Rebooting IP Camera Statistics And Practices

By: 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:

***** ******* ************* ****** weekly, ** *******.

** **** ** ********** by *** ******* ****-************ or * **** ** a ********?

*** *********** **** **** what **** ** ***** rebooting *******, ****** *****, on * ******** ** for ******* ******** *******.

Statistics *******

*******, **** ***** * in * *********** ****** cameras ** * ********:

[***************]

*****

**** *********** ** *** reboot ******* ** * regular *****. **** **** confused ** *** **** idea:

  • "********* ** *** *** adage.... '** ** ***'* broke... ***'* *** **.'"
  • "** ** *******, ******* on ******** *** ****** for ********."
  • "** ***'*, *** ***** we ****** * ****** thats ******* ****?"
  • "*****, ** **** *** set ** ********* ** shouldn't ** *********."
  • "*'* ******** * *** surprised ** *** **** that ********** ******* *** a ********* **** *** anyone."
  • "***** ****** ** **** an ***** **** ******** , ** ***'* **** customers ** **** **** in *****."
  • "*** **** *** *** would **** ** ******* a ******** ***** ******* and/or ****** ******** **** to ** ******** ** a ********. **** ***** never *** *** *** customers ** *** ******/******* would **** *********."
  • "********** ** *** ****** them ** * ********, do * **** **?"

Top *******

*** **** ****** ******* given *** ********* * camera ****:

  • ***************
  • ******** *******
  • ************* *** *****

**** *********** **** ** that ******* ****** ****** require ********* **** ***** than ******, *** ** one ***** *** ******* out **** ***** **** others.

***** * ******** ** integrators ** ******** ******* reboots, ***** *** ** consensus ** *** *********, with ******* ******* **** daily ** ********. **** integrators **** ** *** currently ******** ******* ********* an ******** ** ***** so.

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

*** ***** **** ** troubleshooting ********* ** ****** *** camera. **** '****** ****' allows ***** ** *****, settings ** ***********, *** connections ** ** ************. Integrators **** ** **** this ** *** **** common ****** *** ********* cameras, *** ********** ** not ****** *** ****** unless ********* ** *****.

  • "** ***** ** ******** due ** ****** *******. It's *** ***** **** in *************** **** * camera *** ***** *** is *******."
  • "** **** ** * remote ****** ** *** to ******* ****** ****** in **** ** ******* a *****."
  • "********* **** ** * reboot ** ** **** that ********* ** **** 'off' **** *** ******."
  • "******* *** ********, ** there ** ** ***** with *** ****** *.* artifacts, ***** ** ********** issues, ***** ******. ********* reboot ** ****."
  • "****** ** **** ** we ****** *** ******* unless ***** ** ******* shooting **** * ****** or *** ****** *********** in *****."
  • "****** **** *** ***************. We ***'* ********* **** scheduled *******. ** * camera *** **** ************* often ** ****** *******, then ** ***** ********* reboot *** *** ** that ******** *** *****."
  • "** ***** ** ******** due ** ****** *******. It's *** ***** **** in *************** **** * camera *** ***** *** is *******."
  • "********* ** *** ** the ******* *************** ******* for **** **********. ** a ******** ***** **** a ***** **** *****, we *** ** ******** reboot *****. ** ** cannot ****** *** ******* or ******* ******, ** will *** *** ******** to "**** ******". ** is *** ******** ** common ****** ** ******* a ********* ******, *** that **** ******* ** the ************ ** *** camera."
  • "*** **** **** ** reboot ******* ** ****** troubleshooting ** * ***** step. ** *****'* **** a **** ** ****** on * ********."
  • "** *****'* ** ***** with * ****** ** will ***** ***** ***** the **** ** *** switch ** *** ** the ******* ******** ******. If ** *** * firmware ****** ** ****** power ***** ***** *** update **** ** *** camera *****'* ***** *** power *****. ***** **** that ** ***'* *** have *** ********* ** power *****."
  • "*** ******* ** *** up ********* *** ****** always ** * ****** of ********* ***** ***** (usually ******** ****** *********** and ******* **, ** RTSP ******* ******). ** do *** **** *** cameras *** ** ****** on * ******** ** a ******* ********** (*** only **** ** ****** on * ******** ** if ** **** *** determined *** ***** ** RTSP ********, ** ** have **** ****** ** a ******** ** ******** the ****** ** **** dropping ****** ** **** a ********* ***)."

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

******** ******* ***** ******* a ****** ** **** affect.

  • "**** ** ********/******** *******."
  • "**** ** ***** ** an ***** ** ** are ********* *** ********."
  • "**** ****** - ******* only **** ** ** firmware ******** ** ******* to ********."
  • "**** **** ***** ** an *****, ** **** upgrading ********."
  • "********* **** ****** ******** updates."
  • "**** **'* **** *** a ******** ******, **** the ****** **** ********."
  • "*** ***** ** ********, for ******* *** *************/******** update."

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

********* *** ****** ****** configuration ******* ** **** place.

  • "**** * ****** ***** on ****** & ****** to *** ***, ***** that *********** *****."
  • "**** ** ***-******** ************* setup."
  • "***** *** ****** *** make *** ******* ** IP *** ******** *** power ****. ** ******* to *** **** *** power ** ***** *** do *** **** ***** specific ********* ********."
  • "** ****** ****** *****."
  • "* ****** *** ******* only ***** ********."
  • "***** *** ****** *** make *** ******* ** IP *** ******** *** power ****. ** ******* to *** **** *** power ** ***** *** do *** **** ***** specific ********* ********."

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

**** ** ****** ****** by *** ***********:

  • "******* ***** *-* ******* cameras **** ****** ******** that ******* *******."
  • "**** *** ******* *** probably *** *** ** reboot **** ***** ** clear ** ******."
  • "******* ** *** ************... Axis & **** ******* rarely *** **** **** they **** ****** **. Other ****** ** **** tried ****** ** **** up **** **** *****, so ** ****** ******* anything *** **** *******."
  • "** **** * *** clients **** **** ** occasional ****** (**** ***** month ** **), **** there's ***** ****--** ** Axis ****** ** ****."
  • "*******, ***** *******, *** Sony **** ** **** that **** ****** *** need ** ** ******** the ****."
  • "**************, ********* ** *** manufacturer."
  • "********* *** ******* ** not ******* * ******. We ***** ****** **** do."

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

*******, ***** *** ** consensus ** *** ***** cameras ****** ** ********. Dahua, *** *******, ******** a ****** ** **** a ****.

  • "**** * ***, ********** and **********"
  • "**** * ****."
  • "** * ******** , because **** ** ******* tend ** **** **** left ******* *** **** duration."
  • "**** ** ******. ***** Digital ******* *** ******* really ***** ****. ****** that * **** *******, we **** ******* ** install ****** *** ******** which **** ***** "** Alive *****" *******. ******* of ******** ********* ** entire ******, ***. ** now **** *** ****** automatically ***** ***** ** ports **** **** ** self **** *****."
  • "**** **** ** ** rebooted ******* ** **. We *** ********* ******* at ******* ** * schedule, *** ** *** growing ********* ** ********* needed."
  • "** ****** ******* *** every *** ***** ** a ********, **** ** refresh *** **** *** provide *** ****** **** any ******* ** *** need."
  • "** * ********, ** the ****** *** * routine *********** *********. *********, on ******* ***** ***** it ***** *********."
  • "** ******* ****** ************* defaults. ** **** ******* to ********* ****** (*****), we ******** ***** **** setting *****, ******** *** manufacturer *** * **** reason *** *** *******. Otherwise, ** ** *** add * ****** ****** to *** ***** ******."
  • "** ***** ******* ***** storms, ** **** * quarter. ********* **** ***'* work ** ***, ** the ***** *** * haze **** **."
  • "** * ********** *********** schedule. ** ***** ****** cache."
  • "** **** ***** ** will ******** * ****** reboot ** * ******** requires ** ** ** there ** ******** ***** a ******* ******* ** continue ******* ******* ****."
  • "********* - ****** ** the ********."
  • "********* *** **** * week. ******* ************ **************."
  • "**** ****** *** ****** maintenance."

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

  • "***** ** ******* ** reboot ** * **** of ********** ***********. **** to ** **** ******** on ****."
  • "**** ****** ******** ** customer ************: *** ************** is ** ****** **** at ***** ******* *** check *** ******** ******* during **** ****, ******* we ** *** ********* perform ********** *** *********** of *** *********' *********, and ** *** **** provide *********** ** *** they ** ** **********. We **** ***** *********** in ***** ** ****** continued ********, ****** *** security, *** ********* **** no ******* **** **** the ******** **** **** their *********."
  • "*** ** *** ******** has ***** ***** *******, installed ** ******** ***** all ** ***** ********. We **** ** ****** about ** ******* * week *** ******* ** cannot *******. **** **** back ** **% ** the ****. ****'* **** a *** **** ***** we **** ***** *** switch **** ********. ******** will *** ***** ** scheduled *******."
  • "** *** ***** ***** that ** ** *** finding *** **** ** start ********* ******* **** often *** **** ******. We *** ****** **** lock ** **** ** used **."
  • "***'* ** * ******** though ** **** ****** sites **** ***** ** beneficial."

Comments (21)

**'* * *********** **** theirs ***** **** ****. Unstable ** *** * risk ** *** *********** lead ** ******* ** number ** ******* **** potentially. ***** **** **** of ***-****** ** ******.

******* ******* ************* ****** between * *** * am ** **** ** the ******* *************. **** are ********* ****** *** have **** *** *****, this ** ********* *** a ***** **********. *'** put ** ***** ********* reboot ******* ** **** of *** ******* ***** cameras ** ***, * think **'* **** ********. Of ******, * ** also * ******** ** the ********* ** '** it ***'* *****, ***'* fix **.'

* *** ***** ** mention *** *** ******* daily ******, *** **** me ** **. *******, the ****** **** **** to **** ** *** manuals *** ****** ********** - ********* ** **** altitudes?

*:**** - **** ** back ****.

*:**** - ***** ******* door, *** ** **** with *** ***** ******* reboot. ***** *** ***.

*:**** - ***** **** safe, ***** ******.

*:**** - *** *** back ****.

*:**** - ***** **** subscription.

*:**** - ***** ******* door, *** ** **** with *** ***** ******* reboot. ***** *** ***

*** ********* ******** ******* installer ******* ** ****-********* will ******* *** ******* camera ****** ***** ** thwart **** * **** ;)

*** *** **** **** an ******** ***** ***** Mobotix ********** ***** **** proficient **** ***** **********. But *** **** ** admit, **'* **** ****** getting **** ******** **** to ****** ******* *********, let ***** ****** ******* set ****** *****.

***, ******* *** **** the ********* ******* ******** yet: "*******"

****, *** ***** *****, would ********* ****** ** change *** ******** *********** else, *** **** ** factory ***** ******, *** "one *** ********", *** are ******* * ***** to ******* ** *** forget **.

*** *** **** ** clarity, *** ******* ******** for ******* ******* **: "meinsm"

**** ********* ****** ******** has **** ******* ** least * ***** ***: by ******* *******, * MOBOTIX ****** ************* ******* once * **** (* think *******)at * ****** **** between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m.

**** ** ********* *** a ***** **********

*** **** '**********' ** the ******* *** ****** meant ** *******. **** was ** ***** *** not ****** ** *****. It **** *** **** any '**********' ** ****** a ********. ** ** more ** * ************ practice.

**** ****** ******* *** starting ** *** ****. Not * **** **** IMO. ***** *** *** exploring *** *****.

******, *** **** *** switch ****** * **** monitor *** ****** ** the **** ** *** switch...? ** **, *** don't *** ***** **** is * **** ****?

**** * ***** *** "If **, *** ***'* you ***** **** ** a *** ****?

********* *** ***. **** Sony ***** ******** ******** PTZ ***** **** ** have ** ****** ********* as *** ***** ********* would ********** ***** ** left ** ** ********** tour. . * ********* reboot ***** ******* *** sorts ** ******** ****** without ****** ** ****** to **** ************.

****** ** ******** ****** like ** **** **** the ******** ** *** problem. **********, *** *** nor *********** ** ** opinion.

****, * ***** ******** a **** ******, *** it ****** ** ** option, *******. *** ***** it ***** *** **** for * ************ ** finally ***** ***** ** a ******* **** ***** product, ***** *** ********. A ********* ****** ********** the ******* ** ***** until *** ***** **** a ***.

***, ********* * ****** is ** *** * long ****, *** * camera, *** ***** * months ** ** ** a **** ****** ******* a ******. ***** * ping ******* ****** *****'* "solve *** *******" *** se, *** ** ***** it ***** ** **** likely ***** **** ** captured ** * ****** reboot ***** **, *** not ***** *** ***** how **** ****** ******** finally ******* **, ***** only ***** ** ******** occurred.

** ***'* ** ** on * ********, *** when * ******** ****** to **** ******** **** cameras **** **** **** up *** ** ******** period ** **** ** will *********** ****** ***** camera ** **** ****. We ****** ~**,*** ******* (almost *** ****) *** it ** ********** *** uncommon ** *** ******* with ** ** **** of *+ *****.

* ***** ***** ***** scheduled ******* ***** ***** more ******** **** ********. It ***** **** ******* to **** *********** ** this. * *** *** using *** ****** ** reboot * ****** ************* if ** ***** ************ which ***** **** *** a ****** **** ****** quickly *** ** ** only ******* **** ***** issue. *** ** ********* of ******* ** **** out ** *** ***** I ***'* *** *** sure *** * ***** imagine ********* **** *** would ***** * *** more **** **** ****.

***** *** *** ** the **** ****. *** if * ****** ** going ** **** * problem *********, * ***** it's ****** ** **** it ****** ***** *** are ***** ***** ******* service *** *** ******* it ***********, ****** **** it ****** *** ***** or **** * *******, and **** ** ***** longer ** **** ****** the ******.

****** ******* ** ******** smells *** ** **, but ** ****** *** and **** ********** ***** to ** ********. **** during ******** ******* *** so **.

********...

* **** ** *** user's ** ********** **** was ****** ******* ******** issues... ******* ** ****** the **** *****, ** made * ****** ** reboot *** ******* **** lost ********** ********, ** turning *** *** ** the *** ** *** switch ****.

** ****** **** ** the *******, ****** **** doing ****.

***** ** *** ***** of "** ****** ** not ** ******", * think **** ***** *** some ********** ** ** avoided...

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