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Payment service directive 2 – how it impacts online payments

20th August, 2019 by Network Webcams

Secure online shoppingThe EU Payment Services Directive (PSD2) comes into effect in September 2019. It requires that all ecommerce transactions are processed using an industry standard protocol like 3D secure.

As the legislation affects all electronic payments in European Economic Area, this may change how you purchase online.

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

13th August, 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

12th August, 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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A long-range night vision security camera built for exposed locations

25th April, 2019 by Network Webcams

Two views of an Axis Q6215-LE with a port in the backgroundDesigned to meet exacting military standards, the Axis Q6215-LE is a heavy-duty outdoor pan-tilt-zoom model. Ideal for surveillance in demanding situations like airports and harbours, which requires detailed CCTV footage, high controllability and powerful 30x optical zoom.

This advanced camera enables 24-hour surveillance over long distances thanks to its innovative features. More on these later…

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The Axis P14 series – what you need to know

4th April, 2019 by Network Webcams

Axis P14 ip camera with a city square backgroundAxis has updated their popular P14 series, which now consists of four in/outdoor bullet cameras. All of them contain improved light sensitivity, IR illumination and compression technology in a compact body of 260mm long.

Let’s take a look at the technology in the latest P14 cameras:

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What do Hikvision IP camera model numbers mean?

3rd April, 2019 by Network Webcams

DS-2CD? against an abstract backgroundAt first glance the long Hikvision model numbers can look completely unintelligible. You’re certainly not alone if they make you scratch your head and rely on the product description instead. This guide can help you penetrate the logic behind the string of letters and numbers.

The first thing to note is that the naming convention is slightly different depending on the type of product. The letters and number in the model number mean different things for static and PTZ cameras. It will all become clearer shortly.

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Top IP cameras contenders for 2019

25th February, 2019 by Network Webcams

Top IP camera picks for 2019If you’re looking for some guidance on IP cameras, then reviewing our recommended models can help your decision. There are a number of products, which stand out from the rest. This top 10 should give you to some solutions to consider whatever your surveillance scenario.

In no particular order, our top picks for 2019 are:

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Evaluation of Axis Camera Station recording solution

14th February, 2019 by Network Webcams

Axis Camera Station one one monitor and mobileAxis Camera Station (ACS) is video management software which enables you to manage your cameras in one simple interface. ACS has been around for over 10 years and been through a number of iterations. This gives ACS a long track record, making it a proven solution for small and mid-sized organisations. As ACS has been developed in-house by Axis, it’s a reliable and mature VMS solution.

Many organisations choose generic video management software for the ability to integrate any camera and crucially the reassurance that software is updated frequently. With Axis Camera Station 5 you’ll benefit from frequent updates and the ability to intgrate third party devices.

One of the main reasons to choose ACS is budget: software and licences are purchased up front and that’s it. No reoccurring payments, making it much easier for organisations who struggle with a subscription model.

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Introducing the Milestone Husky X Series

7th February, 2019 by Network Webcams

Milestone Husky X SeriesThe new high-performance Milestone Husky X2 and X8 network video recorders (NVR) have arrived. They’re supported by a sporty new look (see the video below) and promise something different from previous Huskys and other NVRs.

So, is the product in the box radically different and crucially, is it worth the money?

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

5th December, 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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