Frequently Asked Questions

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Should I buy a subscription for AntiVirus software?

Most consumers do not need to pay an annual fee for third party antivirus software if their computer has Windows 10 installed, and automatic updates are kept on. Windows 10, and 11, has a built-in antivirus program, called Windows Defender. Windows Defender is a pretty good anti-virus program according to Tom's Guide. Installing a third party antivirus software package can actually slow your computer down sometimes. Do make sure Windows Defender is turned on, and kept up to date, and also make sure that your operating system is also up to date. You can do all that by clicking Start > Settings > Update & Security. Also, make sure you are backing up your important files at least twice a year to protact yourself from ransomware attacks, or hard drive failures.

Quick Tips to Speedup your PC

Here's a few quick tips to speedup your PC.
  1. Remove any seldom used apps. It's easy. Just go to settings, apps, & click uninstall next to the application.
  2. Do a disk cleanup. Type disk cleanup in the search bar to start.
  3. Add more memory! You can do this for free by using a flash drive. First, right click on the drive, go to properties, then click on the readyboost tab, then click use this device, and apply.

What type of camera system should I get?

There are three main types of camera systems available on the market today. The most common one is an IP camera system, which uses an ethernet cable, which is the same type of cable that connects a computer to a router. The second type uses a coax TV type cable, and the third type uses a wireless network. I recommend using an IP camera system in most situations where more than 3 cameras are needed. A wireless camera system with more than two or three cameras will use a lot of internet bandwidth. Wifi cameras are also more difficult to work with because they are going to require expensive batteries, solar panels, or have to have a power outlet near every place you want to put the camera. A coax system is sometimes cheaper, but it requires more cables because it uses a separate power supply. An IP camera is powered by a single data cable that also carries the power. All it needs is a switch that is capable of providing power over ethernet, or POE for short.