Can Blue Iris Software be an NVR alternative?



Can Blue Iris Software be an NVR alternative?


After we have received several calls from our customers in regards to compatibility of “Blue Iris” with our products, I said to myself that I have to check out that software, myself. After I went to the developer website, the download process took me less than a minute. The software demo is good for 15 days and after that you can purchase a full license. The LE version, which will cost you $29.95 for the software, will give you only 1 camera support. The Full version will cost you $49.95 and it supports up to 64 cameras and is […] Continue Reading…

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Marijuana Consumption in Colorado



Marijuana Consumption in Colorado


Important Information about Colorado’s Amendment 64

At Techpro Security Products we have been really open minded and understanding of the positive side in legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana for personal recreational and medical use. In turn, we have been offering discounts to companies who grow and sell marijuana legally. Whether for medical or recreational use, we try to help all companies understand the legal side of marijuana businesses who are currently getting started in selling marijuana products.

We started by advertising to businesses in Washington and have done so well in helping out those businesses understand what they need, that we decided […] Continue Reading…

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It’s NOT Real! Dummy Security Cameras



It’s NOT Real! Dummy Security Cameras


When it comes to choosing dummy security cameras or real security cameras there are many things to be considered, including the look or style of the camera. While many people choose the type of camera simply based on their installation needs or purely for aesthetic reasons, many people choose a camera that they believe “looks” like a security camera.

What I mean by that is they believe that if people see the camera in plain sight, it will act as a deterrent and stop suspicious activity before it even happens.

In my opinion there is no substitute for having a quality […] Continue Reading…

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Smart Camera Features – What is IVS?



Smart Camera Features – What is IVS?


An Intelligent Video Surveillance System, or IVS, is a breakthrough technology included with the newest generation of IP Network Security Cameras. These features include Tripwire, Intrusion, Abandoned Object, Missing Object, and Scene Change. In this article I will go into all of these features of IVS as well as video demonstrations on how to enable these features.

IVS – Tripwire Feature
The Tripwire Feature is a great way to capture movement versus having an overall motion detect. With Tripwire, you can draw a line across a door, a window, or anywhere else you would want to be alerted and be sent […] Continue Reading…

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How to Wire an IDTECK iEDC Control Board – 8 Door Access Control



How to Wire an IDTECK iEDC Control Board – 8 Door Access Control


In this article I will explain how to wire Access Control Readers, Mag locks and other I/O Devices to the IDTECK iEDC 8 Door Access Control Board, model number ACP-iEDC.

This board is a combination of our ACP-iFDC (4 Door) Board and an Expansion Board (ERIO).

Lets take a look at the board and some of the I/O ports. This will help us to determine and understand the acronyms and in where these ports are located.

Based on the table above, this 8 door access control board provides a variety of inputs and outputs we can use to control our facility. One […] Continue Reading…

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