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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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The St. Louis Cardinals' new home has the same name as their previous nest, but that's where the similarities end. Among the enhancements at Bush Stadium III is state-of-the-art video surveillance, which knocks the ball out of the park with networked CCTV systems. March 31, 2006

Cisco purchases software-maker SyPixx Networks to start new physical-security unit. March 07, 2006

November 30, 2005

A new public CCTV system monitors one of the most famous streets in the world, but it isn’t the cameras and wireless routers that clamor for a close-up. The “HOC” that keeps Hollywood Boulevard safe shines as an example of teamwork between a security firm, business and police. August 31, 2005

Expansion is made all the easier when security dealers and systems integrators diversify into horizontal markets that center on video surveillance that goes beyond traditional security applications. In most cases, a security firm already possesses most of the skills necessary to succeed in these markets. July 31, 2005

Those who fail in the public works video security arena usually do so because they fail to identify the hidden costs associated with this new market experience. Those who are successful did their homework before they embarked on this new journey into public sector work. May 31, 2005

When the cable a security contractor uses to carry video signals is not up to the task, the result will undoubtedly be a degraded version of the original scene and an unhappy customer. Knowing the advantages and disadvantages of coaxial, unshielded twisted-pair and fiber-optic cabling — and which applications they are best suited for — will help assure your video makes the grade at the end of the line. January 31, 2005

November 30, 2004

Joe Freeman: With increased usage of PCs and the Internet, security dealers believe there will be a substantial increase in the sale of Internet protocol (IP) video systems within the next five years. September 30, 2002