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HikVision Turbo HD products provide Virtual Surveillance with HD Over Coax Solutions

By Brian Merritt / February 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

Hikvision is one of the  worldwide leaders in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products, has teamed up with Virtual Surveillance for advanced TVI HD over Coax and IP Solutions.  Virtual Surveillance has a diverse product portfolio with many leading brands of CCTV Video Security and Access Control.  The addition of HikVision to the product line has been very…

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Virtual Surveillance – New Ownership and Management

By Brian Merritt / February 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

IN 2015, Virtual Surveillance was acquired by Mark Harris who is CEO of the company.  Mr. Harris brings extensive experience and knowledge of worldwide technology deployments and customer service.  His background includes over 20 years as a Senior Vice President of Global Technology Services for Convergys/InterVoice in Dallas, Texas.  Mark has a BBA from Baylor…

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Top 5 Crimes Affecting Businesses

By Brian Merritt / November 11, 2014 / 0 Comments

People tend to overlook the fact that businesses can be victims of crime since it doesn’t happen to us personally. Whether it’s theft, burglary, vandalism, or fraud, the threat of these crimes is very real and can happen to any business on any given day. The FBI estimated that organized retail theft accounted for $30…

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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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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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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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Assessing Your Access Control Needs: Getting Your Foot in the Door (Part 2)

By Nathan Weaver / April 11, 2012 / 1 Comment

Nathan’s last article on access control solutions was set out to help you understand the different types of doors.  Part 2 focuses on different types of locks. Access Control can be installed in several types of applications. Doors types are usually pretty common, and there are several different locks that can be installed on each…

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Assessing Your Access Control Needs Pt. 1: Getting Your Foot in the Door

By Nathan Weaver / March 7, 2012 / 4 Comments

Looking into an Access Control project?  Be sure to keep the following valuable information handy. Whether you’re looking at tackling a DIY project, or hiring a professional company take care of everything, the few guidelines below will certainly help all parties involved. For now, we are going to talk about the doors themselves.  There are…

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