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Dimly Lit or Pitch Black?

By Brian Merritt / November 30, 2010 / 4 Comments

Choosing the right camera for your application is critical in terms of video quality and getting the most bang for your buck.  This is especially true when deciding whether to purchase a night vision infrared camera or a camera with a low lux level. Sometimes an IR camera is not always necessary for a dimly…

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Intelligent Video: Analytics

By Brian Merritt / September 7, 2010 / 13 Comments

Defining Intelligent Video is rather simple. The reality of intelligent video isn’t so much the intelligence but rather the software used to push higher levels of technology to the edge. A more appropriate term for this would be Analytics. Analyzing the video is actually what the software does. Video analytics use computers to recognize or…

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Every Thing Is Greater In HD

By Brian Merritt / August 27, 2010 / 4 Comments

Do you recall the old box set televisions? The picture was in black and white and always seemed very distorted and scratchy. Those days are behind us and we’ve gone from analog signals to completely digital high resolution video with millions of pixels of color. In the world of surveillance the same kind of transfer…

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Securing the Perimeter

By Brian Merritt / August 16, 2010 / 4 Comments

Surveillance begins on the outside. The perimeter of any application is always the key focal point to any solution. The idea is to catch the assailant before he commits the crime. Often time deterrents such as fences, guard dogs, barbed wire and even mine fields are used to keep out unwanted visitors. Every perimeter solution…

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Why Infrared?

By Brian Merritt / July 9, 2010 / 6 Comments

In today’s security market mass demands have increased the use of IR (infrared). Businesses and homes need 24/7 surveillance and infrared is essential to capturing security footage during evening hours. Many security cameras boast low lux ratings, some as low as 0.1 lux. These specifications would suggest that the camera will function in low light…

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