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Bob La Londe

Jan 1, 1970
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Anybody here play with their DVRs. Basically a PC based unit. I set three
of them up today for a client. He bought them and paid me by the hour to
get them tied down and setup for network / remote access.

I am curious if anybody has any long term experience with these. How do
they hold up? Any quirks or bugs I should be aware of?

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Bob La Londe
http://www.YumaBassMan.com


LocalNet dialup IMO is a criminal organization.
Have not used them in years but they continue to bill me.
 
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Nick Markowitz

Jan 1, 1970
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Biggest problem i have had is unauthorised people using intenet with them
and screwing up the computers by getting virus etc thats why for my own
installs i only install stand alane units with out keyboad etc that cannot
be messed with.I have company i sub for and every time its one that is a
computer with a capture board some employee has managed to screw with it.
 
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Crash Gordon

Jan 1, 1970
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If he's payin' by the hour...why worry about it?

My outlook is...if it dies and you (client) bought it...you can pay me to
come remove it and you can ship it back to the factory for repair then pay
me again to come back out and re-install it.



| Anybody here play with their DVRs. Basically a PC based unit. I set
three
| of them up today for a client. He bought them and paid me by the hour to
| get them tied down and setup for network / remote access.
|
| I am curious if anybody has any long term experience with these. How do
| they hold up? Any quirks or bugs I should be aware of?
|
| --
| --
| Bob La Londe
| http://www.YumaBassMan.com
|
|
| LocalNet dialup IMO is a criminal organization.
| Have not used them in years but they continue to bill me.
|
|
 
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Bob La Londe

Jan 1, 1970
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Crash Gordon said:
If he's payin' by the hour...why worry about it?

My outlook is...if it dies and you (client) bought it...you can pay me to
come remove it and you can ship it back to the factory for repair then pay
me again to come back out and re-install it.

Over all this guy is a good client. He pays me several hundred dollars a
month for his alarm systems, and I kinda liked the units after I got past
the poorly written manuals. I figure its worth knowing upfront about
potential problems so I can take care of him quickly when something arises.

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Bob La Londe
http://www.YumaBassMan.com


LocalNet dialup IMO is a criminal organization.
Have not used them in years but they continue to bill me.
 
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Bob La Londe

Jan 1, 1970
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Nick Markowitz said:
Biggest problem i have had is unauthorised people using intenet with them
and screwing up the computers by getting virus etc thats why for my own
installs i only install stand alane units with out keyboad etc that cannot
be messed with.I have company i sub for and every time its one that is a
computer with a capture board some employee has managed to screw with it.

Personally of the various MFGs I have used Dedicated Micros has given me the
fewest problems.

These units aren't bad for screwing with them. They autoload the
application, and if you shut down the application it shuts down the
computer. Still, its possible. I did play with them a bit t see if I could
get to windows, and there are some ways that can be done.

The client software is a little different than some I have used. Not as
intuitive as you would expect, but it worked. I was able to simultaneously
connect to all three units from offsite after I was done.

There are some things in the manuals that is confusing do to poor wording.
It seems to imply that passwords are not case sensitive, but they most
definitely are. In one spot it also implies that you don't have to reboot
an XP or 2000 machine after making IP address changes, but you do or the DVR
application won't pick up the change.

After you get it setup up it connects easy enough.

Its kinda interesting to see the way different outfits implement stuff. I
just finished the network setup on a DS2A with the new software yesterday
morning. LAN setup is a snap, but password setup is a real cludge. WAN
access to telemetry was a bit confusing too. You have to setup a second
port forward on a different port. Then if you have multiple connections or
multiple telemetry items to control you have to forwarda whoel block of
ports. Not at all like the old DDM software.

On Tuesday I finished the setup on a Pelco DX 7000 series DVR. Another
XP/2000 based unit. The setup on this one is weird and different too. Uses
the Windows networking stuff too.

Anyway, the NetProMax doesn't look any worse to me than the Windows based
Pelco machine.

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Bob La Londe
http://www.YumaBassMan.com


LocalNet dialup IMO is a criminal organization.
Have not used them in years but they continue to bill me.
 

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