Seagate SkyHawk 10TB What Every NVR Needs

Seagate has an almost legendary reputation in the storage and hard drive community over the last 40 years, and for a good reason. Unlike other hardware manufacturers in this space, Seagate carefully considers usage patterns of specific hard drives. The drives undergo stress and pressure testing and eventually are crafted into targeted solutions to meet […]

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An Introduction to IP Surveillance Cameras

For years, the traditional analog closed circuit television (CCTS) camera was the surveillance tool of choices for homes and businesses. These cameras typically broadcast signals to only a single location where property owners could keep an eye on their buildings. Over the past few years, CCTV has slowly fallen out of favour as IP surveillance […]

D-Link Launches DNR-2020-04P – A 16-Channel PoE Network Video Recorder (NVR)

D-Link ANZ has added a new Network Video Recorder (NVR) to its security and surveillance product range. The DNR-2020-04P is a 16-Channel Power over Ethernet (PoE) standalone NVR, storage and surveillance management solution for IP-based security systems. With a built-in setup wizard that supports automatic camera detection and video out ports (HDMI & VGA), the […]

D-Link DCS-6513 Full HD WDR Day & Night Outdoor Dome Network Camera Reviewed

The D-Link DCS-6513 Full HD WDR Day & Night Outdoor Dome Network Camera is about as impressive as the length of the product name. The DCS-6513, for short, is D-Link’s premier high definition professional surveillance solution that is ideal for small, medium and large organisations. Featuring a 3-megapixel progressive scan CMOS sensor with a P-iris […]

QNAP TS-451+ NAS Reviewed as an NVR

QNAP have updated their SOHO NAS range with the quad-core TS-451+ (4-day) NAS. The TS-451+ promises high performance and has scalable storage options so should appeal to small offices or the power users at home. Inside the TS-451+ is an Intel powered 22nm 64-bit quad-core Celeron processor combined with energy-efficient DDR3L RAM. The TS-451+ comes […]

DIY Home Surveillance With Mixed WiFi and PoE Cameras

We recently looked at a simple home surveillance network with the D-Link DCS2330L and the DNR202L. In this article, we look at a slightly more complicated surveillance environment with the inclusion of the DCS4602EV and DGS-1008p Power over Ethernet switch. Storage devices from Synology (NVR216) and QNAP (TS-451+) will also be assessed for their network video […]