HCV724 Outdoor 1.3 Megapixel POE IP Camera with Night Vision £45.99 Sold by HUACAM and Fulfilled by Amazon
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HCV724 Outdoor 1.3 Megapixel POE IP Camera with Night Vision £45.99 Sold by HUACAM and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Found 11th Jun 2015
Reduced from £109.99 with free P&P fulfilled by Amazon
External 1280x960 video camera with built-in webserver, motion detect and optional Power-over-Ethernet. You can also power it from an external 12V source, but the camera doesn't come with this in the box.

Good reviews on Amazon: all 4 or 5 stars

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Why not just buy Hikvision.?

Tried and tested and by far the most popular IP cameras around at the moment!

shinds

Why not just buy Hikvision.?Tried and tested and by far the most popular … Why not just buy Hikvision.?Tried and tested and by far the most popular IP cameras around at the moment!


why not post your deal?

shinds

Why not just buy Hikvision.?Tried and tested and by far the most popular … Why not just buy Hikvision.?Tried and tested and by far the most popular IP cameras around at the moment!



Can you point to one at this price/spec?

I would like a external camera to be linked to a monitor constantly but wouldn't know where to start. I presume that it would need power and just an rf cable to a TV?

Wookster

I would like a external camera to be linked to a monitor constantly but … I would like a external camera to be linked to a monitor constantly but wouldn't know where to start. I presume that it would need power and just an rf cable to a TV?


the last wired one I had, had one long cable from the camera, which plugged in a splitter type cable and that had power + tv connections coming off it

have since moved on to better ones but as a starter camera it couldn't be easier, eBay is full of them


shinds

Why not just buy Hikvision.?Tried and tested and by far the most popular … Why not just buy Hikvision.?Tried and tested and by far the most popular IP cameras around at the moment!


because genuine Hikvision are 4 times the price, the cheaper ones are 'grey' imports with hacked English firmware.
Edited by: "paulj48" 11th Jun 2015

paulj48

because genuine Hikvision are 4 times the price, the cheaper ones are … because genuine Hikvision are 4 times the price, the cheaper ones are 'grey' imports with hacked English firmware.



But they work perfectly (and are genuine if purchased from the right place). For not much more than this you can pick up 2mp Hikvisions direct from China (Aliexpress/Alibaba etc). Much better cameras.

Anyway, good price if you're just starting out in PoE CCTV. Voted hot.
Edited by: "topss" 11th Jun 2015

topss

But they work perfectly (and are genuine if purchased from the right … But they work perfectly (and are genuine if purchased from the right place). For not much more than this you can pick up 2mp Hikvisions direct from China (Aliexpress/Alibaba etc). Much better cameras. Anyway, good price if you're just starting out in PoE CCTV. Voted hot.


They work perfectly until you want to upgrade the firmware, also if buying direct from China you need to add import duty.

I have a 3mp Hikvision POE dome that was bought new from Ebay (posted from UK), great camera for the money but came with a warning as to not upgrade the firmware.

paulj48

They work perfectly until you want to upgrade the firmware, also if … They work perfectly until you want to upgrade the firmware, also if buying direct from China you need to add import duty. I have a 3mp Hikvision POE dome that was bought new from Ebay (posted from UK), great camera for the money but came with a warning as to not upgrade the firmware.



Why can't you upgrade the firmware? I'm interested in something like this. Where can I go to find out more?

esudl

Why can't you upgrade the firmware? I'm interested in something like … Why can't you upgrade the firmware? I'm interested in something like this. Where can I go to find out more?


because they are a Chinese model hacked so an English firmware is applied, I presume if you try and upgrade the firmware it will either revert to Chinese or you wont find the correct one (as none officially exists) for the Chinese specific model. There are Ebay sellers who import the cameras, hack the firware and sell from UK stock, I bought one and am very happy with it, as it works perfectly there is no reason for me to alter the firmware.

e.g this advert ebay.co.uk/itm…1ea
says the following'Please note that due to Hikvision changes in firmware, no alternative firmware will be able to be loaded onto these cameras, they will come with v5.2.5 ENGLISH language, which is working as its expected to. If there are any changes to this, then I will notify if required. Any changes to firmware will mean that the camera will revert to Chinese language. If you have any questions please ask before purchase.

These cameras are Chinese region cameras, with full English language firmware. Please check if they are likely to be compatible with your system before purchase.

paulj48

because they are a Chinese model hacked so an English firmware is … because they are a Chinese model hacked so an English firmware is applied, I presume if you try and upgrade the firmware it will either revert to Chinese or you wont find the correct one (as none officially exists) for the Chinese specific model. There are Ebay sellers who import the cameras, hack the firware and sell from UK stock, I bought one and am very happy with it, as it works perfectly there is no reason for me to alter the firmware.e.g this advert http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hikvision-DS-2CD2132-I-3MP-HD-1080-IR-PoE-Indoor-Outdoor-CCTV-Network-IP-Camera-/271895306730?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3f4e3921easays the following'Please note that due to Hikvision changes in firmware, no alternative firmware will be able to be loaded onto these cameras, they will come with v5.2.5 ENGLISH language, which is working as its expected to. If there are any changes to this, then I will notify if required. Any changes to firmware will mean that the camera will revert to Chinese language. If you have any questions please ask before purchase.These cameras are Chinese region cameras, with full English language firmware. Please check if they are likely to be compatible with your system before purchase.



You are right to a degree. We have ordered lots of Hikvisions (and various other makes) from China and some come with "hacked" English FWs and others the standard Chinese FW. Upgrading the firmware unofficially on these, is no different to doing similar on other electronic products. Find the firmware and update it. Loads of guides out there (Plus you can't really brick them - there is a recovery tool available just incase) Plus there are versions of the iVMS-4200 software that are multi-lingual, which work perfectly well with a Chinese FW.

So where does it record too? Do you need a seperate box to plug in with hard drive in. I have a zyxel nsa 310 network drive with network connection. Sorry to be a knob

Graham1979

So where does it record too? Do you need a seperate box to plug in with … So where does it record too? Do you need a seperate box to plug in with hard drive in. I have a zyxel nsa 310 network drive with network connection. Sorry to be a knob


depends on the system, some IP cameras have sd card slots that record the video (although a determined thief could remove the card and evidence) I have 2 IP cams connected to a Synology Diskstation, this records the video (locally on HDD), sends me emails with .jpg when movement is captured and uploads the movement footage to Onedrive.
Edited by: "paulj48" 11th Jun 2015

I'd rather move house than live somewhere I felt the need to cover my property in cctv. Good price though

Wookster

I would like a external camera to be linked to a monitor constantly but … I would like a external camera to be linked to a monitor constantly but wouldn't know where to start. I presume that it would need power and just an rf cable to a TV?


These are IP cameras and am pretty certain there's no means to connect a standard monitor/TV to them using RF/composite connections.

These usually are viewed on a web browser type application, so any device (smartphone, tablet, PC etc) that can access internet/web/your local network can display the content.

If you want camera to traditional screen then you need a different product.

Got an old iPhone ?, use manything or presence works well .

This Huacam works great with a Synology NAS running Surveillance Station.
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