Hello! We've a Dahua SDT1A203T-GN in a MacOS/iOS only, and we need your help

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  1. jhumphries79

    jhumphries79 n3wb

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    My name is Jonathan and I have been lurking here for too long, so right out of the gate I have to say . . .

    **THANK YOU ALL*** because this forum is a wellspring of information in a very niche knowledge base. Here in France, PoE PTZ IPcams are just started to become known by consumers, and boy do the installers like to rip off customers.

    And since I am an internet sleuth, I've been researching this cam culture for 2 odd years now, so some of the jargon I am familiar with. But it is because this forum (and my ever vigilant wife) that we moved away from the Sunba 601-D20X and bought the Dahua SDT1A203T-GN. But . . . I am ashamed to write this, I have failed somewhere along this quest for home security.

    Basically, my questions about the Dahua SDT1A203T-GN are:

    1- Mac compatiblity?
    2- iOS compatibility?
    3 - How to PoE this cam?

    A million thanks and cheer to all your vigilance and knowledge!!
     
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  2. aristobrat

    aristobrat IPCT Contributor

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    I think the current version of firmware for this model might still require a browser plugin to see video in the browser. The latest version of Safari, Firefox and Chrome do not support that plugin. You should be able to connect to the camera using Safari and access most of the settings/configurations, you just can't see video. Dahua has been updating the firmware of other camera models so that you can see video without a plugin. Hopefully this camera will get that update soon.

    iOS shouldn't be a problem. After you get the camera initially configured, you can use an iOS app like iDMSS Pro to connect to the camera and watch video.

    For PoE, I personally use a PoE switch. Others have used PoE injectors, but I don't have any personal experience with those. Hopefully someone else can add some thoughts there.

    @EMPIRETECANDY, do you know if Dahua has a newer version of firmware for this camera that will support video without the browser plugin?
     
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    jhumphries79 n3wb

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    Thank you for the reply. We chose this model as out first venture into home security, and found that if fit our needs well. As I understand, I can initialize with Safari and then view via an app on iOS, like iDMSS. Are there other apps recommended? We will primarily be using our iPhones for viewing.
     
  4. EMPIRETECANDY

    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    Seems the best app from dahau is iDMSS.
    1- Mac compatiblity? Yes
    2- iOS compatibility? Yes
    3 - How to PoE this cam? Use POE switch or POE nvr to power.
     
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    jhumphries79 n3wb

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    Thanks! We are ordering a PoE switch! And double thanks for the iDMSS info!!
     
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    -Regarding the PoE switch, make sure it says 803.2af or 802.3at.
    -SmartPSS also works to view your cameras.
    -I don't believe a new firmware that works without plugins has been released for this camera yet (latest 180913 still includes plugins). So, you'll need to use SmartPSS, Firefox ESR 52 with the plugin, or Google Chrome with one of the compatible chrome apps. The latest firmware for this camera may support adobe flash player (use chrome).