viewing our fish via the net, for anybody interested

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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    We have four cameras set up,

    #1 is a close up of the fish pond, the view depends on the time of day, reflection is an issue and the fish come and go from the view. It is close to the bog water fall, very top of picture. The depth is about 5 feet here. We are thinking of putting a dome camera over the pond, but first need to build the support etc. So that is a later thing to do.
    this is also a night view camera, the fish eyes glow at night lol.

    #2 is the ptz camera, the view will change off and on depending on what I am watching lol

    #3 is a over view of the yard and pond a static camera, I catch the deer walking in from our field on their way to the apple tree

    #4 is our hummingbird cam, they have been so much fun to watch. They will be moving on soon as it is cooling slowly here. We get from 5-10 doing air battles at a time.


    internet explorer (only), open a browser window

    go to tools ...
    .........open internet options
    .........go to security
    .........click custom level
    .........put prompt for download active x controls signed unsigned
    .........put prompt for initialize and script activex

    this will let the active x needed for the cameras to load. I think afterwards can reset back to the way you have it.

    After you do the above:

    go to a new window ie only

    type http://76.106.29.197

    you will see a prompt to use a activex (possibly if so say yes)

    should get a log in screen that says zmodo

    User is gpf
    no password

    It is view only, but you can click on one picture to see one at a time or on the right hand side you can click to see four at once.

    We have a great time just watching when we are not outside, we have set up a flat screen that is always on for the pond. With the remote I can pick which camera I want to see or see all four at once.

    Enjoy
     
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    Very nice Addy, are they humming birds coming to the feeder? the pond looks lovely btw.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Yep, they have been emptying the feeder every two days, that is about 3 cups. They leave here around september. In arizona we had them year round, they migrated to the hot........arizona and other places.

    The pond either looks empty or over stocked depends on the time of day and what those fishes decide to do lol. With the reflection sometimes it is hard to see in it also.
     
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    Addy what version of IE are you running. I am running IE9 and had to click on the compatibility view to get the login screen to come up. It is the button at the top of the page to the right of the web address bar to the left of the refresh button. Looks like a piece of paper that is torn in half.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    I'm watching the hummingbirds right now and there are a bunch of them. One flies in and then another and another and then the battle begins, whoa they are feisty little buggers!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    thanks tmann

    I have ie 8 running, on my pc, don't use it, so it has not updated in a while, did not set the compatibility on his,it must have already been checked.

    Just checked my husbands computer, it is the one i have been using to see the dvr, compatibility view is checked, missed that, sorry. He has ie 8 also.


    So under tools click compatibility view, you can also click compatibility view settings and add the ip address so you don't need to redo.

    Thanks

    so anybody with ie needs to click on compatibility view

    thanks for the heads up tmann
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    lol jw they fight like crazy then settle down, one to a station, then start to fight again. Morning and evening seem to be their biggest feisty time.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Are you seeing it tmann.........I'm running IE 9.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Oops my mistake I am running IE 8 just checked. I think I have 9 on my laptop.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Oh no it's gong to get dark soon and will have to wait to see more of them tomorrow. Fish eyes will be glowing soon in the dark and bats doing fly by's, lol!
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    yep the one camera just went to night vision, the ptz is night, but not a good distance, the others are day only. Still tweaking to get the best out of them, called a learning curve. My first time setting up a dvr security system with net access lol. Using the brain to keep the dementia away!

    Camera #3 is a dome camera, probably has the best picture, that is the one we are thinking of hanging over the pond, once we get a strong frame work built, would hate to have it hit the water.
     
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    Yes I can see them.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Lots of bugs or bats flying around. See a fish swim by once in awhile in the dark. Sometimes their eyes glow.
     
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    Thats pretty cool Addy, the pond looks great. And I see humming birds flying around this morning.
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    those little birds are a real treat, love watching them. We have cables strung across the ceiling to view the feeder, the camera hung on a wire, lol They will be moving on soon.
     
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    ididntdoit99 ididntdoit99

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    wonder what the limit is on users? i just tried to check in and it said "many users to connect, please try again"

    your pond will now be my "zen" moment at work since i cant look at my own pond :razz:

    hehe.. got it now... and if you happened to notice your camera going crazy.. that was me scanning the yard... just hoping to bypass the those blocks and cath you in the hottub, lol/
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    I don't know, guess I need to read up some more

    Made a few more users gpf1, gpf2 gpf3 gpf4 gpf5

    Glad you are enjoying it
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    addy I guess I should log out when I go away from my puter. Did not know there was a limit on viewers. Don't want to be a hog, lol!
    Maybe you can set a limit yourself on how long each person can view so it is fair to all?
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Nah you are an administrator jw, there should be no conflict with you and a gph user, I made 6 user log in's it should handle that. We have a wireless ip camera that states only 5 can see at a time, but not using that one. This is a dvr. I will read up on it.

    when I first set this up, just set up one user, that probably locked a different user out if someone was logged in. So now have 6 set up.
     
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    j.w I Love my Goldies

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    Okkee dokeey!
     
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