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Interesting Ways to Utilize Your Video Surveillance Systems

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Wednesday, April 15th, 2015


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 of building construction, plants growing, and flowers blooming. Bet you didn’t know that you can do that with your surveillance system, did you? This was developed by Jose Malave in our sales department. He did a beautiful job with it.

Also, you can check out the whole article How to use an IP camera to create a Time Lapse Video for a Web Page

Another interesting thing is when you have two areas that you need to get video from, but there is no way to run wire. Across streets, across pavement, where you physically cannot trench or hang wires. OK, we have a solution for that. Our TP-LocoM5 wi-fi bridge will transmit video over 9 (NINE!) miles. You can also use these to get Internet to remote locations. Even VOIP phone systems. Your imagination is the only limit. Comparing to the old generation of wireless for analog signals, these are far better performance and far better costs. Oh, I said two areas? You can run many more that just one set. Each set can handle up to 8 two megapixel cameras, lots of bandwidth available here.


Our Wireless access point/bridge will allow you the ultimate flexibility when it comes to IP cameras and DVR wireless transmission. The TP-LocoM5 is very versatile and can be used in several different ways. The most common use is as a wireless IP bridge. You can use 2 of these units to allow you to mount an IP camera or DVR outside in a location that would be either difficult or impossible to wire to. You will connect an Ethernet cable from your network to one of these wireless devices, then mount the device outside (these units are weatherproof) facing in the direction of where the IP camera or DVR will be mounted. The second unit will be mounted on the pole, tree, wall or wherever you have the IP camera or DVR mounted. This will allow you to create a wireless bridge between your network and the IP camera or DVR you have mounted outside. One of these units is powerful enough to provide wireless transmission of several IP cameras or DVRs if they are in the same general location and connected to a switch. With up to 150mbps of bandwidth available and up to 15KM of line of sight distance capability, you are sure to be thrilled with the results. Each of these devices can be configured as an access point and can connect a non wireless device directly to your wireless network. When you purchase this unit from us, you also get our free tech support to help you with your configurations and setup. Oh, the price is right too! In the past, analog transmission systems were in the thousands of dollars. Now you can have a really good IP transmission system for under 200.00!!

How about a camera that will track an intruder? And also will generate an alarm if an invisible line is crossed? You can do that, too.

Here is a 2MP ONVIF Pan Tilt Zoom Camera (PTZ) that has an amazing auto tracker built right in. Auto tracking is the ability for the camera to follow an object such as a human or vehicle until that object is beyond the view of the camera.


One feature of this Auto Tracking PTZ is within its Intelligent Video Surveillance Function. Using virtual “tripwires” you can literally draw with your mouse on screen lines where you would like to put a “tripwire”. It will act as if you have a laser beam outside, but instead this camera is so smart, it knows when an object moves across this tripwire and will set the auto-tracking into motion. When hooked up to our NVR, it can also send an email alert when an object crosses the tripwire or set off a siren or strobe when connected to a relay system.

Patterns and tours can also be programmed into this camera. It comes preset with 5 patterns and 8 tours.

This ONVIF IP PTZ has a 4.3mm to 119mm lens giving you up to 30X Optical zoom, and comes equipped with a 1/3 inch Exmor CMOS Image Sensor.

At night this PTZ has a powerful IR of up to 250 feet, so day or night it will send a 2 megapixel (1080p) TRUE HD Image to our NVR.

This 1080p Pan Tilt Zoom camera also features a 4000 volt anti-lightening surge protector and is IP66 rated making it weather resistant.

There is also an SD card slot with a max of 64GB. The SD card is not included. A 24v AC Power Cord is included, as well as free tech support and a 2 year warranty.

Pretty cool, huh? For a LOT more info on these sophisticated features, look at an article written by one of us, Ian Bailes. He is much more than the funny guy dancing around on our product demo videos. Check out the Smart Features of an IVS Camera and what this camera can do.

Our suggested camera for this application, use our IPOB-EL3MPIR100L2812-US.


Have you heard about the newest tech in CCTV? 4K. 12MP video, supreme clarity. We now have a NVR that offers this feature, along with many more. NVR-ELHS-64-4K-DH, 64 camera capacity, hot swappable hard drives, Our 64 Channel High Definition NVR is a powerhouse of a security recorder. It can record up to 64 ONVIF IP Megapixel Cameras at the same time up to 12MP each. Wow! This is one of the most powerful NVRs on the market today. It also utilizes the new 4K display technology so that you can view your cameras on your Super High Resolution 4K Monitors. Of course the detail is amazing on a 1080p monitor as well.


The hard drives are completely Hot Swappable and are easy to install. Just click open the front panel and put the hard drive in. When you want to swap it out, there is no need to shut down your NVR. That is the great thing about a Hot Swappable Hard Drive capable security recorder. You can install up to 8 Hard Drives at one time. We currently sell hard drives from 1TB to 6TB, so there is a potential of 48TB total hard drive storage..

Another of my favorite functions is Facial Detection. This means that when the video catches a face, it will recognize that image as a face, record it on a special file, e-mail an image (if programmed to do so), and let you know to check it out. This is not a true facial recognition system that requires a huge data base, but a simple version. IPOB-EL3MPIRL2812-US is our camera with this function.

So, as you can see, there are a lot of interesting things that you can do with our camera systems, and probably a lot more not shown here. Please, let me know if you have some that you feel like sharing.


Point To Point with Nano M5 (Tp-LocoM5)

Written By:
Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

Nano Station M5 PTP

Many Installers are requesting methods to connect their Security Systems. From running cable raceways in commercial buildings to installing conduit above or below ground in residential installations, running wired connections can take a lot of time – which equals more money to spend in labor. This article can serve as a guide on how to maximize the use of our Nano Station Loco M5. In this article we will be going to be utilizing an IP Megapixel system.

Example: IP camera System

Items Needed:

Before installing any hardware we first need to configure the Nanos. Lets start by Configuring the Nano that will act as an Access Point. This is the one that will be located at the Main Network.

Nano (Access Point)

Navigate to on your web browser.

If you get this page . Click on “Continue to this website (not recommended)”


This is the correct page you should see displayed on your browser. 1Once you are here you can log in using UBNT as Username and Password

Select your Country and agree to the terms of use by ticking the radio button.


Once you have gained access to the Main GUI, navigate to the Wireless Tab

Match the Settings displayed.

Wireless Mode: Access point
WDS : Enabled
Security : WPA2-AES
Preshared KEY: UBNT2014

Hit Change but not apply.


Network Mode: Bridge

Static Ip

Match your Gateway as well as the DNS server. In this example we left this out as many networks are different.


Finally hit apply


Once you have applied the settings your Nano will restart and you can install the Access Point at the Main location where the Main network is.

Nano (Station)

Lets go ahead and open an internet browser.
Navigate to

1Use the following credentials to log in.

Username: UBNT Password: UBNT

Select your Country & Language

Check the radio button to Agree the terms of use as


Once you are loge in navigate to the Network Tab

Use the Following settings

Wireless Mode: Station
WDS : Enabled
Security : WPA2-AES
Preshared KEY: UBNT2014


Navigate to Network

Use the Following settings

Network Mode: Bridge

Static Ip

Match your Gateway as well as the DNS server in this example we left this out as many networks are different.

5-STNavigate to the Ubiquity tab

Make sure to match these settings and hit apply .


Once you have completed both Nanos you can install them making sure that they both have line of sight between the devices, some minor adjustments can be done to ensure a good connection.

The Nano’s will lock onto the network by themselves or you can click on the SELECT button this will open up a tab that will display any Access Points in the area select the correct one and lock onto it.


If you wish to use the same settings as this tutorial you can download the configuration files here Configuration files- Nano M5. Download them onto your computer’s Desktop

There is a READ ME File which has the Configuration information that was changed on the two Nano Station locos

Once you have completed setting up your Point to Point Bridge we can focus on the location.

Once you have Downloaded the zip file go ahead and unzip it with your favorite extracting software like Zipeg  (Macintosh) or Winrar (Windows) Linux (Archive Manager)

Troubleshooting: How To Reset your Nano Station M5


In this illustration you can see that the Nano (Access Point) is in line of sight with the Nano (Station) that has an IP camera connected to it.



The Connections are simple

Site Side

  1. Connect the camera that you need to add into your Main network onto its own PoE Switch “POE Port”
  2. Attach the “LAN” Cable on the single port PoE switch to the “LAN” on the PoE switch from the Nano (Site)
  3. Attach the “PoE” Cable to the Nano Station “LAN” port.

Main Side

  1. Connect the Nano Station to its PoE switch  (“LAN” to “PoE”)
  2. Attach an Ethernet cable from your Router LAN port to the “LAN” port located on the Nano stations PoE switch.

*NVR connections are simple simply attach your NVR to the Router  by attaching a cable in between the LAN port on the NVR to the LAN port of your router.

Mounting Options:

The Nanos come already designed to be attached to a pole, there is a supplied Nylon Zip Ties.

nano Station contents

nano installed on pole building

The above illustration shows a nano installed using a tilt bracket .

This bracket is used to better position the Nano so that the bridge can be successful as both nanao’s need to be in line of sight.


Troubleshooting Tips:

If you have successfully connected all of the devices and you cannot seem to ping your camera on any device on the Station side, make sure that the WDS is enabled in both the AP and Station.

If signal is poor you can use the AirView Application to check your signals. If you are not that tech savvy you can use the Signal bars behind the units or simply log in to both and tweak your nano’s position.

Once you have completed mounting your camera and Nano stations as well as configuring your Nano’s, your system should be up and running. If you need to learn how to setup your DVR, see setup up your NVR

Also, to view your cameras outside your network, some port forwarding is needed. Since this is something that manufactures manage differently here is a link where you can search your Router’s make and model and find the correct way to complete this task. Ports that need to be opened are 37777,37778 and HTTP ports

You can also read this article

Basic Port Forwarding for the DVR & NVR

Our tech gurus can help you with this task as well. Never hesitate to give us a call and ask for any advice or help you with your system.