How to Configure TechPro Security DX Access Control Software



How to Configure TechPro Security DX Access Control Software


Access control is one of the topics we have seen that has the most questions when it comes to giving access to certain users. Many customers call us for help building and configuring there DX Access Control Software, and in this article I will go over some of the most important aspects of how to install, configure, and upload the database information to the access control board.

Things you will need are:

Computer Running Windows 7. 8.1 or Windows Server 2008 x32 or x64 bit version.

Software Download: Free Access Control Software

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Contingency and Congruency: Planning for your Surveillance System



Contingency and Congruency: Planning for your Surveillance System


When building a security camera system, it is important to plan out your security layout to include contingency and congruency options. What does this mean really? It means planning for the worst case scenario. Planning for all foreseeable contingencies and running congruent systems to compartmentalize as much potential damage the system could possibly receive in a worst case scenario. When our sales team helps you plot your layout or system, we take many factors into account and in doing so we account for contingency and congruency options in a variety of ways. Our discussion here will focus on awareness […] Continue Reading…

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How to Connect an IP Camera to an NVR (Network Video Recorder)



How to Connect an IP Camera to an NVR (Network Video Recorder)


For years, many customers have asked me what is the best way to to connect an IP camera to an NVR (Network Video Recorder). In this article, I will describe what I think are the best settings you should have in your NVR and IP cameras.

One thing I will recommend to you is to investigate how your network is laid out and have some knowledge of how many computers are connected to your network. This way, it will prevent any IP conflict when configuring the IP camera and the NVR security recorder. By default, all of our recorders will be set […] Continue Reading…

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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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