- Jun 1, 2017
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Here's the good news. That RTSP URL is valid for this doorbell camera.Chatting with LTS Support this morning:
"There currently is no web interface and that is only a 2MP camera."
"The RTSP paths are not available at this time as well."
It's DEFINITELY going back.
Also FYI, it appears to be the same firmware as this prior HikVision device.
That device provided the following RTSP stream URL:
Here's a Technical Bulletin from HikVision regarding that prior device.
Glad to hear at least that's working. Is the stream feeding BI of better quality? Maybe the app is using a severely compressed stream?
The RTSP stream as viewed through VLC appears in much better quality. I suspect the smartphone app is using a lower quality stream, because they know higher quality isn't required for small screens. Going back to that older intercom device, there appear to be multiple stream URLs, so I'll try them later tonight. Right now, I just came home for lunch and wanted to try out several things.Glad to hear at least that's working. Is the stream feeding BI of better quality? Maybe the app is using a severely compressed stream?
It generates notifications on my phone. When I swipe the notification, it allows me to answer or reject the button-push.There's still hope!
edit: now that looks much better. It's back as a viable option for me instead of doorbird. Hoping it fairs well for reliability and functionality.
Does the Hikconnect app behave differently for the doorbell cam? Instead of just sending a notification to your phone, does it give an option to answer/reject like other doorbell cams?
Right now, I just came home for lunch and wanted to try out several things.
Ahem...isn't lunch over now?
The firmware is built much like that of an NVR - it's a common Hikvision header covering a cramfs.imgMore digging, more treasure.
This device is an intelligent terminal station of video intercom system with data transmission via wired network that realizes functions such as resident-to-resident video call, live view, remote unlocking and calling management center. The indoor station is easily installed indoor and the system is operated easily and fluently with touch-screen. It supports Maximum zone setting of 8-ch. By using it you can communicate with other residents or the management center, remote unlock the door of your building and view door station and public IP cameras of your community. It is mainly applied in intelligent building, large community, and other situations.
This device is an intelligent terminal station of video intercom system that realizes functions such as receiving and dealing with alarm information, remote unlocking and calling resident. The master station is installed in the management center and the system is operated easily and fluently with touch-screen, touch-key and mechanical key. It is mainly applied in intelligent building, large community and other situations
Hey there!! Thanks for chiming (pun intended) in!! The firmware is DEFINITELY a stripped down version of their video intercom from two years ago.The firmware is built much like that of an NVR - it's a common Hikvision header covering a cramfs.img
As with NVRs, some of the system files are encrypted, though in this case with a different scheme.
I'm guessing a bit - but it looks like the decryption key may be passed to the device from an external source, maybe some sort of activation / authorisation method.
The firmware may be a stripped down version of something for a more functional device, there are loads of menu items that seem beyond a doorbell.
Here is an example text :
I'll be pulling snapshots from the high-quality "main" RTSP stream using VLC, later tonight. Our house has two large carriage lamp fixtures, one on either side of the front door. Each fixture holds two 40-watt incandescent bulbs, for a total of 80 watts illumination on either side of the door. We typically leave the front porch lights on all night, so ultimately, IR isn't a huge issue for my use. Plus, the IR is only rated to 15 feet from the camera, also a rather short distance.Curious to see what the night time pics look like now.