Axis 223M IO Ports

How to use the I/O on Axis cameras

In this article, I explain how the Axis I/O ports work.Yeah, today is Saturday, and I decided to play with the camera in my lab 🙂You are the lucky person that will learn some cool stuff here. Just keep reading.The camera physical I/O portsDo you know that you can use physical and virtual I/O ports in the […]

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Axis camera SD card endless status checking (Solved)

This article explains how to check the micro SD card for the Axis camera even if there’s an endless status “checking” message.It happened to my Axis P1365 MK II camera, as shown in the image below.The checking status stays on the screen forever. Just click the arrow down to expand the windows, and click on “Check”.You may see a warning about the […]

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Axis IP camera on fire TV stick

How to Add Axis IP Camera to Fire TV Stick

In this article, I explain how to add an Axis IP camera to Amazon Fire TV Stick.I have an Axis P1365 MK II, and I can now watch it on my TV, as shown below.Axis P1365 MK II Added to Amazon Fire TV StickThere are different Apps available to watch IP cameras on the Fire […]

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Axis Encoder with Pelco Camera

How to connect a Pelco PTZ to an Axis encoder (Using RS-485)

In this article, I show how to connect a Pelco analog PTZ camera to an encoder.Yes, there are still some good analog cameras out there, and you can keep using them with your new IP surveillance system.Fundamentals of PTZ cameras and encodersYou have to understand some fundamental things before connecting your analog PTZ camera to […]

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Wondering how an encoder works

How does a video encoder for CCTV work?

In this article, I answer the question, “How does a video encoder for CCTV work?” If you want to learn about this topic, just keep reading.If you are looking for information on how a video encoder works, chances are you still use analog cameras or have a project to update an analog CCTV system, right?So, […]

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Reolink Duo Front Part

Reolink Duo Review (Read before buy)

This article is a Reolink Duo Review. If you are looking for more information about this camera before buying it, you are in the right place. Here you are going to find everything you need.Reolink launched this product on September 22, 2021. It’s available for purchase on their official website. Click the button below to check prices and availability. […]

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Reolink RLC 510WA Installed

Reolink RLC-510WA Review (tested)

This article is a Reolink RLC-510W Review.Are you looking for more information about this camera? You are in the right place. I’ve been testing the RLC-510WA for some time, and now I can share my experience with this camera. So keep reading… Click the link below to check the price and availability. Best Price for the Reolink […]

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Axis camera with overlay text

How to add overlay text to Axis cameras

Want to have text overlay in your Axis Camera ?The camera can display different type of information as shown below. As you can see, the camera in the picture displays the following information:Camera NameIP addressStream ProfileBitrateFrame rateTemperatureDate and timeImageYou can use text and variables to display such information.It’s possible to display a image (such as a […]

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Axis camera network statistics via SNMP

How to monitor IP cameras via SNMP

In this article, I explain how to monitor an IP camera via SNMP.By enabling and using this protocol in the device, it’s possible to get all sorts of information such as Uptime, Network Traffic, Storage Status, Temperature, etc.Axis IP camera monitored via SNMPThe SNMP protocol is very popular among IT professionals.I used to have it implemented in dozens of […]

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Shared folder with recorded videos

How to Record Axis Camera to a Windows File Share

Do you want to record your Axis camera to a Windows file share?This is not a typical situation; however, I can show you the steps to get it done.I’ve tested the setup myself with an Axis camera P1365 MK II I have in my lab, so rest assured you have all the information you need from the […]

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