So you’ve gone in the right direction to protect your property by purchasing a CCTV camera system. Even just having the cameras visible is enough in most cases to deter criminals from trying to gain entry to your home or business, but what happens if they decide to break in anyway? If your cameras have been placed properly the footage you need to identify him or her will likely be recorded so the authorities can hopefully make an arrest and recover whatever was taken. There is a possibility however that can ruin this scenario. If the criminal sees the [...] Continue Reading…
When running a small business it is often necessary to record transactions at a point of sale or to simply record the actions and uses of a computer terminal. Doing so allows the owner or manager to: maintain accountability, prevent loss, keep track of inventory and supervise employee actions. For a new small business owner this can be a daunting or expensive task, often appearing to require several forms of software and hardware. The traditional solutions range from purchasing expensive point of sale text overlay systems and/or equipment that can overlay transactions on your cameras and Digital Video Recorder [...] Continue Reading…
Good install / bad install
What makes for a good CCTV installation and what is considered a bad one?
A good CCTV installation starts with communication between the customer, the dealer, and the installer.
It is necessary to educate the customer about what is needed to accomplish and what the customer wants to do. What technology fits best and what will work best with the budget he has in mind. If he wants a deluxe system, but does not want to spend the necessary money, the salesman needs to make that very clear. There will always be somebody out [...] Continue Reading…
There has been a lot of people who have asked how to stream an IP Camera to a Webpage. Well here we go!
Lets start by gathering the software and Hardware that we will need.
Unreal Media Server – Free Version is fine for a few cameras.
WampServer – To host your webpage [optional]
Wordpress [pen source website creation tool written in PHP]
Computer that will run this Software
IP Camera [ EL series IP Cameras]
Lets start by setting up our camera. For this article I will be using the