Archive for February 22, 2013

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PTZ in a Megapixel World

Orginal article by Steve Carney on Thu, Feb 21, 2013 @ 08:37 AM It was heard in many security related market discussions over the past 3-4 years that the era of the PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom camera) was over.  Megapixel technology would allow the digital zoom and detail in video that would make the mechanical PTZ obsolete. After all, fixed…

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Other Aspects of Healthcare Security

Orginal arcticle by Chuck Vion on Wed, Feb 06, 2013 @ 02:25 PM. As if being responsible for the security and safety of patients, visitors and staff 24 hours a day isn’t enough, many hospital and healthcare security directors are stepping up to the plate and devoting new resources to helping their organization with another aspect: customer service. Hospital security…

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The Softer Side of Security

Orginal article by Jim Stankevich, CHPA on Tue, Nov 20, 2012 @ 02:30 PM. As if being responsible for the security and safety of patients, visitors and staff 24 hours a day isn’t enough, many hospital and healthcare security directors are stepping up to the plate and devoting new resources to helping their organization with another aspect: customer service. Whether…

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LCD Monitors bring Change: Technology does not stand still

Orginal article by Mike Tabola on Tue, Jan 15, 2013 @ 09:17 AM. As we complete the transition from CRT monitors to LCD monitors, we find that, in some cases, there is not an apples to apples comparison between specifications. The technology incorporated between these two architecture platforms is different and some of the specifications between the two platforms are…

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Megapixel Cameras: A lesson in Arithmetic

Orginal article by Shahar Ze’evi on Fri, Dec 21, 2012 @ 12:03 PM .Few people would disagree that today’s society is hyper-focused on technology. The continuous evolution of mobile devices, and the introduction of higher resolution mobile phone cameras with higher processing power has helped to foster a consumer market accustomed to purchasing a new mobile device every two years.…

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Camera Installability | Understand the Whole Camera Solution

Original article by Joel White on Fri, Dec 14, 2012 @ 12:26 PM. Integrators and installers of video surveillance systems face tasks that are common across both analog and IP video camera systems. Camera installation, wiring, setup and configuration must be completed for each deployed device in order for the system to recognize and connect to the camera’s video stream.…

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Making metadata work for you

Orginal Article by Shahar Ze’evi on Thu, Nov 29, 2012 @ 12:49 PM. Imagine walking into a library in search of a particular book, but not having access to a card catalog — actual or virtual — to search for that specific volume.  You could spend hours looking for the manuscript. But if you have access to a card catalog,…

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Appliances: A new take on an old term

Original article by Shahar Ze’evi on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 @ 01:09 PM. Whether it’s a washing machine, a food processor or a coffee maker, an appliance is intended to perform a pre-defined task — cleaning clothes, chopping vegetables, making your morning cup of Joe. Likewise, appliances in the high-tech security world are those devices that are dedicated to executing…

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Analog Encoders Helping Customers Bridge Analog to IP Gap

Original article by Cheryl Shea on Mon, Oct 15, 2012 @ 03:39 PM. Video surveillance systems have been on the scene for many years. With the proliferation of the internet, and the many uses and benefits it provides, it’s natural that video surveillance take advantage of these new technologies. And as more companies migrate their security system to all IP,…

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The Ins and Outs of H.264

Orginal article by Steve Carney on Tue, Sep 18, 2012 @ 02:15 PM. New developments in technology often present related challenges that need to be overcome, all part of the give and take environment of progress. The rapidly evolving IP cameraarena is not immune to this, and one challenge that has emerged is the complexities of the H.264 compression standard.…

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