Weather Affects Surveillance Cameras



Weather Affects Surveillance Cameras


Introduction

As the years progress, so does our technology every year…non-stop. More and more people are beginning to install home security systems for their safety. Whether they are hard-wired from home’s electric system, they protect people against burglary and able to monitor inside or the outside of the home or business.

Extreme weather, climate changes, drastic changes from high or low temperatures, either over a short or long period of time will and can affect the operated reliable electrical device like any other device.

Electronics such as surveillance equipment and cameras ranges through a certain operating temperature because different types of [...] Continue Reading…

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CCTV FAQ Part 2



CCTV FAQ Part 2


Learning about our DVR’s can help you better understand them and allow you to do the more advanced functions, but first you need to learn the basics. Not just the basics but also things that can make setting up the DVR an easier process. This CCTV FAQ is a continuation of last months article that will further explain these functions in detail. This article will go through basic functions like creating a new user and adding an IP camera, to more advanced functions like changing the IP of a camera and enabling tour. This article can be very useful [...] Continue Reading…

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Video Surveillance – Why is it important to have a CCTV system?



Video Surveillance – Why is it important to have a CCTV system?


First thing to decide is what do you want to accomplish with your CCTV system. There are many reasons to consider a camera system, but what is your primary desire? If it is watching over your home, you need to concentrate on the perimeter, meaning you will need high resolution cameras that will work day and night. A good idea is to watch the approaches, driveway, outdoor storage areas. Have a boat stored? Put a camera on it. There are many reasons to own a CCTV system.

If you want protection for your store, you [...] Continue Reading…

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Big Brother is Watching You!



Big Brother is Watching You!


Have you ever had that feeling that someone’s is watching you? Chances are, you’re right!  If you often spend time in any major city, government building, bank, shopping center, airport, train station, port, and gas station (amongst almost any other facility that is open to the public) you are more than likely being recorded on some sort of surveillance system.  Now, whether or not someone is on the other end endlessly watching the cameras or not you may never know.  When people often think of security cameras they commonly refer to being watched by big brother!  Often times it [...] Continue Reading…

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What is an Access Control Smart Card?



What is an Access Control Smart Card?


Smart cards are generally a plastic card that has an embedded microchip and possibly a micro-processor. These chips can store data or process data. The data is usually associated with information and a value and transact with the card’s processor if it has one. Systems that can greatly benefit from smart card technology are inventory management, people management, time card and attendance, access control, and health care. Really anywhere you want to monitor and or limit access to an area you can see the value in smart cards.

Smart cards have been around for decades in many types of applications. [...] Continue Reading…

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