Frequently Asked Questions

Oct 29th 2018

CCTV FAQ's What is a Security DVR? DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder. A Security DVR is capable of taking the video from digital or analog cameras and recording it into a digital format on a hard drive. It can record high quality video, maintenance free, for weeks or even months. An ideal replacement for time lapse VCRs. What is a video capture card? A video capture card or  DVR card is a graphic card inside the Security DVR system which captures the signal from the
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Troubleshoot Bad Infrared Security Camera Performance

Oct 22nd 2018

Troubleshoot Bad Infrared Security Cameras When you buy an  infrared security camera to watch your home or business during the day and at night, you need it to work as expected. Lets take a look at some of the factors that affect performance and a few of the troubleshooting techniques you can try if your camera is performing poorly or not at all. The Right Camera for the Right Job Before going into troubleshooting, we have to make sure that you’re using the right camera for you
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What’s The Difference Between Analog And IP Cameras?

Oct 18th 2018

Difference Between Analog And IP Cameras When choosing security cameras for your home or business, you’ll notice a lot of talk about the differences between analog cameras and IP cameras. Both types of cameras work well in either personal or business security scenarios. An analog camera feeds your security images directly to a television, VCR, or DVD player. An IP, or network, camera feeds your security images directly to a Web server. Whether an analog or IP camera is best for you depend
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Power Over Ethernet Tutorial

Oct 17th 2018

Power over Ethernet (POE) What you need to know Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a standard that allows you to power certain network or IP devices over that same data cable that connects it to your network. There are 3 primary implementations of POE that will be described individually. Before we go into that, there is some information that you need to know about your product to determine which implementation and hardware you will need to get your desired results. Is the IP device/camera y
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How Many Channels Does Your Security DVR System Need?

Oct 16th 2018

How Many Channels Does Your Security DVR System Need? When shopping for a security DVR system, whether for your home or for your business security needs, you are going to hear a lot of discussion about channels. The meaning of the word channels in video surveillance lingo is slightly different from the meaning of the word in other forms of media. You need to have a complete understanding of what channels means in regards to a video surveillance system before you purchase your security DVR
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