankee

    Unable to view cameras on 4G, only wifi works

    Your 4G provider can be blocking the data. Not familiar with the UK 4G providers. P2P is not recommend , it is a security risk. I recommend setting up a VPN connection (openVPN) .
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    New system for parents (and other questions)

    Start with one good quality variable focus camera, test the camera at night with the "Bad Guy" wearing a hoodie looking down. If you can not ID them then your camera is in the wrong place. As a note, I have two cameras mounted on the garage one on each side no higher than the top of the...
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    Security camera

    My standard welcome to the forum message. Read Study Plan before spending money Cameras are for surveillance to get information for after the fact. Please read the IP Cam Talk Cliff Notes and other items in the IP Cam Talk Wiki. (read on a real computer, not a phone). The wiki is in the blue...
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    Security camera

    @401717 That is going to take a lot of cameras. Go slow and take your time, start with one variable focus camera. I recommend a IPC-HDW5442t-ZE . One of the major installation problems I se is that to get good coverage, Cameras no higher than 7 feet, is going to take conduit installation...
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    The Dreaded GAP. Very Frustrated New User

    The bi verison 5.3.2.6 in the result of the pasted for the email button is support@blueirissoftware.com . I have used this email address a number of times with a detailed problem and I have always got a response in 48hours.
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    The Dreaded GAP. Very Frustrated New User

    the i5-6400T is a low power laptop type CPU. I do not think that this type of system is designed to run 24/7/365 at a ++50% load. You may be overheating the processor and memory. Did you do a clean install of windows 10? As a test remove the case on the computer and put a fan blowing on...
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    Would your setup be able to ID these suspects

    That is not a great neighborhood, I use to live about 2 miles from there. This is why I have a carry license, and have a pistol mounted and ready to go in my truck. My wife also has one in her car. Also DO NOT PARK in the drive way. Better camera placement. Good idea about backing in to the garage.
  19. SouthernYankee

    Security camera

    What do you mean apartment building. A 20 story building with 40 apartments, A 3 story building with 100 apartments. Pictures of the apartment building, front, back sides. Will the system be professionally monitored, does it have a parking lot., number of cars.
  20. SouthernYankee

    I can not open the storage tab (any tab, only version) in the web configurator.

    Your software is very old. You may be running into web browser security issues. On a dahua camera it is normal to have the model number on the version tab. Where did you buy the camera, if it is a Chinese hack camera, you may be out of luck. Try using the Dahua config tool to access the camera .
  21. SouthernYankee

    Lost Connection to Service and then client closes

    1) Provide a screen shot of the BI status clip storage 2) Attach the current bi log file Should be in C:\blueiris\log folder . 3) Screen shot windows task manager process tab sorted by memory (most at the top), Must contain, memory, disk, network, GPU, GPU engine columns 4) Blue Iris Setting...
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    The Dreaded GAP. Very Frustrated New User

    @MrSurly My BI machine does not have email capability. I just click the BI email support button and copy the data to a text file on a USB THUMB drive, then copy it to machine with email. Include your log file in the email. I strongly recommend NOT using a USB drive for your NEW folder, the...
  23. SouthernYankee

    DIY Installation Questions

    IPC-HDW5442T-ZE Dahua IPC-HDW5442T-ZE 4MP Varifocal Turret - Night Perfomance testing
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    The Dreaded GAP. Very Frustrated New User

    Is the BI NEW folder on the USB drive ? What is Cam5 Plate: error 80002ee7. Any thing special about CAM5 ? Is the POE Switch on a UPS ? Is the BI PC and the external disk drive on a UPS ? Are you using WIFI cameras ? When was the last windows update ? What is your video driver version ...
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    I can not open the storage tab (any tab, only version) in the web configurator.

    The SD card may be bad. Most of my good SD cards last about a year in the Houston Texas heat. The cheap SD cards sometimes last less than 3 months. The software on that camera is very old. What make and model camera.
  26. SouthernYankee

    Beta water on my street.

    I live south of Houston, my neighborhood is an Island, you can not get in or out even if you have a big pickup. This is normal, as long as my house does not flood I am happy.
  27. SouthernYankee

    BI / HomeTheater Server

    https://ipcamtalk.com/wiki/choosing-hardware-for-blue-iris/ look on EBAY for a used business-class systems such as HP EliteDesk or a Dell OptiPlex.
  28. SouthernYankee

    BI / HomeTheater Server

    more than likely the old memory is to slow for the new processor. Coming for an old i7-970 pc, The case and power supply may be good, everything is mostly junk. The power supply may not be as efficient as the newer power supplies.
  29. SouthernYankee

    Difference between cameras compared to other stores

    EmpireTech, sells international cameras, the firmware is upgradable. There is no difference in Andy's cameras and Hikvision. I recommend that you contact Andy directly via email, for a quote and shipping information...
  30. SouthernYankee

    Lost Connection to Service and then client closes

    Good screen shots.... The F drive is messed up, it is not listed as Sored and it should, Is the F drive a mapped network drive, a USB or is it an internal drive ? I think that the BI DB is messed up, for a start. I would recommend deleting everything in the BI database folder Then...
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