Category Archives: Cameras

Efficient Wiring For Home Security Systems

Home security systems can become a jumbled array of different cameras, sensors and alarms. Along with each piece of equipment is some kind of wiring, usually power, but video and audio in some cases too. It all amounts to a large amount of wires that need to be organised somehow throughout the home. One way of doing just this is with an integrated home network. An integrated home network consolidates all your wiring. Instead of many separate wires all daisy-chained through your walls, a network puts everything you need in a single, central hub. Wire then runs directly from this hub to each room, where modular outlets provide access to services. Newly introduced wireless... Read More »

Making Use Of CCTV Camera Kits

If you are just starting out in home security, buying a CCTV camera kit is a good way to begin surveying your premises. An average security camera kit package includes four cameras, each of which are weather resistant, use night visibility and record in high definition. Because of the amount of cameras that are included, its possible to survey a large area in or around the home. This is useful as it allows you to install cameras in unison with each other, allowing for a large and effective amount of visual coverage. This is a much more effective and organised way of surveying than using just one camera at a time. Camera kits... Read More »

How Do Camera Batteries Work?

Camera batteries are essential for outdoor video capture and photography, for both surveillance and general use. But just how do these sources of power work and what are the eternal functions? Essentially, most batteries contain three basic parts. Electrodes, an electrolyte and a separator. Within every battery are two electrodes, both of which are made of conductive material. When a battery is powering a device like a camera, a series of chemical reactions occur in the electrodes. These are collectively known as oxidation-reduction (redox) reactions. These reactions result in the flow of ions between the anode and the cathode. However, some of the most common batteries in use today are lithium-ion... Read More »

Moving From Analogue Tape Recording to Digital

There has been a strong shift from analogue tape recordings, to digital ones used commonly by cameras today. Whilst it may seem like a logical and purely advantageous move to do so, there are certain attributes that analogue recordings still retain. Analogue tape recordings tend to pick up certain fidelities and lighting that clean cut digital recordings smooth out. This can be an advantage or a disadvantage depending on what you are using the recordings for. It may be useful to see lighting arrangements in a more ‘true to life’ analogue format. Or the clean and accurate digital recording may be more useful. Digital recordings are also much more easily edited, allowing for a greater degree... Read More »

Camera Heat Damage, What To Look Out For and How to Avoid it

While cameras are designed to be used in the great outdoors, they are not immune to it. Over time, the temperature, air and humidity of the environment can take its toll. Which is why its important to insure it is protected to the best of its owners ability against the elements. Heat Damage Protecting a camera against heat is a difficult task. You simply cannot control the temperature of the weather. But you can control the heat generated inside the camera. One way to do this is by particularly switching off unnecessary functions. For instance, not using the LCD screen will cause the camera to not use as much electricity, thus generating less heat. Other features such as HD... Read More »