September 17th, 2014
Did you ever wish you could see at night? Well believe it or not, it’s more common than you might think.
Several security cameras have the ability to see at night or even in complete darkness with the assistance of Infrared. Actually there are a few different types of infrared CCTV cameras. Two of the most popular options are FLIR Cameras, that stands for “Forward Looking Infrared Radiometer” and the more common standard infrared technology used in the majority of today’s consumer based security cameras.
Thermal Imaging & Night Vision
Forward Looking Infrared cameras, sometimes known as thermal cameras, use an array [...] Continue Reading…
September 16th, 2014
Should Law Enforcement Personnel use Police Cameras?
The answer is coming forth as an overwhelming, “Yes!” especially since the recent turmoil in Ferguson, MO. In Ferguson a white police officer shot a black teen and since there is no real evidence, there is no way to say if the cop was over-excessive in his use of force or if the perpetrator had it coming. If the officer had been wearing some kind of body camera, the evidence would have been clear. As of today, the Ferguson Police Department has adopted the use of Police Cameras to document events.
In other areas [...] Continue Reading…
September 15th, 2014
I often get asked by my clients if they should get a camera system or an alarm system? The answer to that question can be complex because of the differences. Are you looking for a system that is monitored? Are you looking for a system that can actually catch the criminal? Do you want the police to respond blindly and not in a timely fashion? Do you want to have video of the criminal to be able to prosecute them? Either way you go your property will have protection. I am going to go over the pros and cons [...] Continue Reading…
September 12th, 2014
Hiring security guards was the best way to protect your property or loved ones for a very long time, but that is no longer the case. For millennia, guards were the best option available when you needed protection but as security cameras and the recording devices (DVRs and NVRs) that they are connected to continue to improve, they have become the better choice by an ever growing margin.
The primary way that security guards help to protect these valuable things is by acting as a crime deterrent. The idea behind this is that if an individual is considering committing [...] Continue Reading…
September 8th, 2014
Where Should I Place My Security Cameras In My Business? It would seem a rather simple question. Exactly what did you want to see? However yet, there are some elements to consider when designing your camera plan that you may not have considered. I have listed some of the things you might want to cover in a section by section breakdown that you can peruse on a “by application” basis.
Exterior Building Parking Lots: Clearly one of the most popular placements for cameras, parking lots can also be difficult to secure. They are often large [...] Continue Reading…