USB Recording And How It works

Modern TVs are often fitted with USB ports, and its not uncommon for external peripherals to take advantage of this added functionality. On such peripheral is a recording device, of which comes in several different formats. USB Recording allows you to record TV programs to an external storage device directly connected to one of your TVs USB ports. Your external HDD then functions in a similar way to a videorecorder. You can even use it to pause live TV. To make use of this, first check if your TV supports USB recording. From 2010 onwards,... Read More »

Features To Look Out For When Buying A New Security Camera

It comes as no surprise that the more money you spend on a camera, the more features it’s likely to have. Of the higher-end features, night vision comes at a high priority as crimes have a tendency to occur after dark. Motion detection is also desirable, but be sure that the sensitivity and range can be adjusted. This helps to stop windblown debris from being picked up by the alarm system unnecessarily. By properly tuning the system, you can also have a text message sent to your phone when motion is detected. The... Read More »

The Main Components Of A DIY Home Security System

While security packages vary between manufacturers, there are some key tools that they all collectively use. Because they all use similar parts, many DIY home security manufacturers offer the option of buying components individually. This allows a user to create a custom home security package, with the components of their choice. Main Panel with Keypad Almost all home security systems make use of a main panel of some kind. The main panel and keypad are the brains of a home security system. The keypad is used to activate and deactivate the system. With a more advanced system, you may be... Read More »

Camera Maintenance Tools

Cameras are only as good as what they can record, so it makes sense that they are kept in an optimal condition, just in case they are unfortunately needed. Make sure the cameras you use are maintained well with the tools listed in this post. Wire Brushes & Wire Wheels If you live in a particularly harsh environment, you may go through quite a few of these at a time. Used to clean thick dirt out of hard to reach areas. Wire brushes are sold for specific applications, and good brushes... Read More »

Seasonal Security Measures

A large impacting factor on all outdoor security systems are the seasons. As seasons change, so to does the environment and as such so to do the effectiveness of many security systems. Because of the effect of the seasons it is recommended that different systems are used in relation to the current time of year. Roughly speaking, there are warmer months and colder months, between these two periods different systems should be used. During the colder months, general visibility is reduced as a result of the less daylight hours available.... Read More »