Protecting Your Network From Intrusion and Malware

Did you know that there are literally millions of infected computer systems out there? Even worse, did you know that people will pay money to have hackers on the black market infect computers for them about a dime each?

In the security industry it is vital to get your system protected from malware and viruses that can compromise network security, passwords, or user passwords and systems. While we have virus checkers, scanners, etc. malware is getting smarter, and it’s important to be able to protect your IP cameras now, more than ever. Continue reading  

How To Get Geovison 8.54 and Geovision Technical Support

Geovision is one of the leading names when it comes to security cameras. They’ve got end to end products from cameras to DVRs to NVR software for DVR cards. Geovision makes it all. That said, it can be frustrating finding a location for the latest Geovision software. You’d assume that it would be on it’s site, and it is, but it’s difficult to get access to if you don’t know what you’re doing. The first thing to know about when you’re dealing with Geovision is that they do not support the end user. They want your distributor, or the person you bought the camera/device from, to do the technical support. This can be frustrating as there are not a lot of technical support people who know Geovision like the back of their hand. All that said, let’s get into familiarizing ourselves with Geovision. Continue reading  

How To Find A Camera On Another Subnet

A common issue that you’ll face when dealing with IP cameras, VOIP devices, or really any network device is that they are often on a different subnet than you are on. For example, let’s say you bought a brand new ACTi camera that you want to use with a NVR with Geovision or Aimetis.

The default IP address for many devices is something like : 192.168.1.1

Let’s say our default subnet was 10.0.0.x and our IP address was 10.0.0.50
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Troubleshooting IP Camera Network Connections

As we discussed in the last post, it’s often difficult to find your IP camera on the network.  In the last article we wrote about using a network scanner to find the IP address of your camera. Now let’s talk about if nothing was found by your network scanner. The very first thing you want to do is check your link lights on your camera and your switch or router. It’s important to know what to look for, so carefully look over the list below and see if you can identify a problem or if everything appears to be working properly. Also compare it with the picture to see what you’re looking for or at.
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