Tag Archives: NAS

How most IP cameras record to NAS – and why it’s not a good thing!

Practically every IP video manufacturer claims their IP cameras can "record directly to NAS", which for the most part is true.  Many take it one step further stating their cameras can "record directly to NASwithout recording software." However, is this a viable solution for professional surveillance systems?

Here we consider the marketing claims and the reality behind those claims...

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What’s inside the latest issue of MxInstaller magazine?

That's right, the 92-page edition has been released in Australia and will be made available in USA, UK and France in two weeks.  If you would like to obtain a copy contact your local MOBOTIX supplier or authorized distributor.

This is our biggest issue ever, with 28-pages of tutorials plus a brand new 20-page fast search MOBOTIX product guide. In our investigation articles we discuss the issues surrounding ONVIF and we've also include a comprehensive NAS and hard disk guide.

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How to setup a Synology NAS with MOBOTIX cameras

Being able to record directly from an IP camera to a standard NAS, without installing any video management software licensing, is a feature unique to MOBOTIX.

In this tutorial we are going to show you how easy it is to setup a MOBOTIX camera with the well known NAS brand, Synology.  The whole procedure can be performed in a few minutes.

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Finding The Right NAS For Your Surveillance System

One of the early difficulties encountered by installers of IP surveillance systems is storage selection. There is a very wide range of choices on the market, and choosing the right solution for your customers - particularly if you’re not already familiar with network storage - can be a daunting task. In this article, we’ll explore some of the key criteria I use when making recommendations for new installations.

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Canada Bay Club Revisited

It's hard to believe two whole years have past since we first documented the MOBOTIX installation at Canada Bay club, (you can watch the original 4-minute video here).

Last week we were invited back for another sight tour to see the newly installed Q24 hemispheric cameras in action and check out the 56TB network attached storage upgrade being deployed.

The first thing that really stands out is how the club is using the MOBOTIX Q24.  Four of the hemispheric cameras have been ceiling mounted over the gaming floors which now means the club can change the gaming machine layout regularly, without having to also change the viewing angles of each security camera to capture the new layout change - as was the case previously.   The club were amazed that these four cameras have successfully replaced the 18 analog cameras which were previously monitoring the gaming floor.  If hemispheric video is a new concept for you and you're not quite sure how such a thing is possible, you might want to have a look at the Q24 camera product demonstration
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