Friday, July 12, 2019

Some other NVR options

Other options I did some quick research on that people have mentioned to look at if Windows is a deal breaker for you to run Blue Iris.

Shinobi NVR software.

Facebook page

Here is their feature compare to ZoneMinder. Platform independent since written in JavaScript. Sounds like there are issues with libraries need to make it work under Linux.

Synology Surveillance Station

The licensing cost of ~$50 after the first 2 is going to be the deal breaker for most. Add to that a NAS just is not built for video display so you are left with browser display A quick Google would seem to indicate does not stand up performance wise either.

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Univivi 90 Degree Wide Angle IR Illuminator

Univivi Infrared Illuminator, 850nm 6 LEDs 90 Degree Wide Angle IR Illuminator for Night Vision,Waterproof LED Infrared Light for IP Camera,CCTV Security Camera

The Univivi U06R turned out not to be all that wide angle. Despite the name it is really only about 60 degrees wide. That is great for long range applications but closer to you will probably want something wider like this 90 degree one. Here are some sample shots from my raccoon trashed barn to make it real easy to see the diff. This section is about 30 by 30 feet. The pics are with an Amcrest IP3M-943B

This is with the Univivi U06R 

And this is the same shot with wide angle

Both floodlight s put out about the same lumens. It is just the angle that is diff. Hence the 60 degree is brighter. Just over a narrower area.