NAT and Port Forwarding Part 2



NAT and Port Forwarding Part 2


How do I know if I have Double NAT or Triple NAT?

In my last article we talked about NAT and what it does, and Port Forwarding and what that is. This article is the second in that series.
It should be easy enough to get your DVR/NVR up and accessible on the LAN (Local Area Network) by inputting a valid LAN address in the DVR/NVR setup. Now the question is – how do we make it accessible from off site. I mentioned in the previous article – while we were in the router, we should check for it’s ‘External IP Address’ to […] Continue Reading…

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Getting Started With The Prime Line



Getting Started With The Prime Line


The Prime line of cameras, Network Video Recorders (NVRs) and Digital Video Recorders (DVRs) are now available at securitycameraking.com, so it’s time to learn how to get started with one of these new devices.  You will first need to get familiar with the Prime SADP tool that is designed to find NVRs, DVRs, and IP cameras connected to the same router as your Computer.

The Prime SADP tool will let you change the IP address of any device it finds, so you will want to match the network scheme that your router creates.  To figure out your network scheme, you […] Continue Reading…

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NAT and Port Forwarding



NAT and Port Forwarding


NAT and Port Forwarding
What is NAT and what does it do?
NAT is Network Address Translation. There are different types of NAT, but we’ll stick to the easy non-technical explanation of ‘Many to One’ NAT.
Your router is a Gateway, or ‘door’ to the Internet. There are two sides to the router, the External (WAN) side and the Internal (LAN) side.
Your computer should be connected on the inside (LAN) with an Internal or private address.
Your computer will only communicate with IP addresses that are on your same subnet. (Address range)
Everything on the outside of the router uses different IP addresses and Subnets […] Continue Reading…

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Pan, Tilt, Zoom (PTZ) Cameras Explained



Pan, Tilt, Zoom (PTZ) Cameras Explained


Since there are a lot of Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Cameras available, I will explain in this article on how to best choose the correct PTZ for your Security Camera Installation.

I will start by showing the different parts of a PTZ camera.

1. Parts of a PTZ camera

(a) Housing – Usually composed of an aluminum bell shaped cover (image 1) or some models have abs plastic housings (images 2,3)

Image 1

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Image 3

(b) Camera module
This is where the image CCD sensor, optical lens, and the motors that control Zoom and Focus are located.

(c) PTZ control board
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Setting up your IP camera surveillance system using an NVR with Two Ethernet Ports



Setting up your IP camera surveillance system using an NVR with Two Ethernet Ports


The technology behind an IP security camera system is constantly evolving and there have been some nice improvements recently. Here at TechPro Security Products, we offer 3 types of systems including ones using IP cameras to provide the video. Although IP cameras may cost a bit more, they are also going to give you the highest resolution available on the market today. This article is going to explain how to set up this type of security camera system using a very useful configuration because some people are a bit intimidated by the networking involved.

There are several different ways that […] Continue Reading…

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