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Surveillance Security System Future-Proofing

By Kedric Walls / May 9, 2012 / 3 Comments

When searching for the right surveillance system, it’s obvious to want to go the cost-effective route, no matter if the application is residential or business.  But what if you spent the money in the present in order to save the money in the future? Future-proofing your surveillance system is getting more and more popular in…

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Surveillance System Maintenance Tips

By Nathan Weaver / May 2, 2012 / 1 Comment

I’ve spent well over 10 years in the field, going out and performing installations and service calls for clients and their surveillance systems.  Based on my experiences, I have compiled a list of helpful tips to help you prolong the life of your security camera system and ensure your investment lasts as long as possible.…

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5 Reasons How A Security Camera System Benefits You

By Tyler / April 26, 2012 / 5 Comments

Theft deterrent: We’ll go with the most obvious reason first. Nobody ever wants to get caught in the act, so if they detect cameras in the area, chances are they’ll most likely exit the premises post-haste! Gives peace of mind through remote viewing: Ever go on vacation and wonder how the house is doing? Well…

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Smartphones and Surveillance

By Will / April 17, 2012 / 2 Comments

One of the most asked question I hear daily in the CCTV industry is, “May I view my surveillance system from my smart phone?”  We can all recognize the crazy growth of smartphone usage over the past few years, and at the rate the CCTV industry is climbing, it makes sense that the demand for…

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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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Assessing Your Access Control Needs: Getting Your Foot in the Door (Part 2)

By Nathan Weaver / April 11, 2012 / 1 Comment

Nathan’s last article on access control solutions was set out to help you understand the different types of doors.  Part 2 focuses on different types of locks. Access Control can be installed in several types of applications. Doors types are usually pretty common, and there are several different locks that can be installed on each…

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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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Security Insider Tips: 3 Ways to Get More Government Business

By Brian Merritt / March 22, 2012 / 1 Comment

Even when most federal, state, and local government jobs are tightening their budgets, there is still a lot of security-related business out there to obtain.  Below, you will find 3 tips to gain more business in the government security market, which is a much different breed than the commercial market. GSA (General Services Administration) Schedule.…

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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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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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