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

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  1. Waldo

    Waldo Getting the hang of it

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    I installed the new NTSC file over the PAL. Install worked fine, but no difference with IVS intrision snapshots not working on Camera #2.
    Did a factory reset from the menu using IE, set up the IP and password as before but didn't change any other settings.
    Set up intrusion snapshots on #2. with no other changes.
    Looked at playback with the IE IF to the camera, had about 30 .jpgs 1/sec. on camera #2
    Went back in and set up intrusion snapshots on cam #1 and changed a bunch of other settings.

    No longer get any snapshots off cam #2.

    I have 5 ways to interface to the camera, directly through IE (WebReC), Through SmartPSS direcly to camras or through my NVR (2 ways), through IE directly to the NVR, and BI.

    The problem may be in getting the right combination of settings - but I doubt it.

    Neither camera works well with IVS, camera #1 poorly, & camera #2 not at all.
     
  2. flynreelow

    flynreelow Pulling my weight

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    @EMPIRETECANDY

    New issue. Buddy has 5 of these cams, 1 has been acting up for a while, now having another issue. Hooked up to a Dahua 4k NVR.

    Here is the cam log. Here is what I think is going on: LOG HERE Index of /dave

    NVR has IPC Time Sync enabled. Also, cameras have NTP time server enabled.

    Every 2 weeks or so, 1 camera in system becomes unresponsive until power cycle. A message appeared on the nvr for that cam that said something like login timeout then it became inaccessible even by ping.

    Looking at log it appears a few hours before connection was lost the NVR attempted to login and set time repeatedly every minute or so until the camera lost connection. The log showing this is attached. This started at about 5:51PM in the log and the camera crashed at about 7:56PM. Looks like the camera is still alive after that as there are motion events before the camera was unplugged and power cycled at 10:27PM. Looks like the network connection was just lost. I dont know why the NVR was continuously trying to set the time though.

    Today he had a different camera go offline..... he writes The first camera that went out was the lowest, 192.168.1.101. Then .102 went out. Seems strange.

    Anyone help? Thanks
     
  3. EMPIRETECANDY

    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    What is his NVR model? Drop line mostly because of the not stable power/power cable. So the problem maybe the NVR or the cables. Can try some other power to power it or test with some new cable.
     
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    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    IPC-HDBW4231F-E2-M
    Here has some update about the IVS issue, please check.
     
  5. flynreelow

    flynreelow Pulling my weight

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    The NVR is the brand new (few months old 4k, s2, non POE nvr. ) He has a cisco 16 POE large switch.

    He tried a small cable, lasted about a week on the test bench, with the same result. Hes also tested other POE ports. He has the same camera and the front door, and its working great, even at a distance a bit farther from the one that cuts out.

    It baffles me
     
  6. Waldo

    Waldo Getting the hang of it

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    Another issue with this camera - actually it's firmware. Using the latest NTSC firmware posted by Andy the #2 camera doesn't have a selection for "Backlight", the #1 camera does.
    It seems the programmers just left the # 2 camera out of a number items.
    While this is using the last posted firmware, I bet "Backlight" is absent for the #2 camera in all firmaware versions.
     
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    Rebelx Getting the hang of it

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    Hi everyone, I just installed this baby on a PFB203W. It fits fine.

    Now I have to figure out how to get both streams on my 4108 NVR.... [ I am still new so figuring out how to manually add etc... ]
     
  8. flynreelow

    flynreelow Pulling my weight

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    I think page 1 goes after that..

    remember, channel 1, and channel 2
     
  9. Rebelx

    Rebelx Getting the hang of it

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    I tried those but couldn't get it to work. One of the issues is that I get different options and screens depending on whether I use Mac (chrome), Windows (Chrome), Windows (IE - this won't even work!), or directly on the NVR which is tricky because I can't find my wireless mouse....

    Maybe I need to upgrade as Dahua calls it; (update) my NVR.
     
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    -=cf=- n3wb

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    Even with the latest firmware two issues are still present. SmartIR settings reset after reboots and channel 2 remains in B/w mode during the day.
     
  11. Waldo

    Waldo Getting the hang of it

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    Since the new firmware posted by Andy doesn't fix the #2 camera's having inability to do any motion detection I think it never will.
    The camera's main processor probably doesn't have the capacity to process 2 motion detection schemes at the same time particularily considering the high temperature it runs at just doing the #1 camera - poorly.
    IOW, the camera is designed to only perform motion detection on the #1 camera.