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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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The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby eitech » January 22nd, 2021, 6:24 pm

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby 88sins » January 22nd, 2021, 6:56 pm

Anyone know where has decent bullet cameras with ir for reasonable price? Need 6 for now, might add a few more later on. Looking to buy tomorrow.
Looking around and seeing some mad people selling some things at some crazy price, and I eh in d mood to deal with imps today

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby eitech » January 22nd, 2021, 7:24 pm

I am looking for a power supply for my system EPCOM PS12DC4C

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby 88sins » January 22nd, 2021, 10:02 pm

eitech wrote:I am looking for a power supply for my system EPCOM PS12DC4C

Can't use a pc power supply? It cheap, easy to mod to the purpose, and lasts years. Only thing you would need besides that is to get is a 1:8 male power splitter cable and a single female Jack to solder onto the ps, and that's that.

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby eitech » January 23rd, 2021, 12:58 am

88sins wrote:
eitech wrote:I am looking for a power supply for my system EPCOM PS12DC4C

Can't use a pc power supply? It cheap, easy to mod to the purpose, and lasts years. Only thing you would need besides that is to get is a 1:8 male power splitter cable and a single female Jack to solder onto the ps, and that's that.


That’s not a bad idea sir

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby 88sins » January 23rd, 2021, 10:23 am

Is what I use, and the last one I I change 4 years ago still going strong.
Connect a few of the yellow wires together, then the black, and solder on the female jack. Connect one black to the single green, and you got 12v
-13v, depending on the ps.
If you want you can add a small switch on the green and black wire to turn on/off, but if the ps has a power button it's not needed.

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby anthonyanthony » January 23rd, 2021, 2:28 pm

problem with using a 1 computer power supply for dvr and cameras is that if someone or something shorts any of the 12 v outputs at a camera end the power supply shuts down resulting in the entire cctv system going down

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby anthonyanthony » January 23rd, 2021, 2:36 pm

computer power supply is cheeper..you can use one from old computers but have 1 for the dvr and depending on how much cameras u have and their location ..use 1 or 2 to power a different set or zone of cameras...the power supplies should be placed in a well ventilated area and vents cleaned on a regular basis ..which may be difficult is your dvr is hidden i hope

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby eitech » January 23rd, 2021, 2:49 pm

anthonyanthony wrote:problem with using a 1 computer power supply for dvr and cameras is that if someone or something shorts any of the 12 v outputs at a camera end the power supply shuts down resulting in the entire cctv system going down


The system i have has separate power supplies. One to power the dvr and the other to power the cameras. Even the camera power supply has four separate outputs.

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby 88sins » January 24th, 2021, 11:17 am

anthonyanthony wrote:problem with using a 1 computer power supply for dvr and cameras is that if someone or something shorts any of the 12 v outputs at a camera end the power supply shuts down resulting in the entire cctv system going down

I hear you, but there's a cheap & easy solution to that as well

instead of using all the 12v lines in one, run them individually to each camera and put a 1a glass fuse on each positive line (will require multipe female jacks and fuses and fuse holders, thus sending costs up).
that way if one camera shorts it may not get damaged but the rest of the system remains active & undisturbed.




dis is a DIY ched pallie, yuh hadda start looking at problems from outside d box :lol:

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby eitech » January 24th, 2021, 11:42 am

I just saw a epcom power brick for $165 locally. So considering the cost of a pc psu and all connectors to make it possible, is it worth it cost wise and /or reliability wise?

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby 88sins » January 24th, 2021, 3:25 pm

eitech wrote:I just saw a epcom power brick for $165 locally. So considering the cost of a pc psu and all connectors to make it possible, is it worth it cost wise and /or reliability wise?


cost wise, they'd both cost about the same price factoring for the additional pieces to convert the psi.
Reliability wise, even using the cheapest psu you can find will outlast the power brick.

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Re: The DIY CCTV camera system thread

Postby eitech » January 30th, 2021, 8:02 am

Trying to solve a problem i have goin on awhile now with my hikvision 6 camera system. This all started with my hard drive failing. For what ever reason, the hdd works in a regular pc and not dvr. I tried a regular hdd in the dvr and it works. So i bought the correct surveillance hdd add reinstalled, np. Hdd was detected. While reinstalling the dvr into the shelf all video goes crazy. Im thinking maybe slack wires so i checked all. I did find some slack and fixed all. I even used ferrule logs. Video quality eventually stabilized. So i wanted to test IR mode so i took off my lights early one morning and all video started to go crazy and even no video on some of the cameras but once daylight conditions came , all cameras work perfectly. Was informed that it could be a power issue so i replaced my power supply with a higher rating one, same problem. I tired replacing baluns, same problem. All connections inside and outside ok. I can’t see all the cat5 cable being an issue and i’m at the point questioning all the cameras. So I’m at the point where i may just bring each camera inside and connect directly to dvr and test. Keep in mind all these problems are just seen in night mode. Voltage at each camera approx. 12.5vdc in either mode. Current is >400ma but < 1a in either mode. Anyone have had any similar experience?

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