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NY Beefs Up World Trade Center Security for 9/11 Anniversary

By Brian Merritt / August 8, 2011 / 1 Comment

The lower Manhattan force will eventually rise to 670 – larger than any of the 76 precincts in the five boroughs – and entire police departments in other cities across the country. The thousands of people expected to visit the Sept. 11 memorial after it opens this fall will endure airport-style screening and be watched…

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Picking the Right Access Control Locks for your Property

By Chris / June 11, 2011 / 1 Comment

When looking into choosing you locks don’t forget a very important step in the development of your access control application

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Wait a Minute….Where Did that come from?

By Brian Merritt / June 7, 2011 / 0 Comments

The latest version of our DVR/NVR software, V8.4, offers a feature known as “Unattended Object Detection”. Basically, if an object appears in front of a camera that is not normally there, the software can detect it and send an alert instantly. In this day and age, this feature is crucial. This is especially true considering…

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Important Accessories to Keep in Mind when Purchasing Your Surveillance System.

By Chris / May 24, 2011 / 2 Comments

There are many other useful tools you should know about that often come at a small cost but provide a big benefit when it comes to the efficiency of your system

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Why should I upgrade to IP security cameras?

By Chris / May 22, 2011 / 2 Comments

The IP-camera based security system offer access, quality, and cost-effectiveness

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Video to go: The applications and components of mobile video

By Chris / May 17, 2011 / 1 Comment

The future will bring expansion of the capabilities of wireless networks and devices that bring mobile recording into the hands of the average consumer as well.

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How to Control a PTZ

By Brian Merritt / April 1, 2011 / 2 Comments

RS485 connector is a connection where you integrate your CAT5 twisted pair cable into the “green” positive and negative ports. You will have to strip your ends on the twisted pair and make sure you have the right wire into the right port. After successfully making your connection, your PTZ security camera will be ready…

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Choosing The Right Kind of Video Recording Device

By Brian Merritt / January 25, 2011 / 0 Comments

Choosing the right kind of recording device for your surveillance system can be difficult at times. This is especially true given the system’s location and its environment. Remote locations can be the trickiest. In many instances, people need surveillance in isolated locations. Secluded locations are more susceptible to theft and vandalism. Unfortunately, most distant locations…

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To Build or Buy? That Is the Question

By Brian Merritt / January 6, 2011 / 3 Comments

When one decides to purchase a PC-based DVR, they have the options of either building the entire DVR themselves, purchase the DVR card or cards and install them into an existing machine, or have one built for them.  It may seem as if any of these options may be feasible.  But, there are definitely advantages…

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Why Use H.264?

By Brian Merritt / November 5, 2010 / 0 Comments

If you have been looking into purchasing a security system for your home or business, you might be feeling a bit overwhelmed. With so many choices, including the obvious like, how many cameras, black and white versus color cameras, low light or IR and the like, some of the more important technical aspects might slip…

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