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How to add a camera into Milestone XProtect

8th Oct 2020

How to add a camera into Milestone XProtect

Adding a camera into your…
Axiscam.net - a DDNS service for Axis IP cameras - being phased-out

13th Jun 2020

Axiscam.net - a DDNS service for Axis IP cameras - being phased-out

We learned recently of the phase-out of the highly reliable DDNS service for Axis IP cameras called axiscam.net (or Axis Internet Dynamic DNS Servi…
CCTV camera lens guide

30th Jan 2020

CCTV camera lens guide

The video below shows the above three lens sizes, with the subject at a 16m distance from the camera.…
Making sense of the Axis camera naming convention

24th Jan 2020

Making sense of the Axis camera naming convention

As manufacturer of the first-ever network camera, Axis have had a long time to get their naming convention right. With a wide product range, they’v…
What’s the difference between varifocal and fixed lens CCTV?

8th Jan 2020

What’s the difference between varifocal and fixed lens CCTV?

One of the most frequent questions we get asked is the reason some cameras are priced differently to others. There’s often a variety of reasons, bu…
Guide to the Wisenet product naming convention

23rd Oct 2019

Guide to the Wisenet product naming convention

The Wisenet range (previously known as Samsung Wisenet and now known as Hanwha Vision Wisenet) has a wide variety of cost-effective products which…
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…
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…
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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