December 28, 2020
Why Security Cameras Lag and How To Fix It

If you are the owner of a security camera or a system of security cameras, chances are you’ve experienced some moments of lagging with your video feed.  No matter the type of camera that you have, lagging is bound to happen at some time or another. Cameras use sophisticated technology in which rapid processes occur […]

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December 28, 2020
Differences Between a PoE Switch and a Normal Switch

If you’re thinking about using a voice over IP phone system or considering adding security cameras to your home or business, you might consider using a PoE switch to provide both internet communication and power to those devices. A PoE (or Power over Ethernet) switch, is a tool that supplies a network connection and electrical […]

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December 27, 2020
Why Security Cameras Need Wifi (And Using Them Without Wifi)

Security systems have come a long way.  The earliest surveillance systems required constant monitoring of the video feed, as there was no way to record or store what the camera saw. Internet connectivity allowed cameras to be more functional and user-friendly as security systems. Suddenly, you could use your smartphone to manage your security system and […]

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December 27, 2020
Why Security Cameras Go Offline and How to Fix It

If you're the owner of a security camera, either for your business or for your home, then you know there is always a chance your camera may go offline at various times over the course of its life. Murphy's Law states that if something can go wrong, it will, and this seems to be the […]

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December 26, 2020
Red Lights, Blinking Lights, and Other LEDs on Security Cameras

In the past, security cameras were big, bulky cameras that only large businesses used for protection and monitoring of their buildings. After years of technological advancements, more and more small businesses and individual families have security cameras to surveil their personal property and help keep themselves safe. Not all cameras are really what they appear […]

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December 26, 2020
How Varifocal Security Cameras Expand Your Home Security System

Installing a surveillance camera is the most effective protective measure you can employ to keep your residence or commercial property safe. While you are selecting a security camera for your home, you will come across various solutions. However, the most important decision will be pertaining to the differences between lenses. For instance, you will very […]

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December 20, 2020
Can You Have a Smart Home Without the Internet?

What comes to your mind as soon as you hear the term smart home? If you ask us, the word “smart home” immediately gives the idea that the internet links with the home. When the internet first began, it wasn't sophisticated enough to connect up to all the gizmos in a house, but a lot […]

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December 20, 2020
Understanding PoE Passthrough Ports

When setting up a system based on PoE enabled devices, you might benefit from understanding what PoE passthrough ports are and how to use them. Using them in your system can save you time and make for a cleaner installation. PoE passthrough ports are RJ45 connections on a PoE-enabled switch that provide power to the […]

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December 7, 2020
Can You Use PoE to Power a Laptop?

If you own a PoE-enabled network system with multiple devices, you may have already wondered if you can power other devices like laptops across this technology. While PoE has allowed for many network-enabled devices to draw power through a single cable, a power-hungry device like a laptop may be more difficult.  For most PoE systems, […]

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December 7, 2020
What Devices Can Use PoE (Power over Ethernet)?

PoE has become an essential tool for powering not just security cameras but a whole range of network devices. Having a system based on PoE means you not only get the convenience of using a single cable for data and power but are also less dependent on power outlets for installations. Obviously, this will save you […]

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