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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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Wide Dynamic Range – Advanced Security Camera Feature

By Brian Merritt / February 25, 2016 / 1 Comment

The Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) feature on Video Security Cameras is one of the most important image improvements on security cameras alongside the higher resolution cameras evolution we see in the video surveillance industry today. WDR is the camera’s ability to see in contrasting levels of light such as when a camera is pointed towards a glass…

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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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Maine’s Electric Grid Receives $1.4 Billion Security Overhaul

By Brian Merritt / January 29, 2015 / 0 Comments

Security has become a primary concern for the energy and power industry since the 2013 attacks on the Pacific Gas & Electric substation in 2013 that almost caused a wide-scale power outage to millions. The attack on the electrical substation caused phone services outages from severed fiber optic cables and numerous overheating transformers were forced…

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President Obama’s Visit to India Spurs Security Overhaul

By Brian Merritt / January 24, 2015 / 0 Comments

Anytime the leader of a foreign country visits your own, special security measures are taken to not only protect them while they’re in your capital, but to also prevent a possible international incident. President Obama’s visit to New Delhi, India in a few days is no different except that the Indian government isn’t taking any…

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The Future of Red Light Camera Enforcement

By Brian Merritt / January 12, 2015 / 0 Comments

Red light cameras have been around for a while now but what most drivers don’t know is that tickets issued from red light cameras are not as enforceable as a ticket you would receive from a cop. Recent public backlash and high cost of maintaining these cameras has caused some cities to reconsider them. In…

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4K Video in Today’s Security Camera Systems

By Brian Merritt / January 8, 2015 / 1 Comment

Although 4K video offers surveillance applications several major advantages in terms of video resolution and frame rate, it has a few limitations that may slow down the roll out of the technology for security and surveillance applications. 4K offers four times the resolution of 1080p HDTV. This added resolution can drastically improve identifying an individual,…

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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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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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