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Home Surveillance Systems

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Thursday, March 17th, 2011

Home surveillance systems provide security, protection, and monitoring services that can give you peace of mind and keep your family safe.  These systems are based on digital video and digital data; because of this they have the explicit advantage of sharing the benefits of technological improvements in the personal computing industry.  This means exponentially greater performance at less expensive prices.

Typically, most home surveillance systems are component systems made up of three major components or pieces of equipment; the digital video cameras, the Digital Video Recorder or DVR and one or more monitors.  Digital video cameras may be mounted anywhere that’s advantageous to the user; however, standard applications normally provide for exterior perimeter coverage of the home including entrances, exits, and first floor or ground accessible windows.

Inside the home surveillance system can be “zone” type where coverage is based on specific areas of the home and cameras are normally placed in large rooms, hallways, lobbies, and the like or every room may be equipped with its own camera.  This is really a matter of the user’s preference, as are special use cameras.

Special use cameras on the exterior of the home can include a wide variety of cameras and situations.  For example, outdoor cameras (as well as indoor cameras) can be equipped with infrared illumination and the required electronics so as to provide 24 hour coverage, even in total darkness.

More specific uses for the exterior of the home include gate monitoring, driveway monitoring, garage and other detached building monitoring, pet area monitoring, and entrance monitoring.  These cameras can be standard “wired” types or they can also be wireless where the camera transmits a signal to a receiver that is located close to and cabled with the DVR.

Another useful feature for gate and entrance door cameras is two-audio.  Using two-way audio, the gate camera or door camera can act like a security guard that allows you to converse with whomever maybe at the door or gate before permitting them entry.  Each of Security Camera King’s home surveillance systems DVRs supports two way voice technology.

There are many other uses for exterior home surveillance systems’ cameras that are just too numerous to mention here.  The key point is that with all the basic and optional features that digital video cameras have available to offer; they are so versatile that there is almost no situation where they can’t be used.

In addition, there are probably just as many special uses for cameras inside the home as there are outside.  As mentioned earlier, cameras can come with infrared video capability so that when a room is in total darkness, a clear, crisp highly detailed black and white video can still be created.  These cameras are especially useful as baby monitors.   Placed in the nursery with a full open view of the crib/bed and baby/child, these cameras can monitor the infant all night long without disturbing them.  (The infrared Light Emitting Diodes or LEDs that are used to provide the infrared illumination cannot be seen by the human eye.)

Home surveillance systems for inside the home can also include cameras with motion detectors.  These cameras are connected to an on-board PIR or Passive InfraRed detector that turns the camera on for recording only when motion is detected.  The cameras are useful as alarms as well, for the DVR if so equipped, can be programmed to send and email every time the camera is activated.  Furthermore, these cameras save a tremendous about of DVR hard disk space since they only record when motion is detected.

Another highly specialized use indoor home surveillance systems camera is the hidden or disguised camera.  Modern technology has paved the way for these relatively new cameras.  The units are so small that they can easily be hidden inside other normal working objects.  For example, if you need a camera to monitor your home office while you are away, but feel that a mounted camera may appear obtrusive or aesthetically displeasing, you can use a hidden desk clock camera.  The camera is hidden inside the stylish full operating model of a desk clock.

Security Camera King offers all sorts of home surveillance systems and very competitive prices.  We offer 4, 8, 16, and 32 channel systems that come complete with cameras, cable, connectors, power supplies, and a DVR.  We feature three different types of DVRs; the entry level “Elite Mini,” the full enterprise level “Elite,” and our top of the line “Ultimate.”

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PTZ Security Cameras

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Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Pan-Tilt-Zoom or PTZ security cameras can really extend the field of view of an otherwise stationary camera.  There are a variety of PTZ security cameras that can perform many functions in addition to PTZ perhaps making this camera the most versatile in application of all the different types of security cameras.   Security Camera King has a large selection of only the highest quality PTZ security cameras in the business.

A horizontal movement of a camera’s field of view (or direction of aim) is called a “Pan.”  Likewise, vertical movement of a camera’s field of view is called “Tilt.”  Using combinations of telephoto lens moving in and out to enlarge or shrink the field of view or magnify specific objects within the field of view is called “Zooming.”  A PTZ camera of course, can do all three of these actions.

Several years ago, a PTZ security camera was incredibly expensive; especially if it was the older analog type camera.  These cameras were often bullet or box type cameras that were mounted on electric motor operated pedestals to produce the movements necessary to pan or tilt.  They were often awkward, bulky, and bumpy in their movement.

Today’s modern digital video PTZ cameras are very light weight and move with incredible precision and fluidity.  They are much cheaper than their analog ancestors thanks to modern technological improvements in both electronic circuitry and mechanical design.  The majority of PTZ cameras on the market today are the dome type camera.  They can be mounted on the ceiling or on the wall using horizontal mounting brackets.

Regardless of whether the camera is mounted on the ceiling or the wall, the camera itself is oriented in a position that always puts the camera dome opposite the floor or ground.  In this position, the camera has the advantage of being able to pan around in a circle of 360 degrees and tilt in a full semi-sphere of 180 degrees or more.  If possible a ceiling mount or side mount on a pole is more desirable than a wall mount because providing there are no additional objects blocking the view of the camera, it has a greater total viewing area (not being blocked by a wall).

PTZ security cameras are controlled by any a variety of different methods.  They can be controlled using a PTZ controller board which has a joystick and push buttons or they can often be controlled by keyboard buttons alone. Each of Security Camera King’s featured DVR’s the Elite-Mini, Elite, and Ultimate series also offer’s a unique mouse PTZ control.  The camera movements can be controlled by clicking the camera’s view on the monitor screen and pointing and dragging the mouse.  The PTZ camera will follow the mouse’s movement.

In addition, PTZ security cameras can also be purchased with optional auto-tracking features.  Auto-tracking is a special function that enables the camera to detect motion, follow the object, and zoom in on the object automatically to provide the most advantageous view.  This feature is often used by security departments responsible for large retail parking lots or industrial employee parking lots to maintain security coverage in these areas.  When cars or individuals enter or move around the parking lot the camera can keep track of them every inch of the way.

Another common feature of PTZ security cameras is area specific preset patrol.  In this mode the camera is preset to patrol a specified area.  It can be set to track and follow in that specified area or when triggered can be set to pan, tilt, and/or zoom to a pre-determined specified area.

When choosing your PTZ security camera, make sure you purchase the appropriate type for the environment; cameras are either rated for use indoors or outdoors or both.  Next you’ll need to determine if you need the optional auto-tracking feature.

You will also need to determine the magnitude of the zoom function that you desire.  Generally, the greater the magnification of the zoom function, the more expensive the camera due to the precision lenses and electronic circuitry that are required to support it.  Lastly, you will need to determine what type of mount you’ll need for the camera.

Checkout Security Camera King’s full line of PTZ security cameras by clicking on  “Pan Tilt Security Cameras“.

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Small Business Security Systems

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Monday, February 28th, 2011

Security Camera King offers a well rounded selection of digital video small business security systems.  These systems can provide protection, deter illegal activity, and document any vandalism, theft, or other activity in high-quality color full motion video.  The systems are easy to operate, easy to set up, and easy enough to install yourself if you so desire.

Any business needs security protection, regardless of how big or small the business may be.  Of course, if the business is large enough, it may even have its own security department or security team.  Another option would include contracting the security to an independent security and protection agency.  However, small businesses, especially those that are in the beginning stages of their development, can’t afford these options.

Yet security is still a definite necessity to protect the interests of the business, its property, and its employees.  What is the solution?  Small business security systems can fit this need at a small business overhead price while providing big business security advantages.

Security Camera King offers four different small business security systems based on the number of cameras or channels in each system.  We carry 4, 8, 16, and 32 channel digital video systems.  Each system comes with the designated number of vandal-proof day/night infrared vision dome cameras, the necessary power supply for the cameras, cables, connectors, and of course a Digital Video Recorder or DVR.

Our 4, 8, and 16 channel small business security systems are further divided into three major groups each, depending on the type of DVR selected.  We offer the Elite Mini, the Elite, and the Ultimate brand DVRs.  For any one of these channel groups we actually offer 6 different system packages.  For example, for a four channel system we offer two system packages for the Elite Mini, two for the Elite, and Two for the Ultimate.

The differences between small business security systems packages with the same DVR type are cable and power supplies.  For the complete Four Channel Elite Mini HD DVR Security Camera Surveillance Packages we offer one package that includes a four channel space saving power supply with four plug and play cables.  Our second Four Channel Elite Mini HD DVR package includes the same DVR and cameras, but instead offers a four channel power distribution box, one box of bulk RG-59 18/2 Siamese Cable, four power leads, and connectors.

Each of our DVRs comes with an astounding variety of standard features.  The major difference between our Elite Mini and the Elite and Ultimate DVRs, is that the Elite Mini does not have a CD/DVD writer.  However all of our DVRs provide High Definition Outputs, the latest and most efficient CODEC (COmpression/DECompression) utility, H.264, built in Web server, email alerts, and Smartphone accessible technology.

The Internet options are especially helpful in small business security systems because many small business owners like the opportunity to monitor their systems remotely while they are conducting other business related tasks or even while they are on vacation.  You can use the Web browser access from your home computer to view each of your small business security system’s digital cameras and if you are on the road, anywhere in the world that Internet access is available via a Smartphone, you can view and even control your system via your phone using one of our free applications.

Although the Elite Mini does not have a CD/DVD writer, it does allow you to make backup copies using a USB thumb drive.  The Elite and Ultimate DVRs provide a CD/DVD writer for you to use to back-up your recorded footage or copy specific portions of it to distributable media to give to police, insurance companies, etc.

Security Camera King also recognizes that every small business has its own specific security requirements.  That’s why we offer our systems with component changes and upgrades (some may be an additional charge).  This provides you with the opportunity to purchase a complete system, tailored to your specific security needs, at a reasonable discounted packaged system price.

Since you can actually save costs for your small business by installing your own small business security system we also provide support from the beginning to the end of the process.  Our systems are easy to install and come with all the manuals for the components that describe hook-ups, features, set-up procedures, etc. but we realize that may not always be enough.  That’s why we offer free complete support from design of your system through installation, setup, and use.

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CCTV Kits

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Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Digital video security and surveillance systems are such a cinch to install that they are now available easy do-it-yourself CCTV kits. Security Camera King’s CCTV kits contain just about everything you’ll need to install your own digital video security system except the tools. In addition, we’re available to help you design your system to ensure you receive the maximum efficiency and protection possible. In addition, we also offer full support through every step of the installation process and can offer our unique virtual on-site technical assistance.

If that’s not enough to get you interested in Security Camera King’s high quality CCTV kits, we can also remotely configure your Digital Video Recorder or DVR and system through your personal computer and an Internet connection. Further, we offer free shipping on all orders over $500.00.

Just take a look at our security camera systems CCTV kits. We feature three different levels of HD DVRs including the economically priced Elite mini, the Elite Series, and the high-resolution enterprise level Ultimate Series. Each system is available in four, eight, or sixteen channels (cameras) which include 420TVL digital video cameras except the Ultimate Series that includes high-resolution 520 TVL cameras. In addition, we now feature a thirty two channel Elite Series DVR package.

Our CCTV kits offer top-of-line DVRs that come with tremendous amount of valuable features that are standard and cost nothing extra. Our DVRs all use the H.264, the latest CODEC or COmpression/DECompression utility available to prepare your digital video files for storage and viewing.

Plus, each on of our DVRs is IP or Internet Protocol ready. They can be plugged into an internet connection and offer a variety of Web related features such as remote viewing and camera control and e-mail alert notification. You can access your system anywhere in the world there is broadband Internet access and that includes using 3G and 4G smartphones.

Security Camera King offers six different configurations for each of our four, eight, and sixteen channel systems. For example our 4 Channel systems we offer two Elite mini, two Elite Series, and two Ultimate Series CCTV kits. Each kit comes with the DVR, your choice of digital video cameras, wiring, connectors, and power supplies. In addition we allow you to custom design components so that the system is tailor made for your specific applications (some modifications may require an additional charge).

The Elite Mini system CCTV kit comes in two variations for four, eight, or sixteen channels. Our first variation Elite Mini system CCTV kit (for each channel configuration) in addition to the Elite Mini HD DVR and Indoor/outdoor weatherproof high-resolution infrared vandal dome security cameras, includes four plug and play cables and a four channel space saving power supply. Our second Elite Mini system includes the same DVR and cameras, but includes one four-channel power distribution box, 1 box of RG-59-18/2 Siamese cable, and four power leads for the power box.

These two variations of CCTV kits are also offered for Elite Series and Ultimate Series DVRs. Our eight channel kits offer the same items except there are two four-channel space saving power supplies and 8 plug and play cables in the first variation and one eight-channel power distribution box, 2 boxes of RG-59-18/2 bulk Siamese cable and 8 power leads for the power box.

We have two variations for our sixteen channel systems as well. They include the same items mentioned above except there is enough equipment to support the included sixteen digital video cameras.

At this time, we also offer a thirty two channel CCTV kit. At the present, we only offer this kit using the 32-Channel Elite DVR. However, we do offer it in the two equipment variations as the ones already mentioned.

One of these systems is bound to meet your needs and price range. Our DVRs feature a three year warranty and our cameras and accessories offer a one year warranty. Speaking of accessories, we literally have hundreds of accessories available to further enhance and/or customize your CCTV kit.

If you are interested in purchasing one of Security King’s CCTV kits, you can purchase them using our on-line catalog site at “Security Camera Systems“. If you need anymore information or have any questions about our security camera systems you can also contact us on-line via our “Live Chat” service or by telephone at 866-573-8878 Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM EST.

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Web Ready DVR Security System

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Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Security Camera King features several different digital video security systems and each of them is a web ready DVR security system. We take pride in offering the highest-quality most up-to-date security merchandise, and that includes our web ready Elite Mini, Elite Series, and Ultimate Series Digital Video Recorders or DVRs.

These days everyone’s work and personal situation is different so versatility is the key to digital video camera security system that can work for all. Security Camera Kings do-it-yourself security systems are easy to install and a cinch to set-up and operate. What’s more, since each DVR is a web ready DVR security system, once installed you can access your system anywhere in the world where there is broadband internet access, and that includes using your 3G or 4G smartphone.

There are several ways of using the Internet with digital video security system components. These components are usually designated as IP or Internet Protocol ready, such as an IP Digital Video Security Camera. They are also referred to as “Web ready” such as a Web ready DVR security system. In the following article, we’ll take a look at the differences between IP ready cameras and IP or Web ready DVR security systems and look at some of the benefits or features of a Web ready system.

Web ready digital video cameras are different from ordinary digital video cameras in that they do not directly connect to the DVR. In fact, Web ready cameras don’t have to connect to a DVR at all. Web ready or IP cameras use the internet as a vehicle for networking. They can connect to a DVR remotely, thousands of miles away, via the internet. They can also be viewed and controlled via the internet.

Each IP ready camera contains its own web server technology and connects directly to the Internet via a broadband internet connection. The connection is usually via a Cat 5 Ethernet cable or wirelessly to a wireless broadband modem or router. Of course, most are WiFi compatible. The camera’s digital information is streamed over the Internet. It may be downloaded and saved on a personal computer or Internet connected DVR and it can also be viewed live using a personal computer, a Web browser, and an Internet Connection.

Another way of taking advantage of the versatility of the Internet is by using a web ready DVR security system. Like the IP digital video camera, the DVR contains the Web server technology. However, having a web ready DVR security system is far more powerful that just a Web ready camera.

In a typical Web ready DVR security system, each camera connects directly to the DVR first. It may do this using a video data transmission cable such as an RG-59 Siamese cable or it may connect wirelessly using an on-board transmitter and a corresponding receiver that is connected to the DVR. The system can be used like any non-web ready system. The cameras send their video data to the DVR unit which also includes a Digital Signal Processor that runs on an operating system. The unit compiles the camera’s data and creates a digital video file that can be stored on the DVR’s hard disk drive and/or viewed live on a monitor.

However, since the Web ready DVR security system is connected to the Internet, the cameras may also be monitored remotely, anywhere in the world there is broadband internet access (including smartphones). You can even record them remotely, as well as on the parent DVR. But there are some additional benefits as well.

For example, any Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera not only can be monitored remotely but can be controlled remotely via the Web ready DVR Internet connection. Security Camera King’s featured systems support two-way audio over the Internet as well. Further, the DVRs support up to 10 network or Internet users simultaneously.

Also, many web ready DVR security systems require a static IP address that normally will cost extra through your Internet Service Provider or ISP. Our web ready systems use Dynamic DNS support, which means a static IP address is not necessary.

Last but not least, our Web ready DVR security systems also support standard POP email accounts. This means you can program the system to email you anywhere at anytime based on several different triggers that you set.

So when it comes to versatility Security Camera King’s Web ready DVR security systems do it all.

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