Secure Remote Viewing of Home Security Cameras – Port forwarding vs. P2P vs. VPN

So you bought security cameras to watch your home while you are away. You followed the manufacturer's instructions to set up the camera. Voila, you are now able to view your cameras from anywhere in the world. Job done. Or is it? Most security ...

How we built our DIY Home Automation System

I often get questions from friends, family and colleagues about our Home Automation (HA) system and how they can also get something like it. I have already written a detailed technology guide to home automation but this blog post is about how I put ...

Amcrest Security Cameras and Systems – 2018 Guide

Network or IP security cameras Network cameras have become incredibly popular with security conscious homeowners over the last couple of years. Quite a few manufacturers have tried to jump on the bandwagon in 2016 and I would argue none has been ...

The Ultimate IP Camera Buying Guide

We love IP cameras and home security – we built our own DIY home security camera system after countless hours of in-depth research. All of this hard work has given us a very deep understanding of the IP camera market, the selection process and ...

Home Automation Guide

Why should I automate my home? Which home automation technology should I use? Should I go wired or wireless? Will it work with my Nest thermostat? How should I secure my home? These are some of the questions that we also had before we started ...

Buyer’s Guide: Network Camera Comparison Chart

Are you wondering how you should go about choosing the right network camera for your home? Network cameras (or IP cameras) are the most important components of a CCTV security system, and you need to make sure you select cameras that are suited to ...

How we built our DIY Home Security Camera System

Introduction A few years ago, my wife and I decided that we needed a modern Internet-enabled CCTV security system. We didn't know much about home security or cameras at that point. If we were not DIY-enthusiasts, we would have probably gone the ...

Buyer’s Guide 2018 – Network Video Recorders (NVR)

A Digital Video Recorder (DVR) has always been an essential component of a good CCTV security solution. With the advent of network cameras (IP Cameras) however, the humble DVR has given way to the Network Video Recorder (NVR). Whether you are ...

Best IP Camera 2016 Recommendations

The 2018 version of this guide is now available separately for outdoor and indoor IP cameras! Yes I admit it, I am crazy about DIY home security. When I started researching home security and IP cameras, my goal was to find the best ...

Hikvision Network Cameras Guide 2018

Network or IP security cameras A network camera (often called an IP camera) is basically a CCTV or security camera that has a computer built-in. Most network cameras can independently monitor, detect and send (push) notifications to computers in a ...

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