Sending Snapshots by E-mail From a DVR When Triggered by Motion Events



Sending Snapshots by E-mail From a DVR When Triggered by Motion Events


In this article we are going to use an HD-CVI system, particularly our 16CH HD-CVI DVR (DVR-CVI16480M), to send snapshots by e-mail when motion occurs.  Some people have expressed interest in receiving emails triggered by motion in a snapshot for their reference.  Keep in mind that any changes in pixels can constitute motion, so a bug could set it off.  Anti-dither and sensitivity settings can be adjusted to counter some of these unwanted motion creators.  Also, you can adjust the region to filter out a street with moving cars or other continuous motion areas, for example.  In the […] Continue Reading…

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I-502 and Amendment 64 Contingency Planning: Part 2 – Backup! Backup!



I-502 and Amendment 64 Contingency Planning: Part 2 – Backup! Backup!


Several months ago I touched on the need for contingency and congruency planning in Part one to this article. In regards to I-502 and Amendment 64 as well as any situation, it is important to have proper planning in place. The truth is, the best contingency plan is having backup solutions.  Backing up your data ensures you always have proof you’ve been in compliance with the state minimums.  Having backup equipment means that even the worst disasters won’t cripple or possibly even slow your business. Having extra cable and connectors means you can add or move cameras without breaking […] Continue Reading…

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Security Camera Footage is the Best Evidence to Catch a Criminal – Especially Celebrities



Security Camera Footage is the Best Evidence to Catch a Criminal – Especially Celebrities


As a society we expect the members of it to maintain a certain level of moral and legal behavior. Since public figures in our society have such high visibility when they do something wrong it tends to draw more attention. Because of this increased exposure, these people end up influencing what is considered normal behavior throughout our society more than the average Joe.

Sometimes these people are able to get away with criminal activity because of their increased influence. This may result in them getting lesser penalties for crimes then most members of our society would receive. Security camera […] Continue Reading…

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A Beginner’s Visual Guide to Security Camera Features



A Beginner’s Visual Guide to Security Camera Features


The security camera market today is a quickly evolving field with a multitude of camera styles and features to choose from. For beginners, this can be initially confusing especially when looking to purchase a multi-camera system. What features are most important, or more to the point, what features will be most important for your security needs? This article will attempt to help illustrate some of these security camera features with the help of some demonstration videos and graphics to help give you a better idea what features to consider when purchasing a security camera system.

1) Video Resolution […] Continue Reading…

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Amendment 64 and I-502 Security and Record Keeping: Part One – The Hardware Setup



Amendment 64 and I-502 Security and Record Keeping: Part One – The Hardware Setup


Welcome to the new age of Security.
What is security?

Security is the degree of resistance to, or protection from, harm. It applies to any vulnerable and valuable asset, such as a person, dwelling, community, nation, or organization. In this article, I will be demonstrating a couple of examples of security using Access Control such as our iEDC PACK (NIMA BOX) and a Security Camera System, like one of our Digital Video Recorders (DVR) or a Network Video Recorders (NVR) that support onboard alarm inputs and outputs. These are perfect setups for both Colorado’s Amendment 64 and Washington’s I-502 Security Laws. […] Continue Reading…

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