Secure Your IP Camera . . . Please!



Secure Your IP Camera . . . Please!


French writer, historian, and philosopher Voltaire said, “With great power comes great responsibility”. It appears that some that have great power through their knowledge choose to use that power irresponsibly.

It has recently come to my attention that there is a website on the Internet that allows you to see almost 10,000 IP Network Cameras that are using the default user names/passwords! These have not been secured with unique logon information and the host even has the Google Map coordinates showing approximately where the IP address of each camera originates. I realize that anybody who is really interested in doing this on […] Continue Reading…

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Have More Peace of Mind with a Surveillance System



Have More Peace of Mind with a Surveillance System


Do you want to gain more peace of mind while you’re at home or away? Then, now is a great time to start considering a surveillance system!

Naturally, when many people first think about this sort of project, the very thought of having to make holes in your home to run wiring for a security camera system might seem like it’s too much to learn about or maybe it seems too expensive. But, times have changed since security cameras were first available to the public, and with the right information, tools and products it can actually turn out to be […] Continue Reading…

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Our CCTV Forum is the Best Source for Questions about Security Cameras, DVRs, NVRs, and Access Control



Our CCTV Forum is the Best Source for Questions about Security Cameras, DVRs, NVRs, and Access Control


Security Camera King CCTV Forum

Our CCTV forum is a great resource for both newbies as well as experienced security camera users. In the CCTV Security Camera Forum, everyone learns from one another. Perhaps you have a question about how to configure a specific item such as an HD-CVI camera, an IP camera, or a Security DVR or NVR. Maybe it’s after hours, or on the weekend, and our “live chat” or phones are not available. Well, the good news is that our CCTV forum is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can find answers to […] Continue Reading…

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Video Games that Use Security Cameras in Gameplay



Video Games that Use Security Cameras in Gameplay


It may be hard to believe, but video games have been with us almost 50 years now. Coincidentally, that is about the same time CCTV cameras have been around with both technologies starting to come into their own in the 1970s. The 2 technologies didn’t actually crossover until the mid-1980s when graphics and game play options became sophisticated enough to incorporate an actual game play use for CCTV cameras. So, lets take a look at some of the games that actually found a way to work surveillance cameras into how the game was played.

METAL GEAR – […] Continue Reading…

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Triggering an Electronic Lock with a Security Camera Alarm Output



Triggering an Electronic Lock with a Security Camera Alarm Output


Many of our security cameras have a built-in camera alarm output that can be utilized for a variety of devices such as strobes, sirens, flood lights, etc.  But, did you know that these alarm outputs can be used with our access control devices to trigger the unlocking and locking of doors?  Today, we are going to utilize our alarm output to trigger a door to unlock.  Basically, upon motion, our door will unlock to allow entry with a slight delay to allow for a clear snapshot of the subject entering the facility or limited access entryway.

Say you have a […] Continue Reading…

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