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Wired Or Wireless, That Is The Question

By Brian Merritt / October 31, 2010 / 1 Comment

Wireless technology is becoming more and more prevalent these days. Security cameras are no exception. Presently, various wireless cameras are available to consumers, and as the technology develops, the variety of wireless cameras available will increase. Although wireless cameras are a new technology, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the best or most convenient.…

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Wireless Security Cameras – Pros and Cons

By Brian Merritt / October 23, 2010 / 6 Comments

With the market making a transition right now into the world of IP we are seeing the rising demand for wireless solutions. Wireless can be such a great tool if implemented correctly. In this section I would like to review some Positives and Negatives of using this technology. Cons: I like to begin things by…

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Integrated IP Solutions

By Brian Merritt / August 12, 2010 / 1 Comment

IP is a rapidly growing technology and as components become more available, it seems everything electronic is finding its way onto a network. The largest noticeable increase comes from the surveillance industry. In addition to security, IP has merged with other industries. For instance, voice over IP has really hit it big with telecommunication systems…

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How to Plan an Install From Start to Finish

By Brian Merritt / August 10, 2010 / 5 Comments

Every good installer is an expert note taker and this is why installers are some of the best people to take with you on a walk through. A notebook can be a powerful tool for both the installer and the client, so it’s always a good idea for both parties to keep track of any…

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Where IP Fits In

By Brian Merritt / July 26, 2010 / 4 Comments

Today the CCTV market is only made up of about 27% IP based systems. The common perception is that “IP equals more expensive.” In recent years, IP based solutions have been the most talked about security technologies in the surveillance industry. With the ability to channel multiple cameras from numerous locations the benefits of IP…

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CCTV In Transition

By Brian Merritt / July 20, 2010 / 3 Comments

The world of surveillance is on pace to make a monumental transition. In the past the security industry has looked at surveillance from the perspective that security meant CCTV (closed circuit television). However, this perception appears to be shifting and may soon come to an end. New light has been shined upon IP communications and…

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