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      01-18-2019, 09:41 PM   #221
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I was afraid of any image distortion/stretch from the wider view of a 2.8mm. But from your pics, it doesn't seem bad at all. I might change my mind about getting 2.8mm cameras as I've been opting for 4mm.
I suppose it's all about what you're trying to monitor. One of my 4mm cameras is mounted right underneath the gutters, and looks at a rear door. A 2.8mm would have been to wide for that purpose...
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Do they still have the smart features like line crossing detection, scene change, etc...? I use blue iris for motion either way, but just curious.
The camera has built-in motion detection, face detection, intrusion detection and line crossing detection.

That being said, my NVR software does all that for me so I currently don't take advantage of in-camera intelligence.
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This particular location had a 3MP previously. The quality difference is very, very noticeable compared to this 6MP.

I’ll post some 3MP vs 6MP screenshots tomorrow.
I went back through all the cameras to check how I set them up. I see now that only two of the outdoor cameras are 1080p, the ones that are not as important. The rest were left at 3MP.

There are 18 cameras that are recording 24/7 with 6 month retention, I try to save as much disk space as I can.
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I went back through all the cameras to check how I set them up. I see now that only two of the outdoor cameras are 1080p, the ones that are not as important. The rest were left at 3MP.

There are 18 cameras that are recording 24/7 with 6 month retention, I try to save as much disk space as I can.
That makes sense. When running that many cameras, and having a six-month retention policy, then recording in 6MP would require quite a bit of disk space...
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That makes sense. When running that many cameras, and having a six-month retention policy, then recording in 6MP would require quite a bit of disk space...
The retention is most likely overkill. That being said, I walked out this morning and someone at the neighbors house was being arrested... We just moved in a few months ago, haven't met those neighbors yet.
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The retention is most likely overkill. That being said, I walked out this morning and someone at the neighbors house was being arrested... We just moved in a few months ago, haven't met those neighbors yet.
Time for a 4K PTZ!
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I do wish that I went with ptz on a couple of them. They are placed near the roof and I get freaked out messing with them while on that tall of a ladder. I have one that should be turned more to the right but have been procrastinating to go up there and reposition it.
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I do wish that I went with ptz on a couple of them. They are placed near the roof and I get freaked out messing with them while on that tall of a ladder. I have one that should be turned more to the right but have been procrastinating to go up there and reposition it.
Trust me. I installed the easy ones. But the ones that required serious ladders, I had my AV guys do those.
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Trust me. I installed the easy ones. But the ones that required serious ladders, I had my AV guys do those.
They physically nstalled them, but I didn't want them touching the network and software, so I had to get up there to reposition them.
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Any recommendations for wireless indoor cameras? The hikvision cubes are starting to get flaky, they have also been dropped a few times.

Is foscam or equivalent still that bad?
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Any recommendations for wireless indoor cameras? The hikvision cubes are starting to get flaky, they have also been dropped a few times.

Is foscam or equivalent still that bad?
I was going to say the Hikvision cubes, but it sounds like those aren't working for you. Any reason why you can't wire them and power them via PoE since you need a power cable in any regard?
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zx10guy I am looking for some direct burial terminated cat6 cabling. Anything you can recommend?
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zx10guy I am looking for some direct burial terminated cat6 cabling. Anything you can recommend?
I don't have anything in mind off hand. Having a conduit and running the cabling inside isn't an option?
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I don't have anything in mind off hand. Having a conduit and running the cabling inside isn't an option?
I have a spare drop by my deck, and want to extend it to my patio. I think I'll probably need 150 or so feet of cat6 to make the run. I was hoping I can just throw down some direct burial instead of having to get out the conduit and start digging.
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I have a spare drop by my deck, and want to extend it to my patio. I think I'll probably need 150 or so feet of cat6 to make the run. I was hoping I can just throw down some direct burial instead of having to get out the conduit and start digging.
Would something such as this work? It's a bit pricey but you're pretty much guaranteed there wouldn't be any problems.

https://www.amazon.com/Armored-Outdo...E0H676BEGW6VNW
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Would something such as this work? It's a bit pricey but you're pretty much guaranteed there wouldn't be any problems.

https://www.amazon.com/Armored-Outdo...E0H676BEGW6VNW
I actually was looking at this one...

https://www.amazon.com/Ethernet-Shin...-2-spons&psc=1
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I actually was looking at this one...

https://www.amazon.com/Ethernet-Shin...-2-spons&psc=1
I linked the one I did because I felt having an armoured outer jacket would be something good to have to prevent accidental splicing of the cable if digging was done around it. And also to prevent critters from chewing on the cable where it's exposed.
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