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Topic # 223230 20-Sep-2017 10:51
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Hey all

 

 

 

I've had a browse on these forums and on the web and thought I had a good solution for a CCTV system for my retail store in the unifi video - but then discovered that it doesn't really do a external monitor display of all the cameras. Can someone recommend a system that would allow me to have an external monitor display of 5-6 cameras, ability to record & live view from an iphone app? Would Hikvision be the way to go? Although I know a little bit about systems I'm no good on linux and everyone here is on Macs.

 

 

 

Thanks!

 

Adam 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1869230 20-Sep-2017 12:04
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 Dahua or Hikvision are two good options for cameras and NVR. Plenty of local support from resellers and Atlas Gentech for Hikvision and Ingram or Alliance Wholesale for Dahua.

 

 


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  Reply # 1870267 21-Sep-2017 14:05
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They are looking at a Dahua solution at work, so I did some research. Not so sure I would trust them now.

 

 

 

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/03/dahua-hikvision-iot-devices-under-siege/

 

 


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  Reply # 1870291 21-Sep-2017 14:58
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plas:

 

They are looking at a Dahua solution at work, so I did some research. Not so sure I would trust them now.

 

 

 

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/03/dahua-hikvision-iot-devices-under-siege/

 

 

 

 

That is purely due to f*****g retarded "security" installers putting these NVR's in on default passwords, UPnP enabled and port forwarding the service and rtsp port to the NVR. Leaves them wide open for an attack and they get wrecked.

 

I absolutely rate Hikvision. It can be a low-end system or you can build a full on high-end solution - Tauranga Council use Hikvision PTZ cameras for their metro network, 200-odd of them!




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  Reply # 1880102 9-Oct-2017 21:55
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Can anyone recommend a installer / tech for dahua? someone who'll setup the right ports etc so i don't stuff it up.

 

 

 

Had trouble finding people on google 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1880127 9-Oct-2017 22:29
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I've done this before for a store and it is still working today in regards to an external display for UniFi Video: https://community.ubnt.com/t5/UniFi-Video/Tutorial-RTSP-Raspberry-Pi-B-Viewer-6-Cam-4-Cam/m-p/1536448/highlight/true#M54835

 

Could be worth contacting an old company I used to work for (Think Concepts: https://thinking.co.nz/) who do installations of UniFi Video and other products. They'll be able to quote you + install. Ask for Jason or Nic and say I sent you or direct them to this post.





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  Reply # 1880171 10-Oct-2017 07:57
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Assuming the unifis have a standard RTSP stream, or onvif support then these cheap NVR's work good for displaying 4 or 8 cameras on a 1080p hdmi monitor. https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Super-Mini-4CH-1080P-Full-HD-HDMI-NVR-1080P-960P-720P-IP-camera-video-recorder-NVR/2035882061.html - they are the same as many other NVRs but smaller, so can be velcroed to the back of a monitor and just set up with the cameras and will show them on power up. Configurng the RTSP streams can be a bit of a pain if tho, if the cams are not detected.





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  Reply # 1880176 10-Oct-2017 08:21
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plas:

 

They are looking at a Dahua solution at work, so I did some research. Not so sure I would trust them now.

 

 

 

https://krebsonsecurity.com/2017/03/dahua-hikvision-iot-devices-under-siege/

 

 

 

 

99% of those issues come down to two things - inept people installing equipment and exposing it to the internet, and people sourcing cheap Chinese cameras from Aliexpress that run hacked firmware that's old and can't be updated.

 

Dahua (like many other vendors - Hikvision have also had some major security holes) provide firmware updates but if you're running hacked hardware you won't be able to apply those updates.

 

 


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