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Your First Home Security System – Part 4: Camera Installation

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

Tuesday, 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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Your First Home Security System – Part 2: IP Camera Features In-Depth

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Hikvision DS-2CD2142FWD-I 4mm 4MP WDR Fixed Dome Network Camera

In this second part of our multi-part series on setting up your first home security system, we’ll be building on the basics we covered last week and go more in-depth on the different IP camera features we should be considering when purchasing our system, and the options that are available. We’ll cover camera resolution, frame-rate, and infrared.

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Your First Home Security System – Part 1: IP Camera Types

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

Hikvision DS-2CD2032-I

Concerned about crime in your area? Does your home contain valuables that you’re unhappy leaving unattended? Simply looking for a little additional peace of mind that your property and family are secure? Then installing your first home security system may be the right move. In the first part of this multi-part series, we’ll be looking at the different IP camera types available, and wade through some of the most common designs and their features in order to identify some of the key things you need to consider when deciding what set-up is right for you home.

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