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  1. K

    Can I start w just Dahua camera and SD card?

    Ultimately I want to run blue iris and have a tower built to record 24/7 multiple cameras. That will take more time to get all ordered and setup. I have immediate security concerns out front (crazy x) and want to get camera up ASAP and record Audio and video, either 24/7 or for at least 3 mins...
  2. S

    Newbie looking advice on systems

    Hi I'm a techie but very new to hikvision. I currently have an Arlo and PoE camera system in my house. I'm moving to a new house and am considering a new system and came across hikvision. I would be looking an 8 or 16 channel system with cameras outside and in, but have a few questions and...
  3. eric90000

    New Member Looking for some Advice

    Hey guys, I had a few questions if someone could potentially lend a hand? I came across this website while researching IP cameras and I'm really glad I did! Seems like a wealth of information and expertise. I've been delving into the wiki and other pages while trying to get my head around all...
  4. I

    Dumb Question > If I use BI, do I need Edge Storage?

    Hi everyone, Per my first post and the excellent data provided (thank you all so much!), I will be sourcing IPC-T5442TM-AS 4MPs from Andy (I want to support him given he provides cameras for reviews). In looking at the camera specifications, I see I can add a 256 GB Micro SD for Edge Storage...
  5. Renzokuken

    NVR and Router Setup

    Brand new to all this, so any detailed help would be super appreciative Building a home that's approximate 5000 sqft, builder prewired for all tv locations and external cameras with Cat6/Coax wiring to the utility room (front of the house). I wanted to setup modem (CM1000) and router (Asus...
  6. M

    Newbie needs help!!

    Hey guys. I am new here and very quickly got overwhelmed with all the info that I will probably never understand so I figured I would just ask for a little help. I just want a simple ip set up similar to what you would find with an out of the box system from Amazon (Poe, NVR, wireless access for...
  7. M

    Hi everyone!

    Hi all, a new member here trying to better structure what I already know and have (preferably without breaking a bank lol) I got my first Amcrest IP2M-841B a few years ago to try watching nocturnal fish in one of my fish tanks, and it worked so well that I got another IP2M-841B shortly after...
  8. PattonD

    Moving from ARLO to ? - North Texas

    Hi everyone, Been running a ARLO system for a couple of years, but want to move from a cloud hosted system to one with my own NVR. My budget is not unlimited, but not trying to just go cheapest. Looking for a PoE system with a minimum of 6 outdoor cameras and going to try and figure out what...
  9. S

    Help Newbie get my 2335 working

    Excuse the newbie! Purchased 4 Hikvision DS-2CD2335FWD-I cameras. Had them installed using cat 6a and connected to POE switch. Ran SADP tool and activated the 4 cameras. Problem is when I go to a browser and type in the IP of any of these cameras, there is NO live image. So I tried to...
  10. Mittim33

    Hello from another Michigander!

    I found this forum while looking up some information about 2 switches I’m installing to add 13 more cameras to a Hikvision system. Customer already has one Hikvision system we installed last year with 16 cameras. This will be a separate NVR and monitor. I work for one of the biggest alarm...
  11. T

    Looking for opinions on a Lorex system

    As Black friday rolls around the corner, I am looking for a security system that can fit my house. I know I really wanted a 4 camera system minimum but I came across this one at Costco and was wondering what people thought about it. This one isn't on sale but there is a 4 camera bullet style...
  12. F

    Hello from a longtime lurker

    My company is implementing a VMS system for our Cannabis grow in Ohio and I'd like help choosing the cameras. I'm going to try Blue Iris on an i7-8700k server I just built. Specs are 64GB RAM, 10G and 1G ethernet, LSI MegaRaid 9361-24i with 18 x 10TB Purples in two RAID 6 Arrays. 57TB usable on...
  13. Thanveer Ahamed

    Hi All !! Newbie here

    Hello everyone, I'm from India, here most of the cameras are still analog and nvr is something which is years away for personal use. I wish to opt for NVR and IP camera. Bought HIkvision 2cd2442fwd iw online and waiting to get delivered. and ofcourse a poe switch too.. after lot of lesons...
  14. Password_Is_ Taco

    Beyond The Lurk

    Hey Everyone, I have been learning from the threads for a couple of weeks now, not much personal experience other than trying to make a Lorex bundle do what I need it to. I have accepted that my needs go beyond what the bundled system can do (well/reliably) and am ready to throw some dollars...
  15. S

    New Cam Install Help

    Hello all. I am a new member here, I recently purchased this equipment from Andy: 1x - NVR5208-8P-4KS2 Dahua NVR 6x - IPC-HDW5231R-Z Dahua Starlight Cameras 6x - PFA130-E Junction Boxes I am looking at info for camera placements, and how to mount these to the vinyl soffits. I know where I am...
  16. HuCon

    New from Arizona

    Like many others, I have begun to implement IP cameras outside my house rather reluctantly. Reluctantly because while I am somewhat IT savvy, I am an over-analyzer and I tend to over-research the crap out of everything. Most of my research keeps leading me back to these forums. You guys are...
  17. Larry W

    Why use blue iris over amcrest?

    Hey all, new member here. Yesterday I finished setting up my single camera setup. Currently it is not in its final configuration (camera not in final spot) but wanted to make sure everything is up and running correctly. I'm using Amcrest IP4M-1024E, TP-Link 8-Port Gigabit Ethernet PoE Desktop...
  18. H

    Troubles trying to set up new Dahua HDW5231R-Z

    Hi all, I'm fairly new to IP cameras and a bit technologically illiterate. I purchased two Dahua HDW5231R-Z cameras after lurking on these forums along with a PoE switch and a used PC to be used as an NVR. The cameras are connected to the PoE switch (which is connected to my router/modem)...
  19. joshme

    Bullet vs. Turret - When to use each

    I'm new here and trying to find the right outdoor wireless IP cameras to set up around a small group of townhomes with a shared driveway, as well as inside a commercial kitchen. I've noticed a lot of folks recommending turrets and others recommending bullets or mini-bullets on these forums, but...
  20. thomaswde

    Hey all! First post from an IT guy just setting out down the IP camera path...

    Greetings! So I've been a fly on the wall here for a while and have learned much, thanks to all. I decided to dip a toe before plunging in but wanted to dip the right toe, so I ordered a HDW5231RP-Z as my first cam after seeing all the praise for it around here. Received it and mounted it...
  21. C

    Camera recommendations

    Hi, I'm new to surveillance systems and I'm trying to setup IP cameras for my home. I've run PoE cat5 cables all over the home (6 locations including door and garage) and now I'm searching for cameras + nvr. Past posts suggest Hikvision and Dahua are best. Only Dahua seem to be available on...
  22. A

    Hi

    Just bought and hooked up my LaView POE system - LV-KN988P84A4 As a starter what changes and/or upgrades to firmware do you recommend? Any pointer or link to how to do it would be much appreciated. Ashish
  23. T

    Multiple locations under one centralized system

    Was wondering if you kind folk here at the forums know a good resource for a newbie looking to help a business with a certain type of IP camera setup. Currently we're looking to revamp our camera system both on the device and camera side (we use Synology which is a jack of all trades NAS system...
  24. J

    Hikvision recommendation: 2 storey driveway <$200

    Hi All, I'm looking for a cheap IP camera to setup above my driveway as a tech/hobby project. I'd prefer to purchase off ebay and have been searching this forum but would like some advise on the model that best suits my application. Info: * Camera to be mounted under eave on 2nd storey *...
  25. mb520205

    Hello from Oklahoma

    New user from Oklahoma here. This forum has been a big help to me. Setting up my new Nest cam with Blueiris. I have a Samsung HD camera and a Nest Cam. My hobbies are photography and storm chasing.
  26. M

    Can someone help a newbie please??

    Hi I'm looking for a setup for my house that's easy to install and manage, Ideally I'd like to have the ability to:- 1. Use power over Ethernet cameras - if I'm having to run a cable to them for power, I might as well use the same one that takes data down 2. A mix of dome camera's so they can...
  27. N

    Newbie Feeling Overwhelmed by Options

    Hello, I am fairly new to ip cams and feeling a bit overwhelmed by all of the options. I am looking for an outdoor setup that will allow me to monitor most of my property. The dog typically notifies us if someone comes on our property, but their are a lot of spots in the yard that I cannot see...
  28. sathed

    Looking for some camera and placement advice advice

    Before I get into it, here is what we are thinking. The numbers are the camera numbers. Our thought was that we could get away with 16 cameras. Camera Locations I'm leaning towards Hikvision 1080p, 2 MP cameras from Nelly's for the internal cameras, but I'm still not quite sure if that's what...
  29. F

    New to IP Cams

    Hello, I have experience with analog cameras, but since we just bought a new house about 3 years ago I decided to do it right and put my analog security recorder in the closet! I am still installing my network set-up in the basement (Nortel BayStack 5520-48T-PWR 48 Gig POE Switch, a Lenovo i7...
  30. S

    Advise on Camera System

    I am looking for a camera system with these characteristics and am hoping to get some good advise. 1) I'm on a Mac and iPhone. I'd like to do setup on the Mac but get notifications on my iPhone via text messages. 2) I'd like to be able to set the system up myself. 3) I'm looking for 2 - 4...
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