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Published by Marie on December 18, 2015 10:37 AM

Remote-Monitoring-Blog-Image-12-17-15.jpgOne of the most important benefits of modern IP video surveillance systems is the flexibility in video management - using the power of the internet you can log into your system and see surveillance video at any time whether you are at work or not.

Remote monitoring allows you to monitor and manage your surveillance system from a computer anywhere with an internet connection using port forwarding (learn how to set up port forwarding). A mobile app, on the other hand, allows you to log into your system using a smart phone.

There are mobile apps for remotely managing your video surveillance system for both iPhone and Android systems. In addition, several leading manufacturers have mobile apps, including:

While specific features will vary between remote and mobile applications and manufacturer, in general you will be able to view live and recorded video and manage alerts. This gives managers and security staff greatly increased flexibility in how and when they respond to issues back at work if they are off-site for other projects, get notifications late at night or on the weekends, or on vacation.

Learn more about mobile and remote monitoring.

Published by Ellen on May 11, 2015 1:40 PM

Optica cameras are now more affordable than ever!

Looking for a high-definition IP camera to safeguard your property or business? highly recommends Optica's sleek line of HD cameras, all packed with premium features to boost overall security. Optica features mini domes, domes, bullets, mini bullets, and even a powerful 18x zoom PTZ camera for large applications such as malls or parking lots. What makes Optica so unique?

HD Video Resolution

All Optica network cameras come with HD video resolution to produce clear, incredibly detailed images that make the act of identifying much easier -- and possible. Forget grainy images; Optica's cameras capture remarkably sharp video to give you the power as a business owner to see everyone who steps foot onto your property. Optica cameras come in both 720p and 1080p HD video resolution.

Wide Dynamic Range

Undoubtedly, wide dynamic range is an underrated security camera features but extremely important, nevertheless. All Optica IP cameras are outfitted with wide dynamic range (WDR) to help lessen the overexposure effect of awkward or difficult lighting scenarios such as near windows. With WDR, it's much easier to get a clearer view of a scene, enhancing the quality of your video evidence.

Tamper Detection

Tamper detection is an excellent feature to have on any video surveillance camera. The Optica line of cameras all come with tamper detection to let you know if someone is trying to obstruct or cover up your security camera. This includes a change in the lens focus or a change in the camera view. Often times if tampering is detected, it means there may be a crime in the process. Criminals will often try to cover up cameras or move them in order to not be seen. You'll receive an alert should the camera detect that it is being tampered with.

Vertical View Mode

What's the vertical view mode feature? Good question, but the good news is that every Optica camera boasts this unique feature. In simplified language, vertical view mode maximizes the amount of camera resolution available for vertically-aligned scenes such as aisles in retail stores, hallways in offices, train cabins, parking lot entrances, and more.

Interested in learning more? The good news is Optica cameras come with even more features that shouldn't be missed out on. To see our full line of Optica cameras visit our Optica Camera Page.


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

We've added several new IP surveillance cameras to the 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!


Published by Marie on February 23, 2015 3:49 PM

A complete video surveillance system comes with everything you need in one package, ensuring that all the equipment will work together right out of the box. We've added two new systems to the featuring professional Optica cameras and the Milestone Husky NVR with Milestone XProtect software.

The Milestone Husky M10 4 Camera System includes both indoor and outdoor Optica cameras, ideal for securing the entrances and exits of a small business or office. The Outdoor B122 mini bullet camera and D122 dome camera both come standard with 720p HD resolution and day/night recording for 24/7 surveillance.

Milestone's Husky M10 comes with 1tb of storage space, and is preloaded with Milestone XProtect video management software. This allows you to view live video, watch recorded video, and manage your system from one place. And with free mobile apps, you can stay connected from anywhere using your smart phone or tablet.


Do you need more than four cameras for a larger office or business space? We also offer a Milestone Husky M10 8 Camera System that includes four each of the Optica B122 and D122 IP cameras. This system also comes with 1tb of storage space and Milestone XProtect software.


Not quite right? If neither of these systems meets your surveillance needs, contact us today to create a custom system just for you!

Published by Marie on April 30, 2014 12:36 PM

Designed with HD resolution and a compact dome for discreet indoor surveillance, two new IP security cameras from Optica have been added to the store.

The Optica D122 day/night indoor camera features 720P HD resolution, along with many user-friendly features including PoE for easy installation and on-board storage. The D122 also comes with three important features for clear recording in challenging light conditions: IR-cut filter for automatically adjusting from daytime to nighttime recording, built-in IR illuminators, and Wide Dynamic Range for balanced lighting.

The second new Optica camera, the Optica D224M day/night IP camera, comes with 1080P HD resolution at 30 fps for clear surveillance video. The compact size of the camera (only 4.6 inches wide and 3.5 inches tall) allows the camera to record HD video while being discreet in your store or office. The auto-focus lens means you'll have focused video, while the same nighttime features found in the D122 gives you clear video day or night.


Published by Ellen on July 16, 2013 9:16 AM

As a provider of competitive sports timing services, Big Sky Endurance Sports needed a back-up recording method to capture athletes' bib numbers at the finish line of every race.

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Published by Ellen on May 7, 2013 9:21 AM

Mattawang Golf Club, a public golf course located in Bell Mead, New Jersey, reached out to to design an HD security camera system for their 9,000 square foot clubhouse facility and pro shop. The aim of the new IP surveillance system was to protect the golf club's staff, patrons, and grounds, as well as deter sneak-on golfers and vandals.

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Published by Ellen on February 12, 2013 11:45 AM

Part of running a business is doing everything you can to protect it, and that includes investing in a high-quality video surveillance system that guards your assets and helps deter would-be criminals. Every business has different needs, and recognizes that.

Unlike its competitors, is a true virtual security integrator that utilizes a raft of virtual media and tools to remotely view customers' sites and make product recommendations. It doesn't stop there; when you partner with us, we provide free configuration and installation support to assuage any trepidation you might have about setting up your surveillance cameras.

Video surveillance systems are a cost-effective, full-scale security solution that every business owner should have. Our preconfigured video surveillance systems come with the all the components needed to get your new security cameras up and running on the day of delivery. On top of that, our in-house IP video experts will work with you to ensure a smooth and successful integration with your existing IT infrastructure.

When you browse our wide assortment of preconfigured video surveillance systems, you'll be pleased to find that each is equipped with cutting-edge features to accommodate indoor and outdoor settings. Looking for a wireless video surveillance system? We offer those too! And keep in mind that we will happily customize any one of our video surveillance systems to better suit your needs.

Call us today to learn more about our preconfigured video surveillance systems!

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