PTZ camera coaxial control

PTZ camera coaxial control (how to set up)

PTZ camera coaxial control is very useful if you are using analog cameras.Nowadays it’s easier to control a PTZ (Pan, Tilt, Zoom) camera using IP protocol, but in the past with analog cameras extra cables were necessary.CCTV professionals that work with traditional analog systems need to understand How to connect a PTZ camera to a […]

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How to wire PoE cameras

If you want to learn how to wire PoE cameras, you are in the right place.There are different ways to power up an IP camera using Power over Ethernet and I will teach you all of them in this article, so just keep reading…Just to make sure we are on the same page, I assume […]

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The importance of security systems

Security camera systems have gained popularity in today’s modern world, so in this article, I will talk about the importance of security systems  to protect properties and people you love. Just keep reading…With the high rate of crimes involving burglaries and break-ins, technology has found a way to keep our homes, properties, and our family […]

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Can my neighbor point a security camera at my property?

So your neighbor has a new surveillance system and you are concerned with the question, can my neighbor point a security camera at my property?This is a very common question which bothers people whose neighbors have security cameras. And the answer may vary according to the place you live.The security camera legalityWe must know the […]

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Can I Have Security Cameras In My House

Can I Have Security Cameras In My House?

Some people keep asking me the question “can I have security camera in my house?” and that’s a common concern, especially if you are not the only one  living in the place and want to make sure you are not doing something illegal.The answer to this question is, yes you can have security cameras in […]

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How Far Can A Security Camera See

How Far Can A Security Camera See (Learn How to Use a Calculator)

If your concern is how far can a security camera see, you must understand a little bit about camera’s field of view (FoV), resolution, and distance. Knowing how far your security camera can see will give you an idea with regards to where and how you can better set up your surveillance system. Therefore, leaving no blind […]

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Security camera in the bathroom

Are Security Cameras Allowed In Bathrooms?

How would you feel if you find out that there are security cameras in the bathrooms, especially in public toilets? Well, the initial reaction most of us would have is a feeling of invasion of privacy.Naturally! Imagine somebody “spying” on you while you are using the bathroom! If this is the case, you might feel […]

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Hikvision IP camera reset button

How to reset a Hikvision camera (back to factory defaults)

There are different ways to reset a Hikvision camera to factory default.If you have an IP camera, just open it up and look for the reset button.Hikvision camera hard resetIn a Hikvision camera, usually the reset button is located close to the memory card slot. You can easily find it even without any indication, since […]

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CCTV basics (for beginners)

This article is about the basics of CCTV and is intended for beginners who have no experience in the field if that is your case keep reading.In this article, I will explain in detail the basic concepts of analog CCTV, and how a small recording system with 4 cameras and a digital recorder works.Just in […]

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ICR Infrared Cut Removal

What is ICR (Infrared Cut Removal) for Day/Night cameras?

In situations with little or no lighting, a security camera can use infrared light to illuminate the area and the ICR has an important role on that.In this article, you will learn what the infrared cut filter is and what is the meaning of the day/night feature available in professional security cameras.What is ICR (Infrared […]

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