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Frito-Lay Employs Virtual Surveillance to Implement IP Security Camera Solution at Modesto Facilities

By Brian Merritt / April 12, 2014 / 0 Comments

Virtual Surveillance has been chosen as the equipment provider and integrator to facilitate the transition from a legacy analog surveillance system to a vastly improved, leading edge IP solution at Frito-Lay’s Modesto, CA facilities.

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Security Camera and Access Control System Integration

By Brian Merritt / April 7, 2014 / 0 Comments

Controlling access to business facilities and private property is often a requirement in today’s world, even more so than in the past. Application varies, of course, but you might see anything from keypads to biometric scanners on doors, gates, or other entry and access points throughout a facility. These systems are in place to protect…

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Types of Security Cameras – What Camera do You Need?

By Brian Merritt / March 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

There are many different types of security cameras. Some are used for very specific purposes, like license-plate-recognition cameras, while others are used for more general applications, such as standard dome cameras. What we are here to look at today are the different types and when you might need which. We will review several different primary…

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School Security Measure Adoption and Crime Statistics Comparing 2000 to 2010

By Brian Merritt / March 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

Virtual Surveillance has installed surveillance and access control systems in numerous educational facilities, so we take a direct interest in school security statistics on a national level. As such, we have been analyzing the 2012 “Indicators of School Crime and Safety” study released in mid 2013 by the National Center for Education Statistics and the…

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Virtual Surveillance Hits the Surveillance Expo Circuit

By Brian Merritt / March 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

The Virtual Surveillance team is hitting the road! We have already attended and exhibited at one expo this year and plan on taking the new booth to at least 7 more. If you plan on coming out to any of the below builder or restaurant conferences, please stop by our booth and say hi. We…

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What Are The Differences Between a Security DVR, NVR and HVR?

By Brian Merritt / March 2, 2014 / 0 Comments

A Network Video Recorder (NVR) is used to record video footage in a digital format to a hard disk drive (HDD). It usually captures video/images through an ethernet network via Cat5 or Cat6 cables from IP cameras. It is mostly used for physical security applications. A combination of an NVR and IP cameras is more…

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Let’s Talk Frame Rate (FPS) Settings

By Nathan Weaver / April 16, 2013 / 1 Comment

When we talk FPS (Frames Per Second) or IPS (Images Per Second), it is really rather simple…the more frames you have available the more fluid your video feeds. This is a good thing, right? Yes, it can be, but there are pros and cons to everything. If you have an unlimited budget, that’s great! Crank…

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RFID for Video Surveillance Solutions

By Jonathan / March 14, 2013 / 1 Comment

I have come across quite a few applications recently that required radio frequency identification (RFID) technology. The concept of RFID dates back to decades ago, but advances have been made to the platform which opened it up to many new markets. Many companies have adopted this technology and use passive and active RFID tags to…

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Security Systems in Schools : How Much is Too Much?

By Jerry Caliendo / January 29, 2013 / 6 Comments

As a child of the 80’s and teenager of the 90’s, I can remember mischievous events in school such as throwing your food at lunch or a bullied kid finally getting his revenge on the playground afterschool creating such an uproar among the faculty and administration. Occasionally, a test would be interrupted by a 10…

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Fiber Optic CCTV Cables : The Next Frontier

By Jonathan / January 2, 2013 / 0 Comments

There is a new cable becoming more prevalent in our industry and it is poised to replace the standard RG59 siamese cable. With the enormous increase in popularity of IP cameras over the past three years, we can expect to see a similar trend with fiber optic cable as it comes in two types. Single…

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