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Jacksonville Rolls Out New Security System with Latest Technology

It may sound a good deal like sci-fi, but it’s not; cities and local governments around the country are putting security technology to good use, creating surveillance systems that cover high-traffic areas and other areas of importance. The city of Jacksonville, Florida, has been the latest to get in on the action, announcing they are seeking $3 million in camera upgrades to improve their city’s surveillance system, which they call a Real-Time Crime Center. According to city officials and police, the...

Sharing Security Feeds With Law Enforcement

A dominant trend in the security world in recent years has been the advent of city-wide surveillance systems. These systems are designed to monitor high-traffic areas and downtowns of cities where crime has been a problem and provide police with the constant vigilance necessary to prevent crimes and respond to incidents in progress – within minutes. Most of these public surveillance systems have been installed by police and paid for by public funds, but in recent years a new phenomenon...

NVR and DVR Channels Explained

When shopping for an DVR, you’ve probably seen terms like 16-Channel DVR or 8-Channel DVR being thrown about. Same when shopping for an NVR; 16 Channel NVR’s are popular, as are 32 NVR’s. There's some confusion as to what the term channel means, and how many cameras they actually accommodate. What’s the difference, and how many do you really need? Is it different for DVR’s than it is for NVR’s? Keep reading to find out. Explaining DVR Channels DVR channels are really...

Ethernet Over Coax

What Is Ethernet-over-Coax?

What is Ethernet-Over-Coax? If you’re ready to make to the jump from an analog camera system to a digital IP system, there are a variety of different technologies that can help make the switch easy without disrupting your entire system. While a comprehensive overhaul, replacing all current analog (coax) wiring with the proper wiring for IP systems (Ethernet cables) is generally the best option, there are times when it might make sense to simply leave the current wiring in place and...

The Components You Need For A Full Surveillance System

Video surveillance is complex. A functioning surveillance system, offering full property coverage around the clock, requires a network of compatible cameras, ample storage, proper cabling and even power. Thankfully, surveillance doesn’t have to be difficult. Keep reading to see the equipment and components you’ll need to get your IP surveillance system up and running. It Starts With Cameras The first (and most obvious, for sure) component of a video surveillance system are the cameras. Which cameras are right for your system depends...