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HikVision Turbo HD products provide Virtual Surveillance with HD Over Coax Solutions

By Brian Merritt / February 22, 2016 / 0 Comments

Hikvision is one of the  worldwide leaders in innovative, award-winning video surveillance products, has teamed up with Virtual Surveillance for advanced TVI HD over Coax and IP Solutions.  Virtual Surveillance has a diverse product portfolio with many leading brands of CCTV Video Security and Access Control.  The addition of HikVision to the product line has been very…

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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 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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Let’s Talk Frame Rate (FPS) Settings

By Nathan Weaver / April 16, 2013 / 1 Comment

When we talk FPS (Frames Per Second) or IPS (Images Per Second), it is really rather simple…the more frames you have available the more fluid your video feeds. This is a good thing, right? Yes, it can be, but there are pros and cons to everything. If you have an unlimited budget, that’s great! Crank…

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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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Tips and Tricks for Installing Microphones

By Jonathan / May 25, 2012 / 3 Comments

I am often asked about cameras that have built in microphones. When thinking about it, they seem like an excellent idea and they solve two issues at once. However, if you’re considering cameras with built-in audio or implementing audio period, there are a few things to consider. Make sure that the DVR that is being…

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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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