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  1. Gigapalooza

    Dahua NVR, IVS snapshot option

    So glad you took the time to detail what has worked and what hasn't. It's baffling to me that snapshots of filtered activity are not a feature. Most would like to have an 'at a glance' view of the day's events. You're the first person to actually tackle the problem head-on... thank you! I have...
  2. Gigapalooza

    Dahua NVR, IVS snapshot option

    I have similar questions - have posted several times, but have unfortunately never heard of a solution. It seems like a reasonable expectation of an NVR, and the interface even shows snapshots of events - yet those snapshots are not available on mobile apps, and difficult to set up (impossible...
  3. Gigapalooza

    DMSS w/Dahua DVR Video Clips - are thumbs an option?

    So, specific to the app view - no thumbnails? It appears the app was designed to include them given the use of a placeholder image. I'd be curious to know is Blue Iris includes this. Thank you.
  4. Gigapalooza

    DMSS w/Dahua DVR Video Clips - are thumbs an option?

    Dahua DVR has thumbnail images of triggering event, which is useful and exactly what I would expect. However neither DMSS nor iDMSS Plus apps (iPhone) show thumbs, only a default placeholder image. Has anyone found a mobile app that can/does show the thumbnails or even managed to get to them...
  5. Gigapalooza

    Tutorials For Setup of Dahua cameras?

    Your long condescending reply underscored the point I was making. Thank you.
  6. Gigapalooza

    Tutorials For Setup of Dahua cameras?

    Thanks for clarifying!
  7. Gigapalooza

    Tutorials For Setup of Dahua cameras?

    I completely agree with your findings (or the lack thereof). PROS Dahua cameras are of good quality in build and images. Feature rich - on par with other brands. Fair pricing through 'grey market' resellers like Andy (he's very good in response / fast shipping as well) CONS Positioned solely...
  8. Gigapalooza

    Dahau video clip 'placeholder' thumbnails

    NVR5216-16P-4KS2E Using DMSS HD app on iPhone and iPad. The playback interface implies that representative thumbnails can populate the events, vs. default thumbnail. I've never found a way to accomplish this. Anyone found a way to accomplish it or is it even a feature? As I see representative...
  9. Gigapalooza

    IVS camera settings vs NVR IVS settings

    No sorry accepted, unless you designed the interface(s) - ha!
  10. Gigapalooza

    IVS camera settings vs NVR IVS settings

    I understand IVS rules are set on the camera. However, the record settings on the camera appear to relate to LOCAL storage (SD Card). Yes? No? It's unfortunate how complicated unclear the various pieces are. I'm usually good with all things low-voltage and web based technologies, but IP camera &...
  11. Gigapalooza

    IVS camera settings vs NVR IVS settings

    One remaining question I would have is if you put settings on the NVR side how do you undo those safely and cleanly?
  12. Gigapalooza

    Synology Surveillance Station advanced settings

    I have one of my cameras on an DS920+ and used the settings below. However, I had to choose a different model as it did not recognize my IPC-B5442E-ZE. Overall, the features are very good, but not $50 a camera good. I'll likely move to BlueIris at some point (currently on Dahua DVR).
  13. Gigapalooza

    Synology FTP + Dahua IVS events

    I’ve found the same issue testing on my DS920+ It appears to be uploading all motion snapshots vs. IVS events. It’s frustrating and confusing. The NVR software is a maze of choices not well documented. Apparently, the only choice is moving to Blue Iris, but I haven’t had the time to go down...
  14. Gigapalooza

    Are Dahua NVR event 'thumbnail images' visible on any mobile apps?

    Anyone? The lack of images seem to imply snapshots or representative thumbnails can be used
  15. Gigapalooza

    DMSS mobile app thumbnail images - supported?

    Running Dahua NVR5216-4KS2 with mostly IPC-HDW5442T-ZE cameras. In the DMSS and DMSSHD apps, it seems there are placeholder images where snapshots should be showing up - representing events as viewable on the NVR. Is there a way to get these populated with actual snapshot images?
  16. Gigapalooza

    Good choice for a porch view?

    UPDATE: After factory reset and being careful to NOT apply IVS rules to more than one of the 2 cameras, I was able to successfully run IVS rules. This camera's features are highly misrepresented IMHO. But I'll be able to work around it's limitations.
  17. Gigapalooza

    Good choice for a porch view?

    Curious to know if you own one of these? I purchased one from Andy, but am finding it appears to be limited in IVS options - will not recognize rules such as 'abandoned object'. Nor does it support SMR, which I did not realize. For all the success I've had so far with Dahua and Andy, this may...
  18. Gigapalooza

    Are Dahua NVR event 'thumbnail images' visible on any mobile apps?

    The DMSS app uses placeholder thumbnail images for event snapshots. This leads me to believe actual snapshots could / should be available. I've set all events to record snapshots as well as record. One can see in the NVR interface - there are lovely cropped images. This would be an ideal way...
  19. Gigapalooza

    Dahua ip camera garbled audio (solved)

    WOW - thank you so much. I didn't think to dig there. Like most Dahua app/interfaces, this setting's location makes no sense.
  20. Gigapalooza

    Good choice for a porch view?

    I knew someone was going to say that. And for networking in general I would agree. However, for IP cameras I could not find evidence of benefits for 6. 1000Mbps is plenty for a camera, and 5e is easier to 'fish' / less bulky. The one CAT 6 cable I do have was harder to run, and more difficult...
  21. Gigapalooza

    Good choice for a porch view?

    Appreciate all the fast input. I knew that angle was not ideal - it was left over from years ago and was surprised it was usable on the new setup. Now to run CAT-5e in the attic before it gets hot.
  22. Gigapalooza

    Good choice for a porch view?

    All other cameras are Dahua/current and I’m continuing to add. The front entrance is covered by this one.
  23. Gigapalooza

    Good choice for a porch view?

    I’ve seen that one. Excellent suggestion. Thank you!
  24. Gigapalooza

    Good choice for a porch view?

    I should have added that I do plan to reduce the height as well - yes, good point. And the goal is to receive intelligent alerts when packages are dropped, or someone rings the doorbell - we can see who's there / what's there, etc. Simple motion sensing made that goal impractical. Even better- a...
  25. Gigapalooza

    Good choice for a porch view?

    I’m currently running several IPC-HDW5442T-ZE cameras and are connected to a NVR5216-4KS2. One old Foscam is integrated into the mix at the front door. (Pictured below) Now that I realize the importance/usefulness of SMD vs. basic motion detection - I want to upgrade. However, I think a...
  26. Gigapalooza

    Dahua ip camera garbled audio (solved)

    I too am experiencing the garbled audio, but had already disabled the noise filtering. It seems the poor sound is only a problem when playing back on iOS (iPhone, iPad), but sounds fine on a PC. Curious to know what audio codec and bitrate everyone uses, and if that helps. (AAC vs. G711a, etc.)
  27. Gigapalooza

    5216 PoE vs 5432 no-PoE noise level

    I'll be moving to BI at some point so you'd be wise to start out that way. NVRs are faster to get up and running, but the interface and usability haven't evolved as much as they should have over the past 10+ years.
  28. Gigapalooza

    5216 PoE vs 5432 no-PoE noise level

    The 5216 is noisy, but easy to fix by replacing the fan: https://www.amazon.com/Noctua-NF-A4x20-5V-3-Pin-Premium/dp/B072Q3CMRW/ I did just that and it made all the difference. (confirm that size fan before you order though - I was looking at two sizes...I think that's the one I ordered)
  29. Gigapalooza

    Ready to commit - point me in the right direction please

    Thank you - very good advice. And I don't think I'd stumbled onto his actual email before, so that's golden info!
  30. Gigapalooza

    Ready to commit - point me in the right direction please

    I too am a curmudgeon I guess. I already have too many PCs, NAS, and other things with blinky lights. The single purpose NVR would get me up an running the fastest - and I could take my time indulging/testing BI. Thank you.
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