Keeping Your Information Safe When Connecting to “Smart Devices”



Keeping Your Information Safe When Connecting to “Smart Devices”


Some questions that are always on people’s minds are, “Where is all my information getting routed to?” And, “Who has access to this data?” These questions are especially important when it comes to the new electronic devices making our home a “Smart Home”, such as our thermostats, Door Locks, Fridges, Television Sets, Light Fixtures, Garage Doors, etc. These devices are either connected wirelessly using your WiFi Router or a LAN connection. This means that if you do not take care of how this data is managed, it can land in the hands of an unauthorized user.

Firmware Updates 

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A Guide to Motion Recording on Security DVRs and NVRs – Pros and Cons



A Guide to Motion Recording on Security DVRs and NVRs – Pros and Cons


Why do you use motion recording?

There are pros and cons of using motion recording, so this would be a good place to start.  The two reasons that I have heard from people as to why they like recording motion:  1) they don’t have to look through all the footage on their DVR or NVR to find an event.  2) It saves hard drive space.  There is no doubt that it saves hard drive space, but it is not often easier to find video footage.  For example, an outdoor camera can be recording most of the time because of how […] Continue Reading…

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Security Cameras – An invasion of privacy or necessary evil?



Security Cameras – An invasion of privacy or necessary evil?


It was 1984 and Rockwell must have seen the future when he flooded the airwaves with his hit “Somebody’s Watching Me”. The paranoid pop rant was catapulted to the top of the charts with Michael Jackson adding his distinct voice to the chorus of a song that spoke of “The Twilight Zone” and “Psycho” as the writer asked “can the people on TV see me or am I just paranoid”.

Fast forward 30 years and Somebody Is Watching You! From satellites hovering high above to cameras intruding on almost every aspect of your daily life, you might consider them nothing […] Continue Reading…

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CCTV Systems Networked Together: The Big Picture



CCTV Systems Networked Together: The Big Picture


You are benefiting from CCTV systems even if you don’t own one yourself. If you are saying “Huh?” to yourself, and asking yourself “How so?” That is a normal reaction and you are in the right place for some answers to this statement that might seem a little off the wall. Please, let me explain. Have you ever seen an episode of Cops, 48 Hours, or any of the other major TV crime shows? If you don’t know what I might be referring to you might want to check these shows out as soon as you can. If you […] Continue Reading…

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Techpro Security Products DVRs and NVRs – Overview of the New Menu System – Part 4



Techpro Security Products DVRs and NVRs – Overview of the New Menu System – Part 4


This article is the 4th one in a series designed to provide an overview of the new menu system available for the Techpro DVRs and NVRs. These menus have been improved in order to make navigating them and operating your recording device easier through the addition of page links on the majority of the menu pages.

In this article we will continue to take a look at the features offered through the bottom row of the main menu; the SETTINGS menu pages (see Picture 1). The portion of this category that will be covered here includes the EVENT and […] Continue Reading…

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