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Video in 360 Degrees – Hemispheric Cameras

By Brian Merritt / February 29, 2016 / 1 Comment

Hemispheric Cameras cover a 360 degree view.  These cameras  allow you to monitor all angles of a location with a single camera. It can be installed to the ceiling, wall, wall corner and the pole. The camera is equipped with infrared illumination that provides low-light or no-light video. The camera’s  hemispherical image of the camera can be converted…

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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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VS-US is leading GeoVision Security Solutions Provider

By Brian Merritt / February 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Virtual Surveillance is a Premier Partner and integrator with GeoVision, the manufacturer of advanced IP Video Security Cameras and Network Video Recorders. Virtual Surveillance designs security solutions for small to large business across the U.S. and utilizes GeoVision cameras and NVRs to offer 4 to 1000 camera systems.  Virtual Surveillance also uses GeoVision advanced Access…

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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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What are Layered Video Security Systems?

By Brian Merritt / December 14, 2014 / 0 Comments

If you’ve spent any amount of time researching surveillance systems for your business, you’ve probably come across the term Layered Video Security System or 360° Surveillance Solution. These terms refer to multiple specialized security measures working in concert with one another to provide a level of comprehensive protection that could not be achieved if they…

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What is Video Management Software?

By Brian Merritt / December 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

Video Management Software, or VMS, provides the platform for video monitoring, analysis, recording, and operation of your IP video security system. VMS software can come pre-installed on your network video recorder (NVR), bundled with network IP cameras from specific brands, or as an open platform software solution that’s purchased in addition to your hardware and…

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Security Risks Facing the Legal and Medical Marijuana Dispensary Industry

By Brian Merritt / December 5, 2014 / 0 Comments

Whether or not you agree with it, the legalization of marijuana in America is starting to gather steam. Medical marijuana has been legal for some time in 23 states and recent legislation has seen its complete legalization in Washington, Colorado, Oregon, Washington D.C., and Alaska with nearly another dozen more states de-criminalizing the possession of…

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Retail Stores Ramp up Security for the Holiday Season

By Brian Merritt / December 4, 2014 / 0 Comments

Small locally owned stores and national retailers are ramping up security at their brick and mortar storefronts to reduce shoplifting this holiday season. The holiday rush brings an influx of shoppers looking to pick up a gift for a loved one or take advantage of a holiday sale, but the flood of humanity also makes…

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Top 4 Physical Security Risks to Your Business

By Brian Merritt / November 25, 2014 / 0 Comments

Owning your own business is a huge accomplishment where you invest in your own future, but it also presents you with new security risks you may have not dealt with in the past. Overlooking these threats can leave your investment vulnerable to crime and bring your business to its knees.

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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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