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    NZ New Build and Home Renovation: The ideal time to setup cabling and security

    Think about your home's data and security needs during any prewiring planning for home new builds or major renovations.

    Think about your home’s data and security needs during any prewiring planning for home new builds or major renovations.

    If you are planning or building a new home, or starting on a major renovation, then there a few things around networking and home security that you can think about now that will save you some headaches further down the track. This is especially true if you can plan for any required data cables while your electrician is on-site and before your wall linings (i.e. GIB board) and wall finishes are complete.

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    The best baby monitor ever?

    Being able to monitor your baby or young child from your mobile phone is a great way to make sure they are ok

    Being able to monitor your baby or young child from your mobile phone is a great way to make sure they are OK.

    OK so this is a bit of a departure from the CleverLoop blog posts so far in that’s it is a bit more personal. It also looks at a use for CleverLoop that many owners will have figured out their own versions of, but is still worth mentioning.

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    What is CCTV?

    Some of the different types of CCTV security cameras that are used for security in home and business settings.

    Some of the different types of CCTV security cameras that are used for security in New Zealand home, business and sometimes even education settings.

    CCTV is the acronym for Closed-Circuit Television, but it is also known as a video surveillance system. Over recent years, CCTV has become a popular security method for both home and small business owners as the costs continue to decrease and the range of easy to use features grows. Here’s a bit of a summary of what CCTV is, how it’s developed and how it works.

    CCTV systems use video cameras to transmit a video signal to a specific place and generally to a limited set of monitors. The main parts of a system include the cameras, which obviously need to be placed in a good location for surveillance, the observation of the camera’s input somewhere and also the storage of the video footage for later uses.

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    Internet Based Security Systems

    Check on the security of your home or small business easily with internet based security systems.

    Check on the security of your home or small business easily with internet based security systems.

    Internet based home security systems are the future of security systems. These systems make it so you can check in on your home no matter where you are, as long as there is internet access. With these new high-tech internet based home security systems no extra software is necessary. You simply control and monitor the system through a regular Android or iOS smartphone.

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    Wireless Security Cameras

    An outdoor wi-fi security camera that is built to be weathrproof.

    An outdoor wi-fi security camera that is built to be weatherproof.

    A security camera can be both wired and wireless. Technically, both are closed-circuit television cameras (commonly known as CCTV) that can transmit audio and video signals to a receiver. Both are also usually powered by a cable. What separates them is how they transmit their video and audio signals. A wired camera transmits its data through a cable, a wireless camera does not – simple! Here’s a bit more detail for those interested.

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