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  1. Guan

    Guan n3wb

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    Intro...

    I've finally got around to registering, been dipping in and out over the years. This is an excellent resource for everyone from novices like myself to pro installers.
    I originally started out with cheap generic pci cards to convert old PC's into dvr's. They were a P.I.T.A to say the least. Eventually got around to upgrading to 1MP AHD cameras with a dedicated mix mode DVR. I went cheap again and bought a relatively unknown brand (Ankotech). Had constant problems with no help from the manufacturer. I've finally taken the plunge and upgraded to 4MP - 12MP IP cameras with a Hickvision 32Ch nvr. As I bought 2nd hand, this too has partially failed.

    Looking forward to contributing where I can from the experience gained through years of mistakes
     
  2. gwminor48

    gwminor48 Getting comfortable

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    Hello, welcome, glad to see you registering.
     
  3. Guan

    Guan n3wb

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    Thanks, like your setup.
     
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  4. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee IPCT Contributor

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    :welcome:
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    Buy quality products, If you try to poor boy a camera sistem you will end up doing it multiple times and spend more money
    -------------------------
    My standard welcome to the forum message.

    Please read the cliff notes and other items in the wiki. The wiki is in the blue bar at the top of the page.

    Read How to Secure Your Network (Don't Get Hacked!) | IP Cam Talk in the wiki also.

    Quick start
    1) Use Dahua starlight cameras or Hikvision darkfighter cameras or ICPT Night eye cameras (https://store.ipcamtalk.com/) if you need good low light cameras.
    2) use a VPN to access home network (openVPN)
    3) Do not use wifi cameras.
    4) Do not use cloud storage
    5) Do Not use uPNP, P2P, QR, do not open ports,
    6) More megapixel is not necessarily better.
    7) Avoid chinese hacked cameras (most ebay, amazon, aliexpress cameras(not all, but most))
    8) Do not use reolink, ring, nest cameras (they are junk)
    9) If possible use a turret camera , bullet collect spiders, dome collect dirt and reflect light (IR)
    10) Use only solid copper, AWG 23 or 24 ethernet wire. , no CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum)
    11) use a test mount to verify the camera mount location. My test rig: rev.2
    12) (Looney2ns)If you want to be able to ID faces, don't mount cams higher than 8ft. You want to know who did it, not just what happened.
    13) Use a router that has openVPN built in (Most ASUS, Some NetGear....)
    14) camera placement use the calculator... IPVM Camera Calculator V3

    Cameras to look at
    IPC-HDW2231R-ZS Review-Dahua IPC-HDW2231RP-ZS Starlight Camera-Varifocal
    IPC-HDW5231-ZE Review-Dahua Starlight IPC-HDW5231R-ZE 800 meter capable ePOE
    IPC-HFW4239T-ASE IPC-HFW4239T-ASE
    IPC-T5442TM-AS Review IPC-T5442TM-AS-LED (Full Color, Starlight+)
    IPCT-HDW5431RE-I Review - IP Cam Talk 4 MP IR Fixed Turret Network Camera
    DS-2CD2325FWD-I

    My preferred indoor cameras
    DS-2CD2442FWD-IW
    IPC-K35A Review-Dahua IPC-K35A 3mp Cube Camera


    Read,study,plan before spending money ..... plan plan plan
    Test do not guess
     
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  5. SouthernYankee

    SouthernYankee IPCT Contributor

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    :welcome:
    -------------------------
    Buy quality products, If you try to poor boy a camera sistem you will end up doing it multiple times and spend more money
    -------------------------
    My standard welcome to the forum message.

    Please read the cliff notes and other items in the wiki. The wiki is in the blue bar at the top of the page.

    Read How to Secure Your Network (Don't Get Hacked!) | IP Cam Talk in the wiki also.

    Quick start
    1) Use Dahua starlight cameras or Hikvision darkfighter cameras or ICPT Night eye cameras (https://store.ipcamtalk.com/) if you need good low light cameras.
    2) use a VPN to access home network (openVPN)
    3) Do not use wifi cameras.
    4) Do not use cloud storage
    5) Do Not use uPNP, P2P, QR, do not open ports,
    6) More megapixel is not necessarily better.
    7) Avoid chinese hacked cameras (most ebay, amazon, aliexpress cameras(not all, but most))
    8) Do not use reolink, ring, nest cameras (they are junk)
    9) If possible use a turret camera , bullet collect spiders, dome collect dirt and reflect light (IR)
    10) Use only solid copper, AWG 23 or 24 ethernet wire. , no CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum)
    11) use a test mount to verify the camera mount location. My test rig: rev.2
    12) (Looney2ns)If you want to be able to ID faces, don't mount cams higher than 8ft. You want to know who did it, not just what happened.
    13) Use a router that has openVPN built in (Most ASUS, Some NetGear....)
    14) camera placement use the calculator... IPVM Camera Calculator V3

    Cameras to look at
    IPC-HDW2231R-ZS Review-Dahua IPC-HDW2231RP-ZS Starlight Camera-Varifocal
    IPC-HDW5231-ZE Review-Dahua Starlight IPC-HDW5231R-ZE 800 meter capable ePOE
    IPC-HFW4239T-ASE IPC-HFW4239T-ASE
    IPC-T5442TM-AS Review IPC-T5442TM-AS-LED (Full Color, Starlight+)
    IPCT-HDW5431RE-I Review - IP Cam Talk 4 MP IR Fixed Turret Network Camera
    DS-2CD2325FWD-I

    My preferred indoor cameras
    DS-2CD2442FWD-IW
    IPC-K35A https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/review-dahua-ipc-k35a-3mp-cube-camera.37581/#post-373517


    Read,study,plan before spending money ..... plan plan plan
    Test do not guess