SV3C 5MP Camera

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SV3C 5MP Camera

Post by pracydna » Mon May 14, 2018 10:29 pm

Anyone rocking these cameras by chance? The quality in these things are incredible and I'd love to get some feedback from anyone who has knowledge of this brand. I'm very new to this whole CCTV thing and I just purchased my lifetime license. Any suggestions or help would be very welcomed as well.

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Re: SV3C 5MP Camera

Post by HULKEN » Sat May 26, 2018 8:07 pm

I have eight of the 2mp version. The only negative I have about them is they use double the bandwith of the 4mp Reolink, HDView, and Dahua. I have the Dahua IPC-HFW4431R-Z and at night the IR isnt as wide angle as the 2mp SV3C they look better in the dark. I have 6 of the Dahua IPC-HFW4431R-Z but only have 4 of them installed currently. I have 13 cameras running right now will have 19 when i get them all installed. I had planned on swapping out all the SV3C cameras with the Dahua IPC-HFW4431R-Z but after seeing the difference at night I'm going to use both. Higher MP looks better during the day but not at night.

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Re: SV3C 5MP Camera

Post by SteveUI » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:57 pm

I recently installed the 1080P version of this camera (model SV-B01POE-1080P). I too noticed more activity with this camera than expected.
Interestingly, the camera generates a log entry EVERY 4 seconds. I just had the time to notice this a few days ago so I haven't spent much time investigating it. I don't think there's anything about the on-camera settings or BI settings that would generate this behavior.
If you have experience that helps clarify what this is, I'd appreciate hearing about it.
Attached is a clipping of the BI camera log. You can see that the SV3C camera has generated thousands of these "subscription" events. The camera does this even when there's absolutely nothing in view to trigger it (every 4 seconds).

For those of you who need it: this log is easily accessed by clicking the red or yellow circular icons shown in the far lower right corner in BI.
SV3C cam log c.jpg
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