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Long Range Surveillance Cameras

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Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

The term “Long Range Surveillance Cameras” can mean several things.  Probably one of the most popular meanings is long range infrared (IR) capability, but it can also mean long range zoom optics or long range wireless transmission technology.  In this article will take a look at each.

Long Range IR

Long range surveillance cameras use a wealth of technology these days to reach far and yet produce a crisp, detailed video image.  Some cameras use a large array of super IR Light Emitting Diodes or IR LEDs to increase the range of the camera.  If these are placed properly in series they can extend a camera’s night time range to 1,000 feet or more.

Security Camera Illuminators can also be used to extend the night time range of your camera.   These illuminators contain nothing but super powerful IRLEDs.  IR radiation is invisible to the human eye but is like ordinary light to your camera’s sensor chip.  Therefore, with the proper placement of illuminators the range of any IR camera can be greatly increased.  Even Pan-Tilt-Zoom cameras can cover massive areas with well placed IR illuminators.

A newer method combines laser diode technology that creates long range active IR illumination greatly exceeding both the performance and distance of traditional IR LED illumination.

Luckily, the sensors used to capture daylight for the camera are also sensitive to infrared light (although our eyes can’t see it).   These sensors, either a Charged Coupled Device or CCD and a Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor or CMOS produce extremely detailed IR illuminated video images even at long ranges with the proper IR illumination.  IR illumination is in that part of the magnetic radiation spectrum that is not visible, so IR video shot at night is usually either black and white or in monochrome color.

Long Range Zoom Optics

If you are willing to pay the price, highly refined long range zoom optics are available for many cameras. In fact there are dozens of manufacturers that produce high-quality high-cost zoom lenses that can have very long ranges.  Sometimes it may be better off to consider the placement of a second or third camera as these may actually cost lest than long range zoom optics.

These lenses may start at around 50 to 100 dollars but the real highly refined long range zoom lenses usually start around the low $300 mark and may range up to a thousand dollars.

Wireless Long Rang Surveillance Cameras

There are many “wireless methods” out there these days including WiFi, 2.4 and 5.8 GHz, 900 MHz to name a few. Most all of these wireless methods are called Line of Sight or LOS methods.  Line of Sight means that the range on the wireless transmission (as stated by the manufacturer in the specifications for the camera) is based on a clear path between the camera and the receiver.  In other words, put yourself at the place you intend to mount your camera and look toward your receiver.   If there is nothing in the way impeding your sight to the camera you should get maximum wireless range.

On the other hand, if there is anything that blocks the LOS path, that can reduce your range or make the wireless connection impossible.  Items that block the LOS have different effects upon the transmission.  Objects that often block the LOS include walls, building, trees, window glass, stone, brick, or concrete block to name a few.  The good news is that most of the time these materials do not totally inhibit transmission, they just reduce it.

The typical range for average wireless cameras ranges from 50 to a few hundred feet.  However, long range surveillance cameras, according to their manufacturers, can transmit from 2400 feet up to 3 or 4 miles!

So we have identified three different modes of long range surveillance cameras.  There are long range Infrared cameras, long range high quality optics that let the camera see longer, and wireless long range surveillance cameras.

If you have any questions concerning long range surveillance cameras contact one of our security experts via on-line “Live Chat” or by telephone at 866-573-8878 Monday through Friday from 9AM to 6PM EST.  We love to help!


Wholesale Surveillance Cameras

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Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Techpro Security Products is a major manufacturer, distributor and retailer of security cameras, security DVRs, IP Cameras and NVRs. We currently have over 1000 registered security dealers and resellers that depend on our equipment for their customers every single day. While Techpro Security Products is happy to provide outstanding technical support to our retail customers that purchase our high end equipment through our retail website, our claim to fame is the incredible value we provide for our registered security dealers and resellers.

Security dealers that are looking for a security camera distributor are directed to a dedicated wholesale website . There they can apply for membership. Our team will need to verify the applicant’s eligibility as either a security dealer or reseller before approving them with a wholesale account. Once approved, the new member will enjoy tremendous savings on what is already the best value in the security camera industry! Wholesale members receive a level of tech support that is unparalleled in the CCTV industry. Our tech support technicians are experts in each CCTV product we sell. Unlike many other competitors that sell several brands of security DVRs and security cameras, our wholesale CCTV products all share the same platform. Therefore, if you know how to use one DVR, then you know how to use all of our DVRs, IP cameras and NVRs since each CCTV recording device shares the same GUIs. This makes installing our CCTV equipment much easier than buying from our competitors.

Many website resellers receive special distributor discounts from us based on the volume of business they do each month. As a major CCTV distributor, we are able to blind drop ship our equipment to their customers efficiently, providing the end user with a seamless experience. Our distributors do not even need to stock our products. Several of them sell our products on their own website and then just send us the orders to fulfill for them. Really, what could be easier?

Most of our Security Dealers find us through our website. Once there, there is a link on the left to apply as a security dealer. Once they complete the form with the required information, a representative will verify the applicant’s eligibility. Once approved, the applicant then becomes a member of and will have 24 hour/day access to our private, members only website. Making wholesale purchases could not be easier for our CCTV dealers. We offer easy to configure packages that will have all the security cameras, DVRs, cables and accessories that they will need for their installation. Our website is complete with hundreds of helpful tutorials and videos that will educate and train our dealers 24 hours per day. Of course our Tech support team is available to provide security dealers with live tech support Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm EST.

Our security sales team, lead by Matt Stetson, Sales Manager are able to assist in the planning and design stages of your customer proposal. Many of our security dealers and integrators will send over schematics and floor plans so that our team can suggest equipment and configurations that will help our security dealers win bids! Our security dealers count on us to be their number one source for the best value in wholesale security camera systems.


Buy Surveillance Cameras

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Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Why buy surveillance cameras?  Because in this day and age you need as much protection and security as you can get at home or at work and a digital video surveillance camera system is just the right tool for the job.

Security Camera King has a vast supply of top quality digital video cameras and you can buy surveillance cameras that fit just about every need.  Thanks to modern technology, there are many different type of cameras that are designed to fit many types of needs.  In this article we will attempt to list Security Camera Kings surveillance cameras to give you an idea of what is available.  Of course the list is abridged;  we can’t list all the cameras in this article but this should give you some good ideas to start planning your design.

When you buy surveillance cameras you need to know what type of camera you want or need.  There are basically 3 different types of digital security and surveillance camera based on appearance:  The box camera, a standard issue for years; The bullet camera is always designed for indoor/outdoor use; and the dome camera which is usually mounted on the ceiling or walls.

Box Cameras

This is probably the most common style around today.  The box camera is incredibly versatile because the camera is basically just a box shaped instrument.  You will need to purchase lenses (fixed or varifocal) and mounting hardware.  Of course, if you plan to use the camera outdoors, you will also need to get a weather-proof housing.

Security Camera King offers three different models to choose from.  Product# BC-EL600 is a 600 TVL super high resolution wide dynamic range security camera.  This camera is a part of the Elite series and comes with a full 2 year warranty!

Product# SVS-60CDNRD is a 600 ZTVL super high resolution wide dynamic range box camera.  This camera is very similar to the one mentioned above except is a dual power camera.  This camera can work off of 12VDC or 24VAC.

The third and final box camera is the 540 TVL high-speed license plate capture camera.  Its resolution is not quite as high as the prior two listed, but it has been made with a specific circuitry to capture license plates on moving vehicles even when the vehicles are moving up to 90 mph.

Bullet Cameras

These cameras usually come standard with infrared technology and weatherproofing such that they are an indoor/outdoor camera and are ready to go.  Security Camera King offers so many bullet cameras that there isn’t enough room to list each one here.  If you are interested in checking them out go to Security Equipment>Security Cameras>Bullet Security Cameras or go directly to this page:

The major differences between the different bullet cameras offered are resolution (from 420 TVL up to 700 TVL), number of on-board infrared Light Emitting Diodes or IR LEDS which ultimately determines the IR Range, and true day/night cameras.

Dome Cameras

To maintain consistency with our web page order, we’ll separate the dome cameras into indoor, vandal proof, and Pan-Tilt-Zoom or PTZ types.

Indoor Dome Cameras

Product# TPD-65MINI distinguishing feature is that fact that it is samller than average size dome cameras.  Size not being considered it’s comparable in features to Product# ID-EL650L2812, except the latter camera is part of the Security Camera King Elite Series and it offers a 2 year warranty.  Both cameras offer a resolution of 650 TVL.

Product# TPD-70L49 is a 700 TVL day/night indoor dome camera that can create clear, crisp videos in only 0.1 Lux of light.

Product#SVD-60DNL2812D is a 600 TVL day/night cameras.  Like most Veilux products this camera comes loaded with all sorts of features.

Last but certainly not lease is Product# SVD-60IR30l2812d A 600 TVL super high resolution day/night infrared camera.  It contains 30 on-board IR LEDs and has an Infrared range of about 180 feet.

Vandal Proof Dome Cameras

Security Camera King has so many different types of this camera in stock that we can’t cover them all here so it is best to go to the Web page and look around for yourself. Click “Security Equipment>Security Cameras>Vandal Proof Dome Security Cameras or

Our security experts can help you buy surveillance cameras so please contact them by on-line Live Chat or by telephone at 866-573-8878.


Store Surveillance Cameras

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Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

It’s almost impossible to believe that a retailer, especially one with a large store, doesn’t have store surveillance cameras.  No matter what type of business, store surveillance cameras can help you maintain loss prevention while at the same time preventing the need for an elaborate and possibly costly security department.

If designed and used properly, store surveillance cameras, or rather a store surveillance system can provide more that just loss prevention; in addition to protecting the stores assets, it can help protect store employees and provide documentation for the store in the event of a potentially costly insurance claim (like slips, trips, and falls).

Obviously, there are several benefits in having a good store surveillance camera system.  Let’s take a look at some of these benefits.

One of the biggest advantages is merchandise loss prevention.  Store surveillance cameras not only help prevent loss but can be a big factor in documenting and establishing proof of a potential shoplifting theft.  Most shoplifters will obviously deny the fact that they were stealing merchandise.  But, when a digital video security and surveillance system has the entire episode recorded this documentation can prove invaluable both to police and in court.

However, just the presence of store surveillance cameras can reduce the incidences of crime, especially shoplifting.   If the retail facility is quite large in square footage, fake cameras can be used to extend the coverage the “real” store surveillance cameras provide.

Another advantage of store surveillance cameras is that they not only help manage loss prevention, but when the store is closed the system keeps on working to protect it from after hours vandalism and theft.  Cameras can be monitored twenty four hours a day either on site inside the building or remotely at just about any location including professional monitoring security stations.  For example, should someone attempt a break-in while the store is closed a professional monitoring company can call the local authorities and the police could arrive before the burglars can get there hands on any merchandise.

Speaking of theft, not only can store surveillance cameras help prevent store theft from customers, but it can also prevent theft from employees.  Employee theft is something mot managers hate to think about but the fact of the matter is it still occurs.  If inventory checks don’t match up with register receipt data there’s a good chance the theft is originating from within the company.  A well designed system will be able to document this and provide evidence to the fact.

The retail business, like many other businesses, must be vigilant when it comes to marketing. Commercials, sales, and special events are all good marketing tools, but the layout of the store also has a big impact on sales.   A digital video security system can even provide help in determining how to set-up the store.  After watching several hours of recorded video, store managers can get a “feel” for what items should be placed near the cash registers for example.

Another benefit of using store surveillance cameras is in monitoring employee/customer relationships.  Customer service is an important an integral part of retail marketing and one employee has the potential for destroying thousands of dollars of potential sales if customer service standards are not followed.

Finally, thanks to today’s modern technology, the monitoring station doesn’t even need to be anywhere near the store.  Better yet, if there is more than one store, they can all be monitored in one place at the same time taking advantage of IP (Internet Protocol) ready cameras and Digital Video Recorders or DVRs.  (Actually when systems use the Internet to network together, the DVR is called a Network Video Recorder or NVR.)

To take this one step further, any manager or owner can “tap in” to the store’s cameras using a smartphone from anywhere in the world they have 3G or 4G mobile service.   That means that while the store may be located in Texas, if the manager has a meeting in Oregon, he/she can see each camera and in most cases even control the camera (Pan-Tilt-Zoom or PTZ cameras for example) with their smartphone.

If you are interested in a store surveillance camera system for your store, please contact us today and one of our security experts will be glad to help you determine what you need with a needs analysis and will also assist you in designing your own system. They are extremely friendly and helpful and are here to help you.


SVB-54 Bullet Surveillance Cameras

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Friday, April 15th, 2011

If you are looking for high-quality indoor/outdoor cameras, you should consider the SVB-54 Bullet Surveillance Cameras.  These camera are manufactured by Veilux, a premium quality name brand in the digital video security industry.

We’ll take a look at the SVB-54IRC90L550D camera specifically, in this article.  It should give you a good idea of what the SVB-54 Bullet Surveillance Cameras are and what they can do.


Bullet cameras are probably one of the most popular types of the three available (box, bullet, dome) digital video security cameras used today.  Whether you use a bullet, box, or dome is a matter of application and personal preference.  Generally, you can find the same features and options for all three types of cameras so it is usually a matter of installation application or personal preference that determines whether you choose a box, bullet, or dome.


SVB-54 Bullet Surveillance Cameras are manufactured by Veilux, a quality name brand of digital video security and surveillance equipment in the security camera industry.  They are high quality cameras that are rugged yet sensitive enough to provide the clearest, detailed video image.


Most bullet cameras are indoor/outdoor cameras.  That means they can be used inside a building or mounted outside without any additional cover needed.  The SVB Bullet Surveillance Cameras are rated IP65.  IP stands for Ingress Protection and is a standard developed by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) to provide some common language that can be used to describe the type of protection that a camera enclosure can provide.


The first digit in the IP rating, in this case for SVB Bullet Surveillance Cameras, represents the protection afforded against solid objects.  The scale ranges from 0 to 6 with object protection from smaller items the higher the number.  The 6 in this rating indicates that the camera has complete protection from dust.  That means it is dust tight and that dust cannot enter the enclosure to damage the camera.


The second digit in the IP rating of this camera represents the protection afforded against liquid matter. This scale ranges from 0 to 8 where a 1 for example means the enclosure protects from dripping water and an 8 meaning total immersion in water beyond 1 meter.  The 5 in SVB-54 Bullet Surveillance Cameras means that the enclosure protects its contents from water projected by a nozzle in any direction.  Therefore, a rating of IP65 is pretty good for an outdoor (or indoor) security camera.


Not only do SVB-54 Bullet Surveillance Cameras carry an IP65 rating, but they also include their own cooling fan as well.  This fan can also help prevent fog or condensation on the lens of the camera inside the enclosure (which would become a real problem).


The SVB-54IRC90L550D is a high definition camera that utilizes a 1/3″ Sony Super HAD CCD that will support a resolution of 540 TVL (TeleVision Lines). It also offers “true day and night” recording by removing the InfraRed cut filter.


However, if IR is the mode you prefer to use the camera steps up to the plate to provide that as well. The SVB-54IRC90L550D has 90 IR Light Emitting Diodes or LEDs that can flood the field of view.  The human eye cannot detect this IR light but the CCD chip is inherently sensitive to it, so these make an excellent light source while protecting the anonymity of the camera at night.  In fact, this camera has an IR rating in total darkness of about 270+ feet indoors and 210+ feet outdoors.


Other features of SVB-54IRC90L550D and the SVB-54 Bullet Surveillance Camera series include:

  • Dwell time setting (the default setting is 20 seconds);
  • External Control Rings;
  • Back light compensation;
  • Mirror function;
  • 5-50 mm DC Auto Iris IR lens; and,
  • Dual power input of either 12VDC or 24VAC.


So if you’re looking for an SVB-54 Bullet Surveillance Camera contact one of Security Camera Kings security experts either via on-line Live Chat or by telephone at 1-866-573-8878 Monday through Friday 9AM to 6PM EST.