September 21, 2015

Understanding IP Cameras and ONVIF Compatibility

When choosing to use IP network cameras for your residential or commercial security camera system there are a few things to take into account. This article will focus on clearing up some common questions regarding Network IP Cameras and NVRs (Network Video Recorders). In order to clarify some of the topics covered, I will often […]
August 17, 2015

Benefits of an NVR with a Built-in POE Switch

Many of our customers call us to ask why they cannot change the camera’s position when using a built-in POE NVR. The short answer to that is that it is not possible after the cameras are connected for the first time on the NVR. See, the NVR’s POE built-in switch is a separate entity. The […]
June 17, 2015

How to Set Up Remote Access for a Standalone ONVIF IP Security Camera

A few of our customers showed interest of connecting a standalone IP camera without using an NVR. There are a few reasons to do so. Mainly customers don’t want an over-sophisticated surveillance system, but would prefer a solution using one or two cameras. It is not hard to do since all the cameras that we […]
June 9, 2015

Getting Started With Your TP Series ONVIF IP Camera

You bought a TP series ONVIF IP security camera for the excellent picture quality at an excellent price point, but now realize that they are not as plug and play as the EL series IP cameras.  This article will help you make sense of it all, and give you a baseline to get started.  If […]
April 15, 2015

Interesting Ways to Utilize Your Video Surveillance Systems

You can do that? Or, in other words, a few interesting ways to utilize your video surveillance systems. OK, we know the basics of a camera system. Record video, see what happened. But, it turns out that there are quite a few unusual ways to implement video surveillance systems. We have seen time lapse recordings […]