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HD CCTV, maintenance and deterrent

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Maintenance has always been a critical part of ensuring that a HD CCTV system operates correctly and gives the optimum picture quality at all times. It is easy to forget that a CCTV is a 24 hour seven day a week 356 day of the year operating system. Not many other products are asked to perform such a task so it is no surprise that it needs looking after. CCTV monitors are often at the forefront of problems. Too many companies simply sell monitors that are not fit for purpose and quickly burn out as a result. The same can be said for the cameras. It is so easy to go on line and buy Chinese manufactured products at a fraction of the price of some of the bigger more proven makes on the market. It is as always the same story though . You will get what you pay for . So either you have a system that has constant blank images on the split screens where cameras have gone down or you pay a lot of money calling out engineers to mend what you have.

Alternatively of course you can buy quality goods. A good example of this is when we talk about HD products is one of the best products on the market right now for both quality and reliability. It  is the HD Predator by 360 vision.

This camera is unique to the market place and has some fantastic features. You can have IR ,white light as well as HD and what is more you get multiple views from this camera . The camera concentrates on deterrent and crime prevention as its main selling point and below is an excerpt from the 360 website describing the benefits. Prevention is always better than cure . Any act of theft or vandalism that is prevented and this ultimately pays of the capital cost of the CCTV system. So what can the Predator do for you?

In the words of 360 themselves “The Patented Combined IR/White Light Technology on the 360 Vision “Predator” Rugged Camera range is widely recognised to be off a massive financial benefit in relation to its deterrent nature.

Security Managers have spent hours and hours trawling through pre-recorded video footage after an incident has occurred trying to locate relevant small sections to the respective incidents.

However, it is widely established that combined IR/White Light Technology deters many breaches of security occurring in the first place, there by eradicating the need for expensive, labour intensive post event video searches.

An aspect most prudent Senior Security Managers in Local Authorities, Blue Chip Companies and Public Utilities readily recognise the benefit, especially during the current tough economic climate.”

So going back to the subject of maintenance we know that buying a quality product will reduce costs in the long run. Buying HD will increase the value of the system to the end user and produce results worthy of the initial cost of the system. Combining the two and adding deterrent features will give you the best value in the long run.

 

 

AVIGILON HD PRO camera range.

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

HD Pro Cameras

 

Avigilon are about to Introduce their new line of HD Pro cameras. Avigilon claim that these cameras are the industry’s most powerful and they also claim these are the most innovative line of high-definition cameras that the have been manufactured to date.

The new HD Pro cameras are available in three different versions… Continue reading

Why have hundreds of CCTV cameras suddenly stopped working overnight?

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Bizarre but true. Suddenly without warning hundreds if not thousands of CCTV cameras have suddenly stopped working overnight. How could this happen? What is going on? Without warning many CCTV end users are trying to review their footage of overnight incidents and have seen a dramatic fall in the quality of their pictures. Why this sudden change? Have CCTV cameras all decided to fail at once? Well no , not… Continue reading

CCTV without lighting? Is an illuminator the answer?

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

A car without an engine, a rowing boat without oars, A train but no tracks. There are many examples but all the above are a complete waste of time without each other. It seems obvious, a no brainer but every year hundreds of businesses buy CCTV systems but ignore the need for lighting.  As with the other items mentioned above, it will be a complete waste of time… Continue reading

Biometrics, the safest form of access control

Tuesday, July 16th, 2013

How biometrics is the smart way to point to the future.

Anyone who has been responsible for administering an access control system of a reasonable size will know that their staff have a very annoying tendency to lose their prox cards on a fairly regular basis. This can be costly for starters. There may also be a high staff turnover so cards may need to be replaced