CCTV

Best Outdoor Security Cameras with Audio 2017 Recommendations

Your phone buzzes to let you know you have a message from your security camera. Someone's at the door. You open the notification to see a live video stream of your front porch and you can hear them too. What's more, you can have a conversation with ...

Review: Hikvision DS-2CD2542FWD-IWS 4MP Mini-Dome IP Camera

For quite some now, I have been looking for an IP camera to watch my front door. I already have a Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-IS dome camera on my front driveway, so a more discreet mini-dome type camera seemed perfect for the job. So when Hikvision ...

NAS NVR or Dedicated NVR – Which is better?

Which is better, a conventional dedicated NVR like the Hikvision DS-7608NI-E2/8P or a NAS-based NVR solution from Synology or QNAP? This is something I get asked quite often by readers. It's also a question that's been on my mind for some time now. ...

Review: Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-IWS IP Security Camera

The 3 Megapixel Hikvision DS-2CD2132F-IWS Network Security Camera under review today is a popular choice among our readers looking for a cheap yet reliable outdoor security camera. It is the dome equivalent of its widely acclaimed cousin, the ...

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 ...

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 ...

Hands-on Review: Amcrest ProHD 1080p Wireless Indoor IP PTZ Camera (IP2M-841)

Are you looking for a reliable wireless security camera that can act as a baby monitor, a nanny camera, or just to talk to your dog while you are away? The Amcrest ProHD IP2M-841 Wireless Indoor IP Security Camera is what you need: a feature-rich ...

Set up Alarm Push Notifications for your Hikvision IP Camera or NVR

Imagine getting a pop-up alert on your smartphone whenever your IP camera or Network Video Recorder (NVR) detects motion. Wherever you are, iOS or Android device, on WiFi, 3G or 4G, it doesn’t matter. It could be an indoor IP camera that you are ...

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 ...

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