Rebooting IP Camera Statistics And Practices

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Aug 10, 2017

Dahua cameras automatically reboot weekly, by default.

Is this an innovation by the Chinese mega-manufacturer or a sign of a problems?

125 integrators told IPVM what they do about rebooting cameras, either never, on a schedule or for certain specific reasons.

Statistics Summary

Overall, only about 1 in 8 integrators reboot cameras on a schedule:

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Statistics *******

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  • "********* ** *** *** *****.... '** ** ***'* *****... ***'* fix **.'"
  • "** ** *******, ******* ** ******** *** ****** *** ********."
  • "** ***'*, *** ***** ** ****** * ****** ***** ******* fine?"
  • "*****, ** **** *** *** ** ********* ** *******'* ** necessary."
  • "*'* ******** * *** ********* ** *** **** **** ********** reboots *** * ********* **** *** ******."
  • "***** ****** ** **** ** ***** **** ******** , ** don't **** ********* ** **** **** ** *****."
  • "*** **** *** *** ***** **** ** ******* * ******** which ******* ***/** ****** ******** **** ** ** ******** ** a ********. **** ***** ***** *** *** *** ********* ** the ******/******* ***** **** *********."
  • "********** ** *** ****** **** ** * ********, ** * need **?"

Top *******

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***** * ******** ** *********** ** ******** ******* *******, ***** was ** ********* ** *** *********, **** ******* ******* **** daily ** ********. **** *********** **** ** *** ********* ******** reboots ********* ** ******** ** ***** **.

Integrators ***** ****** ******* **** ********* ** *****

*** ***** **** ** *************** ********* ** ****** *** ******. **** '****** ****' ****** ***** to *****, ******** ** ***********, *** *********** ** ** ************. Integrators **** ** **** **** ** *** **** ****** ****** for ********* *******, *** ********** ** *** ****** *** ****** unless ********* ** *****.

  • "** ***** ** ******** *** ** ****** *******. **'* *** first **** ** *************** **** * ****** *** ***** *** is *******."
  • "** **** ** * ****** ****** ** *** ** ******* camera ****** ** **** ** ******* * *****."
  • "********* **** ** * ****** ** ** **** **** ********* is **** '***' **** *** ******."
  • "******* *** ********, ** ***** ** ** ***** **** *** images *.* *********, ***** ** ********** ******, ***** ******. ********* reboot ** ****."
  • "****** ** **** ** ** ****** *** ******* ****** ***** is ******* ******** **** * ****** ** *** ****** *********** in *****."
  • "****** **** *** ***************. ** ***'* ********* **** ********* *******. If * ****** *** **** ************* ***** ** ****** *******, then ** ***** ********* ****** *** *** ** **** ******** the *****."
  • "** ***** ** ******** *** ** ****** *******. **'* *** first **** ** *************** **** * ****** *** ***** *** is *******."
  • "********* ** *** ** *** ******* *************** ******* *** **** situations. ** * ******** ***** **** * ***** **** *****, we *** ** ******** ****** *****. ** ** ****** ****** the ******* ** ******* ******, ** **** *** *** ******** to "**** ******". ** ** *** ******** ** ****** ****** to ******* * ********* ******, *** **** **** ******* ** the ************ ** *** ******."
  • "*** **** **** ** ****** ******* ** ****** *************** ** a ***** ****. ** *****'* **** * **** ** ****** on * ********."
  • "** *****'* ** ***** **** * ****** ** **** ***** power ***** *** **** ** *** ****** ** *** ** the ******* ******** ******. ** ** *** * ******** ****** we ****** ***** ***** ***** *** ****** **** ** *** camera *****'* ***** *** ***** *****. ***** **** **** ** don't *** **** *** ********* ** ***** *****."
  • "*** ******* ** *** ** ********* *** ****** ****** ** a ****** ** ********* ***** ***** (******* ******** ****** *********** and ******* **, ** **** ******* ******). ** ** *** have *** ******* *** ** ****** ** * ******** ** a ******* ********** (*** **** **** ** ****** ** * schedule ** ** ** **** *** ********** *** ***** ** RTSP ********, ** ** **** **** ****** ** * ******** to ******** *** ****** ** **** ******** ****** ** **** a ********* ***)."

Integrators ****** *** ****** **** ******** ********

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  • "**** ** ********/******** *******."
  • "**** ** ***** ** ** ***** ** ** *** ********* the ********."
  • "**** ****** - ******* **** **** ** ** ******** ******** or ******* ** ********."
  • "**** **** ***** ** ** *****, ** **** ********* ********."
  • "********* **** ****** ******** *******."
  • "**** **'* **** *** * ******** ******, **** *** ****** gets ********."
  • "*** ***** ** ********, *** ******* *** *************/******** ******."

Integrators ****** *** ****** ****** *************

********* *** ****** ****** ************* ******* ** **** *****.

  • "**** * ****** ***** ** ****** & ****** ** *** VMS, ***** **** *********** *****."
  • "**** ** ***-******** ************* *****."
  • "***** *** ****** *** **** *** ******* ** ** *** password *** ***** ****. ** ******* ** *** **** *** power ** ***** *** ** *** **** ***** ******** ********* schedule."
  • "** ****** ****** *****."
  • "* ****** *** ******* **** ***** ********."
  • "***** *** ****** *** **** *** ******* ** ** *** password *** ***** ****. ** ******* ** *** **** *** power ** ***** *** ** *** **** ***** ******** ********* schedule."

Integrators ***** **** **** ****** ******* **** ******* **** ******

**** ** ****** ****** ** *** ***********:

  • "******* ***** *-* ******* ******* **** ****** ******** **** ******* reboots."
  • "**** *** ******* *** ******** *** *** ** ****** **** often ** ***** ** ******."
  • "******* ** *** ************... **** & **** ******* ****** *** only **** **** **** ****** **. ***** ****** ** **** tried ****** ** **** ** **** **** *****, ** ** rarely ******* ******** *** **** *******."
  • "** **** * *** ******* **** **** ** ********** ****** (once ***** ***** ** **), **** *****'* ***** ****--** ** Axis ****** ** ****."
  • "*******, ***** *******, *** **** **** ** **** **** **** issues *** **** ** ** ******** *** ****."
  • "**************, ********* ** *** ************."
  • "********* *** ******* ** *** ******* * ******. ** ***** brands **** **."

Reboot ********* ** ***********

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  • "**** * ***, ********** *** **********"
  • "**** * ****."
  • "** * ******** , ******* **** ** ******* **** ** hung **** **** ******* *** **** ********."
  • "**** ** ******. ***** ******* ******* *** ******* ****** ***** here. ****** **** * **** *******, ** **** ******* ** install ****** *** ******** ***** **** ***** "** ***** *****" feature. ******* ** ******** ********* ** ****** ******, ***. ** now **** *** ****** ************* ***** ***** ** ***** **** fail ** **** **** *****."
  • "**** **** ** ** ******** ******* ** **. ** *** currently ******* ** ******* ** * ********, *** ** *** growing ********* ** ********* ******."
  • "** ****** ******* *** ***** *** ***** ** * ********, just ** ******* *** **** *** ******* *** ****** **** any ******* ** *** ****."
  • "** * ********, ** *** ****** *** * ******* *********** agreement. *********, ** ******* ***** ***** ** ***** *********."
  • "** ******* ****** ************* ********. ** **** ******* ** ********* weekly (*****), ** ******** ***** **** ******* *****, ******** *** manufacturer *** * **** ****** *** *** *******. *********, ** do *** *** * ****** ****** ** *** ***** ******."
  • "** ***** ******* ***** ******, ** **** * *******. ********* they ***'* **** ** ***, ** *** ***** *** * haze **** **."
  • "** * ********** *********** ********. ** ***** ****** *****."
  • "** **** ***** ** **** ******** * ****** ****** ** a ******** ******** ** ** ** ***** ** ******** ***** a ******* ******* ** ******** ******* ******* ****."
  • "********* - ****** ** *** ********."
  • "********* *** **** * ****. ******* ************ **************."
  • "**** ****** *** ****** ***********."

Some *********** *** ******** ** ********** *******

  • "***** ** ******* ** ****** ** * **** ** ********** maintenance. **** ** ** **** ******** ** ****."
  • "**** ****** ******** ** ******** ************: *** ************** ** ** reboot **** ** ***** ******* *** ***** *** ******** ******* during **** ****, ******* ** ** *** ********* ******* ********** and *********** ** *** *********' *********, *** ** *** **** provide *********** ** *** **** ** ** **********. ** **** these *********** ** ***** ** ****** ********* ********, ****** *** security, *** ********* **** ** ******* **** **** *** ******** does **** ***** *********."
  • "*** ** *** ******** *** ***** ***** *******, ********* ** multiple ***** *** ** ***** ********. ** **** ** ****** about ** ******* * **** *** ******* ** ****** *******. They **** **** ** **% ** *** ****. ****'* **** a *** **** ***** ** **** ***** *** ****** **** remotely. ******** **** *** ***** ** ********* *******."
  • "** *** ***** ***** **** ** ** *** ******* *** need ** ***** ********* ******* **** ***** *** **** ******. We *** ****** **** **** ** **** ** **** **."
  • "***'* ** * ******** ****** ** **** ****** ***** **** could ** **********."

Comments (21)

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***, ******* *** **** *** ********* ******* ******** ***: "*******"

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*** *** **** ** *******, *** ******* ******** *** ******* cameras **: "******"

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**** ****** ******* *** ******** ** *** ****. *** * good **** ***. ***** *** *** ********* *** *****.

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**** * ***** *** "** **, *** ***'* *** ***** that ** * *** ****?

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***, ********* * ****** ** ** *** * **** ****, say * ******, *** ***** * ****** ** ** ** a **** ****** ******* * ******. ***** * **** ******* reboot *****'* "***** *** *******" *** **, *** ** ***** it ***** ** **** ****** ***** **** ** ******** ** a ****** ****** ***** **, *** *** ***** *** ***** how **** ****** ******** ******* ******* **, ***** **** ***** an ******** ********.

** ***'* ** ** ** * ********, *** **** * location ****** ** **** ******** **** ******* **** **** **** up *** ** ******** ****** ** **** ** **** *********** reboot ***** ****** ** **** ****. ** ****** ~**,*** ******* (almost *** ****) *** ** ** ********** *** ******** ** see ******* **** ** ** **** ** *+ *****.

* ***** ***** ***** ********* ******* ***** ***** **** ******** than ********. ** ***** **** ******* ** **** *********** ** this. * *** *** ***** *** ****** ** ****** * camera ************* ** ** ***** ************ ***** ***** **** *** a ****** **** ****** ******* *** ** ** **** ******* some ***** *****. *** ** ********* ** ******* ** **** out ** *** ***** * ***'* *** *** **** *** I ***** ******* ********* **** *** ***** ***** * *** more **** **** ****.

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