Discussion

CCTV – Analogue or IP?

The fundamental requirements of video surveillance security system are that it should provide evidential quality images, easy access to recorded data, and a capability to track a target across a specific area. Further security enhancements to a system can also include behaviour recognition systems and the ability to intelligently monitor crowd scenes.

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Security News

Getting Smart About Smart Cards

The days of overcrowded clunky keychains encumbering purses and pockets are fading into the abyss. Technology is moving past the necessity of the actual lock and key in many cases. Today, we’re seeing an emergence of key fobs for cars with push-start buttons, and a move towards digital security, mobile credentials, keypads, and biometric access control, such as fingerprint and facial recognition, and even iris detection. Continue Reading

Tech Tip

Geoquip Defensor Test Procedure

Some people believe installing and maintaining a microphonic fence system can be difficult and time consuming.  I find the Defensor SystemPrison from Geoquip to be extremely easy to install and even easier to maintain.  As long as a few basic precautions are followed, you should be able to get many years of trouble-free operation.

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New Product

Interlogix Showcases New Video Recorder and Specialty IP Cameras

The TVN 70 supports up to 400 Mbps of incoming camera bandwidth or up to 128 IP camera channels, while offering up to 64TB of embedded storage in a RAID configuration or up to 96TB in a non-RAID format. Innovative features include advanced camera settings, failover recording, hard drive grouping and network segregation and redundancy. The recorder offers native TruVision IP camera support and supports third-party IP cameras via Onvif, PSIA and RTSP Stream.

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New Product

TruVision Navigator 6 Video Management Software Offers New Features and Design

TruVision Navigator 6 software offers an easy-to-use interface featuring tabs for up to 10 surveillance viewing panes. Each pane is customizable, can be saved, and with a click can quickly provide operators with the most relevant information regarding their video security operations. One tab can also be dedicated to monitor and immediately display alarm events.
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Discussion

Watt the ??? What do you mean W=VA?

It’s always good to perform some basic power calculations before specifying or purchasing a suitable power supply (or power supplies) for your project.

Seems simple enough – Once you’ve decided on the operational voltage, just take the current draw of each device that needs to be powered and add them together.
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Discussion

Why bother using Power Distribution in Modern Security Systems?

So you have a number of devices (cameras, locks, detectors, etc) that you need to terminate and power up – you could just connect them all to the same set of terminals on your power supply or (if there were too many cables to fit in the terminals) connect up using a piece of terminal strip and just parallel them all – that would be a bit messy and time consuming, but would probably work.
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