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Security Surveillance Solutions : Plan Ahead to Reap the Benefits

By Jonathan / October 18, 2012 / 2 Comments

The increased demand for wireless surveillance, fiber optics and IP solutions have placed a strong emphasis on planning ahead for your surveillance solution. Networks are also being impacted because end users want higher megapixel cameras. In some circles, it is being forecasted that close to 80 percent of video surveillance networks will have mega pixel…

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Selling CCTV? How to Convert Your Clients from Analog to IP

By Brian Merritt / March 12, 2012 / 5 Comments

Are you a CCTV dealer or retailer?  If so, you must have noticed that the demand for IP cameras is growing exponentially.  Many industries have already adopted IP video as a standard, some of which include universities, K-12 schools, health care, transportation and government.  The retail market hasn’t fully adopted IP, but will soon begin…

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WDR Cameras Are Great! What’s Inside Them?

By Gray Williams / October 13, 2011 / 0 Comments

There is no question that IP cameras offer higher resolution than analog choices, however, analog has a couple of unique features.  The most notable is the WDR feature.  Wide Dynamic Range has evolved and offers great results.  In the past, analog cameras depended on, and still do, a processor called DSP.  Digital Signal Processor, simply…

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Amazing Possibility with the Right PoE

By Gilbert Valdez / September 30, 2011 / 1 Comment

So much can be said about the evolution of the Surveillance industry and probably the number one topic these days is the transition to IP Networks, PC Based DVRs, NVRs, and IP Cameras. Much goes into finding out how many Mega Pixels a Camera has. How powerful is the network or software. But one minor…

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IP Camera Local Storage – Livin’ On the Edge!

By Gray Williams / May 27, 2011 / 0 Comments

‘On the edge’ or ‘at the edge’ recording allows images to be stored on the IP camera with a SD card. This feature can offer several advantages: Bandwidth If the server becomes overloaded with data, the SD card will store that data on your camera, preventing loss of important recordings. This option can also preserve…

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On the Edge Recording

By Brian Merritt / April 29, 2011 / 3 Comments

IP technology has many advantages such has resolution and functionality. But, one function/feature is commonly overlooked. It is called on the edge recording. Let just say you have an IP camera system.  It is late and someone breaks into the facility whether it be your home or place of business.  This suspect is not your…

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IP Cameras Revisited

By Brian Merritt / April 17, 2011 / 3 Comments

As we wrap the first quarter of the 2011 year we are finding studies are holding true. IP cameras are on the rise. Quickly making its presence in the market in many residences and business throughout the nation, IP cameras are taking the market by storm.  IP cameras offer higher resolution that’s an obvious but,…

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2011 – An Exciting Year in Security

By Brian Merritt / February 16, 2011 / 0 Comments

2011 is an exciting time in the Surveillance industry. We expect even more growth than the year before. Where we expect this growth is in the IP network solutions or IP cameras to be exact. As the market and technology move forward we are seeing a rise in demand for camera solutions to be viewed…

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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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IP Cameras Making Fictional Surveillance A Reality

By Brian Merritt / December 5, 2010 / 1 Comment

Until recently, analog cameras were the only available choice for surveillance. While they were useful for identifying and capturing careless thieves, they had no chance of identifying clever thieves who understood their limitations. Generally speaking, analog cameras are terrible for using software to zoom in digitally. Movies and TV show detectives zooming in on an…

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