Month: August 2014

Security Cameras

Network Cameras for Smart Security Surveillance

Are you looking for an efficient surveillance camera that will protect your private or commercial property? A growing number of home and business owners are turning to cutting edge network cameras to do the job right, and are discovering that these advanced cameras offer a lot more than just recorded video. The right surveillance camera not only provides high-quality images, but will also serve as an indispensable tool in emergency situations, when security personnel or police need to gain quick access and analyze video in order to make immediate decisions.

Learn more about what a high-end surveillance camera can do to help maximize the security of your commercial, public, or private property.



Easy to use

An important benefit of network surveillance cameras is that despite being technologically advanced, they are designed to be user-friendly. Anyone who knows how to use a computer will have an easy time mastering network cameras.

Superior image quality

High image quality is essential to be able to clearly capture an incident in progress and identify faces or objects involved. Having hard evidence enables police to do their job and ultimately means that you will be able to take your case to court. Because network cameras are digital end to end, use progressive scan and megapixel technologies, they are able to deliver video with a forensic level detail. For instance, Sarix IX Series IP cameras by Pelco feature 1.3 to 3.1 megapixels resolution, up to 30 images per second at 1280 x 720 resolution, and auto back focus, delivering the kind of image precision you can truly rely on in any critical situation.

Flexibility & Environmental Adaptability


Many commercial, industrial, and public properties have areas with uneven lighting or mixed-light conditions. Modern security cameras designed for complex lighting conditions should have Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) anti-bloom and low-light capabilities to ensure appropriate monitoring of critical areas on your property. For example, Sarix Security Cameras with SureVision technology by Pelco make it possible to render a clear image despite any mixed-light or low-light conditions such as dark corners, or shadowy areas on your premises. Available in a complete family of box, dome and mini-dome cameras, Sarix cameras can be installed in indoor and outdoor environments, as well as in areas with zero visibility, or no-light (Sarix TI Thermal Imaging model).


Ease of integration and upgradability

Security needs always evolve over time, and the right surveillance camera will be able to keep up with these changes, allowing for easy integration and upgrades. The beauty of network cameras is that most can be integrated with your alarm and audio systems, lighting, environmental and access controls, etc. Moreover, these surveillance cameras can also be easily integrated with other digital devices, video management and application software, and Ethernet-based information systems. This means that these security cameras will never become outdated, and having invested in them once, you will continue to benefit from them for many years to come.

Data intelligence

In today’s fast paced world, continual monitoring of live activity is no longer the most effective way to ensure optimal security. Instead, advanced network cameras are offering features that are a lot more effective in alerting you or security personnel to any kind of suspicious activity. Modern network cameras come with on-board processors that analyze events in real-time and are programmed to overlook benign occurrences. Upon detecting a security breach, these smart cameras send live video to designated laptops or cell phones for immediate review. They can also be custom programmed to set off other appropriate responses, such as alarm notification, or activation of lights and doors. For example, the Spectra HD family of cameras by Pelco feature built-in analytics, including Auto Tracker, Adaptive Motion Detection and USB expansion slots for alarms and audio accessories.

Instant remote access

One of the biggest advantages of IP surveillance cameras is that they can be configured and accessed remotely, allowing multiple users to view live and recorded video 24/7, and from virtually anywhere in the world. This level of access makes responding in emergency situations much more timely and can often make a difference in deterring a crime from taking place. Typically, only designated users have permission to access video as well as to control its programming, which means that your private information is always safe and protected.

Conclusion: Network Cameras offer a Cost-Effective Solution for Security Surveillance Operations

While high-end IP security cameras initially cost more than analog systems, over their lifetime, IP cameras are highly cost effective. Because network cameras can leverage your existing cabling and computer network infrastructure, you can save at least half or more on the cost of installation, compared to an analog system, which can require up to three cables for each camera. Moreover, system management and equipment costs are also lower, because back-end applications and storage typically run on open systems-based servers, rather than on proprietary hardware.…