The way it’s mounted is there’s a cast metal plate that attaches to the wall, eave, ceiling and then you attached the camera base with a few machine screws and then attach the dome with the included tool.
Much easier to work with in all regards and better made and designed than the mini dome.
The IR LEDs are not partially blocked like they are on the mini dome, something that required a larger form factor to accomplish. This is what the web interface looks like when you first log in.
There’s options to take a snapshot, manually record, chose a stream and you can chose the aspect ratio which should be automatic, but it’s not.
You reach this from the Playback tab and it has a calendar on the right to select a date.
There’s a timeline below the image and you can adjust the timeline period using the plus and minus signs.
Where the previously reviewed Hikvision IR mini dome is a very basic camera with limitations, the Hikvision DS-2CD2732F-IS has all the bells and whistles.
To make the install clean, you’ll need to drill a whole about 1″ diameter to slip the jack inside.Line-in means it takes an amplified microphone, but this requires a separate power source, but you can use mic-in which takes a standard microphone, no power needed.The Image settings screen is where you set the image settings like brightness, contrast and exposure.What I like to do is make them sequential, for example, I would make the HTTP port 8400, RTSP port 8402, HTTPS port 8401 and SDK port 8402 and then in my router I would setup port forward range from 8400-8403.Makes it easier to track which ports go with which camera.