What is a License Plate Camera? What is the Best Way to Install One?



What is a License Plate Camera? What is the Best Way to Install One?


When choosing a camera for license plate capture there are many factors to take into consideration. Not just any CCTV security camera will do the job. Even with the right camera, you may not get the desired results without proper planning, placement and installation.

First things first, the “License Plate Cameras” I will be speaking about in this article are not to be confused with the “High Speed Traffic Cameras” commonly found on highways or intersections in many cities today.

Some of the higher end traffic cameras are also equipped with a license plate recognition system. Each time a car passes [...] Continue Reading…

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How to Connect HD-CVI Cameras to an HD-CVI DVR



How to Connect HD-CVI Cameras to an HD-CVI DVR


HD-CVI is a brand new CCTV technology that delivers High Definition Video over Standard Coax Cable. In this article, I will explain various options on how to connect your HD-CVI Cameras to your HD-CVI DVR. All of the products I will show are available at http://www.securitycameraking.com.

The first option is the one we recommend the most.

As you can see in Option 1 this configuration utilizes Siamese Cable with a Distribution Box. The great thing about HDCVI (High Definition Composite Video Interface) as stated above is that you can achieve up to 720p resolution over Analog Coax Cable. To power [...] Continue Reading…

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How to use the Alarm Outputs on your Security DVR



How to use the Alarm Outputs on your Security DVR


The DVR is commonly used or mostly used as a recording device for Video surveillance, some DVRs have Audio Inputs (almost everyone now days), but your unit also may come with extra outputs to execute actions like turn lights on, unlatch doors, open the garage of your house, etc.

These outputs are located in the back of your DVR, and can be NO (Normally Open), or NC (Normally Closed). The NO output (Normally Open) means the initial state of the output position before activation, in this case there will be no continuity between connection points while the output is not [...] Continue Reading…

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Reasons why Security Camera King is a step above the rest



Reasons why Security Camera King is a step above the rest


My name is Daniel and I have worked for SCK going on 2 years now. I am the self-proclaimed lead technical support person. I have by now heard just about every problem a person could have or might have had with their equipment. The biggest complaint I get from customers after purchase actually has nothing to do with our products. It has to do with our competitors. The lack of quality or features is not topic of discussion as you may think. Complete lack of support is… If you have purchased CCTV equipment from other vendors you know [...] Continue Reading…

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Other Uses and Applications for Video Surveillance Systems You May Not Have Thought of



Other Uses and Applications for Video Surveillance Systems You May Not Have Thought of


Litigation/Mitigation – a very important application for a quality video system. Everyone thinks video surveillance systems are for crime prevention, but their uses go far beyond that of normal CCTV use. One very interesting application is Litigation/Mitigation.

We live in a time where people are quite quick to sue. It seems like they are just looking for reasons to file suit. A properly laid out and installed video surveillance system can go a long way towards protecting you from these unpleasant situations. We have seen this many times.

Are the employees following safety rules? We did an install at an [...] Continue Reading…

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