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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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Taking Advantage of NVR Software

By Jonathan Copp / October 1, 2011 / 0 Comments

The installation and operation of a security system has changed dramatically over the past few years.  Especially when you consider all of the feature-rich software packages that now come with many of the IP-based cameras on the market today.  Fifteen years ago, a security camera that offered 380TVLs of resolution was acceptable for most applications. …

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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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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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Centalized and Decentralized IP Cameras

By Brian Merritt / November 28, 2010 / 3 Comments

Did you know that an Internet Protocol Camera, or IP Camera, is available in two different styles? The most common style of IP Camera is the “Centralized” IP Camera. The “centralized” IP Camera Requires a Central NVR(Network Video Recorder). The Centralized IP Camera can be connected directly to the Internet and record to an NVR…

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Network Cable: The future of Security Camera Installation

By Brian Merritt / November 10, 2010 / 2 Comments

More and more Video Surveillance installers are switching to CAT 5e and 6 network cable for their applications. This trend hangs on the fact that more Surveillance Systems being installed are integrating IP cameras versus the traditional Analog Systems. Although the number of Analog systems outweigh IP, everyone in the CCTV business realize that the…

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The IP Take Over

By Brian Merritt / October 27, 2010 / 8 Comments

The entire market is flooded right now with the transition ideas of sharing networks. Its now easier than ever to monitor away from the site on many mobile devices such as cell phones and laptops.  As the age pushes forward we will see a strong decrease in the amount of popularity base that traditional analog…

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