Best ip cam choice with blueiris

detxm80

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Hi guys, i'm new.

I have build tree sricam ipcam but with blueiris aren't the best (disconnectig, night ir no working well ecc ecc), so they are garbage.
I ve to build a surveillance system and i look an other brand for my system (total 10 cam, 4/5 external).
I want ptz for internal (1 for external), higly configurable (gui cam page?) nightvision and not wifi (i've made a dedicated lan).
Thanks for the support!
 

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I have been quite happy with Dahua cameras.
Be careful where you buy from, many sold online that seem 'cheap' are Chinese models with other languages 'hacked' onto them and as such any update to the camera will return it to the original language. It is worth spending a little more and getting a camera that can be updated.

A couple of places to look.
I have not bought from either yet, but when i do update/add cameras they are at the top of my list to buy from.


 

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I have been quite happy with Dahua cameras.
Be careful where you buy from, many sold online that seem 'cheap' are Chinese models with other languages 'hacked' onto them and as such any update to the camera will return it to the original language. It is worth spending a little more and getting a camera that can be updated.

A couple of places to look.
I have not bought from either yet, but when i do update/add cameras they are at the top of my list to buy from.


thanks a lot! i'm looking for dahua, and what about foscam or reolink? garbage?

Ezviz?
 
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Hi @detxm80

Check out the two links from @Edcfish

The cams sold by ipcamtalk's store are mostly Hikvision. The cams soft by "Empire Tech" are mostly Dahua. Both are excellent in terms of quality and reliability. You will not necessarily see the names "Dahua" or "Hikvision" there because for various reasons they are forced to rebrand the products.

Foscam and reolink should be avoided. Ezviz, last I checked, is a Hikvision brand, although my information could be out of date.
 

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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, or purchase from his Aliexpress store or his Amazon store. The cameras are fully upgradable, he posts upgrade software when available.

Current supply may be limited do to the Coronavirus

Andy
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Andy's ipcamtalk vendor forum: EmpireTech Andy
Andy's AliExpress store: Empire Technology Co., Ltd - Amazing prodcuts with exclusive discounts on AliExpress
Andy's Amazon store: EmpireTech-Andy @ Amazon.com:
forum: EmpireTech Andy
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Long an short of it is the best camera is the one that works for you in each, particular, situation you have. I've had excellent results with Dahua, supplied by Andy at Empire Tech. The "low priced spread" stuff is exactly that, a poor substitute for a decent camera.
 

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:welcome:

Read, Study,Plan before spending money
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My standard welcome to the forum message.

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 bar at the top of the page.

Read How to Secure Your Network (Don't Get Hacked!) in the wiki also.

Quick start
1) If you do not have a wired monitored alarm system, get that first
2) Use Dahua starlight cameras or Hikvision darkfighter cameras if you need good low light cameras.
3) use a VPN to access home network (openVPN)
4) Do not use wifi cameras.
5) Do not use cloud storage
6) Do Not use uPNP, P2P, QR, do not open ports,
7) More megapixel is not necessarily better.
8) Avoid chinese hacked cameras (most ebay, amazon, aliexpress cameras(not all, but most))
9) Do not use reolink, ring, nest, Arlo cameras (they are junk), no cloud cameras
10) If possible use a turret camera , bullet collect spiders, dome collect dirt and reflect light (IR)
11) Use only solid copper, AWG 23 or 24 ethernet wire. , no CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum)
12) use a test mount to verify the camera mount location. My test rig: rev.2
13) (Looney2ns)If you want to be able to ID faces, don't mount cams higher than 7ft. You want to know who did it, not just what happened.
14) Use a router that has openVPN built in (Most ASUS, Some NetGear....)
15) camera placement use the calculator... IPVM Camera Calculator V3
16) POE list PoE Switch Suggestion List
17) Camera Sensor size, bigger is general better Sensor Size Chart


Cameras to look at
IPC-T5442TM-AS-LED . Review IPC-T5442TM-AS-LED (Full Color, Starlight+) - 4MP starlight
.................... Dahua IPC-T5442TM-AS-LED review
IPC-T5442TM-AS ..... Review-OEM 4mp AI Cam IPC-T5442TM-AS Starlight+ - 4MP starlight+
IPC-B5442E-ZE ...... Review - OEM IPC-B5442E-ZE 4MP AI Varifocal Bullet Camera With Starlight+
I
PC-T2347G-LU ...... Review of the Hikvision OEM model IPC-T2347G-LU 'ColorVu' IP CCTV camera. (DS-2CD2347G1-LU)
IPC-HDW2231R-ZS .... Review-Dahua IPC-HDW2231RP-ZS Starlight Camera-Varifocal
IPC-HDW2231T-ZS-S2 . Review-OEM IPC-T2231T-ZS 2mp Varifocal Starlight Camera
IPC-HDW5231R-ZE .... Review-Dahua Starlight IPC-HDW5231R-ZE 800 meter capable ePOE
IPC-HFW4239T-ASE ... IPC-HFW4239T-ASE
IPCT-HDW5431RE-I ... Review - IP Cam Talk 4 MP IR Fixed Turret Network Camera
IPC-T5241H-AS-PV ... Review-OEM IPC-T5241H-AS-PV 2mp AI active deterrence cam
DS-2CD2325FWD-I
N22AL12 ............ New Dahua N22AL12 Budget Cam w/Starlight -- low cost entry

Other dahua 4MP starlight Dahua 4MP Starlight Lineup

My preferred indoor cameras
DS-2CD2442FWD-IW
IPC-K35A Review-Dahua IPC-K35A 3mp Cube Camera

If interested in Blue Iris and other setup items see the following post

Read,study,plan before spending money ..... plan plan plan
Test do not guess
 
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