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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 [...]

Using Existing Phone Lines for IP and PoE Transmission in Surveillance Systems.

Garrett Savage

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On February 3rd In Video Surveillance
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Running new cable can be a costly and time-consuming part of any video surveillance installation. Fortunately, IP adapter technology has innovated to the point where virtually any existing telephone cable that has at least two continuous copper conductors can be utilized to transmit and receive Ethernet signals and Power over Ethernet, (PoE). This opens up [...]

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.  [...]

Smartphone Surveillance as a Great Selling Point for IP-Based Security Camera Systems

Garrett Savage

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On June 16th In IP Surveillance Video,Video Surveillance
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With the continued rising popularity of IP-based security camera systems showing no signs of slowing down, the capability to remotely monitor and control these systems from a mobile device has become a major draw for customers. The ability to check on their property with a glance at a smartphone or tablet is playing an increasingly [...]

Using Unmanaged Network Switches for IP Camera Applications

Garrett Savage

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On March 1st In IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video
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  In many installations security integration companies are putting IP cameras onto separate or parallel networks. In these cases, the installing firm would normally supply network switches to provide connectivity for IP cameras, access control devices, and other security equipment.  By putting the security devices on isolated separate cabling and network switches, the security of [...]

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 [...]

Research Indicates Large Growth in IP Video Markets

Garrett Savage

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On January 5th In IP Solutions,IP Surveillance Video,System Sales Tips & Marketing Concepts,Video Surveillance
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A recent market research study published by Transparency Market Research predicts huge growth potential for the global video surveillance and Video Systems as a Service (VSaaS) market. The report titled, “Video Surveillance and VSaaS Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020,” attributes the lift in the market due [...]

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 [...]

Origination of the IP Addressing Format

David Motz

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On November 19th In IP Solutions
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When the original system of IP addresses was conceived in the late 1970s the device address designations were set in a format called “IPV4.” This is the common format of IP address that is used is most all LAN and Internet addressing.  An IPV4 address has four positions called “octets” that are separated by periods. [...]