1. wopi82

    Review of Dahua NVR5208-8P-4KS2E + Dahua HFW7842H-Z cooperation

    I hate to hear my recorded voice. And my spoken language really sucks. Just turn down the volume if you can't stand it ;)
  2. S

    IVS and Alarm Centre help

    Hi all, I am having a frustrating time trying to figure out how to use the new upgraded user platform and the alarm centre with IVS activations. I have 4 x IPC-HDW4431EM-ASE, on a NVR4108-8P-4KS2 running the new V4.001.0000003.1 software. I think the new software is fantastic but can't seem to...
  3. ChappyEight

    Preliminary Layout Review Request

    It's difficult to put into words how much I've learned from this site. That said, I am happy to admit when I don't know what I don't know. So, that in mind, I'm hoping you'd be willing to give some feedback on my current plan. I've got a Blue Iris box ready to go, so I'm to the "buy some...
  4. S

    Amcrest UltraHD 4K (8MP) Review

    I have been using this camera for about 1 month and have to say it is one of my best cameras. The 4k quality is very nice. The wide angle lens is very nice. I don't have exact numbers, but pretty much any car that pulls into my driveway and I easily read there licence plate. What I like most...
  5. Burton_Flooring

    (8MP) IPC-HFW1831E Review

    (I consolidated my posts from another thread to make info on this camera a little easier to find. Please check out the video clips towards the bottom of the post.) I'll post more pictures later, but here's some to wet your whistle. I found that enabling WDR on the 1831E is neither very...
  6. Crazykiller

    Dahua IPC-HDW4431EM-ASE review

    I tested the IPC-HDW4431EM-ASE for a few days now and got most light conditions to compare with the IPC-HDW4231EM-ASE. If you feel a light situation is missing, just ask for it and I'll try to get it recorded, as long as the cam will stay on my testbench. At first the specs and unboxing of the...
  7. T

    Review: Dahua Starlight Mini PT Dome SD12200T-GN

    The SD12200T-GN is a compact lite series pan and tilt camera with a starlight sensor and fixed lens. It’s basically the offspring of the Dahua Starlight Mini-Dome 3.6mm (IPC-HDB4231C-AS) (which is F2.0) and the older Dahua 3MP 3.6MM Mini Pan/Tilt Video (ipc-hdb4300f-pt) This camera does not have...
  8. wopi82

    Dahua IPC-HDW4231EM-AS review

    I've been playing with Dahua IPC-HDW4231EM-AS for a few months, so I've decided to share with you some thoughts about it. Maybe it will be helpful for somebody willing to buy a CCTV camera. First, some background. As a total beginner in the topic of security cams, before deciding on the camera...
  9. nayr

    Dahua Starlight Varifocal Bullet Z5 7-35mm (IPC-HFW5231E-Z5)

    I bring you another starlight review, potentially a Dahua Starlight Varifocal Turret (IPC-HDW5231R-Z) destroyer we have right here; this is the Higher Varifocal Zoom version of the Dahua Starlight Varifocal Bullet (IPC-HFW5231E-Z) and it should be basically identical in performance; except it...
  10. nayr

    Dahua Starlight Fixed Lens Turret (IPC-HDW4231EM-AS)

    I present yet another Dahua Starlight, this time a fixed lens turret.. We'll see how this compares to the Varifocal.. I got a 3.6mm and it'll be going right next to my backdoor to replace my aging 3MP 4300S Bullet. This is an all metal turret with full range of adjustability for suiting any...
  11. nayr

    Dahua NVR 5216-16P-4KS2

    Present the Dahua Pro NVR 2 Disk 16CH 16PoE+ 4KS2 (5216-16P-4KS2) Initial Impressions: I'm directly comparing this to my experience w/a 4216-4K.. I have 10 Channels of 2MP-4MP cameras on H264 & H265 connected via external PoE, I will not be using any of the internal PoE ports on this. Built...
  12. nayr

    Dahua Starlight Recessed Dome PTZ (SD52C225U-HNI)

    Present to you the smallest intelligent starlight ptz on Dahua's lineup, this is the 25x there is also a 30x available for consumption: This is gong to upgrade Dahua Mini Black Face PTZ (SD29204S-GN) I currently have at my front door, it does NOT have built in IR and I am using external IR...
  13. nayr

    Dahua Starlight Varifocal Bullet (IPC-HFW5231E-Z)

    I bring you the twin brother to the 2016 & 2017 Camera of the year! another true low light destroyer that can be had for under $200 USD.. This is the little brother to the Ultra Starlight Bullet and physically looks identical in every way. This is a metal full sized bullet, the only...
  14. nayr

    Dahua 4MP Varifocal Bullet (IPC-HFW5421E-Z)

    I present Dahua's Eco Savvy 2.0 4MP UHD Varifocal Bullet: Potential Uses: License Plate Reading / Overview / Indoor Industrial (Garage/Warehouse) Verdict: Not yet rendered, check back again soon. Disclaimer: This camera was provided to me in exchange for a fair and unbiased review by...
  15. nayr

    Dahua Starlight Varifocal Turret (IPC-HDW5231R-Z)

    I bring you the 2016 & 2017 Camera of the year! the true low light destroyer, and guess what? Its got a sensor size the same as the average man's, normal 1/2.8 Sony Exmor-R.. just proof that its not how big it is; its what you can do with it.. lol, sorry I know that was not classy but I just had...
  16. Abbell

    Cantonk 4MP Camera

    CanTonk Camera Review Background First, let me offer some perspective. I am not a techie to the extreme as many here are. I am a jack of all trades for better or worse. I do not have limitless resources to play with my toys. I am the sole provider in my house and my disposable income is usually...
  17. nayr

    Dahua Mini Black Face PTZ (SD29204S-GN & SD29204T-GN)

    Under $170 Shipped, compared to my IPC-HDB4300F-PT Mini Pan-Tilt I got a year ago for $167 Shipped this camera is PHENOMENALLY BETTER! Note since this review this camera has been discontinued and replaced with the SD29204T-GN, it appears to be much the same, however with a different image...
  18. Overcon

    Replacement Site for

    As most, if not all, of you know that Carl of passed away suddenly in March and he is missed tremendously by me and many others. God Bless Carl and your family! I miss his knowledge, his enthusiasm, his great reviews and his love of helping others. But with him...
  19. N

    Dahua SD42212SN-HN 1080P Mini PTZ Dome Review

    Here's my latest review on the Dahua SD42212SN-HN 1080P Mini PTZ Dome. » Dahua SD42212SN-HN 1080P Mini PTZ Dome Review Network Camera Critic
  20. lojix

    Review - TOP-201 Super Mini 720P HD IP-Cam (The Cheapest IP Cam So Far !!)

    This review has taken me a little while to put together, but it was inspired by another post in the forum Disguised/Hidden IP Camera Recommendations. While assisting the OP with a solution, I came across the TOP-201 Super Mini 720P HD IP-Cam at a well-known ‘free-shipping’, China shopping...