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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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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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Types of Security Cameras – What Camera do You Need?

By Brian Merritt / March 28, 2014 / 0 Comments

There are many different types of security cameras. Some are used for very specific purposes, like license-plate-recognition cameras, while others are used for more general applications, such as standard dome cameras. What we are here to look at today are the different types and when you might need which. We will review several different primary…

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Security Surveillance Solutions : Plan Ahead to Reap the Benefits

By Jonathan / October 18, 2012 / 2 Comments

The increased demand for wireless surveillance, fiber optics and IP solutions have placed a strong emphasis on planning ahead for your surveillance solution. Networks are also being impacted because end users want higher megapixel cameras. In some circles, it is being forecasted that close to 80 percent of video surveillance networks will have mega pixel…

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Security Camera System Scalability – A Case Study

By Eric Nauta / October 14, 2012 / 2 Comments

With a little planning, a forward thinking company can plan and implement a surveillance solution for tomorrow … on today’s budget. Example: A large paper distributor recently asked us to provide a large-scale surveillance camera installation. Unfortunately, they only had approval from Corporate for about 50% of the cost of the entire project. Solution: We…

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Fisheye Security Cameras – Managing Your Company Remotely

By Eric Nauta / September 30, 2012 / 0 Comments

We recently installed a surveillance camera system for a government agency in Philadelphia. Management needed a solution that allowed monitoring of the employees without their being alerted to the fact that they were on camera. The video coverage needed to be complete while being discrete. Finally, our client required high-resolution images of a diverse setting…

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HD CCTV Camera Technology : Maximum Flexibility

By Will / July 7, 2012 / 2 Comments

High Definition CCTV (HD-CCTV) is a next progression from analog standard definition CCTV. The technology utilizes the same technology that is used in broadcast HD television and gives a much enhanced image over what you get with standard resolution hardware. Keep in mind, this should not be confused with HD-IP-CCTV which is an Internet Protocol…

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Casino Security Surveillance : The Future Is Now

By Chris / April 15, 2012 / 1 Comment

A lot of casinos are still tied to analog camera solutions, but this industry is slowly moving to HD megapixel surveillance.  Faced with multiple security challenges including false claims, employee theft, table game scams, money laundering and drugs, casinos around the US are upgrading their surveillance to ensure customer and employee safety. While consumers have…

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Selling CCTV? How to Convert Your Clients from Analog to IP

By Brian Merritt / March 12, 2012 / 5 Comments

Are you a CCTV dealer or retailer?  If so, you must have noticed that the demand for IP cameras is growing exponentially.  Many industries have already adopted IP video as a standard, some of which include universities, K-12 schools, health care, transportation and government.  The retail market hasn’t fully adopted IP, but will soon begin…

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Security Systems : Why Choose IP Over Analog?

By Thomas P / February 27, 2012 / 2 Comments

When choosing which type of cameras you’ll need for your security system, there are many questions to ask yourself: What is my overall budget? How much video footage (how many days or weeks) do I want to be able to store? Am I replacing or upgrading a current system? Does the current system already have…

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