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General Discussion / Re: Need help with choosing NVR
« Last post by anitajs on May 28, 2021, 05:44:00 am »
I use skyrec now.
They are good at video analytics than Dahua. The most important, it's pretty simple to set up with your cctv by following the instructions through their web.
General Discussion / Need help with choosing NVR
« Last post by tonyrayy on May 28, 2021, 05:18:44 am »

For my shop, I’m currently planning to run CAT6 cabling for CCTV POE installation, and I need 8 5MP cameras .

I listed 2 brands for vms: Skyrec and Dahua, I’m not sure which one is suitable for turret or bullet style? I currently plan on running NVR for up to 2 years before getting a NAS.

Any recommendations on picking brand or model?

I’m open to suggestions and advice. Thanks!
General Discussion / Re: New CCTV with VMS
« Last post by admin on May 27, 2021, 05:39:12 pm »
Cat5 or Cat5e is plenty fine.

None of the camera's will use (or support) anything higher anyway.  30 camera's seems a bit overkill - is this a factory sized place? 
Get a decent PoE switch that will support at least 150W.

I'd probably lean towards 2 x 24 ports just to make sure there is sufficient power per camera. 
Budget at least 10W per camera, they'll use much less daytime (3-5W), and more at night when the IR comes on.

30 x 10 = 300W needed (likely more on startup or reboot or nighttime), so go for something with more headroom. - i.e. 4-500W total.

The Unifi series are good, and have decent management software - eg

I don't suggest the Unifi camera's or NVR, they're overpriced and underpar in terms of quality/bang per buck.

Camera's - 1080p is a little low res, so should be cheap.  Just make sure they support ONVIF.
HIKVision, Dahua etc make plenty of options.

As for VMS - I haven't really looked into that side in much detail.

Will really depend on your requirements, i.e. what other things than basic recording are needed.

General Discussion / New CCTV with VMS
« Last post by anitajs on May 25, 2021, 03:01:13 am »
Hello there,

I’m currently renovating my bakery and will be running CAT6 cabling for CCTV POE installation, I  need 30 1080p+ cameras which will be mounted onto the wall. Three facing the front of the shop, the others in the shop.

I have been looking into VMS like Vivotek and Skyrec , I’m not sure which one is better? I currently plan on running it into an VMS for at least 1 year before getting a NAS.

Any recommendations on which brand to use, for 30 camera setup.

I’m open to spend more if it is good. Thanks!
General Discussion / Re: Where is Administration
« Last post by admin on December 12, 2020, 06:21:45 am »

PS - I'm more likely to delete your account, registration email doesn't pass the sniff test for not being a spammer account.
General Discussion / Where is Administration
« Last post by Maximuspid on December 07, 2020, 10:48:28 pm »
Where is administration?
It is important.
General Discussion / Re: Eufy Indoor Cam 2k (Anker) Hackable?
« Last post by admin on November 24, 2020, 07:27:43 am »
SPK+ - will most probably be for speaker.
DM, BOOT0 maybe interesting, not really sure offhand unless you take a look and see what signals are coming out of either..  GND will be ground.

Whats on the other side of the board?
What SoC is it using under the heatsink? (the big block above PZ1)

My usual method will be to check what the SoC is, and try see where the UART pins lead.

This camera - right?

See if you can find some firmware that we can look at also.  That will give more clues.  It's probably ARM based.

What does the flash branding say?  I think its a Winbond, but not 100% from the photo. (its left, above the TEAN E120339 writing)
At a guess, its likely SPI flash, as I only see 8 pins,  but a better shot of the model number would help.

General Discussion / Eufy Indoor Cam 2k (Anker) Hackable?
« Last post by tentacles1349 on November 13, 2020, 11:17:40 am »
I got myself an Eufy Indoor Cam 2k (by Anker)
Has anyone developed custom firmware with these?
I've read a few how-to's on IP cam hacking and when I have some time I will try to dig in.
But if someone already has that would be great too!

Attached is image of the board inside the Eufy Indoor Cam 2k 
Board is branded with 'TEAN E120339 94V-0ML1'

It's got some interesting contact points like 'BOOTTO', 'DM' and 'SPK+' SPK-' which might be interesting to investigate.

Similar Hardware / Re: AC13 Brookstone Rover
« Last post by admin on November 12, 2020, 12:25:06 pm »
Possible its only 2.4ghz, but an N wifi will be able to connect to that
Similar Hardware / Re: AC13 Brookstone Rover
« Last post by morc111 on October 29, 2020, 05:31:18 pm »
Hello, I have a problem, I can't connect to the wifi network of the Rover, Windows says that it was not possible to connect to the network. I use the tp-link TL-WN822N wifi usb adapter. One person told me that my adapter is too new for this robot, could this be true? Please tell me how to solve the problem. (I'm not a geek or a master of such things myself, but I'd like to figure it out)
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