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Fisheye or Multi-imager: Which one is better for you?

Posted on June 16th, by TB in Video Surveillance. No Comments

Fisheye or Multi-imager: Which one is better for you?

As we suggested before, panoramic cameras are a rising trend in surveillance industry. By 2017, 8% of the whole security camera systems are using them.
Panoramic cameras divided into two main categories. Fisheye (one single ultra wide lens) or multi-imager (up to 8 lenses in one single unit). According to IPVM.com’s latest survey and article, 52% of the integrators prefer fisheye instead of a multi-imager.

Why more than half of the ingrators prefer fisheye? According to responses, lower price and lower bandwidth play an important role in this selection. In addition, dewarped images does not have any blind spots as the stitched images do which gives a better coverage of the surveillance area. Also fisheye cameras have much lower profiles that makes it easier to hide or use in areas with low ceiling such … Read More »

How to update Dahua Firmware

Posted on May 31st, by TB in Video Surveillance. No Comments

How to update Dahua Firmware

As A1 Security Camera Systems family, our  main goal is to solve our own customers and potential customers problems in everyway we can. Recently we are getting remarkable number of e-mails and chat conversations about Dahua Firmware problems. People are having hard time finding the firmware and even if they find it, they do not know how to install it. We are here to help you and prepeared this simple guide to solve your Dahua Firmware problem.

How To Update Firmware via USB

What is required?
-USB Drive (at least 1GB)
-The proper firmware  file for the device  (Download From Here)
-Physical Access to the recording device
-A computer to load the firmware files onto the USB

Please follow the instructions below for firmware update

1-Download Firmware and copy to USB such as a flash drive ➞ Insert USB into recorders USB port.
2-It will … Read More »

QNAP Security Advisory for Samba Writable Share Vulnerability (UPDATED)

Posted on May 29th, by TB in Video Surveillance. No Comments

QNAP Security Advisory for Samba Writable Share Vulnerability
FOR THE LATEST UPDATE (06/02/2017) PLEASE SEE  THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

Last week QNAP announced a solution for WannaCry Ransomware. On May 27 QNAP has published an update against security vulnerabilities that could affect specific versions (All NAS running QTS) of QNAP products.

Samba team has realeased an advisory for writable share vulnerability (CVE-2017-7994) that allow users with write  access to  shared library then execute malicious code.

QNAP is still working on a fix and planning to release an update for coming days.
Here are some temporary solutions for this vulnerability that are found  so far.

Models need to be updated

VS-2108-PRO+ , VS-2104-PRO+ , VS-4116-PRO+ , VS-2104L , VS-4116U-RP-Pro+ , QNAP VS-2108L
VS-6120-PRO+ , VS-12164U-RP-Pro+ , VS-2112-Pro+ , VS-8148U-RP-Pro+ , VS-8132U-RP-Pro+ ,
VS-8124U-RP-Pro+ ,  VS-4108-PRO+ , VS-4112-PRO+ , VS-12140U-RP-Pro+ , VS-8132-PRO+ ,
VS-6116-PRO+ , VS-8124-PRO+ , VS-12148U-RP-Pro+ , VS-6112-PRO+ , VS-8148-PRO+ ,
VS-8140U-RP-Pro+ , VS-12156U-RP-Pro+ , VS-8140-PRO+ , VS-4108U-RP-Pro+ ,
VS-4112U-RP-Pro+ , VS-2208-Pro+ , VS-2204-Pro+ , VS-2212-Pro+ , VS-6016 Pro VioStor ,
VS-6012 Pro VioStor

QNAP is still working on a fix and planning to release an update for coming days.
Here are some temporary solutions for this vulnerability that are found  so far.

If you have a x86 … Read More »

Default Passwords for IP Security Cameras

Posted on May 25th, by TB in Video Surveillance. 1 Comment

Default Passwords for IP Security Cameras

One of the most common problem of the IP security camera owners is, forgotten passwords. We are receiving lots of calls or people asking through our chat window about this. So we decided to help you to solve this issue for the brands we are currently selling. Check the list below to find out your default passwords or how to reset them if possible.

Acti
Username: Admin/admin
Password: 12345/123456
IP address: 192. 168.0.100

Arecont Vision
Arecont does not have a default password , but you can reset it to factory settings. Follow these steps

1-Access the camera’s web interface by typing the IP in your web browser.
2-Under the Administration or System tab, click on Restore to Factory Default.
3-Once the camera reboots, all settings on the camera will be restored to factory default

AXIS
For an old system:
Username: Root
Password: Pass

But new generation AXIS cameras have … Read More »

AutoVu Free-Flow: Genetec’s New Parking Enforcement Software

Posted on May 24th, by TB in Video Surveillance. No Comments

AutoVu Free-Flow:  Genetec’s New Parking Enforcement Software

More than 15 years, Genetec is providing security and public safety solutions with IP video surveillance, access control and license plate recognition and unifies them in a single platform called “Security Center”

Today (24th of May), Genetec will be presenting a new software called AutoVu Free-Flow, at IPI Conferance and Expo in New Orleans.

Genetec states that “AutoVu Free-Flow, a module of the Genetec AutoVu automatic license plate recognition (ALPR) solution, increases parking enforcement efficiency by providing a real-time inventory of vehicles parked illegally in monitored parking lots. Officers can easily identify lots with unenforced violations and optimize their patrol route based on real-time information.

AutoVu Free-Flow records the license plate of vehicles entering and leaving a monitored parking lot, and compares them to the list of permit holders and payments received through pay-by-plate-enabled pay stations and … Read More »