CODEC Guide 2016
on Nov 30, 2016
CODECs are core to surveillance, with names like H.264, H.265, and MJPEG commonly cited. How do they work? Why should you use them? What issues may...
Selecting Wood Drill Bits For Installers
on Nov 29, 2016
Running cables through studs is common for roughing in residential and some older commercial installs. To do this, you will need to drill holes in...
Dirty Dome Camera Test
on Nov 28, 2016
Dome cameras are the most widely used type professionally but many note that dirt, dust, rain, and scratches can cause image quality problems,...
Hanwha Wisenet P 4K Bullet Tested
on Nov 21, 2016
Hanwha Techwin (formerly Samsung) continues their push into H.265 cameras, now with the high-end P series, including 4K resolution and smart...
Longse vs Dahua and Hikvision Tested
on Nov 16, 2016
For many, even $100 cameras are too expensive. That is where spam king Longse comes in with their relentless offer of ~$20 cameras.
In our past...
Guide To Selecting And Using Ladders
on Nov 15, 2016
Ladders are one of the most important pieces of worksite equipment for the surveillance technician. Too often, however, even highly experienced...
Dahua 4MP HD Analog Tested
on Nov 10, 2016
A few years ago, analog was SD only.
In the past few years, HD analog, up to 1080p, has become commonplace.
Now, HD analog is doubling its max...
Genetec Expels Hikvision
on Nov 08, 2016
Genetec has removed support for Hikvision devices, deeming them 'untrustworthy', citing customer concerns about Chinese government ownership /...
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Door Operators Access Control Tutorial
on Dec 05, 2016
Doors equipped with door operators, specialty devices that automate opening and closing, tend to be quite complex.
The mechanisms needed to...
Pelco Favorability Results
on Dec 02, 2016
This is the first in a series of studies of manufacturer favorability. 100+ integrators rated and explained their views of each manufacturer.
Down to $50 IP Cameras From Honeywell
on Dec 01, 2016
$100 IP cameras are literally old news.
And you do not need to buy from spam email vendors anymore to get $50 ones.