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  1. SvnTwoo

    SvnTwoo n3wb

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    Looking for some guidance to add another camera to replace the following Dahua 4k N84CL52 on my garage, it has great day image but terrible night image.

    Should I stay with Dahua and pick up a Starlight or would a Hikvision Darkfighter work with my Dahua POE NVR?
     

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    mat200 IPCT Contributor

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    Hi @SvnTwoo

    I would not replace it, I would add another Dahua OEM international camera ( 2MP starlight ) LOWER and to the other side of the garage door.

    Remember to test the placement of the cameras with a friend wearing a baseball cap and hoodie attempting to break into your cars.

    If you can not get a good facial image, then you'll need to adjust the camera placement.
     
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    Good point, I should not say replace, I will be adding another camera. I have a lower soffit on the opposite side of the garage that is at about 9 feet high where I would mount it.
     
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    aristobrat IPCT Contributor

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    The basic features of a Hikvision camera should work with your Dahua NVR, but not their advanced motion detection (Smart Events), which is like IVS on Dahua cameras.

    IMO, Hik makes good cameras but I prefer Dahua because they’re easier to source (through the forum vendor Andy, @EMPIRETECANDY, who can also get international models that aren’t sold in North America for whatever reason). That, and Dahua models seem more likely to come with a mic built-in vs Hik.
     
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    mat200 IPCT Contributor

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    Hi @SvnTwoo

    9 feet is still a bit too high, try to get it into the 6-8 foot range to get better angles on suspects faces - especially if they are closer to the camera
     
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    I can get it a little lower.

    What is the difference between a IPC-HFW4239T-ASE and IPC-HFW4239TN-ASE if anyone knows?
     
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    mat200 IPCT Contributor

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    Hmm.. good question.. here's the associated data sheets..

    References

    USA/IPCamera/Pro/DH-IPC HFW4239TN ASE - Dahua Wiki
    which has a link that eventually gets you this data sheet
    https://dahuawiki.com/index.php?act...a_DH-IPC-HFW4239TN-ASE_Datasheet_v001_007.pdf

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    https://www.dahuasecurity.com/asset...8/DH-IPC-HFW4239T-ASE_Datasheet_201811281.pdf
     
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    Reading it over I cannot find any difference... Only thing is the TN model says Night Color... otherwise, stats are the same... But I thought the "T" model also is night color. I suppose the other difference is the "T" is Eco Series and the "TN" is Pro series. Still not sure what the difference is.