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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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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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Cloud Servers and CCTV

By Will / October 21, 2011 / 4 Comments

All of a sudden it seems like the clouds are everywhere – not the clouds in the sky, but cloud servers. But what exactly are those, and more importantly, what does that mean for you and your security camera system? First of all, let’s define what a cloud is. In the past (or even with…

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Residential Security + the Smart Phone = A Growing CCTV Market

By jsmith / September 24, 2011 / 0 Comments

With the number of police departments having to respond daily to numerous false alarms, their response time is getting longer and upset homeowners are starting to get the real picture.  The real picture is now in the palm of their hand and it’s their home, property, family and peace of mind.  With access to the…

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What’s the Power Behind CCTV Cameras?

By Gray Williams / September 18, 2011 / 0 Comments

The power is offered in a plethora of choices for Digital Video Recorders. The DVRs are almost endless and the features are vast. Security camera surveillance software is used to operate Digital Video Recorders and surveillance systems and choosing the correct software is important. Some questions that you need to ask before purchasing: How many…

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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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The Value of Wide Dynamic Range Security Cameras

By Brian Merritt / August 15, 2011 / 1 Comment

Wide Dynamic Range is a technology utilized by security cameras in order to balance out images that have a large dynamic range.  An example of this situation would be if an indoor security camera were pointing towards a window or building entrance.  During daytime, the image produced by the camera would be extremely washed out…

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10 Different Uses for Security Cameras

By Brian Merritt / August 10, 2011 / 3 Comments

Security cameras are often used for many different types of applications. Some for home use and some for small and large business use. Below, you will see how you can make security cameras work for your application, whether it is for personal use, work-related use or something completely different. Protect your property and deter theft,…

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3D Technology Is Invading the Security Landscape

By Kedric Walls / August 9, 2011 / 2 Comments

I have watched 3D movies before and have been very entertained. So when I ran across an article on 3D technology being integrated with security software and I thought this is interesting. My first thought was will there be some nice glasses that will now come with your surveillance system? Will everybody have to get…

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