Articles explaining how to perform various CCTV installation and maintenance tasks

November 5, 2015

Options for Converting and Decrypting your CCTV video

If you’ve ever tried retrieving CCTV video and playing it back on a standard video player, you’ve probably had the harrowing experience of trying to open these tricky little .DAV files in your everyday, run of the mill video player and… Rats! It just won’t play. Why is that? Because for super-secret-safety reasons that would […]
November 3, 2015

How to set up your TechproDDNS Acct

How to set up your DVR for use with a TechProDDNS Domain One of the problems with viewing your DVR remotely is that if your Internet service Provider or (ISP) changes your IP address, you may no longer be able to access your DVR.  Once properly configured, the TechPro DDNS (Dynamic DNS) service eliminates this […]
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 26, 2015

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 […]
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 […]