Chris Heider: Probably yes, but it could be misleading because they may output a different amount of light. Think about a light fixture for your bathroom. Is a four-bulb fixture brighter than a three-bulb fixture? It depends on the size of the bulbs!
Insumos Acuarios: then when the IR number is higher is better?
Chris Heider: These cameras automatically adjust to brightness. If the sun is shining at the lens, it will darken the picture automatically. Everything may be too dark to view at that time, but it shouldn't hurt the camera.
Chris Heider: I believe the original cables in my kit were 60-feet.
Chris Heider: Not this one! Maybe a very high end model.
Chris Heider: I chose to put the microphone ON my front door camera, but the microphone can be away from the camera. You can put the microphone close to your front door but the camera could be 10 feet away.
Chris Heider: IR=infrared. That's the number of infrared emitters on the camera to help it see in the dark.
Insumos Acuarios: thanks for the video.
What is an IR camera? Still not decided by which team buy and see that some cameras offer 24IR or 22ir. That would be the difference?
badboy00z: The microphone needs to be connected through a camera for it to playback the audio along with the video right? If you directly connect the microphone to the dvr you won't be able to play it back?
Joseph Leyva: Is there a way to talk back through the DVR system. So, say you are not home and won't to tell the dogs to stop barking??
suribe1422: Perfect video....
Thank you you make it so easy...and simple to help me install my cams ...
rexford82: Thank you Jim!
ggcub25: if you only have 4 cams conected, can you set the display to show the screen divided in 4 instead of 8 and not showing those "video loss" messages ?
ggcub25: Do you know how many ft have the camera cables that came in the box?
mike h: Very good video good info. I installed 3 camreas at my home cause I had been having
some past issues, since installing no more problems so the word must of got out! don't have sound but after seeing your camrea quality think iam gonna upgrade my camreas for a little better picture Thanks.
Ybbob Nomis: My question is how is the images facing the sunlight? I know that you don't want to point directly into the sun however the suns rays beam on the back side directly and I wanted to know if this camera system can tolorate that type of picture
Jimmyp6255: okay, thank for the reply. I guess I the cameras I have already have wifi built into them. I just need a PC to configure the camera. I have a mac....So time to go in my storage and dig out my pc lol
Chris Heider: To my knowledge, IP cameras are incompatible with traditional wired DVRs.
Jimmyp6255: I have a zmodo IP wireless camera- is there a way to have the rj45 connector convert to receiving a wifi signal instead of having to run a cord all the way to the router?
Chris Heider: That's a very good question. Trouble is, "wireless" cameras truly aren't wireless because you still need to provide a power source. I don't have outlets where I wanted to put my cameras on the house, so I would still have to run power to each of them if I went with wireless. So I'm still happy with the wired DVR but I still had the flexibility to use the wireless camera on the shed (where I already had power) because I didn't need to trench a line from the house.
kquigs100: would you go wireless with the whole thing now or are you still happy with wired dvr?
Chris Heider: Read the comment thread below with Alex Torres on the same topic.
Lkhoulf Elhabib: coaxial
alexander3143: can i connect multiple monitors, example one in office and another in the bed room
Chris Heider: I'm not really qualified to answer since I don't evaluate or sell surveillance systems for a living. But if you want my unprofessional opinion, I only evaluated two brands of cameras: Zmodo and Lorex. Lorex has better image quality and night vision. If it's a business expense, I'd go with Lorex. Zmodo is good for budget-conscious homeowners.
Chris Heider: Just search Amazon for "surveillance cable".
Matt Soltys: what is the cable for the camera??
Matt Soltys: what if the password was already on it?
Dan Targa: You can actualy mount the mic away from your camera and closer to the area you want to record voice and it will sound clearer, I have my mic mounted in the door trim and this also keeps the wind from blowing it.
harveyd63: Nice job
Ardany Ramos: Hey Chris, I have a question. I want to install 8 cameras for my business. Its a small dealer car shop, and i am looking for the right cameras. 4 cameras on the back 2 in front and the other 2 inside the offices. Which cameras, hard drive do you recommend. The installations should be easy from what i researched. im looking for good quality, night vision, and clear vision. thank you. hope you have time to help me.
Chris Heider: I just modified my video description with a link to a decent video that describes router configuration for remote access. But it may be confusing since your situation will likely be different. I still recommend you find a local geek to help.
Chris Heider: Rule #1: don't forget the password. I'm not sure how to reset it. Call Zmodo to see if there is a factory reset process (like hold down certain buttons while powering it up).
Chris Heider: Your DVR doesn't need to be close to your router; it just needs to be on your home network (connect via Ethernet cable). Every router and service provider are different so that's why I avoided doing a video for network setup. It can't be explained in a one-size-fits-all manner so it would confuse a lot of people. Best bet is to find a local geek to help.
Fix the alarm situation first. It's usually due to a hard drive issue, like you forgot to let it reuse space. Or a disconnected camera.
Sande Clark: Gosh! I need help. I have it installed and working but have tried endlessly to get help setting it up for computer and phone. Alarm went off this morning dont know why and I had to disable it so now its really a pain, no alarm, no computer, no phone alerts. Are you available or know who I can call. Zmodo has been no help. The syst is located elsewhere than my router, can I disconn the cameras from dvr to take to the router to plug in to set up?
panha theam: the screen say " Input Password" pop up when I click on the right mouse and I dun know the Password and Now I couldn't do anything even get to the setting. please let me know what can i do?
Chris Heider: My friend, I told you the exact model # (AVS-5811) to search for on Amazon. I also said to search for other things, like "video splitter" and "bnc to rca adapter". Look at the pictures to see what will work for you.
If you are unable to figure this out based on all the information in my video and the comments that I've given you and others, perhaps it would be best that you hire a professional to install the system for you. No disrespect intended, but DIY of electronics isn't for everyone.
Alex Torres: So with the splitter I can take the singe BNC output and feed it to say 3 TVs?
Can you show me a link to what I need please? I can't seem to find it.
Chris Heider: The BNC output can be adapted to an RCA cable and then split (as described above) to multiple TVs. You can get a BNC-to-RCA adapter on Amazon or eBay. You could also split the VGA output, but that's more difficult and costly. As I said, you need to decide what will work best for you.
Alex Torres: But if the DVR has only a bnc and vga connection output isn't that only for two TVs?
Chris Heider: My previous comment explained how I did it. Look for AVS-5811 on Amazon.com and you'll see what I used. You can buy extra receivers to connect it to multiple TVs.
Or, for a cheaper solution (but more work), you can run RCA cables to each TV and use a video splitter (which you can also find on Amazon).
You need to decide what will work best for you.
Chris Heider: Download the app called ZVIEWER.
Super Soto: How do you get it to be in your phone?
Alex Torres: Can you explain to me how can i connect this to multiple TVs?
Chris Heider: I honestly don't know what would cause your video to flip upside down. But try connecting the camera to a TV to determine if it's the camera or DVR causing the issue. If it's the camera, I'd just replace it.
Chris Heider: Mine has two outputs: one VGA which is connected to the monitor next to the DVR, the other is an RCA video jack which I connected to a wireless video transmitter. I have one receiver connected to my family room TV, but you can buy multiple receivers an connect them to multiple TVs. That's easier and more flexible (but more expensive) than running wires everywhere.
Chris Heider: Yes, a thief could steal the DVR if he wants to take the time to find it. But he won't waste the time. Above all, a surveillance system is supposed to be a DETERRENT to thieves. You want the cameras to be visible and post signs that your premises are protected. Odds are, he'll go to another house -- even if your cameras were fake.
haymannn: Don't they make much smaller cameras that can be hidden? I see programs with guys wearing cameras on their ties. If thives break in won't the realize cameras are outside and they would then steal the system & ur computer? Thanks for the vid
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