Dont keep the camera if you are planing on onvif compatibility...rca has no control, they dont write the firmware...they simply slap their name on it.Damn, I should have read this thread more carefully - I just set up this camera and was disappointed that I couldn't get it working with my Amcrest NVR since there's no ONVIF.
I've submitted my own support ticket about it (referencing that their older model did have this) in hopes that kickstarts some internal discussion around adding it.
So in terms of ONVIF-compatible doorbell cameras, is it really just the HSDB1 (and its various rebrands, including Nelly's) that fulfills this (even if not a complete implementation)?
Ah, thank you; I guess I thought they had some developmental control over features based off a whitelabel image.Dont keep the camera if you are planing on onvif compatibility...rca has no control, they dont write the firmware
If you dont need the doorbell function why not mound a minidome above the door ?Ah, thank you; I guess I thought they had some developmental control over features based off a whitelabel image.
Thanks for the Grandstream link. Nice to know it will work, but was also hoping for something a little less grandiose (as I don't really have use for a keypad on a simple door camera). I don't even really need "doorbell" functionality (though the two-way talk is a nice-to-have), it's mostly the form factor that I haven't found in any other camera -- Amcrest cams, for instance, are all bubbles and bullets. I don't suppose you'd know of any resources that might keep a list of options (so I'm not spamming up the forum)?
Thanks again for the links, this is helpful.If you dont need the doorbell function why not mound a minidome above the door ?
Andrew J (VOXX International)
Oct 22, 9:20 AM EDT
Both RCA doorbell camera models are designed as a closed system between the camera and the RCA Security app. The IP interface and login are not supported features of this product. We don’t provide support for this nor can we guide you to access the RTSP feed in any capacity.
Although this non-supported feature could originally be accessed from HSDB1 units, in accordance with the above policy, this was fixed/removed so that customers can no longer do so.
This could be simply because the camera cannot keep up with sending a constant stream to BI. To test, send the rtsp stream to vlc. If it is fine in vlc, email BI support.Been poking around with this device for about a week. A number of issues/observations/tips.
4. Was able to connect to BI using RTSP (BI was able to discover how to talk with it). However, the doorbell continuously crashes and reboots! It doesn't do that when just using a phone/tablet to view, even multiple. Something with BI communications causes it to reboot every 30-90 minutes. Sometimes it reboots just when going in and out of BI cam settings and the RTSP stream restarts. Pulled it off my door onto the bench for testing. Definitely not the transformer, wiring or anything else. Unfortunately, after trying a number of BI settings, was not able to stop it from rebooting or losing the video stream (usually a predictor of an impending reboot).
Anyone else experiencing the same reliability issues?