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  1. Look at the sensor in the specs of the model you're looking at - most descriptions tell you the make / model of the sensor on the camera. If it says Starvis, then it's a StarLight. If it's Sony or something else, then it's not StarLight. That being said, I've found lots of typos in the specs and descriptions in the past. EmpireTech-Andy will know for sure. There's many people at ipcamtalk that use him when buying Dahua.
  2. I'd make sure that you upgrade to the StarLight version (Starvis sensor). They're far better than the regular Dahuas in low light (at night). I have both regular and starlight Dahuas, and there's no comparison between the two at night. The Starlight in my driveway is full color in the middle of the night with just a street light that's about 100' away and some landscape lights. I have another in the back, and that's full color with just landscaping lights...
  3. Is there a way to remotely reboot a secondary controller (EA1)? The controller says "Connecting" in Update Manager, but never shows that it's actually online. I can see it on the network, and in System Design in Composer, the Controller Status says "Online"... The primary controller is now at a higher version (2.10.6) than the secondary (2.10.5)...the plan was to get to 3.1. The controller isn't on a wattbox or anything else that can remotely cut the power.
  4. This is what I have the relay set to. The duration also comes into play - tells the driver how long to keep the connection closed (think of this as the button press when someone rings the doorbell - holding it down for this long):
  5. 2.) agree 100%. I'm using an alternate camera because the DS2 angle doesn't see enough, and it's also really backlit in my situation where it's looking outwards into the yard. The problem with this is that the alternate camera only works on the T3's (so in the house). It's not used for Intercom Anywhere, so it only helps if you're at home using a touchscreen. 3.) I have this working on mine, but I'm using the relay built into the DS2 mini. So the doorbell is getting the exact same voltage it was with the old doorbell. You have to configure how the relay works in the DS2 driver setup (monostable, bistable, or pulse? if I remember correctly). 4.) Agree. My phone starts vibrating out of control, and it takes a few seconds and taps to get to the notification, at which time the UPS driver is already at the neighbors steps. 5.) Your upload speed comes into play here. The video / audio of the DS2 is sent to the Intercom Anywhere service in the cloud, and then back to your device. This traffic is all leaving your network (egress traffic), so upload speeds matter. Once it hits the IA server, then it comes back. On the return trip coming from the Intercom Anywhere service in the cloud to your device is where cellular data vs wifi may make a difference. Both will suffer if the upload speed isn't fast enough, because the DS2 can't get the data out of the house fast enough. I had 1 gig down, and 20mb up, and switched to 1 gig down and 1 gig up, and the change in upload speed made a large difference in how the DS2 works, how fast my cameras load in the native camera app, and how fast the C4 app connects to the EA5 remotely. Sounds trivial, but my wife asked me what changed and why these things were faster...which I'd take as true anecdotal feedback.
  6. Elk experience, and I know the integration will give you either the name of the user (or the user number) as defined in the Elk config for #1 above.
  7. Maybe this depends on the NVR that you're looking at? I have a 2U Dahua NVR, and it's rack-mounted using the included rack-mounting ears...
  8. I tested this with a Office 365 account, and it works the same as it does for outlook.com accounts. From reading the snipped that you quoted, I believe that the term "hybrid" refers to a partial Exchange On-Premises installation and partial Exchange Online (Office 365).
  9. The new stations (that were announced in February) that are only available online - I don't see them in SiriuxXM on C4. Is there a way to add these extra channels, or are we at the mercy of a driver update to get these pulled in? http://investor.siriusxm.com/investor-overview/press-releases/press-release-details/2019/SiriusXM-Unveils-More-Than-100-New-Music-Channels-on-Its-Streaming-Platform-the-Largest-Addition-Ever-to-Its-Content-Lineup/default.aspx I can play them on my phone, and then in the SiriusXM app on my phone, there's the option to cast to a video device on my network, but that's not the C4 experience that I'm looking for (I'd like to be able to favorite them and pin them in a room). 🙂
  10. Yes, it's the Extra Vegetables driver that C4 bought. I wasn't using announcements on 2.10.x or 2.9, so I can't say if it worked then or not...but I would agree that it seems like it's a driver issue either on the Announcements side or the Extra Vegetables Russound driver...
  11. Doesn't matter how long the announcement is - that's the problem. When the announcement starts, the director turns on the zone, mutes the zone, then plays the audio file to a muted zone, and once the playback is complete, it turns the zone back off, resulting in no audio during playback of the file. If I play an announcement to a T3, it works fine.
  12. Keypad turns on right away (unmuted), then 15 seconds later the keypad shows that the room is muted, the announcement plays to the muted room, and then the keypad turns back off. It has discrete mute control.
  13. If they're separated, and I just play the announcement by itself, it turns on the Russound audio zone, and then mutes it, then turns it back off, so nothing is heard. Putting the two together just helps to understand what's happening since I can tell it's not the audio delay, because there's already music playing when the announcement decides to mute the zone.
  14. It seems like it's a discrete command that's being sent to the Russound unit at the start / end of an announcement. Not sure if it's doing this for the sake of trying to turn off whatever is playing in the room so the announcement is being heard, but it doesn't seem to understand that it's using that same devices for the announcement. I say this, because I was going to try to put an announcement at the start of a wake-up event. So I added logic that says "when wakeup event starts, then execute announcement". The announcement has a default audio delay of 500ms. When I execute the event in the room, here's what happens: 1.) Wakeup event triggers, the Russound keypad lights up, and the music from the wakeup event media starts for a brief second. 2.) Mute is shown on the keypad 3.) I press volume up on the keypad, which unmutes the room, and I join the announcement that's already in progress 4.) Announcement ends, and the keypad is once again muted 5.) I press volume up on the keypad, and mute turns off...
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