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    Pulling (unsupported) video streams into your NVR with RTSP

    Before I purchased a hardware based NVR, I was using some enterprise NVR software and an older MJPEG camera as well as a 720p USB webcam. MJPEG = Motion JPEG. MJPEG was pretty common on older cameras / cloud cameras / consumer items. My Hik NVR only supports RTSP streams though - so these...
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    Hikvision - Surge damaged POE Repair

    I recently picked up a Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2/8P from a security company that was clearing out unused/old equipment. I was able to work with Hikvision to get the password reset, but the eight POE ports were all dead. No blinking/diagnostics on startup, no power to any cameras. I took a look...
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    Hikvision - Clearing Passwords and/or Loading Firmware via TTL Serial

    I recently picked up a used Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2/8P (at auction) that was password locked. The seller was unable to tell me where it was sold, and all the Hikvision offices I contacted (US, EU, AU, CN, HK) provided the canned "purchased through an unauthorized" channel response. The stated...