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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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VS-US is leading GeoVision Security Solutions Provider

By Brian Merritt / February 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Virtual Surveillance is a Premier Partner and integrator with GeoVision, the manufacturer of advanced IP Video Security Cameras and Network Video Recorders. Virtual Surveillance designs security solutions for small to large business across the U.S. and utilizes GeoVision cameras and NVRs to offer 4 to 1000 camera systems.  Virtual Surveillance also uses GeoVision advanced Access…

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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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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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What Are The Differences Between a Security DVR, NVR and HVR?

By Brian Merritt / March 2, 2014 / 0 Comments

A Network Video Recorder (NVR) is used to record video footage in a digital format to a hard disk drive (HDD). It usually captures video/images through an ethernet network via Cat5 or Cat6 cables from IP cameras. It is mostly used for physical security applications. A combination of an NVR and IP cameras is more…

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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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What is H.264, and Why is it Important in CCTV?

By Jonathan / April 4, 2012 / 2 Comments

On the subject of DVRs, I’ve often been asked what H.264 means and why it’s important.  Basically, H.264 is currently the best format for compressing video, and is used on a variety of popular technologies, from Blu-Ray to YouTube.  The ability of a security DVR to be able to compress video is not only important,…

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Taking Advantage of NVR Software

By Jonathan Copp / October 1, 2011 / 0 Comments

The installation and operation of a security system has changed dramatically over the past few years.  Especially when you consider all of the feature-rich software packages that now come with many of the IP-based cameras on the market today.  Fifteen years ago, a security camera that offered 380TVLs of resolution was acceptable for most applications. …

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Turn the Holiday Frown Upside Down with Security Cameras

By Gilbert Valdez / September 13, 2011 / 0 Comments

Well believe it or not the fall and winter Holidays are just around the corner and for most people, this reminds them of Family, Friends, Great Food and Gifts Galore. But for others this reminds them of the best opportunity to steal from those overcrowded stores. With some many Holiday Specials and traffic increasing tenfold,…

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The Rising Stature of Mobile Surveillance

By Jonathan Copp / September 2, 2011 / 0 Comments

As a former manufacturer’s representative for mobiDEOS, I cannot tell you how important it is for both security integrators and end users to have reliable mobile access to their security systems.  Mobile video access for an integrator means that they can not only use this technology for system camera set up on the job site…

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