Discussion in 'Nelly's Security' started by AJ47, Dec 11, 2017.
I will give both those things a shot! Thanks.
I picked this kit up from Home Depot the other day and replaced the existing transformer and the existing chime. It solved the humming / chime 'vibration'
Hampton Bay Wired Door Chime Contractor Kit-HB-27102-03 - The Home Depot
I definitely love that the "subscriber is busy" audio is gone, however it seems like the video feed is glitchier. I use Zoneminder as my capture tool and I get a lot more false alarms on my motion detectors due to video glitches (usually a horizontal strip of pixels somewhere in the frame that glitch out for a couple of seconds).
God granted mine is pretty far from my access point, but the video is kind of choppy. I think a POE doorbell might make more sense for me.
@wpiman Is it choppy on wifi and cellular? What's your upload speed at the location?
It is choppy even when I am on the LAN accessing from a wired PC. My WAP is a Ubiquiti AP PRO located at the center of the house. The door is unfortunately about as far from the access point as you can get. My phone can get about 200 mbits over the wifi using iperf to my server in the basement when the phone is next to the access point; but at the location of the doorbell that falls to about 4 mbits/sec.
I run continuous pings to the doorbell; and I will get low pings, then will get delays of up to a second, and then it will fail.
I purchased this doorbell and installed it this weekend. I've noticed that the delay from pressing the doorbell to the time that my phone rings is a bit long. Is this normal?
Also, I noticed some using Guarding Vision app while others use Hik-Connect. Is one better than the other? Is there any other alternatives?
Hey @Chuck Connors, about how long does it take to ring your phone after pressing the button?
Personally I like Hik-Connect the best. Also, can you grab me the firmware version you are running on the doorbell? It should be listed at the bottom of the DB settings on the app.
I've had mine installed a couple of weeks now and it works great. Recording 24/7 to an Amcrest NVR but only video/audio record works. Any recommendations on alternate NVR that will allow full time record and motion detection with snap shot?
The doorbell is made by Hikvision and supports the Hikvision protocol. I'm using the Hikvision DS-7616NI-E2 NVR and it records only on motion.
Maybe you need a WiFi Extender such as this (not sure which will / won't work with your router but as you can see from a google search, they run from cheap to v. expensive at the pro end). This one is nice and cheap!:
NETGEAR WN3000RP-200UKS WiFi Range Extender - N300, Single-band
Thanks scn101 for your reply,
If I use a Hikvision NVR do you think I can do 24/7 record, take snap shots of motion send to FTP server and/or email all simultaneously? Will the Hikvision NVR web browser or software allow doorbell adjustment of all settings, motion, schedule, etc?
I’m setting up surveillance using four 1080p cameras, 2 need to record 24/7 and have motion/snap shot feature all to be controlled from NVR. If I have to purchase Hikvision cameras so be it!
Yes, on my HV NVR I can setup for 24/7, motion, etc., on a per camera basis. You can control most of the camera's important features through the NVR, like motion sensitivity, area of interest, schedule, etc. The NVR manual is available here: http://oversea-download.hikvision.com/UploadFile/user manual & datasheet/UD.6L0202B1935A01_Baseline_Quick Start Guide of Network Video Recorder_76 77 86-E Series_V3.3.0_20150324.pdf
Sounds good. I just pulled the trigger on an inexpensive Hikvision mini NVR DS-7104NI-SN off Ebay for $50. Doesn't look like a US version but it is multi lingual. Possibly discontinued? I'll give an update after I try it out. Thanks again.
That's a pretty old model that I'm not familiar with. Hopefully you won't get the language mismatch error when adding HV cameras. Be careful updating its firmware (or just don't) as you may end up with a Chinese only speaking NVR.
It's a Latin American firmware but is multi language. I can always return it at my cost which is fine with me. If it works with the shipped firmware I'll leave it alone. Thanks for the advice and hope to post again this Saturday.
I have the Hikvision mini NVR DS-7104NI-SN up and running with my Uniden(Hikvision) U-Bell video doorbell. I got the doorbell configured with the Hikvision protocol not ONVIF. Appears to have full control of camera from NVR in addition to basic recording! The NVR came with FW 3.0.13 build 150429. Is it worth the risk to update to latest FW? What are the benefits?
I think you may want to check out this discussion page to see what others have done: Hikvision NVR DS-7104/08-SN/N/P, DS-7804/08N-SN firmware
Thanks scn101, it appears I might already have the latest FW.
So I have Firmware Version V1.4.62 build 180515 on my unit and it still has the 'subscriber is busy' message. Is there a different version of the firmware that does not do this?
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