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New here. New to cameras. Ordered a Ankke I61dr to monitor my garage. Plan on buying 3 poe outside cameras shortly. Mounting and running cat5e or 6 to a switch and my AP is no problem. I've read the cliff notes doc.

I am buying a TV and long HDMI cable to hook up to a spare computer purposefully to run security software.

What I want to be able to do is watch TV in my living room and monitor my cameras via a second TV below the first that will connect via HDMI or another device (Chromecast) to the spare computer. I want it to switch between cameras every 10 seconds or so while recording each individually continuously.

How do I do this? What software do I need? Does blue Iris do this once I add the cameras? Is HDMI fine or is there a WiFi solution? I work in IT and am very tech savvy.


Any tips or ideas?
 

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You can go 2 paths:
1. HDMI splitter, extender over Cat-6/7 STP, matrix splitter/switch/extender. Monoprice has a good variety of these. Like this one for example: Blackbird 4K 4x4 HDMI Matrix Extender with 4 Receivers, PoC, IR, EDID - Monoprice.com there are other other options that use HDMI cables that are less.

2. Another PC, Fire TV, Nvidia Shield, android stick/cubox, etc. Some devices like roku have poor support for security cams. A device that has a wired network connection will perform the best. Software options include: TinyCam Pro, Blue Iris mobile, gDMSS (dahua cams), ivms (hikvision, hik makes annke)...
 
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Interpon

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Doing exactly that from ipad hik ivms4500 app..
All wired and seperate computer running ivms4200 pcnvr to record as needed and micro sd in all for backup
 
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