Don Stephens

  1. Nature Photography - A Beginner's Guide

    Nature Photography - A Beginner's Guide
    Gardens, landscapes, flowers, waterfalls, and trees surround us; nature is a magnificent thing. Whether it is a flower bed in your back yard, or an overgrown waterfall in a local creek, or the landscape view at the highest vantage point of the highway, the beauty of nature is unmistakable. For many, one way to enjoy […]
  2. Using People Counting Analytics on your Security Camera

    Using People Counting Analytics on your Security Camera
    People Counting analytics is available as a Smart Detection function in select security cameras by CCTV Camera World. People Counting technology is a sought after video analytics function in surveillance cameras used for retail analytics, queue management, building management, and other security purposes. People Counting can be used in array of applications for different reasons […]
  3. Security and Safety Starts with You and Your Child

    Security and Safety Starts with You and Your Child
    School buses have come a long way since horse-drawn carriages first transported children to school back in 1886. Today, school buses are one of the safest forms of transportation on the road. School bus fatalities are relatively rare, even without the use of seatbelts. However, children, parents, and bus drivers all need to do their […]
  4. Security at Home and Abroad – Travel Safety

    Security at Home and Abroad – Travel Safety
    Traveling is meant to be a fun and enjoyable experience, but it comes with a set of risks, including safety and security hazards. Even an experienced traveler needs to be on the lookout for thieves, scams, and kidnappers while away from home. Vacationers, people of different cultures from the locals, and business people are all […]
  5. Using Face Detection with your Security Cameras

    Using Face Detection with your Security Cameras
    Face detection is a Smart Detection function used to detect whether a face has appeared in a video feed. It uses video analytics to detect the shape of a face; specifically, the space between the eyes. Once a face is detected, the camera then sends a picture of the information to your NVR to analyze […]
  6. Heat Map: Visualizing Motion Detected by a Security Camera

    Heat Map: Visualizing Motion Detected by a Security Camera
    Video analytics offered by some security cameras has application beyond security and safety. Heat Mapping is a Smart Detection function offered in some of our high-end network camera products. It is a video analytics tool to provide a graphic overlay in the form of a heat map displaying the area and frequency of motion detected […]
  7. Using Intrusion Detection on your Security Camera

    Using Intrusion Detection on your Security Camera
    Intrusion smart detection is a video analytics function on select security cameras we carry here at CCTV Camera World. Just like Tripwire, Intrusion detection monitors an area by detecting and surveying movement to capture events. The Intrusion feature is an intuitive Smart Detection method that is used to record break-ins or other criminal activity for […]
  8. How to backup your DVR or NVR

    How to backup your DVR or NVR
    It is a little known fact that our security video recorders can be backed up to a secondary recorder. Let's say you've had the recorder of your previous security camera system  stolen and are looking for a way to backup video from the system this time around. Thanks to technology in almost all of our […]
  9. How to set Abandoned Object Detection on your security camera

    How to set Abandoned Object Detection on your security camera
    In recent years, taking proper security measures in public places has become an important endeavor. The need for intelligent security tools especially designed to better observe and recognize objects that have been left behind for a period of time has become a want of many highly-populated areas. To mitigate the concern of highly populated areas […]
  10. How to set a Tripwire on your security camera

    How to set a Tripwire on your security camera
    Tripwire is a video analytics function that provides smart detection of events captured by a security camera that supports Tripwire. It is a more effective way of monitoring and guarding an area of interest than simple motion detection. Despite motion detection being a commonly sought after feature on security cameras, there are multiple occasions of […]
  11. Using Missing Object Detection on your Security Camera

    Using Missing Object Detection on your Security Camera
    The Missing Object Detection function available on some of our security cameras is a video analytics tool that capably monitors and oversees valuable items. When only using video based motion detection, a camera cannot verify when an object has been taken. Missing Object Detection recognizes when an item has been removed and stays missing from […]
  12. Safety vs. Privacy: Red Light Cameras

    Safety vs. Privacy: Red Light Cameras
    According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, about 22% of traffic accidents in the U.S. are the result of drivers running red lights. Deaths caused by running red lights are increasing at three times the rate as all other fatal car crashes. It is clear that something needs to be done about this problem, […]
  13. How To View Security Cameras from an iPhone or Android

    How To View Security Cameras from an iPhone or Android
    Once you have setup your security camera system by connecting the cameras to the DVR or NVR, and you have video displaying from each camera on a monitor, the next step is to setup remote viewing for your security cameras. All of our security camera recorders come with a built-in web server that is always […]
  14. Best Practices For Using A Two-Way Audio Security Camera

    Best Practices For Using A Two-Way Audio Security Camera
    Whether you have a security camera system for a home or business, the need for two-way audio interaction with talk-back capability may arise. CCTV Camera World offers solutions for both one-way and two-way audio. One-way audio is great for listening to sound originating from the location of a camera, but it will not allow interaction […]
  15. Camera and Photography Tips and Terminology

    Camera and Photography Tips and Terminology
    Whether you are a beginner who has just purchased your first camera or a seasoned professional looking to refresh your knowledge, the Internet offers a wealth of information to help you better understand how to use a camera to capture the best possible images. Photography can serve a range of purposes, from recording memories to […]
  16. Cameras for Stargazing: A Beginner's Guide to Astrophotography

    Cameras for Stargazing: A Beginner's Guide to Astrophotography
    Have you ever found yourself inspired by a night sky filled with glimmering stars and wanted to take a picture, only to find that the picture just doesn't do it justice? It's disappointing to see a photo full of black space when the real sky was amazing, but with the help of modern technology and […]
  17. Home Security Basics: Keeping Your Family Safe and Secure

    Home Security Basics: Keeping Your Family Safe and Secure
    Having a comfortable and safe place to call home is a priority for most people. Whether living in an urban, suburban, or rural area, people should take steps to protect themselves, their family, and their belongings from danger and theft. Because it's such an important task, people should secure their homes properly and with careful […]
  18. Dummies Guide To Remote Viewing Security Cameras

    Dummies Guide To Remote Viewing Security Cameras
    If you are not tech savvy and you are looking for an easy to setup surveillance system for your home or business, then look no further. CCTV Camera World's DVR systems and IP camera systems are easy to setup for remote viewing so you can watch your cameras from anywhere in the world. Once you […]
  19. How to add AXIS Cameras as ONVIF

    How to add AXIS Cameras as ONVIF
    Our NVR and Tribrid or Pentabrid DVR recorders allow use of 3rd party IP cameras not purchased from CCTV Camera World. IP cameras and the recorder talk to each other over the network and have to sync URL for video, audio, PTZ controls, and motion events for each of these data types to pass from […]
  20. How to Connect an IP Camera to a Computer

    How to Connect an IP Camera to a Computer
    Many consumers find the need for a professional IP based security camera system for their home, business, or property, but are under the assumption that IP systems are complicated and too tech-heavy.  This discourages them from purchasing one, preventing them the security they require. The truth is, though, that setting up an IP camera is […]

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