January 23, 2015

Instantly Record Video Clips To Your DVR?

Instantly recording video clips to your DVR! So what happens when you want to record a short event at the push of the button with your dvr?  Let’s say you want to use your surveillance system for interviews. How about File Transfer Protocol video clips? Youtube uploads? Or any important event that you would rather […]
December 31, 2014

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 […]
November 20, 2014

Advantages to Modeling Your Colorado Amendment 64 and I-502 Layout

Modeling Advantages for Washington Initiative 502 and Colorado Amendment 64: Introduction So you’ve created the layout for your facility in order to submit it to the state, but now you are running into the questions like “How many cameras do I need?” or “Where and how do I position my cameras?”  Your first consideration should […]
October 20, 2014

Layouts and Modeling – The Advantages of Modeling your Surveillance Camera Positions

After you have decided that you have a need for a surveillance system and you’ve worked through what kind of system you want to use, you are going to run into the question of how many cameras you need and where are you going to place those cameras.  One tool for determining this is to […]
September 30, 2014

I-502 Washington Code 314-55-083 Security, Surveillance and Access Control: Contingency and Congruency Planning PART 1

When building your I-502 system it is important to plan your security layout, contingency and congruency options.  What does this mean exactly? It means planning for the worst case scenario. Planning for all foreseeable contingencies and running congruent systems to compartmentalize as much damage to the system as a worst case scenario can create.  When […]