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BG642344125 2018-06-23 08:46:19
The good: Seems well built. Image quality seems good. IR LEDs automatically come on. Accepts 48V PoE without any extra cables. Good price. The bad: Don't buy this unless you have a Windows PC and you can reconfigure your local network addresses. OOTB the device DHCPs an IP address - however - it doesn't respond on that at all, and only talks on 192.168.1.10 (subnetted as /24). You can't make any config changes with the web browser (even the password..) unlike (say) my ancient foscam unit. None of my browsers were able to view the web ui stream as it required 'plugins', which modern browsers don't really support any more. I did, eventually, get it to DHCP correctly, but this required saving, resetting, changing IP, saving, sacrificing a chicken - basically adjusting lots of values in the "CMS" app. Notably, the "devicemanage" utility doesn't claim DHCP support at all. Feels like there is a firmware bug in there lurking. Getting to the software too seems needlessly complex. It's hard to find on the manufacturer's website (and the change IP tool link is broken). Since I live in 2018, none of my computers have a CD drive for the supplied disc - let alone one that's happy with the mini-CD format (I.E: not a slot-loader!). The files on the disc are also needlessly compressed (since there's plenty of space, they are not big) ... in RAR format. In fact, one has a RAR inside the RAR! The software itself is horrible.. but I expected that and won't be using it. It took a fair amount of googling to uncover the correct URL to access it via rtsp, which is: rtsp://admin:@192.168.1.10/user=admin_password=tlJwpbo6_channel=1_stream=0.sdp
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