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


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RoughRiver:
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!

RoughRiver:
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.

RoughRiver:
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.

JavaLawyer:

--- Quote from: 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:


* 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!

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