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Can I hose my cameras to clean them, what is IP66

Can I hose my cameras to clean them, what is IP66?

Over the decades we have been installing camera systems we have seen many times that cameras get water in them and the client assumes this is a warranty claim as they are IP66 rated. So firstly, let’s look at this rating. IP66Able to protect against powerful water jets.Water projected in power
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Setting up a 3G remote surveillance camera

Setting up a 3G remote surveillance camera

What if you wanted to set up a camera in a remote location and needed to remote view, in this article we will discuss a simple way to set up a remote surveillance set-up with a 3G modem and a car battery/solar system using a standard IP camera. We will only cover setting up the camera for email aler
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How to use a mix of visible and covert cameras to nail the crims

How to use a mix of visible and covert cameras to nail the crims

When you find out there is a problem in your home or business and you decide that electronic surveillance equipment like CCTV or hidden cameras may be the answer, you are then faced with the choice, to catch or deter, or both. In this blog we will discuss the pros and cons of each and some simple me
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The risks and methods of using dummy or fake cameras

The risks and methods of using dummy or fake cameras

Using Dummy or fake cameras Many people often suggest that a great way to save money is to buy dummy cameras and rely on the art of bluff to avoid crime. This in some situations can be a good plan, however in most situations the plan is flawed due to the following issues. The problem with the bluff
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How to sweep for bugging devices

How to sweep for bugging devices

Bug Sweeping Have you ever wondered if you are being bugged or listened to when you are in a private place, and how to sweep for bugs with a detector or what to look out for with your naked eye? Firstly, it is important that most of the time there is no bug as very often coincidence or deliberate ba
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Fault finding your broken CCTV system

Fault finding your broken CCTV system

Fault Finding a CCTV System Have you got a CCTV system that doesn’t work any more, or maybe a couple of cameras are out or even the remote view doesn’t work?Systems can fail when the power is not pure and has spiked, your system gets too hot, your system builds up dust, you have a faulty
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How to find IP cameras on your home or business network

How to find IP cameras on your home or business network

Introduction Here we will go over a couple of simple steps to search your network for IP cameras. This is useful when you are adding your own, or checking if someone else has added one. There have been times where we scan for cameras we have just added, and found cameras the clients didn’t know were
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Things to consider when placing your cameras

Things to consider when placing your cameras

Introduction CCTV cameras are like your eyes in many ways, they don’t like the sun, quick changes in lighting, headlights, etc., they also work in some scenarios better than others. So we will discuss some things to consider when designing your system, specifically in relation to camera placement. H
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Why should you and how do you keep your CCTV system maintained

Why should you and how do you keep your CCTV system maintained

Introduction There are many factors that will contribute towards the ultimate demise of your CCTV system and although they are very simple to avoid, most people will simply forget to include their security system into their regular maintenance routine. So here we are to offer some help, and hopefull
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Has your cctv system been hacked

Has your cctv system been hacked

Has your cctv system been hacked? There are two primary methods of hacking a CCTV system (apart from someone knowing your password and logging in to see what you are doing). There are also different areas that can be hacked, for example in a coax based system, it will be primarily the recorder that
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CCTV and Security Camera FAQs

CCTV and Security Camera FAQs

When purchasing a CCTV security camera system there are many terms used in the industry that mean little to anyone else, and sometimes an unscrupulous salesperson will use this against you and try and baffle you with the jargon. We hope you find our CCTV FAQs helpful in the daunting task of understa
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Spy Cameras Buyers Guide

Spy Cameras Buyers Guide

What types of spy cameras are available? Nowadays you can buy spy cameras anywhere ranging from a $5 eBay item to a $4,000 handmade 4G remote surveillance system from OzSpy, and everything between. And make no mistake, you do get what you pay for. In 2015 we purchased 200x $20 spy pens to offer a ch
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Bug Detector Buyers Guide

Bug Detection Buyers Guide Buying a bug detector may not be a sign of paranoia or an unwarranted worry. There are many ways other people can bug your room and tap into your private life. The head of a screw attached to a wooden cabinet can covertly record your every move and word. Covert listening d
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What Makes a Great CCTV System

What makes a great security camera set-up and what to look out for with changing technology For anyone who has ever looked at, or purchased a security camera system, you will see the industry and the technology changes at a rapid pace, like the computer industry, particularly in the last couple of y
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Is a Security Alarm System right for you

Is a Security Alarm System right for your situation? Security alarms are a deterrent and may limit the amount of property stolen or damaged in a burglary event. For decades security alarms have been the most commonly used form of home security, however in recent years home security camera systems ha
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Counterfeit CCTV Systems

Warning many CCTV suppliers are selling counterfeit or grey market security cameras, DVRs and NVRs both in Australia and to Australia from abroad. Over the last few years we have seen a massive increase in counterfeit security cameras and recorders in Australia, in fact we are often called to replac
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What Crims Don’t Want You To Know

What the criminals don’t want you to know about protecting your home and your possessions The Real Cost of Burglary One of the easiest crimes to prevent — burglary — is also one of the most common. In the time it takes you to read just this article up to a dozen burglaries will have been committed
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Quick Home Security Check list

Is your home a target for criminals? Are your trees and shrubs trimmed so it’s hard for burglars to hide? – Yes/No Do you have a dog? – Yes/No Do you have locks and deadbolts or deadlocks fitted? – Yes/No Do you have security screens on your doors and windows? – Yes/No Does your door have a pe
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How to Burglar Proof Your Home

How to Burglar Proof Your Home… with 29 tips to prevent being a target You don’t need a security alarm or security cameras to take steps to burglar proof your home, but they sure do help. Check out out easy to folluw steps on how to burglar proof your home. Make your home look occupied when y
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Choosing a Home Security Camera System

When thinking about home security, security cameras are often the best option as you can watch from your mobile phone, and if you hear a noise at night, you can switch on your TV and see what is happening outside, which vastly improves your sense of security, some people elect to buy a DIY kit, and
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Do you need an NVR or can you just use an IP camera

Introduction Over the many years we have been providing security, people often ask if they need all the equipment if they just want to watch the front door, or the pool, etc., and the answer is, no, if you just want to watch one area via a PC or mobile device, you can do that for under $200 with a H
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