Understanding Security Camera IP and IK Ratings



Understanding Security Camera IP and IK Ratings


IP and IK Ratings
IP: Ingress Protection

IK: Impact Protection

If you’ve ever wondered what those numbers are that you see on our web pages or in the product spec sheets then today’s your lucky day! Wonder no more!

IP Ratings

The IP system is an international standard that defines the level of protection against intrusion (ingress) into enclosures by various things such as dust, solids and liquids. For years, Europe and most other countries have been using the IP rating standards based on IEC 60 529 while Canada and the US use the NEMA Standard 250. While the two standards are similar, there is […] Continue Reading…

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Oregon and Alaska Marijuana Laws: The Green Rush Continues



Oregon and Alaska Marijuana Laws: The Green Rush Continues


As we leave 2015 the green rush continues as new Oregon and Alaska Marijuana Laws  are created and these states enter in the world of recreational marijuana sales. By now, it’s no secret how successful the legalized marijuana industry has been to this point and there is every indication that this boom will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. After stumbling a bit initially, the money generated by the Washington State pot industry has increased dramatically over the last several months and all reports indicate that Colorado is going to make over a billion dollars in 2015 through its […] Continue Reading…

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NAT and Port Forwarding Part 3



NAT and Port Forwarding Part 3


This will be the third and final installment of the NAT and Port Forwarding series. It is my hope that these articles will help you gain an overview of networking that allows you to walk into any situation and be able to figure out what the problem is quickly, and know what to do to fix it. Networking is not really difficult when you know some ‘basics’, or rules that must be followed every time. Once you have those tools at your disposal, identifying and fixing issues becomes a LOT easier. In the last article we learned how to […] Continue Reading…

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IDTECK Fingerprint Reader With DX Boards



IDTECK Fingerprint Reader With DX Boards


We had an interesting phone call not too long ago. A customer was using an IDTECK fingerprint reader in conjunction with one of our DX boards. This customer needed to know how they could use this fingerprint reader with their DX boards and not have to use a card, but rather use just the fingerprint scanner. We immediately started wiring one of these to our DX board we have and were then able to show them how it is done and now I am going to show you.

First and foremost, this reader is a bit different than most […] Continue Reading…

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Tips & Tricks – Get the most from your Security Camera System



Tips & Tricks – Get the most from your Security Camera System


ANALOG IS DEAD
The days of analog residential and commercial video security systems are coming to an end. No more scratchy grainy and jumpy video like you’re used to seeing in most convenience store surveillance videos.

Get The most from your Security Camera System. Today HD is the new standard for video security systems. In the very near future it is going to be very hard to find traditional analog security cameras and DVRs. Most places that you go now are selling IP security cameras or HD-CVI systems and both give you high definition quality. The new standard is a minimum […] Continue Reading…

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