March Need Buy-in from IT on the Next Security Install

With increasing concerns about cybersecurity, it’s no surprise that many organizations are expanding the role of their IT departments. Cyberattacks are now rated one of the top risks to global business, alongside natural disasters. Because no business wants to be the victim of a data breach, organizations are working hard to bolster their cyber defenses, and those responsibilities fall squarely on the shoulders of IT. As a security integrator or installer of network video recorders and IP cameras, one must be able to answer questions from IT on how the…

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Vectron and MOBOTIX Heightened Security and Improved Prevention

Vectron, a leading provider of point of sale systems for bakeries and restaurants, and MOBOTIX, a leading provider of digital, high-resolution and network-based video security systems, are offering a joint video solution for retail establishments, restaurants and bakeries. This involves linking the transaction data from the Vectron point of sale system for each sales process with video data from the MOBOTIX IP camera and storing it. This allows POS discrepancies to be quickly resolved, increases on-site security at retail locations, bakeries and restaurants, and boosts sales by enabling optimized shop…

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Reducing Downtime for the Surveillance System

It seems that everywhere you look, there is a surveillance camera looking back at you. Video surveillance has become an absolute necessity for every type of organization – whether it be retail, hospitality, gaming, education, infrastructure or government – or any other type of business. When a crime is committed or a tragedy occurs, there is now an expectation that it will have been recorded on video, and this usually proves to be true. As a society, we have come to depend on this video to provide us with the…

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The Influence of Lens Selection

Image resolution versus field of view One important, but often neglected consideration in video surveillance systems design is the trade-off between image resolution and field of view. With any given combination of camera and lens the native resolution from the camera is spread over the entire field of view of the lens, determining pixel density and image resolution. The wider the resolution is spread, the lower the pixel density, the lower the image resolution or image detail. The images below, taken with the same camera from the same distance away,…

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