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by terk
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:25 am
Forum: Network cameras
Topic: Best BI compatible cameras to look outdoors through windows?
Replies: 1
Views: 778

Re: Best BI compatible cameras to look outdoors through windows?

If it's going to have to be inside it will need to be a starlight capable camera EmpireTech has a number of them on Amazon although there would still need to be at least some ambient light outside for it to work and if the camera has IRs they will need to be turned off so they don't glare off the wi...
by terk
Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:00 am
Forum: Blue Iris 5
Topic: Sun/cloud triggers
Replies: 4
Views: 1221

Re: Sun/cloud triggers

Lookup Sentry-AI or free-ai-person-detection-for-blue-iris which uses DeepStack and the AI tools script to detect and alert only on the object types you select like people, cat, dog, car, ... Both seem to work great, I have been using Sentry-AI for over a month and I set up the DeepStack method on 5...
by terk
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:34 am
Forum: Blue Iris 5
Topic: Suggestion/Request: 3rd party add-ons tab in Blue Iris
Replies: 4
Views: 1539

Re: Suggestion/Request: 3rd party add-ons tab in Blue Iris

Curious about this as well. Had an unmanageable amount of false positives with spiders and moths at night so I'm testing out the AI Tool with Deepstack server. It does a great job of identifying objects but is limited on alert functionality. A cleaner interface to this type of add on, that could ta...
by terk
Sat May 16, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New to BI and Have Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 6271

Re: New to BI and Have Questions

It all depends on your cameras. many of the pigtails on Dahua cameras will require a slightly bigger hole than 3/4 so I have used the mounting boxes like https://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Junction-HAC-HDW1100-IPC-HDW1000-HDW4300S/dp/B01LYYKLRP so I only have to drill a 1/4" hole to run the RJ45 cable...
by terk
Thu May 14, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Blue Iris 5
Topic: Longtime BI fan/customer - BI3, BI4, BI5 maybe?
Replies: 4
Views: 1475

Re: Longtime BI fan/customer - BI3, BI4, BI5 maybe?

I switched from the latest version of 4 to 5 a month or two ago, mainly to get push notifications to work again. I have no regrets as 5 seems to work just as well for me as 4 did. I turn off the autoupdate feature and give versions a while of seeing what issues others run into. I only update if it's...
by terk
Mon May 11, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: Blue Iris 5
Topic: Upgrade?
Replies: 1
Views: 941

Re: Upgrade?

I upgraded about a month ago or a little more to get my push notifications working again. I followed the upgrade steps Reddawg outlined at https://blueirissoftware.com/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=584 and everything was pretty much in the same place as 4 so really easy to use after the update. I also ...
by terk
Wed May 06, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Network cameras
Topic: Does anyone else use Camius cameras with BI5?
Replies: 8
Views: 3615

Re: Does anyone else use Camius cameras with BI5?

I have Dahua, Ubiquity, and a no name camera, I don't have any of that brand. Do they have a web interface for the cameras where you can configure the IP, NTP, credentials, and other settings? With BI I usually just get the cameras all setup via the built-in web interface of the cameras then use the...
by terk
Wed Apr 29, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Random IP addresses
Replies: 16
Views: 4494

Re: Random IP addresses

Do you have a port open through your firewall for remote access? If so you may want to consider deleting that exception and setting up a VPN server on your firewall to connect to first for remote access.
by terk
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: New to BI and Have Questions
Replies: 19
Views: 6271

Re: New to BI and Have Questions

It all depends on your cameras. many of the pigtails on Dahua cameras will require a slightly bigger hole than 3/4 so I have used the mounting boxes like https://www.amazon.com/Aluminum-Junction-HAC-HDW1100-IPC-HDW1000-HDW4300S/dp/B01LYYKLRP so I only have to drill a 1/4" hole to run the RJ45 cable ...
by terk
Wed Apr 15, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: False Triggers from Lighting Changes - Advice?
Replies: 5
Views: 2072

Re: False Triggers from Lighting Changes - Advice?

The only way I could almost completely eliminate false alerts with snow or shadows was spending $50 a year for Sentry AI's smart alerts through BI. Now I only get alerts on people or vehicles on our driveway and people on most of the other cameras, it still records every motion detected it just does...