Friday, December 26, 2008

Dog Shoplifting caught on Security Camera

Dog Shoplifts rawhide bone from a grocery store was caught on the store's security camera. He was even confrunted by the store manager but managed to excape. He has not been caught as of this posting.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The Research Triangle

The Research Triangle is often referred to as “The Triangle.” It is a region in the Piedmont of North Carolina. The Research Triangle Regional Partnership (RTRP) began in 1990 and was created by community leaders from Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill. They all decided to market their communities together.

The leaders knew that in order to strengthen their individual community initiatives that they would need to take a regional approach to marketing. The RDA was funded by the chambers of commerce in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and the Research Triangle Foundation.

The Research Triangle provides many services to help companies grow and expand in the region. A few examples are Leading Regional Strategy. This allows coordinating economic development planning for the 13-county Research Triangle Region, promoting regional collaboration, supporting regional improvement and supporting local economic development agencies.

Click here to discuss the Research Triangle.

Friday, December 05, 2008

What is a Perfect Bullet Camera

Perfect Bullet CameraWhen thinking of a security camera, there are a few core essential traits that immediately come to mind when we picture a "perfect" security camera. The perfect camera must be durable, discrete, affordable, and of course, functioning as a surveillance unit and monitoring specific areas while recording data. In my opinion, the type of camera that meets all the needs of a perfect camera is of course the Bullet Camera. And here is why.

1. There are several models of bullet cameras that come with a high durability rating and have been designed for outdoor use. When looking for how "durable" a camera is look for their IP (Ingress Protection) rating which will tell how suitable a camera is for outdoor use. When models fail to list this detail look for the description of a camera as "Waterproof", "Weatherproof", or "Outdoor" as an indicator of how durable it truly is.

2. Bullet Cameras are by conventional standards small. While there are a few that come in large sizes a truly perfect bullet camera must not be big and lack of size is a very good thing. Small bullet cameras are hard to spot by intruders, easy to mount and install, and provide all the functions of a standard security camera.

3. When dealing with bullet cameras low light environments are ideal for their use and typically operate in a .05 Lux. Low light bullet cameras however do need some ambient light, but the positive side to this is that they do not require their own infrared illuminators which can produce an easily noticeable red glow.

4. Finally, the perfect anything for anyone involves a low cost solution. Why spend more for features you don't need when you can save money or possibly buy more cameras. This is why Bullet Cameras are perfect for any security system under a budget.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

GeoVision Software Upgrades

GeoVision Software Upgrade InstructionsOne of the many features we like about the GeoVision DVR product, and the PC based solution in general, is that the software can be upgraded. In the case of GeoVison, a company that has been a world leader in the manufacture of professional grade DVR cards for decades, the software upgrades are 100% free.

Some of the cool new features we have seen added to the surveillance software over the years include, people counting, object tracking, missing object notification, face detection, 3G mobile phone support and on and on and on.

We think the level of dedication GeoVison puts into their software and its continued improvement is just one of many reasons to consider a quality PC based DVR. If you are already in agreement with us and own a GeoVision DVR we hope you find the above link to the upgrade process to be helpful.

If you have any question on the GeoVision software or its upgrades please give us a call today at 877-422-1907

Monday, December 01, 2008

Gas Station Security Camera Systems

In today’s times almost all gas stations have security cameras, but most of these gas stations have been using the same security camera solution for years now. Many stations still use old tape based security system and others just use a monitor with no recording device at all.

A common occurrence we see is owners do not want to spend the extra money on new equipment because they think their old equipment suits the job just fine. Well an easy cost saving solution that many people do not ever look at is that in most instances you can use your old security camera wires. Your CCTV security cameras are most likely using is a common coax cable still used today. This allows a great deal of the old infrastructure and sometimes the cameras themselves to be easily incorporated into a new PC Based DVR security system. Depending on the size of the facility you can save easily up to 30% on your total cost by using the old wires.

A new Gas Station Security Camera System can be a great way to cut down on stolen merchandise inside and outside of the store, it can also help deter and prosecute drive-offs. A great tool for store owners is the ability to remotely view your security cameras via a live feed across the internet and even playback previously recorded incidents.