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How to flip the image of a Hikvision PTZ camera (Mirror and Flip)

In this article I show how to flip the image of a Hikvision PTZ camera.Depending on the type of installation (indoors or outdoors), you may want to flip and mirror your camera’s image, and there’s a menu for that.I’ve tested this feature with my Hikvision Mini PTZ camera and it works.Hikvision Mini PTZ cameraLet’s take […]

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Why Using a VPN is the Most Secure Method of Accessing Your CCTV System on the Internet

Security cameras are becoming more mainstream in households than ever before.As before, they used to be utilized by corporations and offices only; the easy installment in surveillance technology has made it easier for homeowners to add these to charge their home security. What’s better is that you can easily view live footage from these cameras […]

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Open Hard Drive

Can a DVR work without a hard drive?

In this article, I will discuss whether or not a DVR can work without a hard drive.When it comes to cameras and security systems, finding the right video system and storage for you is crucial. A lot of points such as location, space, budget, and type of camera come into play.Surveillance videos need to be […]

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Security camera stuck in black and white (how to fix)

In this article, you will learn how to fix a camera that is stuck in black and white.The innovation of technology has come a long way into the fantastic things we are able to use nowadays. And one of them is seeing at night.Why do security cameras record in black and white at night?By using […]

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How to tell if a security camera has audio

How to tell if a security camera has audio

Nowadays, no one ever knocks anymore. We all ring doorbells and even talk to the people inside, even without them opening the door. In this article, I will go over how to tell if a security camera has audio.Why having audio in cameras is beneficialWhether you have a camera inside or outside or even have […]

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Swann DVR

What is hybrid DVR?

I’ve been asking the question, “what is hybrid DVR?” from people who want to understand what is the best recorder for security cameras.A hybrid DVR is a Digital Video Recorder that converts different types of analog video inputs such as CVBS, HD-TVI, HD-CVI, AHD to digital signals to record them to a hard drive and stream the live […]

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How to set up Wisenet mobile (step-by-step)

In this article, I explain how to set up Wisenet mobile and add your IP cameras.If you have Wisenet cameras, this may be interested you. Keep reading.You can use the Wisenet mobile app to display your camera live and playback the recorded footage. The process is straightforward and takes less than 5 minutes.The Wisenet Mobile […]

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Are Hikvision cameras compatible with Lorex NVR?

If you have security cameras and recorders from different brands and are concerned with the question, “Are Hikvision cameras compatible with Lorex NVR?” I have good news for you. So keep reading.Yes, Hikvision cameras are compatible with Lorex NVRs. You can add them to the recorder via the ONVIF, a universal standard protocol widely used […]

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How to wire a surveillance camera

In this article, I explain how to wire a surveillance camera.There are different types of cables for surveillance cameras, depending on the model you are using. Let’s discuss the scenario for analog and IP cameras. How to wire an analog surveillance cameraAnalog cameras can use coaxial or UTP (network) cables to send the signal to a […]

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What is IP surveillance camera

In this article, I answer the question, “What is IP surveillance camera?.”It looks like people are very interested in surveillance cameras for their homes and small business, and there’s a buzz out there about small IP cameras.Let’s understand how an IP camera works and how you can use it to monitor your home or small […]

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