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  1. The Evolution and Applications of the Camera

    The Evolution and Applications of the Camera
    Today, we take cameras for granted—we all have one on our cell phones and can snap photos or selfies whenever we want. But cameras weren't always so portable, affordable, or even that useful. The First Camera The very first type of camera was called a camera Obscura, or a pinhole camera. It's difficult to tell […]
  2. Video Camera Technology in Zoos

    Video Camera Technology in Zoos
    Technology today has become a huge part of our everyday life, and our reliance on it continues to increase. Advancements in technology further increase our dependence in all areas of our lives because of how it makes our personal lives and work easier and more efficient. While it is obvious how the newest gadgets like […]
  3. Underwater Photography - Career Resource Guide

    Underwater Photography - Career Resource Guide
    Underwater photography is for many people the pinnacle of career choices when working with marine life.  It is a field that attracts people from many different backgrounds and professions. However, this is a very specialized career field that after getting into, many find it hard to progress in. It takes a lot of extensive knowledge […]
  4. Security Camera Community Registration Program Overview

    Security Camera Community Registration Program Overview
    Community owned security camera registry programs like SafeCam or Citizen’s View are relatively new. The basic point of these programs is to enlist the general public, homes and business alike, to register with the police department if they have a security camera system. Think of it as the neighborhood watch of the 21st century where […]
  5. Using Security Cameras for Pool Safety

    Using Security Cameras for Pool Safety
    Swimming has been a growing sport in the world for years. From colleges and the Olympic games, to your neighborhood swimming pool and your own backyard. Every summer, the number of people swimming goes up immensely as everyone wants relief from the heat. While swimming is an excellent form of both exercise and recreation, it […]
  6. Connecting a Hikvision or Onvif IP Camera to a Dahua NVR

    Connecting a Hikvision or Onvif IP Camera to a Dahua NVR
    Dahua has built a pretty strong reputation for manufacturing standalone Digital Video Recorders (DVR) and Network Video Recorders (NVR) that live up to peoples expectations.  Not only do they possess all of the features people have come to expect, but they also stand the test of time where others fail.  With Hikvision arguably not having […]
  7. How to Repair Security Cameras?

    How to Repair Security Cameras?
    First and foremost, we'd like to state that any and all of what we're about to discuss can be harmful to your camera if done improperly. Having said that, you should not attempt any of the following repairs unless you are confident in your ability to properly do so. Also, It should go without saying […]
  8. All About CCD Imager and CMOS Chips

    All About CCD Imager and CMOS Chips
    Today, almost everyone is walking around with a digital camera on a smart phone. These cameras utilize either CCD (Charge-Coupled Device) or CMOS (Complementary Metal-Oxide-Semiconductor) chip technology to capture images. While they may have different resolutions and features, the bottom line is that they all function in a similar matter. Digital cameras allow people to […]
  9. Common Issues with Security Camera Infrared (IR)

    Common Issues with Security Camera Infrared (IR)
    If you're not familiar with Infrared, it's what grants CCTV security cameras the ability to see in the dark.  Unlike true "night vision", Infrared LEDs emit their own source of light instead of using existing sources; these LEDs essentially become a spotlight for your camera.  While this is a magnificent feature to have in a […]
  10. What is Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)?

    What is Wide Dynamic Range (WDR)?
    Glare is a very common problem for security cameras.  Due to the environments in which they are commonly installed, it’s a frequent occurrence to be dealing with or adjusting for glare.  Regardless of the surface or source that’s causing the glare, the fix to the problem lies in a particular feature that not all security […]
  11. What is frames per second (fps)?

    What is frames per second (fps)?
    Standard definition (SD) and High definition (HD) systems that run over coaxial cable have already had their cameras measured by frame rate.  Once we understood what it was, it provided us with a good idea of what kind of capabilities a camera may have.  Network camera, or IP cameras, are measured differently; instead of a […]
  12. Security Cameras - Common Image Problems

    Security Cameras - Common Image Problems
    There a lot of things that can go wrong with security cameras.  The most noticeable are going to be problems with the image itself.  The good news is that identifying the problem isn't as difficult as you may think.  For as many things that can potentially going wrong, each one of those problems presents themselves […]
  13. CCTV Camera Lux Rating - A Simple Explanation

    CCTV Camera Lux Rating - A Simple Explanation
    Simply put and as it pertains to security cameras, a lux rating is a way of determining a cameras ability to see in various degrees of darkness.  It’s very important to note that lux ratings for IR cameras are rated differently from cameras without that Infrared capability; be careful not to compare these two side […]
  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 […]

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