Sweet! LTS is releasing an ONVIF compatible doorbell with SD card slot and 940nm IR

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So what's the verdict on these doorbells? I am setting up blue iris and cams around the house. We already have a Ring Pro that works great for the most part. But if I could get rid of the subscription and have it in BI I would prefer that. So long as it works as well as Ring and I can talk to people... Verdict? Will we be happy?
 

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This model works fine for monitoring and recording the doorbell camera with BI and I get ring events on the doorbell app. That's generally all I need. But I don't find the app useful or reliable for two way chat to answer the doorbell or recording events in the app itself. The app is just a little too flaky to be reliable for that.

Most would probably recommend the newer model discussed in another thread. There's a thread in here comparing different options but I don't think that's been updated lately.
 

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I have both don't waste your money on this one.
Should I get one at all? Ring Pro works pretty well for what it does. I value and use the feature where I talk to people at my door and have a two way conversation. It functions as an intercom.

Does that work properly and without much delay with the ONVIF doorbells? If so what is the best model?
 

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If you're satisfied with Ring Pro I would stick with it. The new one with ONVIF seems to work well when I have a chance to speak through it. I haven't used it much with people ringing the doorbell, dropping off packages then scurrying back to their car.
 

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This model works fine for monitoring and recording the doorbell camera with BI and I get ring events on the doorbell app. That's generally all I need. But I don't find the app useful or reliable for two way chat to answer the doorbell or recording events in the app itself. The app is just a little too flaky to be reliable for that.

Most would probably recommend the newer model discussed in another thread. There's a thread in here comparing different options but I don't think that's been updated lately.
heck my ring is incapable of 2 way audio. never has worked ever, either RING model both wired (Elite) and wireless (pro). this is with a 200mbps down, 25mpbs up inet connection.
 

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heck my ring is incapable of 2 way audio. never has worked ever, either RING model both wired (Elite) and wireless (pro). this is with a 200mbps down, 25mpbs up inet connection.
Have you tried one of the ONVIF doorbells to see how it works? I'm looking for comparisons. Our two way audio with the Ring Pro works but it isn't always perfect. Sometimes slow to load but the new Rapid Ring app has sped it up a bit. My mother's Ring Pro also works albeit a little slower. You may want to contact Ring support...
 

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Have you tried one of the ONVIF doorbells to see how it works? I'm looking for comparisons. Our two way audio with the Ring Pro works but it isn't always perfect. Sometimes slow to load but the new Rapid Ring app has sped it up a bit. My mother's Ring Pro also works albeit a little slower. You may want to contact Ring support...
There is a Hikvision hardware-based doorbell you may want to look into. it's seems to be a quite popular doorbell here on this site since its' thread is over 200 pages now.

You will find this post at New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera but I would recommend reading the FAQ / Guide on it over at New RCA HSDB2A 3MP Doorbell IP Camera

If Ring working out great for you then I would just stick with it.
 

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Seems like the HikConnect app received an update recently... Do people still get the option of live view when someone presses the door bell, before actually accepting their 'call'? These days I'm just getting a black call screen liked a normal phone call without any live video...

I'd like to see who is standing at my front door before actually deciding whether I want to talk to them. Can't seem to find anything in the settings....
 

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after a while my doorbell started buzzing so it's been off for some time now. i'm just holding out for a decent ONVIF ETHERNET doorbell.
 
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Seems like the HikConnect app received an update recently... Do people still get the option of live view when someone presses the door bell, before actually accepting their 'call'? These days I'm just getting a black call screen liked a normal phone call without any live video...

I'd like to see who is standing at my front door before actually deciding whether I want to talk to them. Can't seem to find anything in the settings....
I just verified mine is doing the same thing on my iPhone. I have no video when someone pushes the button until I accept the call. How ridiculous. Nice update...


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Should I get one at all? Ring Pro works pretty well for what it does. I value and use the feature where I talk to people at my door and have a two way conversation. It functions as an intercom.

Does that work properly and without much delay with the ONVIF doorbells? If so what is the best model?

i had the pro and now the ring elite, 2 way has never worked. it's false advertising if you ask me. i never got the app fully setup on my phone because it wanted too many permissions and i ain't giving the chinese all that extra acess on my phone.
 

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I just verified mine is doing the same thing on my iPhone. I have no video when someone pushes the button until I accept the call. How ridiculous. Nice update...
had a knock at the front door today, and yup, still no video on the iPhone Hik-Connect app. its just a black call screen similar to a normal phone call.

wtf is this...the video is the whole frigging point of having the camera doorbell, and they remove that function? smh...going to try some of the other apps (LTS, RCA, etc) to see if they work better or if there is a workaround

I was just playing around with it now. LTS app seems exactly the same as Hik-connect but I don't get calls probably because that requires signing up with the LTS connect account, which I didn't do.

on the iPhone, when you answer a call with the phone screen off it is just a "slide to answer" bar, but under the 'speaker' icon there is a "hik-connnect" icon where it switches to the Hik app so you get the live video. but i can't seem to find a way to get the video before deciding whether or not to answer the call...it did this before the app update (or maybe it was the iOS update)...maybe its in the call/phone settings somewhere
 
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I logged out of the Hik-Connect app and turned on notifications for my Uniden-One app and I’m back in business. I now see the person who pushed the button without having to answer the call. Uniden One App Version 1.3.1.190213. Device version 1.4.62 build 171225. iPhone 8 iOS 13.6


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For the last 6 months or so, I've gotten color at night (no IR), which has been great. Haven't changed a thing and now it's switching to IR at night, which is unfortunate. A side result of this is I get a motion detection each night when it switches from color to b&w and I'm wondering if anyone has had that experience and if they figured out a way to stop it from doing that. Just curious what the newest firmware that's out on this unit right now (I'm guessing not much, sense there's a newer model). Just curious if anyone with a Mac computer has been able to use live view with a web browser after updating to Catalina OS? I upgraded and locked myself out of that option, unfortunately, as the plug-in no longer works. iVMS-4200 works decent, but live view gets choppy after about an hour of viewing (resetting the image goes back to non-choppy for about an hour). Playback of recordings is never choppy, just live view. Thanks
 
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My Uniden has been loosing the 32 Gig SD card connection periodically. I’ll check the status and it will show storage status “Not Initialized”. The way I fix it is to take the cover off and remove/reinsert the card. Then, restarting the app usually fixes it while maintaining my previous recorded videos. Recently, this error is happening almost daily. Anyone else have this issue with any brand of this HikVision doorbell? Any known permanent fixes? I haven’t tried swapping out the card yet.


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For the last 6 months or so, I've gotten color at night (no IR), which has been great. Haven't changed a thing and now it's switching to IR at night, which is unfortunate. A side result of this is I get a motion detection each night when it switches from color to b&w and I'm wondering if anyone has had that experience and if they figured out a way to stop it from doing that. Just curious what the newest firmware that's out on this unit right now (I'm guessing not much, sense there's a newer model). Just curious if anyone with a Mac computer has been able to use live view with a web browser after updating to Catalina OS? I upgraded and locked myself out of that option, unfortunately, as the plug-in no longer works. iVMS-4200 works decent, but live view gets choppy after about an hour of viewing (resetting the image goes back to non-choppy for about an hour). Playback of recordings is never choppy, just live view. Thanks
Update: For whatever reason, the IR doesn't come on any more. I also resolved the choppy live view by using NVMS7000 instead. The main issue I'm having now is around 6:30 AM every morning I'm getting this while watching live-view (doesn't impact the recording on the NVR):
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I'm also getting random (maybe once or twice every couple days) full wifi disconnects from the camera, then it re-connects. Wifi signal is very strong at the point of the doorbell, so no idea what the issue is. I did upgrade the power supply to a higher AMP and I started noticing the periodic disconnects after this. I'm also considering to upgrade the to newer the HDSB2A version, but not sure how much it will resolve any of these issues. I'm sure there's something I need to program that I haven't - just haven't discovered what it is, yet.
 

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I logged out of the Hik-Connect app and turned on notifications for my Uniden-One app and I’m back in business. I now see the person who pushed the button without having to answer the call. Uniden One App Version 1.3.1.190213. Device version 1.4.62 build 171225. iPhone 8 iOS 13.6
sorry for the late update - finally got around to this, and YES!! it is working again as described above.

took a bit of effort to reset the device and delete it from my hik-connect, but finally back to how it was.

thanks muchly for the advice - until another update borks it again I guess...!
 
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