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I'm getting security login blocked out of my db1 doorbell cam for 30 minutes when I reboot my Blue Iris PC. I think this started around the time I upgraded to BI 5.0. Anyone else have this problem? (I searched this forum and Google several times with no luck).

After PC reboot, camera shows offline in BI. And when I try to login via browser to camera it says something along the lines of "Security limit reached, please wait xx minutes". A half hour after reboot, the camera is back online in BI and I can login to camera via browser. I checked BI camera settings and the limited settings in the camera config.

Tried changing a few options like watchdog timeout duration, unchecked keep-alives etc but nothing mitigates this problem yet. Well, I can turn off power to the doorbell and then it connects fine when it powers back up.

Other than at PC reboot the doorbell camera never loses connection unless I reboot router or wifi access point of course.
 

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I'm getting security login blocked out of my db1 doorbell cam for 30 minutes when I reboot my Blue Iris PC. I think this started around the time I upgraded to BI 5.0. Anyone else have this problem? (I searched this forum and Google several times with no luck).
Yes, I was performing system updates (Win 10) and a new update to v5 message popped up. So I updated BI and noticed that it didn't come on line in BI for about 20-30 mins.
 

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Yeah I have been seeing these odd little thing with each v5 upgrade :(
 

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Is there a way to know if someone ring the bell ? I would like to connect the doorbell to my smart home and send notification to the TV
to do that, I need some kind of API or MQTT to get the ring event. is it doable ?
 

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Is there a way to know if someone ring the bell ? I would like to connect the doorbell to my smart home and send notification to the TV
to do that, I need some kind of API or MQTT to get the ring event. is it doable ?
1) You can do it easily on motion (but not ring AFAIK) with trigger in BI to IFTTT assuming your Smart home system is open to IFTTT. For example, I have an alert on the driveway camera in BI to, on motion trigger, send request to https://maker.ifttt.com/trigger/GarageLightOn/with/key/xyz.. which turns the garage light on, but could just as well announce/message. If I had smart home compatible TV I'm sure I could get the message on the TV (e.g. Samsung SmartThings compatible TV). IFTTT

2) I have a motion sensor on my porch with SmartThings. I setup something called Google Assistant Relay on a Raspberry PI and with a Smartapp from the github developer on smarthings. On porch motion, my Google home announces "motion on the porch" which is great when delivery drivers leave something but fail to ring the doorbell (60% of the time). I could just as easily have db1 doorbell camera motion in Blue Iris trigger the IFTTT webhook in 1) above. Fun to setup, but not easy or quick: braytonstafford/google-assistant-relay

3) I've had a Z-wave Mimolite (the smaller dry contact bridge) attached to my doorbell chime for about 5 years. It notifies SmartThings when doorbell rings. SmartThings messages us on phone and also announces on Google Home via method in 2) above which is great when kitchen cooking noise drowns out the doorbell chime. Here is where I got this idea from about 5 years ago A simple way to get alerts when your doorbell is rung
 

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I was able to create the right tar.lzma file with a Linux VM but sadly, looks like there is a cramfs image built into the firmware file, and the tool I'm using doesn't create it. I could try compiling a modified cramfs but that is a bit tricky because I've never done something like that... guess I have to do some reading!! Hopefully there's no checksums or anything of the sort in this firmware file, like many other Hikvision cameras have, but I'm not seeing anything like that however which is a good sign.
Very nice, @Openlog ! I extracted and modified one of the audio files and hoped to flash a repacked firmware, but got in over my head. I started reading posts (like this) about modifying and repacking firmware but couldn't keep up. The first post in that 50-page thread was encouraging but overwhelming.

I feel like any software updates or progress on this model are becoming unlikely as the manufacturer and resellers have moved on to new models. But I still have hope that the community could make small improvements, even if that means only customizing the audio files.
 

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Very nice, @Openlog ! I extracted and modified one of the audio files and hoped to flash a repacked firmware, but got in over my head. I started reading posts (like this) about modifying and repacking firmware but couldn't keep up. The first post in that 50-page thread was encouraging but overwhelming.

I feel like any software updates or progress on this model are becoming unlikely as the manufacturer and resellers have moved on to new models. But I still have hope that the community could make small improvements, even if that means only customizing the audio files.
Yeah, sadly I just can’t figure it out! My biggest concern right now is just getting Onvif or at least the RTSP stream to work, because it constantly connects and disconnects from the NVR. Grrrrr
 
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Hi all!
I have two of that doorbell, one from Uniden (U-Bell) and the other from LaView. Now I'm reading all the posts on that thread, here my experience and my issues:
- Started with 2 Uniden U-Bell, both with resistor because i don't have a mechanical chime, both with original firmware. In one of them the button was stuck after a call, burned the resistor and then burned the doorbell (now I'm trying to repair it). Tried to use a relay (instead of a chime) as trigger for my domotic system to catch the calls and/or to verify stucked button or loooong press, no clue, relay doesn't work in that way. Any idea on how catch a long press or stucked button? Something that simulates a mechanical chime and gives me a clean contact
- The broken Uniden was substituted with a LaView (less price).
What I've seen with all the 3 devices:
- Uniden and LaView are the same hardware
- IR reflection is a problem an all devices
- WiFi signal is very weak, in open environment I had to place an AP near the doorbells. Here some data from LaView Doorbell and a Foscam FI8904W placed near the doorbell
Signal, DBm Noise, DBm Tx Rate Rx Rate Idle (Sec) Comment
LaView Doorbell -61 -96 12M 24M 0
Foscam FI8904W -42 -96 54M 36M 0

- LaView was updated to hikvision firmware V1.4.62_180809 via iVMS-4200 client
- Uniden can't be updated in previous way (wrong device is reported) and is at version V1.4.62_180726 --> Next step is try to update via sd card
- Both devices now report "No update available"
- All the devices have that issue: If I configure them in BlueIris (automaticaly found as onvif camera) the doorbell does not work correctly, sometimes the doorbell rings but no notification is received on phones, somethimes pushing the button does nothing... If I disable the cameras from BI all works correctly...
- The best app (android) is Hik-Connect, laView and Uniden gives me less feature and more bugs.
- Tried FTP feature, it works, but single snapshot is pretty useless. There is no way to upload the motion videos?
- Now I'm collecting motion alerts directly from the doorbell and I view recorded files from the Hik Connect app. LaView works fine, Uniden gives me an error (380355) during playback, didn't know if is a firmware related error or a problem with sd-card or wifi connection (in Uniden sd is 8gb in LaView 16gb). There is a way to download that videos on pc (without removing the sd) or to upload them via ftp?
- To get an integration with my domotic system I use an android phone with Tasker as bridge. Everytime someone rings Tasker sends and MQTT message to my server.

UPDATE:
Tried update via sd-card, does not work, still on 1.4.62 180726... Placed the digicap.dav file on the root of a fat32 formatted sd card and rebooted the device via button...
 
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Hi all!
I have two of that doorbell, one from Uniden (U-Bell) and the other from LaView. Now I'm reading all the posts on that thread, here my experience and my issues:
- Started with 2 Uniden U-Bell, both with resistor because i don't have a mechanical chime, both with original firmware. In one of them the button was stuck after a call, burned the resistor and then burned the doorbell (now I'm trying to repair it). Tried to use a relay (instead of a chime) as trigger for my domotic system to catch the calls and/or to verify stucked button or loooong press, no clue, relay doesn't work in that way. Any idea on how catch a long press or stucked button? Something that simulates a mechanical chime and gives me a clean contact
- The broken Uniden was substituted with a LaView (less price).
What I've seen with all the 3 devices:
- Uniden and LaView are the same hardware
- IR reflection is a problem an all devices
- WiFi signal is very weak, in open environment I had to place an AP near the doorbells. Here some data from LaView Doorbell and a Foscam FI8904W placed near the doorbell
Signal, DBm Noise, DBm Tx Rate Rx Rate Idle (Sec) Comment
LaView Doorbell -61 -96 12M 24M 0
Foscam FI8904W -42 -96 54M 36M 0

- LaView was updated to hikvision firmware V1.4.62_180809 via iVMS-4200 client
- Uniden can't be updated in previous way (wrong device is reported) and is at version V1.4.62_180726 --> Next step is try to update via sd card
- Both devices now report "No update available"
- All the devices have that issue: If I configure them in BlueIris (automaticaly found as onvif camera) the doorbell does not work correctly, sometimes the doorbell rings but no notification is received on phones, somethimes pushing the button does nothing... If I disable the cameras from BI all works correctly...
- The best app (android) is Hik-Connect, laView and Uniden gives me less feature and more bugs.
- Tried FTP feature, it works, but single snapshot is pretty useless. There is no way to upload the motion videos?
- Now I'm collecting motion alerts directly from the doorbell and I view recorded files from the Hik Connect app. LaView works fine, Uniden gives me an error (380355) during playback, didn't know if is a firmware related error or a problem with sd-card or wifi connection (in Uniden sd is 8gb in LaView 16gb). There is a way to download that videos on pc (without removing the sd) or to upload them via ftp?
- To get an integration with my domotic system I use an android phone with Tasker as bridge. Everytime someone rings Tasker sends and MQTT message to my server.

UPDATE:
Tried update via sd-card, does not work, still on 1.4.62 180726... Placed the digicap.dav file on the root of a fat32 formatted sd card and rebooted the device via button...

I'm with LaView as well, Hikvision app works just fine with it, including the ring from the button
I use BI to record 24/7 from it as well

P.S, I'm using this firmware
ftp://ftp.hikvisioneurope.com/Technical%20Materials/07%20%20Video%20Intercom/00%20%20Product%20Firmware/IP%20Door%20Bells/Wi-Fi%20Door%20Bell/V1.4.62/Build%20180515/VIS_28_H2_EN_NEU_V1.4.62_180515_For6003.zip

Older then yours.
 
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I'm with LaView as well, Hikvision app works just fine with it, including the ring from the button
I use BI to record 24/7 from it as well

P.S, I'm using this firmware
ftp://ftp.hikvisioneurope.com/Technical%20Materials/07%20%20Video%20Intercom/00%20%20Product%20Firmware/IP%20Door%20Bells/Wi-Fi%20Door%20Bell/V1.4.62/Build%20180515/VIS_28_H2_EN_NEU_V1.4.62_180515_For6003.zip

Older then yours.
Ok, Thanks.. I'll give a try
How do You do the upgrade (downgrade in that case)? From the web UI or by SD-card? I've tried sd update, on the Uniden, but without success. I'm placing the dav file in the root of a fat32 formatted sdcard and then reboot the device by pressing for 1seconds the reset button on the doorbel, is that correct?
 

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Ok, Thanks.. I'll give a try
How do You do the upgrade (downgrade in that case)? From the web UI or by SD-card? I've tried sd update, on the Uniden, but without success. I'm placing the dav file in the root of a fat32 formatted sdcard and then reboot the device by pressing for 1seconds the reset button on the doorbel, is that correct?
I did via the WebUI
 
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Tried both 180515 and 180726 on the LaView. If I'm recording with BI, the doorbell becomes offline in the hikvision app after some time.

The Uniden one works fine with 180726 (on a cisco router used as AP).

The LaView connects correctly, then, if I Enable the camera in BI, after short time it became "Offline" in the Hikvision Android App, the device is still online in blueiris and accessible via webUi. Only the hikvision app does not work, and so the doorbell function.

I think that the problem can be also caused by my AP, it's an UBNT NanoStation Loco 2, maybe it drops some connection, didn't know... Next test is with another AP and see what happens.

Now I'm watching at esp32 as network repeater, i've found for other applications that esp32 has very strong wifi signal and it's a real small device. The idea is to power it with the doorbell AC, with a bridge rectifier, a capacitor and a dc-dc converter.. Repeater firmware can be found here martin-ger/esp_wifi_repeater
 

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Does anyone know the advantages/disadvantages between the Uniden 171225 firmware (I’m in now via Uniden app upgrade applet) and the Nelly’s 180726? Any improvement in the motion detection zone settings etc? Is it worth the risk updating? I don’t have NVR or Blue iris (yet).


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Hi All. Has anyone successfully updated the firmware via the SD card? If so, can you walk us through it? In the 90 pages or so that I've read, this method for updating the firmware has come up several times but I can't find any instructions on how to do it.

Thanks.
 

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i thought it was done through wifi. i have not done it.. should it be? I had it almost 2 years ago.
 

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Hi All. Has anyone successfully updated the firmware via the SD card? If so, can you walk us through it? In the 90 pages or so that I've read, this method for updating the firmware has come up several times but I can't find any instructions on how to do it.

Thanks.
Uniden DB1 firmware upgrade not completing
Uniden DB1 firmware upgrade not completing
I hope the link works


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Here's my experience with this video doorbell:
- I have the Hikvision HES302W. I think this is the OEM Hikvision model.
- I am using a 16VAC 30VA transformer to power the doorbell and a Nutone mechanical chime. It's very important to have a stable power supply.
- The initial firmware was Ver 1.4.62 build 171219. It had the message "subscriber not available" if the doorbell went unanswered.
- Upgraded firmware to build 180809. Didn't like it as there is a continuous "ding-dong" at the doorbell, not the chime.
- Changed firmware to build 180726. One ding-dong at the doorbell and no "subscriber not available" message if doorbell went unanswered.
- This setup is perfect for me and all the features seem stable: wifi connection, hikvision app, motion detection and connectivity to dahua NVR.
- Used iVMS-4200 software to change firmware and change settings. No problems there.
- I asked for the firmware upgrade by SD card just in case something wrong would happen during firmware changes.
- Big THANKS! to all the contributors in this thread.
 
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- The initial firmware was Ver 1.4.62 build 121719. It had the message "subscriber not available" if the doorbell went unanswered.
Are you sure about the initial firmware build number? 121719 isn’t how they usually list it (year-month-day). I’ve never seen your initial version number.
Did you get the 180726 from Nelly’s?


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