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Wireless security cameras Internet Protocol (IP) addressing for Communicating with Computers, Switches, Bi-directional Receivers, Encoders, Axis Video Servers, etc.

An IP Address is a Numerical I.D. for a computer or a device that communicates via a network. A Sub-net Mask tells your computer or device which I.P. addresses are local to your network and where to send information. Changing the IP address and sub-net mask of your computer allows you to communicate with the device that you want to configure; like a switch. When a switch is new, it comes with the factory settings. In order for it to communicate on our network, we have to re-configure its IP address and Sub-Net Mask to ones that are suitable to our network. In order to do this, we must first (temporarily) modify our computer’s network settings. Once we have changed our computer’s network settings, we can change the IP values of the switch.

To change the IP settings of the Switch, you must open the internet browser at the top of the computer screen and enter the factory default IP address of the switch -Click ok. The switch will have a “home page” that will allow you to navigate through its settings. At this time you can enter the switch’s name, location, IP address, Subnet mask and the Ethernet Interface. Ethernet Interface refers to the switches ability to send and receive data in either half duplex or full duplex. For example, in Half Duplex information can move in only one direction at a time. In Full Duplex, information can be sent and received at the same time in both directions between switches.

The Point of Security Cameras

If you already have a security system, it may seem redundant to also have security cameras. After all, if a security system is supposed to keep out intruders in the first place, ideally, you wouldn’t have to use cameras to catch any burglars. Unfortunately, intruders can still break into your home, even when you have a security system. Beyond security surveillance, there are many other uses for security cameras, such as seeing who’s at your door or checking up on kids or pets. Let’s take a closer look at some of the instances in which security cameras have been useful in theft cases.

Security Cameras at Work

In some cases, security cameras catch intruders right away, and in other cases it takes more time and police investigation to catch an intruder. Here are a few examples in which home security cameras have proven useful in catching and preventing burglary:

Catch doorstep thieves

In December, a UPS worker in Texas was caught on a security camera stealing an iPad, which was a father’s Christmas gift for his daughter. This savvy dad, had installed a camera to monitor his front door, and when he later reviewed the footage, it was clear what had happened. When UPS didn’t respond to customer service calls, he posted the video on YouTube, which got their attention, and ultimately, the iPad was returned.

Nab burglars almost instantly When you have a live camera feed that alerts you when it senses motion, you may catch burglars in the act. One day, New York City resident Levent Centiner was sitting at his office desk when he started receiving emails with live images from his motion-activated camera. Upon receiving the images, Centiner called 911 and the burglar was caught then and there. Centiner is now an open advocate for everyone setting up security cameras in their homes.

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