Security


Using a secondary storage drive was not originally in the design for the Gigastrand NVR software however, it is a critical feature for many users to be able to separate out the video storage from their main system drive. It also solves a host of other issues with storage and […]

Adding a Storage Drive to Gigastrand NVR



Twice we have seen where the drive appears to fill up but there is no apparent reason for the drive being full. Three of the reasons we have seen so far are caused by 4 different but related issues. 1. Apache errors – for some unknown reason, the Apache log […]

Gigastrand NVR: Drive Full, not recycling



Gigastrand OS
Gigastrand re-released Gigastrand OS 3.4 today for one very good reason: security. The original image for Gigastrand 3.4 released about a week ago with a few minor enhancements and some security updates. Today’s release switches from OpenOffice to LibreOffice and adds a password reset tool that deletes itself from the […]

Gigastrand re-releases OS 3.4 for a very good reason.


One of our NVRs was attacked recently using a known attack that would have compromised or destroyed an off the shelf DVR. The operating system was corrupted by the attack, but it effectively stopped the attack in its tracks. The damage was repaired in less than 45 minutes and only […]

Anatomy of an unsuccessful NVR attack





DCS-934L
It is a fairly inexpensive high definition camera that initially seemed incompatible. It is a Dlink DCS-935L that can push HD video at 1280×720. On paper the camera looked compatible but the RTSP video streams could not be read by the software. Today, Gigastrand re-tested the camera using the still frame […]

Gigastrand successfully tests first High Definition IP camera with NVR