Best cams with auto tracking?

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100% cabling or power supply issue and been talked about many times on other threads on the forum.
Well can't be Poe+ switch, it's brand new, so that leaves wire which I wanted to replace anyway some point.
 

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More than likely the cable, but occasionally we do get a brand new dud power supply. If you have another power supply, I would try it to rule that out.
 

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If you made the cable, then make certain the cable is Solid Copper cable, and not Copper Clad Aluminum.
Also make sure the cable is 23AWG or 24AWG gauge wire.
And the connections where made with either the 568A or 568B wiring standard.
NO flat ethernet cables should be used....ever.
 

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If you made the cable, then make certain the cable is Solid Copper cable, and not Copper Clad Aluminum.
Also make sure the cable is 23AWG or 24AWG gauge wire.
And the connections where made with either the 568A or 568B wiring standard.
NO flat ethernet cables should be used....ever.
Cable is solid copper and heavy duty for ground use, actually I don't like it as it's not flexible. It's probably 4 years old cat 6e and 70 ft long. Previous Ptz didn't have an issue though
 
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Did you use dielectric grease on the RJ connector? Is it properly weatherproofed with a gland, self amalgamating tape and electrical tape? Even in a box, or other enclosure, moisture can build from the simple heating/cooling cycle between day and night. Over time that can produce problems, sometimes very little time before it starts going south.
 

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Did you use dielectric grease on the RJ connector? Is it properly weatherproofed with a gland, self amalgamating tape and electrical tape? Even in a box, or other enclosure, moisture can build from the simple heating/cooling cycle between day and night. Over time that can produce problems, sometimes very little time before it starts going south.
Waterproof connector been covered by self amalgamating tape for a year aside from that I didn't have a box or anything else. I will try redoing connection and put it inside box thanks for suggestion.
 

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One other dumb question. Is there a way to limit travel of ptz during auto tracking? Camera likes to wonder to neighbor door when he arrives home and I don't want to spook him that I am watching. I see the is "ptz limit" but not sure how to use it
 

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Yes that PTZ limit will limit how far it rotates left/right and up/down.
 

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IIRC you set the coordinates that you don't want it to move past. At least it is that way for the 49225, which I would assume they would do the same way.
 

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This is what I see in PTZ limit and none of the buttons do really anything. Couldn't find much online about this.

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One other dumb question. Is there a way to limit travel of ptz during auto tracking? Camera likes to wonder to neighbor door when he arrives home and I don't want to spook him that I am watching. I see the is "ptz limit" but not sure how to use it
Do they come home at a certain time every night? My thoughts are to move it to a preset that doesn't auto track, adjust the schedule on the IVS trigger, move it out of a preset when you see them coming and put it back after, or possibly draw a privacy mask around the area you don't want to track them through (but I'm not sure that would work, haven't tried it).
 

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Do they come home at a certain time every night? My thoughts are to move it to a preset that doesn't auto track, adjust the schedule on the IVS trigger, move it out of a preset when you see them coming and put it back after, or possibly draw a privacy mask around the area you don't want to track them through (but I'm not sure that would work, haven't tried it).
Unfortunately neither schedule or privacy mark will work. Schedule is random and camera follows any car tripped by wire on the street so if that car goes into driveway then it would also follow. It's a bummer I can't limit horizontal pan
 
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Unfortunately neither schedule or privacy mark will work. Schedule is random and camera follows any car tripped by wire on the street so if that car goes into driveway then it would also follow. It's a bummer I can't limit horizontal pan
Try adding a one-way tripwire that only tracks if they exit their driveway. I noticed my 49225 stopped tracking pedestrians exiting an intrusion zone when I had it set up to track when they entered. Not sure if it was a fluke or not as I haven't put a SD card in my camera quite yet, but it's worth a shot.

If it works, you can experiment with the schedule and parameters and possibly get it so it doesn't track them at all (as opposed to just exiting).
 

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Yeah do not use MD and SMD with IVS, just IVS.

Try just the intrusion box and see if that improves performance. If not, then try the tripwire.

But do not have the intrusion box be the whole field of view. If you do, that is how it starts that wander at first start to track and loses it. Ideally the subject needs to be as close to the center of field of view as possible in most instances.
Should I enable ROI. Don't know much about it.
 
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