ISONAS Access Control Integration FAQs into Milestone XProtect

By Raymond Shadman

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Here are my questions to ISONAS regarding replacing a hospital’s S2 control panels with ISONAS IPBridge units so that they can use their existing S2 readers at each of their existing access controlled doors and have integration into Milestone XProtect. The hospital’s intent is to add new ISONAS equipment to the new doors, while to use existing equipment where possible, given their fairly recent investment into S2, which was substantial. S2, unfortunately, does not offer any integration into Milestone XProtect.


Q1) Is it the Pure Access Software that integrates with Milestone XProtect?

A1) The Milestone Pure Access integration is expected to be complete in June. This is related to their newer RC04 Pure Access products, because their RC03 integration was complete at least 1-2 years ago.


Q2) The Milestone XProtect server will be running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit. Must we have Server2012 R2 or better for Pure Access, or is it better for Pure Access to run on its own server or workstation?

A2) The Manager on-premise version of Pure Access will require a Windows 2012 R2 or newer machine or can be hosted in a virtual environment. I have been told by several manufacturers and various installers that it’s best to have a separate server for the access control, versus installing the software on the Milestone servers. This is because it’s easier to troubleshoot issues, and there could be potential conflicts between the SQL db on Milestone and the access software.

Q3) Does Pure Access Cloud to run in the cloud without a server?

A3) Pure Access Cloud has no physical server requirements.


Q4) You recommend RC-04-PRX and R-1-MCT so that they can get an idea on pricing for future doors, right? These are all weatherproof in case any need to be installed outdoors?

A4) Correct the RC04 has a conformal coated board and is much more weatherproof.


Q5) What’s the difference between the PRX and MCT? PRX is the 125kHz cards with lower bit strings.

A5) The MCT is the 13.56mHz Smart cards like the Mifare or DesFire cards that create an encrypted two-way signal between the reader and the card. The MCT is more secure. The PRX credentials can easily be duplicated using a $30 prox card duplicator that can be purchased online. It’s still a common request to go with 125KHz cards because of their low price point.


Q6) Can we use the PowerNet readers instead of the Pure IP in case we need to reduce cost? Will these still integrate into Milestone?

A6) The RC03 is compatible with Milestone today and in the future. The RC04 will be compatible as soon as the Pure Access Milestone is complete in June.


Q7) Why is it called Pure IP if it’s Wiegand-based?

A7) See: The RC04 & RC03 are edge-based intelligent devices with an IP address on the network.


Q8) Is the Cable-10 required for each new reader? Not required for the existing S2 readers, right?
A8) The pigtail Cable 10 is required for the RC04 to connect to the lock hardware. The R1 is a Wiegand reader that can use existing composite wiring (banana cable).


Q9) Once they surpass 100 doors, can they just pay the difference to upgrade to the next level? Would they need a valid software support plan to receive 100% trade-in-credit?

A9) When the upgrade occurs they will be credited the unused portion of the subscription.


Q10) Are the thin cards printable?

A10) Yes, we will have a full integration with DataCard by the end of 2017. This was suggested during our private webinar regarding printing visitor cards with different colors, and various access levels with their own colors.


Q11) What is the Advanced Security Module?

A11) The ASM encrypts the signal between the RC04 and the lock strike, which makes it impossible to hot-wire the lock if the RC04 is removed.


Q12) 1-year warranty on all hardware? Or is it more than a year?

A12) Yes, 1-year warranty. Extended warranties can be purchased for up to 5 years, so 6 years total.


Q13) For the Milestone access control integration, is it per door or per IP Bridge or what?

A13) ISONAS does not charge any licensing from our side of the Milestone equation. Those fees are directly charged by Milestone.

May 23, 2017

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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.





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April 25, 2017

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Default Passwords for Most IP Network Camera Brands

Please add this link to your bookmarks for quick access for future reference:

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:


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

1-877-DEALS-79 x1

1-310-370-9500 x1

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

1-877-DEALS-79 x101

+1-310-370-9500 x101

January 25, 2017

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