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Published by Marie on March 25, 2016 11:51 AM

Security-Services-Blog-Image.jpgDefending your business, protecting assets, and deterring crime are essential if you want to keep your business, and employees, safe. But if you've ever worried that a security system was too complicated, or that security guards were too expensive, we have created a professional system designed for your needs.

Our security services combine security cameras, alarms, and other technology with live monitoring by remote security specialists who can evaluate a threat to your site and react accordingly.

With a professionally managed security system you will get:

  • Live video monitoring by trained professionals
  • 24/7 video recording
  • Remote viewing from a computer, smartphone, or tablet

See all our security services, or contact us today to speak with a security expert on how to best protect your business assets.

Published by Marie on December 14, 2015 4:30 PM

Bank-of-New-Hampshire-Case-Study-Blog-Image-12-10-15.jpgThe Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion in New England is a premier concert venue with regular crowds on over 8,000 for shows all summer long. With large crowds comes the need for an improved video surveillance system, so Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion upgraded to an HD IP video surveillance system. By replacing their old CCTV system the security staff has drastically cut the response time to crowd incidents and increased the number of investigations by local law enforcement.

The area covered by the new surveillance system is large, but by monitoring live cameras in the control room, security personnel can monitor all areas at once:

  • Multiple parking lots
  • Overnight camping spots
  • VIP lounges
  • Tailgating areas
  • Vendor/merchandise areas
  • Two concert stages

The largest benefit of the new surveillance system is how easy it is to identify and export video if an incident happens. With the old CCTV system the security crew had to physically access each camera to download video which could take hours. Their new system takes just minutes to export files onto a USB stick to hand over to law enforcement.

Between the easier system management and the upgrade to high definition video, an essential part of identifying suspicious people in the videos, within six months the police had already launched a dozen investigations with more pending.

Read the full Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion case study.

Published by Marie on November 19, 2015 10:40 AM

Guide-To-Increased-Security-Blog-Image-11-18-15.jpgThe newest whitepaper is now available from VideoSurveillance.com - introducing Solutions by Role: A Quick Guide to Increased Security. This comprehensive overview looks into video surveillance system management from the perspective of five positions within an organization:

  • Small business owner
  • IT director
  • General manager
  • Security director
  • Construction project manager

Each section looks at the security challenges faced by businesses, the ways in which modern video surveillance systems can help improve security and business operations, and a list of frequently asked questions.

Download the free whitepaper today.

Published by Marie on October 28, 2015 10:13 AM

Bad-Examples-of-HD-Surveillance.jpgHigh definition resolution is quickly becoming the go-to standard in video surveillance systems; HD cameras record larger, more detailed videos compared to non-HD models, allowing you to more easily recognize suspicious activity.

But HD won't matter if your system has other problems that render HD irrelevant. Some reasons your system might be struggling:

  • Extreme top-down angle - Your camera may have great resolution, but an extreme top-down angle won't allow you to recognize anyone
  • Field of view too wide - HD cameras are great at capturing details, but a field of view that's too wide wont' allow you to focus in on the important areas
  • Insects & dirt on the camera - IR lights allow you to record at night, but they also attract bugs that can block your view.

Do any of these problems seem familiar? Right now we're offering a free 20 minute system evaluation, performed by our surveillance experts, to help you identify problems and solutions.

See all 9 reasons you need more than HD.

Published by Marie on September 30, 2015 11:22 AM

Earlier this month, VideoSurveillance.com merged with Camguard, a California-based provider of managed video surveillance services.

Please reference the press release for additional details.

We are very excited about the additional services and capabilities we can now offer as a combined company!

For our clients and partners, we will continue to work with you as we always have and will continue to operate from Portland, OR.

In the coming weeks and months we will begin to rollout new remote video monitoring services, actively monitored "camera towers," and full-service security integration.

Please contact us if you have any questions or want to know more!

Published by Marie on August 20, 2015 11:25 AM

Case-Study-Blog-Image-8-20-15.jpgSecurity is a huge concern for business owners in every industry, but do you know where to start? If you're looking for inspiration on how to use and mange a new surveillance system, we've pulled together some customer success stories from our years of experience to help!

Our Case Studies page highlights 15 VideoSurveillance.com customers in a wide range of industries, from retail, construction, manufacturing, education, and more.

Each case study highlights an issue the business faced, and how we designed a surveillance system to meet their unique needs. You'll also get details on the products, and insights into different system management styles, from owners who want to stay connected whenever they leave the office to researchers who only review off-hours footage.

Also available as free PDF downloads, reviewing case studies is a great start to identifying the reasons you want a surveillance system. When you're ready, contact our experts for a free quote.

Learn more about our customer success stories.

Published by Marie on August 26, 2015 10:57 AM

IT-Guide-To-Video-Surveillance-8-26-15.jpgIn a first-of-its kind whitepaper, VideoSurveillance has authored an 18 page guide to video surveillance systems for Information Technology professionals. Whether your department has been asked to design a system from scratch, to improve a current system, or take over data management, this guide has the information you need.

We cover a wide range of topics, including:

  • Where to start if you've inherited a system
  • Design tips & common mistakes to avoid
  • How to avoid overwhelming your network's bandwidth
  • Keeping your network secure with an IP system
  • Steps for ongoing system maintenance
  • Planning for future system expansion

IT departments commonly cite three challenges when managing a video surveillance system: how to search through and archive data, how to control the quickly growing amount of data your system can collect, and how to mitigate the impact on network bandwidth.

We'll ask you many questions to help you think through the design, implementation, and management process, using knowledge gained from years working with surveillance systems. You'll learn how to avoid the most common mistakes, how to keep your network secure while utilizing the benefits of IP systems, what to think about when creating your upgrade plan, and more.

Download this comprehensive, FREE guide today!

Published by Marie on August 24, 2015 11:08 AM

Scholarship-Image.jpgCongratulations to all the students who entered this year's VideoSurveillance.com college scholarship - we had some amazing essays, and great ideas! However, only one student could win the $1,000 scholarship and this year's winner is Melissa from Pennsylvania State University.

Melissa's essay, "Video Surveillance: Revolutionizing the Future of College Campus Security" touched on her work as a graduate student strong Homeland Security, focusing on the challenges of 24/7 security.

This was the third year for the VideoSurveillance.com scholarship, which awards $1,000 for college tuition to an incoming college freshman or current university student. While the 2015 scholarship is now closed, check back soon for updates on the 2016 scholarship.

Published by Marie on June 4, 2015 11:05 AM

Graduation season is in full swing, but it's also the time for graduating high school seniors to focus on the upcoming start of college. Has the student in your life applied for the VideoSurveillance.com scholarship yet?

This is your third year running a scholarship program, and we love the opportunity it gives to interact with bright, young motivated students. Open to graduating high school seniors and students enrolled in undergrad and graduate college programs, this scholarship will award $1,000 to help one student with tuition this fall.

To enter, applicants must write a 250-300 word essay answering the question "How would you use video surveillance to make a school campus safer?"

This is a great opportunity, so share this scholarship to help a student afford college. See full scholarship details.

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Published by Ellen on April 30, 2015 2:52 PM

VideoSurveillance.com has worked with industry professionals of all backgrounds, including but not limited to facility managers, IT supervisors, small business owners, and Security Directors, among other professions. We're pleased to announce that we now feature Solutions by Role pages on our website to provide professionals with specific information on security regarding their day-to-day roles. Our veteran security integrators can deliver a custom video surveillance solution for your application and create an overall safer facility for your employees or members.

See our Solutions by Role pages now, and expect more to come in the near future!

Published by Marie on April 16, 2015 9:47 AM

If your business is looking to improve operations and increase profits, have you thought about using a video surveillance system? While traditionally used to deter crime, those same cameras can be used to monitor employee safety, improve quality control, and more.

In the newest whitepaper from VideoSurveillance.com we look into the many ways video surveillance can be used to help your business run better. With both industry-specific information and results-oriented suggestions, this free whitepaper helps you identify areas of improvement.

Do you own a retail store? We'll show you how a surveillance system and video software can help optimize your store layout, monitor customer flow and dwell time, and track store patterns to create better work schedules.

Or perhaps you run a manufacturing plant. Using surveillance video you could catch dangerous behavior before an accident happens, increasing workplace safety. Surveillance cameras can also be used for product testing in areas a human could not go because of temperature, materials, or location, improving your quality control.

The whitepaper also looks at hospitality, construction, restaurants, and food processing plants with ways to increase safety, reduce liability, and improve customer satisfaction. Video surveillance cameras can be used for more than just security, and VideoSurveillance.com will show you how.

Download our free Operations Management whitepaper.

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Published by Ellen on April 7, 2015 9:05 AM

VideoSurveillance.com is proud to have run two successful scholarship programs in 2013 and 2014, and now is excited to announce that we're doing it again this year! Our $1,000 scholarship fund is focused on campus safety, and asks high school seniors and college students -- How would you use surveillance cameras to make a school campus safer? Students can answer this question in a 250-300 word essay, and submit it through our scholarship landing page.

The deadline is August 1, 2015. We encourage all seniors and college students (including those working towards their Master's degree) to apply! Campus safety is so important these days -- share your input with us by applying to win a $1,000 school scholarship!

For more details, visit our scholarship page: http://www.videosurveillance.com/College-Scholarship-Application.asp


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Published by Ellen on February 16, 2015 8:22 AM

VideoSurveillance.com has cemented working relationships with medical marijuana dispensaries in several states, demonstrating its ability to design powerful security solutions in highly regulated environments. We've written an article on some of the major benefits that surveillance brings to processors, retailers, and wholesalers operating within the industry, which you can read on the MJ News Network, a blog produced by the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA). The article highlights some of the latest advancements in surveillance technology, including high-definition resolution and remote and mobile monitoring. A modern-day video surveillance system allows dispensary owners and managers to keep an eye on their grow operations when off-site for continual peace of mind. You can read the full article at: http://mjnewsnetwork.com/business/gearing-up-for-oregons-recreational-marijuana-market-with-smart-surveillance.

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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.

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.

Published by Ellen on June 4, 2014 9:29 AM

Again and again, VideoSurveillance.com continues to fortify its reputation as a true expert in IP video technology. Yahoo Tech! featured an article on June 4, 2014 highlighting the domestication of surveillance cameras, and utilized VideoSurveillance.com as a source for information on the latest trends. You can read the article here - Yahoo Tech! Article.

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Published by Ellen on May 27, 2014 9:05 AM

Public transit systems across the country are increasing the number of video surveillance cameras on buses and subways to deter criminal activity and reduce liability lawsuits.

An article featured on GovernmentVideo.com highlighted how virtual security integrators like VideoSurveillance.com are playing a critical role in helping mass transit departments switch from less dependable analog video systems to IP surveillance. As a result, public transit systems are able to gather stronger video evidence, attributable to HD resolution, only found on IP camera systems. Read the full article on the website.

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Published by Marie on May 14, 2014 3:49 PM

Our pre-configured 4 and 8 camera video surveillance systems have been updated with new IP cameras and NVRs for easy installation and professional-level surveillance. Each system comes with cameras, a NVR featuring Milestone Essential VMS software, and all the cables you need to install the system.

The 4-camera systems are specially designed to monitor a small business or home, and come with a variety of indoor and outdoor cameras. For larger businesses, our 8-camera systems make it easy to monitor a lobby, back room, and parking lot.

Our wireless systems also received an update, with a new NVR running Milestone Essential for system management and easy remote access from a computer, smart phone, or tablet. Wireless systems are available in 4 camera and 8 camera configurations, or you can customize a system to fit your surveillance needs.

For outdoor recording in harsh conditions, our 4-camera Pro Extreme Weather Outdoor System and 8-camera Pro Extreme Weather Outdoor System come with durable Optica DV240M dome cameras. These specialized outdoor cameras can work in temperatures as low as -31 F and as high as 122 F, and are protected from rain, snow, hail, and dust.

Shop video surveillance systems on VideoSurveillance.com.

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Published by Marie on April 22, 2014 12:02 PM

VideoSurveillance.com and CommunityCam were featured on the local KGW Portland news station, discussing the recent expansion into Boston. At this time, the crowed-sourced map has over 1000 cameras mapped in the downtown Boston area.

After the bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon, public safety has been a growing concern in Boston and CommunityCam aimed to help runners and spectators know where video surveillance cameras were located along the marathon course. Watch the full video below to learn more about CommunityCam.

Published by Marie on March 27, 2014 10:46 AM

VideoSurveillance.com was recently featured on the Portland Business Journal website, discussing the business' growth and the IP camera industry. VideoSurveillance.com has customers in 48 countries worldwide, with 125 customers just in the Portland, Oregon area.

According to President Josh Daniels, "If you think about how important smart phones and tablets have become, IP video surveillance plays right into that. It allows people to access their surveillance through these devices anywhere and anytime."

Along with providing professional IP camera surveillance systems, the crowd-sourced camera mapping program CommunityCam is working to help people locate security cameras that may have recorded a crime or accident.

Read the full article online.

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Published by Ellen on August 20, 2014 11:50 AM

VideoSurveillance.com is pleased to announce that Jackson Kelner of Minnetonka, Minnesota is this year's winner of our annual college scholarship program. Jackson will be attending Washington University in St. Louis this fall as a freshman. The VideoSurveillance.com scholarship asked students to answer in a 250-word essay how surveillance cameras can help increase campus safety. Here's an excerpt from Jackson's essay:

"I would assign multiple officers to the main control center to monitor cameras 24/7. Although it would certainly be difficult to monitor every single camera, I would implement modern video analytics that would alert the officers when there was bizarre or suspicious behavior. Also, along with the 24/7 monitors, I would be sure to make all of these cameras available to the mobile officers around campus."

Congratulations Jackson! Stay tuned for details on next year's scholarship fund.

Published by Ellen on December 2, 2013 8:34 AM

DailyCamera.com, an online news source covering Boulder County, Denver, featured a buzz-worthy piece on VideoSurveillance.com's CommunityCam initiative on December 1st, 2013. The article attracted attention from numerous readers, further demonstrating its powerful impact on the community at large. You can read the full article here.

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Published by Ellen on November 20, 2013 12:52 PM

VideoSurveillance.com's own CommunityCam was the subject of a recent article written by journalist Michael Roberts on the Denver Westword Blog. Read the article in its entirety here.

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Published by Ellen on October 28, 2013 8:13 AM

CommunityCam has come a long way since its initial kick-off in Philadelphia. To date, CommunityCam has successfully mapped thousands of public security cameras in Portland, OR; San Francisco; and now Denver. As a widely popular community initiative, CommunityCam has become a go-to source for locating and plotting cameras in major metropolitan areas. Just recently, Denver Post wrote an informative article on CommunityCam and its progress in the city, highlighting the surfeit of benefits that it brings to the public. To read the article, click on the following link: CommunityCam Denver Story

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Published by Ellen on October 14, 2013 12:58 PM

VideoSurveillance.com's security camera mapping project known as CommunityCam was recently featured in a news segment on NBC Bay Area. Watch the video below to see Josh Daniels, CEO of VideoSurveillance.com, speak with reporter Stephanie Chuang:

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Published by Ellen on September 11, 2013 11:40 AM

It's been quite the month for CommunityCam, VideoSurveillance.com's camera mapping initiative. Recently, bike blog author John Angelico talked about CommunityCam in one of his more recent blog posts, which you can read here.

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Published by Ellen on September 9, 2013 9:19 AM

CommunityCam continues to generate buzz in the San Francisco Bay Area. Just over a week ago, CommunityCam was featured in San Francisco Magazine, a prominent magazine geared towards the city's metropolitan consumers. You can read the article on San Francisco Magazine's website.

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Published by Ellen on September 3, 2013 11:44 AM

Once again, VideoSurveillance.com's very own CommunityCam safety initiative was picked up by another highly lauded San Francisco news site. Read what San Francisco Street Blog journalist Aaron Bialick has to say by reading his article.

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Published by Ellen on August 30, 2013 10:43 AM

CommunityCam continues to attract publicity in San Francisco as more cameras are added. SF Weekly's "The Snitch," a popular online news blog, recently covered CommunityCam's growth in the Bay area. Check it out by visiting this page.

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Published by Ellen on August 27, 2013 11:48 AM

It's been a big week for CommunityCam, VideoSurveillance.com's camera mapping safety initiative. Check out what the SF Examiner had to say about CommunityCam here.

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Published by Ellen on August 26, 2013 9:27 AM

CommunityCam was once again featured in a highly reputable online newspaper, the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Josh Daniels, CEO of VideoSurveillance.com was quoted in the article, which you can read here.

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Published by Ellen on July 12, 2013 11:21 AM

More companies are making the switch to HD video surveillance for its ability to capture crystal clear and incredibly detailed images with high forensic value. If you don't already own an HD security camera system, it's not too late to get on board -- upgrading to HD video is both easy and affordable.

Why is HD video preferred over CCTV video? The answer is simple: HD video delivers a much higher resolution than CCTV video, resulting in better image quality and a wider field of view.

VideoSurveillance.com walks you through the upgrade process in its latest white paper, "HD Surveillance: Capture Identifying Detail for Better Security". Written by VideoSurveillance.com's team of HD video experts, the white paper provides helpful information so you can know what steps to take, whether it's upgrading your current CCTV system or buying a brand new HD surveillance system. Either way, our experts are here to answer your questions and get you on the right track.

You can download a free copy of the HD Surveillance white paper by clicking here.

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Published by Ellen on July 11, 2013 11:38 AM

Our 2013 school scholarship program came to an end on June 25th. Aimed at high school seniors and college students, our scholarship program asked applicants to create a 60-second video that answered the question, "How would you use video surveillance to create a better and safer community?"

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Published by Ellen on June 24, 2013 11:56 AM

Our $1,000 college scholarship program ends tomorrow, June 25th, 2013 at midnight Pacific Standard Time, so hurry and get in those submissions! If someone you know plans to attend college or graduate school in the fall, encourage them to take advantage of this great opportunity.

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Published by Ellen on May 22, 2013 10:22 AM

VideoSurveillance.com's President Josh Daniels appeared on Portland's KOIN 6 News last night, speaking about the company's new safety initiative, CommunityCam. Interviewed by reporter Ken Boddie, Mr. Daniels went into detail about the positive impact CommunityCam will have on Portland's neighborhoods, as well as its intuitive design and structure, which enables users to quickly add and view cameras as needed on a PC or iPhone/iPad device.

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Published by Ellen on May 9, 2013 11:00 AM

CommunityCam, a security camera mapping tool in Portland, OR that aims to help local citizens and law enforcement squelch crime, was recently featured in the Oregonian and on OregonLive.com in an article titled "Map by Portland's VideoSurveillance.com Reveals Cameras Pointed at public."

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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 VideoSurveillance.com 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 April 30, 2013 11:36 AM

Spearheaded by VideoSurveillance.com, CommunityCam is a free crowd-sourced camera mapping tool that allows users to upload and view surveillance camera locations across the U.S. Since its release a few months ago, CommunityCam has acquired thousands of cameras in Philadelphia and the Pacific Northwest, with visible growth every day from new users around the country.

CommunityCam's primary goal is to make communities safer by providing residents and law enforcement with a map of security cameras that have been seen first-hand by map participants. CommunityCam is an excellent resource to have at your fingertips in the event of a crime, as it gives people the ability to locate nearby surveillance cameras that may have captured the incident on video.

Free to use, CommunityCam features a navigable interface with pin balloons and a scroll function to zoom in and out on camera locations. Optimized for the iPhone and iPad, users can check in on the map from virtually anywhere with secure internet access. To upload and view cameras in your area, visit: www.videosurveillance.com/communitycam. Below is a screen shot of CommunityCam on an iPhone:

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Published by Ellen on April 3, 2013 8:30 AM

There's no question that large crowds can be difficult to control. Mississippi State's college football stadium is a prime example of this, attracting an upwards of 55,000 football fans per game. With thousands of roaring fans packed inside the stadium, it's not rare for a physical fight to break out in the stands. To increase the overall level of security, Mississippi State University reached out to VideoSurveillance.com to design a high-megapixel HD network camera system.

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Published by Ellen on December 11, 2012 8:24 AM

We're excited to announce that we're the official sponsor of CommunityCam, a new crowd-source mapping tool that allows Internet users to post the locations of private and public video surveillance cameras across the U.S., starting in Philadelphia. As the fifth most populated city in the country, Philadelphia's entire metropolitan region- spanning five counties- has an estimated population of six million and counting. The goal of this project is to quickly expand to other cities.

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Published by Ellen on October 17, 2012 10:06 AM

On October 26th (Next Friday) VideoSurveillance.com will add the Axis P1214, P1204 and P1214-E to our online store, and we're excited about it! These ultra-miniature discreet network cameras are small enough to fit in between your index finger and thumb. The P1214, P1204, and P1214-E are specifically designed for surreptitious monitoring, making all three a perfect fit for business and residential settings where security is of utmost importance. You've never seen such an intelligent IP device that is so compact in size.

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Published by Ellen on October 9, 2012 8:29 AM

Mobotix, a renowned manufacturer of high-resolution IP video surveillance systems, recently added the Mobotix S14 series to its comprehensive line of security products. VideoSurveillance.com is thrilled to offer this new model, and now offers four versions of the S14 to meet the ever-changing surveillance needs of businesses across the globe.

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Published by Ellen on October 4, 2012 2:32 PM

As we expected, the webinar was a huge success. Sponsored by VideoSurveillance.com and hosted on Google+ Hangouts, the webinar was led by a team of nationally-recognized panelists with extensive backgrounds in security, human resources, and psychology.

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Published by Ellen on October 3, 2012 9:07 AM

SecurityInfoWatch.com, a preeminent source of news in the security industry, published an article yesterday written by VideoSurveillance.com titled, Using Social Media to Fight Crime, which offers a detailed look at how police departments across the U.S. are leveraging the power of YouTube to locate crime suspects.

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Published by Ellen on September 26, 2012 7:38 AM

Establishing a clear-cut workplace safety program is critical to the longevity of your business. Paying close attention to the behavior of your employees can help prevent hostility and aggression in the workplace. VideoSurveillance.com fervently believes in the importance of building a safe and secure workplace that protects personnel and creates a more productive working environment. For this reason, VideoSurveillance.com will host a free workplace safety webinar on October 4th at 2 pm EST featuring expert panelists with backgrounds in human resources, psychology, and security.

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Published by Ellen on August 8, 2012 8:16 AM

SourceSecurity.com, a leading information resource serving the security industry, recently published a VideoSurveillance.com press release highlighting our 14 new preconfigured IP systems tailored towards the residential and business sectors.

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Published by Ellen on June 4, 2012 8:03 AM

VideoSurveillance.com turned its attention to highly experienced law enforcement veteran Frank Borelli of Officer.com to gain a better prospective on video surveillance in police and retail applications. Frank Borelli, who also serves as the site's Editor-in-Chief, has more than 25 years of police experience and over 20 years of instructor experience. He has stayed active in police work and training, and has written extensively on law enforcement. In late May 2012, VideoSurveillance.com had the pleasure of interviewing Officer Borelli about video surveillance cameras and their effectiveness. We've included an excerpt from the interview below.

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Published by Margeaux on February 8, 2012 12:20 PM

To make life easier, we have a quick and easy way to look up commonly used IP video phrases and words.

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Published by Margeaux on January 16, 2012 1:22 PM

We are always trying to make things as easy as possible at VideoSurveillance.com. That is why we have introduced a new way for you to get a hold of us. In addition to calling or emailing us, you can now live chat us.

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Published by Margeaux on December 29, 2011 11:18 AM

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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Published by Margeaux on December 14, 2011 7:45 AM

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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Published by Margeaux on November 29, 2011 5:45 AM

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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Published by Amelia on September 1, 2011 3:32 PM

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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Published by Amelia on August 1, 2011 10:30 AM

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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Published by Margeaux on July 14, 2011 1:16 PM

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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Published by Amelia on July 5, 2011 3:07 PM

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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Published by Amelia on June 1, 2011 10:39 AM

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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Published by Amelia on April 1, 2011 9:52 AM

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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Published by Amelia on March 1, 2011 10:36 AM

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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Published by Amelia on February 22, 2011 3:49 PM

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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Published by Amelia on February 15, 2011 4:40 PM

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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Published by Amelia on February 1, 2011 12:39 PM

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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Published by Amelia on January 18, 2011 3:54 PM

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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Published by Amelia on January 3, 2011 4:12 PM

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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Published by Amelia on December 1, 2010 10:06 AM

It used to be that when someone rang the doorbell you would verify who they were by peering through a tiny peephole in the door. Not anymore. With the Mobotix T24 IP Video Door Station, ringing the doorbell gets a high-tech makeover. Now available on VideoSurveillance.com, the innovative module combines a high-resolution camera with a keypad that controls access and monitors entrances for homes, office buildings and more.

A 3.1 megapixel 180° hemispheric door camera captures the entire entrance scene with no blind spots: wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling. When someone rings the doorbell the Mobotix T24 establishes a connection with either an IP video phone or a standard computer over the network. The Video Door Station allows users to have video conversations with visitors at the door and even open the door remotely from anywhere in the world. The T24 works with the latest international video telephony standards VoIP/SIP and H.264.

If homeowners or surveillance operators are away, the hemispheric camera automatically records who came to the door in their absence. The Mobotix T24 has programmable settings for continuous or event-triggered recording such as when someone rings the doorbell or when the camera detects movement.

The IP Video Door Station is equipped with a keypad that controls access using a PIN code or an RFID transponder with the individually configurable access module. The T24 supports Power over Ethernet (PoE) which allows for flexible and cost-effective installation.

Learn more about Mobotix products!

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Published by Amelia on November 29, 2010 4:20 PM

For small businesses in need of an intuitive video management platform, we recently added Milestone XProtect Essential to our software selection at VideoSurveillance.com. XProtect Essential offers cost-effective video management and can support up to 26 cameras and five simultaneous users. Software users can access recordings locally or remotely over the Internet.

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Published by Amelia on November 16, 2010 8:22 AM

As public transportation security concerns have increased in recent years, mobile surveillance systems have become increasingly popular for many varieties of public transit systems including buses, taxi cabs, light rail, trains, and subways. To alleviate rising security concerns, VideoSurveillance.com recently created two new Mobile Surveillance Systems that help deter criminal activity and inappropriate behavior, increase safety by helping drivers focus on their jobs, and provide law enforcement officials with crucial evidence in the event of a criminal investigation.

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Published by Amelia on November 15, 2010 9:59 AM

Offering true day and night surveillance, Sony recently introduced two new cameras for indoor and outdoor applications. Both the Sony fixed SNC-CH160 and the SNC-DH160 fixed dome HDTV IP cameras are equipped with 1.3 megapixel resolution and built-in IR illuminators that help capture images in the dark up to 15 meters (49 feet) away. Using Sony Exmor CMOS sensor technology, the SNC-CH160 and the SNC-DH160 deliver high-quality images with low noise.

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Published by Dan on May 13, 2010 3:19 PM

We're proud to announce that the team here at VideoSurveillance.com recently received an A rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB). What does that rating mean? To us, it's a sign that we're doing our job the right way. To the BBB, it means VideoSurveillance.com demonstrates a strong commitment to customer service and support.

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Published by Dan on April 5, 2010 3:22 PM

This week we're adding a fresh batch of QNAP Network Video Recorders to the VideoSurveillance.com online store. Each of these powerful NVRs serves as a standalone network surveillance system complete with embedded software and mass storage capabilities. QNAP VioStor NVRS support real-time monitoring and recording from multiple cameras simultaneously. Users can even access live camera footage and archived video remotely using a standard web browser.

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Published by Dan on March 15, 2010 3:59 PM

While we're on the subject of new camera announcements, let's take a look at the latest batch of Canon IP cameras recently added to the VideoSurveillance.com store. The new Canon network camera offerings include the VBC500VD vandal-resistant mini dome, the VB-C60 PTZ camera, and the VB-C500D mini dome.

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Published by Dan on March 10, 2010 3:49 PM

We've added a fresh batch of high-performance Sony IP cameras to our online store. The new offerings include HD cameras for critical surveillance applications, ultra-fast PTZ domes, discreet mini-dome cameras, and fixed models boasting H.264 compression.

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Published by Dan on March 9, 2010 4:07 PM

Sanyo recently announced an exciting new lineup of HD network cameras offering full frame rate and H.264/MJPEG dual codecs. We're pleased to announce this powerful collection of Sanyo IP cameras is now available in the VideoSurveillance.com online store. The Sanyo network camera series includes robust, vandal-resistant domes, fixed day/night models, zoom cameras, and high-performance PTZ cameras, all offering megapixel resolution and HDTV image quality.

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Published by Dan on March 8, 2010 4:04 PM

In the world of home entertainment, the HDTV revolution is already well underway. The consumer electronics market has made the shift from old-school television sets to high-definition plasma and LCD models. Now, the video surveillance industry is starting to take notice of this exciting technology. More and more manufacturers are beginning to offer network camera models that meet industry standards for HDTV image quality. In the VideoSurveillance.com online store, you can now find a full selection of HDTV network camera's from the industry's leading manufacturers, available in 720p and 1080p resolution. These cameras are geared towards applications requiring high-resolution images and full frame rate for identification and analysis. Examples include video security for casinos, airports, passport controls, and city surveillance.

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Published by Dan on March 5, 2010 3:54 PM

We've added Arecont Vision's new lineup of compact MegaVideo cameras to our online store. Available in megapixel formats ranging from 1.3 to 5-megapixel, these cameras are designed to make high-resolution video surveillance affordable for a variety of applications. Each camera offers full motion progressive scan for clear images without motion blur. Other key features include superior low-light performance, forensic zooming, Power over Ethernet, and built-in motion detection.

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Published by Dan on January 29, 2010 3:26 PM

We're pleased to announce the official launch of the VideoSurveillance.com newsletter. The January edition was delivered to inboxes earlier this week, and you can look forward to future installments in the months ahead. Our debut issue, also available in the VideoSurveillance.com Newsletter Archive, is packed to the gills with video security news, product reviews and insider info. We cover such topics as vacation home monitoring, H.264 video compression, and we shine the spotlight on QNAP's 4-channel NVR-104 network surveillance system. You'll also find info on new IP cameras from Axis and Vivotek, plus special offers and links to our latest blog stories.

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Published by Dan on January 7, 2010 2:36 PM

We're pleased to announce a new series of 4-channel IP Camera Systems now available in the VideoSurveillance.com online store. Each of these all-in-one camera systems features everything you need to install an effective surveillance solution that allows for remote monitoring, easy video management and recording. If you're looking for an affordable IP surveillance package that you can get up and running right out of the box, we encourage you to check out these offerings.

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Published by Jennifer on February 13, 2008 10:01 AM

We're pleased to unveil a new, easier to use version of the VideoSurveillance.com forums! We've upgraded to a new version of forum software that should make it easier to read and discuss about video surveillance issues that matter. Some improvements:


  • Registration. It was a little difficult to register before - we've added a step that will allow you to start posting immediately after you submit your information.

  • Organization. Our new forums are better organized and have dynamic features that allow for better and easier sharing of links and images, and longer threads of conversation.

  • More information. We're constantly updating our site with new and relevant information about applications, manufacturers, cameras, and more - and now our forums reflect these changes.

We tried to move all the existing posts and users over from the older software to our new forums. We're sorry if we missed your information - click here to register again and start posting right away!

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