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by Thixotropic
Fri Oct 11, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Network cameras
Topic: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good

broachoski wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 12:16 am
You might want to start a new topic for future questions since we have held this Reolink topic hostage for a while.
Sounds good, maybe I'll start a thread for enclosures and mounting ideas.
by Thixotropic
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Network cameras
Topic: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good

That looks like a good, durable, weatherproof enclosure. Do those lock somehow? I'd worry about someone lifting it out and running off with it. This also looks like it might work: https://www.homedepot.com/p/4-in-x-4-in-x-4-in-Junction-Box-R5133709/202043437 It's 4"x4"x4", which seems like it would ...
by Thixotropic
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Network cameras
Topic: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good

More pics...
by Thixotropic
Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Network cameras
Topic: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good

Here's how to make a simple and inexpensive outdoor mount for the Foscam R2 or similarly shaped cameras. It's super-durable, water-tight (if done properly), and weather-resistant. 1) Buy a 3" diameter ABS cleanout adapter fitting (about $3). 2) Drill a hole in the center of the cleanout plug's cap; ...
by Thixotropic
Mon Oct 07, 2019 2:16 pm
Forum: Network cameras
Topic: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good

I really, really, really wish that the Foscam and Amcrest cameras had POE built in. I know they're primarily intended for wifi, but it sure would be handy. I also found a way to make a very nice, very rugged outdoor mount for the Foscam cameras, and I'll post some pics here as soon as I pull them to...
by Thixotropic
Sun Oct 06, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: Network cameras
Topic: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good

NOT FOR POE! POE devices use all 8 wires where normal ethernet devices only uses 4 of the 8 wires. In order for these to work on a POE camera, you would have to have a POE injector at or near each camera to supply the power to the cameras which means you would have to have a power source near by. I...
by Thixotropic
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Network cameras
Topic: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good

The HDW4433C-A looks good, I may get a couple of those. Do you recommend the version with the 3.6mm lens or the 2.8mm lens? I found a handy gadget on Amazon that lets you use two POE cameras on a single Ethernet line: Ethernet Cable Combiner/Splitter Kit https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GPN99CV/...
by Thixotropic
Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Network cameras
Topic: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Re: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good

Any suggestions you could offer on good POE cameras would be welcome, either the bullet type or dome/turret style.

broachoski wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:47 am
Good to see you getting into POE and not trying to depend too much on WYZE
by Thixotropic
Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Network cameras
Topic: Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good
Replies: 18
Views: 2117

Reolink RLC-420-5MP - so far so good

I just got a pair of RLC-420-5MP POE cameras and a BV-Tech 18 port PoE/PoE+ switch. So far they're working perfectly, plug and play all the way. They're undergoing a 48-hour burn-in right now. After a bit of tinkering with the settings, BI5 sees them just fine. Beware of "deals" on Amazon- the camer...
by Thixotropic
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Blue Iris 4 versus 5, and Win 7 versus Win 10- what's best?
Replies: 5
Views: 569

Re: Blue Iris 4 versus 5, and Win 7 versus Win 10- what's best?

Based on what you said, I think I'm going to wipe the PC, install a stripped-down version of Win 10 and a copy of BI5, and see what happens. Do you recommend running BI as a service versus as a regular application? If so, could you give me an idea as to why it's better or more stable? Run as a servi...