Review-Dahua IPC-HDBW4231F-E2-M Dual Starlight Cam

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Yes, this model right now stock use up, have to wait around 2 weeks for the new stock back.
 

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Also, any chance of a black model to match the black IPC-HDW5231R-ZE model on Amazon?
 

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Hi guys, I've read that there seems to be a thermal issue with this model. Does it impact performance and is the heat not a hazard ?
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Hi guys, I've read that there seems to be a thermal issue with this model. Does it impact performance and is the heat not a hazard ?
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It's warm, but it isn't going to cause anything to burst into flames. I have seen absolutely no performance issues with mine.
 

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Hi guys, I've read that there seems to be a thermal issue with this model. Does it impact performance and is the heat not a hazard ?
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It runs warm, as I noted in the first pages of this review, but I've not seen any long term affects. I do recommend that if you care, whatever surface you mount it to, you either use some small spacers or the junction box or it may discolor the surface it's attached to over time.
 

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It runs warm, as I noted in the first pages of this review, but I've not seen any long term affects. I do recommend that if you care, whatever surface you mount it to, you either use some small spacers or the junction box or it may discolor the surface it's attached to over time.
Sounds good. And on the plus side the spacer allow some air to pass through at the back and help cool it some.
 

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If you have a need for the dual camera functionality, I can highly recommend it. Works beautifully for what I wanted/needed (watching people approaching front door & looking down for packages on the ground at the front door). Zero issues with it.
I have a similar use case. Would you mind posting a picture of your set up?
 

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Here are the pictures for those who need them:
Will the two lens point 180 degrees from each other? I don't need to do it that extreme, but want to put on my side wall perpindicual to the front door and point one to the floor area where packages come and the other directly right where people come.

Would you use the 137 or the 203W for this use case?

 

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I was hoping there was something at 45 degree angle because if I mounted using the junction box, I wouldn't get as much coverage from the wall I am mounting on. I saw some corner brackets for this, but this would be the opposite of that corner mount.
Did you find out on this? Curious as well
 

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Hi guys, I've read that there seems to be a thermal issue with this model. Does it impact performance and is the heat not a hazard ?
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Thermal image shows the dual camera next to a Dahua 4X mini PTZ dome. The PTZ is a few degrees warmer. Both cameras have been up for several months without any problems. Outside temp was about 90 degrees.

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I read through most of the thread but must have missed a few posts. Can someone confirm if they managed to get both cameras working on the NVR as independent channels? (as 2x 2Mp camera recordings?)

also, can you set these to any angle or is there restrictions on the max camera angles?
 

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I read through most of the thread but must have missed a few posts. Can someone confirm if they managed to get both cameras working on the NVR as independent channels? (as 2x 2Mp camera recordings?)

also, can you set these to any angle or is there restrictions on the max camera angles?
It works on my 5216 just fine. Angles are in the PDF linked to the 1st post.
 

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Will the two lens point 180 degrees from each other? I don't need to do it that extreme, but want to put on my side wall perpindicual to the front door and point one to the floor area where packages come and the other directly right where people come.

Would you use the 137 or the 203W for this use case?

This is 100% exactly how I have mine setup. Same left side wall position, height and everything. Works beautifully.
 
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