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  1. gabe323

    How do I choose a PoE switch for residential video security?

    If you don't need the managed features or gigabit ports try going with a dumb switch. Getting into the Unifi gear can be pretty addicting once you look at the management dashboard and see the missing supported devices...
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    Dell Optiplex VS HP Compaq for a Blue Iris machine

    Picked up one of the HP Elites off ebay with no cpu/hdd/ram and popped in an old 3770k and 16gb ram to move my BI server off of my gaming pc. It's been a champ so far after a month or so and it's pretty much silent compared to my poe+ switch. I do direct to disc recording for my five cameras...
  3. gabe323

    firmware upgrade advice

    You can upgrade through the camera's config page or through the config tool. Safest route would be to do a backup and then factory reset -> upgrade -> restore config -> reset all but user/network info. To be super safe make sure your camera's power is on a battery backup. Your camera's current...
  4. gabe323

    Dahua 2MP Starlight Lineup

    My other reply was based on the pic you provided and what I would want to do with it after my experience with a 25x Hikvision PTZ. The power requirement is 17w without IR and 25w with so a PoE+ 802.11at Switch or the included power adapter would be needed only.
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    Dahua 2MP Starlight Lineup

    I wouldn't go lower than a 45x zoom in your location so the SD6CE245U-HNI you listed above would be a perfect base model.
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    Review-Dahua Starlight IPC-HDW5231R-ZE 800 meter capable ePOE

    My switch says 5.2 and 5.3 for my two cameras at 100% IR brightness.
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    IR illuminator VS motion(solar)floodlights

    It's not that they get into the cameras they like to build webs in front of the lens area because flying critters are attracted to the IR. Dangling webs and flying critters will trigger alerts and mess up the view.
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    Dahua day/night switch utility - DahuaSunriseSunset

    Finally decided to give this tool and try and I'm stuck with the same issue.
  9. gabe323

    Full Video Review - Dahua SD1A203T-GN PTZ Mini Starlight

    Nothing that small or cheap.
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    Happy customer

    Had issues with Aliexpress but not PayPal.
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    Happy customer

    Just ordered my fifth Starlight from Andy today.
  12. gabe323

    PoE Switch Suggestion List

    It says "Fanless Quiet Design" and since it's unmanaged it probably shouldn't need any extra cooling.
  13. gabe323

    Reclaiming my gaming pc

    Looking to move BI off of my gaming pc and out of my room. I don't want to give up the native interface so I would like to avoid the web interface if possible. What's the best way to access that remote screen with as little lag as possible? Would something like RealVNC still be the best way...
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    PoE Switch Suggestion List

    I've been running on this TP-Link 16 port poe+ switch since the weekend and it's been great. If you need PoE+ there's basically that unit, two others with a 230+ power budget that's overkill for me or a Ubiquiti for nearly $300. It has some smart features that you don't need to turn on but are...
  15. gabe323

    Ready to take the dive... but.

    I don't think there's any good low light ptz cameras with auto tracking for under $500 besides that Dahua(might be indoor rated) without IR lights. I have the Hikvision 4mp 25x low light ptz for driveway overview and I've been happy with it. It has auto tracking which is great when it works but...
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  20. gabe323

    What is your experience with Sentry?

    Set my PTZ to record the community mail box all day and out of 27 alerts with visible people there were 11 that failed to register with the sentry icon. Included the fails below. It would be cool if we could get a filter in the clips section to show only sentry alerts.
  21. gabe323

    How to Resolve Dahua Night Vision Issues

    Can you raise it? I think the IR hitting the ground is causing your issues.
  22. gabe323

    Latest New 20190111 Firmware for DH_IPC-HX5X3X-Rhea

    You don't want to install it and Andy already pulled it since there was many issues with it.
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    Latest New 20190111 Firmware for DH_IPC-HX5X3X-Rhea

    Mine is still rebooting after the hard reset so now it's Uninitialized and rebooting itself. Trying to be quick about it won't help either since the camera settings page was 404 even while the camera was online for the 5-40 seconds it worked.
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    Latest New 20190111 Firmware for DH_IPC-HX5X3X-Rhea

    My Z12E was rebooting 5 seconds after coming back online in BI after I upgraded to this firmware. I powered it down and back up and that made it last about 40 seconds before restarting so now I'm trying a hard reset.
  25. gabe323

    Hazy Ring

    I have the same camera and the same issue so I just moved it around to decrease it as much as possible. I sometimes run it with IR off since there's another camera near which also puts out some IR in the same area. I think it's just that style of bullet since I never had any IR reflection issues...
  26. gabe323

    Question regarding long range subject with HFW5231E-Z12E

    With this camera about ~250' out according to Google Earth. It's not normally in this position so I don't have any night shots but I'll try to update with some later tonight.