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.
Another screen I use is the OSD settings under Advanced Configuration / Image.
Here you can put the on screen displays for date and camera name.
For example, if you chose 1080P, then you have to click on 16:9, if you chose 3MP mode, then click on 4:3. What’ different here than the previously reviewed Hikvision cameras are the audio controls at the bottom.
The speaker volume control in the lower left, the microphone on/off icon in the lower right.
Under Advanced Configuration / System are where you can set the Time Settings, in my case, I used the old standby Windows NTP server to keep all my cameras time synced the same way.
From the Advanced Configuration you can also set the Daylight Savings Time (DST) schedule for your area.
It’s a full 3-Axis dome, has a micro SD card slot with in-camera playback, two-way audio, alarm inputs but also has a nice wide range varifocal lens from a very wide 2.8mm to a good telephoto 12mm.
I turned off Display Week (which displays the day of week) to make it smaller and moved the date down to the lower right.
I turned off camera name (Display Name) for my purposes but you here you can put the location name, like Driveway, Backyard, Office, etc.
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.