How to view your Web-Service using Internet Explorer 11 in MS Windows 10 OS



How to view your Web-Service using Internet Explorer 11 in MS Windows 10 OS


This video will guide you step by step on how to access your CCTV system via the web interface using the new Microsoft Windows 10 operating system.

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So many options when choosing a DVR for Surveillance Video!



So many options when choosing a DVR for Surveillance Video!


So, you’ve had enough of hoodlums and thugs stealing your Garden Gnomes and knocking over your mailbox. And those employees! OYVAY! They keep putting Metamucil in the coffee. Before you choose a security recording device for your home or business, you should educate yourself on the different types of recorders as well as the most important differences. Let’s take a look at the options available and under what circumstances they are best suited.

You basically have two options for wiring up a security system . . . CAT5/CAT6 network cable or RG59 coaxial with a power supply (AKA Siamese cable). […] Continue Reading…

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What’s the Difference Between a Hybrid DVR, Tribrid DVR and an Analog DVR



What’s the Difference Between a Hybrid DVR, Tribrid DVR and an Analog DVR


It used to be that there was only one kind of security recorder, the CCTV Analog DVR. Now there are a variety of technologies for surveillance recording such as Analog, HD-CVI and IP Network.

Analog DVRs can record up to 960H resolution and the cameras are connect directly to the DVR via coax cable.

HD-CVI DVRs can record up to 1080p resolution and use the same coax cable as the analog DVRs. This is a great choice to upgrade your surveillance to High Definition without incurring the high costs associated with re-wiring to Ethernet Cable.

IP Network Video Recorders (NVRs) can record […] Continue Reading…

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How to Back Up Your Security Camera Footage with Schedule Backup



How to Back Up Your Security Camera Footage with Schedule Backup


We get many calls in the tech support department by people looking to keep an offsite backup of their DVR.  Unfortunately, all options are going to utilize valuable upstream bandwidth as well as tax the DVR system while it tries to record video as its primary duty.  Some businesses want to archive video records for various reasons, and the schedule backup solution is an excellent option.  If you need to have it offsite, it can still work because the software uses an address and login criteria to find the machine and access it for backup.  This is a very […] Continue Reading…

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Benefits of an NVR with a Built-in POE Switch



Benefits of an NVR with a Built-in POE Switch


Many of our customers call us to ask why they cannot change the camera’s position when using a built-in POE NVR. The short answer to that is that it is not possible after the cameras are connected for the first time on the NVR. See, the NVR’s POE built-in switch is a separate entity. The idea behind this technology is to offer security, avoid broadcast storm, and in theory separate the traffic from the IP cameras and NVR completely. Also, the most obvious reason to use a built-in POE on these NVRs is to power the cameras from one […] Continue Reading…

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