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Professional Surveillance Cameras vs. Do-It-Yourself Consumer Cameras

Commercial facilities and even local governments traditionally have much higher standards for professional security camera systems compared to something you would buy retail at Walmart or Home Depot. The problem is that there is a ton of misinformation online, and consumer-based DIY camera kits are often marketed to commercial facilities as “professional solutions.”

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The State of the Cannabis Industry Security System

The Global Cannabis Industry Is Rapidly on the Rise The accelerated legalization of marijuana over the past few decades in the United States has generated a spark in the cannabis industry. Judging by the numbers, that spark shows no signs of fading. In July of...

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The Evolution of the Security Systems Provider

If you’re planning a new or upgraded a commercial video surveillance system or building access control system you may be wondering who should I hire?  Over the past 15 years, the lines between security systems integrators and physical security consulting firms have...

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Top 6 Ingredients when planning for a video surveillance project in 2019

A video surveillance project can be a daunting task, primarily due to the number of factors that determine the best camera to use. Many facilities already have IT infrastructure, which will need to support the cameras you select. The desired image quality and surveillance environment will also determine the camera’s desired performance characteristics. However, the performance of surveillance cameras must be weighed against cost, including the initial cost of the camera and ongoing costs of storing the video.

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