Sannce ip cameras with NVR and own wifi?

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Meeko
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Sannce ip cameras with NVR and own wifi?

Post by Meeko » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:37 pm

Hello all, first post!
Just installed zoneminder with centos7 on a vanilla box and its working great so far with two Foscam p&t wireless ip cams.

Need to do some tweaks to get email alerts etc but getting there.

However: i have 6 cameras from Sannce with their own paired NVR that I'd like to dispose of the NVR and use the cameras. But they connect to the NVR via its own WPA2 wifi, not my own internal wifi. Therr is no passphrase for the wifi, nor do the usual guesses work. According to the manual its possible to 'pair' the camera to the recorder with an ethernet cable then it will appear via wifi so Im guessing some dhcp & tftp goes on.

Anyone any ideas how to use them with zonemanager?

Cameras are I41V and box is N48WHE

Many thanks in advance!
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Magic919
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Re: Sannce ip cameras with NVR and own wifi?

Post by Magic919 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:43 pm

Can you not plug one into your own network? Then have a go at configuring the wifi on the camera via an interface.

Meeko
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Re: Sannce ip cameras with NVR and own wifi?

Post by Meeko » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:45 pm

Ive tried to connect by ethernrt to my hub and nmap a ping sweep to find its ip address without any success so far. The box gives the 172.x.x.x addresses.

Magic919
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Re: Sannce ip cameras with NVR and own wifi?

Post by Magic919 » Sat Jan 02, 2021 4:59 pm

That method is a bit flawed.

They seem to have an app. Get that on a mobile device on the wifi and try to add the camera.

Meeko
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Re: Sannce ip cameras with NVR and own wifi?

Post by Meeko » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:29 pm

Well ive had some success. I can now change the ip address and wifi password so its attached to the internal network and i can browse: like http://192.168.0.188 and i get a login screen then a flash player of the main stream.

Problem is i cant find how to access the strram in zoneminder.

Any ideas? Ive tried rtsp (the following ports are open: 23, 80, 554, 6789, 6790, 8000)

Meeko
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Re: Sannce ip cameras with NVR and own wifi?

Post by Meeko » Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:52 pm

Stumbled upon the right string!!!

rtsp://admin:pass@192.168.0.188:554/ch1/main/av_stream

burger
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Re: Sannce ip cameras with NVR and own wifi?

Post by burger » Sun Jan 03, 2021 12:23 am

To find camera paths, it's easiest to test with vlc or ffplay/ffmpeg. Try the following:
* user manual
* onvif
* ispydb
* online search

For more details see https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Finding_Camera_Stream_Paths
fastest way to test streams:
ffmpeg -i rtsp://<ipaddress>:554/path output.mp4
from terminal, and run through paths on ispydb or in zm hcl

If you are new to security software, read this:
https://wiki.zoneminder.com/Dummies_Guide

Magic919
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Re: Sannce ip cameras with NVR and own wifi?

Post by Magic919 » Sun Jan 03, 2021 7:05 am

Good to see you’ve cracked it.

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