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Are you Proactive or Reactive?

By Will / August 1, 2011 / 1 Comment

When is it that most businesses decide to get a security system? Why does it take a break in, robbery, missing inventory, or vandalism for business owners to decide they need something other than a yard dog? I think most business owners understand that it is not a matter of if something nefarious will happen,…

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Pick The Right Installer

By Brian Merritt / April 29, 2011 / 1 Comment

When trying to find someone to install your equipment it is important to make sure that they can care for all your needs. Are you looking for a camera surveillance system, are you looking for an access control system, maybe both. Dependable reliable companies can be hard to come by. Number one thing I would…

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Research Should Always Precede Purchases

By Brian Merritt / January 17, 2011 / 1 Comment

This article explains the importance of researching the cameras and current technology available before making your final purchase. When research is completed before buying, one can know what to expect with the products he or she purchases.

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Weather the Storm

By Brian Merritt / January 15, 2011 / 1 Comment

There are several things to take into account when you are planning the installation of a CCTV system. We have talked about the design of a system before and being sure we take into consideration all factors before we invest in a system. However, there is one thing that I think we overlooked in that…

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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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CCTV Systems: What are we trying to Accomplish?

By Brian Merritt / December 27, 2010 / 3 Comments

When you install a CCTV system in your home or place of business, what are you really trying to accomplish? Well, I believe for a lot of people, it originally is installed as a deterrent. Hopefully, if there is someone looking to break into your home or business, or even cause property damage in some…

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Wireless: Only if absolutely Necessary.

By Brian Merritt / December 22, 2010 / 0 Comments

With technology changes occurring daily, you would think that the wireless solution for CCTV cameras would have come around by now. Well, in reality, it has come a long way. Just not as far as some would have liked. If you are looking into a CCTV system and are thinking about wireless, there are still…

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Stop Getting Tangled in Network Camera Cables

By Brian Merritt / December 5, 2010 / 4 Comments

When most people take make the move from analog cameras to Network Cameras (IP Cameras), what they need in the ways of video recording, archiving, and cables is the biggest challenge for them to learn. Unless you are a network engineer or seasoned IT vet, you’ve probably never had to deal with switches, PoE ports,…

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Five Critical Aspects of Surveillance Systems

By Brian Merritt / November 26, 2010 / 2 Comments

Recently, several law enforcement agencies were asked what they thought were the most important aspects of a surveillance system. It’s no surprise when everything was tallied to what answers came up the most often. I will take a moment here to list some of there answers and expand a little on each one. Camera Positioning…

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The New Ease of Access

By Brian Merritt / November 23, 2010 / 1 Comment

Access control has been making multiple large changes in how they can be setup and managed. The process continues to become more integrated and more sophisticated, with both the initial build as well as with the end result. Mag locks are becoming more compact and easier to install, electric strikes now come with proximity readers…

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