Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Kendive, Dec 11, 2018.
Hello, welcome to the forum.
Welcome, study this>>
Nest and Revo are crap. You can not belebel there specs.
Please read, learn study, before spending money.
The international cameras from Dahua and Hikvision are very good. Then make a lot of cameras for other vendors. But the most of the Dahua and Hikvision cameras on
amazon and ebay are Chinese crap. They have multiple camera lines. You need to understand the part numbers.
One of the big tests for cameras is how well then work in low to no light at night. If set you correctly and you can not identify the face, you have a problem.
Read, study, learn before spending money.
If you're not under an immediate threat, do take some time to look at the
cliff notes and the reviews of cameras here by members.
While the Cliff notes are heavily influenced by the better international Dahua OEM cameras which came out when we were putting the notes together - the basic principles apply to other OEMs and brands.
Also the "Dahua Franchised Store" - is just another vendor selling Dahua OEM products, not any more or less official than others.
Remember, in general be cautious with randomly selecting vendors as I have seen a significant amount of misrepresentation of products on vendor's pages on Ali, Ebay,
Amazon, and others. Also we have seen a number of vendors game the ratings system, especially those based in China. Some brands have been especially bad - to the point of us, as a community, basically banning those brands from promoting their products here ( because they are junk brands and abusive / fraudulent companies )
I recommend you only go with vendors which members here recommend.
Note, Andy at EmpireTech is listed in the vendor section here and you can message him via email. He also does provide IPCT members with a slight discount, as we try to help each other out.
On the Dahua NVR5232-16p-4KS2:
NVRx2xx = holds 2 HDDs
NVRxx32 = 32 channels ( think camera feeds )
NVRxxx-16p-xx = 16 POE ports
Best option is to email Andy. Aliexpress can be a pain at times.
Welcome from Florida. Andy is a great vendor to work with.
I did international software support for drilling operations for a Major oil company, work off shore Africa.
If you have not already done so get a good UPS for the NVR.
Thanks for sharing the pictures @Kendive
Noticed the NVR has ports 1-8 marked in green. Are they different than ports 8-16?
Looking forward to you sharing a few more pictures.
I could use a few accessories to my security camera kit....
You can use them or not, but either way, put a dab of Dielectric grease in the female RJ45 jack, then insert the male portion, leave any that squeezes out. Then after the glan is put on wrap it good with Coax Seal tape.
I've installed a half dozen Ubiquiti Layer 2 Transparent Bridges here in Alabama which has some pretty bad lighting like Florida, as I avoid outdoor cable when I can. All have survived dozens of bad electrical storms over the last 5 years without a hitch.
Check out my drawing here that includes a link to the configuration and setup on UBNT's site. About the only change since then (May 2018) is UBNT now has a new small 5GHz radio that is the successor to the NSM5-Loco..it's the Loco5AC.
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