Guide and Tips.
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These days, off-the-shelf Wireless IP cameras are easily available in the market. Consumers often find themselves in a dilemma of choosing to install a full-fledged CCTV system or an off-the-shelf solution.
In this article we will list out a few factors that you can consider before making your purchase.
CCTV surveillance cameras are commonplace in most urban developments. Nonetheless, it is necessary to be aware of the rules and regulations on installation of CCTV Cameras in most HDB and private condominiums. An application is commonly required by the MCST and town councils pertaining to installation of cameras at common areas. You can always write in to them for approval.
Do bear in mind of the need to juggle your requirements of having a camera installed outside your house against the privacy of your neighbours. Having the camera installed at the right location and angle should solve most of the issue.
Adding your device on the mobile app allows you remote access to all operations such as live view, playback and device management of your CCTV video recording.
Here are the simple steps you can easily follow to add device for your Hikvision CCTV recorder on the mobile application iVMS-4500.
To enter Device Management interface, click the icon at the top left corner and select Devices.
Tip #1. Change All Default Passwords to ‘Strong’ Passwords
Change all default passwords for all users on all devices that can be accessed remotely from the Internet. Default usernames and passwords for most devices are very well known by unauthorised users looking to access security systems online and the default usernames and passwords are details that an unauthorised user will try first. Most people are unaware that there are actual large default username and password reference databases online, making the unauthorised user’s job even easier.
Make sure you use a powerful password that is difficult to figure out. It is recommended to use a password that is at least 6 characters or longer with a combination of lower-case and upper-case letters, as well as numbers and special characters. Also, make sure you change the password frequently.
Surprising to some, research has shown that 34% of burglars tried entering homes using front doors. It is undoubtedly important to place a surveillance camera at the entrance of your front door to secure against and deter burglars. It is recommended to place the camera at a higher position to prevent any mischief or tampering of the camera. Alternatively, you may opt for vandal proof cameras that are not easily damaged.
While 34% of burglars enter homes using front doors, 23% of burglars use the back door to make a quiet entry into the house. It would be essential to install cameras at the back door and not forgetting, the side doors of your house. Again, the camera should be strategically located and be out of reach of hands. It should also have the required protection around it to prevent damage and breakage. It would also be ideal to have cameras with night vision features.
No Loss of Keys
Having an Access Control System eliminates the need for company keys. Besides the risk of loss of keys, in the event that an employee leaves the company and fails to return the company key, you avoid being at the expense of making new keys or even changing the locks to secure against unauthorised access. With an Access Control System, you can simply remove the employee’s access rights from the system.
In this article, we address one of the most frequently asked questions by our clients,
“How to do remote playback for my Hikvision CCTV recorder?”
Here is an easy to follow 4-step guide for you.
Click on the menu icon on the top left corner and select Remote Playback.