Review-Dahua IPC-HFW5241E-Z12E AI Varifocal Bullet

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  1. Parley

    Parley Known around here

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    I would do the same thing.
     
  2. DLONG2

    DLONG2 Getting comfortable

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    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 198.192.1.108, 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.
     
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    TL1096r Pulling my weight

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    Can you use the face identification/logging with blue iris in this camera?
     
  4. looney2ns

    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Nope, but I assume if enough people would request it, it might be able to be added.
     
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  5. biggen

    biggen Getting the hang of it

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    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?
     
  6. DLONG2

    DLONG2 Getting comfortable

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    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?
     
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    biggen Getting the hang of it

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    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.
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    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.
     
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    Hey @DLONG2, what kind of a Unifi POE switch are you using to connect your 5241?
     
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    Wildcat_1 Pulling my weight

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    I also use Ubiquiti as well, mix US8-60w for more remote areas and us24-250's for larger.
     
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    Whiplash n3wb

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    Gotcha, have you run into any issue with the passive 24v with Dahua cams?
     
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    Wildcat_1 Pulling my weight

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    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.
     
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    Arjun Pulling my weight

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    How would you compare this 2mp Starlight to its 2mp Starlight predecessor (5.3mm-64mm focal length range)?