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Security: There is an app for that

Original article by Chris Ryan on Tue, Aug 14, 2012 @ 12:30 PM.If there is a smart phone in your pocket, purse or briefcase, then chances are you are also someone who has downloaded an app—or 10 or 20, or probably even more. As mobile networks have advanced since their inception in the 1980s, so too have the capabilities of…

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Benefits of Merging Analog and IP Video in Retail

Original article by David Jackson on Tue, Jul 31, 2012 @ 05:33 PM In the retail industry, the move to IP video surveillance has certainly had a slow start but attitudes are starting to shift. Many retailers have invested large amounts of money in analog video technologies and are hesitant to make the leap to IP as their analog systems…

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Security Basics: Making the most of the security you have

Orginal article by Chuck Vion on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 @ 09:31 AM . As security professionals, our goal is to make sure our clients are up-to-date on not only the latest technology, but also have the tools to understand what supporting systems they can use to make everything work. In a recent webinar, “The key security features you aren’t…

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IP Cameras at Low Light | What Has Changed and How to Choose

Original Article by  Steve Carney posted on Tue, May 01, 2012 IP Cameras at Low Light | What Has Changed and How to Choose Whether or not it’s deserved, IP cameras have developed a reputation for poor performance in low light. And because low-light conditions exist with nearly all camera installations, this perception has inhibited some organizations from adopting the…

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IP Video Security | from Nanny Cam to Surveillance Solutions

It’s amazing to think that it has been more than a dozen years since security professionals first started to hear about the benefits of IP, or network video. The ability to transmit video over the network enabled virtually anyone with a computer to view video footage from any location so long as they used a network camera with a unique…

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Digital Video Recording: Taking it mobile

Have you ever heard of these scenarios? A building manager gets a call at home in the middle of the night because the senior VP of one of her largest tenants can’t gain access to the building for some important documents and his identity can’t be verified by onsite staff. A security director of a petrochemical company is traveling to…

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Healthcare: Importance of integrating legacy analog with new IP video surveillance systems

Cost is often a major consideration when it comes to deciding whether or not to upgrade video surveillance technology. While many corporations, schools, and government facilities may be eager to embrace the latest technology available, budgets often dictate their adoption rate. Nowhere is this struggle more evident than in the healthcare market where many hospital camera systems are greater than…

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Face Detection | Choose Right Camera to Save Bandwidth & NVR Storage

With each stage of development in high-definition IP cameras, as the megapixels increase, there is a greater emphasis on tailoring solutions to avoid major impact on network bandwidth and storage. As camera features are improved and enhanced, so is the need for greater bandwidth and storage. While H.264 compression enabled widespread use of megapixel resolution, bandwidth and storage are still…

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