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Topic # 42309 1-Oct-2009 23:07
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Hi

We Look After The Student Accommodation For A Small University

I Have 2 DVRs One Is At The House Which Has Only One Camera Connected To It And Then Down At The Students Accommodation I Have Another DVR Which Has 2 Cameras Connected To It But The One Down The Student Houses Doesnt Have A Tv And If I Need To Watch Footage On It I Have To Get My Friends Laptop And Go And Watch It And Sometimes By The Time I Have The Laptop The Footage Is Overwritten.

What I Want To Be Able To Do Is Watch All Cameras From The DVR In The House But Its Too Far To Run A Cable. There Is A Advanced Wireless Connection Running From The University Over The Road To Our House And Also One Going Down To The Houses For The Students. But We Have To Pay For Our Usage Etc. Plus Settings Would Be To Hard.

We Really Need This To Work As There A Often Problems Down There.

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  Reply # 260461 2-Oct-2009 10:00
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Dont know why you have a capital letter at the start of every word?? But anyways, why dont you increase the storage ability of the DVR systems as an alternative so that data is not overwritten prior to going down there??

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  Reply # 260472 2-Oct-2009 10:24
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Can you be more specific on the specs for your DVR? Brand and Model, plus are these IP Cameras or Analog? Can you use a broadband or Ethernet connection at the Hostel and House?

 
 
 
 




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  Reply # 260555 2-Oct-2009 13:32
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Analog Cameras. I Cant Find A Brand Name On These DVRs They Were Just Supplyed Free Of Charge. Yes There Is A Internet Connection But The Thing Is It Requires A Login For Usage Reasons But Could Ask If There Is A Way Round This. Also If There Was A Internet Connection Would The Second Dvr Hook Up To The First One So I Could Watch Them All On One Screen



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  Reply # 262050 7-Oct-2009 14:06
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Any Help Would Be Appreciated On My Options.. Or Where I Can Go For Help

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  Reply # 262057 7-Oct-2009 14:17
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Cheapest solution is to buy a cheap TV for the DVR in the student accom,

Otherwise you are going to have to spend some money to link the systems together/replace them. Do you have a budget for this project?



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  Reply # 262440 8-Oct-2009 16:16
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Dont Really Have A Budget. Im Open To Any Suggestions. I Would Just Like To Know All My Options. On What I Can Do. It Would Be Great To Be Able To Watch All Cameras Up At House Also Watch Footage.

So Yeah Just All My Options Would Be Great. It May Be A Bit To Far To Lay A Cable Down But It May Be A Option, Also May Be Able To Go Through Network But The IT Department Are Very Lazy. I Know A Bit About IT But Not Enough.

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  Reply # 262442 8-Oct-2009 16:18
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Hi There, is there any chance that you could stop using a capital letter on everyone word? It makes it really hard to read, and some people will not even bother trying to help you if they cannot read what your problem is.

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  Reply # 262444 8-Oct-2009 16:22
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I actually cannot read all that stuff typed with every word capitalised. This is not a Google Adwords advert, it is an internet forum.

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Reply # 262454 8-Oct-2009 16:40
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tonyhughes: I actually cannot read all that stuff typed with every word capitalised. This is not a Google Adwords advert, it is an internet forum.

Are you are at university on some sort of sports scholarship?


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  Reply # 262494 8-Oct-2009 19:00
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No Im Actually At University Doing Diploma In Computing... A lot Of My Friends Do It. Nobody Else Has Ever Complained About It

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  Reply # 262504 8-Oct-2009 19:35
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Do you write with a pen using uppercase every word ? Id say no..so why do it online ? :)





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  Reply # 262505 8-Oct-2009 19:37
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Because I Have Got Into The Habit Of Pressing The Shift Button All The Time.. No I Dont Using A Pen!

Anyway This Isnt Were We Should Be Talking About My Typing

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  Reply # 262517 8-Oct-2009 20:02
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Fact is that people can't easily read your posts. And if people can't read then peopl can't help. As is as this...






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  Reply # 262519 8-Oct-2009 20:05
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Its Pretty Easy To Read.....

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  Reply # 262545 8-Oct-2009 21:19
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Without knowing more details about the DVR's I can't provide much help sorry mate. Is there any branding on them? What is the name of the software to view archived footage? The best solution is to use just one DVR at (say) the House location, and cable the other cameras to that DVR. Obliviously cabling is an outside option though. Most DVR's are network-able and are designed to be accessed remotely. If your DVR has an Ethernet port you may be able to assign it an IP and connect it to the network. Depending on the make/model you can also set up one to be a slave to the other, etc... I would talk to the IT department if the DVR's are network-able as this would be by far the easiest method to use, it would also make accessing them a lot more versatile.

All the systems I work with are business grade, networked and remotely managed with up to 100 cameras (split between many DVR's). Home DVR's are not my cup of tea but I'll try to help if you can get us the Make/Model.

PS: The writing in Capitals is a pain but readable at this end. Can I ask though, do you get marked down on any assignments you hand in with all Capitals? When I was doing my degree we lost marks for poor grammar, punctuation, spelling, capital usage, wrong font, size etc.

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