Totally new to buying a cctv for a residential address. Been some dodgy things happening in the neighbourhood so been wanting to buy a system for a while now. I would like 5mp, 4 cameras, my budget is about $400 Aus, . Been looking on Ebay, lots to choose from. Found a Tmezon 5mp for $360. So are cheap systems ok or should i go a more well known brand like Swann and go with 1080p ?
Anyone know if it's possible to change the Amcrest NVR or 4K Cameras firmware to Dahua's firmware through rs232 or any other method? I know amcrest is a dahua OEM, like some of the Lorex stuff and I've heard you can change the lorex nvr to dahua firmware. Does the latest Amcrest firmware support all of the features of the dahua firmware? Features such as tripwire etc?
Thinking about testing the quality of these out for some of my tight budget customers, who still insist on having 4k cameras
Here's the backstory: I received an old CCTV monitoring box from a friend as scrap and salvaged the BNC input card. The card fits an old XP machine's motherboard and I've gotten it to work on there with some software that is packaged with the device drivers.
The dilemma: I know it is a terrible idea to simply hook up my XP machine to my home network, but I'd like to find a way to be able to access the feeds from the cameras remotely, even if that is just within the house but not on the machine directly.
Am I better off just spending the $40 to buy a CCTV receiver, or can I find a way to isolate my XP machine from external access for anybody but designated users/devices? I do have a Windows 10 desktop as a main driver and suspect I could somehow use that as a middleman to outside networks.
Hi all, anyone have any suggestions for 4mp on up poe cams that support h.265? I have been looking at some 4mp Hikvision Turrets on B&H (DS-2CD2345FWD-I), but was hoping to get some suggestions from people who actively install or maintain ip camera systems with similarly priced cams. I am not a fan of bullet cams, so turrets or domes would be preferred.
I purchased a new home recently, and we keep finding surprise outlets (speaker, etc). Home was built about 4 years ago, so pretty modern. Came across this today - and by looking at the markings figure I'm posting to the correct sub. Question is how to find the other end of this? And I would presume it's for CCTV, based on the markings on the wire ... This is located in the corner of my living room area. Thanks in advance.
I just purchased a used Sony SNC-DF40N network camera. The problem is, I cannot configure settings because the person I bought it from modified the camera's username and password. I tried resetting the camera (holding down the button inside of the dome), but the credentials stay the same. The DNS server address on the SNC toolbox still originates from where I purchased the camera from, and I cannot seem to change anything without the username/password. I tried admin/admin (default), but that didn't seem to work either. Is there somewhere inside of the camera that I can hard reset everything?
Has anyone successfully managed to view/record their dvr without the "night owl cms". They advertise the ability to view through browser, I've had no luck with that. Also some have suggested VLC, but what type of stream is it? How about shinobi, anyone have luck with that?
Sorry this is basic but I know zero and Google isn't much help. The NVR I'm looking at records in 1080p yet the cameras are only 2Mp. Is this a pointless match? Should I be looking at 4Mp upwards if I want good quality images? Thank you....