Archive for May, 2012

HD CCTV is the way but are customers listening.

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

Went to a promising appointment today. It was a school in the Midlands who were suffering problems with vandalism and they wanted to stop it. Their first thoughts turned to cameras and that if they could identify the hoodlums then they could bring them to the attention of the authorities and put a stop to it once and for. The damage caused to date was around £8500 and it was… Continue reading

IFSEC 2012 exhibition review

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Over for another year!

IFSEC 2012 shut its doors after yet another excellently attended show.

But how excellent was it really?

Well, we visited each day, dodging the rain showers wherever possible!

On arriving at the superbly located Birmingham NEC, it seemed that each day, despite the arrival time, East car park 4 was our destination!

Excellent and frequent shuttle buses (saved getting wet!) swept… Continue reading

Cheap security means no security.Know when to walk away!

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Cheap security , worthless service contracts. Where is the industry heading?

Its the worse feeling for any business but sometimes security companies need to learn when the time is right to simply walk away from a potential client. There are times in the security business when we as installers need to know when we are being squeezed too hard. It is very tempting to keep cutting costs to keep… Continue reading

Cobra Alpha HD SDI DVR

Monday, May 14th, 2012

CCTV direct has announced that it is is launching a new range of  HD SDI CCTV equipment at IFSEC 2012. The HD-SDI CCTV range is priced to be almost as cheap as analogue CCTV equipment bring HD to many rather than the few.

The range will include a world first, an HD SDI PTZ dome camera. This will be complimented by a smart IR bullet camera and two HD… Continue reading

Avigilon financial figures q1 2012 shows HD CCTV growth is accelerating

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Avigilon have released financial figures that prove the shift to HD CCTV is accelerating and at quite some rate! With revenue up 77% the results are encouraging for everyone who is trying to promote HD into the world of CCTV and Avigilon’s approach and easy upgrade path from analogue to HD is proving highly successful.

Check the full set of financial results through the link above… Continue reading