Hikvision How To – A New Technical Video Series on Youtube

January 27th, 2016

There is a new series of Hikvision how to videos on the Hikvision Youtube channel, demonstrating many of the features offered by their NVRs and software, and providing short guides on setting up a security system using their products. These are perfect for the first-time buyer, as well as for more experienced Hikvision users who might find additional functionality in their systems that they didn’t know was possible. Read on to see some of our favourites!

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Fraudsters: Why you shouldn’t try to scam a CCTV company!

January 20th, 2016

police bottle

Just before Christmas we were at the receiving end of a rather crafty scam attempt. Read on to find out why scamming a security company isn’t a very good idea!

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Your First Home Security System – Part 4: Camera Installation

January 7th, 2016

Hikvision DS-1280ZJ-DM21 - Perfect for an insulated camera installation

In this forth part of our on-going series on installing your first home security system, we’ll cover some of the common things to consider, and pitfalls to avoid, when carrying out your camera installation. Whilst we won’t go in-depth on the process itself (there’s a wealth of information to this effect available both from the manufacturers and on sites such as YouTube), we will hopefully illuminate some important areas and help smooth the process as much as possible for you.

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The New 4k IP Cameras – A Writeup of Axis and Hikvision’s Webinar

January 7th, 2016

Axis P1428-E - From use-IP's range of 4k IP cameras
Hikvision and Axis recently gave a webinar in conjunction with Security System News on the topic of 4k IP cameras, the challenges that the new technology brings, as well as the vast number of benefits we can expect to see within the next couple of years as it increasingly moves towards becoming the industry standard. Below is a short writeup of their discussion by us at use-IP, where we’ll go over their points and provide a general introduction to 4k technology for the average user. Be sure to check out the webinar yourself here if you’re interested, ‘From the Living Room to the Control Room: 4k Ultra HD Surveillance‘, as it makes for a very interesting listen for anyone excited about where the technology will be taking us over the next few years.

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Your First Home Security System – Part 3: NVRs and Storage Solutions

December 22nd, 2015

Hikvision DS-7716NI-I4-16P 16 Channel Network Video Recorder

In this third part of our multi-part series on setting up your first home security system, we’ll be looking at network video recorders (NVRs) and the different storage options available to you as a first-time buyer. We’ll cover NVR hardware and how to balance footage quality with storage space and network bandwidth.

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