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Safely Crossing the Great Security Video Divide

Make sure to familiarize yourself with these pertinent reference resources, highlighted camera specifications and technology wrinkles when traversing from analog to digital CCTV.


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HDcctv Alliance, an industry group that launched in June, says it will make its proposed high definition video surveillance standard (HDcctv Interoperability Specification 1.0) publicly available in September. The gist of the consortium is to offer the marketplace a cheaper alternative to IP megapixel cameras. Todd Rockoff, chairman of the HDcctv Alliance, offers further insight. July 31, 2009

April showers bring May flowers, or so goes the old cliché. Warmer weather also brings with it thunderstorms and power surges galore. All too often the result is false alarms, lost data and the destruction of high-tech electronic equipment. May 31, 2009

There is nothing more frustrating than having a video surveillance system capture footage of an incident, only to find that the images are unusable due them being too dark, too light or having too much glare. When this occurs, the culprits are most often the lighting, the wrong type of camera being deployed or the improper placement of a camera. April 23, 2009

I ran across someone on an CCTV installation the other day using a device called a Balun. What is it? March 31, 2009

No matter what your level of technical expertise, one area that can cause confusion is the proper bonding and grounding of electrical systems such as ... March 31, 2009

A friend once asked if I wouldn’t mind evaluating the specifics of a proposed security solution at a local nonprofit children’s shelter ... February 28, 2009

Differentiate. That is the essential exhortation Dave Smith is employing to gain a foothold in North America’s crowded and hotly contested ... February 28, 2009

Keith Jentoft, president of RSI Video Technologies, a provider of remote monitoring solutions, assumes the “Hot Seat” this month to discuss issues arising from alarm verification. February 28, 2009

Well here we are with another exciting year ahead of us in the security industry. I thought I would take some time this month to ... December 31, 2008

Because security technology is becoming more integral to business operation, funding is now coming from the customer’s IT, sales and marketing departments. This convergence opens new recurring monthly revenue opportunities. December 31, 2008


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