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Title: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on July 21, 2013, 07:32:13 AM
Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue. Items fixed in the latest firmware update are striked out.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


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Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: RoughRiver on July 21, 2013, 08:38:34 AM
First, thanks to JavaLawyer for starting this thread.

I've only recently received my 5020, but here's what I've noticed so far:


Piece of cake, right?  Thanks!
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: RoughRiver on July 21, 2013, 02:26:39 PM
Would like to see the authorization model enhanced quite a bit. At minimum, support 4 levels of users (each user has 1 of these levels): Admin - just like the current admin user (can do anything). Monitor - Can view the live feed and can point the camera. View - Can view the live feed but NOT point the camera. Snapshot - can only access the CGI snapshot.

The web interface should limit itself based on the current user. It's pretty annoying to have all those links, tabs, etc visible, but when you click on them, it just asks you to re-authenticate.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: RoughRiver on July 22, 2013, 10:34:41 AM
Would like to be able to specify a lead-in time for video clips recorded as a result of motion/sound detection. Similar to the 942, would like to be able to specify a number of seconds (up to 5) of video BEFORE THE EVENT that gets included in the captured clip.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on July 23, 2013, 05:29:18 AM
First, thanks to JavaLawyer for starting this thread.

I've only recently received my 5020, but here's what I've noticed so far:

  • Would like to be able to disable the IR lamps in night mode. This would make the camera useful when looking through a window at night. With the lamps on, the reflection makes the image worthless.
  • Would like to be able to configure the HTTPS port as well as the HTTP port. Maybe I'm a little OCD, but I'd rather explicitly and manually configure the port forwarding on my router, and be the one who decides what ports get used for what.
  • Would like to be able to explicitly enable HTTP/HTTPS/Both protocols (doesn't make sense to have a "neither" option).
  • Would like to be able to configure audio encoding - at least be able to cut back on bit rates to possibly reduce file sizes.
  • Would like to see in-camera patrol supported. (I realize that this is big.) I'm talking about a configurable set of preset positions that would be automatically cycled through. Ideally, you could cycle through them in a configured sequence, or randomly. For each selected position, we'd need to be able to choose how long the camera stayed at that position, and pick the mode for the camera (Day/Night/Auto). For the Night and Auto options, an additional option to enable or disable the IR lamps (see above). Obviously, motion detection would have to be temporarily disabled during PT operations (seems to be that way already for manual movements), or the motion detection algorithm would have to enhanced to differentiate between PT induced video changes and "real" movement. Finally, if motion is detected during patrol, the patrol could be paused until the motion stops and then the patrol would resume. ("Patrol pause on motion" would be a configurable option for each programmed position.)

Piece of cake, right?  Thanks!

Added...  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on July 23, 2013, 05:29:41 AM
Would like to see the authorization model enhanced quite a bit. At minimum, support 4 levels of users (each user has 1 of these levels): Admin - just like the current admin user (can do anything). Monitor - Can view the live feed and can point the camera. View - Can view the live feed but NOT point the camera. Snapshot - can only access the CGI snapshot.

The web interface should limit itself based on the current user. It's pretty annoying to have all those links, tabs, etc visible, but when you click on them, it just asks you to re-authenticate.


Added...  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on July 23, 2013, 05:29:57 AM
Would like to be able to specify a lead-in time for video clips recorded as a result of motion/sound detection. Similar to the 942, would like to be able to specify a number of seconds (up to 5) of video BEFORE THE EVENT that gets included in the captured clip.

Added...  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on July 23, 2013, 05:30:58 AM
Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue. Items fixed in the latest firmware update are striked out.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist

Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on October 05, 2013, 08:49:20 AM
Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue. Items fixed in the latest firmware update are striked out.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: Igodor on December 10, 2013, 10:48:44 PM
Day / Night Mode Auto setting - Add the ability to customize the sensitivity threshold when switching Day / Night mode.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 11, 2013, 07:25:57 AM
Day / Night Mode Auto setting - Add the ability to customize the sensitivity threshold when switching Day / Night mode.

Added...  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 11, 2013, 07:27:33 AM
Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue. Items fixed in the latest firmware update are striked out.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: AUSUSER on December 24, 2013, 01:21:59 PM
Not sure if anyone has noticed this, however, I have asked D-Link for their ideas...
Wanted to use the timer feature for overnight.
eg. set timer to motion detect from 6pm until 8am...
This does not appear to work and should be added to the next firmware update
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 27, 2013, 06:10:50 PM
Not sure if anyone has noticed this, however, I have asked D-Link for their ideas...
Wanted to use the timer feature for overnight.
eg. set timer to motion detect from 6pm until 8am...
This does not appear to work and should be added to the next firmware update

Motion Detection on a schedule doesn't work for you under SETUP > Motion Detection > MOTION DETECTION SETTINGS > Time?
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: AUSUSER on December 28, 2013, 02:12:18 PM
Motion Detection on a schedule doesn't work for you under SETUP > Motion Detection > MOTION DETECTION SETTINGS > Time?

Time Schedule works ok when using times in the same day. ie 8am to 8pm
However, if you try to set the schedule from 6pm to 6am - does not appear to work.
I had trouble explaining this to D-Link support also.
I just want the cameras to detect motion overnight...

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 28, 2013, 04:09:03 PM
Time Schedule works ok when using times in the same day. ie 8am to 8pm
However, if you try to set the schedule from 6pm to 6am - does not appear to work.
I had trouble explaining this to D-Link support also.
I just want the cameras to detect motion overnight...

I understand now. You would need the ability to schedule two sessions during the same day for that to work (12AM-6AM, 6PM-11:59PM). Another request option could be to only enable motion detection during Night Mode, Day Mode, or Always.

Added to wishlist. . .  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 28, 2013, 04:12:17 PM
Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue. Items fixed in the latest firmware update are striked out.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: RCC on January 07, 2014, 10:12:58 PM

Night Mode - Option to disable IR illuminators


SETUP -> Day/Night mode ->     Always Day Mode


It works
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 08, 2014, 05:10:36 AM
Night Mode - Option to disable IR illuminators


SETUP -> Day/Night mode ->     Always Day Mode


It works

I don't think the entry was clear, so I modified it. The request is to allow the DCS-5020L to stay in Night Mode (black and white w/ IR filter enabled) with the on-board IR illuminators disabled so an external IR illuminator can be used instead.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 08, 2014, 08:04:43 AM
Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue. Items fixed in the latest firmware update are striked out.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: RCC on January 08, 2014, 11:09:00 PM
Thanks for your clarification, JavaLawyer.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: RCC on January 08, 2014, 11:15:11 PM
Motion Detection - Option to schedule multiple motion detection events during a single day

is not available but as for AUSUSER's original request:
"Time Schedule works ok when using times in the same day. ie 8am to 8pm
However, if you try to set the schedule from 6pm to 6am - does not appear to work.
I had trouble explaining this to D-Link support also.
I just want the cameras to detect motion overnight..."

Overnight schedule is working in latest firmware 1.02b5.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 09, 2014, 04:59:12 AM
Motion Detection - Option to schedule multiple motion detection events during a single day

is not available but as for AUSUSER's original request:
"Time Schedule works ok when using times in the same day. ie 8am to 8pm
However, if you try to set the schedule from 6pm to 6am - does not appear to work.
I had trouble explaining this to D-Link support also.
I just want the cameras to detect motion overnight..."

Overnight schedule is working in latest firmware 1.02b5.


Are you saying that scheduling 6PM to 6AM does work on FW v1.02b05?  :-\ ???
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: RCC on January 09, 2014, 09:33:32 AM
yes
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 09, 2014, 10:04:45 AM
yes

This improvement negates the need for multiple motion detection event windows within the same calendar day.  Will remove that item.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 09, 2014, 10:07:35 AM
Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue. Items fixed in the latest firmware update are striked out.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


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Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: harmon322 on January 10, 2014, 07:31:27 AM
Security - Modify the Caller-Allowable_Codebase Manifest in the the camera's Java code to prevent repetitive Java security warnings with current Java 7 version update 45.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 10, 2014, 03:58:13 PM
Security - Modify the Caller-Allowable_Codebase Manifest in the the camera's Java code to prevent repetitive Java security warnings with current Java 7 version update 45.

Added to the firmware wishlist...  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 10, 2014, 03:59:21 PM
This wishlist contains firmware suggestions provided by the forum community and may not reflect actual changes to current or future D-Link firmware releases. Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist

Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: tjb on January 16, 2014, 08:32:58 PM
Since this is a wish list... I wish you hadn't used Java as your development language.  Java ought to be depricated and destroyed.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 30, 2014, 06:17:35 AM
Since this is a wish list... I wish you hadn't used Java as your development language.  Java ought to be depricated and destroyed.

Setting aside the Java reference in my member name  :o, I think that's a tall order, but since this is a wishlist I'll add your request.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on January 30, 2014, 06:18:57 AM
This wishlist contains firmware suggestions provided by the forum community and may not reflect actual changes to current or future D-Link firmware releases. Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: oilchecker on March 24, 2014, 02:43:45 AM
Hi JavaLawyer,

thx for your great work here, seems pretty interesting.
i m using the 5020L to monitor an small oil tank (over-earth tank, outside, cam is inside) last fm 1.03. (date 1-22-14)

first i m wondering why on the dlink support site the last fm is 1.02B05, 06.01.2014 and the "on-air online web login check" finds 1.03.

following points i miss or think these are, well some kind of "buggy" 'faulty'.

1) motion detection >> even set to 11% and area square set only to the oil tank cover (motion square), it detects and sends jpg s "like hell" a lot
-more and much smaller motion square s would be my wish and and
-better less sensitive motion detection like "no detection/disabling when/between sun shining into motion square"
2)motion detection schedule
-i need to make this schedule  Mo-Fr 18:00 till 08:00 (overnight) AND Sa-So 0:00 till 24:00 (so, the whole weekend, full 24h detection) atm not possible without an 24h running pc with the dLink sw.

of course, this cam is not designed for the hardcore outdoor use, but i thought it wouldnt be so much false motion detection alarms. of course sometimes the sun/solar radiation move into the detection square and cause an "motion" detection, maybe theres a way to work a bit against it.

if these points could be realized it would be really great :)

thx in advance and keep up the good work
taz
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on March 24, 2014, 04:45:15 AM
Hi JavaLawyer,

thx for your great work here, seems pretty interesting.
i m using the 5020L to monitor an small oil tank (over-earth tank, outside, cam is inside) last fm 1.03. (date 1-22-14)

first i m wondering why on the dlink support site the last fm is 1.02B05, 06.01.2014 and the "on-air online web login check" finds 1.03.

The following two posts from the FAQ board should address your first question:

DCS Network Cameras - Why Isn't The Latest Firmware Posted on D-Link USA Sites? (http://DCS Network Cameras - Why Isn't The Latest Firmware Posted on D-Link USA Sites?)
Network Cameras - Security Patch for Select Cloud Camera Models [2/25/2014] (http://forums.dlink.com/index.php?topic=58241.0)

1) motion detection >> even set to 11% and area square set only to the oil tank cover (motion square), it detects and sends jpg s "like hell" a lot
-more and much smaller motion square s would be my wish and and
-better less sensitive motion detection like "no detection/disabling when/between sun shining into motion square"

Added the request for a finer motion detection grid.

I'm not sure how D-Link would address the sun shining. Since the motion detection is triggered based on pixel changes in the field of view, I don't see how the sun can programmatically ignored through firmware. How is the sun differentiated from a burglar shining a flashlight at the camera, a car driving by that reflects the sun into the camera, or a person walking between the path of a sun filled grid area? These are all events that I would think one would want captured... 

???

2)motion detection schedule
-i need to make this schedule  Mo-Fr 18:00 till 08:00 (overnight) AND Sa-So 0:00 till 24:00 (so, the whole weekend, full 24h detection) atm not possible without an 24h running pc with the dLink sw.

Added to the firmware wishlist...  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on March 24, 2014, 04:46:12 AM
This wishlist contains firmware suggestions provided by the forum community and may not reflect actual changes to current or future D-Link firmware releases. Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: LarryNOTtheCableGuy on April 20, 2014, 08:57:58 AM
The DCS-5020L has capable of being setup as a network extender (repeater); however, it would be very useful (at least to me) if it could be setup as an access point.

Larry ....
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on April 23, 2014, 04:31:15 AM
The DCS-5020L has capable of being setup as a network extender (repeater); however, it would be very useful (at least to me) if it could be setup as an access point.

Larry ....

Added to the firmware wishlist...
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on April 23, 2014, 04:33:02 AM
This wishlist contains firmware suggestions provided by the forum community and may not reflect actual changes to current or future D-Link firmware releases. Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist

Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on April 24, 2014, 06:53:48 AM
Please post a reply if you know of any items in this wishlist that were already addressed in recent firmware updates!
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: brochs on May 23, 2014, 03:04:27 PM
Here's my wishes for future firmware:

1. Need to be a way to avoid motion detection to react when light condition change. Switching from Day light to Night vision makes motion detection react as if there was movement.

2. Night Vision turns on to early. Would be great if there were a way to set light conditions for automatic switching.

3. IR light destroys picture through window. Need option to disable IR light.

4. Option to delay motion detection after last change. Let's say I go out with the trash, I trigger sending of e-mail and recording. Problem is that this simple action delivers maybe 4 e-mails as it continue to trigger when I move around.

5. Set area of exposure measuring same way as motion detection.

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on May 27, 2014, 05:15:49 AM
1. Need to be a way to avoid motion detection to react when light condition change. Switching from Day light to Night vision makes motion detection react as if there was movement.

4. Option to delay motion detection after last change. Let's say I go out with the trash, I trigger sending of e-mail and recording. Problem is that this simple action delivers maybe 4 e-mails as it continue to trigger when I move around.

Added to the firmware wishlist...

2. Night Vision turns on to early. Would be great if there were a way to set light conditions for automatic switching.

3. IR light destroys picture through window. Need option to disable IR light.

These items are already on the firmware wishlist.

5. Set area of exposure measuring same way as motion detection.

Please elaborate. Not sure I understand this request.  :-\
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on May 27, 2014, 05:17:44 AM
This wishlist contains firmware suggestions provided by the forum community and may not reflect actual changes to current or future D-Link firmware releases. Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: Tornade on June 02, 2014, 10:07:10 AM
Since there's no way to remotely disable the camera for privacy purpose.  I'd like to have the ability to pan/tilt the camera to a preset position like the ceiling or back where's nothing to see. I mean a one touch button like the "Move the cam to original position"
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: happyhere on June 08, 2014, 08:43:38 AM

Here's my wishlist:

System - Restore to Factory Default (Prompt for reconfirmation). Firmware 1.03 will immediately restore upon clicking this button.

System - Reboot on Schedule (same feature in newer DCS-942L)
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on June 10, 2014, 05:13:51 AM
Since there's no way to remotely disable the camera for privacy purpose.  I'd like to have the ability to pan/tilt the camera to a preset position like the ceiling or back where's nothing to see. I mean a one touch button like the "Move the cam to original position"

The DCS-5020L already has a menu with preset positions to choose from. Unfortunately, the mydlink mobile app does not yet support this feature as it is only accessible from the DCS-5020L web UI.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on June 10, 2014, 05:14:21 AM
Here's my wishlist:

System - Restore to Factory Default (Prompt for reconfirmation). Firmware 1.03 will immediately restore upon clicking this button.

System - Reboot on Schedule (same feature in newer DCS-942L)

Added to the firmware wishlist. . .  ;)
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on June 10, 2014, 05:16:42 AM
This wishlist contains firmware suggestions provided by the forum community and may not reflect actual changes to current or future D-Link firmware releases. Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: duane2 on July 06, 2014, 11:38:09 AM
1) FTP debug/transfer log for TEST button - useful to debug connection problems.
2) EMAIL debug/transfer log for TEST button - useful to debug connection problems.
3) Ability to "ping" IP address for test purposes
4) Note: Ping/FTP/MAIL debug log should show name resolution process for debug purposes.

5) Means to disable all security for pan/tilt - ie: no login required for basic video
6) Remove/replace JAVA with something else!!! JAVA is blocked for many users {corporate rules are painful}

Currently trying to debug/make these FTP & MAIL work - I click "TEST" and ... I have no means to tell why it is not working. If I had access to an network analyzer - then I could watch the transfer actually occur and see errors [I should not have to break out WireShark! Due to routing rules I cannot sniff all packets, and I don't have wireshark for WIFI!]

A log something like below would be sufficient and very helpful - There is nothing today.
Camera sets at "Testing ...."  no idea what is going on.
No means to cancel, no means to retry ... no clue what is going on. This is bad.

But - I know FTP server is working just fine I can do this from command line

C:\>ftp 192.168.1.10
Connected to 192.168.1.10.
220 (vsFTPd 2.2.2)
User (192.168.1.10:(none)): critter_cam
331 Please specify the password.
Password: **********
230 Login successful.
ftp> cd /var/www/html/critters
250 Directory successfully changed.
ftp> ls
200 PORT command successful. Consider using PASV.
150 Here comes the directory listing.
index.html
226 Directory send OK.
ftp: 12 bytes received in 0.00Seconds 12000.00Kbytes/sec.
ftp>

Thanks
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: myr on July 26, 2014, 04:31:55 PM
Using Firmware version: 1.03

AVI files from motion detection (ftp upload) get corrupted on both of my DCS-5020L cameras after few days of working.

The RIFF AVI header is missing and its just a garbage in AVIs.

JPEGs though are still recorded properly - never had issues with those.
Rebooting camera fixes the issue (good RIFF header and play-able AVIs) but only for few days.
This is rather annoying firmware bug it seems to me :(

Please do not suggest checking my codecs or players... its not that kind of issue.

cheers,
Myr
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: albasdad on August 09, 2014, 01:20:46 AM
I would like another functionality to the wishlist:
o  Today, email notification interval is taken into account only if the email is sent : ALWAYS
    It would be really beneficial to have a possibility to also specify an email interval for Sound/Motion detection

thanks

andre
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on September 08, 2014, 06:59:28 AM
1) FTP debug/transfer log for TEST button - useful to debug connection problems.
2) EMAIL debug/transfer log for TEST button - useful to debug connection problems.
3) Ability to "ping" IP address for test purposes
4) Note: Ping/FTP/MAIL debug log should show name resolution process for debug purposes.

Added to the firmware wishlist...

5) Means to disable all security for pan/tilt - ie: no login required for basic video
6) Remove/replace JAVA with something else!!! JAVA is blocked for many users {corporate rules are painful}

I don't understand #5.  I highly doubt #6 will ever happen since D-Link's entire camera product line leverages the same/similar Java code.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on September 08, 2014, 07:00:08 AM
Using Firmware version: 1.03

AVI files from motion detection (ftp upload) get corrupted on both of my DCS-5020L cameras after few days of working.

The RIFF AVI header is missing and its just a garbage in AVIs.

JPEGs though are still recorded properly - never had issues with those.
Rebooting camera fixes the issue (good RIFF header and play-able AVIs) but only for few days.
This is rather annoying firmware bug it seems to me :(

Please do not suggest checking my codecs or players... its not that kind of issue.

cheers,
Myr

What is the firmware wishlist request?
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on September 08, 2014, 07:01:17 AM
I would like another functionality to the wishlist:
o  Today, email notification interval is taken into account only if the email is sent : ALWAYS
    It would be really beneficial to have a possibility to also specify an email interval for Sound/Motion detection

thanks

andre

Added to the firmware wishlist...
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on September 08, 2014, 07:04:22 AM
This wishlist contains firmware suggestions provided by the forum community and may not reflect actual changes to current or future D-Link firmware releases. Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: myr on October 22, 2014, 12:31:50 AM
Using Firmware version: 1.03

AVI files from motion detection (ftp upload) get corrupted on both of my DCS-5020L cameras after few days of working.

The RIFF AVI header is missing and its just a garbage in AVIs.

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cheers,
Myr

What is the firmware wishlist request?

Sorry that it wasn't clear. The wishlist requests are:
 
1) Fix the corrupt AVI issue. So it doesn't record garbage after few days of working fine. Have to soft-reboot my both cameras for that pretty much once of twice a week.

2) If #1 is hard to fix - please include "scheduled reboot" feature.
So I could set it up to reboot cameras, say, daily at midnight and that will hopefully fix the corrupt AVI issue

Much appreciated!

Myr
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: ahansen12 on November 11, 2014, 10:39:26 AM
How about Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) and Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) support? Then I can manage ALL of my cameras from a single user interface.

Thanks for listening...

ahansen12
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 10, 2014, 11:52:19 AM
Using Firmware version: 1.03

AVI files from motion detection (ftp upload) get corrupted on both of my DCS-5020L cameras after few days of working.

The RIFF AVI header is missing and its just a garbage in AVIs.

[skipped]
...

cheers,
Myr

What is the firmware wishlist request?

Sorry that it wasn't clear. The wishlist requests are:
 
1) Fix the corrupt AVI issue. So it doesn't record garbage after few days of working fine. Have to soft-reboot my both cameras for that pretty much once of twice a week.

2) If #1 is hard to fix - please include "scheduled reboot" feature.
So I could set it up to reboot cameras, say, daily at midnight and that will hopefully fix the corrupt AVI issue

Much appreciated!

Myr

Are other users experiencing this issue? i.e. camera saves corrupt AVI files after a few days of continuous operation?

"Reboot on a schedule" is already on the  firmware wishlist...
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 10, 2014, 11:53:20 AM
How about Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF) and Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) support? Then I can manage ALL of my cameras from a single user interface.

Thanks for listening...

ahansen12

Added to the firmware wishlist.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 10, 2014, 11:56:12 AM
This wishlist contains firmware suggestions provided by the forum community and may not reflect actual changes to current or future D-Link firmware releases. Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: softwareEngineer on December 25, 2014, 11:24:29 AM
Hi,

I recently bought this camera and had some problems with it.
I noticed that one problem is already on the wish list: the option to exclude the day/night transition from motion/sound detection.

I like to put two more items on the list:

1) Option to exclude overall brightness changes from motion detection. I find I get false positives when the light changes outside, say when the sun comes out, even if no direct sunlight is visible.

2) This might be covered by the request for a scheduled reboot option, but it seems that the camera can't re-establish wifi connection after a power failure.
My AcuRite pressure, temperature and humidity sensor does reconnect, perhaps it has a built in delay after power failure to let the router and cable modem get back up first?

Thanks
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 28, 2014, 10:55:05 AM
Hi,

I recently bought this camera and had some problems with it.
I noticed that one problem is already on the wish list: the option to exclude the day/night transition from motion/sound detection.

I like to put two more items on the list:

1) Option to exclude overall brightness changes from motion detection. I find I get false positives when the light changes outside, say when the sun comes out, even if no direct sunlight is visible.

2) This might be covered by the request for a scheduled reboot option, but it seems that the camera can't re-establish wifi connection after a power failure.
My AcuRite pressure, temperature and humidity sensor does reconnect, perhaps it has a built in delay after power failure to let the router and cable modem get back up first?

Thanks

The reboot request is already listed. I doubt the brightness change can be accommodated. Motion detection operates by detecting pixel differences between adjacent frame captures. A person walking across a light source (e.g. window or lamp) within the field of view will invariably alter the pixel brightness and is a valid motion detection event. A person outside of the field of view that turns on/off a light can also be considered a valid event (e.g. burglar?). I would think that the algorithm needed to distinguish between general changes to ambient brightness versus an object moving in the field of view may add to much overhead to work in real-time.  :-\

I'll add the request nonetheless...  :-\
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on December 28, 2014, 10:58:16 AM
This wishlist contains firmware suggestions provided by the forum community and may not reflect actual changes to current or future D-Link firmware releases. Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in blue.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: softwareEngineer on January 01, 2015, 02:20:53 PM

I doubt the brightness change can be accommodated. Motion detection operates by detecting pixel differences between adjacent frame captures. A person walking across a light source (e.g. window or lamp) within the field of view will invariably alter the pixel brightness and is a valid motion detection event. A person outside of the field of view that turns on/off a light can also be considered a valid event (e.g. burglar?). I would think that the algorithm needed to distinguish between general changes to ambient brightness versus an object moving in the field of view may add to much overhead to work in real-time.  :-\

I'll add the request nonetheless...  :-\

Thanks for putting the request on the list. A quick google search shows that researchers have been considering the issue of false positives in motion detection for quite a while, so perhaps something can be done even within the constraints of the camera's cpu.

I have another, much smaller, request. I noticed that it is not possible to indicate a time period that passes midnight when scheduling motion/sound detection e.g. a period with starting time 20:00 and ending time 05:00 is deemed invalid.

Thanks
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: mrmacadamia on February 01, 2015, 08:33:58 AM
I hope to see reboot schedule included because I saw the camera will freeze or hang or disconnected.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on February 25, 2015, 05:15:49 AM
This wishlist contains firmware suggestions provided by the forum community and may not reflect actual changes to current or future D-Link firmware releases. Below is a summary of everyone's input thus far. Please let me know if I over generalized, misrepresented, or missed anyone's concerns and I'll refresh the list with updates. Recent items are highlighted in green.

If any items in the wishlist were fixed by the latest firmware, please post and I'll update!

DNS-5020L Wishlist


Wishlist Items Addressed by D-Link (Thank You!)

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: rafdulaf on February 26, 2015, 02:37:57 AM
When this IR lamps are switching ON/OFF there is a little noise.

 The issue is that little noise is recognized as a "Sound detection".
Before the IR lamps change its state, "Sound detection" should be disabled for a few seconds.

Moreover changing IR lamps state make the image change so much, that it recognized as a "Motion detection".
Before the IR lamps change its state, "Motion detection" should be disabled for a few seconds.

When the weather is cloudy I can have 20 "false" detection mails a day
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on February 26, 2015, 08:10:09 AM
When this IR lamps are switching ON/OFF there is a little noise.

 The issue is that little noise is recognized as a "Sound detection".
Before the IR lamps change its state, "Sound detection" should be disabled for a few seconds.

Moreover changing IR lamps state make the image change so much, that it recognized as a "Motion detection".
Before the IR lamps change its state, "Motion detection" should be disabled for a few seconds.

When the weather is cloudy I can have 20 "false" detection mails a day

This item is already listed and is systemic to all D-Link cameras with motion detection and Night Mode:

Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: mhpdk on March 06, 2015, 05:17:24 AM
How come, there is no function to allow Override function, if i record clips to ftp servers ?

maybean option to set it to allow 10 GB and then overwrite data ?
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: JavaLawyer on May 18, 2015, 08:33:17 AM
When this IR lamps are switching ON/OFF there is a little noise.

 The issue is that little noise is recognized as a "Sound detection".
Before the IR lamps change its state, "Sound detection" should be disabled for a few seconds.

Moreover changing IR lamps state make the image change so much, that it recognized as a "Motion detection".
Before the IR lamps change its state, "Motion detection" should be disabled for a few seconds.

When the weather is cloudy I can have 20 "false" detection mails a day

These are known issues.  :-\
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: shearer on July 21, 2015, 10:02:51 AM
how about a opyion to record video to ftp. with a Overwrite function, so the folder doesent take up all ftp space.  maybe overwrite if size is over 8 gb ?
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: funghan on October 21, 2016, 10:11:29 PM
Security: Would be really helpful for an ability to install a custom root and SSL certificate.

also, if optionally there is a CLI option available for such actions, it would be really useful :)
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: BAMoh on May 19, 2017, 12:45:54 AM
Please add ability to not broadcast SSID when using the extender feature.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: FurryNutz on May 19, 2017, 01:53:13 PM
Extender mode needs the SSID name broadcast so wireless clients can connect to it when using this mode.  ::)

Please add ability to not broadcast SSID when using the extender feature.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: BAMoh on May 19, 2017, 09:37:48 PM
BTW tha't is inaccurate information. WRONG. Can type that information in manually. I have yet to see any device or software which does not permit the SSID to be typed in manually. This includes DLINK cams,
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: FurryNutz on May 19, 2017, 09:49:12 PM
I presume D-Link chooses to not hide SSIDs as in most cases, hiding SSIDs can be found anyways. Not a feature probably really need on cameras.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: BAMoh on May 19, 2017, 11:33:46 PM
I presume D-Link chooses to not hide SSIDs as in most cases, hiding SSIDs can be found anyways. Not a feature probably really need on cameras.

Disagree. Can be found but some customers want to make it more difficult for their own reasons.
Title: Re: DCS-5020L - Firmware Wishlist
Post by: FurryNutz on May 19, 2017, 11:41:55 PM
Something D-Link will have to review and consider. Good Luck.