Home Security

Home security includes the hardware and software in place to monitor and protect property, and personal security practices. The hardware can include the doors, locks, alarm systems, lighting, motion detectors, and cameras systems; the software can include applications connected to smart systems in your home or business or electronic surveillance systems provided by vendors. Personal security practices would be ensuring doors are locked, alarms activated, windows closed and many other routine tasks which act to prevent misfortunes.

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I have a QT534-4E4-5 dvr that I don't know the password. Is there a way to default it?
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I'd like your recommendations on security cameras you may have CURRENTLY used. Nothing 7 years old please. ;) This will be a single camera system, not a DVR/mulitcam system.

We could use POE to power. Needs reliable (tested by you hopefully LOL) and easy to use SOFTWARE for offsite monitoring and time lapse (sent to FTP?). WiFi and tough, but cheap were also requirements.
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Hello all,

I am looking for an all-in-one home security system that combines the following features:
- WiFi (I'm tired of the limitations with wired cameras)
- Cameras (minimum 720p) - minimum 4 channel
- Sensors (door/windows)
- App controllable from anywhere
- Compatible with Google Home and/or Apple Home App

So far, this is all that I've found. It's probably not a perfect fit but I am going to contact the manufacturer.

- Fuers FW1 Wireless WIFI + Telephone Line Home/House Burglar Alarm System

Acceptable compromise
- Two separate systems that work with Google Home / Apple Home App

Thank you :)
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Hi,

I would like advice or a recommendation for security cameras that would have good color detail at night.
My cameras show fuzzy images in the shadows. :)

What would I look at to pick a very good color detail day and night?
Zoom in ability?
180 degree turn ability and ? tilt 45 degrees?

I am thinking of getting a couple more cameras to see how I like them at my house.
Then may add to my rental house.

Should I look at anything else that I missed?

Thank you,
BillC
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I am looking for an outdoor security camera that can view an area remotely on a rural property. The area has excellent cell service on all major cell service providers, but no internet access. So I am looking for a single camera system that can be mounted on a light pole and stream video through a major cell provider like AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, & T-Mobile. This is my main requirement to answer this question.

Optionally, the camera would be able to:
  • Take time laps images
  • Move PTO and Zoom
  • Saves data for later use
  • Operate on solar power
If any of these features are included in the answer, it would be a better answer.

I realize that I can MacGyver a few systems together to make a solution, such as using a WIFI security camera with a WIFI LTE HotSpot device, but I am hoping to find an all-in-one solution that will reduce complexity and the chance of a disconnection/support.
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my qsee system keep alarm and theres a message no available hdd for recording
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i need port 85 open to view my qsee camera when out of network, i got port 37777 to work and i can view my camera when connecting to same network, so i just copied and pasted port 37777 screen when setting up port 85, so everything is the same except port number, it could save it ok, but when tested on canyouseeme.org only port 37777 open, not port 85
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I'm using Synology DS-1515+ with hikvision DVRs as a backup storage , the problem is : sometimes some DVRs (not all) change the status of NAS storage shared folder to "offline" instead of "Normal" and this will stop taking a backup of those DVRs.
my question is why this happens ? and how can i avoid this problem in future.

Note: I created multiple shared folders (one for each DVR)

thanks and waiting your reply
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I want renovate my office in New York. I want something cool and positive structure. suggestion are welcome
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I can't get into my user settings on my dvr. Changed the password and can't remember what it is now.
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I'm using Synology diskstation DS1515+ with my hikvision DVRs, the problem is I cant playback mp4 footagestored in the NAS,
tried to use klite codec, WMP, VLC , VS PLAYER (with other tools from hikvision website) and gom player , but in vain

hope to help me out to solve this problem
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I have a Qsee QT228 home video security camera system and the admin password is supposed to be admin and 123456.  Not working??  I have no idea what that response is for...
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Hi,

I am looking for the DHS FIPS 199 CATEGORIZATION WORKBOOK.  I have attached a copy of the workbook guide for review.  I have been searching the WWW for the excel worksheet but no luck.  The spread sheet is a work book comprised of a couple of worksheets.  The goal is to answer a couple of questions on the first worksheet and on the last worksheet the system categorization will be identified.  during my search I found a version by CMS which is nice but will not work.  If any one has a copy that they can share please let me know or tell me where I can down load the FIPS 199 CATEGORIZATION WORKBOOK.

Thanks in advance.
DHS-FIPS-199-Guide-v8.pdf
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Parsing through my system logs yesterday after my internet signal dropped out I observed several DNS Client Events, type 1014.  Most of them are familiar, but quite a few had no reason to be there and I cannot ping them.  I listed a few examples below - should I be concerned and explore farther, or are these entries innocuous?

Name resolution for the name hytrvmnhuqu.localdomain timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Name resolution for the name rbkabhldz.localdomain timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Name resolution for the name rfsqiauqhiolob.localdomain timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Name resolution for the name zuhwgpvszqz.localdomain timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
Name resolution for the name wpad.localdomain timed out after none of the configured DNS servers responded.
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My outside lights stopped working so I put a new security light bulb in it still did not work I thought maybe they sold me a bad bulb. I took a house lightbulb put that in and it worked  Can anybody explain this to me?
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I have installed this system a couple of months ago and someone just tried to steal my AC unit.
I tried to get into my DVR for playback and forgot my password.

I really need help gettinga  passwordso reset without losing data so I can show footage of the attempted robbery to the cops.

Sincerely,

Gregory Lopez
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I have installed NHome home automation controller on my Synology NAS.

It all installed OK and under the logs it shows that it has found some of my automation products. The trouble is that there is no desktop icon on the synology desktop so how do I configure anything?

https://www.synology.com/en-global/dsm/app_packages/NHome

I was expecting an icon that would open up a standard looking 'app' as for all other synology pages as that link above shows.
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Had brake lines cut on my truck iknow who it is and have Dna police need my cctv footage Help it's a dowson name on it h264  barcode is 6950061. 00065. Then 760 ed  English pal. Hd 500g. Made in China  then  seral nun g 110224202300025  police can't help emailed and spoke to company no help tried for three weeks all the passcodes and remote and rebooting  think the small cell battery died and now has password on it we didn't put one on it machine I'd is 000000 ther is a nother make which is the same hung sun  any help many thank
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I recently bought a a QS4816 from someone and can't figure out what the password is. How do I reset so I can use this in my home.
Thank you
Nikki
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Which security camera solution can I use for my small business. I have a cubicle kind of office and wish to have everything being checked. for both outdoor and indoor. I got robbed sometime ago, and don't have security footage. Moving forward. I want to have something to check.
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HI,
i have bell router at home and several devices connected  to it, Lets say one of the many devices i have a laptop and mobile phone . Through my router settings i have restricted wifi access to the laptop. Now if i connect the phone with usb wire to the laptop and tether i can access the wifi again, Is there a way to stop this, i want to restrict internet access on laptop even if it is connected to the mobile which is using the same wifi.
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I am struggling to setup TP Link wireless extenders. Can anyone send me step by step guide. Many thanks in advance.

Regards,
Zaf
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Hi, I have all of my business inventory delivered to my home, and recently I had an issue where I was waiting for an item to be delivered and I never got the item. I called the supplier today and they said it was delivered about a week ago. They gave me the tracking number and it did show that it was delivered, It was a big box, weighing aprox. 65-70 LBS.

I often get multiple items delivered by UPS every day or two, but sometimes I could have as many as 10 packages being delivered.

Usually someone is home to put them in the garage, but sometimes when they deliver boxes they dont even ring the door bell they just leave them outside. So I think it would be a good investment to buy a wireless DVR camera, because if I had one in this case, I would be able to see if UPS unloaded a pretty large box, or what. The value of the items was aprox $750 and it has yet to be located.

A person in out neighborhood had a car stolen a few weeks ago, so theft is also a potability. Or its possible that the UPS delivery company could have delivered it to the wrong address. Regardless, if I had a DVR cam I would be able to have better understanding of what happened.

So I was looking for a dvr system that supports maybe 2-3 cameras, but I was reading reviews on some, and some people say the cheaper ones always freeze up and have bad signal. So I was looking for a suggestion on a system that is going to give me the best quality at the best possible price.

Any suggestions?
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hi, i have installed a second wanscam ip camera following successful results on one. Both camera review the same outdoor enclosed courtyard but from two angles, and i would expect movement to trigger both. one continues to send relevant photos of people passing by, but the other shows noone! unless they're ghosts i assume the photos are being taken too late.

any ideas?

 I'll post specifics when i.m back at my desk.

thanks
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hi,

can someone recommend a security camera for my home to install?

my next door neighbour happened to see somebody trying to break into their house around about 5 ocklock in the morning. They could see a dark figure but not the face as it is still a little bit dark. Now they are planning to install a security camera.

I told them, i will supply and install it but looking for advice on the best one and affordable for home used.

We live in the pacific and order most of the time from the following supplier in New Zealand:

www.pbtech.co.nz

Can someone recommend the best one used for home?

Regards,

Bakaka
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Home Security

Home security includes the hardware and software in place to monitor and protect property, and personal security practices. The hardware can include the doors, locks, alarm systems, lighting, motion detectors, and cameras systems; the software can include applications connected to smart systems in your home or business or electronic surveillance systems provided by vendors. Personal security practices would be ensuring doors are locked, alarms activated, windows closed and many other routine tasks which act to prevent misfortunes.