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Published by Ellen on January 20, 2015 8:24 AM

We're at it once again, offering security advice to a wide array of industry professionals like those within the agriculture market and farm equipment segment. VideoSurveillance.com is excited to announce that we recently had an article published in the Winter 2015 issue of Ag Innovator magazine. Our article, focused on warehouse security, provides clear-cut examples of what preemptive measures managers can take to fight off theft and prevent inefficient business practices. We've provided a snapshot of the article below, courtesy of Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association. For a free, no-obligation security audit of your warehouse or factory, give us a call today at (866) 656-7118. Our project consultants are available to answer your questions and provide helpful information.

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Published by Marie on January 13, 2015 4:04 PM

Surveillance systems are often used to deter theft and vandalism, but your system can do so much more when it comes to protecting manufacturing plants.

If safety is a top concern because of the materials or machines used in your facility, surveillance systems allow you to monitor workers to ensure everyone follows the safety protocols. If a workplace accident does happen, video footage can help identify what went wrong, why, and how to prevent it in the future.

Surveillance video monitoring is also useful for improving workplace efficiency. By reviewing recorded videos you may see potential areas of change to increase productivity and reduce wait times.

Learn more about surveillance for manufacturing plants.

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Published by Ellen on January 12, 2015 11:29 AM

VideoSurveillance.com is honored to have partnered with some of the most reputable companies out there. In our latest case study, read how our project consultants designed a powerful IP video surveillance solution for Portland Roasting Coffee, a widely known purveyor of gourmet coffee in the Pacific Northwest. Portland Roasting formerly had a CCTV security camera system installed in its manufacturing facility before approaching our team. Knowing it was time to upgrade, Portland Roasting put its full faith in us to implement a HD IP surveillance system for better coverage and video detail. You can read the full case study here.

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Published by Marie on January 5, 2015 2:01 PM

Will your new video surveillance system include complicated or large-scale components? If you need help configuring or installing the system, our System Integration Services can help.

System integration services from VideoSurveillance.com include configuring your NVR, video management software, and IP cameras to work together and with other security systems you may have. While most of the integration and configuration steps can be done our lab prior to shipping, or remotely once installed at your site, local integration partners are available as needed if you experience problems.

In addition, our system integration experts have experience with CCTV to IP migration, mobile and remote viewing and system management, wireless system design, and more.

Learn more about System Integration, or contact an expert today.

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Published by Ellen on January 2, 2015 10:37 AM

Our seasoned team of IP video specialists are available to provide a comprehensive security evaluation of your facility or surveillance project at no charge simply by calling or emailing us now. When you get in touch with us, we will take a close look at the layout and scope of your project to determine your most vulnerable areas and optimal locations for camera placement. Our site security audits are not limited to small or large enterprises - we work with facilities, buildings, and land lots of all sizes. Be sure to take advantage of this complimentary service now. Our security audits entail:

-Comprehensive review of your current security systems and equipment
-Remote walk through of your facility using blueprints/plans via digital photos, sketches, and online satellite imagery
-Discussion of security concerns and goals for your project

In some metro cities, VideoSurveillance.com is able to provide on-site security assessments. Please speak with one of our project consultants to learn more.

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Published by Marie on December 29, 2014 1:22 PM

Utilizing Milestone video management software (VMS) and over a thousand Axis IP cameras, New Zealand's Restaurant Brands has reduced theft, improved quality control, and optimized store workflow with a new video surveillance system.

Installed in 180 sites which include KFC, Carl's Jr., Starbucks, and Pizza Hut, the system allows store managers to access live surveillance video at any time. This has allowed them to monitor each location's peak hours to maximize profit, reduce workplace accidents, and deter both customer and employee theft.

"Although there was no target set for loss prevention, there was a remarkable increase to the net profit after the installation of the Milestone video system. The main benefits of the software included user responsiveness and the open platform architecture that will enable us to integrate with other systems in the future," said Geoff Holton, Commercial IT Manager. Read more.

If you're interested in installing Milestone software in your own fast food location to improve profits and reduce theft, contact our VMS experts today!

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Published by Marie on December 23, 2014 1:05 PM

The video surveillance industry may be quickly moving toward IP equipment, but that doesn't mean your older analog system has to go. Hybrid NVRs allow you to connect both CCTV cameras and IP cameras to the same system while giving you the benefits of IP.

Milestone has two new hybrid NVRs, giving you a range of channel options. The Milestone Husky M30 NVR supports 16 analog channels and 4 IP channels, and 6 TB of storage. For larger surveillance systems the Milestone Husky M50 NVR supports 32 analog channels and 16 IP channels, with 16 TB of storage.

Both the M30 and M50 feature remote access, which allows you to log into and monitor your system from any computer, smart phone, or tablet. They come preloaded with Milestone XProtect software, and include a three year software upgrade plan. As your surveillance system continues to grow, Milestone software and products are ONVIF compatible so you can easily add new cameras and equipment.

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Published by Marie on December 19, 2014 1:37 PM

We've added several new IP surveillance cameras to the VideoSurveillance.com store, to help ensure we have a camera for all our customer's security needs.

If you're looking for a covert camera to secure your retail store, the new Axis P8524 camera is disguised as a height strip that attaches to a door frame. Or do you need to monitor an entire room, tracking all entrances and exits? The Vivotek FD8164V 2MP fisheye camera provides a 360 degree view with one camera. If you're looking for a powerful but small camera for discreet surveillance, the new Optica B122 mini bullet camera features 720p HD resolution.

For indoor vandal-resistant housing, there are several new options. The Axis P3214-V has 720p HD resolution while the Axis P3215-V has 1080p HD resolution, and both cameras come in an IK08-rated housing. If you need something more durable, the indoor Axis P3365-V camera has 1080p HD resolution and an IK10-rated housing.

The same cameras are also available in vandal-resistant outdoor models, so check out the Axis P3214-VE, Axis P3215-VE, and Axis P3365-VE. The new camera from Vivotek, the FD8164V, also comes in an outdoor and vandal-resistant housing, along with built-in IR illuminators for nighttime recording.

Check out these new cameras in our online store, or call our surveillance experts today!

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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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