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    One Hikvision camera is online, the other is offline?

    Hey guys, I'm using 2 HikVision cameras. Both of them stoped working all of a sudden. I checked the switch device and I noticed, that the light that says that camera is online is off. So I tried to unplug and plug the camera ethernet cables and nothing happened. Then I tried to plug the cameras...
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    Indoor Security Camera - Blink XT2

    Hey guys! So been looking through for indoor security camera and came across the Amazon Blink XT2. I have went through a few and there either too cheap looking/performance or too expensive. Reason im considering this one as its fairly priced and also through amazon so im assuming its a good...
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    What happened to this camera?

    Hi everyone: I'm sorry for posting this blunt question, but I don't know how else to explain it. Here's the recording from the surveillance camera that went from clear to whatever-its-doing now: I know that no one messed with it at that time. All I could see was that it was starting to rain...
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    Hikvision Cameras work on main switch, but not on remote one

    I just purchased 2 more Hikvision DS-2CD2042WD-I 4MP HD cameras to match the one I have working already. I plugged them into my main, 24 port switch downstairs and configured each of them with unique IP addresses. I am also using injectors to power these POE. I was able to see them fine on both...
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    iVMS-4200: RUN ERROR TRYING TO WATCH CAMERAS

    Hi, I connected remote cameras from a dvr/nvr in another network to mine, through cloud p2p (EZVIZ - Security Camera Kits, Wi-Fi Cameras, and Action Cams) but when i tried to watch the live video. The software give me error. I tried with another pc and it had the same error. I have no idea...
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    IP CCTV system - what is best???

    hello all Newbie to the CCTV world but in the process of buying a new house and want to add CCTV. I was thinking 3-4 cameras for the external, 1 for the front door with maybe a small screen inside and 1 camera in the Garage. I am already doing my plans for the Cat 6 network I want in the...
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    Cameras behaving strangely!!!

    New to the forum so mods please move this to the appropriate location. Anyways, I work in the IT dept for a technical school. I am having issues with three ACTi model B59 cameras. These are indoor 360 IP cameras. The issue is that the cameras will lose network connectivity and never recover. The...
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    HIK vision - Camera image does not show over web preview

    Hello, I have HIK VISION DVR - DS-7208HFHI-ST, Firmware version: V3.0.1 build 150429 On my computer I got all cameras working by using ivms 4200 software. When i try to access dvr over web via Ip address, I can enter dvr but cameras does not show. Message I receive is live view failed...
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    Camera advice for a cafe/restaurant

    Hi, I have a cafe. And I want to control the cashier and the staff on the kitchen with one cam and with another to control the guests which are served. So i'm planning to buy 2 cameras. However I need the video to be recorded in order to view it at the end of the day. Can anyone please help on...
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    Hikvision Camera in Delphi

    hi, i recently obtained a hikvision camera and i am trying to figure out how to use it in delphi. how exactly can i make a program in delphi to see what the camera is seeing and take snapshots. i have been working on this pretty much non stop now for over a week and havent seemed to progress at...
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    MacOS How Do I Activate and View a Hikvision Camera on a Mac?

    How to Activate and View a Hikvision Camera on a Mac Typically, support for surveillance cameras on a Mac is quite limited. Many manufacturers limit their camera's plugins to only work with Internet Explorer, and video management software is often not developed for or compatible with Mac OS. In...
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    Hikvision's H.264+ Video Encoding

    Hikvision's H.264+ Video Encoding Storage and bandwidth are two of the biggest factors to consider when purchasing and building an IP camera system, and they're closely linked. A higher bandwidth demanded by the camera will necessitate greater storage capacity to store the video transmitted...
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    Testing microphones with Hikvision cameras

    Testing microphones with Hikvision cameras A frequent question we get asked regarding Hikvision cameras is how to wire an external microphone to the camera as well as what microphone to use in the first place. The latter is a very broad question, and depends largely on the user's own...
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    How-to: How do I configure time settings on a Hikvision camera or NVR?

    How to configure time settings on a Hikvision camera or NVR Having a timestamp on your camera's video stream that displays the current date and time as of recording can be extremely beneficial to your surveillance needs. It allows you to pinpoint exactly when an event occurred, as well as...
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    How-to: How do I connect a Hikvision camera to a Synology NAS?

    Hi all, Recently we've come across this very helpful document produced by Hikvision US that details how to mount a camera to record to a Synology NAS via both the NFS and CIFS mounting options. It explains how to set it up, as well as the benefits and pitfalls of both options - definitely...
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