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    What varifocal zoom will get me to 300-400'

    I'm wanting to get a general view of this area just to see what is going on, not ID someone. To get to that area they will pass several other cameras close up for ID purposes. That area starts at 300' away from where camera will be mounted. I know a 12mm zoom will not do, so I was thinking 32mm...
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    New cameras for new building

    In case anyone ever stumbles across this the correct junction box is PFA130-E for the 4K-X cameras. PFA121 does not work with 4K-X.
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    Stolen Dahua NVR now online

    Is there a way to figure out the IP address of a stolen Dahua NVR? A customer of mine had a break in a while back where they also took the camera system. Camera system was hidden so we have always assumed it was an ex employee that knew where it was. Fast forward a few months and the customer...
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    New cameras for new building

    Office was poor choice of words. Workrooms with multiple employees in rooms. I'm the only person with a private office and yes I have a camera in it as well. Never had a single employee complain. We use the camera footage all the time when we misplace things etc and all employees have view only...
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    New cameras for new building

    I've just purchased a new building for my IT business and want to install new cameras in my offices. The offices are roughly all 10x10 so not too big. What camera would you use in this situation? the plan is just one camera per office so I know there will be a blind spot in whatever corner the...
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    No video on NVR for new camera just black screen

    They were both set h265. Only works when both changed to H264. May need a firmware update on nvr.
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    No video on NVR for new camera just black screen

    I found a YT video that said change Encode Mode to H264 instead of H265 and video now shows. I guess new question is doesn't this NVR support H265?
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    No video on NVR for new camera just black screen

    Forgot to add video is just fine if I connect directly to camera via browser.
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    No video on NVR for new camera just black screen

    My Dahua NVR is only showing a black video feed when I add camera to NVR. Is this a common problem you can point me in the right direction? These are new cameras I just ordered from Andy being added to a existing system. Search only yielded one similar problem I could find but no solution was...
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    Need a varifocal lens for viewing gate 250ft away

    I've appreciated everyone's advice on here and made my first order from Andy yesterday. I'm looking for a camera for viewing a gate 250ft away in a well lit parking lot. I was hoping for Dahua 8MP varifocal but not required if there is a better fit camera for the job. The gate has tracking...
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    Is BI mobile as simple to setup as Dahua?

    VPN would be a nightmare for my situation although I do agree it is the most secure way. I manage a chain of gas stations and put the NVR on its own network to lower the risk of main network being compromised by NVR. My store managers burn through phones so frequently I would go crazy having to...
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    Is BI mobile as simple to setup as Dahua?

    Trying to talk myself into trying Blue Iris. One of the reasons I started using Dahua NVR is because the remote viewing is so simple to setup. No port forwarding or any of those headaches. Just plug in the serial number and login credentials and it just works. Is the Blue Iris mobile app similar...
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    Dahua 4K for low light night vision

    All I can say is my profile says N3wb under it for a reason, I don't work in this space so I'm just here learning a little. Honestly I like dome cameras so I have not even looked at bullet cameras. I haven't even seen the 4K-X for sale I guess because it is so new. What would be next best option...
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    Dahua 4K for low light night vision

    Recently installed some IPC-HDW2831T-AS-S2 and wasn't real impressed with the nighttime picture quality. I think my old 4MP dahua cameras were better. Any advice for which dahua 8MP camera looks best at night. This is viewing a lighted parking lot so not total darkness.
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    Stolen NVR

    Does anyone know of a network cabinet that uses better locks than the typical? Most cabinets just come with the lock that is just a metal bar that can be easily bent with a screwdriver.
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