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Mass Notification and Emergency Communication Installation Guidelines for SpectrAlert Advance

Designed to be watertight and to operate in a wide temperature range, SpectrAlert Advance outdoor audible visible (AV) appliances are an ideal solution for fire, general signaling, mass notification, or…


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The migration from analog to IP video is often an incremental one in which both must co-exist within the same overall surveillance system. Keeping these so-called hybrid systems running as trouble-free as possible requires technicians to understand legacy and new technologies. Find out where to begin when problems do arise with this free download from Security Sales & Integration. March 01, 2012

Formerly the domain of the very high end of the security and maritime markets, thermal imaging technology is expanding fast and branching into myriad industries and applications. As costs continue to tumble, thermal-enabled devices proliferate and unhinge potential uses and revenue opportunities. Find out where the technology is today and likely heading tomorrow. January 01, 2012

Technological advances along with declining prices are opening up myriad security applications for thermal imaging. Understanding how thermal cameras are affected by variables such as detector type, lens, f/number, resolution, pixel pitch and image processing is essential to ensure results mesh with expectations. November 01, 2011

Much the same way a clogged artery can shut down the human body, overloaded or inadequate cabling can undermine even the most advanced video surveillance system. Matching the application and system components to the transmission medium is critical to achieve desired performance. Learn how to make the best choices. October 01, 2011

While crisp, clear surveillance video is readily achieved today, managing CCTV streams and recording those images has become imperative. Everlarger IP systems featuring high definition cameras have the industry scrambling to develop effective methods to compress and store video data. Read on to discover your best options. August 01, 2011

Although it has been receiving a lot more attention recently within security industry circles, thermal imaging goes back hundreds of years. It’s come a long way since then to become applicable and affordable for myriad video surveillance uses. Begin with the basics and ramp up for these opportunities. July 01, 2011

Whether grainy or crystal-clear, the images displayed on a monitoring screen are typically the most conspicuous aspect of any video surveillance system. And depending on the application, this video resolution is also typically the most critical security factor. Learn the essential components to strive for picture perfection. June 01, 2011

So you’ve been tasked with designing a commercial video surveillance system. Your first step is determining the required degree of security and then tailoring it to the specific application type. This free download walks you through the process and explains how to decipher camera specs. March 01, 2011

Reducing light pollution, conserving energy and homeland security target hardening is making it more important than ever to achieve high quality video surveillance with minimal illumination. Intensified, IR and thermal imaging technology are ready to meet the challenge. October 01, 2010

Placing more intelligence within so-called edge devices is allowing video surveillance systems to place fewer demands on network resources. Better understand and deploy solutions based on this new approach to recording, storage and analytics. August 01, 2010




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