Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

Computer Terminology

When calling someone for tech support, it is helpful to know some basic terminology, so here are some common terms you should know.

CPU: Central Processing Unit. This is the main "chip" or so-called "brains" of the computer. Sometimes the word CPU is used to refer to the computer tower, or box. Motherboard: This is the main circuit board, which various components, including the CPU, memory, and disk drives, and peripheral devices are plugged into. Everything inside the computer box is connected to this board, in some way.

Monitor/ Display: What used to be called a computer monitor, is now commonly called a display. When you press the power button on your display, you are not turning off the computer, just the display.

Expansion card: This is a card that goes inside the computer that extends the functionality. Common examples are graphics, or video cards, sound cards, network cards, and wireless network cards.