How to view all your security cameras in one place

Imagine having to open different apps to live-view your many different cameras from different brands. What a pain, right? Thankfully there is a better way! We started our home security journey with a single outdoor security camera. Soon, we were ...

How to Setup a WordPress Blog – 2018 Step by Step Guide

Let me tell you a story. One of my dear friends loves to write and has a hobby that he is passionate about. As we were talking about my blogging experiences, I encouraged him to start a blog to share the wealth of knowledge he had about his ...

How to Connect QNAP NAS Surveillance Station to HomeSeer HS3

Are you wondering how to make your DIY home security camera system and your smart home hub talk to each other? Getting these two important parts of your smart home to communicate effectively is the secret to a truly smart home. So in this article, I ...

How-to: Hikvision Motion Detection Setup

Got a Hikvision camera because you have heard of its legendary motion detection features? Looking for a quick and easy guide to set it up? You are in the right place - here's the VueVille tutorial on Hikvision motion detection setup. Hikvision ...

How-to: Setup an IP camera using Power over Ethernet (PoE)

If you are looking into getting an IP camera system for your home or office, you must have come across the term PoE. What does PoE mean? Is it worth paying for? What are the alternatives? Can you use PoE for your existing IP cameras? These are ...

How-to: Secure your Hikvision camera from hackers, spies and your government

Hikvision has recently been in the news thanks to revelations about its links to the Chinese government and the Communist Party of China. Naturally fears about whether they are compromised 'by design' have been raging on the Internet ever since. ...

How-to: Build a simple Z-Wave heating system with Vera and PLEG

I cut the cord over a year ago, so I don't watch much of 'linear' TV. But back when I used to, there was a British Gas ad that was always on. It had a catchy jingle and went something like "with Hive you can control your heating from your phone". ...

How-to: Eliminate false motion detection alerts on your Hikvision IP camera or NVR

I have been running my DIY home security camera system with a slew of Hikvison cameras such as the DS-2CD2042WD-I for a couple of years now. The biggest challenge I faced when I set up my system was the incessant false alerts shot off by the cameras ...

How to set up your own DIY NAS NVR using QNAP Surveillance Station

If you have read my DIY home security camera system story, you know that I have gone the FullDIY route and created a DIY NAS NVR system. So I have a single box, the QNAP TS-253A running my entire home security system with redundant RAID storage, an ...

How-to: View your Home Security Cameras or NVR Remotely using a VPN

How do you access your security cameras remotely when you are away from home? In all likelihood, you are accessing each device using the manufacturer's mobile app because they simply work without having to mess with port forwarding or VPNs. In other ...

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