September 25, 2009

How To Download Video From Your DVR

So an event occurred and now you need to download the recorded video from your security DVR to give to the authorities. What are your options for how to download the video? Depending on your DVR, you may be able to choose one, some, or all of these methods. The easiest way to download video […]
September 20, 2009

CCTV Cable Types

So, you have decided that you are going to install your own security camera system. Among the many choices you will have to make is the type of cable you will use to connect your cameras to the DVR. There are many options and your choice will depend on your level of proficiency running the […]
September 19, 2009

How To Select The Right Security DVR

Selecting the right DVR can be quite complex. Even many in the security industry really don’t understand the technology involved. There are many factors to consider. Often, two DVRs seem to be similar, when in fact they are very different. The first decision to make is what level of investment you are willing to make […]
September 19, 2009

How much storage do I need for my DVR?

There are many factors when trying to determin how much storage you will need for your DVR. The first thing you need to decide is how long you will need to keep stored video before it begins to record over itself. Security DVRs use hard drives to store your recorded video. You will need to […]
September 15, 2009

What is a Substream?

Some of the newer DVRs on the market offer a feature called either a substream or a dual stream. A sub stream is used for viewing your DVR over the LAN or WAN when the resolution or frame rate of the recorded video is too high for the available bandwidth. For example, if your DVR […]