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  1. Holbs

    BI + Home Assistant

    keep posting various HA + Blue Iris tips, tricks, automatiions ,etc. More and more people are getting into both. I was slammed into the process and have it barely working for my security needs. I know there is much to polish up...and even more to expand upon with this wicked combo of HA+BI...
  2. Holbs

    Hidden/Incognito Outdoor Placement Ideas?

    https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/so-i-roughly-have-installed-a-5442-6mm-birdhouse-camera-on-lamp-post-50-from-my-front-door-with-tire-slashing-incursion-discussion.52723/page-5#post-518523
  3. Holbs

    Blue Iris and CodeProject.AI ALPR

    going to have me starting using AI for that 'uh huh' cool factor :)
  4. Holbs

    Vto doesn't show in dmss live.

    For me...BI phone app works. Could it use some polish? Sure. UI3>BI Phone App. Too bad UI3 wasn't the phone app itself :)
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    Vto doesn't show in dmss live.

    Blue Iris with the help of the UI3 will show you multiview of a group of cameras
  6. Holbs

    MQTT Alert messages from Blue Iris - not firing?

    good info for me to go dabble in MQTT and Blue Iris again. Really haven't touched it since my tire slasher days. MQTT is so kewl :)
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    Do they make a 2 or even 3 port PCI NIC card? Or is better to go for PCI#1 NIC and PCI#2 NIC?

    this will be part of the business, as I want to jump into it. So sick and tired of so-called camera installers coming in with low-grade camera/nvr combo's with no fine tuning what-so-ever of camera image parameters (day or night), I know I can do a much better quality end result. I've seen...
  8. Holbs

    RJ45 Ethernet connection issues

    I have hired 4 new techs for my low voltage business. I had to go through this very topic (along with punching wire down on jacks). Forementioned miniature stainless steel screwdriver is a MUST. 1.) stainless steel is mandatory for this. Not graphite or oxidized. You need a smooth sliippery...
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    Do they make a 2 or even 3 port PCI NIC card? Or is better to go for PCI#1 NIC and PCI#2 NIC?

    ok...this sounds ideal. will get a reliable multi-nic card
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    Do they make a 2 or even 3 port PCI NIC card? Or is better to go for PCI#1 NIC and PCI#2 NIC?

    pfff...that was simple enough :) didn't even think to look on amazon for that stuff.
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    Do they make a 2 or even 3 port PCI NIC card? Or is better to go for PCI#1 NIC and PCI#2 NIC?

    Trying to build Blue Iris machine for a customer. 20 cameras. Through ideas suggested here, I want to break then into 2 groups going to 2 different POE switches for redunancy. To play it safe and simple, I am planning to add a single PCI NIC card. Was hoping to find a NIC card that can be 2 or...
  12. Holbs

    I didn't get the memo. H.264+ or any "+" is...undesirable? Also, AI codec...ewww.

    ah ok...big macroblocking vs small macroblocking.... I see the difference in reference to detection. Me <--- small brain. Need pictures. I also know. Fire = Hot. Dog = Friend.
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    I didn't get the memo. H.264+ or any "+" is...undesirable? Also, AI codec...ewww.

    macroblocks the parked car. In livestream? or recorded video via UI3 alerts?
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    I didn't get the memo. H.264+ or any "+" is...undesirable? Also, AI codec...ewww.

    Since I have the same model 5442 on my left & right driveway, I think I'll test it out. One will be h264, other h265 without the +
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    I didn't get the memo. H.264+ or any "+" is...undesirable? Also, AI codec...ewww.

    then to play it safe....h264 for me. dang it... 20+ cameras to change.....
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    I didn't get the memo. H.264+ or any "+" is...undesirable? Also, AI codec...ewww.

    sidenote: h264 is the same encoding used for Blu-Ray discs. Cool beans.
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    I didn't get the memo. H.264+ or any "+" is...undesirable? Also, AI codec...ewww.

    all of my 2mp and 4mp 5442's were using h264+ during my tire slasher. What issues were apparent between h264 and + ?
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    I didn't get the memo. H.264+ or any "+" is...undesirable? Also, AI codec...ewww.

    was not h264+ the hot topic item before the intro of h265?
  19. Holbs

    Recommendation for small interior camera (baby monitor)

    knowing my anxiety, I'd stick a Dahua SD6 series with 45x zoom in my baby room
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    I didn't get the memo. H.264+ or any "+" is...undesirable? Also, AI codec...ewww.

    I thought H.264+ was Da Thang when I started my IPCT venture. But looking through forum posts of AI codec and recording.... I now see the folks who know more about the voodoo black magic science of recordings suggest not to use any "+" even with the H.264. Can someone explain why? I know not...
  21. Holbs

    Location install possibilities

    Since you are inclined to the possibility of trenching, I'd slap a light post/birdhouse camera off to the right about 10' distance from the tree looking back at yellow/red area.
  22. Holbs

    So I roughly have installed a 5442 6mm birdhouse camera on lamp post 50' from my front door....with tire slashing incursion discussion

    For those that read this posting, I wanted to share my experiences of the actual purpose of why most of us here on this site go for the cameras & systems that we do. Could I have done what I did with a simple NVR and/or Ring cameras? I am not sure. From what I read, nope. Certainly not to...
  23. Holbs

    Have you switched from DeepStack to CodeProject.AI? Poll

    I ran deepstack with Blue Iris during my security tire slasher event. It worked 85% of the time for me for what I needed it to. I eventually switched to Dahua AI in the cameras that worked 100% of the time. I do have cameras that are non-AI that I may go with Codeproject in due time.
  24. Holbs

    Computer hard drive

    If finances are tight, you could start really low with a 1TB hard drive and upgrade later on when wallet allows you to. At least this way, you can get started. If I ran a very small TB hard drive, I probably would not run 24/7 continous recordings but instead just motion detected or IVS...
  25. Holbs

    POE switch needed?

    In regards to the DMSS app... I do feel it is very basic and generic. Wish it was more...modern? But anytime someone presses the call button, I get the notificaiton on my smartphone DMSS app 100% of the time and within reasonable time frame (less than 2 seconds). So it does 100% work. With...
  26. Holbs

    POE switch needed?

    My VTO has been running off a POE switch since day 1 without any issues (no power cycles, reboots, etc). Same for all my Dahua IP cameras, including the DC hungry PTZ. Now the question could come up... is it wise to run IP cameras off a POE switch? My answer...yes. Have I heard people having...
  27. Holbs

    Beware of Z-Wave 700 series controllers

    I gave up for now :) reverted back to Gen5. I'll deal with Gen7 or even Gen8 when my system gets.... more complex and I need the additional entity headroom, security, and range (which I need none of the 3 as of yet)
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    Beware of Z-Wave 700 series controllers

    by Silicon Labs Firmware: 7.18.1 Hmph...never noticed this post before. I acquired a series 700 Gen7 usb controller to upgrade over my Gen5 Aeotec at the beginning of 2022. Took me a good while to get around to seeing about upgrading to the Gen7 due to the biggy bug I kept reading about...
  29. Holbs

    DSC 1864 install opinions wanted

    All my resistors are inserted right before sensors. There are good YouTube videos about EOL resistors out there.
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