Virtual Integration Program (VIP)
Wondering how can we evaluate your security needs and recommend solutions from our office in Portland, Oregon? With our Virtual Integration Program, we work with all of our customers to produce quality video security solutions. By answering a few simple questions, our experts can get a good handle on what your security needs are and help you determine what video security products will be the right fit for your site.
The VIP program offers the following services free of charge:
1. Remote review of your overall site
We'll do a virtual walkthrough of your site using blueprints, floor plans, rough sketches, Google Earth, or digital pictures of the property to determine the overall scope of the surveillance project.
2. Evaluation of your security needs
Using the information we’ve gathered during our review of your site as well as answers from our initial consultation with you about security threats and other activity you wish to capture on camera, we’ll put together an evaluation that address your specific security needs and concerns. We will also provide recommendations for best practices in video security and storage.
3. Recommendations for camera locations
Our experts will also make suggestions about camera placement. We know the right questions to ask in order to determine where security is needed. We’ll help make sure that cameras are placed where they are going to be the most effective.
4. Recommendations for networking, wireless, and cable locations
In addition to camera placement, our IP video experts can also design a wireless network and plan transceiver locations if necessary. We’ll evaluate strategic locations for cabling for your video surveillance system offering suggestions on how much will be needed and where to run it.
5. Recommendations for video management and storage
Whether you are using an IP or CCTV security camera system, our video experts will help determine how much hard disk drive storage is needed and make recommendations for video management solutions. If your system will be using IP cameras, we’ll recommend network video recorder (NVR) server or video management software (VMS) options. This ensures camera compatibility and video recording performance. For systems using CCTV cameras, we will provide recommendations for digital video recorders (DVR) based on security and system growth needs.
6. Technical Support
Getting started with an IP security camera system can be tricky, especially if the technology is new to you. Our experienced technical support team is standing by ready to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. We can also connect to your computer remotely to provide direct assistance.
If you would like the convenience of Plug and Play setup, we also offer a paid Camera Configuration Service. For truly easy and fast setup, your cameras will be ready to mount right out of the box. We’ll take care of firmware updates, IP address assignment, and network video recorder setup if you purchase an NVR server with your system. For more details visit the Camera Configuration Service page.