It’s NOT Real! Dummy Security Cameras



It’s NOT Real! Dummy Security Cameras


When it comes to choosing dummy security cameras or real security cameras there are many things to be considered, including the look or style of the camera. While many people choose the type of camera simply based on their installation needs or purely for aesthetic reasons, many people choose a camera that they believe “looks” like a security camera.

What I mean by that is they believe that if people see the camera in plain sight, it will act as a deterrent and stop suspicious activity before it even happens.

In my opinion there is no substitute for having a quality […] Continue Reading…

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Smart Camera Features – What is IVS?



Smart Camera Features – What is IVS?


An Intelligent Video Surveillance System, or IVS, is a breakthrough technology included with the newest generation of IP Network Security Cameras. These features include Tripwire, Intrusion, Abandoned Object, Missing Object, and Scene Change. In this article I will go into all of these features of IVS as well as video demonstrations on how to enable these features.

IVS – Tripwire Feature
The Tripwire Feature is a great way to capture movement versus having an overall motion detect. With Tripwire, you can draw a line across a door, a window, or anywhere else you would want to be alerted and be sent […] Continue Reading…

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How to Wire an IDTECK iEDC Control Board – 8 Door Access Control



How to Wire an IDTECK iEDC Control Board – 8 Door Access Control


In this article I will explain how to wire Access Control Readers, Mag locks and other I/O Devices to the IDTECK iEDC 8 Door Access Control Board, model number ACP-iEDC.

This board is a combination of our ACP-iFDC (4 Door) Board and an Expansion Board (ERIO).

Lets take a look at the board and some of the I/O ports. This will help us to determine and understand the acronyms and in where these ports are located.

Based on the table above, this 8 door access control board provides a variety of inputs and outputs we can use to control our facility. One […] Continue Reading…

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Incorporating EcKey Bluetooth Technology with Colorado’s Amendment 64 Security Alarm System and Lock Standards



Incorporating EcKey Bluetooth Technology with Colorado’s Amendment 64 Security Alarm System and Lock Standards


Colorado Marijuana Law known as “Amendment 64″

On December 10th 2012 Colorado approved Amendment 64 into their constitution. Article XVII; Section 16 was born so that the cultivation and retail sale of Marijuana was legal statewide. With all the new laws of course there will always be rules and regulations. The one I will be talking about in this article is section R 305. I will also be introducing the Bluetooth Access Control, the ECKey EK6 and EK7.

R-305 Security Alarm Systems and Lock Standards.

A – Security Alarm Systems Minimum Requirements.

One of the requirements when operating a Retail Marijuana Establishment is […] Continue Reading…

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Home Security – How to Prevent Your Home From Being Robbed



Home Security – How to Prevent Your Home From Being Robbed


In reference to home security, what is the first thing you think about when you hear that someone’s home was burglarized? Usually the first thing that comes to mind is that the home owner should have installed some sort of alarm or security system to prevent this from happening. Unfortunately, even people who have alarm systems and surveillance systems can be susceptible to being robbed.

Many times, the person robbing your home is someone who has been inside your home before and knows exactly what is inside waiting for them. The truth is, most criminals will not enter a […] Continue Reading…

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