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Professional CCTV power supply with PTC fuses

How to choose the correct power supply for your CCTV camera

To connect the CCTV cameras it is necessary to use a power supply that provides the voltage and the proper current according to the project.In this article, you will learn how to choose the correct power supply for your surveillance camera, just keep reading. In most modern installations with analog cameras, the power supply is […]

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PTZ camera

How to connect a PTZ camera to a DVR

If you want to learn how to connect a PTZ camera to a DVR, I got to tell you that you are in the right place. In this article you are going to learn how to identify the DVR and the PTZ camera physical connectors, how to wire them properly and how to setup the devices […]

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Measuring voltage on a ground loop

How to fix the CCTV ground loop

CCTV ground loop is super annoying and many installers have a hard time facing this problem sooner or later in their careers.If you are searching for a way to fix the CCTV ground loop, don’t look any further because in this article, I will explain how to identify and eliminate this problem.  What is the […]

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Hikvision DVR Google Drive Recording Setup

How to setup Hikvision DVR for Google Drive recording

If you want to record the footage from your Hikvision DVR or IP cameras directly into the cloud, chances are you already considered using a free or inexpensive solution such as the Google Drive, Dropbox or OneDrive, right?By following the instructions in this article, you can have your DVR recording on Google Drive in less […]

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iVMS 4200 email notification

Hikvision iVMS-4200 – How to setup email notification (Gmail)

The Hikvision iVMS-4200 is a powerful software that allows you to manage IP cameras, DVRs and NVRs and send alerts when some event happens.In this article, I explain how to setup email notification in the iVMS-4200 with a free email account (Gmail). There are some important details you have to pay attention to when configuring […]

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How to add ONVIF IP camera to Hikvision DVR

How to add an ONVIF IP camera to a Hikvision DVR

A Hikvision DVR can record and manage analog cameras, however, some of these devices have a hybrid technology and can work with both, analog and IP cameras.Depending on the model you have, could be possible to mix different types of cameras. In this article, I explain how to add an ONVIF IP camera to a […]

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Surveillance Software

How to connect multiple IP cameras to a computer (step-by-step)

Connect an IP camera to a computer is very easy, especially if you have basic technology skills. But the question now is: “how to connect multiple IP cameras to a computer?” Don’t worry, that’s not that hard either. Just keep reading.By the end of this article, you can have your computer running all the cameras…There […]

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Pricing a CCTV maintenance contract

Pricing a CCTV maintenance contract (annual contract)

After installing a surveillance system is highly recommended to talk to your client about maintenance. It’s really important to keep everything working properly since a considerable amount of money is usually invest in a security system.Pricing a CCTV maintenance contract often is not an easy task, but it needs to be done in order to […]

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How to connect IP camera to computer

How to connect IP camera to the computer without a router

If you are looking for the information on how to connect IP camera to the computer without a router, don’t look any further because I have the solution for you just right here. Just keep reading…The picture below shows the final installation. You will get ther in a while…You can connect your IP camera directly […]

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Zozi DVR remote access

Zosi DVR Internet connection (for remote access via mobile)

In this article I will teach you to setup the Zosi DVR Internet connection so you can have remote access to your cameras using a mobile phone.The process is very simple, you just need to configure the DVR IP address along with its network parameters and setup the Zosi View Mobile App. Zosi DVR network […]

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