August 25th, 2014
When running a small business it is often necessary to record transactions at a point of sale or to simply record the actions and uses of a computer terminal. Doing so allows the owner or manager to: maintain accountability, prevent loss, keep track of inventory and supervise employee actions. For a new small business owner this can be a daunting or expensive task, often appearing to require several forms of software and hardware. The traditional solutions range from purchasing expensive point of sale text overlay systems and/or equipment that can overlay transactions on your cameras and Digital Video Recorder [...] Continue Reading…
August 22nd, 2014
Good install / bad install
What makes for a good CCTV installation and what is considered a bad one?
A good CCTV installation starts with communication between the customer, the dealer, and the installer.
It is necessary to educate the customer about what is needed to accomplish and what the customer wants to do. What technology fits best and what will work best with the budget he has in mind. If he wants a deluxe system, but does not want to spend the necessary money, the salesman needs to make that very clear. There will always be somebody out [...] Continue Reading…
August 21st, 2014
There has been a lot of people who have asked how to stream an IP Camera to a Webpage. Well here we go!
Lets start by gathering the software and Hardware that we will need.
Unreal Media Server – Free Version is fine for a few cameras.
WampServer – To host your webpage [optional]
Wordpress [pen source website creation tool written in PHP]
Computer that will run this Software
IP Camera [ EL series IP Cameras]
Lets start by setting up our camera. For this article I will be using the <http://www.securitycameraking.com/1.3-megapixel-ip-indoor-59161-prd1.html” target=”_blank”>IPOD-EL1MPIR50-W
We will be setting the camera up to monitor the front door. Keep in mind [...] Continue Reading…
August 20th, 2014
One of the most common questions that I get asked is about wireless camera systems. Everyone wants to have wireless cameras. I guess that Hollywood has done a lot to make people think that a completely wireless camera system is a good viable option. There are several advantages and disadvantages to both wired and wireless cameras. When it comes to my personal security, I will always choose the hardwired system over a wireless system any day of the week.
A wireless camera is a camera in which the video is transmitted over the air to a receiver which captures and [...] Continue Reading…