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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 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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New Hikvision NVR Models For 2016 – DS-7716NI-I4-16P and DS-7608NI-I2-8P

Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

New Hikvision NVR Models for 2016 - Available from www.use-ip.co.uk!

We’ve just received in the office two new Hikvision NVR models brand new for 2016 – the DS-7716NI-I4-16P and DS-7608NI-I2-8P. Both represent fantastic upgrades from the previous range, combining improved hardware with a wide range of support for cameras up to 4k in resolution!

They are perfect for use with Hikvision 4MP IP cameras, and therefore make a great base for any new IP camera CCTV system in 2016.

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The New Hikvision R6 Family of 4MP IP Cameras

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Hikvision have recently released a new range of 4MP cameras – the R6 family line – which expands upon their existing 2-line range with better WDR resolutions and support for their new H.264+ video compression codec.

We gave the new DS-2CD2742FWD-I (4MP) model a test in the office against the older DS-2CD2732F-I (3MP), and the results are dramatic as you can see here for yourself! It performed far better at all WDR settings and provided a much clearer picture of our strongly back-lit subject.

This new range also supports Hikvision’s new H.264+ Smart Codec which provides a much better compression rate of high definition footage than the previous H.264 Codec. As shown in a recent video, this improvement can save you up to 66% space when compared with the previous iteration, which can obviously go a long way to help reduce the cost of on-going data storage.

The full range of 4MP Hikvision R6 cameras are now available at our webshop. Be sure to check out our YouTube channel for more regular content including product demonstrations, testing, and unboxings!