Your front door install and captures ?

joshwah

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Hello just wondering if you could post up what your front door installation looks like and also what kind of Image it produces?
 

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I have the Dahua Dual Cam (see my signature for nomenclature).

Taken with my cell phone:

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UPS a little while ago:

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The other cam is pointed down so I can see packages:

Front Porch.PNG

I use backlighting (BLC), otherwise foreground objects/people are too dark.
 

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I have the Dahua Dual Cam (see my signature for nomenclature).

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I use backlighting (BLC), otherwise foreground objects/people are too dark.
Thanks @beepsilver

Looks like a really sweet setup. Have you shared how you ran the cable to that location on the forum?
 

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Thanks @beepsilver

Looks like a really sweet setup. Have you shared how you ran the cable to that location on the forum?
Just drill into the wall from the outside, but don't breach the drywall on the inside...then feed the CAT cable in and grab the wire either from a lower outlet box or from the attic, depending on where you want to go with it. :cool:
 

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I do notice that it seems about 1/2 of the front door cams are around 7 or 8 feet off the ground. Is that too high for facial shots?
 

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I do notice that it seems about 1/2 of the front door cams are around 7 or 8 feet off the ground. Is that too high for facial shots?
Depends on how far you can shoot your load....

Too much? Couldn't resist.

I would say anything higher than head height becomes problematic - especially if the visitor is wearing a cap or looks down when approaching the door.
 

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I have the Dahua Dual Cam (see my signature for nomenclature).

Taken with my cell phone:

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UPS a little while ago:

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The other cam is pointed down so I can see packages:

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I use backlighting (BLC), otherwise foreground objects/people are too dark.
I like the idea of that.
I've had the idea to use a pinhole camera behind a peep hole in the door. This gives me the idea to have one above the door directly down.
 

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I like the idea of that.
I've had the idea to use a pinhole camera behind a peep hole in the door. This gives me the idea to have one above the door directly down.
You may want to try rotating an existing 16:9 camera by 90 degrees. Especially in narrow environments where you don't need wide FOVs. If you rotate, you'll be surprised how you can get darn near floor to ceiling range.
 

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You may want to try rotating an existing 16:9 camera by 90 degrees. Especially in narrow environments where you don't need wide FOVs. If you rotate, you'll be surprised how you can get darn near floor to ceiling range.
Can't remember the video I saw it in, but an Axis video shows them rotating the camera to 'corridor' view. Exact same thing and it would be ideal for a narrow front entrance.
If I were to do this idea using a door peep hole I would also need to be cautious about the peep holes lens angle on the camera lens (Unless I were to remove all the guts).
 

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You may want to try rotating an existing 16:9 camera by 90 degrees. Especially in narrow environments where you don't need wide FOVs. If you rotate, you'll be surprised how you can get darn near floor to ceiling range.
That's how I have my 5231 setup, in corridor mode. I'll try to get a pic later for OP, but I can see from doorsill to the ceiling of my porch.
 

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That's how I have my 5231 setup, in corridor mode. I'll try to get a pic later for OP, but I can see from doorsill to the ceiling of my porch.
Waiting on a pic of that cam mounting itself.
Trying to understand that you actually mount the camera with the window itself vertically instead of horizontally and then in your software you tell it to rotate the picture 90 degrees or "corridor" mode.
Is this correct ?
 

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Waiting on a pic of that cam mounting itself.
Trying to understand that you actually mount the camera with the window itself vertically instead of horizontally and then in your software you tell it to rotate the picture 90 degrees or "corridor" mode.
Is this correct ?
Yes, that is correct. You turn your camera by 90° so the 16:9 now becomes a 9:16... Much like all the dolts that record video on their iFruits as vertical (black bars on left/right side). Then, in your software (either camera's native gui or your NVR/BlueIris) you tell it to rotate the image by 90° (or 270° if you spun it the opposite way). It's a one time thing, and from them on you'll have that wide field of view dedicated to the height of the door.
 
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