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VS-US is leading GeoVision Security Solutions Provider

By Brian Merritt / February 19, 2016 / 0 Comments

Virtual Surveillance is a Premier Partner and integrator with GeoVision, the manufacturer of advanced IP Video Security Cameras and Network Video Recorders. Virtual Surveillance designs security solutions for small to large business across the U.S. and utilizes GeoVision cameras and NVRs to offer 4 to 1000 camera systems.  Virtual Surveillance also uses GeoVision advanced Access…

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Let’s Talk Frame Rate (FPS) Settings

By Nathan Weaver / April 16, 2013 / 1 Comment

When we talk FPS (Frames Per Second) or IPS (Images Per Second), it is really rather simple…the more frames you have available the more fluid your video feeds. This is a good thing, right? Yes, it can be, but there are pros and cons to everything. If you have an unlimited budget, that’s great! Crank…

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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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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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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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Residential Security + the Smart Phone = A Growing CCTV Market

By jsmith / September 24, 2011 / 0 Comments

With the number of police departments having to respond daily to numerous false alarms, their response time is getting longer and upset homeowners are starting to get the real picture.  The real picture is now in the palm of their hand and it’s their home, property, family and peace of mind.  With access to the…

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What’s the Power Behind CCTV Cameras?

By Gray Williams / September 18, 2011 / 0 Comments

The power is offered in a plethora of choices for Digital Video Recorders. The DVRs are almost endless and the features are vast. Security camera surveillance software is used to operate Digital Video Recorders and surveillance systems and choosing the correct software is important. Some questions that you need to ask before purchasing: How many…

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Lasting Effects of 9-11

By Jonathan Copp / September 10, 2011 / 2 Comments

In a post 9-11 world, almost every aspect of our lives have changed or been modified to some extent.  The security industry is no exception.  Whether we talk about more stringent fire codes, a better access control solution, or a more robust CCTV security system – 9-11 has encouraged our industry to offer our clients…

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