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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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Day Night Camera | Protecting Assets & Investments 24/7

Original article Posted by Steve Carney on Tue, Sep 04, 2012 @ 04:56 PM . It seems like surveillance cameras are everywhere we look these days. They are in the public park, at the mall, in the grocery store parking lot, and outside our office buildings. The presence of cameras has become more acceptable in our society, with many people…

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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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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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