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You can afford to buy a security camera system. That’s a good starting point we think. The camera does not have to be cheap and it doesn’t have to be a fake security camera. There has been a trend lately, or higher searches on Google, and a lot of misinformation spreading around the net around using dummy cameras, and even using old iPhones to use for security cameras. While we applaud the do it yourself attitude of homeowners and businesses, we also want to be responsible. Although we are in the security and surveillance industry, we recognize that it is better for everyone if their possessions and homes are protected.
Let’s say that you do have a dummy security camera set-up, and someone isn’t deterred by that. Then what? To Whom do you complain? Security cameras do serve as a deterrent … Read More »
It’s an exciting time for QNAP and our clients and friends that will love this new home-owner focused storage solution. It’s not just for security, so dig in and enjoy. Guess who’s one of the first if not the first to carry these? You guessed it; your good friends here at A1 Security Cameras. Stop by the website to see all of our QNAP products and the fantastic QNAP TS-420U.
DALLAS,TX. 4/29/2013 QNAP announced the release of TS-x20 and TS-x21 series for home users and home offices. TS-x20 comes equipped with Marvell ARM 1.6 GHz processor and 512 MB DDR3 RAM, and the TS-x21 series comes with a Marvell ARM 2.0 GHz processor and 1GB DDR3 RAM. Both series come in easy-swappable 1, 2 and 4 bay models (“hot swappable” in 2 and 4 bay models only). The new QTS 4.0 OS features an intelligent desktop allowing … Read More »
Security and ISC technology round-up
All the latest news on security cameras and technology providers crammed into one article
By Richard Davis
ISC West is in full swing, and it looks like today is the final day. There are many things to cover here and a ton of happenings. Below I’ll outline some headlines to articles that I’ve run across that are interesting, and have a link to the article and a brief outline of any opinions I have to summarize. Have a great weekend everyone and I hope to have you back to the blog soon.
Clip Of Teen Driver Crash Turns Into Viral Logitech Security Camera Commercial
Companies have been trying to turn viral videos into revenue for years, and some have been successful, while others fail miserably. Logitech has done this before, and with this video from the web they’ve turned a … Read More »
Security cameras act as an excellent deterrent against crime when they are located in plain sight. However, many business owners also choose to install cameras in hidden or discrete locations in the office or business to help catch illegal or undesirable behavior. Cameras that blend well with surroundings and don’t attract attention. With all of the incidents in the news about high-profile murders, and the increased awareness of thieves and criminals, having security cameras that don’t stand out is essential.
Add to this the recent statistic, that 47% of retail “shrink” comes from employee theft, the need for cameras that are hidden, disguised or covert becomes pretty clear.
Standard security equipment can be very useful when hidden in plain view. Objects like smoke detectors, air ducts and large clocks are common in most buildings and can be used as an to hide … Read More »
GeoVision recently announced updates for some of its most popular surveillance equipment. Some of the changes reflect the company’s dedication to fixing common problems, and others mark advancing technology in the security industry. Users can receive the updates by downloading the new software from the internet.
GeoVision 8.5.6 was one of the company’s systems that received updates and changes. Version 8.5.6 includes software for remove viewing, multiviewing, IP devices, Skype video capabilities, hardwire drivers, video codecs, activeX installers and IP camera installers.
Updates to the technology include:
- The ability to support AVP functions without using a USB Dongle
- A minimum duration function that supports advanced motion detection
- New PIP/PAP functions in the panorama view setting
- Added ability to support GV-SDI-204 with GV- 5016, -4008, -1480B, -1240B, and -1120B combo cards
- 32kHz audio support for a range of systems, including GV-NVR and … Read More »
Keeping a business safe often requires a multi-level safety system that can include security cameras, employee verification technology and other measures or checkpoints.
As a business owner, maintaining the safety of employees is of vital importance. Should an incident or emergency occur in the workplace, programming emergency numbers on speed dial in all office telephones will allow an individual to call for help more quickly. Having the ability to call with a single push of a button, rather than needing to dial 9-1-1 or look up local emergency numbers, can hasten emergency support in a situation where every second counts.
Many businesses and office buildings implement identification card systems to prevent unwanted individuals from entering the premises. When hired, every employee is given an identification card with their picture and a barcode. To gain access to the building, employees simply swipe … Read More »