Stop condensation in CCTV cameras with silica gel

Stop Condensation in Camera Housings

As we enter Autumn, your outdoor security cameras get quite cold and have moisture form on them over night. [easyazon-image-link asin=”B003DKQB02″ alt=”Uline Silica Gel Desiccants 2-3/4 x 3 Inches – 25 Silica Gel Packets of 10 Grams Each” src=”” align=”right” width=”160″ height=”160″]In the morning as the sun rises, there is a rapid temperature change inside […]


Improving a CCTV System Design in 7 Steps

Many people design their CCTV system in the wrong order. They buy some cameras first, then a recorder and install them before realising the system is not performing as expected. Follow theses 7 steps and I can assure you that the results will be much better and possibly at a lower cost.   Step 1. […]


Get the tools of the trade

Following on from the topic of [intlink id=”494″ type=”post”]how to get started in the CCTV industry[/intlink], this is a list of the tools you will require. Basic hand tools This list is broken up into the essential tools, optional but recommended tools, sundry items used during installations, special tools for analogue installs and those for […]

Getting Started as a CCTV Installer

To obtain a license you will need to have completed at least one of the courses detailed in this document. Certificate III in Technical Security can be done as a night course in TAFE. There are a large number of places that offer this course and the price varies from $750-1000 so shop around. Certifications […]

Know what you want the camera to do. Identify, Recognise or Observe

Despite what you see on TV, a camera cannot identify a person at the back of a scene, when they only occupy 10% of the total height. Even with Mega Pixel cameras, we are limited in what can be achieved. As a rule of thumb, If you want to see what is happening in a […]


Did You Know? – You should always install NVRs at the bottom and encoders at the top?

When installing product in a server rack you should always install NVRs at the bottom and encoders at the top? Why? – Because with this configuration the heat generated by the encoders rises away from the NVR hard drives, allowing them to run cooler. Cooler disks are happy disks with a longer mean time between […]