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Neighboorhood Watch Meets CCTV

By Brian Merritt / July 22, 2010 / 5 Comments

All over the US, Neighborhood Watch groups are looking to the CCTV industry to assist in keeping their neighborhoods safer. When it comes to calling the police about mischievous acts against your pink yard flamingos or the grand theft auto of your 7 Series BMW, you’ll need the help of a quality surveillance system if…

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CCTV In Transition

By Brian Merritt / July 20, 2010 / 3 Comments

The world of surveillance is on pace to make a monumental transition. In the past the security industry has looked at surveillance from the perspective that security meant CCTV (closed circuit television). However, this perception appears to be shifting and may soon come to an end. New light has been shined upon IP communications and…

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Trends in the Security Industry

By Brian Merritt / July 16, 2010 / 4 Comments

There are a couple of terms used in the investment and securities market that have taken hold and are surfacing more often in the security industry. One of these terms is momentum investing. This term came about to describe people that invest in something, not because they have studied every detail of a certain stock…

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IP Security Coming to A School Near You

By Lee Jones / July 15, 2010 / 0 Comments

In recent years, it’s become more evident than ever that our nation’s schools and churches aren’t always a safe place to be. If you’re like me, you’ve wondered what measures must be taken to ensure that facilities like these are protected from violent crimes. In 2001, 17% more students carried a weapon to school and…

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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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Security: Protecting Our Future and Our Past

By Lee Jones / July 8, 2010 / 5 Comments

While many look forward to the future of security and technology, others are using the tools of today’s security industry to protect our past. Preserving our landmarks can be a difficult task and with the threat of natural erosion, it’s almost impossible to prevent them from fading away over time. However there is a more…

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