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by kennbr34
Sat Feb 04, 2017 4:01 am
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Thinking about ways to improve my security system...
Replies: 14
Views: 5755

Re: Thinking about ways to improve my security system...

Concurring with King! You mean the router would not read the analog signal right? I was talking about when I do eventually get some IP Cameras, can they be connected to any random switch and use the 5v ethernet power? Just wondering because it didn't seem like enough power to me. It may fry the rou...
by kennbr34
Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:02 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Thinking about ways to improve my security system...
Replies: 14
Views: 5755

Re: Thinking about ways to improve my security system...

A balum is an adapter. I believe it ups the frequency of the analog signal. It allows you to use category 5 (5e) wiring but the signal itself remains an analog signal. A wire carrying the signal cannot be connected to a router. The advantage of wiring this way are two fold. First the range is longe...
by kennbr34
Fri Feb 03, 2017 6:33 am
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Thinking about ways to improve my security system...
Replies: 14
Views: 5755

Re: Thinking about ways to improve my security system...

That's a whole lot of words I don't know the meaning to. Balum? Is there a special kind of switch needed for these or is it like any regular ethernet switch?
by kennbr34
Mon Jan 23, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Thinking about ways to improve my security system...
Replies: 14
Views: 5755

Re: Thinking about ways to improve my security system...

That does sound cool I was hoping there would be h.264 encoding. Unfortunately this morning someone came up from the street and yanked one of my cameras down. :( To compound the situation, the video I did get of the guys is pretty crummy. This kind of makes it a really odd dilemma of whether to upgr...
by kennbr34
Sun Jan 22, 2017 3:09 am
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Thinking about ways to improve my security system...
Replies: 14
Views: 5755

Re: Thinking about ways to improve my security system...

I'm a little bit worried about the framerate issues right now, and I don't feel like they would get better with higher resolution video from the IP Cams. The other thing is that I kind of like having the DVR record everything to just in case the motion detection misses something, but it seems like t...
by kennbr34
Sat Jan 14, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Non-ZoneMinder Chat
Topic: Thinking about ways to improve my security system...
Replies: 14
Views: 5755

Thinking about ways to improve my security system...

So I have a really old, REALLY old, Swann DVR (DVR4-1300) and 3 cameras. They're all analog BNC hookups, but I have a capture S-Video card in my PC that I run the box's video output into, and have been using Zoneminder to view that. The Swann DVR full screens a channel upon motion detection so it's ...