Discussion in 'Home Automation' started by classna, May 3, 2015.
Ran across this today too.
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I run a PL960M at my friends house since 2 years. After upgrading the fw to the latest version available (got it from a canadian site) problems are gone. Notifications do not go "over-the-air" in his case, but on a local android tablet. Video of visitors gets recorded with an synology surveillance station. He is quite happy with this solution so far.
Due the fact the device is not cheap enough, I bought a myself a Ebell ATZ-DBV03 for about 50$. Actually great looking device, with pretty good finish for my understanding, but you have to use the chinese cloud solution, which I do not trust (off course!).
Therefore I hacked the device and now I am free to do with it whatever I need. I wrote my own programs (MQTT client,IP push notfication,...) that make the doorbell work even without cloud and internet.
I am able to cross-compile any c-code so that it will work on the doorbell. Next step is a SIP client, to connects it to my asterisk.
I’m looking for a doorbell cam that I can get the video and audio to Blueiris. As well, I currently have an Aiphone intercom in my house which I’d lose if I put in a Ring doorbell or something. Any suggestions on how to keep the Aiphone AND get a doorbell cam that integrates with Blueiris??
Any info on this / anyone try it????
I have a SkyBell HD (over a year now) and so does a security installer who came by last week. When I asked him about video latency and general flakiness, he says the other brands pretty much have the same issues.
We'll probably have to wait for an Ethernet-connected doorbell for sufficient reliability... ...but then for most of us, we'll have to figure out how to get Ethernet to the doorbell. Personally, even though I would not buy the SkyBell again, I'd wait until a wired doorbell is available before replacing it.
Anyone using one?
Pretty tired with Ring's closed source BS and crappy connectivity.
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Seems like with the existing wire already there wifi or some kind of powerline network would be ideal. I have devices all over the place using wifi reliably. Maybe something with the antennas or size or house siding interfering....
Come to think of it, you're right - plenty of mobile devices and TVs have solid video connections through WIFI (in all our houses).
Could it be that the doorbell wire doesn't supply enough power?
No one seems to be able to build a reliable video doorbell - I don't know whether I should laugh or cry - it's like a bad joke. Maybe I should just mount an old iPad at the door and provide a button!?
I always prefer the wired version instead of wifi connectivity. The ring pro mainly depends on a strong wifi signal for total reliability (the new ring elite offers both). But with Ring products, if you need relay contact closure, your only option is using a third-party partner products. I'm currently bench testing a DoorBird, model D-202 for replacing an old intercom system. So far, is working strong. It is poe mode-a, meaning you will only use 2 pairs of the cat-5e (power and data), providing 2 extra pairs for interfacing other products. In my case, connecting a wired contact for opening the remote gate and to activate a separate (wired) chime inside the house (it will be connected to an 8-zones wired intercom, which will provide the "ding-dong" chime at all stations, but no audio exchange between both systems). That kind of flexibility is not offered by the Ring products (no experience with the Skybell, but I understand is also limited on interfacing). Besides, the DoorBird is Onvif compliance (add to your nvr for 24/7 recording) and also SIP (tested with Grandstream GXV series)
fyi grandstream has its own video doorbell that is also onvif compliant and available for 309 via ebay...GDS3710, Video Door System- Grandstream Networks
there is a thread that discusses doorbird and some firmware flaws...for at 550 the 202 is expensive..particularly considering its got a 720p camera..
Seems to be pretty similar to the PL960M from my friend. Well, WiFi is not that good, if you use ethernet it's quite ok.
I finally got a DAHUA VTO2000A - that is in fact exactly what I needed (SIP!). No WiFi (just ethernet), but I never needed that anyway.
Yes, i'm aware of the GS door station solution. For this particular project. all devices need to be flush-mounted, since all keypads will be installed in the wall
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