Synology IP Camera Hang due to Ublock Origin

Talk about strange interaction. We have a bunch of IP cameras (Ok, we have two, but one is completely dead, not sure why). And I tried to access it from the Synology NAS.

First of all, make sure you are using Chrome, it doesn’t seem to work with Safari, but also this time I ran it and it was hanging on everything.

I thought this was because the IP addresses of my cameras had changed, but a very helpful Reddit post explained, it is due to an Adblocker (UBlock Origin in this case). Sigh, things are so complicated.

For those of you who don’t know, there are lots of choices in webcams these days. For maximum simplicity, using a Nest or an Amazon Ring is easiest, but for maximum flexibility, if you have a NAS like Synology, it includes Linux software to do all that magic monitoring without the monthly cost. Not as convenient, but definitely more flexible.

It is called Surveillance Station and is a Network Video Recorder or NVR. Check it out. It works with a variety of video cameras, weve been trying the Amcrest 4K cameras called the IP8M where 8M stands for 8 megapixels for $120. Seems to work ok. Although the Ethernet connection is a bit of a pain, but it does provide Power on Ethernet which makes it really convenient.

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