Smart Small Public View Monitor

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Aug 01, 2013

Putting surveillance in the face of thieves. That's the aim of a new Public View Monitor (PVM). While other small surveillance PVMs are available in retail, USS's X400 Scout features anti-tampering alarms that make a point of catching thieves in the act or sounding an alarm. In this note, we look at the unit, its technical details, what makes it different that other offerings.

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