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Hikvision Surveillance

How to Setup Hikvision Surveillance with Blue Iris on Windows 7, 8 or 10

INTRODUCTION: Today I’m going to show you how to setup your Hikvision & Foscam IP Cameras using a surveillance software program called BLUE IRIS. I will be installing Blue Iris on an affordable Custom Built NVR (Network Video Recorder) using a Micro ITX Intel i3 Haswell PC. Another great solution is an Intel NUCas shown by Network Camera Critic here. Most people will choose a pre-built NVR over a Custom NVR and that’s fine. Pre-Built NVR’s are best for set & [...]

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Create your own Ubuntu Web Server

PC or MAC Computer VirtualBox: Download Link Ubuntu Server: Download Link Webmin: See website for more info phpMyAdmin: See website for more info ProFTPD: See website for more info This tutorial should take just under 90 minutes to complete. About 4 months ago I decided to move all my data to a Network Attached Storage device. This choice allows me the freedom to access my data on any device throughout the office, home or remote location. After researching the internet I discovered a popular, cost effective, [...]

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Home Surveillance Hidden Motion Sensing Webcam

How to Setup Home Surveillance with Zoneminder on Linux OS

Today I’m going to show you how to setup a low cost home surveillance system using an old laptop running Ubuntu 12.04. I’m going to install Zoneminder which is a FREE Linux video camera security and surveillance solution. Then once we have Zoneminder setup for capturing events, I’m going to show you how to create a low cost hidden motion sensing camera using the Raspberry Pi and a Logitech C270 web camera. This will also be our hidden FTP/samba [...]

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STOP online advertisers following you

Have you ever wondered how websites know what you’re interested in buying? For example your browsing the internet looking for a new iPhone. The next minute you notice that there is a bunch of advertising recommending Apple iPhone or the latest Samsung’s Galaxy. Perhaps an advert pops up that is aimed directly at you. How does that web-page know you’re looking for a new Smart-phone? Something very creepy is going on. The invisible mechanism that makes this phenomenon possible has nothing [...]

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Create your own Network Attached Storage (NAS) Home Server with a HP Microserver N54L

This tutorial assumes that you own or are planning on purchasing a HP ProLiant N54L MicroServer. I recommend using Windows 8.1 Professional as your OS, however there are many different Operating Systems you can use. At the end of the day it’s what ever works for you. I tried a few and this is what worked for me. UPDATE 22/2/17: Windows 10 is now available and is recommended over Windows 8.1 HP Proliant Microserver N54L: from $229 1x 1TB Western Digital Green [...]

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