August 1, 2013

Civilian Gun Ownership Statistics in the United States

Many people wonder about the flow of guns in the United States when compared with other industrialized countries. In the United States, there are two pillars of gun control: registration of weapons and licensing for gun owners. The US is basically the only country throughout the developed world that doesn’t license owners throughout the board. Since it is just about the only one, it can be difficult to compare the US with other countries because those same rules and regulations simply do not exist elsewhere. Canada and New Zealand are two other countries that don’t register guns across the board. They tend to register semi-automatics and handguns, but not shotguns and rifles.
July 12, 2013

Secure Your Perimeter

There are many different ways to achieve perimeter security at your location. A person must first determine what level of protection is needed. I will be describing a setup used by many business and home owners. The equipment used will be; security cameras, a dvr, IR illuminators, flashing lights, sirens, access control system, email, sms/text messaging, cell phone, and modem/router, push notification mobile app, guard dogs, remote controlled door for dog kennel, and chain link fence. This setup is based off the idea you the owner want to be notified that you have a perimeter breach. I know some items on the list are not too orthodox, but with proper configuration can be used to devastating effect while protecting your valuables.
January 2, 2013

License Plate Capture Camera vs License Plate Recognition Camera

by Ryan Newkirk When talking to clients about the requirements of their security system, I often run into business owners and homeowner associations who are looking to place a security system at an entrance or exit to view vehicles coming into and leaving from their establishment. One of the biggest things that I have learned […]
December 27, 2012

Security Camera Jargon and Acronyms Deciphered

CCTV (Closed Circuit Television): This term once referred specifically to systems that worked like standard television. At the time that the term was coined (the 1960s), the cutting edge was technology that was to eventually become cable television. It used low-frequency waves sent over metal-core and braid cables to connect a video signal with a receiver. However, instead broadcasting in a way that anyone could receive it (also called Open Circuit Television) it would instead only be connected to a single source (thus “closing” the circuit). Today the term is still applicable. All security systems connect from the camera to a recorder. Even though theoretically anyone can “connect” to the signal over the internet, you are still required to have the username and password... This effectively allows the system to prevent anyone who doesn’t belong from “joining” or “connecting” to the signals, and therefore “closes” the circuit off again.
September 4, 2012

Simplify Surveillance With A Camera Monitor

Home intrusions are on the rise and don't seem to choose any particular neighborhood or city. Home security surveillance systems are designed to protect you and your family's home from unwanted intruders. Whether you want to keep monitor your sleeping baby or protect the entire home, you will find a home surveillance system that meets your needs. The presence of video cameras alone can deter an intruder.