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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.

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Hi, I have a questions regarding which type of networking device to use for a particular situation.

I have a security camera system that works over IP. Each of the 16 cameras plug into ports on an NVR switch. The NVR streams to the  Internet via a Netgear ProSAFE 8 Port unmanaged switch.  So in recap,  we have each camera, plugging into a port on the NVR and then streaming via Ethernet cable to a single port on the Netgear unmanaged switch. The switch has another cable that provides the IP address from the ISP's router.

Via a software application provided by the camera vendor, each camera is assigned a channel via IP address. Each camera also has a MAC address, but I cannot assign channels via MAC addresses - only via IP.  Once manually set up, each camera will takes its place in the assigned channel lineup for viewing. In other words, camera 1 may be on channel 7 and camera 2 may be on channel 10, etc.

The problem is that when I have some sort of power outage, all the IP addresses get resigned by the switch and the cameras fall offline.

Hence, my cameras which may have been on x.x.x.1 to x.x.x.16, may now end up on new IP addresses such as x.x.x.17 to x.x.x.32 and so on. However, the channel is looking for the old IP addresses to make the connection for viewing.

From what I understand, there is no way to restrict IP addresses within the switch. So, I think my problem is that the switch is issuing IP addresses sequentially each time it power cycles and it …
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Some of the locations we are thinking about putting security cameras are close to existing power, but NOT close to existing Internet, threfore we were thinking about doing POE on the ones close to existing Internet and WIFI for the ones close to existing power, but NOT close to existing Internet

 1. Do you think wireless cameras are good for BUSINESS use or should I stay with WIRED cameras ?

 2. If wireless cameras are good, what brand do you recommend for a 3 story building ?
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Hello Team,

Please assist to get a password reset for my DVR

Build Date:2016/4/21 16:32:23
System: V4.02.R11.00031114.10001.130600.00000
Serial ID: 3be17a59f9e5afff
QT5440 or QT5682 DVR

Any other information that you might need I can provided

Thanks Christopher.
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I cannot log into my Qsee DVR to check to see who ran into my fence.  I do not know if I even set up a password.  If I did  I do not remember it.
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Hi Experts,

I am trying to DIY a home camera surveillance system. I need to figure out what IP camera I should buy, such that the IP camera can automatically store the recorded videos to somewhere in the local are network (like Network-attached Storage).

Below is the situation of my home local area network.
-- a router with PoE (Power Over Ethernet) ports;
-- there is NO Active Directory controller;
-- the location to place camera has CAT6 data cable connected to router PoE port, and there is no extra source of power, such that only PoE IP Camera will work;
-- the computers on the network are set the same Windows workgroup;
-- the computers on the network can share folders to the network;.
-- eventual I am planning to setup a reliable Network-attached Storage in the network.

I want to buy an IP camera that can be configured to automatically store the videos, how ever, I don't know how to select IP camera that works this way. When I look at the specification/description of an IP camera advertisement online, I don't know how to find out whether it will work for me. Can you:
-- Show some example that works for this purpose? You can give me a link of IP camera and tell me why this works.
-- If my idea is not going to work, please let me know why?

Thank you!
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Dear Team,

I'm facing an issue in a client site where I setup a DVR with some cameras. I have created the proper port forwarding and everything works fine. When I configure the camera application on a mobile device i entered the dvr's public ip address (in order for the cameras to be viewed from anywhere) and it works when the mobile device is not in the same network where the dvr is. But as soon as I try to connect the the public ip of the dvr from within the same network it doesn't work. Any ideas why this could be happening?

Thank you.
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How do i reset my password for my dvr qc308
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I am looking for a hidden camera of sorts for a business I work at.  We have had certain issues and would like to monitor an area to figure out what is going on. We would like one that is wireless preferably with some sort of app for windows.  I can't seem to find anything decent for under $100. Does anyone have any recommendations for some sort of hidden security camera one that is not obviously a camera?
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Hi, I purchased a Qsee DVR, Its working fine and I changed the Pwd after some days and forgot now.
Kindly explain me how to reset the DVR.
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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've tried everything to get the password to work the factory password my password nothing working is there a way to factory reset my DVR so the stock password Ben code will work?
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Got this cam Samsung from Costco SNH-V6431BN/US

I was able to connect to my WiFi but the connection is constantly dropping and I need to re-setup every time after that.  Does it have to be very close to the WiFi router?  Other devices are OK on the same router and not dropping.

2nd question.  Is it only designed for the mobile app?  Manual doesn't provide any instruction via the regular browser.

Thanks.
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I have a security camera project that requires a run of about 1000FT for a few cameras.

I know Cat5/6 are not options due to the 300ft limitation.  I guess I could use POE switches at 300/600/900 ft as repeaters but that doesn't sound like a viable solution.

any ideas?
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i need to reset the password of my DVR QSEE QT228, i forgot it and, it is not the default password (123456).how can i do this?
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My customer had some else install a QSEE HD QTH4 Video/System   NTSC/PAL   Serial Number: QTH41509220168. He tried to contact the installer and they will not return any of his calls. He does not have the setup info or a manual for the system. I am trying to reset the admin password for him but have not been successful.

How do I reset the admin password so that he can have access to the system? If I have to do a factory reset please email the instructions please.

Will you send me a link to the setup manual and user manual so that I can print them out for my customer.
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Trying to set up internet for home use with the ability to fail over to a second internet connection (such as cellular). Since my phone and security system are both internet based, I just want to see if there is a (cheap) way to ensure device connections stay up if the primary internet goes down. Since the phone and security devices are not tied to a particular external IP, having them suddenly move to a different external IP is not a cause for concern.

I know best practice for business is to fail over to a different ISP, but since this is for home use I'll say that isn't required here.

I'll figure out which ISPs later. Right now just looking for hardware recommends and how it should be configured.
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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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Hi experts
 I bought UNV ip cam without NVR
I used the EZstation management software instead of the NVR but I found that application useless and very difficult to use
I need help to find another ip cam server and client application i can use for these cameras model
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Hello Everyone,
I don't know much about security Camera except Firewall port forwarding. I am assuming that the DVR is failing and may have to be replaced, Please let me have your opinion.

Recently nothing has been changed in this environment.  But Mr. Patrol app fails with an error  "IP or port invalid."
If I turn OFF/ON the DVR then MR. Patrol works for a while but next day it fails again until I Turn Off/ON the DVR again.

Please Advise.

 DVR (Model DVST PST960H-16)
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Hello,
 I purchased a qsee QT5440 unit from Costco and have lost the admin code Id set between moves. Can it be easily reset ??

Thank you,

Orion Williams
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Please provide me where I can find more information about behavior-based and anomalies detection for Microsoft System Center Endpoint Protection 4.10.
 
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Hello -
Sadly to say my house got broken into yesterday :(  Video footage has a lot of evidence.  
Is there a software or other recommendations for the video enhancement to see a license plate?

Thanks in advance!
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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.

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