Pulling my weight
- Jun 9, 2014
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Make sure your POE is not plugged in at the switch end as you don't want the ptz ball moving when you plug it in the camera end.
Sorry I had the adapter numbers mixed up. I do have that adapter and will be picking up a mating flange for it at the hardware store (plumbing isle), and probably a length of pipe to drop the camera height a bit. I plan to bolt the flange up under my soffit (There are horizontal 2x4s every so often, I just need to find one), then screw in the adapter, and mount the camera last. I ordered the PFA111 from Newegg for $13 and it took a couple weeks from china. I plan to move the camera to this mount officially if Dahua can get the firmware bugs worked out.You mean with this mount adapter?
The that gasket goes between the adapter and the wall you are mounting it to. I think we are misunderstanding that you already have a junction box you are mounting to. If that is the case the PFA120 may not be necessary. There is also the gasket that came with the camera arm that goes between the arm and the PFA120 or whatever you are mounting the arm to.What's this gasket for?
The that gasket goes between the adapter and the wall you are mounting it to. I think we are misunderstanding that you already have a junction box you are mounting to. If that is the case the PFA120 may not be necessary. There is also the gasket that came with the camera arm that goes between the arm and the PFA120 or whatever you are mounting the arm to.
Your video is set to "Private" and unable to view mate.I sent some logs to Andy a while back and am hoping to teamview with @Wildcat_1 to further diagnose but I had a new issue crop up overnight related to pan orientation. I was up letting the dogs out and heard a noise outside so I started looking around at driveways to see where it came from (I try to keep an eye out for car prowlers). After making one sweep through the yards the camera started moving super slow but the on-screen coordinates reported it thought it was doing fast 360 spins. I tried to home it several times with no luck on resolving it, even tried a camera reboot. I let it sit until later and it was still experiencing the problem. I moved it back and forth over the home position several times before it finally realized tracking was off and corrected itself. Problem starts about the 3:00 mark in the video below. At 4:40 I do a camera reset and it's facing about 90 degrees off of home and the slow-pan problem still exists. All of the controlling in the video was done through the BI iOS app. I experienced the same issue through BI5 when I went to try to correct it later this morning around 0800.
If you are referring to the adapter with the threads on top I believe that is intended for people doing a ceiling mount where they have a length of threaded pipe coming down from the ceiling and then screw the adapter into it. Then use the three screws to secure the camera to the adapter.Does the mounting adapter giving a more secured fit or is it mainly for the DIY'er using extra length of conduit? I don't see where I can thread the PTZ into place; the three screws included look relatively sufficient. If there is a way to simply a one handed installation that would be great
Its called a "Surface Mounting Block" and I got ours from Menards. Looks like Home Depot has them as well Ply Gem 6.625 in. x 6.625 in. White D4 and D5 Surface Mounting Block-BLK040H04H - The Home Depot. If you are still on the fence about the location of the camera they sell siding hooks you can use to hang without any holes to test locations - I used a couple toilet mounting bolts in the below photo. It allowed me to slide the camera side to side until I found a location where trees weren't blocking anything important I wanted to be able to see.Awesome! I greatly appreciate it I plan to mount directly to siding and caulk around it
Completely my bad! I didn't realize my POE switch was NOT POE+. I gave the camera a great review on Amazon since, and it has been great.Never assume, you can find out in the first post.
No, it does not come with a power supply, it is intended to be powered by POE+, which would come from your network switch. Google is your friend.