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Articles explaining how to perform various CCTV installation and maintenance tasks

April 19, 2015

What is a DDNS and how to setup a free TechPro DDNS account?

When we sign up for an internet service, our internet provider assigns us with a unique numerical label which is called an IP address. This IP address is a must have if you want your devices to communicate with the computer network. The IP address serves two functions, network interface identification, and location addressing. Every […]
January 19, 2015

How to turn on and off an IP camera using Smart Devices | Getting more of your Smart Devices

  Many of you are installing cameras inside and outside of your homes and there are many times where you wish you could turn off your camera (at least the one in your bedroom) with the push of a button. Maybe by just giving a verbal command or simply pulling out your smart phone and using that to […]
October 1, 2014

How To Wire an Access Control Board (DX Series) – PART 1

Many customers have contacted us to help them with their access control needs and sometimes it can be cumbersome to explain. In this article I will show you How To Wire an Access Control Board. I will use our DX Series 2 Door Access control Board (ACP-DXEL2), a Proximity Card Reader (ACR-DXRF01), an electronic door […]
September 25, 2014

How to extract recorded video footage from a DVR over the Internet

Techpro Security Products brand DVRs have a long list of pragmatic features and none of them are more useful than the ability to view your security camera footage from anywhere in the world. This is accomplished when the DVR and the network where it has been installed have been set up to correctly work together. […]
September 19, 2014

Using an IP PTZ with Youtube Live Streaming

I just had a customer call in and give me a challenge to see if our IP cameras would allow her to push the video feed to a YouTube Live Streaming service.  The customer wanted to use an IP Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) Camera feed to display the video in place of her Webcam. She wanted to […]