Besides being one of the strongest growth segments in security, video is also one of the most volatile. Changes to the playing field and rules are constant, which gives the advantage to those who are able to keep up. Video surveillance is hot because the demand for surveillance and...
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Besides being one of the strongest growth segments in security, video is also one of the most volatile. Changes to the playing field and rules are constant, which gives the advantage to those who are able to keep up.
Video surveillance is hot because the demand for surveillance and the availability of product are converging lines on the security forecast radar. Retail, institutional, education, government and even residential customers can see the benefits of implementing video surveillance and the diversity of video technologies available enable installers to design systems which meet their requirements precisely and economically.
The security industry as well as the end-users also recognize that despite the onslaught of new technology, it is wiser to install now rather than to wait for the next big thing and then pay the price for waiting too late.
My company is currently involved in a 100-camera project for a school district, and the assistant principal asks daily when we will be done. This is because the properties are being vandalized on a daily basis, and they need the video to regain control of the situation.
On the TV this morning, a spokesman for the ACLU said that everyone should wake up, and that video surveillance is ineffective at deterring or solving crime. On the other hand, we observe arrests and dramatic mitigation of criminal activity made possible by the implementation and use of video surveillance.
Many companies are entering the video surveillance installation business, but unlike the old days, no one group enjoys a clear advantage over another, and you won’t know if you like it until you try. The technology is in such transition that no one knows it all, and ongoing training and applications support is part of the installation process. Of course the more you do and the more you study, the quicker you will learn.
Who is supplying this equipment? Video equipment is available from a wide variety of sources, making the buying process an important part of the total system installation process. Creative procurement can enable you to save big on materials while still achieving superlative levels of performance. Learning how to interpret the specifications, and not being afraid to do a little research, will help a lot in this regard.
If there was ever a played out term, it’s “New Technology.” But the truth is that there is an immense research and development process occurring all over the world trying to develop new products. Video surveillance combines several different disciplines: optics, analog circuitry, digital signal processing along with good old fashioned ‘curb appeal.’
Here is a selection of a few impressive new offerings from established Video suppliers. Feel free to look under the hood and kick the tires.
The CCTV IMPORTS WDR3600 is a powerful and ultra advanced camera that promises to capture cleaner, superior high resolution pictures. Even with a strong back light, this camera will show images that normally would appear dark. The spotlight BLC function is especially effective when you are trying to record a vehicle license plate in the street or parking lot at night time.
Another great feature of the WDR3600 is the 3D filtering method of advanced DNR (dynamic noise reduction) technology. The 3D filtering of the video signal optimizes the visibility of the signal, even in low light conditions.
• OSD Menu Control
• WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) feature shows obvious, clear and perfect light contrast
• Day/Night Feature
• DNR (dynamic noise reduction) DSP Chipset
For more information on CCTV Imports products, contact your local locksmith distributor or CCTV Imports, phone 888-315-1219 (East Coast) or 800-490-9048 (West Coast), web site www.cctvimports.com.