Farm Surveillance – Installing a Security System on your Farm or Ranch



Farm Surveillance – Installing a Security System on your Farm or Ranch


Farm Surveillance is important to every farm owner. One example is imagine it is night and you hear a persistent crying from your cow that is pregnant. You hurry and get on your feet, you pluck the soiled straw from your hair and look around anxiously. Has she decided to give birth tonight after all? You wonder if she is going into labor after all, as she has been showing signs of going into labor and it has been quite a while since she started showing these signs. It is a cold night and you have to endure the face-biting [...] Continue Reading…

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The Differences Between HDCVI and Analog CCTV Security Camera Systems



The Differences Between HDCVI and Analog CCTV Security Camera Systems


When it comes to closed circuit television or CCTV systems, there are lots of different brands and types of systems to choose from. I am going to cover the differences between standard analog systems and HDCVI or High Definition Composite Video Interface (analog’s replacement in the near future). For the price of a high-end analog CCTV system, you can get an HDCVI system that will knock your socks off!

Analog Closed Circuit Television System

Analog camera systems are the vast majority of camera systems on the market that are in use by the typical surveillance consumer. The best way [...] Continue Reading…

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Solar power and CCTV



Solar power and CCTV


A lot of Government agencies are utilizing Solar Energy to power their equipment that could not be powered in any other way than solar power. Maybe the reason is the equipment is in a remote area or for the efficiency and greener energy.

One reason that you would use Solar Power would be it is renewable energy.  Clean Energy does not depend on the grid. If there is a storm, this Solar Power system will still operate. Solar Energy has tax incentives. The Federal Government offers tax incentives for those who install these kinds of systems in their homes and [...] Continue Reading…

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How to Connect IP Cameras to an NVR



How to Connect IP Cameras to an NVR


Configuring a Network Video Recorder 101
Many times I have been asked what is the proper way to configure an NVR and cameras. In this article I will describe the recommended settings you should have in your NVR and cameras. For this scenario I will be working with an NVR-16 Mini and our IPOB-EL1MPIR50 IP Cameras.

16 Channel NVR Elite Mini – NVR-ELM-16 1.3 Megapixel IP Bullet Camera – IPOB-EL1MPIR50

If this is the first time you are working with an NVR and IP cameras you might have to know a little bit about your network structure and how is [...] Continue Reading…

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Using a Jailbroken Apple TV / Roku Player to view your IP Camera



Using a Jailbroken Apple TV / Roku Player to view your IP Camera


As you know, the Apple TV 2 has been Jailbroken for quite a while now and as a geek I often look for ways to pull features from all my electronic devices that will make the device more interesting and get my money’s worth.

I recently came across a plug-in for the XMBC Application to view CCTV cameras for an automated system that will take snapshots every five to ten seconds every time someone rings the doorbell. So, I thought to myself if I can take this and modify the code enough for it to work with my IP [...] Continue Reading…

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