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2014 San Francisco Earthquake Caught on Camera

Posted on August 24th, by Matt Wilson in Video Surveillance. No Comments

We were struck by the bad news that North California was hit by 6.0 magnitude earthquake. Our hearts and prayers go to our brothers and sisters in Napa Valley San Francisco and all areas affected by the disaster.

For those who are trying to see the effects of earthquake, we compiled a list of videos that are caught by security camera or video camera. Check them out and please share your thoughts.

VIDEO – San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake Captured on Camera – California – August 24, 2014
Earthquake Caught On Tape San Francisco – Quake hits American canyon California [Raw Footage]
Earthquake San Francisco 2014 – 6.0 earthquake hit Napa Valley houses caught on fire!
Earthquake San Francisco 2014 Napa Valley – moment Bricks falling off historic downtown Building
California earthquake strikes San Francisco Bay area live on TV

Security Cameras built into LED lights at Airports

Posted on August 22nd, by Matt Wilson in Security Cameras. No Comments

It is fascinating to see that airports now use LED light panels to include ‘security cameras’ in addition to the lighting feature. Indoor security cameras are embedded into LED light panels make it an interesting case for how airports can take the security to a different level while obscuring the visibility. We are all used to seeing security cameras at the corners of airports, shopping malls, casinos, Walmart and other department stores but what you are about to see in the video makes it even harder to identify security cameras.

As the experts working in this field, we like to make sure whatever unlawful case happen will be caught in the line of sight of a security camera so those who brake the law can be brought to justice. However it is also moral for every security camera installer to draw … Read More »

Aimetis Releases Aimetis A10D Thin Client

Posted on July 1st, by Matt Wilson in Latest Updates from Industry. No Comments

Update: We just added Aimetis A10D Thin Client to our ecommerce website, please check out for further information.

We just got great news from our friends at Aimetis that they released Aimetis A10D thin client hardware to make access to Aimetis server easy and view 1080p video from 30+ network video manufacturers. Here is more detail about it:

Deploying IP video just became a lot easier thanks to the Aimetis A10D. The A10D is an ideal product for public view monitors commonly found inside retail, banking, and transportation sites. The product decodes up to 1080p video from over 30 network camera manufacturers, and it is compatible with HDMI monitors supporting up to 1080p resolution.

There are two main deployment scenarios for the A10D:

It can be deployed alongside Aimetis Symphony or Physical Security Appliances and act as a companion product. This doesn’t mean it … Read More »

FLIR One: Thermal Imagining on Your Smartphone

Posted on June 6th, by TB in Latest Updates from Industry. No Comments

Imagine being able to see a mechanical malfunction in the form of a heat signature in the palm of your hand.

FLIR Systems, the worlds largest thermal imaging and components producer, is promising just that.

  

The FLIR ONE will allow users to easily convert their iPhone5 and 5s into a powerful thermal imaging device by attaching a thermal sensor to the back of the smartphone like a cell phone case.

Retailing at less than $350, the FLIR ONE will detect heat signatures in the 32 °F to 212 °F range. Among other things, the ONE’s suggested uses include outdoor heat detection,  mechanical thermal imaging, and health applications.

Examples in their feature video include:

Outdoors: While outdoors one can use the device to see any dangerous animals which might be approaching a camp site.
Mechanical: Engineers can use the device to visualize and and analyze temperatures of machinery and electrical equipment … Read More »

QNAP Security Launches VioStor NVR Firmware QVR 5.0

Posted on May 15th, by Matt Wilson in Latest Updates from Industry. No Comments

QNAP, one of our leading NVR manufacturers, has announced a new software update for their NVRs. Before going into the details of their software release, I’d like to mention that we worked with QNAP extensively on many installation and integration projects. Namely, in a school security system project here in Texas.  This project was published as “success story” by QNAP Security division. Our customers have been very happy with the flexibility and durability of QNAP’s Linux based NVR technology.

In a recent update from QNAP, we learned that they released their brand-new QNAP VioStor NVR firmware QVR 5.0. In this new firmware update, QNAP introduces:

Intelligent desktop with multi-window design,
Simplified user interface
Vcam & Vmobile that allows mobile phones to save videos straight from NVR to mobile phone
Simplified license management to new licenses into the system
myQNAPcloud which automates dynamic DNS and port mapping configuration
Intelligent … Read More »