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The Evolution of the Security System 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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Why Wide Dynamic Range is Important for Video Surveillance?

Standard Camera Obstacles Lighting can make it hard for cameras to capture clear images if the light is cast in the wrong direction. A common issue with surveillance camera situations is reflective surfaces. Wide Dynamic Range Cameras are able to mitigate issue of...

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License Plate Recognition Vs. License Plate Capturing

In the process of designing video surveillance systems- our clients are always telling us they need license plate recognition at their front entrance, but what they usually mean is license plate capturing. Although they’re often used together, these two concepts are...

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4 Advantages of Video Surveillance in Food Manufacturing

Health and safety are typically at the top of our list of concerns when processing food. This is why the food industry has such strict requirements in the United States. These businesses are also concerned with other areas such as business operations, loss reduction and regulatory compliance. The many challenges of these requirements include insufficiently regulated systems and continual changes to production practices in food processing. These challenges are driving the need for improvements. For example, advancements in video technology offer a range of benefits for food processing.

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Top 5 Reasons to Integrate Video Surveillance and Access Control

The biggest trend in security today is integration between video surveillance and access control. Product vendors and systems integrators are working to bridge the gap between these two systems to provide users with a higher level of security and a more efficient and user-friendly experience.

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