Webcams CCTV Software and Systems
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Hello and welcome to our Knowledge Base section. If your just getting into Webcams, CCTV, IP Cameras, or Video Streaming then its easy to
become baffled by all the products, software and terminology used. Have a look through the topics here and we are sure you will find what you are
looking for. We add to this section frequently but please feel free to contact support with any additional queries if you cant find the answer here.
General things we get asked most regularly,
often but not always by beginners.
This is a good place to start.
Common questions regarding our
range of USB webcams.
Colour codes and wiring diagrams
for RJ45 patch leads and cross
over leads for IP cameras and
How to connect a CCTV camera plus a
Microphone and even a PIR movement
detector to your SCART TV.
New drivers are added here along
with the old ones in case you need
them for an older OS.
Find out what they are and please
contact us with any queries.
These clever cards can turn a PC into a
powerful CCTV monitoring centre. Find out
Lost the box, Packaging and CD?
Need a new Driver? Have a look
here and see if you recognise it
Make sure you choose the right
type for your needs and application.
We have a great range of USB and
IP webcams for you.
Check here to make sure your motherboard
has compatible slots for the DVR card you
are thinking of using.
The simplest method to get static
pictures uploaded to your website
at regular intervals.
Once you can FTP pictures you
can have them emailed to you at
regular intervals or when movement
Not to be confused with an IP camera, an IP
rating informs you of how weatherproof an
electronic device is.
Before you can start streaming
your camera it must be accessable
over the Internet.
Live pictures are much more exciting to
watch than FTP ones. Learn what you need
to know to stream live webcam pictures.
All Camsecure all in one cameras have
Dual Glass Technology, find out why.
So your IP Address is not static and
keeps changing? Dont dispair the
Once you know what needs to be done to
make it possible you can choose your
method of doing it.
Find out about the differences between
interlaced and progressive scanning for
They make the camera more expensive
but if night vision is very important, you
should select a camera with one of
Advances in modern technology keep on
increasing the available resolution, find
How to PING your camera to see if its on
the network correctly plus other usefull
information by using the PING command
Sometimes you may need to find the
MAC address of your IP cameras and
devices. Use the ARP command for this
A guide to help you choose which
size lens you will need for your
CCTV camera or Webcam.
Details and information to help you calculate
how efficient an IR lamp will be and which
one to choose for your application.
One simple DOS command can give
you all the information in one go.
Information about the IR light
spectrum and how our eyes and
cameras respond to different