Drone Operation with Milestone XProtect VMS

You can use the Phantom 3 Advanced with the HDMI output module connected to the TBS 2216 HDMI encoder (better encoders available) with the universal driver in Milestone to record live video.

In addition, you can the Inspire 1 with the light bridge wireless with an HDMI out that goes into an HDMI encoder and it is recorded into Milestone XProtect with the universal driver.

The two above installations were hardwired into a POE switch directly connected to a recorder. You can also use a wireless bridge connected to a cellular connection.

You can also have helicopter and drone connections using a Rocket Router with multiple cellular cards for increased bandwidth.

 

 

 

 

For more information, you may email me at rshadman@edigitaldeals.net.

April 25, 2017

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Default Passwords for Most IP Network Camera Brands

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Default User IDs and Passwords for Most Common Network IP Cameras

ACTi: admin, 123456 or Admin, 123456
American Dynamics: admin, admin or admin, 9999
Arecont Vision: <blank>
Avigilon: admin, admin
Axis: traditionally root/pass, new Axis cameras require password creation during first login
Basler: admin, admin
BlueStork: root, 123456
Bosch: none
Brickcom: admin, admin
Canon: root, camera
Cantek : Admin, 1111
Cisco: No default password, requires creation during first login
Dahua: admin, admin
Digital Watchdog: admin, admin
DRS: admin, 1234
DVTel: Admin, 1234
DynaColor: Admin, 1234
FLIR: admin, fliradmin
Foscam: admin, <blank>
GeoVision: admin, admin
Grandstream: admin, admin
Hikvision: admin, 12345
Honeywell: admin, 1234
IQinVision: root, system
IPIXA (H.264): admin, <blank>
IPIXA (4K H.265): admin, 888888
IPX-DDK: root, admin or root, Admin\
JVC: admin, jvc
LTS: admin, 12345
Lorex: admin, 0000
March Networks: admin, <blank>
Mobotix: admin, meinsm
Panasonic: admin, 12345
Pelco Sarix: admin, admin
Pixord: admin, admin
Samsung Electronics: root, root or admin, 4321
Samsung Techwin (old): admin, 1111111
Samsung (new): admin, 4321
Sanyo: admin, admin
Scallop: admin, password
Sentry360 (mini): admin, 1234
Sentry360 (pro): none
Sony: admin, admin
Speco: admin, 1234
Stardot: admin, admin
Starvedia: admin, <blank>
Trendnet: admin, admin
Toshiba: root, ikwd
VideoIQ: supervisor, supervisor
Vivotek: root, <blank>
Ubiquiti: ubnt, ubnt
Uniview: admin, 123456
Wodsee: admin, <blank>

Do you want us to add any brands to this list? If so, please comment below.

February 2, 2017

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Difference Between Original Dahua and Dahua-OEM Products?

Question from eBay customer RE: Dahua NVR4208-8P-4K-OEM: 

Dahua OEM 8-Channel 4K H.265 NVR: 8-port PoE, 12MP, 192Mbps, VGA/HDMI, 2x SATA

The photograph shows the Dahua emblem on the front of the NVR.

Will the items being shipped have this Dahua emblem and the Dahua model numbers and serial numbers on them?

Will Dahua permit me to download and update the firmware, if I choose?

Will the Dahua U.S.A. warranty and support apply?

Is the firmware in english?

Is the format PAL or NTSC?

Is it U.S. power compatible?

 

Our answer:

Hello,

Thank you for submitting this question. eDigitalDeals is an authorized Dahua dealer, and we work very closely with them.

This product is not from Dahua USA, but rather from an OEM provider. It carries a 3-year warranty. The Dahua logo is not going to be on this product. Original Dahua carries a 5-year warranty with access to Dahua tier-2 support, and does include the Dahua logo. Your first call for support should be to us, as we can usually resolve all issues without calling Dahua USA.

We have recently sold a number of NVRs and hundreds of IP cameras to the University of NE, and they have purchased both OEM and original products. Out of the 10 OEM NVRs and 8 Pro NVRs they purchased, only one OEM NVR was defective. Out of the hundreds of cameras they purchased, only 1 was defective. Just as I recommended to them, you should purchase Dahua OEM NVRs and a mixture of OEM and original IP cameras. The OEM NVRs work fine, and we can get you various firmware options, all of which are in English. Furthermore, the price point of the OEM NVR usually results in a substantial savings over the original NVR.

Here are part numbers and prices for Dahua USA NVRs with 5-year warranty:
DHI-NVR42A08-8P , (not 4K) MSRP $932, your price $364.95
DHI-NVR52A08-8P-4KS2 , MSRP $1146, your price $499.95

Dahua USA only ships from Southern CA. Our Dahua OEM warehouses are all over the USA, which reduces transit time.

We don’t list Dahua USA on eBay because we cannot list these prices to the public without violating our dealer agreement, or without looking grossly overpriced. This is why interested buyers would have to visit our website and login, or better yet call/email/chat to get pricing.

eDigitalDeals only sells English-firmware, NTSC, with U.S. power plugs. We can accommodate requests for other firmware languages, PAL format, and international power plugs.

Feel free to reply if you have any additional questions.

Raymond Shadman

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January 30, 2017

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Intercom Security Camera Workaround for Access Control using Milestone XProtect

Option 1) Here is a PDF for an option that is similar to an Aiphone door intercom. Neither are compatible with Milestone XProtect, but I know Aiphone is the standard in the industry and carries a higher price tag. And the Comelit (Italian company, has an office in So Cal, good support) was recommended to me by a good installer. Their unit has an analog video output, which can connect to an encoder, which can then connect to Milestone XProtect. It has a relay built-in, which would connect to a door strike. The Comelit unit provides up to 1A of power for the door strike. The IP version of the Comelit cannot be used because it is not Onvif compliant.

Option 2) Use a camera with 2-way audio support and alarm I/Os, and ensure audio compatibility with Milestone XProtect Professional or higher in order to use Milestone events/outputs. In the XProtect SmartClient, you would create the I/O event, then drag in an Overlay Button so they can lock/unlock the door after seeing/talking to the person. (This would only be available on a Windows PC.) You could trigger the output from the Web Client or Milestone Mobile though if you want to use an Apple computer or tablet/smartphone. Web Client and Mobile do not support audio though, so it would be visual verification only in those clients. 

I like the LTS Platinum CMIP3142-28S. This would be used with the ETS STW1-SE-C5 stainless steel call box and SMA1-LPEA-C5 PoE IP Camera interface box. Here is a diagram of how it all ties in:

ETS SMA1-LPEA-C5 Application Diagram
ETS SMA1-LPEA-C5 Application Diagram
ETS SMA1-LPEA-C5 interface box.png
ETS SMA1-LPEA-C5 interface box.png

SMA1-LPEA-C5 interface box (shown above) with installation instructions here, to be installed within 6 ft of the camera using included patch cables (recommended under 25 ft if using own patch cables). There are 3 x RJ45 ports on the box: left, right, and bottom:

  • run cat5 unit to the bottom connector from the speaker/microphone unit.
  • run cat5 unit to the right connector from PoE switch.
  • run cat5 unit to the left connector from the camera.

There are two RCA connectors at the top, and the 6 ft custom patch cables provided by ETS. RCA or 3.5mm can be provided, depending on the audio connectors on the IP camera:

  • audio output on the interface box goes to the audio input on the mic. Should be a way to disable camera’s built-in microphone.
  • audio input on the interface box goes to the audio output on the camera

Green terminal in top left goes to door relay switch and door strike.

Cat5 STW1-SE-C5 stainless steel callbox

A call button is on the unit–> Customer uses push to talk function, will send a ping the video surveillance client operator(s). Each Milestone client to have speaker and microphone. This is not a full-duplex solution, meaning both people cannot talk at the same time.

The DS1 resettable door contact shunt timer can be used in conjunction with the door strike.

If interested in a quote, please send me photos of your door (inside, outside, latch) so that I can see about selecting a door strike for you. Unless you are going to do this yourself… 

By: Raymond Shadman

rshadman@edigitaldeals.net

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January 25, 2017

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How to Choose a Video Surveillance System in 2017

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1. Define objective. What do you want to see, in what level of detail, and how far away? How many megapixels and what focal lengths are required to achieve viewing objectives? Are objects moving? If so, what size are they with respect to the field of view, and how fast are they moving? How many cameras will be on the system? (Most recorders or VMSes support a maximum number of cameras.) Will more cameras be added in the future? Are there multiple locations, and if so does the corporate headquarters want administrative control of each location? If so, would there be a network admin who would want to apply modifications to each location’s server in bulk using Federated Architecture (Milestone XProtect Expert or Corporate)? Will the system be recording on a schedule, continuously, on motion detection, or both?

 

2. System design. How many clients will be viewing the cameras simultaneously, and from inside or outside the network? (If a lot of clients viewing multiple cameras at a time on a Milestone Expert or Corporate system, a separate Mobile Server should be used.) Are clients PCs or Macs? Are mobile clients Android, iOS, or any others? How many users are there? If there are a lot of users, would it be more ideal to to use Active Directory to manage all the users and their permissions? Is the network LAN/WAN bandwidth sufficient to support all the remote clients? Will any cameras be connected via wireless LAN or wireless bridge? Is there a need for any monitors to be displayed for viewing purposes, and if so how many cameras per monitor, and are any controls needed or is the monitor just for viewing? Should the server hardware include multiple points of redundancy, e.g. power supply, RAID storage, multiple video cards? Should a RAID10 live database be used to maximize performance? For how long should footage be retained, and should certain cameras retain longer than others? Should the frame rate be reduced for long-term retention, e.g. “grooming“in Milestone XProtect? Will there be a need for any add-on products to be integrated into the surveillance system such as access control, LPR (license plate recognition), POS text overlay (for POS machines or cash registers), and would there need to be a searchable database for the add-ons? (For example flagging a vehicle license plate of a discharged employee who tries to enter the parking lot will send the proper notifications to Security, who will then diffuse the situation before it gets out of hand.) There should be a camera list in most deployments identifying the camera’s location, type of camera, and special features required, IP address of each device (if network-based), installation height, and if any mounting accessories or lenses should be included.

 

3. Existing infrastructure. Are there any existing cables, recorders, cameras, or Wi-Fi access points? Does any part of the existing equipment need to be integrated into the new system? Are any of the existing cameras going to be upgraded? Are the cables in good enough condition to re-use, either for new cameras or for caryring network data to a PoE switch to which numerous cameras will be attached? Will the existing cables support the resolution needed to accomplish the objective for each new camera? Are there any existing client computers or laptops? Are there PCs or Macs, and are they powerful enough to run multiple HD camera streams with controls? If there is an existing PC-based server, is it powerful enough to run a VMS (video management server)?

 

4. Network and technical knowledge. Is there going to be any network administrator on-site or for deployment and maintenance purposes? Will the camera network be on the same as the main network, and if so what is the network capacity of the switch and workstations? Will there be a separate switch for cameras (requires at least dual NIC on the server–one NIC for the camera network and one for the main network). Is it desired to have network cameras and recorders pre-configured so that they are plug-and-play once the equipment is received?

 

5. Budget.  Recurring maintenance costs of software to keep software current, e.g. Milestone XProtect. If existing infrastructure is in place, and/or if the client wants an easily deployed plug-and-play system with with little maintenance and administration, better to go with a non-PC based standalone Hybrid/Tribrid or multi-function DVR. Will the equipment be purchased all at once or over time?

 

For additional information or for a free consultation, please contact us at info@edigitaldeals.net, or start a web chat, or call us toll-free at 1-877-DEALS-79 (1-877-332-5779) x1 M-F between 9am to 6pm PST.

January 9, 2017

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