Don Stephens

  1. Security Cameras with AI provide peace of mind

    Security Cameras with AI provide peace of mind
    Security Cameras with motion detection are outdated How many motion alerts have you gotten today? Has it been 10? 20? 50? Maybe you’ve started to lose count. Maybe you’re tired. Too tired of checking your phone because its most likely just another person walking by your place of business or your neighbor walking the dogs. […]
  2. Adding an Alarm Motion Sensor to a Security Camera System

    Adding an Alarm Motion Sensor to a Security Camera System
    CCTV systems are highly customizable and can be configured to fit the specific needs of any user. One optional component that can be added is the PIR sensor which stands for Passive Infrared sensor. PIR sensors are motion sensors commonly used in home security systems but can also be added to some of our security […]
  3. How Security Cameras in Garages & Parking Lots Prevent & Solve Crimes

    How Security Cameras in Garages & Parking Lots Prevent & Solve Crimes
    As our access to improved technology grows, applications of technology to spaces that have traditionally been the locations for crime have become the focus of developers. Spaces like parking lots and garages have always been difficult to keep secure for a variety of reasons. Heavy traffic in and out of these spaces, dark corners and […]
  4. National Security: All About the Department of Defense

    National Security: All About the Department of Defense
    The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is not only America’s oldest government agency, but also the largest. Today, the DoD is led by Mark Esper, the U.S. Secretary of Defense. The Secretary of Defense offers direction, control, and authority over the U.S. Department of Defense. The U.S. DoD is America’s largest employer with 742,000 […]
  5. Security Camera Installation Tips

    Security Camera Installation Tips
    Security cameras are important for the safety of any and all property, but they will perform only as well as they are installed. Whether you install your security cameras yourself or have this professionally done, there are always going to be some important points to keep in mind to ensure maximum return on investment.
  6. Dummies Guide to watching a Security Camera System from the Internet

    Dummies Guide to watching a Security Camera System from the Internet
    If you are not tech savvy and you are looking for an easy way to watch your security camera system from the internet then this guide is for you. Once you have your cameras connected to your recorder, and you can watch your cameras using a monitor connected to the recorder, then follow this guide […]
  7. How To Enable IP Camera Offline Alerts

    How To Enable IP Camera Offline Alerts
    A very important feature that is not found with older or cheap IP camera systems is offline alerts. These offline alerts are extremely important for recognizing when a break-in is happening. Vandals and thieves will notice security cameras and try to destroy, damage, or disconnect the cameras. When that happens you will want to be […]
  8. How To Use Video Baluns With Security Camera Systems

    How To Use Video Baluns With Security Camera Systems
    Baluns are more easily understood as a way to make BNC cameras compatible for use with Cat5e/Cat6 cable.  The benefit of using Cat5e/Cat6 cable is it's noticeably cheaper cost, and ability to significantly stretch out the maximum length of your runs.  With multiple types of video baluns in existence, you'll want to closely look at […]
  9. Camera Systems: How Lenses Work

    Camera Systems: How Lenses Work
    Understanding Camera Lenses For photographers, videographers and filmmakers, understanding how lenses work will offer you more control when exploring your craft. When choosing the right lens, it is important to remember what you may lose or gain with lens speed, weight, size, focal length, cost and image quality. It's the intention of this guide to […]
  10. How to Change Camera Channel Type on a Security DVR

    How to Change Camera Channel Type on a Security DVR
    DVR recorders these days support traditional analog CCTV cameras, new HD security cameras over coax called HDCVI cameras, and network based IP cameras. Security DVRs can vary in the variety of signal types they support, and can be called Tribrid DVRs or XVRs. These recorders sense camera signal automatically between HDCVI and analog security cameras […]
  11. Digital Video Recorders (DVR) – An Interesting History

    Digital Video Recorders (DVR) – An Interesting History
    To say that the invention of the VCR (Video Cassette Recorder) caused a lot of excitement would be an understatement. Up until that point, the only way to see a movie or television show was to either catch the TV broadcast or go to a movie theater. When the VCR came out, people could finally […]
  12. From DSLR to Security Cameras: All About Cameras

    From DSLR to Security Cameras: All About Cameras
    There are thousands of different camera models available on the market today, and they are all different. Paring down this glut of options to the one that’s right for you can be challenging, and it gets even more confusing when you take into consideration the fact that there is no single “best” camera – different […]
  13. Utilizing Cameras To Monitor Animals

    Utilizing Cameras To Monitor Animals
    Animal behavior has been an unending source of curiosity for ethologists and scientists for decades. Studies in animal behavior range from feeding interactions and mating to social organization and habitat selection. By far the most effective method of gathering information on animal behavior has been surveillance cameras. These camera systems are excellent for observational purposes […]
  14. 8 Benefits of Bird Watching

    8 Benefits of Bird Watching
    Bird watching is a time-honored tradition that many people enjoy today. Don’t worry, you don’t need any special equipment to go bird watching, and you certainly don’t need to travel to exotic locations. Simply sitting in your backyard and watching the birds local to your area is all it takes to engage in the hobby. […]
  15. 8 Ways To Keep Children Safe When They Are Alone

    8 Ways To Keep Children Safe When They Are Alone
    You’ll find the busier you are, the harder it is to always be available for your kids. Any parent will tell you that there will be times when they have to leave their kids home alone for any number of reasons. Still, just because you’re not home doesn’t mean you can’t keep your kids safe […]
  16. 8 Ways to Keep a Loved One with a Disability Safe

    8 Ways to Keep a Loved One with a Disability Safe
    If you have a loved one who has a disability it’s only natural that you would look out for their well-being. And while you would likely prefer to be with them at all times, stepping away from your job and other responsibilities may not be feasible. In the instances where you have to leave your […]
  17. How to record snapshots to a Network Video Recorder

    How to record snapshots to a Network Video Recorder
    Security cameras are usually used to record video, but in some scenarios, you can leverage the combined power of our cameras and recorders to record snapshots at specified intervals. As discussed in this guide, our IP surveillance cameras with an available microSD slot allow for snapshot capture and storage on the internal microSD memory card. […]
  18. Review of 4K Security Camera Playback

    Review of 4K Security Camera Playback
    When purchasing a high resolution security camera system it is important to have realistic expectations of what to expect. While everyone wants the latest cameras with the highest resolution sensor for the best clarity, they usually forget to take in to account the data storage implications that come with high definition cameras. In this video […]
  19. The Guide to Underwater Cameras and Photography

    The Guide to Underwater Cameras and Photography
    Underwater photography is both an educational tool and an exciting hobby. Capturing photographs of sea life gives us a glimpse of a world we don't often get to see. It also helps scientists study these organisms and how they live in their watery environment. The equipment needed to take pictures in the water can vary […]
  20. Beginners Guide to Astrophotography: Utilizing Digital Cameras

    Beginners Guide to Astrophotography: Utilizing Digital Cameras
    As technology advances, new depths are reached in terms of exploration in health care, ecofriendly fuel sources and especially learning and viewing greater depths of the solar system. Just in the past ten years exploration of the solar system has advanced and intensified in a mind blowing manor, with recent developments and visuals from the […]

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