Archive for August, 2011

CheckVideo Debuts the CheckVideo IP Camera

Posted in Wireless with tags , , on August 30, 2011 by zackduncan

CheckVideo IP CameraCheckVideo just recently announced the expansion of its product portfolio with the all new CheckVideo IP Camera. The CheckVideo IP Camera incorporates a video camera along with a DVR and high-performance video analytics all in a single device.

One interesting feature that comes with the CheckVideo IP Camera is the fact that the device works with the cloud-based CheckVideo Software Service in order to provide you with a complete, expandable video surveillance and recording system, complete with video management functionality.

CheckVideo sends users critical, real-time alerts that allow you to act quickly to any situation. It also allows you to verify and prioritize alarms, shorten law enforcement response times, stop crimes in progress and reduce fines for false alarms.

The software watches the CheckVideo IP Camera 24/7 for anything of interest and also extends the security perimeter to outdoor areas where PIR motion detection is unavailable or ineffective. Video alerts are also based on the presence of people as well as vehicles, not just motion, and can be sent to a central monitoring service, email address, smartphone or the secure CheckVideo Web portal.

According to Vice President of the Security & Alarm Division of CheckVideo Phil Robertson, “The CheckVideo IP Camera gives dealers and end users another way to cost-effectively connect to a monitored service or engage in self-monitoring without additional capital investment in software or servers. Installation is a snap. With 802.11 wireless or Ethernet connectivity and optional Power over Ethernet, it’s a perfect solution for indoor or outdoor spot coverage in places where running cables is impractical.”

Another good thing about the CheckVideo IP Camera is that it is small and unobtrusive in indoor environments as well as outdoor areas. This device doesn’t require additional hardware or software on site, nor does it require specialized IT skills for installation. Configuration and management are completed remotely via the internet as well, keeping additional service calls to a minimum.

Source: Security Info Watch – CheckVideo introduces new IP camera

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Raytec’s Autumn Webinars Focus on Security Cameras and Lighting

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 18, 2011 by zackduncan

Raytec logoSummer is coming to a close which means the days of it staying light out until 9 p.m. are getting less and less, before you know it you will have to start turning your headlights on at 5 p.m. on your way home from work. These earlier dark days also mean that artificial lighting is going to start becoming one of the main deterrents  to criminals.

That is why CCTV lighting experts Raytec have already released dates for their Autumn series of training webinars. These webinars are free to attend and are specifically designed to give security professionals the chance to catch up on all the new technologies as well as the latest techniques in system design in order to optimize lighting performance on-site.

Whether you are using infrared or white light, these webinars will offer practical tips and guidelines in order to help you maximize the night-time performance of your surveillance system as well as aid the specification of the best fit-for-purpose general lighting.

On Wednesday, September 7th check out the “Comparing Lighting Specifications” webinar. This webinar is designed to make the lighting design and specification process easier and to make users more informed. In addition to that, it will also allow security professionals to understand the differences between LED lighting and other technologies, effectively assess a range of different LED illuminators and their features and understand what features are necessary for different installations.

This webinar will also compare LED lighting against thermal imaging and bullet cameras and even give an in-depth look into the technologies behind controlling LED lifetime, specifying illumination distances, power levels and measuring light.

Wednesday, October 5th plays host to the “Lighting Fundamentals – Understanding the Basics” webinar. This webinar will give security professionals a better understanding of the principles of lighting, allowing the specification, installation and use of lighting to be more informed and achieve better nighttime images.

This session will also explore light and surface, brightness and glare, color rendering and images, reflectance and lenses and using the inverse square law to deploy multiple illuminators. In addition to that, this webinar also considers lighting as part of a system, explaining how the light emitted from an illuminator travels to the destination, reflects off of a surface and travels back to the camera sensor via the lens.

The final webinar will take place on November 2nd and is the “Insider Knowledge – Set-up Tips to Get the Most from Your Installation” webinar. Lighting has become an integral part of modern security camera systems and the performance and feature-sets of LED illuminators are rapidly developing.

In this session, engineers from Raytec will advise how to install illumination as well as how to exploit some of the more advanced features for real performance benefits. This webinar will also explore advanced techniques for designing lighting for major systems, including lighting for network cameras, domes, pulsed lighting and remote control systems.

If you are a security professional, then you will definitely want to check out Raytec’s webinars. They will be highly educational and will give you a lot of great information on how to maximize illumination to get the most out of your security system.

Source: SourceSecurity.com – Raytec’s autumn webinar aims to train security professionals on latest surveillance lighting techniques

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Norbian to Offer American Dynamics Discover Series

Posted in Low Cost, Low Light with tags , , , , on August 12, 2011 by zackduncan

American Dynamics Discover 200 SeriesNorbian has just announced that it will now be distributing the Discover range of bullet cameras. The Discover range is the American Dynamics 200 and 600 series bullet cameras that come complete with built-in IR illumination. The dome range surveillance cameras are available now for purchase via Norbian.

The Discover 200 Series bullet cameras feature backlight compensation as well as automatic gain, iris and white balance, built-in IR illumination and a 380TVL resolution. In addition to that, the Discover 200 Series of bullet cameras can also switch to IR illumination in low light situations automatically.

The 200 Series indoor mini-dome camera includes a varifocal auto-iris lens equipped with a 3-axis gimble. This camera is available in an 80mm or 90mm dome version, both of which feature a 480TVL resolution as well as a 1/3-inch CCD and 12V DC operation with 12V DC/24V AC available on the ADCD201 model.

The Discover 600 Series bullet camera is almost identical to the Discover 200 Series bullet camera, though the Discover 600 Series bullet camera provides a 520TVL resolution as well as integrated IR illumination in an IP66 rated housing.

These cameras are your average bullet and mini-dome cameras. If you are looking for something that isn’t too fancy or too expensive, then these devices should make the cut. They are capable of indoor or outdoor use and will be perfect for monitoring gates, doors, homes, parking lots, gas stations, etc…

All of these cameras are available now from Norbian so if you are in the market for average bullet cameras or mini-dome cameras, then head on over to Norbian and check out the Discover 200 Series bullet camera, the Discover 600 Series bullet camera or the 200 Series indoor mini-dome cameras from American Dynamics.

Source: Wavestor – Norbian distributes American Dyanmics Bullet Camera

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