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10 Different Uses for Security Cameras

By Brian Merritt / August 10, 2011 / 3 Comments

Security cameras are often used for many different types of applications. Some for home use and some for small and large business use. Below, you will see how you can make security cameras work for your application, whether it is for personal use, work-related use or something completely different. Protect your property and deter theft,…

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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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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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Dimly Lit or Pitch Black?

By Brian Merritt / November 30, 2010 / 4 Comments

Choosing the right camera for your application is critical in terms of video quality and getting the most bang for your buck.  This is especially true when deciding whether to purchase a night vision infrared camera or a camera with a low lux level. Sometimes an IR camera is not always necessary for a dimly…

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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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Wired Or Wireless, That Is The Question

By Brian Merritt / October 31, 2010 / 1 Comment

Wireless technology is becoming more and more prevalent these days. Security cameras are no exception. Presently, various wireless cameras are available to consumers, and as the technology develops, the variety of wireless cameras available will increase. Although wireless cameras are a new technology, that doesn’t necessarily mean that it is the best or most convenient.…

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