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December 29, 2011

We created the Virtual Integration Program (VIP) to make sure you get the best video surveillance system for your needs. Our experts will work with you to develop a custom system to fulfill your surveillance goals, whether you aim to increase security or improve logistics. VIP is especially advantageous for unique, complicated or otherwise challenging surveillance sites.

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December 28, 2011

The Vivotek FE8171V is a discreet vandal-proof dome IP camera with 180° panoramic view or 360° surround view. This camera is a great choice for use in high security areas, thanks to a 3.1-megapixel sensor and digital zoom.

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December 23, 2011

Milestone Systems, a leading manufacturer specializing in open platform video surveillance software, recently launched XProtect Mobile. The new app enables those using XProtect VMS software to view IP video using a compatible smartphone or tablet.

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December 22, 2011

It is a common misconception that video surveillance systems consume vast amounts of bandwidth. Unlike downloading video from the internet, streaming IP video over a network generally doesn't eat up bandwidth.

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December 19, 2011

There is no dispute that megapixel IP cameras and HDTV network cameras offer the best image quality on the market. However, there is some confusion surrounding the difference between high definition (HD) cameras and megapixel cameras. These terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but megapixel and HD cameras aren't exactly the same.

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December 14, 2011

Want to start recording video as quickly and painlessly as possible? We now offer a hassle-free IP Camera Configuration Service that simplifies the entire process. At just $29.95 per camera, this valuable service is the easiest way for you to get started with video surveillance.

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December 12, 2011

The Axis M5014 PTZ dome network camera received the 2011 Electronic Security Expo Maximum Impact Award. It was also recognized as a top product this year by Security Products magazine.

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December 9, 2011

Leaving your home vacant for days or weeks while you are on vacation can be nerve wrecking. Get some peace of mind this holiday season with a home video surveillance system featuring mobile monitoring.

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December 7, 2011

Mobotix received the Merlion award for the Mobotix Q24 camera last month at the Safety and Security Asia 2011 trade show.

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December 5, 2011

VideoSurveillance.com is happy to announce a new partnership with Smartvue. As an official reseller, we are your resource for plug and play Smartvue surveillance solutions.

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November 29, 2011

VideoSurveillance.com is sporting an updated look, and offering new services to make things easier for you. Our revamped website makes researching and shopping a snap, whether you are looking for security cameras, NVR servers, VMS software or other video surveillance products.

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October 31, 2011

As of today, Milestone's XProtect Device Pack 5.7 is available. The update enables support for dozens of IP cameras and devices from manufacturers such as ACTi, Sony and Vivotek. In addition, the new update offers improved support for existing products.

The new device pack is valid for the following XProtect video management software: Corporate, Enterprise, Professional, Express, Essential, Go, Basic Plus, Basic and Matrix.

For more information on which devices are now supported and other changes, read the Device Pack Release Notes.

Download XProtect Device Pack 5.7.

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October 27, 2011

QNAP recently released its latest firmware update for VioStor NVRs. Upgrading to version 3.5.1 enables high capacity storage on VS-2008, VS-2004L and VioStor Pro NVRs by adding support for 3TB SATA hard drives.

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October 18, 2011

Located in an affluent Argentine neighborhood, Nine Shopping center is home to 80 retail shops, a movie cinema, food court and parking lots. To secure this expansive and diverse retail area, mall officials invested in a video surveillance system featuring Axis security cameras.

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October 11, 2011

Vandal-proof cameras, also referred to as vandal-resistant cameras, are designed for installation in challenging environments where the risk of damage runs high. They are commonly used to monitor banks, prisons, industrial sites and other high security areas where threats loom.

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October 6, 2011

We already shared some of the highlights of last month’s ASIS 2011 with you, and now we have another one. Megapixel-specialist, Arecont Vision unveiled its new D4SO series of MegaDome compact all-in-one outdoor domes at the trade show as well.

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September 30, 2011

The Bulgarian RIO Pravetz Golf and Spa recently unveiled its brand new gaming casino. To minimize security threats, the luxury resort installed a top of the line video surveillance system featuring Axis network cameras and Milestone XProtect video management software.

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September 22, 2011

Exacq has released a new version of exacqVision video management software today.

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September 21, 2011

They grow up so fast. Yesterday Axis hosted a birthday party for the 15-year anniversary of the network video camera at ASIS 2011. In September of 1996, Axis launched the network camera industry by introducing the world's first IP camera at a tradeshow in the U.S. While the camera was initially intended for Web attraction, it was the first step in the changeover from analog CCTV technology to IP surveillance.

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September 20, 2011

Milestone Systems is keeping the new product momentum going at ASIS International 2011 by announcing a full refresh of their XProtect product line. Milestone also introduced the new XProtect Express, a budget-friendly version of the popular VMS software.

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September 20, 2011

There are some exciting new products coming out of the Panasonic exhibit at ASIS International 2011 this week. Early on in the security show, the manufacturer introduced a new line of i-PRO SmartHD weather-resistant cameras.

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September 19, 2011

If you've been shopping for an IP camera, chances are youve seen the phrase "ONVIF-compliant." But what does that really mean? ONVIF (Open Network Video Interface Forum) is a global and open industry forum that was formed to facilitate the development and use of a global open standard for physical IP-based security products. The forum aims to standardize how IP products within the video surveillance industry communicate with each other.

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September 16, 2011

Arecont Vision named Milestone Systems its technology partner of the year. This award is reserved to recognize partners with whom Arecont Vision has joined forces with to expand and support the market for megapixel network surveillance camera systems.

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September 12, 2011

The city of Gilroy, California recently invested in a security camera system that they're hoping will not only deter crime, but encourage shoppers and tourists to visit the new downtown by dispelling the impression that the city is too dangerous or dingy to visit. City officials and businesses are hoping the cameras show the city cares about downtown and the visitors' safety.

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September 9, 2011

Faced with an outdated system, the Phuket International Airport undertook a project to increase security by providing better monitoring on the taxiway connecting runways to the terminal and other airport facilities. Four Vivotek IP8332 day/night H.264 bullet cameras were installed at strategic locations on the taxiway and by the boarding gates. The cameras are supported by Vivotek’s video management software ST7501.

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September 6, 2011

IR illuminators are lamps that emit infrared light used by day/night cameras to produce images in complete darkness. This light is mostly invisible to the human eye, though some IR lights cast a red hue. Because they are difficult to detect in the dark, IR illuminators are especially beneficial in situations requiring discreet video surveillance.

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September 2, 2011

We are now offering two additional cameras, the Vivotek PZ8111 PTZ indoor daytime camera and the Vivtotek IP8331 day/night outdoor bullet.

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September 2, 2011

Axis creates products that make video surveillance systems easier to install and use. Such is the case with two of our recently added items, the T8412 Installation Display and the P7701 Network Video Decoder.

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September 1, 2011

Throughout the month of September we're bringing back free shipping on all orders over $99 on VideoSurveillance.com. Take advantage of this limited offer to shop our comprehensive selection of IP surveillance solutions including IP cameras, video management software, network video recorders and more.

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August 31, 2011

We have added two Axis PTZ cameras and two fixed camera from Vivotek to our lineup of network dome cameras.

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August 29, 2011

New York City's finest restaurants rely on food suppliers to provide a steady stream of safe and fresh ingredients. For this reason, Pat La Frieda Wholesale Meat Company has upped their security by installing Arecont Vision megapixel cameras throughout its facility.

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August 25, 2011

Good news for Milestone XProtect users; Milestone has further expanded its comprehensive list of supported IP cameras with the new XProtect Device Pack 5.6. This free upgrade also offers updated support for IP cameras previously supported by XProtect.

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August 22, 2011

When Alloin, an international player in the freight and courier market needed a video management software solution to help support their anti-intruder video surveillance system for their 33 courier depots, they turned to Milestone XProtect Enterprise. XProtect Enterprise is ideally suited for handling multi-site operations with rich functionality and resilience on high data traffic servers.

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August 17, 2011

For many surveillance applications, having access to audio enhances the results that security cameras provide. Many IP camera models offer audio support with either built-in microphones that allow camera operators to listen in on areas under surveillance, or with two-way audio communication using a microphone and an external speaker.

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August 15, 2011

SecuritySpy, a multi-camera video surveillance software solution for the Mac platform recently released SecuritySpy 2.1, an update to their previous software version. SecuritySpy comes with features that include motion detection, real-time compression of multiple video and audio feeds, remote monitoring, and more.

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August 8, 2011

Whether it is a cabin in the mountains, beach house or some other special getaway, investing in a second home is a big decision. One of the logistical concerns is how to make sure your vacation home is safe when you're away. Network security cameras can be more reliable than neighbors or hired help. More and more, vacation home owners are installing security cameras to monitor their property.

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August 3, 2011

Mobotix is rolling out a new IP camera that supports high-quality 6.2 megapixel dual images using two 3.1 megapixel image sensors and two different types of lenses. With this innovative set-up, the camera can provide a total panorama, 180-degree view of the scene and supports synchronized exposure settings with linked image control. The D14 offers higher maximum frame rates in all resolutions.

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August 1, 2011

We're kicking off the month of August with a brand new promotion celebrating Vivotek, one of the leading manufacturers of IP cameras in the video surveillance industry. Now through the end of August all Vivotek IP cameras are 10% off.

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July 25, 2011

As easy targets for theft and robbery, retail stores are ideal candidates for video surveillance. Implementing a retail security camera system can go a long way to helping protect customers, merchandise, and profits from theft and vandalism. Security cameras are used in a wide variety of retail environments including convenience stores, shopping malls, pawn shops, restaurants, car dealerships and more.

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July 22, 2011

Monitoring your agriculture business is a smart way to minimize loss and maximize profits. Installing farm security cameras helps you keep an eye on what's going on when you can't be there. For instance, you can keep up on the weather and check in on water sources, farm workers and animals.

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July 20, 2011

Images captured by five Axis IP cameras recently led to the arrest of thieves that broke into one of Scotland's leading refrigeration and catering equipment suppliers. The Glasgow-based HiTec Refrigeration was first notified of the break-in by their alarm system. However, when security personnel arrived the thieves were long gone.

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July 18, 2011

At a recent security show in Taiwan Vivotek walked away a big winner at The Camera Excellence Awards. Taking home an award for the IP8162P network camera from the advanced Supreme series, the camera had to pass through a two phase selection process to meet rigorous eligibility requirements.

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July 14, 2011

VideoSurveillance.com has an exciting announcement; We now have a dealer program with exclusive membership benefits. Approved installers, system integrators, and dealers are invited to take advantage of discounted prices, expert technical support and more.

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July 11, 2011

When people head out on the town looking for a bit of adventure, most don't want to compromise their safety for a good time. Increasingly, clubs like Karel van Mander in Copenhagen, Denmark, are installing video surveillance systems to help keep crime and violence out. This upscale night club recently began using Milestone XProtect to manage its network video surveillance system. In addition to increasing safety and security, the nightclub also uses the system to provide proof in the case of discrimination claims.

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July 5, 2011

Axis has long been regarded as one of the leading manufacturers of IP cameras in the video surveillance industry, and now's your chance to save by outfitting your surveillance system with Axis security cameras. Now through the end of July, all Axis IP cameras are 10% off.

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July 1, 2011

VideoSurveillance.com has added new pages with information about using video surveillance on a variety of residential, industrial and transportation boats, as well as marinas.

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June 30, 2011

VideoSurveillance is offering five new Axis cameras, including three rugged outdoor network cameras and two indoor PTZ network dome cameras.

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June 27, 2011

Oklahoma's Wyandotte Nation Casino has added Panasonic IP cameras and NVRs into its new hybrid video surveillance system. The Casino's aim for the new system is to increase safety and minimize crime, while incorporating existing analog cameras, monitors and DVRs. As it turns out, the new system is so powerful that it surpasses the State Gaming Commission's standards.

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June 22, 2011

Arecont Vision is releasing two new day/night panoramic cameras boasting 20 megapixels. Available in a 180-degree model and a 360-degree model, these high resolution cameras can do the work of an entire fleet of conventional cameras.

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June 20, 2011

Axis recently announced a new PTZ dome camera with HDTV quality video and 360-degree panoramic view. Featuring two different lenses, the P5544 is part of Axis' collection of Panopsis cameras.

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June 16, 2011

Milestone XProtect Essential has been named the Professional Security Installer Software Product of 2011. Since its release last year, XProtect Essential has been lauded for its ease of use, affordable price point and broad functionality.

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June 14, 2011

This past January, France unveiled its new multisport stadium to the world, complete with an innovative network camera system featuring Milestone Xprotect and Sony IP cameras. Located in Le Mans, the large venue can support up to 38,000 people during concerts and 25,000 during sporting events such as soccer and rugby. With such a vast capacity, MMArena poses a challenging surveillance scenario.

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June 13, 2011

Dream Park could be called the Universal Studios of the Middle East. The Egyptian amusement park was created in 1999 and recently upgraded its video surveillance system to include cutting edge IP video technology.

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June 7, 2011

Vivotek has released a new video codec which enables video to be divided into layers that can be individually configured for resolution and frame rate. Scalable Video Coding (SVC) is based on industry-leading H.264 video compression.

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June 6, 2011

One of Finland's largest malls recently updated its CCTV system with cutting edge IP video technology. Veljekset Keskinen hosts more than 5 million shoppers per year, making it a challenging surveillance application.

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June 3, 2011

Axis has added two new small dome IP cameras to its lineup of network surveillance cameras. The P5512 and the outdoor P5512-E offer 360-degree pan and 12x optical zoom for thorough coverage of wide areas. With a width of less than 7.5 inches wide, these unobtrusive cameras are suited for monitoring large areas.

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June 2, 2011

A Zurich museum has installed numerous IP cameras, including ten ACTi ACM-5611 cameras. This megapixel box camera can be used with interchangeable lenses, making it easy to customize its coverage to specific requirements.

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June 1, 2011

QNAP is releasing a new version of its VMobile app that enables Android users to reap the benefits of mobile monitoring. With an Android in hand, users can view live footage from numerous cameras and enjoy the convenience of touch screen controls. Options include multi-channel display, sequential video display, alarm notifications and more.

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June 1, 2011

New month, new savings. Now through the end of June, save 10% off all pre-configured Video Surveillance Systems from VideoSurveillance.com. Our complete systems come with everything you need to install and run your own security camera system.

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May 27, 2011

The National Palace of Portugal is lauded for its cultural significance and beauty. The castle towers on a hill overlooking the town of Sintra and hosts a number of tourists throughout the year. Officials wanted to be able to monitor activities at the palace without obstructing its aesthetics, so they discreetly placed 72 ACTi IP cameras throughout the premesis.

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May 26, 2011

Axis announced this spring its impending release of the Q6035. This network dome camera offers extensive PTZ capabilities, such as 360-degree endless pan and 20x optical zoom. Combined with autofocus and a wide 16:9 field of view, the Q6035 can cover a lot of space without comprising details.

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May 23, 2011

Roger and Kam Subways serves lunch fare at 15 locations across the greater Vancouver metro area. The owner of the Canadian business recently installed ACTi network cameras to monitor its sandwich shops. In an ironic twist, one location was robbed just a week later.

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May 18, 2011

Axis is adding another high performance IP camera to its impressive lineup. The Q6032 is designed for indoor use and well suited for applications requiring powerful zoom and facial detection.

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May 18, 2011

Joining the ranks of the Axis P33 camera series is the new P3367, which is available in an indoor and outdoor model. These fixed dome cameras boast 5 megapixels, perfect for capturing highly detailed images of people and surroundings.

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May 18, 2011

QNAP released the latest upgrade to VMobile, its remote viewing app for Apple touch screen devices. Version 1.0.3 offers improvements both in quality and in convenience.

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May 17, 2011

Good news for those using Vivotek IP cameras; now you can turn your iPhone or iPad into a remote monitoring station. iViewer allows users to view live video feeds from anywhere within a 3G network with a compatible touch screen device.

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May 17, 2011

Today Axis announced an exciting development in network video surveillance. The new Q1602 is reportedly the most light sensitive surveillance camera available. This fixed bullet camera is well suited for demanding applications such as city surveillance and perimeter monitoring.

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May 16, 2011

When Platte Valley Schools (PVS) decided to begin a network video program, authorities looked for an easy to use and affordable solution. The northern Colorado schools selected ACTi IP cameras and software to monitor its elementary, middle and high school buildings, which are located on one large campus.

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May 10, 2011

Throughout the world, medical laboratories are essential to preventing, diagnosing and tracking chronic disease. Video surveillance is an excellent solution for protecting and monitoring health professionals, as well as valuable equipment. Subsequently, a major Egyptian company recently installed numerous ACTi IP cameras to secure its numerous nationwide labs.

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April 29, 2011

Panasonic is releasing two new network vandal-resistant dome cameras: the WV-SF346 and WV-SF342. The new rugged cameras excel in noise reduction and offer wide dynamic range to compensate for high contrast lighting scenarios. Both have integrated video motion detector technology that can be customized to the needs of an application with four detection areas, 15 sensitivity levels and two privacy zones.

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April 8, 2011

Milestone XProtect software is monitoring beaches and ocean swells around the world with its powerful network video management tools. Australian and American coastal management officials are connecting IP cameras to the open platform IP video management software to reap the benefits of secure live monitoring, real-time data collection and camera controls.

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April 5, 2011

Long Island, New York has installed thousands of Panasonic network video cameras to monitor approximately 50 public buildings. For example, several of its fire houses now monitor entry ways so that visitors can be granted access based on physical identification. Panasonic network cameras are also monitoring the interior and exterior of jails and other publically-funded buildings.

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April 4, 2011

Nestled in the Appalachian mountains of northwest Pennsylvania is Clarion University. Here, a system of vandal-proof Panasonic WV-NW502SIP cameras managed by Panasonic's WJ-ND400 network video recorder monitors campus to help keep students and faculty safe.

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April 1, 2011

VideoSurveillance.com’s latest promotion is ushering in spring savings offering 10% off all pre-configured Video Surveillance Systems. Now through the end of April, you can save on complete systems that come with everything you need to install and run your own surveillance set up.

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March 31, 2011

Milestone Systems recently announced its impending release of a new product, the XProtect Essential NVR. Designed for easy setup and usability, this stand alone network video recorder comes equipped with preinstalled video management software and runs on Windows 7.

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March 17, 2011

Boasting an incredibly compact build, Axis' new M50 cameras provide discreet 360° surveillance.

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March 10, 2011

Two years ago, municipal authorities in Egedal, Denmark implemented a network video surveillance initiative throughout public buildings. Using Milestone software to manage a fleet of IP cameras from Axis, ACTi and other manufacturers, Egedal greatly reduced the incidence of vandalism and crime in schools, train stations and libraries.

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March 2, 2011

Taiwan is home to one of Asia's largest retail centers. Dream Mall boasts more than 2,000 stores and restaurants, as well as a movie theater and a roof-top amusement park. In addition, it has a parking lot capable of accommodating 3,000 cars. The challenge of securing such a large and versatile property requires reliable, cutting edge technology. Accordingly, Dream Mall managers opted to go with QNAP network video recorders to manage 600 Panasonic cameras.

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March 1, 2011

Say Goodbye to Wires with VideoSurveilance.com's new promotion for March. Now through the end of the month we're offering 10% off all wireless IP cameras, wireless systems, and wireless networking equipment.

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February 28, 2011

Panasonic has announced a new rugged outdoor version of its i-PRO SmartHD dome camera. The new Super Dynamic WV-SW395 is equipped against direct sunlight, humidity, water, dust, extreme temperatures and challenging weather.

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February 25, 2011

QNAP has announced the release of its first consumer-specific standalone network video recorders. The VioStor VS-2008L and VS-2004L are Linux-embedded for reliable management of video surveillance programs. They are an economical solution for recording up to eight or four cameras respectively.

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February 24, 2011

Gas stations around the world present a challenging surveillance scenario; they seem to be a magnet for crime and vandalism. With constantly changing light, so many people coming and going and tough outdoor conditions, gas stations require durable, powerful cameras.

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February 23, 2011

VideoSurveillance.com is introducing five new Arecont Vision cameras: AV2805, AV1315, AV2815, AV1325 and AV2825. Arecont Vision is renowned for its powerful, megapixel cameras and advanced features like forensic zoom.

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February 22, 2011

VideoSurveillance.com here, passing on some exciting news from Axis Communications. Axis is now offering significant price reductions on both the indoor and outdoor versions of their P1346 and P1347 megapixel network cameras. Take advantage of these incredible deals today.

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February 22, 2011

VideoSurveillance.com welcomes four new Vivotek IP cameras: Vivotek FD8133V, Vivotek FD8134V, Vivotek IP8151P and Vivotek IP8352.

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February 21, 2011

QNAP announces its ONVIF compliant update from Viostor Network Video Recorder. Firmware version 3.3.1 supports more than 1,000 models of IP cameras and video servers by 38 brands.

This upgrade offers new functions such as auto video snapshot savings, which allows users to specifically time snapshots and save to a designated sever. Another new feature is specific channel remote setting. This enables users of differing management levels to prioritize records, making it easier to quickly pull up the most important footage.

The firmware update enhances settings for local display and live view for Viostar PRO series. It also allows users to control audio and visual PTZ functions through sound cards and joystick USB connections, making it a convenient solution for retail surveillance.

The 3.3.1 update makes set up incredibly easy. Simply plug in a VGA/TV monitor and USB-driven house to view recorded video or monitor live footage.

For more information and to download the firmware version 3.3.1, click here.

VideoSurveillance.com is proud to be a certified QNAP partner and reseller. Don't forget to check out our extensive selection of QNAP servers.

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February 17, 2011

Arecont Vision has added two panoramic day/night dome cameras to its powerful SurroundVideo collection.

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February 16, 2011

An Iraq oil refinery recently updated its analog security camera system to a more robust and updated solution. Using Vivotek VS7100 video servers and Vivotek RX7101 video receivers, the oil refinery upgraded from analog video to digital video while still using existing cameras.

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February 15, 2011

Throughout the month of February, we're offering free shipping on all phone and online orders over $99. Don't miss out on this limited time offer to shop our complete selection of IP surveillance solutions including IP cameras, video management software, network video recorders and more.

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February 14, 2011

A chain of pharmacies in Japan has implemented an IP surveillance system to secure its premises. Each location features 16 ACTi ACM-5611 megapixel day/night cameras to help deter and document shoplifting and employee theft.

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February 11, 2011

ExacqVision has just released the latest edition of its exacqVision VMS software.

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February 9, 2011

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is an incredibly flexible technology used commonly with network camera systems. With Power over Ethernet, LAN-enabled devices such as network cameras can be powered over an IP network infrastructure using standard Ethernet cabling. Many IP-based surveillance systems today incorporate PoE technology, taking advantage of a variety of benefits including cost-effectiveness and ease of installation.

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February 8, 2011

South African company TriBeCa imports, processes and distributes coffee beans to some of the country's most prominent food and beverage retailers. To accommodate the demands of one of its most profitable clients as well as to increase general safety, TriBeCa installed 22 Vivotek IP7142 and two FD1732 cameras on its premises.

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February 7, 2011

Swedish Space Corporation recently used an Axis wireless network camera in a world record setting experiment. The Esrange Space Center equipped a stratospheric balloon with an Axis Q6034-E PTZ dome network camera and sent it nearly 115,000 feet into the atmosphere. The balloon also carried research tools to gather data and parachutes to ease the landing.

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February 4, 2011

Two Vivotek cameras were recently awarded Taiwan Excellence awards from the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA). The awards are administered to recognize products that create outstanding value through innovation.

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February 1, 2011

For the first time ever on VideoSurveillance.com, we're offering free shipping on all orders over $99 on throughout the month of February. Take advantage of this limited offer to shop our comprehensive selection of IP surveillance solutions including IP cameras, video management software, network video recorders and more.

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January 31, 2011

For increased visibility in darkness, Axis recently developed the T90C fixed dome IR-LED for all outdoor cameras in the Axis P33 series. The IR illuminator provides fixed angle illumination for network cameras in the series including the P3343-VE, P3344-VE, and P3346-VE.

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January 28, 2011

From operating in challenging weather conditions, figuring out how to best supply power to network cameras, and maintaining image quality in poor lighting, outdoor surveillance comes with its own unique set of challenges. Outdoor IP cameras have a range of features that make them well-suited to handle difficult outdoor surveillance applications.

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January 27, 2011

Freightliner, a leading British rail transportation company, upgraded its analog surveillance system to Axis network cameras at its Manchester terminal. Using outdoor-ready Axis cameras, Freightliner is able to identify people and get an overview of operations as well as zoom in on fine details, such as license plates and container IDs.

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January 26, 2011

The simplicity of video storage and archival with IP camera systems is a definite upgrade from the days of bulky cassette tapes that came along with analog surveillance. IP-based surveillance systems have the ability to store video footage straight to a hard disk which improves storage capacity and enhances searching capabilities.

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January 25, 2011

With security threats increasing, transportation video surveillance systems are routinely being used to create a safer and more secure environment for passengers and mass transit employees. Public transit systems like buses, taxis, subways, trains, and airports are all benefiting from expanding surveillance technology capabilities that make implementing an IP camera system easy.

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January 24, 2011

Panama Ports Company (PCC) installed more than 50 Mobotix M12 day/night network cameras to monitor its Balboa and Cristobal ports. Using high resolution video, PCC is increasing crew safety and port security at two of its most important locations.

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January 21, 2011

A recent study sponsored by Axis and conducted by the Loss Prevention Research Council (LPRC) found that 87% of retailers who currently use CCTV analog technology for surveillance in their retail stores are considering making the switch to IP cameras. Loss prevention executives from 49 national and regional retail companies answered questions about their current use of surveillance technology, their feelings about the overall impact of surveillance on loss prevention, and their thoughts about analog vs. IP surveillance systems.

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January 20, 2011

Like megapixel cameras, HDTV network cameras offer superb image detail and outstanding color representation. HDTV cameras capture crisp and clear images formatted for modern screens and TVs. For applications where full frame rates and high-quality imaging are a priority, HDTV cameras are an ideal fit.

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January 19, 2011

Belgian company A&C Systems distributes high-tech personal electronics, such as navigation devices and mobile phones. With such a large stock of valuable, easily-portable products, A&C wanted to reduce its risk of burglary by monitoring its vast property.

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January 18, 2011

Following on the heels of the recent addition of sample videos from a selection of Axis IP cameras, we’ve also added video clips from Vivotek network cameras to VideoSurveillance.com. The sample video captures the Vivotek cameras in action, showcasing how the cameras function in a variety of situations including traffic monitoring, nighttime surveillance, and office environments. These sample videos help demonstrate each camera's capabilities so you can visualize how Vivotek surveillance can benefit your specific surveillance application.

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January 14, 2011

In environments where artificial light is restricted, it can be challenging to capture high-quality images. When lighting conditions are less than optimal, day/night IP cameras are equipped to automatically adjust to handle light-challenged situations. Using infrared technology, day/night cameras offer 24/7 surveillance, providing high-caliber images around the clock.

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January 13, 2011

Thanks to funding from a federal grant, police in Canton, Ohio are now using Vivotek IP video surveillance cameras to monitor city crime. The Canton Police Department (CPD) recently purchased eight Vivotek IP7361 cameras for day and night surveillance of outdoor areas. Police hope strategically placed cameras will document crimes in public areas, thereby increasing accountability of criminals and helping make Canton a safer town.

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January 11, 2011

Vivotek recently partnered with Milestone Systems and developed a new testing regime for ONVIF compatibility to help ensure that surveillance products will perform reliably without running into unanticipated incompatibilities. In recent years, Vivotek has taken an active role in developing ONVIF-compatible technology and products.

ONVIF defines a common protocol for the exchange of information between network devices such as network cameras. The exchange of information includes video streaming, intelligence metadata, and automatic device discovery.

The full range of the 8000 series of Vivotek products is now compatible with Milestone XProtect video management software using the ONVIF interface. Cameras including the IP8161, FD8161, IP8330, IP8332, and the FD8361 have been tested for compatibility applying the new testing regime developed in-house by Vivotek using Milestone XProtect Enterprise 7.0c for around 50 test cases. The test cases looked at Smart Client live monitoring, video stream settings, ePTZ usage in megapixel cameras and more.

The latest 8000 series of Vivotek cameras have more efficient video compression using the H.264 compression standard. The 7000 series of Vivotek can also be supported by Milestone XProtect using the ONVIF interface.

To operate the cameras using the ONVIF interface select ONVIF Conformant Device in the Advanced or Manual mode of "Add hardware devices" in the XProtect software interface. This step will ensure that the Vivotek products will be detected by the Milestone software and can begin recording. Video streams from the Vivotek cameras should be configured to the H.264 compression standard for the best results.

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January 10, 2011

When it comes to managing video compression in an IP camera network, it's a balancing act between maintaining high-quality images and reducing video file sizes to optimize network bandwidth and storage capacity. There are a number of video compression technologies available, and today's IP cameras usually come equipped with several options to achieve the best possible compression ratios for any given surveillance application.

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January 7, 2011

With the New Year come new products. Earlier this week D-Link announced its latest range of IP surveillance cameras designed specifically for use in the home

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January 6, 2011

If you're looking for IP cameras that will provide much higher resolution and clearer video images than traditional security cameras, then megapixel cameras may be the right solution for you. With improved resolution megapixel cameras significantly increase the camera's field of view without losing any image detail. A single megapixel camera can cover areas that would normally be monitored by multiple surveillance cameras.

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January 5, 2011

Today Milestone Systems announced the release of version 4.0 of their XProtect Corporate software. XProtect Corporate is open platform IP video management software designed for use with high-capacity, multi-site installations. The software supports an unlimited number of cameras and users.

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January 4, 2011

Located in Minnesota, Scott County Jail (SCJ) houses 264 beds and holds male, female and juvenile offenders. With 160 cells and nearly 90,000 square feet, the vast detention center poses a challenge for video surveillance. Using Milestone software and a real-time video analytics system embedded in an Axis encoder, SCJ implemented a comprehensive real-time surveillance solution.

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January 3, 2011

It's one thing to talk about the superior images the following Axis IP cameras provide, and it's another thing all together to see those cameras in action. We've recently added sample videos from a selection of Axis cameras to VideoSurveillance.com. The sample video showcases the quality and scope of each camera's imagery to better help you visualize the network cameras' capabilities. The video clips show the Axis cameras at work in a variety of applications including transportation, traffic, office surveillance, and more.

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