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    Hikvision IP CCTV PTZ Cam Firmware

    How did you acquire this camera? Is the dealer accessible for help? Or you could try phoning/emailing Hikvision's nearest support centre - which has never been an enjoyable experience for me but if/when you do manage to get through to a support agent, you usually get the right answers from them.
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    Hikvision IP CCTV PTZ Cam Firmware

    I think s/n would typically be a letter followed by 8 numerals, eg D12345678. Need clarification whether your camera takes the same FW as the DS-2DE4220IW-DE. If it does, there are more recent FW updates - which require you first to upgrade to v5.6.11. You will need to plough through the PDF...
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    POE PTZ with motion activated spotlight?

    I'm looking for a POE PTZ camera to give me some visible light in a dark place at the bottom of my garden when motion activated (usually by residents, not intruders). I've found various Hikvision cameras with supplementary LED light but they all seem to emit strobe light only whereas I want a...
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    MacOS Recording to a Mac?

    Wow! That could be the oldest version of Safari still in active service.
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    MacOS Recording to a Mac?

    But what version/s of Safari are you using to view the cameras, as and when you choose to?
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    MacOS Recording to a Mac?

    You may have been fortuitously stranded with an old version of Safari which actually did work. ISTR that Safari v13 broke everything.
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    MacOS Recording to a Mac?

    Maybe it's my old Os that bars the way. Unfortunately I can't upgrade past Os 10.13 (High Sierra).
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    MacOS Recording to a Mac?

    I'm talking LAN as well - but as Dan pointed out, I don't have the right cameras.
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    MacOS Recording to a Mac?

    What magic enables you to see your cameras in a Mac web browser? I can't do that. You can record the continuous live view (without any highlighting of motion events) simply by using Quicktime Player to make a screen recording - if you have plenty of storage space.
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    Hikvision NVR and Onvif Motion detect

    As a Reolink owner I can confirm that their products are not fully ONVIF compliant. In fact they have accreditation only for an early/basic ONVIF standard (which doesn't include motion detection) and they are, sadly, not transparent about this. Presumably they can legally claim ONVIF compliance...
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    Door Entry Hikvision Video Intercom Door Station

    While the original indoor station would have been pointing to the IP of the gate station, you need to point subsequent indoor stations to the IP of the original/master indoor station.
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    Please help! I’ve no clue what I’m doing

    @Natalie_Michelle - where is your system? There may be a member of this forum nearby…
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    Please help! I’ve no clue what I’m doing

    I don't know what that is either but if it's asking for the IP address of each camera, you should be able to find those by opening up the config utility/app for your router and checking its list of attached devices. That would reveal the IP address of every device on your network, typically in...
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    Please help! I’ve no clue what I’m doing

    I'm not your best bet as I don't know what's possible using just the app. I think you should download and install the iVMS-4200 main software client to your PC/laptop as that's the best place to configure your cameras from (it may already be installed so search for it). However, it's not very...
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    Please help! I’ve no clue what I’m doing

    Did you select a date before searching for event records? Are date and time accurately set? Are you supposed to be recording onto a black box network video recorder - or onto SD cards installed inside the cameras? Have you updated the cameras' firmware? Have you updated the NVR firmware (if you...
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