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Planning Video Surveillance Camera Coverage and Understanding Camera Specifications

So you’ve been tasked with designing a video surveillance system. Whether it be a large commercial project or a residential job, your first step is determining the required degree of security and then…


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Here are photos of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing case. The FBI has set-up 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324), prompt #3, for anyone who has information, visual images, and/or details regarding the explosions along the Boston Marathon route and elsewhere. No piece of information or detail is too small. Click here to watch the video. SSI Staff · April 18, 2013

The FBI has released the following video of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing case. April 17, 2013

The January edition of SECURITY SALES & INTEGRATION includes our annual industry forecast as a cornerstone of our special 2013 Industry Forecast Issue. For the piece, I interviewed 20 of the industry’s most knowledgeable market analysts, business experts, systems integrators, manufacturer representatives and trade association directors. Some of their perspectives can be found in the magazine article, with the balance of their assessments appearing in separate Under Surveillance blog posts. Scott Goldfine · December 19, 2012

Inquisitiveness is a virtue when it comes to troubleshooting video. Combined with a methodical and analytical approach based on incisive inquiry any problem becomes manageable. This download will help you learn what to ask to answer real-world system shortcomings. October 01, 2012

Learn how video surveillance helped police apprehend two suspects just days after a Missouri bank installed a covert ATV Height-Strip camera at its front doors. September 12, 2012

Learn how video surveillance helped police apprehend two suspects just days after a Missouri bank installed a covert ATV Height-Strip camera at its front doors. September 12, 2012

Houston Independent School District (HISD) has equipped its school buses with exterior surveillance cameras from Safety Vision. August 28, 2012

Wireless communications technology has advanced considerably in recent years and with it ever broadening applications — security included. Knowing its capabilities as well as limitations will ensure the substantial benefits of wireless surveillance are fully realized and maintained throughout the life of the system. August 01, 2012

Requirement variances aside, analog and IP-based surveillance systems alike are doomed to failure unless they are sufficiently powered. Understanding the way key factors like voltage, current, resistance, power over Ethernet, and other standards affect transmission and performance is vital for optimizing video solutions. June 01, 2012

While it’s true that modern cameras can often get you good images under lousy conditions, improving conditions usually improves the image quality dramatically. In that spirit, here are a few camera placement tips that we frequently see overlooked. May 01, 2012




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