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Retail CCTV system – a guide to what to consider

9th Dec 2019

Retail CCTV system – a guide to what to consider

Retailers face increasing pressure from within and without, making loss prevention a key driver for profitability. One way of doing this is install…
Guide to the Hanwha Vision product naming convention

23rd Oct 2019

Guide to the Hanwha Vision product naming convention

The Hanwha Vision range (previously known as Samsung Wisenet and Hanwha Technwin and now known as Hanwha Vision) has a wide variety of cost-effecti…
Lightfinder 2.0 - what is it and what difference does it make?

18th Sep 2019

Lightfinder 2.0 - what is it and what difference does it make?

In May 2019, Axis launched some new cameras which contained Lightfinder 2.0. This was slipped in quietly as a feature but nevertheless intrigued us…
Crucial steps when installing Milestone XProtect for the first time - pre-installation pro tips

12th Aug 2019

Crucial steps when installing Milestone XProtect for the first time - pre-installation pro tips

As the market leader in video management software, Milestone XProtect is packed with features to manage your security surveillance. While this is g…
What do Hikvision IP camera model numbers mean?

3rd Apr 2019

What do Hikvision IP camera model numbers mean?

Statement on Hikvision products Since July 2021 we no longer supply Hikvision products due to ethical concerns (read more). Our recommended a…
Perimeter security - what to consider in a camera

30th Oct 2018

Perimeter security - what to consider in a camera

Monitoring and protecting a perimeter, be it school grounds or business premises is one of the most common surveillance scenarios. However, with su…
Number plate recognition - factors for success

20th Jun 2018

Number plate recognition - factors for success

If you're thinking of investing in a number plate recognition system, perhaps to restrict traffic into your site, reduce losses or analyse the freq…
How to license Milestone XProtect

22nd May 2018

How to license Milestone XProtect

Milestone XProtect is a great VMS platform and like any commercially-offered software, it is a paid-for product that has a licensing mechanism. In…
5 reasons to choose a modular IP camera system

10th Apr 2018

5 reasons to choose a modular IP camera system

A modular IP camera is comprised of a camera body (often referred to as the main unit) and one or more sensor units which each consist of a lens an…
Dynamic DNS: is it still useful, or is it now irrelevant?

27th Mar 2018

Dynamic DNS: is it still useful, or is it now irrelevant?

Over 10 years ago we wrote about Dynamic DNS (DDNS), asking if you really need a static IP address if you want to access your camera or CCTV system…
Top 5 reasons to keep your NVR or VMS up-to-date

24th Nov 2017

Top 5 reasons to keep your NVR or VMS up-to-date

Surveillance recordings are largely stored with either an NVR or software-based video management systems (VMS). As web-connected systems, they o…
Beyond the datasheet: Does your CCTV system need an NVR?

19th Oct 2017

Beyond the datasheet: Does your CCTV system need an NVR?

When it comes to the storage of your video surveillance footage, a common assumption is that to do this job successfully, a network video record…
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