13Jan
Wireless CCTV: Connecting a Burglar Alarm System, Part 2

Wireless CCTV: Connecting a Burglar Alarm System, Part 2

In part one of this series about integrating wireless internet CCTV cameras and home security systems we described the equipment that you need to add internet viewing and text message alerts to existing home security systems.  Here in part two,...Read More

12Jan
Wireless CCTV: Connecting a Burglar Alarm System, Part 1

Wireless CCTV: Connecting a Burglar Alarm System, Part 1

Wireless CCTV cameras or IP cameras are the digital replacement for traditional CCTV, but the technology is sophisticated and there is a lot more you can do other than looking at your home or business from across the internet.  For example, you...Read More

11Jan
Use Your Camera to Switch a Light On Part: 2

Use Your Camera to Switch a Light On Part: 2

Wireless CCTV cameras are not just ordinary CCTV cameras. You can view your property from anywhere in the world. More than this, with a small amount of work and for very little money you can use your camera to switch a light on and off, from...Read More

8Jan
Use your Camera to Switch a Light On: Part 1

Use your Camera to Switch a Light On: Part 1

Wireless CCTV cameras let you see your home or business from anywhere, using the internet, which is amazing enough. Imagine, though, that you log in to take a look at your property and you can’t see the view because the room is too dark. If...Read More

7Jan
IP Addresses for Internet CCTV Beginners, Part 2

IP Addresses for Internet CCTV Beginners, Part 2

In part 1 of this series on IP addresses in wireless internet CCTV, we looked at how most home networks share a small number of identical IP addresses, so your neighbor’s laptop could easily have precisely the same address as your own laptop...Read More

6Jan
IP Addresses for Internet CCTV Beginners, Part 1

IP Addresses for Internet CCTV Beginners, Part 1

If you are new to computing and the first time you come across so-called IP addresses is when you are in the set-up pages of your first wireless internet CCTV camera, this very basic two-part guide is for you.  It is a quick introduction to IP...Read More

5Jan
Door Monitoring and Control with Internet CCTV, Part 2

Door Monitoring and Control with Internet CCTV, Part 2

In part one of this series, we looked at how your wireless internet CCTV camera can monitor the area in front of an external door, and raise an alert when someone approaches the door.  In this final part of the series, we are going to look at...Read More

4Jan
Door Monitoring and Control with Internet CCTV, Part 1

Door Monitoring and Control with Internet CCTV, Part 1

Because internet CCTV cameras are intelligent, as opposed to the “dumb” traditional CCTV cameras, you can use them to see your property from wherever you are in the world, over the internet.  That, however, is just the start. ...Read More

1Jan
Cable, DSL, 3g or Satellite Broadband?

Cable, DSL, 3g or Satellite Broadband?

If you are looking at wireless internet CCTV for the first time, you may also be faced with the decision of which type of broadband package to go for: DSL, cable, 3g or satellite? This article aims to help you choose. If you have decided that you...Read More

31Dec
The History of Video Surveillance – from VCR’s to Eyes in the Sky

The History of Video Surveillance – from VCR’s to Eyes in the Sky

Mention video surveillance and most people think of video cameras mounted in the corners of train stations and banks or private detectives videotaping an erring spouse for a messy divorce case. The truth is that the history of video surveillance is...Read More

30Dec
Security Camera System - Buyers Guide

Security Camera System - Buyers Guide

Although the application of CCTV security has not changed very much over the past years, the tools and equipment have significantly. Cameras became smaller, cheaper, and better, but the major breakthrough happened in recording equipment. Therefore,...Read More

23Dec
Using Wireless Internet CCTV to Detect Fire and Flood

Using Wireless Internet CCTV to Detect Fire and Flood

Wireless internet CCTV cameras are more than just CCTV cameras.  Unlike their old analogue predecessors, these cameras allow you to see your property in Greensboro, NC from anywhere, over the internet.  More than this, they can be used to...Read More

22Dec
Lighting for Internet CCTV Cameras

Lighting for Internet CCTV Cameras

Wireless internet CCTV cameras, also known as wireless IP cameras, are the digital replacement for traditional analogue CCTV. Unlike their obsolete analogue cousins, most modern wireless internet CCTV cameras have a reasonable capability to produce...Read More

21Dec
Dynamic DNS in Wireless CCTV Systems For Beginners

Dynamic DNS in Wireless CCTV Systems For Beginners

Wireless internet CCTV, also known as IP CCTV, communicates through your broadband line and onwards to the internet.  This can cause problems if your home broadband has a dynamic IP address because when you want to connect to your cameras from...Read More

18Dec
Adding PIR Sensors to Internet CCTV

Adding PIR Sensors to Internet CCTV

The new breed of CCTV cameras known as wireless internet CCTV cameras or IP cameras is totally digital, more like a computer than a traditional camera.  This new type of camera detects changes in the digital image that its sensor...Read More