Smart outdoor security cameras in SA?

xrapidx

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Anyone know why when you connect via a NVR using rtsp/onvif - the picture is always clear... but when connecting via PC (e.g. VLC) - the picture frequently corrupts.
 

falcon786

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Nope say items are delayed up to 30 days but at least gave me a $8 discount voucher.

I've gotten mine in 11 days,hoping to install this weekend,but I specified that they should send via DHL in my checkout notes,as Post or EMS to SA is too slow or gets stolen.

So if anybody is ordering via Reolink direct remember to specify DHL shipping.
 

Saba'a

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I've gotten mine in 11 days,hoping to install this weekend,but I specified that they should send via DHL in my checkout notes,as Post or EMS to SA is too slow or gets stolen.

So if anybody is ordering via Reolink direct remember to specify DHL shipping.
Did you pay extra for it? Or is it free shipping?
 

furpile

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some advice please guys, i want to get a camera to monitor a child to see when they are awake etc (the actual monitoring will be handled by the angel care unit, but just to visually see if they are awake etc)

but i would also like to possibly use it in future with my home assistant setup.

what are teh options at a relatively lowish cost, i saw some generic stuff but i dont have much faith in them.

What about the TP Link tapo c100 or C200 and the sonoff? thoughts?
I am using one of the Sonoff cameras. It is being watched from a Blue Iris server via RTSP. Every now and then the image will drop away for a few seconds or freeze. I changed it to a wired connection but it is still doing the same. Seems like you can still watch the feed via the Ewelink app when this happens. Other than that it works fine for what I need it for. Nice thing for the Sonoff is you can control Pan/Tilt from Home Assistant as well.
 

Saba'a

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Have you received your package at long last?
Nope. See image of tracking.

And Reolink just says:

Dear Customer,

Your parcel is in transit now.
It arrived at local post office.
Would you mind contact your local post office again?




Really! My local PO branch just closed this month. . I told them I cannot trace it locally and they suggest I must trace it via Singapore Post which states arrived at local post office
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wappie

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I've gotten mine in 11 days,hoping to install this weekend,but I specified that they should send via DHL in my checkout notes,as Post or EMS to SA is too slow or gets stolen.

So if anybody is ordering via Reolink direct remember to specify DHL shipping.
Any tax or import duties on top of that?
 

Saba'a

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Still waiting on my new camera!

In the meantime I have 4 poe and one wifi camera.

I have 2 x 4 port poe switches. Once new camera arrives from SAPO, can I daisy chain the 2 poe switches?

I link my poe switches direct to the PC. Can I link 2 x 4 port poe switches to one normal switch which is then connected to PC?
 

furpile

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Still waiting on my new camera!

In the meantime I have 4 poe and one wifi camera.

I have 2 x 4 port poe switches. Once new camera arrives from SAPO, can I daisy chain the 2 poe switches?

I link my poe switches direct to the PC. Can I link 2 x 4 port poe switches to one normal switch which is then connected to PC?

That should work yes.
 

Saba'a

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I've gotten mine in 11 days,hoping to install this weekend,but I specified that they should send via DHL in my checkout notes,as Post or EMS to SA is too slow or gets stolen.

So if anybody is ordering via Reolink direct remember to specify DHL shipping.
Asked them how to ensure via courier. Response below:

Dear Customer,

We will ship according to the weight and product to choose shipping carriers.
Maybe it will be DHL or Singapore Post. It can not be ensured by courier.

How many cameras did you order? I had only one.

Hopefully they will refund me.
 

falcon786

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Asked them how to ensure via courier. Response below:

Dear Customer,

We will ship according to the weight and product to choose shipping carriers.
Maybe it will be DHL or Singapore Post. It can not be ensured by courier.

How many cameras did you order? I had only one.

Hopefully they will refund me.

I ordered 4 camera's,so perhaps that's why they agreed to DHL to me.
 

Saba'a

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As well, mine just landed in SA on Wed (probably the same plane as yours)
Did yours arrive?


I requested and got refunded as I cannot trace it at SAPO. No email or calls get answered.

My local branch closed. So not even sure where to go to check.

@MongooseMan
 
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MongooseMan

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Did yours arrive?


I requested and got refunded as I cannot trace it at SAPO. No email or calls get answered.

My local branch closed. So not even sure where to go to check.

@MongooseMan
No, still waiting.
Another contact said his got delivered to a post office, so I'm looking out for the slip (fingers crossed...)

My latest tracking:
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