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DWRobinson last won the day on November 13 2014

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  1. DWRobinson

    license plate recognition in control4

    https://www.axis.com/en-us/solutions-by-application/license-plate-recognition I think it only works with Axis cameras, but appears to do everything you are looking for.
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    IR Illuminator

    I have several cameras outside and probably half have plenty of light and the other half could use additional light. Does anyone have any suggestions on an IR illuminator/floodlight that you use or have used? I am looking for one that is PoE. Thanks.
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    HIK cameras

    What CK said. I have 11 cameras and have not had any issues.
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    Ideas for Keypad

    Personally I wouldn't have a button that can turn your alarm off. Could result in bad things. I have several that arm at doors when leaving or in the bedroom to arm/stay, but having one that disarms scares me. Just my $0.02.
  5. Does anyone know if this exists?
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    Security Cameras: Need Some Help

    If you have a NAS, go IP and use the NAS for storage. You can use software like Blue Iris or whatever comes with the camera (free). Personally I would and did go IP. One stream pointed at C4 and the other pointed at the software.
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    Hikvision Camera Integration

    I don't have those specific cameras, but I do have both Hikvision domes and bullets integrated.
  8. Sorry if that came off wrong, I was truly just curious. Currently I have Tru Audio and Klipsch. Was really asking for when I add more or one of the others dies.
  9. Wouldn't any amp work if you are fine with 4% jumps? What would be the benefit of the C4 amp over another brand...quality, price, etc.?
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    Outdoor Speakers

    Answers match your numbers. 1. Personally, I have everything inside in a central closet. This is probably largely personal preference. I don't know where you live, but where I am it is hot, so I would worry about have an amp in non climate controlled area and it getting far to hot. If temperature is not extreme either way, probably either location is fine. In your case, wire gauge can basically make up for distance in my opinion. 2. I would run a conduit and then it doesn't matter. That way you can ultimately run whatever you need and will be future proof. 3. Yes, any amp will work unless I am not understanding the question. Amps are just pass through and not really even "integrated". If your amp is also your matrix that is a different question all together. 4. See 2. If not running conduit I would run double the amount of everything you think you might ever want. 5. For the speakers, here is another recent thread that discusses them. I am neither the smartest on these forums nor a professional in the business, but that is my $0.02 as an end user.
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    Outdoor Speakers

    I have 2 AWR-650-SM Outdoor Rock Speaker in the flower beds by the pool, 2 AW-650 Outdoor Speaker mounted on the house and 2 EpisodeĀ® Landscape Series Burial Subwoofer with 12 in. Woofer buried in the flower beds and it sound pretty awesome in my opinion. The thing I would say is adding a subwoofer dramatically changes the "quality" of sound outdoors. Lots of outdoor speakers sound great and get loud, but few have the bass. Adding this will definitely set your system apart from others. The good thing about whatever you choose you will probably love it and be happy you picked them. Given you won't ever have anything else in your yard to compare them to, it will be hard for something to outperform them.
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    An alternative to Kaleidescape ?

    Would this do what you are looking for?
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    Media Servers

    Gotcha...makes sense. Just thought I might be missing something.
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    Media Servers

    Just to show my ignorance, what "management" do people like to do that the MyMovies Collection Management doesn't already do for you? It rips, grabs meta data and adds it all to you library all without even hitting a button (at least in my case). Am I missing something fun that I should be doing?
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    It still ain't easy.

    I assume you have battery backups of some sort at the least? Generator past that would permanently solve power going out.