Frame Rate vs Resolution



Frame Rate vs Resolution


Today, devices from televisions to mobile phones are being able to project lifelike videos and realistic motion. This is something that has become possible for our everyday videos and movies. When it comes to our security cameras, we may want to record with the same effect as our entertainment but might not have the money or technology. So we have a choice: either lose camera resolution or frame rate. Learning about Frame Rate vs Resolution will help you understand how you can still have the realistic look that we want but fit any budget.
Resolution
When it comes to pictures, the [...] Continue Reading…

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Invention of the Security Camera and Recording System



Invention of the Security Camera and Recording System


Everyone dreams about some kind of invention that they know will make a difference in the world. Back in 1933 a chicken keeper accomplished that. At first his invention was not taken serious but now we see him as the first amateur photographer that invented the security camera. His name was Mr. Norbury, from London England, and he had set up a security camera system using a small box camera wired through iron pipes and booby-trapped a door where he kept his chickens. When someone tried stealing his eggs he would trip a lever balanced by sand bags to pull the [...] Continue Reading…

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Using an IP PTZ with Youtube Live Streaming



Using an IP PTZ with Youtube Live Streaming


I just had a customer call in and give me a challenge to see if our IP cameras would allow her to push the video feed to a YouTube Live Streaming service.  The customer wanted to use an IP Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Camera feed to display the video in place of her Webcam. She wanted to take advantage of the fact that in her back yard she sees wild animals which can be displayed on YouTube Live and can be used to gain Subscribers and obtain Ad Revenue.

Lets start with the items that we will need:

Hardware:

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Top 5 Movie Scenes Featuring Surveillance (that are not the entire plot)



Top 5 Movie Scenes Featuring Surveillance (that are not the entire plot)


In the last 30 to 40 years, surveillance technology has increasingly become standard trope in movies and television, although the idea of using surveillance has been in the popular culture at least as far back as George Orwell’s “Nineteen Eighty Four” which became a mainstay of spy films of the cold war era.

We are at a point now where surveillance technology is so pervasive that, for movie and television writers, it’s almost impossible to have a plot without featuring some kind of security camera or surveillance usually involving the main characters thwarting a security system in order to [...] Continue Reading…

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How to Back Up your DVR to an FTP Server



How to Back Up your DVR to an FTP Server


Great! You’ve gone in the right direction and decided to protect your property using a CCTV surveillance camera system. Having cameras visible on your property is usually enough to deter most criminals from trying to gain entry into your home or business, but what happens if for some reason something happens to the DVR and you lose all of your recorded footage? If your cameras have been placed properly, you will have a great shot of an incident that occurred, but if you didn’t get to it in time to save and backup the incident, there’s a chance you [...] Continue Reading…

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