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Outdoor Cameras Can Be Storage Hogs


March 11, 2014

Maximize hard drive space for outdoor cameras with selective monitoring/recording.

Most camera systems are set up to record when the camera senses motion, and outdoor cameras are often exposed to much more extraneous motion than indoor cameras. The more often the camera is sensing motion and, therefore, recording, the faster the hard drive will fill up with images. One way to help conserve hard drive space is to determine the items within the frame that would commonly be moving outdoors, but pose no threat to you – for example, trees, bushes, flags or even roads in the distance where you are not monitoring traffic – and program the recording device to ignore these items. Taking this simple step will not only conserve hard drive space, but will also give you more archiving time. Contact Lappen for more information or assistance.


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