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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby iarmd1 » April 16th, 2018, 11:33 am

When I reach home I bought it this month from abroad it’s a amcrest

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby d.d.s. » April 16th, 2018, 11:36 am

src1983 wrote:
d.d.s. wrote:^ Need some help as well. Got it on my phone and able to view it with the wireless where the system is connected. Outside of that, no luck viewing it remotely.


Is the ip you using starting with 192.168.??
Yep

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The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby src1983 » April 16th, 2018, 11:43 am

This won’t work, you will need to login via your external ip (if static)

When you see home open your browser and google search whatsmyip

Do not post number here

Also you will need to port forward if the local access is

192.168.0.10:80

Go the the dvr and change port to eg 8181

Then go to your router and forward port 8181 to 192.168.0.10:8181

When completed your local access should be

192.168.0.10:8181

Your external access should be

Xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:8181

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby anthonyanthony » April 29th, 2018, 5:42 pm

Have a swann dvr.
The problem I am having is it is not passing boot up screen Ie on start up is says ' loading swann " then beeps and screen goes black and after about a minute it repeats the process.
I replaced the adaptor wit a new one , with adaptor connected to unit and unit on the voltage is over 12.5 volts.
I disconnected all cameras , remove the hdd and same issue.
I checked the voltage on the coin battery , it is over 3V.
I can't even get into the setup screen since it is not booting up.
Any idears people

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby skylinechild » April 29th, 2018, 7:58 pm

anthonyanthony wrote:Have a swann dvr.
The problem I am having is it is not passing boot up screen Ie on start up is says ' loading swann " then beeps and screen goes black and after about a minute it repeats the process.
I replaced the adaptor wit a new one , with adaptor connected to unit and unit on the voltage is over 12.5 volts.
I disconnected all cameras , remove the hdd and same issue.
I checked the voltage on the coin battery , it is over 3V.
I can't even get into the setup screen since it is not booting up.
Any idears people



usually the constant rebooting is when you have a failing / failed hard drive installed.

replace hard drive with a new unit and power on and see if it still does the same thing.

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby pugboy » May 1st, 2018, 5:17 am

Is hikvision 1080 a worthwhile system ?
I have an old setup and want to upgrade

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby skylinechild » May 1st, 2018, 8:13 pm

pugboy wrote:Is hikvision 1080 a worthwhile system ?
I have an old setup and want to upgrade


whats the actual specs of the DVR ??
what area are you trying to cover.?
what type of camera connectivity does it offer ? ( BNC type IP based)
does it offer compatibility with your current analog cameras as well as the newer digital ones ( hybrid DVR)

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby scabs » May 19th, 2018, 1:19 am

Anyone bought the lorex wire free systems from pricesmart that comes with the rechargeable battery packs? If so, any reviews?

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby Corn Bird » May 21st, 2018, 12:39 am

I installed an arlo pro 2 system from amazon. Works well enough

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby Miktay » May 21st, 2018, 9:58 am

iarmd1 wrote:When I reach home I bought it this month from abroad it’s a amcrest


Amcrest iz rebranded Foscam.

Earlier Foscams had ridic firmware issues.

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby kstt » July 5th, 2018, 7:39 am

Which company would you recommend to install a CCTV system with both Cloud and DVR storage? Must be neat and professional? Contact information? Location?

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby Rovin » August 9th, 2018, 12:26 pm

so i doing a check on amazon & i seeing a brand name ZOSI

seems like alot of ppl using it maybe cause of price ?

is it a good brand ?


i know alot of local ppl was using hikvision , they still using that or it have something better out now ? ........

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby jsr » August 9th, 2018, 2:09 pm

who can fix a dvr for a cctv... seems like mine has a problem

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby nissan4life » August 9th, 2018, 2:35 pm

Rovin's Audio wrote:so i doing a check on amazon & i seeing a brand name ZOSI

seems like alot of ppl using it maybe cause of price ?

is it a good brand ?


i know alot of local ppl was using hikvision , they still using that or it have something better out now ? ........

Zosi brand will work just like sannace,annke,zmodo,etc.. Its not the best in terms of quality of the cameras but they do work

In my experience Hikvision/epcom have good products and work without any issues.They go from 1080p right up to 4k. Save yourself the headache and go with these brands if you can or import a better known brand like lts,GW or dahua.

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby killercow » June 24th, 2020, 12:37 pm

I'm looking at purchasing the following system:

https://www.amazon.com/LaView-Channel-Business-Security-Surveillance/dp/B07CH7P8HB

Can anyone provide any feedback / reviews / recommendations on it? Thanks.

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby pugboy » June 24th, 2020, 12:52 pm

if you can afford try and get a minimum 4mp system and more importantly check if the cameras are wide angle because most kits come with very wide angle cameras which tend to be more focused in only a particular section of the viewing area

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