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    setting up continuous recording plus triggers ?

    yeah, guess I need to learn how to view all that in BI. I'l enable that on my favorite camera and see what I get.
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    setting up continuous recording plus triggers ?

    can someone point me at some basic stuff about how to configure BlueIris to both full time record a camera, and process triggers? I've got it running now on 7 cameras just saving videos that start 10s before a trigger and are a minimum 30s long. I've played with DeepState AI triggers, but...
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    PoE Switch Suggestion List

    Fwiw the newer Ubiquiti U6 stuff does work with 48V PoE...
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    PoE Switch Suggestion List

    those are not standard compliant, and probably won't work with any cameras, UNLESS the camera specifically says it will work with a 'passive' 24V injector. Standard PoE injectors are 48V and meet a IEEE 802.3af or 802.3at standard, the first is 12 watts for PoE, and the 3at is 25 watts for...
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    PoE Switch Suggestion List

    a managed switch allows you to 'partition' the switch into multiple networks known as VLANs. most IPcam networks just use one network for a whole big batch of cameras, and the camera addresses are all in the same subnet, and are statically assigned per camera when you set the cam up. if you...
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    Is there a bullet camera with 25x-30x zoom?

    even focal length is meaningless without also knowing the imager size. extreme example, but on my 2-1/4 x 2-3/4" film camera (55x70mm), 120mm is just slightly longer than 'normal', while on a 35mm full frame camera (24x36mm), 120mm is a medium long portrait or short telephoto lens, and on an...
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    SHORT focal range camera?

    this guy isn't nearly nerdy enough to deal with a raspberry pi.
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    SHORT focal range camera?

    I think my friend is going to give this one a try. https://green-backyard.com/collections/bird-box-camera/products/long-range-wireless-outdoor-ip-bird-box-camera/ While the owl box is on a little used workshop a few 100 feet from his house, its right next to a source of 120V power, so running...
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    SHORT focal range camera?

    a friend has an application for a camera that can take extreme closeups, like 6 inches to 2 feet, with a wide angle lens, and good night vision with minimal IR. I thought a IPC-T5442T-AS 2.8 would work, but they say minimum focus is 4.3 feet, which is just too far, and I suspect the 1-2 foot...
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    Millions of APC Smart-UPS devices vulnerable to TLStorm

    Indeed. each one is separately fused 30A in the main rv fuse panel.
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    Millions of APC Smart-UPS devices vulnerable to TLStorm

    the little PP connectors like I'm using are good up to 45 amps, they make larger PP connectors for 100s of amps, but certainly, they are for DC applications, I've never seen more than 48VDC used with them when I wired up my wife's ebike, I didn't like the supplied connectors they used for the...
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    Millions of APC Smart-UPS devices vulnerable to TLStorm

    OT, but I got a 2000W Pure SIne inverter from Renogy and installed it in my RV. Right now, it just powers a dedicated outlet(*). I'm amazed, with no load, switched on, it only draws about 1 amp from my 12V lithium system. Powering my wife's 1850 commercial grade hair dryer on high, it...
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    Millions of APC Smart-UPS devices vulnerable to TLStorm

    $JOBs used APC UPSs for years, mostly SmartUPS in the 1200-3000 VA range... I experienced way too many battery over-charges, 2-3 year old batteries all swollen due to lack of proper charge management. I'm a big fan of Eaton PowerWare UPS, especially the online true sine wave ones.
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    IR light rope

    my 30 degree spot has 3 focused LEDs, and I put diffuser* tape over two to better balance the foreground. the beam is aimed at that 'tree cave' of a driveway entrance. * ok, 2-3 layers 3M/Scotch "Magic Tape"
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