Dahua 2MP Starlight Lineup

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  1. aristobrat

    aristobrat IPCT Contributor

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    Taking apart the 5231s and putting in a SD card gives you the ability to record to the SD card as well as the NVR. If someone steals your NVR (but leaves the cameras alone), there could still be video recordings on the SD cards. I'd guess that few people here do that, but the option is there.
     
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    Francisco73 Getting the hang of it

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    Does the SD card also not make it possible to record without using NVR and having PoE as long as there is another power source?
     
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    Yes, you should be able to plug in 12v power (or use a PoE injector/switch) and not use an NVR at all. I've only done this once with a Hikvision camera, not Dahua, but I'm sure the experience is similar.
     
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    105437 Getting the hang of it

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    Building a new house and need IP cams. Which Starlight model should I go with now that gives good day/night coverage? I've wired for a separate IR illuminator for each location as well. Thanks
     
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  5. bp2008

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    These are probably the two most popular:

    IPC-HDW5231R-ZE
    IPC-HDW5231R-ZE

    IPC-HDW4231EM-ASE
    IPC-HDW4231EM-ASE

    And there's this recent one with no IR support at all, but a little better low-light color vision, which should be good if you have any always-on visible light in the area.
    HFW4239T-ASE
    Dahua HFW4239T-ASE review
     
  6. mycoma

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    or if you don't need audio, IPC-HDW2231R-ZS
     
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    Welcome @105437

    Always like the build process! Great chance to properly wire the home. Remember to over cable, and do share some of the cabling work to give others an idea of what to do here.
     
  8. 105437

    105437 Getting the hang of it

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    Yep, I have a separate thread where I'll be posting some pictures. I've run 44 drops so far for AV, Network, Cameras etc.
     
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    the easiest option if you want it to work during a power outage is to plug the NVR into a UPS.
     
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  10. Francisco73

    Francisco73 Getting the hang of it

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    You may find it hard to believe but I have done it already.:) Thinking about a larger battery connected to solar panels for the cameras and NVR. Thanks.
     
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    Hi all, wanting to get some Dahua PTZ cameras delivered to Sydney, Australia. Who should I be buying them from? Thanks!
     
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    mark_whocares Getting comfortable

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    you might Frankenstein a UPS with multiple batteries if you want a larger battery capacity.(there are plenty of how-tos / this-will-void-your-warranty kind of things about getting a couple of deep cycle marine batteries hanging off a UPS.

    Unless you expect your outages to be longer than you can run with your battery capacity, why are your trying to add solar to this solution ?
     
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    Francisco73 Getting the hang of it

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    Empiretech Andy
     
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    Francisco73 Getting the hang of it

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    The power cuts are frequent and long like 8-9 hours. My UPS is enough for 70 minutes for NVR and 4 cameras but I intend to add 4 cameras. Solar power reduces electricity bill and if enough capacity the excess can even be sold daytime. I have found large capacity UPSs on line but if there is a problem returning one to China will cost a lot. A Frankenstein UPS might be better. Thanks.
     
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    I want to buy IP camera. After reading posts here, looks like IPC-HDW5231R-ZE is recommended for low light. Wondering how will be picture quality during day time and night. Face recognition will be easy as its just 2 MP cam?
     
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    Review-Dahua Starlight IPC-HDW5231R-ZE 800 meter capable ePOE
     
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