Calculating Power Usage for Mobile and Remote Camera Installations

Every now and then security cameras need to be installed in locations where there is no readily available power, or where temporary power is required such as in the case of mobile surveillance units.

For mobile systems, batteries are a commonly used "alternative" power source.

So which is the best battery solution for IP cameras? We've put together a couple of pointers to keep in mind for selecting the right battery to power your MOBOTIX camera.

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What to do when a MOBOTIX Sensor Module won’t display video

If you have purchased an M15 or S15D fitted with two sensor modules but the camera is only displaying video from one of the sensors, don't worry, in most cases this is easily fixed.

In this tutorial we show you a quick set of troubleshooting steps that will help you resolve the problem.
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T25 Camera Module: How to connect to external IP video phone systems

By correctly configuring the VoIP/SIP settings  in your T25, you can connect to an external PBX/SIP Server.

This will allow you to send and receive IP video calls via third party IP video interfaces and phone devices from vendors such as SAVANT, Control4, Crestron and so on.

This tutorial assumes you have already wired your accessories (e.g. RFID modules and MxBus interfaces) to the T25. We also assume the T25 is powered and connected to the same network as the third party VoIP devices.

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MxManagementCenter v1.2: Action Log

Establishing chain of evidence when exporting digital video for use in a courtroom or when sharing with the authorities is critical. This is required to remove any doubt as to the authenticity of the evidence. 

In a court of law the entire investigation process has to be proven and is the first step when authenticating exported digital video evidence. 

This step is now catered for with the new Action Log feature in MxMC 1.2 because all user actions are now logged. This means presentation of evidence from within the system can be retrospectively tracked.

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MxManagementCenter v1.2: Lost Camera Detection

IP cameras can lose wired and wireless network connection at any time for any number of reasons.

With this in mind MxManagementCenter v1.2 now has a Lost Camera Detection feature that ensures you are notified should a camera go offline.

The feature is enabled by default so that you are always kept informed of the health of the system.

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MxManagementCenter v1.2: Alarm Events and Alarm Filtering

The new Alarm Filter feature within MxManagementCenter v1.2 allows you to choose which event types will deliver a visual alarm notification on the display monitor.

The benefit to this feature is that it allows you to decide which alarm event types will be the focus of your attention.

The new feature includes scheduling so you can dictate which event triggers will generate a visual alarm according to specific time periods during the week.

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Why recording devices often slow down over time

If a networked storage device suddenly starts to generate recording errors after a few months, look at how much hard drive space is available as this could be the cause. 

Overfilled hard drives degrade the performance of the storage server and is a common source of errors yet is not always included in the diagnosis. To put it simply: drives are fastest when they are empty. RAIDs behave the same way: empty RAIDs are really fast, full RAIDs are really slow.

In this article we discuss how much "free space" is required to prevent recording errors and maintain optimum write speed.

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