Review-Dahua DB-11 Video Door Bell

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  1. EMPIRETECANDY

    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    Just sent to @looney2ns the new firmware, let's see how it's working, dahua guy said their testing no booting, hope this fw can fix up them.
     
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    tangent IPCT Contributor

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    "no booting" = dead, non-functional, broken
    "no re-booting" = fixed, working, no longer re-booting
    hopefully it's the second one lol
     
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    So, new firmware installed and tested. Two steps forward, one step back it seems.
    • Live view now works without dropping out in Blue Iris, SmartPSS, Lite NVR, VDPconfig, ConfigTool.
    • It has ran almost 3 hrs, while pulling a stream from both Blue Iris, and Configtool simultaneously, while I dropped in and out with other apps to view. That's up from 3 minutes. ;)
    • A live stream will NOT work in the LeChange app now. Yes, I tried with everything else shut down.
    • I tried, twice to reset to defaults, no joy.
    • The DB10 shows live view video in LeChange no problem.
    • You can watch recorded motion clips from the SD card, in the LeChange app no problem.
    • Motion alerts come through Lechange, and most of the time you can view the relevant video, sometimes it say's "no record" instead.
    • Phone LeChange receives Door Bell presses, but video now fails everytime when answered. Two way Audio Works.
    • Ir lights now come on almost immediately on motion detect.
     
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    actran Pulling my weight

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    @looney2ns Did you manage to get 2-way talk to work with BI, now that live viewing is now stable on BI?
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    I ran out of time to check that, I'll do that soon.
     
  6. danbutter

    danbutter Getting the hang of it

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    Are the dimensions you give in the first post accurate?
    If this is stable in blue iris with this firmware I may grab one of these. Of course it needs to fit where my current doorbell button is.
     
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  7. John V

    John V n3wb

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    I still don’t understand how company’s make a product and don’t actually use or test it. You’d think they’d use their own shit. So frustrating!!!

    Thanks for the review and I hope they quickly make improvements. Would be nice if this wasn’t so wide
     
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    STGMavrick Young grasshopper

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    Can't speak for all companies but most do way more testing than you realize. Unfortunately it's difficult to test in all environments that a device may see. Not all power sources are equal, not all Wifi sources are equal, etc. etc. But that's the beauty of firmware updates.
     
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    actran Pulling my weight

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    @looney2ns Can you confirm that I can force DB11 to stay in color mode at night? I have enough light in my porch area. Thanks.
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    I have not been able to get two way audio to work with BI, only sound from the DB11 to BI works.
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    When a dork like me can find multiple issue's with-in 20 minutes of opening the box, me thinks there is NOT a whole lot of testing going on.
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Yes, they are.
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Not home at the moment, but I'll try to remember to check.
     
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    BINGO
     
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    @looney2ns Any chance you can confirm that you can keep DB11 in color mode at night? I have enough porch light. Thanks.
     
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    Sorry, yes I will do so right now.
     
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    blake Getting comfortable

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    Maybe there's a reason this one isn't on the US market yet..
     
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    Yes, I have confirmed you can force it to color at night.


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    Typically it's because this is an International version.
    Lots of the their International Versions either never make it here or take a long time.
     
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    danbutter Getting the hang of it

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    So has it been stable in blue iris since the firmware update?