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How to configure the new Axis C1410 mini network speaker for social distancing messaging

July 12th, 2020 by Kevin Bowyer

Axis C1410 mini network speaker - front view offsetThe Axis C1410 network mini speaker is an affordable, highly versatile little PoE-powered amplified speaker with built-in PIR for audio announcements programmed and on-demand, safety warnings, background music and much more. It opens up a lot of possibilities for practical applications, its most pertinent one at present is its use for automated social distancing and hygiene messaging at entrances of shops, workplaces, and in leisure parks, helping you get back to work. Spoken social distancing reminders are more effective than just signage with people responding better to gentle reminders played at the right moments. It is an effective tool in your wider measures of minimising the risk of coronavirus spread.

Here is how to set up the Axis C1410 IP speaker to automatically play an audio clip when visitors or staff arrive at your place. We also provide a number of scenario-specific audio files for you to download and use for free.
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Why do you need Care Plus for Milestone XProtect?

June 26th, 2020 by Frank Crouwel

Computer with Milestone Care Plus for XProtectYou don’t have to have Care Plus to be able to run your Milestone XProtect video management system. However, as with all other pieces of software, you leave yourself vulnerable to weakened cybersecurity if you don’t keep it up to date. You miss out on constantly evolving features and technologies that improve the use of your system on an ongoing basis.

If you have Care Plus in place you have access to three version updates from Milestone each year, known as Release 1, 2, and 3 (or R1, R2, and R3 as Milestone likes to call them). Each of these releases includes security updates, new functionality, and improved performance, overall giving you a better, safer, and more powerful CCTV system as time progresses.

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Monitor your buildings remotely using your Milestone Web or Mobile Clients – its free

April 6th, 2020 by Greg

Abstract image showing a CCTV network

During these unprecedented times many businesses and organisations have been forced to close their doors or have a minimal number of staff on site.

Of course, this leaves buildings vulnerable to illegal occupation, theft or criminal damage.

However, if you are using Milestone XProtect CCTV management software you will be able to monitor your buildings and property remotely using the Milestone XProtect Web Client or Mobile Client.  The majority of Milestone users normally use the Smart Client and therefore may not be aware of the existence of the Web or Mobile Client.  With many people now working away from their normal place of work these have now become very useful tools. They are included with your existing Milestone CCTV system, so there is no cost.

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Retail CCTV system – a guide on what to consider

December 9th, 2019 by Amy Watkins

CCTV camera in various retail situationsRetailers face increasing pressure from within and without, making loss prevention a key driver for profitability. One way of doing this is installing a CCTV security solution.

When you’re thinking about a retail CCTV system you have various factors to consider driven by different needs.

This blog takes you through key considerations like view, visibility and non-security applications. After that, this article gives you some suggested systems to consider.

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Crucial steps when installing Milestone XProtect for the first time – installation and beyond

August 13th, 2019 by Kevin Bowyer

Milestone Smart Client view of multiple cameras with a ticked checklistCongratulations you’ve purchased Milestone XProtect and have got a Software Licence Code (SLC), what do you do next?

This blog runs through the steps to get you up and running on this powerful video management software. We also cover where to look for help and how to get the best out of your system.

If you haven’t already, take a look at our pre-installation pro tips for advice on how to choose the right hardware to run XProtect on and how to set up your XProtect system. Now your hardware is ready, let’s begin.

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

August 12th, 2019 by Kevin Bowyer

Milestone Husky X2 with a monitor, mobile phones and tablet showing Smart ClientAs the market leader in video management software, Milestone XProtect is packed with features to manage your security surveillance. While this is great once the system is set up, it does mean you need to think about your set up before installation so you can get the most of your software.

So, how can this be done?

The hardware system should, ideally, be designed around your actual requirements. This includes the number of cameras, resolution, frame rate, retention period and number of clients viewing live.

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How IP cameras can be used to monitor machinery and reduce downtime

December 5th, 2018 by Network Webcams

Fluctuating audio levels in a factoryModern IP cameras now come with a dizzying array of features. What can sometimes be trickier to figure out is how they can be used practically in areas other than surveillance. Take an industrial or manufacturing setting for example; how can you get an early warning of issues?

For the purpose of this blog we’ll be concentrating on indoor scenarios.

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Securing your small business IP camera network

June 26th, 2018 by Network Webcams

Small business with padlockIf you’re looking to protect your small business by installing IP cameras, take a look at the steps below for ways to make your installation more secure.

This blog covers the system set up aspect of your camera network security.

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How to license Milestone XProtect

May 22nd, 2018 by Kevin Bowyer

How to license Milestone XProtectMilestone XProtect is a great VMS platform and like any commercially-offered software, it is a paid-for product that has a licensing mechanism. In the case of XProtect, licensing can be done both online (with a connection to the Internet on the server with the software installed) or offline.

The process can seem complex but is actually quite simple. If you’ve bought your software through Network Webcams, we provide you with a guide to licensing along with your license key (or SLC – Software License Code – as Milestone calls it). This blog has been created to help you go through the registration process with ease.

There are a number of things that need to be in place before the XProtect software is installed. Let’s go through the process.

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How can you make your CCTV system greener?

June 8th, 2017 by Network Webcams

Helpful tips on making your CCTV system greenerIn a recent blog we explored how easy it was to find the green credentials of the major IP camera brands we supply, in an aim to see “how green your IP camera really is”. It’s clear that most manufacturers are continuously looking at ways that they can be “greener” – from the materials they use through to their transportation options, but the end-user can make a difference too.

Recognising the impact your CCTV system can have on the environment is a challenge for everyone, but it’s worth remembering the additional benefit of reducing the energy consumption of your video surveillance system is a potential saving for your organisation.

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