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Hi Gary ..i have a similar setup ..but a little more complex .. 16 cameras .. mix of poe and wireless reolink models (5mp/ 8mp/ 12mp) and 2 poe 8 port switches and dedicated ftp server for backup .. all cameras maxed 256gig sd cards .. (plus compe[censored]or 8 wireless camera cctv .. but sucks on playback .. and 2 more analog cctv cameras 3rd cctv system .. should really phase out) .. anyhow .. my tidbits .. try to stick to wired poe .. i find my wireless reolink cameras .. when disconnected are abit of pain to reconnect .. sometimes i have to reconnect lan cable to establish connectivity .. then switch over to wireless .. then working) .. as for the garage and ubiquiti with 1 port poe .. id recommend connecting ubiquiti to router lan port .. then not necesarily adding poe boosters per poe camera ..but 4 or 8 port dedicated poe switch .. $60-80 now a days .. the switch ensures poe power is provided to poe cameras so you just have to ensure cat6 patch capability .. even with 4 poe ports .. you have the scalability to add even 2 more cameras later .. AND should you go crazy like me .. upgrade the poe switch simply by swapping out larger poe port switch .. re: 8/16port .. for more poe cameras or ptz poe hungry ones .. As regarding the capability of the nvr detecting the other poe camera .. more than likely it is on the same network (subnet) as the nvr .. and somewhere on your network (probably first router) dhcp service is broadcasting .. allowing for any new devices to establish network connection (re: given an ip address) ... i've reverted all of my cameras once setup back to static vs dhcp .. as i have experienced hiccups disconnecting my wireless units and it has been a bit of a headache trying to reconnect them at times .. in the future .. i'd stick with wired poe as response time of viewing from pc/cell is much quicker and very few technical hiccups .. plus i have setup an ftp server to regularly backup high resolution video/pic files .. i just have to ensure free drive space is adequate ..hope this helps.
Hey Adam,i ran into the same problem and really liked the cameras but was hesitant of purchasing and installing as this issue was not really addressed .. so i thought about how to secure the dome type cameras more securely .. and i found a diy way .. i created a tether using aircraft cable (thin type but very strong .. hopefully ... but more for deterent if someone tries to remove the dome camera from the base unit .. please see pics of my installation .. so basically since the dome molding is metal .. but not the plastic adjaceent mold .. and since there is a dimpled space for sideways cable exit .. i instead used that sideways hole to place my aircraft tether line and made a hoop that hooped the metal molding then i ran the line back upwards through the base molding through the center hole into the eaves space and with an eye hook and carbiner at the end of my aircraft tether ... i fastened the line to the eyehook secured in the eaves space ... i had to link up several 12" aircraft tether lines to make it long enough to hook to eyescrew .. see pics for clarity.something similar to this was purchased .. https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01M8JBFWJ/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_[censored]le_o05_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1plus i maxed out the sd card to 256gig and setup an ftp server to download the high quality pics/videos as security .. these POE cameras plus sd card plus ftp server plus diy tether are an awesome setup .. they don't look to industrial and fit into my residential setup ..hope this helps ..observer tether with cable going through center hole of base moldingobserver eyescrew installed in space with carbiner hooked onto to secure tether holding dome cameraobserve dome camera with diy tether for an[censored]heft 20210422_151405_resized.jpg20210615_165836_resized.jpg20210615_170028_resized.jpg20210616_164255_resized.jpg20210616_171439_resized.jpg
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