Power over Ethernet (PoE for short) connectivity simplifies cabling needed to connect a device by allowing power and data delivery over a single network cable such as CAT5e or CAT6. It makes it easy to connect devices such as IP security cameras, wireless access points or office phones; a separate power supply or electrical outlet… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between Active and Passive PoE?
One of the most popular CCTV systems that many home users and businesses use are from Swann. They offer reliability, and high specifications at reasonable pricing. They offer much better value for money when compared to cheaper unbranded options available.
Whilst I personally use iSpy for viewing on my Windows machine – there are other alternatives. Swann Security Systems have a Windows application: Home Safe View for Windows (opens Swann Support). The software itself is pretty good. It even allows you to download the video files to your remote machine from the Swann DVR. After… Continue reading Swann Home Safe View for Windows
iSpy is a fantastic piece of software. Although we are not affiliated with this software in any way, it is something that i’ve used personally for some time on my Windows machines. It’s great because I can monitor many of my own personal systems from different DVR’s etc on a single screen. I even use… Continue reading Using iSpy to monitor multiple video streams
One of the many functions of many CCTV cameras, and CCTV DVR systems is their ability to broadcast a live feed to a remote location. Many CCTV systems include a web interface to do this, but many of us have multiple systems, or cameras – sometimes even from different brands. These systems might be located… Continue reading CCTV RTSP Streams
The type of CCTV system that you have installed at your property can vary depending on a number of factors: The size of your premises. Do you want external, internal or both cameras What security needs do you have? Wired or wireless: You’ll need professional help to install wired systems. Do you need to have… Continue reading What CCTV system is right for me?
Every installation can be different – even two houses right next door to each other. However, at the time of writing, it is easy to guesstimate that the following equipment costs usually apply for a quality basic system: 4 channel Digital Video Recorder (DVR) with four camera’s: £250 8 Channel DVR with four cameras: £350… Continue reading How much does it cost to get CCTV installed in the UK?