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[The Source] Ezviz DB1 camera doorbell $99/$109

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newuserhere wrote: Oh ok.. Thanks for letting me know.. I bought it some days ago already.... I lost $6+tax of more discount if price already reduced.. ;) It was $159.99 when i ordered

There is no need to feel good if i got any discount because you or others should buy from The source or other places where they have $10 off coupon... :)
Oh I got it from home depot because of the return policy lol. $10 for more peace of mind I suppose.
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So my ac plug came in. It's heavyAF!
Does it matter where I plug the wires.. One side is label R

Is that R the neutral or Live
NM i got it installed.. Did the firmware upgrade.. Now it's flashing red for 5mins

Hope it's ok


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newuserhere wrote: Yeah thanks for this.. It matches with what i thought... So the chat guy gave me wrong discount some days ago... Lost $6+tax discount :)

The person that helped you must have worked for Future shop /Best Buy before. That is how Future Shop / Best Buy price match was
10% of the difference.

But didn't you calculate before hand how much it was going to be? If it was different then your calculation
you should have said something right away and asked
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mikka2017 wrote: So my ac plug came in. It's heavyAF!
Does it matter where I plug the wires.. One side is label R

Is that R the neutral or Live

Tia

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You can refer back to that Video
But I think it does not matter.
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Mir wrote: How this is compare to Eufy Video Doorbell 2K (Wired)
I am getting lot of false notification
So the AI Human detection not working?
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ok everything is setup! on the pc app, i dont see setting for ULTRA HD. but on the android app i do have that setting, pc app text is too tiny lol..1)how do make the text bigger? smh

2) is there color night vision on this db1? i disabled IR and pic is all black white now
3) i can't
seem to get notification on my note 10+ or it seems lagged i think..also i turned off battery optimaztion
i have both apps installed to iphone and android, so it both rings at same time when i press doorbell button

4) google home hub shows video in portrait mode(11 secs delayed from real time-basically useless when someone rings the bell they will be gone in 11 secs),
but the amazon echo 5 shows it in landscape FULL screen mode so thats nice
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I'm like 6ft away from 5gz router and I'm getting 1 bar wifi only! Maybe transformer and wires interfereing? Door bell is right by a multi outlet
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mikka2017 wrote: I'm like 6ft away from 5gz router and I'm getting 1 bar wifi only! Maybe transformer and wires interfereing? Door bell is right by a multi outlet
this has been my experience as well but it works OK with 1 bar for me.

I think they need to add a little antenna or something.
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PIR motion doesn't work too well. sometimes i get it to trigger while other times nothing lol... course im testing this without installing it at the door yet..i have it on the ground on my floor in living room so far

cons: 1) good thing about the win10 app is it shows the screen in landscape mode ( also is good viewing it on the amazon echo show 5 as its able to show fullscreen landscape mode with no time stamps tho , but the live feed is like 11 seconds behind real time) , livestream on googleTV stick is like 8 secs behind real time

2) cannot view videos in landscape mode in the app when u turn your phone sideways
on google nest hub: it shows portrait mode and u can't really see much of the video, too tiny imo

i read u can enable WDR using win10 app but i dont' see any settings there
nm i see the 'advanced' settings, it goes to my other monitor screen when u have dual monitor setup, i though it froze my pc lol

4) is SHD better then hi Def in video settings? tia
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Keigotw wrote: The person that helped you must have worked for Future shop /Best Buy before. That is how Future Shop / Best Buy price match was
10% of the difference.

But didn't you calculate before hand how much it was going to be? If it was different then your calculation
you should have said something right away and asked
Thanks.. You are right.. Actually while i was waiting for adjustment on chat the chat session had expired so the chat agent had adjusted it without confirmation from me as i got email after few mins of chat session expiration...
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Keigotw wrote: You can refer back to that Video
But I think it does not matter.
It is working.
But Eufy have little to many false detections.
Perhaps passive Infrared is better?
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mikka2017 wrote: PIR motion doesn't work too well. sometimes i get it to trigger while other times nothing lol... course im testing this without installing it at the door yet..i have it on the ground on my floor in living room so far

cons: 1) good thing about the win10 app is it shows the screen in landscape mode ( also is good viewing it on the amazon echo show 5 as its able to show fullscreen landscape mode with no time stamps tho , but the live feed is like 11 seconds behind real time) , livestream on googleTV stick is like 8 secs behind real time

2) cannot view videos in landscape mode in the app when u turn your phone sideways
on google nest hub: it shows portrait mode and u can't really see much of the video, too tiny imo

i read u can enable WDR using win10 app but i dont' see any settings there
nm i see the 'advanced' settings, it goes to my other monitor screen when u have dual monitor setup, i though it froze my pc lol

4) is SHD better then hi Def in video settings? tia

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Lol, with your setup, how are people going to be able to ring the doorbell unless you invite them in first? I commented on the somewhat disappointing motion sensing. It seems overly sensitive. I have the setting to lowest sensitivity to prevent people walking along there sidewalk from triggering a motion event. The sidewalk is actually far enough away that even the lowest sensitivity setting should not trigger.
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Each has pros and cons, it also depends on the type of PIR sensor used. For best result, you want a PIR sensor that is capable to distinguish the difference between animal and human.
Mir wrote: It is working.
But Eufy have little to many false detections.
Perhaps passive Infrared is better?
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82 wrote: Each has pros and cons, it also depends on the type of PIR sensor used. For best result, you want a PIR sensor that is capable to distinguish the difference between animal and human.
I hear these work well. Apparently some humans are able to subvert these sensors, but it should be adequate for most use cases.
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will888 wrote: Lol, with your setup, how are people going to be able to ring the doorbell unless you invite them in first? I commented on the somewhat disappointing motion sensing. It seems overly sensitive. I have the setting to lowest sensitivity to prevent people walking along there sidewalk from triggering a motion event. The sidewalk is actually far enough away that even the lowest sensitivity setting should not trigger.
its just a test setup lol...i haven't installed it outside my front door yet! im waiting for the longer wires to come in today via amazon (25ft for like 12 bucks)
Southwire 64267101 Red/White Bell Wire, 25ft
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re: drilling on the side of the front door... do i drill on the front white trim part of the door from outside, then drill another hole on the INSIDE front white part of the door ? im not sure if this is solid one foot or its empty? kinda confused lol , i hope its NOT solid thru... and try to fish the wires through?
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i think i will stick with 5ft sensor level as well, don't want passing cars or peeps on the sideway to trigger it, i read it runs hot as i can feel it being hot to the touch on the backing , im using the advanced video settings in the win10 pc app to see if i can get a better picture quality

enable SHD mode
enable WDR and manually adjusting brightness/sharpness/contrast etc.
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Has anyone been using this 1+ years how the reliability is thru winter?
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maxevans wrote: Has anyone been using this 1+ years how the reliability is thru winter?
I have had mine for greater than 1 year. The performance is no different in winter than in summer. That said, my unit is shielded from direct sunlight which I think might be a bigger issue.
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Keigotw wrote: maybe no this option for DB1
you can try installing their PC Studio software there is an option there
see if you can enable from there

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Thanks, I can enable it in that Studio software

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