Low Powered FTP Server with Raspberry Pi Goodness.



Low Powered FTP Server with Raspberry Pi Goodness.


There comes a time where you need to have an FTP server and do not want to spend money on a machine that will be there 24/7. Here is the solution. All you will need are the following items and some optional ones to make it awesome ;).

(1) Raspberry Pi B /B+ or 2.

(1) 2amp 12VDC Adapter [USB] for power.

(1) USB to Sata Drive, for storage
Installing the OS Image onto the SD Card

Lets start by installing the image of Raspbian onto an SD card, I will be using a 32GB Class 10 SD card. These are great as they are […] Continue Reading…

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How to Integrate a 2 Door DX Access Control Board and Our DVRs with Alarm Inputs



How to Integrate a 2 Door DX Access Control Board and Our DVRs with Alarm Inputs


Access Control has been a booming part of the security industry, and within the last year we started to dabble in it ourselves. We have written several articles on wiring as well as how to configure the software, so this article’s purpose will not be demonstrating that. I will show a bit of wiring, but my main goal with this article is to connect a 2 Door DX Access Control Board to a 32 CH DVR we have in our office. You may be familiar with the alarm inputs of the DVR or you may not, makes no difference. […] Continue Reading…

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Your CCTV system was hacked! Can you prevent it?



Your CCTV system was hacked! Can you prevent it?


In the last few years the CCTV industry went through major changes, from analog to digital and from stand alone to network connected. And, setting up a system today, you need more knowledge in networking then in Video Audio systems. The majority of end users prefer their system connected to their business or home computer network. The main advantage of that decision is so they can access their CCTV system from multiple devices or multiple locations. The main disadvantage of such ability is security.

3-4 years ago, the main complaints about the failure of the surveillance system were fairly ordinary: […] Continue Reading…

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Is it possible to get an HD Security Camera System on a Budget?



Is it possible to get an HD Security Camera System on a Budget?


Until recently you would be hard pressed to find a security camera system that didn’t look like the stereotypical, jumpy, grainy, black and white “Convenient Store” security camera video without spending a small fortune. Luckily, over the past few years HD (High Definition) security camera systems have significantly evolved in quality and have been reduced in cost. This article will explain that if you are on a budget, then there is an HD Security Camera System for you.

A great example is the ELI-SIP-NVRKIT-4D 4 Channel 1080P high definition security system from securitycameraking.com for only $466.65. This incredible deal includes […] Continue Reading…

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Persistent Surveillance Systems – The Eye in the Sky



Persistent Surveillance Systems – The Eye in the Sky


Are you against or for aerial surveillance systems?

Working in the surveillance industry, you come to realize really quick that CCTV systems can widely reduce crime when in plain sight. Most people who are considering breaking the law will think twice when they see or know that there are surveillance cameras watching their every move. As we forge on into the future, technology is improving at an insane rate. This of course comes along with many privacy concerns. There are technologies that can help solve crimes which are not being used for privacy reasons alone. One […] Continue Reading…

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