IP Tech Tips



Register Your Next Project with ADI

Margaret Enzien

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On October 9th In ADI Corporate Messages,IP Tech Tips,System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts
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ADI makes Project Registration Easy and passes 100% of the savings onto you! Our Systems Sales and Support Team guides you through the entire process from start to finish. We leverage our strong vendor relationships to get you the best price on the most popular products and brands you trust. Contact your local ADI Branch [...]

Upgrading Your Clients’ Connectivity to Accommodate Home Control Systems

Serge Lombardi

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On July 17th In Home Control,Intrusion,IP Tech Tips,Networking
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It is becoming increasingly apparent that we have entered a networked world where we are surrounded by devices that are connected to the local network via Wi-Fi. Whether it’s a smart door lock, thermostat, lighting controls or a mobile device that can control them all, almost every system has the need for access to a [...]

Best Practices of Password Handling for Video Storage Devices

Garrett Savage

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On December 2nd In IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video,IP Tech Tips
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When it comes to IP security for recording devices that are used for video storage, the management of user passwords is vital to the continued operation and safety of the system.  Should the passwords to a device be lost or changed, whether maliciously or by accident, it could mean a catastrophic loss of video surveillance [...]

Be Your Customers’ IT Consultant

David Motz

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On July 15th In IP Solutions,IP Tech Tips,Networking
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It would be safe to say that, smaller companies having fifty or less employees don’t typically have on-site IT personnel to manage their network usage and devices. At the same time employees have broken out of their cubicles using mobile internet connected devices such as laptops, tablets and mobile phones in new work related applications.  [...]

Selecting the Best Cable for Your Next Installation

Stu Tisdale

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On May 24th In IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video,IP Tech Tips,Wire and Cable
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  One of the great benefits of using IP-enabled security devices is their compatibility with various types of cables such as Cat5e/6 UTP, copper coax, and fiber optic links.  This provides security installers with a range of options when it comes to the cables that are used for specific devices weather they need to be [...]

Wireless Controllers and Roaming: What You Need to Know

Brannon Young

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On January 19th In IP Solutions,IP Tech Tips,Networking
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Designing a wireless network that cost-effectively delivers seamless roaming can be a real challenge. As a custom installer, it’s important to understand some of the intricacies of Wi-Fi in order to provide the best roaming experience to your customers without breaking the bank. As with any discussion about roaming, it’s important to first understand that [...]

Packet Loss and “Fast” Broadband Internet Services

Kavita Boodram

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On January 11th In IP Tech Tips,Networking
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We are currently in the midst of a technological boom the likes of which has yet to be seen in our lifetimes. With the unprecedented growth of IP-enabled devices, smart phones, Netflix, and internet-based services such as Uber, it seems like there is some kind of new IP-based service or product introduced to the market [...]

Maximized Wi-Fi to Solve Potential Problems when using Wi-Fi IP Devices and IP Cameras

David Motz

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On December 15th In IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video,IP Tech Tips,Networking
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As most all residential and commercial clients now have Wi-Fi availability, our industry has seen an increase in the demand for, and potential usage of Wi-Fi Enabled Cameras and IP Devices. Wi-Fi availability makes the connection of a camera to a client’s LAN quick and simple with no need to run wires through the building [...]

PoE Network Switch Power Calculations and Usage

Garrett Savage

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On October 27th In IP Tech Tips,Networking
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In most green field installations where new Cat5e/6 UTP cable will be installed to connect remote IP cameras and devices it only makes sense to use the PoE powering option that most major vendors are building into their medium to high-end IP cameras and devices. With PoE only one cable is needed to provide both [...]

Use a Light Meter to Upsell CCTV Systems

David Motz

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On November 4th In IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video,IP Tech Tips
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Many clients will make their purchasing decision based on the quality of the sales presentation they receive from a security company. In today’s technical world, a salesperson who justs throws a number at a prospective customer is not taking advantage of some simple and inexpensive tools that can greatly enhance their in-person presentation while increasing [...]