CLA Connect Open Forum

1.  IP security camera systems

Posted 5 days ago

I am in the process of replacing one of my camera systems, and trying to understand the IP technology.  Those of you who have the IP cameras, do you have the NVR on site, or do you have back in home office or somewhere else?  Is anyone running more than one location from the same NVR?  Any other input on the IP systems would be appreciated. 



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Mark Shields
Tucson AZ
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2.  RE: IP security camera systems

Posted 5 days ago
IPC technology= Camera + IP server (DVR), IPC can be stand alone DVR if add storage device. some new IPC has slot for micro SD card, even a HDMI to connect direct to HDTV.
IPC did not send raw video signal, it decode the video then streaming the video out (H264 or H265).
Due to bandwidth, video can be loss if the package collided.
NVR is recording device, it can communicate with IPC, DVR or any video decode with ONVIF protocol. Physically virtual anywhere, which can connect by network, however location distant can be limit by network bandwidth and resolution, longer travel low resolution or frame rate.
Hope it help
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Phu Tran
Store Owner/ Employee
Garland TX
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3.  RE: IP security camera systems

Posted 5 days ago
Mark,

For the last 4 years or so we have been just using Blue Iris Software.  This is better than just using a browser IMHO but not sure on potential gains with a hardware NVR vs software other than a windows computer does not have to be running 24/7.

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Michael Walsh www.kingkoin.com
Store Owner/ Employee
King Koin Laundry, Car n Dog Wash
Bismarck ND
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4.  RE: IP security camera systems

Posted 4 days ago
The NVR is optional if you use something like Blue Iris. If you choose to use an NVR, which is required for recording, than you can locate it locally or remotely. If it is local and the internet goes down you still have recording whereas if it is remote and it goes offline the recording connection is lost. In either case you can view the live and recorded material remotely.

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David Keith
Store Owner/ Employee
san diego CA
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5.  RE: IP security camera systems

Posted 4 days ago
I have IP with NVR and have the NVR located on site. As another post mentioned, if you have it remote you are at the mercy of your internet connection both in terms of quality and being connected to record.  If your concern is viewing, you can do that remotely if it is on site.  If the concern is someone trying to erase the video, you could set up a remote backup to copy at whatever time interval you wanted to.

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Jesse Gabrano
Store Owner/ Employee
First Laundromat
Springfield VA
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