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Spec me a CCTV System

Discussion in 'Home and Garden' started by Sirrel Squirrel, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Nazbit

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    Hi,

    Does anyone know where there are any 2335s available? I bought three of them a couple of months ago from AliExpress.

    Looking for 2 more in 6mm. It looks like supplies have dried up? Plenty of 2.8 and 4mm though.

    Full ref is DS-2CD2335FWD-I.

    If these have been discontinued can anyone reccomend something with similar performance please?

    Thanks
     
  2. Scream

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    I can never source a UK supplier that stocks the 6mm. They say they can order them in but it’s like 12 weeks wait or so. Some AliExpress stores have them when I looked last week but if they actually stock them is the question.

    There might have been an issue with the 6mm last year which might have been the reason stock was hard to find and they never continued with them.

    You might not notice an issue with yours but the diehards out there would notice an issue with the image.
     
  3. Nazbit

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    Yeah I'm aware there were some focus / sharpness issues on these around August last year. I believe it may also have affected the 4mm but in much smaller numbers. I don't think it was officially/publically acknowledged as an issue was it? Did they discontinue the 6 then?

    I've not been pixel peeping but I can't say I've noticed. As you say I probably wouldn't see it anyway.

    Looking to order another 4mm 2335 and a 4mm 2555 which I can get easily enough but I was hoping for another 6mm 2335.

    Not sure what to get as an alternative. The 6mm is essential really for the location. I'm open to other ideas it's a rural garden with no ambient light other than one 10w led PIR light about 30m away.
     
  4. Scream

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    You could use the DS-2CD2T35FWD instead and I see the 6mm is available in the uk. You can get either the I5 or the I8 depending if you want a 50m IR or 80m IR. Only downside is, it’s a bullet.
     
  5. topher

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    can anyone recommend some IP camera's that don't send data to the internet, I will be connecting them via Ispy or Blue Iris.
    need two for indoor use, would like to turn the IR leds off if needed.
    one outdoor.

    cheers
     
  6. Scream

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    Hikvision/Dahua IR can be turned off and cameras can be logged into via browser and uPnP etc can be turned off.

    You should have the cameras on a separate network which has no direct connection to the internet if looking to use remote access, a vpn should be used and port forwarding should not be used at all.
     
  7. Nazbit

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    Thanks

    Definitely ringfence them on a VLAN if your router or switch is capable.

    Deny outbound traffic from the VLAN both to your network and the internet. Just allow inbound traffic from your main network to the VLAN with associated responses.

    Then you can view them but your cameras can not call home or out to anyone else or any other home machines. Best to do this with any IOT devices too.

    If your Blue Iris machine has two NICs you could just assign one to the VLAN and one to the main LAN and that wouldn't reqiure as much configuration.