How Security Cameras Work

How CCTV cameras work

If you are willing to learn how CCTV cameras work and install some of them in your home, don’t look any further because you are in the right place. Welcome to the best article ever written about CCTV cameras. This is not for the mega, super, hyper experienced users… this article is for people that want […]

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No Hikvision

Hikvision cameras removed from US Army base (security issues)

Due to several incidents of security breaches and even suspected espionage, Hikvision cameras have been removed from a US military base. Security is something that must be taken very seriously, especially if we are talking about the most powerful army on the planet.Hikvision IP cameras have a history of security issues, sometimes this kind of […]

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Death of the Analog CCTV

Analog CCTV is about to die

With the evolution of CCTV systems, major competitors in the market began to create new technologies that will ultimately cause the death of the traditional analog CCTV systems.The high-resolution analog camera technology on the market is recent and promising, isn’t it? So why people say that the analog is about to die?The fact is that […]

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ADSL modem for CCTV

ADSL for CCTV (what are the limitations)

It is quite common calls for technical support from CCTV system integrator and distributors, the common complaint is the speed of the CCTV video via the Internet. But is really the problem on the cameras ?In most cases the problem is in the Internet link or in the lack of correct configuration of the equipment (router)For […]

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Storage for CCTV

How much bandwidth is necessary for CCTV

The amount of bandwidth used by a CCTV camera is directly proportional to the video quality. The higher the quality, the higher the transmission bandwidth and also the need for storage space.I will talk about the factors that influence image quality and the use of bandwidth for transmission and amount of storage necessary for CCTV:Factors […]

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VLANs

How to setup VLANs for CCTV

VLAN configuration for CCTV is very important to protect the IP cameras against unauthorized access and also to separate the security camera system from other computers and devices that are connected to the IP network.If you have layer 2 network switches such as Cisco, Netgear, HP, Dell, Dlink and others, they can be easily configured […]

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Memory Card for CCTV Cameras

Memory Card for CCTV

Most of the modern IP security cameras have a memory card slot. This is very interesting because the camera can record on the same type of card used in regular photo cameras, but it is important to understand exactly what is the best CCTV camera memory card type that can be used on your IP […]

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QoS for CCTV cameras

How to use QoS for CCTV

Allowing data to flow more quickly and efficiently over the network. This is the function of QoS that can prioritize a specific type of traffic.QoS can be used in networks that have different types of services such as audio, video and data working together. It can also be used with IP CCTV.Comparing QoS with car […]

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IP camera login

Safe CCTV camera passwords (don’t get your IP camera hacked)

Installing IP CCTV cameras and not worrying about passwords, is the same as locking your house main door but leaving the windows open.In fact we have to worry about all aspects of security, and when we install devices such as cameras, DVRs and NVRS, there is the possibility of having hackers attacks via network.The most […]

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Coaxial cable for CCTV

Best coaxial cable for CCTV

When you are about to design an analog CCTV project it is crucial to know which CCTV coaxial cables can be used and how they affect the overall quality of the system that will be installed.Let’s talk about the best coaxial cables for CCTV.In this article, we will talk about coaxial cables widely used in […]

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