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Published by Ellen on December 17, 2014 1:33 PM

Did you know there are a variety of ways to take advantage of video surveillance cameras? We have an extensive background providing high-quality security camera systems for unique or specialty applications. Examples of these applications include wildlife monitoring, weather tracking, tourism, time-lapse videos, and more.

At VideoSurveillance.com, our project consultants have helped install HD camera systems in all corners of the world, including Beijing, China where they are currently being used to monitor the breeding patterns of Giant Pandas. We're proud to have worked with projects of all sizes, and are prepared to help your organization leverage the power of video surveillance systems today. Call us now to speak with one of our seasoned experts.

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Published by Marie on December 9, 2014 10:54 AM

It may sound complicated, but a camera's form factor just describes the camera's body type. These can range from dome cameras to PTZ and bullet, and knowing the different types will help you select the best camera for your surveillance needs.

Cameras can generally fall into several categories, so you can narrow down your search. Do you want an indoor or outdoor camera? Does it need to be vandal proof? How about covert? Or do you need to monitor a large space, and want a PTZ camera? Asking these questions as you shop will help you focus on a camera specially designed for your video needs and environment.

Learn more about Camera Form Factors, or contact our IP video specialists today to start designing a surveillance system.

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Published by Ellen on December 5, 2014 9:00 AM

Every employer must obey laws enforced by the Occupational Safety and Hazard Association (OSHA). An HD video surveillance system is recommended as an effective solution to mitigate hazardous conditions and safety risks in the workplace. Managers or company owners can monitor their workplace with ease by tapping into their camera system from a laptop or mobile device whenever they want, wherever they want. This incredibly convenient feature of IP video surveillance is a must-have for today's busy entrepreneurs who are often not onsite to ensure the safety and protection of employees. Our seasoned experts have written an application page on Employee Safety to give you a better understanding on the importance of installing workplace security cameras. To learn more about employee safety and how surveillance can provide solid evidence of problematic situations, see our application page now.

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Published by Marie on December 3, 2014 10:08 AM

Surveillance cameras use different camera lenses to record different styles of video, the same way you would use different lenses on a camera while taking photos to achieve different effects. The location of your surveillance camera, and the scene it's monitoring, will help you determine which lens type is best.

A fixed lens does not move, so you cannot change the field of view or focal length. This type of lens will record normal video, similar to what a human eye would see. A varifocal lens is adjustable, allowing you to adapt the camera to its location for the best video quality. A zoom lens is also adjustable, but is designed to remain in focus while moving the focal point.

Whether you want to record large-area wide angle video or super focused telephoto video for facial or license plate recognition, learn more about security camera lenses.

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Published by Ellen on December 1, 2014 3:53 PM

There's so much to learn about surveillance technology, isn't there? Learn the basics by browsing our comprehensive selection of informational resources available throughout our website, including Solutions by Industry and Solutions by Application.

This week's featured Solutions by Application page is on event video surveillance and how investing in leading-edge HD security cameras can help control hundreds to thousands of fans and spectators at shows. Crowd control is serious security risk that shouldn't be taken lightly; one misunderstanding or argument between two people in a large crowd can escalate in seconds, leading to physical altercations and other crimes among the masses. Protect the attendees and instill a safe environment by considering a surveillance system at your next show or event.

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Published by Ellen on November 25, 2014 2:31 PM

Video surveillance has proven to be a successful security solution for an array of industries, from retail and business to factories and agriculture. Rob Cleminson, a seasoned IP video expert at VideoSurveillance.com, was recently featured in a news segment on the widely popular agriculture-focused radio station called American Ag Network with host Dave Russell. The topic -- On-farm Security -- underscored the advantages of IP video surveillance, specifically wireless surveillance systems on farmland. Modern farmers have several options when it comes to the implementation of a security camera system on their property, and that's due in part to IP video predominating the security camera market. IP, or network video, eliminates the need for cumbersome wires or cable trenching.

Listen to our article here:

http://brownfieldagnews.com/2014/11/25/farm-security/

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Published by Marie on November 24, 2014 8:23 AM

If you want to record traffic in parking lots and garages, or track visitors as they move around your store, frames per second is an important camera spec to look at.

Frames per second, also known as FPS, is the measurement of how many frames, or images, per second you camera can record. The higher the frame rate, the smoother the video will be even with fast moving objects. The standard is 30 fps, but some cameras can record as high as 60 fps.

Want to learn more? Check out the new Frames Per Second technology page.

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Published by Ellen on November 20, 2014 3:15 PM

As part of our unswerving commitment to deliver helpful security resources to our customers, we've added new application pages for video surveillance systems. Among them include:

-Facility Protection
-Employee Safety
-Event Surveillance
-Other Video Projects
-Public Safety

Our proven knowledge in helping companies mitigate threats through surveillance has allowed us to serve a pivotal role in multiple industries. These application pages provide a glimpse of how you can successfully stretch the use of your surveillance system.

We encourage you to check out our comprehensive guide to surveillance applications now to familiarize yourself with the advantages of installing IP security cameras at your facility.

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Published by Marie on November 19, 2014 12:58 PM

With their plug-and-play design and high quality resolution, the newest Verix HD Analog Systems from VideoSurveillance.com are ideal for homeowners and small businesses.

These systems come pre-packaged with everything you need, so you'll never worry about having the right cables. Each system includes cameras, a DVR for storing video, camera power supplies and wall mounts, and power/data cables to connect the cameras to the DVR.

We've added three new systems, designed to fit small to mid-sized surveillance needs. The Verix HD Analog 4-Camera System has four cameras and a 500GB hard drive. If you require more than four cameras, try the Verix HD Analog 8-Camera System, featuring a larger 1TB hard drive. And if you need to monitor a larger house or office, the Verix HD Analog 16-Camera System comes with a 2TB hard drive so you can confidently store video from all 16 cameras.

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Published by Marie on October 27, 2014 11:12 AM

For Axis cameras in the P13 line, like the Axis P1355 or Axis P1357, the focus assist can help you focus the camera without having to view live video, making the process easier and faster. This color coordinated process is simple to use, and this quick Axis Communications Academy video will show you how:

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