Discussion in 'Dahua' started by looney2ns, May 19, 2019.
I would do the same thing.
The 5241 arrived in California in just 4 days. (Thanks, Andy!) There were some settings on initial load I wasn't familiar with, such as auto-updates. I had turned those off because of the VLAN segmentation, but having auto-updates would be nice; will have no manually manage those. The system version is 2.800.0000000.1.R, Build Date: 2019-07-06.
Otherwise, setup was a breeze within my Ubiquiti 'prosumer' network: Connect the camera to a port with POE+, configured for all VLANs. Point the main PC's browser to 22.214.171.124, and follow the setup. In the camera's Network area I set the static IP to be a member of the BI VLAN. At this point I changed the port profile to the BI VLAN, and used
Blue Iris on the BI VLAN to discover the new camera. Having recently switched to FireFox, I was surprised to see the video embedded within the camera's web UI, which is nice.
Can you use the face identification/logging with
blue iris in this camera?
Nope, but I assume if enough people would request it, it might be able to be added.
Is the zoom level adjustable from the web interface on the camera or are you required to push those two "T" or "W" buttons in order to change the zoom?
The optical zoom is managed via the camera's web interface, as well as through
Blue Iris' PTZ controls. Is that where you mean "T" and "W" buttons?
In the OP there is a picture where the SD card is installed into the camera. There appears to be two physical buttons labeled “W” and “T”. I assumed those are two physical buttons that mean “Wide” and “Telephoto”.
Good to know it can be done via the web interface.
Any of the above mention options works. Those buttons are to be used with an attached monitor directly to the camera to adjust upon install.
Hey @DLONG2, what kind of a Unifi POE switch are you using to connect your 5241?
I also use Ubiquiti as well, mix US8-60w for more remote areas and us24-250's for larger.
Gotcha, have you run into any issue with the passive 24v with Dahua cams?
no issues at all. I do make the habit of setting POE+ on the port rather than leaving on Auto. I then tag traffic on those ports to camera based VLANs to separate traffic and pull that into the firewall to ensure isolated etc as needed.
How would you compare this 2mp Starlight to its 2mp Starlight predecessor (5.3mm-64mm focal length range)?
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