Hello from Florida

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  1. Kendive

    Kendive Getting the hang of it

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    Just joined the forum to chat about the new NVR's avab.

    Little background...

    I started playing with security cameras in the house back in 2004 time and had a PC running Blue Iris with 8 Panasonic wireless IP cams it worked pretty well for what it was. Blue Iris was great and he would help with anything I needed.

    Then I moved to a stand alone Revo America 16 Ch DVR which I'm still running today. Think I got it from Sams club and it's been great. I have PTZ's and all running on it 14 cameras total. I also installed an Ademco vista 20p alarm system panel and setup all on my own and it's wired into the Revo system through the alarm inputs to change recording setting if the alarm trips.

    Revo is good they give you a lifetime DNS service, but pretty proprietary setup there android app lacks luster but over all it been a good system.

    I am now gonna start running some Cat 6 to where I have cameras now and get ready to replace everything to an IP NVR setup.

    I have noticed that in the NVR, DVR, PC's Cat on this forum that Dhaua and Hikvision are talked about alot. I was looking of staying away from them and maybe get another Revo HD NVR and or the system that SCW have to offer. I know revo and they are ok and it works. I would get another 16ch NVR for sure.

    Both Revo and SCW NVR are ONVIF...

    Still doing my home work and have plenty of time before I decide on what I want to get.
     
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    gwminor48 Getting comfortable

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    Hello, welcome to the forum.
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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  4. Kendive

    Kendive Getting the hang of it

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    Thanks I saw that already... Seems like it all geared toward Dahua.
     
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    SouthernYankee IPCT Contributor

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    Nest and Revo are crap. You can not belebel there specs.

    Please read, learn study, before spending money.
     
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    Kendive Getting the hang of it

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    Not looking at Nest at all. Revo has been good to me since 2005 But it's old tech 16 ch DVR analog cameras. I was looking at CSW and emailed them a bunch of questions. Seems like there cameras are expensive for what they are.

    I will give Dahua another look I figured they were just another made in china product...

    I will keep researching. I'm in no hurry. I have a system now that works. Also I will take my time running cable in the attic. This is the good time of the year to do that in Florida. :)
     
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    SouthernYankee IPCT Contributor

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    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.
     
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  8. Kendive

    Kendive Getting the hang of it

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    Thanks for the Info... Great reading here. The more and more I read I think I will go with the Dahua NVR5232-16p-4KS2E 32ch with 16 PoE ports max support 12MP Resolution 4K NVR Reader

    I take it that these units have multiable hard drive bays? and I have to add my own HD later?

    Is this the store to by from in Aliexpress... Empire Technology Co., Ltd That is where the link took from in the Cliff Notes.

    When you are in Aliexpress there are seems to be alot of sellers selling the same thing. Looks like Dahua Franchised Store has alot of good reviews also.
     
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    mat200 IPCT Contributor

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    Hi @Kendive

    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
     
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    Kendive Getting the hang of it

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    Thanks again...

    I guess the PAL IP Cameras work find with these NVR's? Such as the IPC-HDW5231R-ZE 2MP WDR IR Looks to be avab in PAL only.

    I did not realize these systems support ePoE and EoC... Nice!!!
     
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    Kendive Getting the hang of it

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    Well I was gonna order a NVR and some cameras on aliexpress from Andy but you have to go through this appeal process with ali that takes maybe five days so I pulled out of there and cancelled my account. I guess I will go direct to him or amazon. That place seems shady to me and don't have the time to deal with that just to spend my money. I understand there is fraud and all but never had to deal with something like that... Oh well lol

    I emailed Andy to see what we can work out.
     
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    Best option is to email Andy. Aliexpress can be a pain at times.
     
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    Kendive Getting the hang of it

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    Yes a major pain. I guess all it's good for it to see what Andy has to buy.

    Thanks for your all help. I am fixing to order a bunch of cameras and the NVR.
     
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    Kendive Getting the hang of it

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    Ok in touch with Andy great guy to deal with and sent in for an invoice for the following.

    NVR5232-16P-4KS2E 32Channel 1U 16PoE 4K&H.265 Pro Network Video Recorder

    (6 ea) IPC-HDW5231R-ZE 2MP WDR IR Eyeball Network Camera

    (3 ea) IP Camera 2MP IR Eyeball Network Camera IPC-HDW4231EM-ASE

    (1 ea) SD22204T-GN 1080p 2mp mini PTZ IP Camera full hd 4x optical 16xdigital network ptz.

    This is will get me started and give me some stuff to play with.
     
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    Welcome from Florida. Andy is a great vendor to work with.
     
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    Kendive Getting the hang of it

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    Thanks.

    Well lightning fast shipping from Andy!!! Thanks @EMPIRETECANDY

    Got some stuff to play with now. I will probably pick up a spare power supply for the NVR... I'm OCD and like having backup parts.

    I work offshore in West Africa on a Drill Ship as a Electronic Tech / IT and trust me I have seen it all. I will have backup parts in stock.

    Here are some pics.

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    SouthernYankee IPCT Contributor

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    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.
     
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    Kendive Getting the hang of it

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    Yes I run a UPS on the DVR now... Yes we are working off the coast of Abidjan now.

    Just waiting on my 10 GB WD Purple to get in today.

    LOL for this price I might as well just have another whole NVR for backup.

    Delta DPS-200PB-185A Recorder Power Adapter 6V 2.5A 2500mA 190W | eBay
     
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    Kendive Getting the hang of it

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    Got the HD Installed and formatted... Just hooked up one camera the (PTZ) SD22204T-GN and playing around.

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    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.