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  1. HD-SDI Cameras - Why not to buy HDSDI prodcuts!

    HD-SDI Cameras - Why not to buy HDSDI prodcuts!
    We saw High Definition Serial Digital Interface (HDSDI) hit the market in 2012.  With it finally came the possibility of high definition (HD) over coax.  The only option in the past had been IP/network cameras via network cable.  While IP camera systems are a fantastic direction to go in, they require a whole new knowledge […]
  2. How to Crimp RJ45 on CAT5e Network Cable

    How to Crimp RJ45 on CAT5e Network Cable
    This video will show how to crimp RJ45 connects to either Cat5e or Cat6 network cable. You can find the CAT5/6 crimping tool here. It has an RJ-45 crimping jack, RJ-11 crimping jack, wire stripper, and wire cutter. Briefly, here is how you crimp network cable:
  3. CCTV Security System Consultations and Education

    CCTV Security System Consultations and Education
    Consultations are quickly becoming a lost art form in the CCTV security camera industry.  There is an ever widening gap in our understanding of what a consultation in this industry actually means.  In the spirit of educating ourselves, let’s begin.
  4. 720p Indoor IP Camera with WiFi and Two-Way Radio

    720p Indoor IP Camera with WiFi and Two-Way Radio
    This video shows the IP100CM; a 1.3 megapixel IP camera. The camera has a 3.6mm lens for an eighty-degree angle of view, one IR LED for up to 33 feet of night vision, real time 30 frames per second 720p video streaming, and is PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, and Android compatible. This camera also offers […]
  5. HDCVI – 720p Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Security Camera

    HDCVI – 720p Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Security Camera
    This camera has a 1.3 megapixel CMOS image sensor which provides a 720p HD resolution which equals 1280 by 960 pixels. The larger image size and increased resolution allows for better detail and zoom during playback. This camera has a set function which allows you to select an area on screen using the mouse and […]
  6. HDCVI - 1080P 4/8 Channel DVR

    HDCVI - 1080P 4/8 Channel DVR
    The front face the HDCVi HD DVR has numeric and playback keys, and an LED display for power, network, hard drive, and channels.  The rear face at the DVR has 4/8 BNC video inputs, four audio inputs, one audio output, one BNC video output, RS 232 and VGA outputs, a network cable port, HDMI out […]
  7. What Type of Cable to Use with HDCVI Cameras

    What Type of Cable to Use with HDCVI Cameras
    The type of cable you're either able to or should be using has been under debate since HDCVI cameras hit the market.  While it was originally stated that solid copper RG59 should be used, there have been more than a few people to state that it's not required; installers and retailers alike.  We're going to […]
  8. Wireless CCTV: Why Spending Now Means Saving Later

    Wireless CCTV: Why Spending Now Means Saving Later
    Having a sales person prompting you to spend more on another product is nothing new, but have you ever considered that they might be trying to save you?  Admittedly, not every product that a company sells performs and incredible as you’d like.  In defense of those companies, it’s what the market and consumer demands.  If […]
  9. CCTV Myths: Part 3

    CCTV Myths: Part 3
    Welcome to part three of CCTV Myths.  Don't forget to check out part one and part two if you haven't already.  We credit this installment of myths to some of the more ridiculous things we've heard over the years.  As usual, let us know what you think, tell us your ideas, and enjoy!
  10. CCTV Myths: Part 2

    CCTV Myths: Part 2
    Welcome back for part two of CCTV Myths.  We didn't mention it in part one, but if you have any ideas or myths of your own, leave them in the comments section below.  For those of you who may have missed part one, be sure to check it out.  We said it once but we'll […]
  11. CCTV Myths: Part 1

    CCTV Myths: Part 1
    Welcome to the first installment of CCTV Myths.  The premise of this series is to debunk as many of the misconceptions people have about security camera systems as we can come up with.  Whether or not you've had a couple or many of these thoughts yourself, it's all in good fun, so sit back and […]
  12. How to Make Your DVR, NVR, or Hybrid Video Recorder Wireless

    How to Make Your DVR, NVR, or Hybrid Video Recorder Wireless
    You'll usually hear us recommend opting for a wired system over wireless.  Most of this stuff is all about speed, and hard wiring your system is just always going to be faster.  What happens when running cable isn't an option?  Whether it be structurally impossible, or can't work without creating an eyesore, sometimes wireless is […]
  13. What is HDCVI?

    What is HDCVI?
    High Definition Composite Video Interface (HDCVI) is brand new to the CCTV and security camera industry.  With it, comes a few new, and very cool capabilities.  While you may not see any great advancements in the high definition (HD) resolution, these new features that come at a pretty incredible price do more than impress.
  14. How to Install Security Cameras on Your Home

    How to Install Security Cameras on Your Home
    It may seem a bit basic, but most people aren't in love with the idea of possibly defacing their home.  Not only is it a matter of not creating an eyesore, but also the effective  placement of surveillance cameras.  There are times you may need more cameras than you think, and sometimes you may not need […]
  15. How to Identify Types of Security Cameras and Video Recorders

    How to Identify Types of Security Cameras and Video Recorders
    It's not uncommon for people to inherit CCTV systems.  The problem is that most of the time, the previous owners aren't very forthcoming with information and people normally don't know to ask.  More often than not, you'll find yourself needing to repair, or wanting to upgrade these systems.  You'll soon find that not knowing the […]
  16. Nanny Cams, Barn Cameras, and Other Uses of Security Cameras

    Nanny Cams, Barn Cameras, and Other Uses of Security Cameras
    Security cameras are much more diverse than you may think.  The purpose we have in our head for our CCTV systems is the surveillance of people and property, but the truth is, they're used for a lot more than just that.  We don't always have to look at them as a way to avoid disaster […]
  17. Google Glass, Watch Your Privacy, and CCTV Security Cameras

    Google Glass, Watch Your Privacy, and CCTV Security Cameras
    Google Glass hasn't been around long enough yet for us to form much of an opinion about it.  The fact of the matter is that people are already saying that it's opening the doorway for all other kinds of wearable tech, even though it already has users being labeled as "Glassholes." Whether you've formed an opinion […]
  18. CCTV Camera Cable Variations

    CCTV Camera Cable Variations
    We know that selecting your CCTV cameras and video recorder may have been a little more work than you might have anticipated. We’re sorry to say that the decision making process isn’t over just yet. We can say with confidence that about 90% of tech support related issues are a result of problems with cabling. […]
  19. Dynamic DNS: An Explanation & How To Accommodate It

    Dynamic DNS: An Explanation & How To Accommodate It
    A dynamic DNS can cause you quite a headache down the road after installing a CCTV security camera system.  For that reason, it's better to deal with it right away than wait until it becomes a major problem for you.  The truth is, if you wait for it to become a problem, you probably won't […]
  20. Network and IP Camera Based Installations

    Network and IP Camera Based Installations
    Network security camera systems, also known as IP camera systems, are some of the nicest cameras and surveillance systems available on today’s market. The high definition resolution and remarkable fluidity do come at a small price. We’re not talking about dollars here, but rather a time investment. You’ll probably find yourself needing to add a […]

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