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Axis Internet Dynamic DNS Service

12th Feb 2010

Axis Internet Dynamic DNS Service

Note: NW no longer recommends the use of port forwarding. IP security cameras allow you to view your home or business from anywhere in the world…
Do you mentally background your business's security system?

19th May 2009

Do you mentally background your business's security system?

Is yours a 'Most Businesses' business? Most businesses these days have some form or other of CCTV security or surveillance system on the premises.…
What is a P-Iris?

18th May 2009

What is a P-Iris?

Note: IP camera lens technology has moved on since the publication of this article. However, P-Iris lenses remain in use. P-iris is an automa…
How to set up a personal FTP server for use with an IP camera's image transfer function

1st May 2009

How to set up a personal FTP server for use with an IP camera's image transfer function

Note: NW no longer recommends the use of the insecure FTP protocol. If image transfer is required consider using a video management system. If FTP…
Using H.264 video compression in IP video surveillance systems

3rd Apr 2009

Using H.264 video compression in IP video surveillance systems

H.264 is an open video compression standard. Uniquely, H.264 is the first compression format to be formed by collaboration between members of both…
Glossary:  Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Sensor

15th Jan 2009

Glossary: Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor (CMOS) Sensor

A CMOS sensor, when applied to IP surveillance cameras, is a device which converts light energy into electrical voltages which can be read by an IP…
Glossary: JPEG

1st Dec 2008

Glossary: JPEG

A JPEG is a way of storing images on a digital device such as IP CCTV cameras, digital cameras and mobile phones. JPEG is a compressed image format…
Glossary: MJPEG

1st Dec 2008

Glossary: MJPEG

MJPEG is short for Motion-JPEG which is a means of storing video footage from IP cameras and digital camcorders. An MJPEG Movie consists of m…
Glossary: Tampering Alarm

24th Oct 2008

Glossary: Tampering Alarm

The Tampering Alarm is an intelligent feature found on IP CCTV cameras which have a strong focus on security, such as tamper/vandal resistant IP ca…
Glossary: Network Video Recorder (NVR)

20th Oct 2008

Glossary: Network Video Recorder (NVR)

A  Network Video Recorder (NVR) is a digital device which sits on your IP CCTV network to receive live image/video streams and record them d…
Glossary: Power over Ethernet Midspan

30th Sep 2008

Glossary: Power over Ethernet Midspan

When used in conjunction with Power over Ethernet compatible equipment such as an IP CCTV security camera, a midspan is the device used to combine…
Glossary: IP camera ports

30th Sep 2008

Glossary: IP camera ports

Note: NW no longer recommends the use of port forwarding, except in certain specific scenarios where it may be required and where other security mi…
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