Review-OEM IPC-T5241H-AS-PV 2mp AI active deterrence cam

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  1. looney2ns

    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Dahua OEM IPC-T5241H-AS-PV from EMPIRETECANDY
    2MP WDR Turret AI Network Camera
    3.6mm lens

    Review unit courtesy of Andy (@EMPIRETECANDY) in exchange for a fair and honest review.
    Andy's ipcamtalk vendor forum: link
    Andy's AliExpress store: link
    Andy's Amazon store: link
    Andy's Email: kingsecurity2014 (at) 163 (dot) com

    Price Approximately US $130
    Link to camera on Andy's AliExpress store: US $125.0 5% OFF|Aliexpress.com : Buy New Model IPC T5241H AS PV 2MP Starlight WDR IR Eyeball AI Network Camera , free DHL shipping from Reliable Surveillance Cameras suppliers on Empire Technology Co., Ltd
    (price and link valid 06/21/19)

    The IPC-T model number is an OEM model number specific to EMPIRETECANDY

    2MP WDR IR Eyeball AI Network Camera

    > 1/2.8” 2Megapixel progressive scan STARVIS™ CMOS
    > H.265 & H.264 triple-stream encoding
    > 25/30 fps@1080P (1920 × 1080)
    > WDR (120 dB), Day/Night (ICR), 3D DNR, AWB, AGC, BLC
    > Multiple network monitoring: Web viewer, CMS (DSS/PSS) & DMSS
    > 2.8 mm fixed lens (3.6 mm, 6 mm optional)
    > 1/1 Alarm in/out, 1/1 audio in/out (Built-in MIC, Built-in Speaker)
    > Max. IR LEDs Length 50 m
    > Micro SD memory, IP67

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    Camera Image Sensor 1/2.8” 2Megapixel progressive scan STARVIS™ CMOS
    Effective Pixels 1920 (H) × 1080 (V)
    RAM/ROM 512 MB/128 MB
    Scanning System Progressive
    Electronic Shutter Speed Auto/Manual, 1/3 s–1/100000 s
    Minimum Illumination 0.002 Lux@F1.6
    IR Distance Distance up to 50 m (164 ft)
    IR On/Off Control Auto/Manual
    IR LEDs 1 IR, 1 LED
    Lens Type Fixed
    Mount Type Board-in
    Focal Length 2.8 mm, 3.6 mm, 6.0 mm
    Max. Aperture F1.6
    Angle of View H: 106°, V: 57°/H: 87°, V: 46°/H: 53°, V: 30°
    Optical Zoom N/A
    Aperture Type Fixed
    Close Focus Distance 0.6 m (1.97 ft)/1.2 m(3.94 ft)/2.5 m(8.20 ft)

    Artificial Intelligence

    Perimeter Protection Tripwire, Intrusion (Human & Vehicle classification)
    People Counting Support Line crossing/Region/Queueing people counting; Support 4 accesses independent detection, 4 areas independent detection
    General Intelligence Event Trigger Motion detection, Video tampering , Scene changing, Network disconnection , IP address conflict, Illegal Access, Storage anomaly
    General Intelligence Object Abandoned/Missing

    Main portion of the cam is still made of metal, but the shroud and the mounting base is plastic.
    Instead of a set screw, in it's place it has a push button to release the shroud. The push button is finicky in getting it to release the shroud. When all assembled, the shroud does not hold the ball tight enough to prevent the cam from being moved. Overall, the camera is not nearly as secure as the metal base and metal shroud provides.

    This cam has a built-in mic and speaker, plus it has auxiliary audio in and outputs, that can be selected in firmware. It has built in wave files that can be triggers via events in the camera that play out the speaker.
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    Daytime Video

    All settings factory defaults. Recorded and exported with Blue Iris.
    30fps, 4096 bit rate.







    Night Video
    The speaker volume on the camera is at factory default of 50%
    The siren sound can easily be heard 100ft away.
    The voice files are lower, and good for 30-40ft.

    Forced Color, only post lamp on, siren and flashing light test.


    Post Lamp off, B&W, Cams IR on, White Light on cam set to flash on alert.


    Cams IR turned on, Cams White Light set to stay on solid for 10 sec, Audio file changed from alarm.
    Then no IR, and white light set to come on for 10 sec.
    Next, cam forced to color, you will note that IVS can't see well enough to trigger the alert.
    Last, forced color with white light on cam on.


    Sound and sight from my point of view.




    Sound from 30ft away on another camera.


     
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    Barboots Getting the hang of it

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    Interested to hear more about this, particularly regarding the projection of the speaker and if it would be audible effectively from say 3-4 metres away.

    Regarding the "loose balls" ... would it fit into the metal base of any other lower-end Dahua cams?
     
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    @looney2ns Thank you for the review!! :)

    How is the picture quality (day & low light) compared to the HDW5231R-ZE?

    Is it possible to put the loose ball into the metal shroud and mounting base of the HDW5231R-ZE?

    How does the white LED strobe Light looks like? Do you think it could deter a burglar or is it more like a gimmick? (Would it be possible to upload a video with strobe light on?)
     
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    Video added to post #2.
     
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    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    This kind of new camera use new hardware, so can't put inside the old models anymore,as i know IPC-HDW5231R-Z and IPC-HDW5231R-ZE has same size.
     
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    EMPIRETECANDY IPCT Vendor

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    Let's wait @looney2ns to finish the testing, he got the camera on Friday and Staturday posted all daytime testing.
     
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    civic17 Young grasshopper

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    Interesting alarm audio with available custom audio files feature. Wondering is there a setting to set alarm to play only during customized hours like only after midnight? Or an event or IVS detection at a certain time that will trigger the alarm audio?
     
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    Curious too. The Active Deterrence in the 1831C-PIR supports that, so hopefully these do too.
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Yes, by setting different IVS rules. You can assign times to when the rules are active, thus choose when sound is active with which rule.
    The white light can be scheduled independent of different rules.
    If the rain ever stops, I'll get night video.
     
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    To go along with this cam review, @EMPIRETECANDY also sent the PFA-130e water proof junction box to try out.

    Review unit courtesy of Andy (@EMPIRETECANDY) in exchange for a fair and honest review.
    Andy's ipcamtalk vendor forum: link
    Andy's AliExpress store: link
    Andy's Amazon store: link
    Andy's Email: kingsecurity2014 (at) 163 (dot) com

    Price Approximately US $18.00
    Link to item on Andy's AliExpress store: US $17.1 5% OFF|Aliexpress.com : Buy Water proof Junction Box PFA130 E from Reliable box suppliers on Empire Technology Co., Ltd

    See what cam this junction box fits: https://www.dahuasecurity.com/asset/upload/uploads/soft/20181129/Accessory-Selection_20181124.pdf
    Spec Sheet: https://www.dahuasecurity.com/asset/upload/download/DH-PFA130-E_datasheet.pdf

    Properly installed, and assembled, it should provide good weather tightness.
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    Each lid screw has it's own water tight washer. IMG_20190624_141401184.jpg


    Grommet for cam cable to enter box
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    Two locations to use conduit.
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    Duh, just realized I had the cable grommet on the wrong side of the plate. See correction below.
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    Yes, easily heard 4 metres away.
     
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    civic17 Young grasshopper

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    Awesome videos. Thank you for your efforts. Looks like it has the no smart IR problem again? Can that newest firmware that Andy posted couple weeks ago address it for this camera?
     
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    @looney2ns Thank you for the night videos. Do you think this cam has a better low light video quality than the HDW5231R-ZE?
     
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    I wonder how this would to scare off the Critters feasting on my garden?
     
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    By the way, the IVS human and Automobile filters work as designed.
    If you set it for human, nothing else picked up.
    If you set it for Automobile, nothing else is picked up. ;)

    @EMPIRETECANDY
     
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    @looney2ns Just one question, as I've previously had difficulties with lower-end Dahua cameras. Does the camera work okay with the network pigtail coiled up inside the box?
     
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    Fourier Getting the hang of it

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    How did your neighbors like the siren testing at 10:30pm?
     
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    Would love to know this too. From the videos, it seems to be on par?