What is a Subnet?



What is a Subnet?


When configuring IP devices such as IP cameras, NVRs, and DVRs, you need to set up IP addressing so each device can communicate with the other devices. If you don’t understand how IP addressing works, this can be a frustrating experience.

“Are You on the Same Subnet?”

You may keep hearing this question when you call a Tech Support representative. If you don’t understand what that is and why it’s important, then you have come to the correct place. A subnet refers to the IP address range that a computer ‘lives on’. Every device that is connected to a network has a unique address […] Continue Reading…

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What are all These Ports on My Security Camera DVR?



What are all These Ports on My Security Camera DVR?


When you receive your Security Camera DVR you might be wondering what some of the ports are for. This article will explain some of them, the reason they are their as well as a little bit of history.

USB = Universal Serial Bus

Universal Serial Bus is an industry standard developed in the mid-1990s to replace the slower serial and ps2 communication ports on a computer.  The purpose was to be able to attach devices like a mouse, a keyboard, disk drives, network adapters, portable media players, and other devices that help qualify the word Universal in the name of the […] Continue Reading…

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The Importance of Bench Testing Your Security Camera Equipment



The Importance of Bench Testing Your Security Camera Equipment


The importance of “bench testing” your security camera equipment can often be overlooked and this can lead to unforeseen delays in the installation process.  There are many advantages to bench testing that are often overlooked by many installers and this can make the process of installing the cameras longer and cause unnecessary damage to the equipment. In order to avoid these potential pitfalls we are going to discuss some basic questions you should know that can make this process simple and easy for you to complete yourself.  What is bench testing? How do I conduct a bench test? What are […] Continue Reading…

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Networking Tools for the Professionals (Open Source)



Networking Tools for the Professionals (Open Source)


DNS – Domain Name System

There comes a point where some of us create intricate networks for our Small Businesses or Homes and run into issues that in some cases can be stressful without the correct networking tools. In this article I will be showing you some great networking tools and some tricks here and there on how to properly fix your network issues.

I will turn you to the first tool called “DIG”. This is a tool that is made by the Internet System Consortium which is the same group that produces BIND DNS Server software which runs on almost all […] Continue Reading…

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Frame Rate vs Resolution in Security Cameras – What’s More Important?



Frame Rate vs Resolution in Security Cameras – What’s More Important?


Frame Rate vs Resolution? Which is more important when it comes to the best recording with security cameras? This is one of the questions that I am asked the most at Techpro Security Products. It is an important question to ask at the time the purchase is made, but it’s also important to understand the answer when you are setting up the DVR or NVR to record in the manner that you want. This is true at both of these points in time for the same reason. It’s going to affect the quality of the recorded video and how […] Continue Reading…

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