Network Video Recorder (NVR) - "Built-in" or Dedicated Network Switch

14/06/2017
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he introduction of a Network Video Recorder (NVR) with a built in network switch confused a good portion of the professional market. It very much seemed to be something that was geared towards catering to a side of the market that was completely unfamiliar with how an IP camera system is setup and installed. Not a lot has changed since their original release dates. Most installers still scratch their heads at the thought of using them, but the fact remains that there is an audience. For those who aren't looking to educate/teach themselves the way of "proper IP installation," these simple to adapt to NVRs are very appealing. Having said that, it's equally important to understand what you're getting yourself into with a built in switch. PoE NVR and Switch

​IP Camera Repair: Pigtail Replacement on a Dome Security Camera

14/06/2017
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This guide will show you how to replace the pigtail on a Dome IP Camera. Damaging the pigtail can be pretty frustrating. When you purchased your IP camera you wanted a good quality product, and you spent $100 or more on it. Generally, these issues come from installation mishaps, not sealing the RJ-45 connector at the end of the pigtail and leaving it exposed to the elements, or falling victim to vandals. The out of pocket expense to replace the camera can be pretty pricey. Luckily, we have a solution for you. It involves some work on your end and a little bit of time, but potentially saving hundreds of dollars by replacing a part vs. the whole camera is something that we think most people can get on board with.

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IP Cameras - What Makes Them Better

14/06/2017
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It's a fairly frequent occurrence for people to ask which type of cameras, or systems, are the best. As long as you're talking to someone with experience with them, IP/network cameras is always going to be the unanimous answer. There is virtually nothing that an IP camera can't do that another type of camera can; we're willing to submit that there might, in fact, be nothing at all. With their increasing popularity over the last several years, there is no shortage of quality options as there once was. So, just what is it that makes IP cameras so special?