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    Mac or Windows (Security Spy vs Blue Iris)

    You're running SS on a M1 now? Did you upgrade from an Intel? Thoughts on the M1?
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    Mac or Windows (Security Spy vs Blue Iris)

    We've a Synology RS3618xs NAS connected via 10gb ethernet. When considering the storage space we needed for a number of things and the performance we needed this made sense. Performance is considerably better than any USB/Thunderbolt option would be able to achieve. I'd not have done this just...
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    Door Station w/ 2 buttons ?

    Is there a good door station / doorbell that has two buttons (plus camera and possibly mic & speaker)? I'd like to be able to distinguish between someone standing at the door who needs someone to come immediately and a package drop-off that is not so urgent. So far those that I've found are...
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    Temp/Portable desktop/shelftop WiFi/PLA camera solutions ?

    Quick update. The cameras on the G.hn PLA's have had 100% uptime since I posted above.
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    Temp/Portable desktop/shelftop WiFi/PLA camera solutions ?

    Comtrend & NexusLink (same company I think) make a PLA that gets good reviews and has PoE. They use the G.hn standard instead of AV2. I got 3 Comtrend 9172POE's and have had them running for 3 days w/ one connected to the switch and 2 w/ cameras (Loryta IPC-T3241T-ZAS from Andy). Overall better...
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    Temp/Portable desktop/shelftop WiFi/PLA camera solutions ?

    We want to get 3 cameras that can be easily moved around our house. Most locations do not have easy ethernet access so I think either WiFi or Powerline (AV2). Our WiFi network is fairly robust (Five Unify Nano's, one Nano-HD and one AP-AC-Pro) but I think I'd prefer to avoid WiFi if possible...
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    Best E-Locks for exterior doors?

    We went w/ the Yale locks and so far so good. I've not done anything yet w/ a system for unlocking w/ Apple Watch and given other priorities that will likely be later this year or early next year but we'll see. BTW, all exterior doors are reinforced as manufactured. Most also have either 3...
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    Best E-Locks for exterior doors?

    Thanks all. I think we're going with Yale Assure SL's w/ the Control 4 Zigbee module. Unfortunately this will not allow us to unlock w/ our Apple Watches which would have been very convenient, particularly in the rain, but other bits ended up outweighing that.
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    Best E-Locks for exterior doors?

    It seems that there are a few that should be avoided as they are not very secure. I'd read somewhere a year or two ago to avoid Baldwin as they used a cheap circuit that was easily hacked and their locks could be drilled easily. Are there others that s/b avoided? Any that are especially good...
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    Designing a new system: Begin w/ 5231 as default cam and then find exceptions ?

    Thanks. Done. Here's part I of a draft plan. This is for the house. The studio will have a separate system as will the detached guest quarters. This is a combo private residence + commercial production facility so gets interesting from a legal/privacy standpoint. I'm thinking that many of...
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    4MP/Varifocal/Starlight? IPC-HFW5442E-ZE, N45DB7Z, Or ??

    Hi Andy. I THINK what I want for a base general purpose camera is 4MP / Varifocal / Starlight? Ideally turret but it seems for now bullet may be the only good option? These would fulfill about 17 positions w/ the remaining 10 a combo of PTZ and higher rez fixed focus. These seem good options...
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    Designing a new system: Begin w/ 5231 as default cam and then find exceptions ?

    There are no words to express my frustration with myself on this. I am usually able to narrow down to choose appropriate bits for various applications and hit a price/performance I'm at least somewhat content with but I've never met up with anything like surveillance cameras. Argh! Quick...
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    Designing a new system: Begin w/ 5231 as default cam and then find exceptions ?

    Thanks. I was hoping to stick w/ turrets but perhaps it'd be better to go with bullets (or some bullets) and put up with the spider web problems and more obtrusive aesthetics for the better image available (e.g., a 4m starlight)?
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    Designing a new system: Begin w/ 5231 as default cam and then find exceptions ?

    Here's one example where a longer lens would be helpful. This (darker blue) is on our porch which is long and narrow.
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    Designing a new system: Begin w/ 5231 as default cam and then find exceptions ?

    Thanks. One place I'd gotten that was: Starlight: Varifocal vs Fixed. Perhaps no longer accurate. I do really like the idea of varifocal to prevent me selecting the wrong FOV and in several cases it seems something longer than 6mm is necessary.
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    Designing a new system: Begin w/ 5231 as default cam and then find exceptions ?

    Here's what I'm able to do w/ IPVM's 23 month old Google Maps image. I'm just going through and doing 1 camera at a time.
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    Designing a new system: Begin w/ 5231 as default cam and then find exceptions ?

    Thanks. From what I've seen the varifocals, besides the zoom capability, have better optical performance than fixed?
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    Designing a new system: Begin w/ 5231 as default cam and then find exceptions ?

    Designing a surveillance system for our new house has suddenly fallen in to my lap so I'm trying to do so rather quickly. We are scheduled to move in on 5 Jun. The camera locations (27 in all) and focus points have been determined and pre-wired. I'm trying to pick the best cameras for each. It...
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    Camera Compare Sheet

    This seemed like a quite useful project. Is this info available elsewhere?
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    Mac or Windows (Security Spy vs Blue Iris)

    Thanks. Overall for our use it looks pretty good. The cost may be a killer though. We're still trying to decide but if all looks good I think we'll at least do a trial.
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    How insecure is OVRC?

    SnapAV are building OVRC in to every product they make or distribute giving techs full 24/7 remote access to every bit of equipment in a home including cameras. Techs can also view and presumably capture all LAN traffic. Extremely little info on their website about what they're doing from a...
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    Mac or Windows (Security Spy vs Blue Iris)

    Thanks. I did find the pricing on their website after a bit more searching. Not sure why I didn't see it earlier. SS is a bit of a tough sell from a cost standpoint when you consider the cost of a dedicate mac + SS license + POE Switch vs a much less expensive PC + much less expensive BI...
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    Mac or Windows (Security Spy vs Blue Iris)

    We are an all Mac place as well and all of our TV's are driven by Apple TV so SecuritySpy and their TVOS app are quite appealing. Can you give me some idea of their pricing. We'll have 22 cameras so I'm concerned it could get expensive. As well, that they hide it on their website is concerning...
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