1. M

    SD49425XB-HNR Firmware?

    Can someone verify what the latest firmware is for this camera that supports human and car tracking? Has anyone created a custom firmware? Has anyone tried a firmware from a different Dahua camera and have it work better and not brick it? I like the camera in general but its tracking needs...
  2. F

    WTS Dahua DH-SD52C225U-HNI Pro Series Auto-Tracking 2MP 25x Starlight PTZ Network Camera

    Bought this when it first came out from Andy @ EmpireTech for $325 USD. Installed under 2nd floor eave & just took down last week to replace it with a Dahua IPC-Color4K-T180 cam. I would have kept both if I had my way, but had to keep the wife happy. PTZ is in excellent condition (see pic)...
  3. ermac

    Strange noise / pixelation at bottom of camera image

    Hi, I have a 2mp Dahua PTZ, that has been brilliant since 2019. However, recently, the past 2 or so months I have noticed a strange constant pixelation / noise at the bottom of the screen. It is there constantly. Whether there is movement in the scene or a still scene, change of light, shadows...
  4. MiteyAV

    Use Ring Motion Notifications to move PTZ to zone with movement

    We bought a commercial space that has a lot of ring flood light cams and flood lights all of which detect motion and send a notification. There are also some nice new PTZ cams around the perimeter. Is there anyway to have the PTZ turn toward the zone where the motion was detected from the ring...
  5. T

    PTZ zoom / focus mechanism

    How do the PTZ cameras maintain such crisp focus while zooming? They don't use parfocal lens right? So are they continuously updating the focus motor as they zoom?
  6. S

    Lorex NVR and PTZ question

    Hi there, I've got a Lorex N845A6 with a couple wired and wireless cameras connected. Everything is working great but but am trying to figure out how to remotely control a 2K PTZ camera (Lorex model: W462AQC). It's for the Twitch stream for my daughter's goat house and its a small space and...
  7. Mark_M

    TP-Link is innovating better than Hik/Dahua?

    As the name suggests, TP-Link is stepping up their game in terms of what their cameras are capable of. Their specifications do not compete with Hikvision and Dahua but the ideas are something I could see being mainstream in the future. Comment what you think. TP-Link are trying to become a new...
  8. C

    SD5A425XA-HNR PTZ Auto Tracking set up guide or Wiki

    I have been searching the intets and this forum for some knowledge of how to configure the Intrusion or Tripwire PTZ auto tracking. I have come up with a few settings, however it is not working as expected. IE it will not auto track. I have set up a PTZ Function for Main Position. I have set...
  9. M

    What is the operating temperature allowed for Dahua PTZ's in cold weather?

    So this huge storm hit last night. -4 degrees and with wind chill -25. I have 2 cameras. Loryta SD49225XA-HNR and SD49425XB-HNR. The 4 meg one started to make a whining noise and would not rotate. I decided to unplug them all. Kind of sounded like the motor was trying to turn the camera but...
  10. A

    PTZ control issue on NVR NDahua5216-4KS2

    I have 8 cameras installed and 4 of them are PTZ cruisers ( the imou ones ). The problem is I am unable to move the cameras UP and DOWN neither from the NVR, SmartPSS, or the DMSS app. Just the up and down dont work they do move left and right without issue. The only way I am able to move the...
  11. MiteyAV

    Outdoor LightBulb PTZ Onvif

    Does anyone have a functioning, outdoor, Onvif, ptz, lightbulb camera? There are so many for sale, but I don't want to go through the trial and return process looking for some that work. I understand the quality will not be first rate, but being able to cover a few select areas would we...
  12. Jacktheripper

    PTZ on two cameras

    Hi i have 2 cheap cameras that I cant seem to get PTZ working on blue iris does anyone recognise what they really are or what settings I need? first one is a TAPO TC70 and second is iegeek ip cam i tried TP link settings onif but cant get it to move. I know they are just cheapies but they do...
  13. K

    How to manually focus for multiple presets

    I have an outdoor PTZ camera (Dahua SD50225UN-HNI) with 3 different presets. The focus is currently set to manual, as auto-focus has a difficult time deciding what to focus on. Manual focus works okay for 2 presets that are at approximately the same distance, but it is completely out of focus...
  14. W

    Hikvision PTZ with Geovision 8.7 NVR

    Good day all, Is anyone using a hikvision PTZ with A Geovision NVR? I have added the new Hikvision DS-2DE4A225IW-DE to the NVR, and have the image, recording, alerts, etc going, but I am not sure how to configure the PTZ portion. PTZ digital works - but only within the currently displayed...
  15. P

    NVR with automatic PTZ control

    Hi, I'm currently planning to purchase a NVR for my 7 Hikvision IP cameras and I'm curious if there are any NVRs available with the following features? It has an advanced (with reliable filtering) human/vehicle tracking feature and it can control the PTZ cameras (through simple ONVIF commands)...
  16. S

    HikVision PTZ not working

    I’m using a HikVision and DS-2CD2183G0-I on Blue Iris but can’t get any PTZ controls to work. Here are my settings. Any ideas? Thanks.
  17. DBBK

    Recommendations for a PTZ, optical zoom dome style camera?

    Looking to replace a current camera I have but with the amount of IP cameras out there I'm kind of stuck knowing what's actually good or not. Originally I was just going to buy a 5MP non-brand camera but after reading here, I guess the sensors on most of them are not that great? Must haves...
  18. M

    Recommendation for indoor PTZ POE camera ... to be used outdoors

    I have an Pelco outdoor camera housing that is heated/vented that had a Panasonic BB-HCM381A indoor camera working fine in it for about 10 years before it quit. I'm looking to replace the Panasonic with a new INDOOR PTZ camera, preferably with POE. I don't need an all-in-one outdoor PTZ camera...
  19. M

    Best PTZ camera with tracking and spotlight under $500

    I know Im asking for a lot here. But looking for a solid PTZ camera under $500 that has a spotlight on it, IR, tracking humans (dogs optional) that can also rotate 360 degrees. That is fully compatible with Blue Iris 5 and has a wide angle if possible
  20. djkprojects

    SD49225XA-HNR POE issue?

    Hello guys, I bought the SD49225XA-HNR from Andy last year and only just had a chance to mount it. Yesterday before I mounted it I gave it a quick test, connected the cam to my old Netgear GS110TP POE switch logged into the cam directly on .108 and although the camera was working when I tried...
  21. A

    Dahua IP PTZ HTTP Command for wipe

    Hi all, First post on here so be gentle! I am trying to send a wipe command to a DH-SD6AL230F-HNI-IR.... I have found (on this forum) a HTTP API document: Using this I've managed to send a few different commands to various...
  22. E

    Critique my starter cameras/placement

    My house is only accessible from one direction and one road which is around 120' from my house. For now i'd like to start small and eventually add a BI server with Deepstack and possibly integrate with my existing smart home devices. I'd like to get 2 or 3 quality cameras that would allow me to...
  23. Datarhei

    Watercleaning for DS-2DF8825IX-AEL(W)

    For a Hikvision PTZ cam required in an environment with very high salt and moisture content in the air directly Atlantic Ocean we are looking for a water pump system to clean the camera remotely at regular intervals. A water connection is available at the location. Unfortunately we could not...
  24. D

    C6F0SoZ3N0PfL2 5mp Auto Tracking Zoom

    Hello! I'm a noob to the IP cam world, I've had one on the house for ages but needed to change for a PTZ. Unfortunately I can't get POE up to the locations so had to settle for a WiFi IP...anyway! Make - S3VC Model - SD10W-5MP c6f0soz3n0pdl2 Can anyone tell me if the tracking function of the...
  25. N

    Dahua SD50225 IVS rules lost PTZ option

    I have a Dahua SD50225 (amongst others) and I noticed something very strange. In the camera I have set up many IVS rules, some for intrusion, some on tripwires. Intrusion is used with autotracking, but the tripwires make the camera look in another direction. In short, IVS rule 1, with a...
  26. O

    (PTZ 5MP) IPCAM - C6F0SoZ3N0PcL2 - V19. | PTZ Codes (especially for IR control) ?

    Hi, New to the forum, just installing my CCTV (with Blue Iris) :). I got the above camera. It's a 5 MP PTZ, from ctronics. For some reason I was not able to disable to IR led's. I contacted ctronics about this, they very fast and helpful but disabled the led's all together (which was not my...
  27. Mark_M

    IR filter fall - PTZ

    Good news is this seems to be minor (it if now fixed). But a heads up possibly to those that may have this happen to them. I have a SD1A404XB-GNR 4MP mini PTZ from @EMPIRETECANDY that I finally got mounted yesterday. This video is when I had the PTZ mounted onto a disco lighting stand (great...
  28. TopRamen

    PTZ Sky Cam Recommendation?

    Hi all, I'm looking to put up a couple of POE PTZ Sky Cameras for my Blue Iris system. I live directly in the flight pattern of an airport responsible for Airborne Firefighting and would like to put up 1 or 2 PTZ cameras pointed up at the sky that can zoom at least 10X optical to catch the...
  29. A

    Reolink E1 Pro PTZ doesn't work on Blue Iris (offical Response)

    just wanted to post it here for anyone googling the same question still searching for good quality WiFi PTZ Camera that works with Blue Iris Unfortunately, Amcrest is a bit expensive and only in the US
  30. Curtis Jones

    Streamie: using my Dahua cameras on Apple TV

    "Chat-Chat" being the "anything off-topic" area, I hope this post doesn't violate any rules. I wrote Streamie ( for Apple TV years ago (which was my primary need), and eventually branched out to iPhone & iPad. I'm posting this for two reasons: 1. To get word out about the...