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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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School Security Measure Adoption and Crime Statistics Comparing 2000 to 2010

By Brian Merritt / March 21, 2014 / 0 Comments

Virtual Surveillance has installed surveillance and access control systems in numerous educational facilities, so we take a direct interest in school security statistics on a national level. As such, we have been analyzing the 2012 “Indicators of School Crime and Safety” study released in mid 2013 by the National Center for Education Statistics and the…

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Security Systems in Schools : How Much is Too Much?

By Jerry Caliendo / January 29, 2013 / 6 Comments

As a child of the 80’s and teenager of the 90’s, I can remember mischievous events in school such as throwing your food at lunch or a bullied kid finally getting his revenge on the playground afterschool creating such an uproar among the faculty and administration. Occasionally, a test would be interrupted by a 10…

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Loss Prevention : Security System Catches Missing Merchandise

By Eric Nauta / November 14, 2012 / 2 Comments

A large Southern-Californian manufacturing company recently approached our team with a problem:  Merchandise was disappearing and nobody seemed to know if it was walking out the door or if their inventory was drastically off. They needed a solution quickly or management was going to audit their facility. Our client informed us that they had security…

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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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Security System Layering : Deter Deviants Before They Can Act

By Jonathan / September 19, 2012 / 1 Comment

With surveillance being taken to the next level, homeowners, businesses and government entities are increasing the number of layers on their surveillance solutions. This yields to more outdoor surveillance being implemented at the first tier, or the initial barrier/layer, for the security system. This is where the security begins as stopping an intruder before they…

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Keeping an Eye Out for the Bottom Line With Fisheye

By Brian Merritt / September 19, 2012 / 1 Comment

In my years of experience with CCTV cameras, it seems as if pan, tilt, and zoom (PTZ) cameras are still highly in demand.  PTZ cameras work really well for remote applications.  For instance, if you have an area that you are trying to view that is 100-200 feet away from the nearest power source, a…

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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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Security CCTV Integrators : The Best vs. The Worst

By Brian Merritt / May 18, 2012 / 0 Comments

Recently, a number of technology vendors were interviewed and asked a few questions regarding the best and worst integrators in the industry.  Below are the most common questions and respective answers from some of the industry’s leading vendors. “What are the 3 key attributes of the best integrators?”  The first was leadership, the second was…

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