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Choose HDMI on Standalone DVRs

By Kedric Walls / February 13, 2012 / 2 Comments

There are many benefits to having a surveillance system featuring a standalone (analog) DVR. For one, it gives you the power to remotely view your cameras from anywhere in the world via PCs or smartphone devices. And with the ability to add more hard drives, longer viewing times are easily accomplished. Plus, the normal way…

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Choosing The Right Kind of Video Recording Device

By Brian Merritt / January 25, 2011 / 0 Comments

Choosing the right kind of recording device for your surveillance system can be difficult at times. This is especially true given the system’s location and its environment. Remote locations can be the trickiest. In many instances, people need surveillance in isolated locations. Secluded locations are more susceptible to theft and vandalism. Unfortunately, most distant locations…

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To Build or Buy? That Is the Question

By Brian Merritt / January 6, 2011 / 3 Comments

When one decides to purchase a PC-based DVR, they have the options of either building the entire DVR themselves, purchase the DVR card or cards and install them into an existing machine, or have one built for them.  It may seem as if any of these options may be feasible.  But, there are definitely advantages…

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Why Use H.264?

By Brian Merritt / November 5, 2010 / 0 Comments

If you have been looking into purchasing a security system for your home or business, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. With so many choices, including the obvious like, how many cameras, black and white versus color cameras, low light or IR and the like, some of the more important technical aspects might slip…

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Security: Protecting Our Future and Our Past

By Lee Jones / July 8, 2010 / 5 Comments

While many look forward to the future of security and technology, others are using the tools of today’s security industry to protect our past. Preserving our landmarks can be a difficult task and with the threat of natural erosion, it’s almost impossible to prevent them from fading away over time. However there is a more…

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