Review-Dahua DB-11 Video Door Bell

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Yep, updated this morning. The "motion detection zone configuration" looks great. Glad Dahua keeps churning out updates for this.

The DB11 started out subpar (I bought 2 early on) and it definitely has matured to a nice product overall.

I updated from it's most recent update to this one via the IMOU app just fine. Did you have an older firmware?

New DB11 firmware (20200310) is now available with improvements to motion detection zone configuration. I had to use Config Tool to upgrade the firmware as the Imou app continued to fail.

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Within a couple of days of releasing the last version, I new firmware build (v3.0.R.20200810) has appeared within the Imou app. Changelog reports WDR feature, image adjustment through NVR and bug fixes. Unfortunately the automatic upgrade through the Imou app was a bit hit and miss, after serveral attempts it finally went through. I have found the new (v3) firmware is much more realiable for NVR / direct connections.

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Hmm. I updated using app. Weird thing is that I am at R.20200525.

Also did you notice that in app when it says the latest version it leaves the 2 out of R.20200525 saying R.2000525?

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PS - Just noticed my app update to V1.000.R.20200525. No V3... shows up in app. My config tool is on the MacOS and does not access the DB for some reason.
 
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Where did you find v3.0.R.20200810? Search the web and found nothing.

Thank you

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Thanks. Are there different versions of the doorbell? My door bell has 20200525 firmware wonder if I can even install 20200310 now?

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Are there different versions of the doorbell?
Unsure. My DB11 was purchased in the UK using so called PAL firmware but I've since upgraded to North American firmware without issue. I'd suggest waiting a couple of days to see whether it appears rather than rolling back to an old version.
 

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I had to go into the app and search for new firmware. The app notified me to go from the 20191202 to the 20200310. Then I saw the reply here, went and specifically looked for a new version and it popped up. There wasn’t a 20200525 step for me. I bought my doorbell from Andy directly.
 

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I did I will let you know what he says if he answers my email.

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Bought one of these to test and put it on my house.

this thing is terrible. It doesn’t save a single event. Don’t worry - it alerts me. But when I go to watch the video - nothing saves.

additionally, no matter how I go about wiring it to my mechanical doorbell - it does not work. So now I’m out a doorbell, and my video doorbell saves nothing.

anybody got ideas?
 

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All features work as expected. I'd check all the basic configuration settings in the Imou app. Have you inserted an SD card? Can it be formatted and read through the app? I am not using a mechanical doorbell however plenty of people do without issue. Visit the Dahua DB11 Wiki page which provides further information.
 
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interestingly since I upgraded firmware my doorbell goes offline a bunch now even thou the video is still live with no interruptions...

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As I expect from DB11 of Dahua. It's a great product and I recommend it strongly:
1. Sound is very clear to talk and listen: good intercom. Speaker is louder than Yosee.
2. Wifi signal strength is good and stable.
3. Image stream smoothly.
4. Color is acceptable.
5. It can add into NVR Dahua without any problem. (useful to record 24/7).
6. Can integrated with doorbell 16VAC and also chime wireless DS11 of Imou (Dahua).
Not yet compare image and sound with HIKVISION DS-HD1
 

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Any one gotten this to work with multiple mechanical chimes? If I leave the chimekit off the first chime in the series hums constantly. If I put the chimekit on and set the chime option to mechanical in Imou app, the first chime works perfectly, but he next two won't fire.
 

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Any one gotten this to work with multiple mechanical chimes? If I leave the chimekit off the first chime in the series hums constantly. If I put the chimekit on and set the chime option to mechanical in Imou app, the first chime works perfectly, but he next two won't fire.
I think that can't. If you want a second chime, so please buy dahua (IMOU) DS11. This chime is wifi
 
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