Introducing the 4 channel 1080p HD-CVI Mini DVR



Introducing the 4 channel 1080p HD-CVI Mini DVR


When you hear the word DVR you automatically think of Digital Video Recorder. Well, what kind of DVR? Cable companies like Xfinity use DVR technology intergraded with cable hardware so you can view hundreds of channels and record up to 4 broadcasts at the same time (of course monthly DVR service fee applies). The security camera industry uses DVRs to record video and audio data to internal hard drives. It is safe to say that there are IP security cameras that can blow away the traditional analog security camera system, but it really takes a lot of configuration, networking [...] Continue Reading…

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NVR Setup Options – Modems, Routers, Switches



NVR Setup Options – Modems, Routers, Switches


In the following article I will show a few of the configuration options that are available when setting up your NVR on your network. These options include using modems, routers, and switches.

It is important to remember that there is more than one way to setup your system. The configuration that you choose will depend on the specific hardware you have and the physical environment where the system will be installed.

First, here is a brief overview on each of the components you might use in any one of the following situations.

Modem
The modem is basically the link between you and your [...] Continue Reading…

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Our Goofiest Security Camera Demo videos.



Our Goofiest Security Camera Demo videos.


Here at SecurityCameraKing.com, we make a lot of product and demonstration videos. Most of them are very straightforward unboxing or how-to videos that are generally intended to be factual, informational, educational, and just plain good for you. But a few months ago, we started making a series of Daytime / Night-Time Infrared (IR) security camera demos, to help illustrate not only the quality of video the camera can produce in the daytime, but also how they look in total darkness. The first few IR security camera Demo videos were fairly standard fare. Someone would walk into a warehouse, pretend [...] Continue Reading…

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Setting up a DDNS Service using GoDaddy and 3rd Party DNS provider



Setting up a DDNS Service using GoDaddy and 3rd Party DNS provider


As you all know GoDaddy is one of the major Domain Registrars. You can simply click and in matter of minutes you can own a domain name. A lot of you want the ability to add a sub directory and point it to a Surveillance equipment, and thus give you access to your Recording Device by simply opening up your browser and imputing “http://mycctv.mydomainname.com”. By doing so, this will point to your recorder. You can also do this to host your own server, keeping in mind that the bandwidth from serving your own webpage can be large. Many of [...] Continue Reading…

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Layouts and Modeling – The Advantages of Modeling your Surveillance Camera Positions



Layouts and Modeling – The Advantages of Modeling your Surveillance Camera Positions


After you have decided that you have a need for a surveillance system and you’ve worked through what kind of system you want to use, you are going to run into the question of how many cameras you need and where are you going to place those cameras.  One tool for determining this is to create a model or floor plan of your facility or home.  There are more than a few advantages to doing this: The first is being able to get a rough overview of the coverage you are going to have and an approximate view of [...] Continue Reading…

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