December 2, 2015

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 […]
October 28, 2015

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 […]
October 13, 2015

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 […]
September 9, 2015

Pre Planning Your Security Camera Installation to Head off Headaches

Being a Technical Support  representative can give you a lot of insight into the everyday obstacles and frustrations that a security system installer may run into when setting up a  location. For older analog camera systems, getting set up on a LAN (Local Area Network) and providing remote access to the DVR was a pretty straightforward […]
August 6, 2015

A Bit on Bit Rates

What are Bit Rates? Let’s start with “what is a bit, and “why do I need to know?” A bit is short for “binary digit”, the smallest unit of information in computing. It takes 8 bits to make a byte of information. “Bit rate” refers to the number of bits of data transferred in a file over […]