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Fiber Optic CCTV Cables : The Next Frontier

By Jonathan / January 2, 2013 / 0 Comments

There is a new cable becoming more prevalent in our industry and it is poised to replace the standard RG59 siamese cable. With the enormous increase in popularity of IP cameras over the past three years, we can expect to see a similar trend with fiber optic cable as it comes in two types. Single…

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Internal Theft : How a Busines is Vulnerable by It’s Own Employees

By Brian Merritt / December 23, 2012 / 2 Comments

I talk to dozens of customer every week, all with a different reason for wanting to implement a surveillance system. The initial reaction we have is to assume external theft is the driving force behind most security camera systems. While that reason certainly ranks high on the list, this is simply not the case. There…

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Video Surveillance : Why Is It Needed?

By Brian Merritt / November 28, 2012 / 0 Comments

There was a time when video surveillance was reserved for business or government entities that had large budgets. Surveillance systems were rarely seen, and when they were, you could be assured that the owner spent a sizable amount of money to implement it. Those days are now behind us. As with any technology, the longer…

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Loss Prevention : Security System Catches Missing Merchandise

By Eric Nauta / November 14, 2012 / 2 Comments

A large Southern-Californian manufacturing company recently approached our team with a problem:  Merchandise was disappearing and nobody seemed to know if it was walking out the door or if their inventory was drastically off. They needed a solution quickly or management was going to audit their facility. Our client informed us that they had security…

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Security Camera System Scalability – A Case Study

By Eric Nauta / October 14, 2012 / 2 Comments

With a little planning, a forward thinking company can plan and implement a surveillance solution for tomorrow … on today’s budget. Example: A large paper distributor recently asked us to provide a large-scale surveillance camera installation. Unfortunately, they only had approval from Corporate for about 50% of the cost of the entire project. Solution: We…

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Fisheye Security Cameras – Managing Your Company Remotely

By Eric Nauta / September 30, 2012 / 0 Comments

We recently installed a surveillance camera system for a government agency in Philadelphia. Management needed a solution that allowed monitoring of the employees without their being alerted to the fact that they were on camera. The video coverage needed to be complete while being discrete. Finally, our client required high-resolution images of a diverse setting…

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HD CCTV Camera Technology : Maximum Flexibility

By Will / July 7, 2012 / 2 Comments

High Definition CCTV (HD-CCTV) is a next progression from analog standard definition CCTV. The technology utilizes the same technology that is used in broadcast HD television and gives a much enhanced image over what you get with standard resolution hardware. Keep in mind, this should not be confused with HD-IP-CCTV which is an Internet Protocol…

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Security CCTV Integrators : The Best vs. The Worst

By Brian Merritt / May 18, 2012 / 0 Comments

Recently, a number of technology vendors were interviewed and asked a few questions regarding the best and worst integrators in the industry.  Below are the most common questions and respective answers from some of the industry’s leading vendors. “What are the 3 key attributes of the best integrators?”  The first was leadership, the second was…

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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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