Driveway Security Cameras
Tips and commentary on
the use of Security Camera Systems in use at private
residences for Driveway Surveillance.
Connecting Audio Interface Adapters to Microphones
In this video installment Woodio shows us how a
microphone connects to an audio interface adapter so you
can record audio along with your video.
How to install a PTZ camera
In this Video, the 9th in the Geovision Configuration Series, explains that installing a PTZ camera can be a breeze if you just follow these simple steps shown in the video.
Gas Station Security Cameras
Tips and Information on Security Camera Systems for Gas
Stations. One key point worth noting is that if you gas
station has an existing CCTV system it can be easily
upgraded by using the existing wires and cameras along
with a new PC based GeoVision DVR
How to Upgrade your GeoVison Software
Looking to get the latest GoeVision DVR software for
your security system? Then check out this page of links
and instructions on how to get started on your DVR
IR135 Infrared Camera Demo
Infrared (IR) cameras are an example of product that is often asked about but little understood.
This video demo should give you a much better
understanding of the product line and a good feel for
the features of this excellent camera.
How to make your own CCTV Cable
Since every video surveillance system needs cameras, and the vast majority of cameras on the market today are still hard wired, the next step in your project might be just that. Wiring the cameras to your DVR.
Cameras for Hotels and the Hospitality Industry
As most hotels have at least some level of security
camera system this article points out the ease and the
benefits of upgrading to a Geovison DVR. With internet
access, complete notification options, and support for
external interfaces such as card swipes and door sensors
a GeoVision security camera system can be a good choice
for any hotel.
CCTV - Learning Center
Learn how to set-up a CCTV Camera using our CCTV - Learning Center page. The CCTV Learning Center page has How-To-Videos on how to set-up a CCTV camera.
Parking Lot Security Cameras
Parking Lot Security is a concern for every employee and
employer. With a security camera system watching your
parking lot you can help keep the lot safe and provide
rock solid evidence of those little fender benders that
often go un-reported. This video of a parking lot
accident shows a woman backing full speed into an SUV
parked right behind her.
The AgCam was designed and developed by an American farmer, for American farmers and ranchers. They are built to withstand the most harsh of environments while producing excellent results.
Middletown, Ohio Security Cameras
This month we have focused on improving our pages on
Ohio. The latest update includes a newly added city page
for Middletown, Ohio. Camera Security Now Headquarters
is actually in Middletown, Ohio. Make sure to give the
page a look over if you live in Ohio's Southern Region
or if you would like to gain a little more knowledge of
where our company is located.
Dallas, Texas Security Cameras
In light of increased demand for CCTV equipment in
Dallas we have dedicated this month to improving our web
pages for Dallas and the surrounding area. We hope you
can give them a look and learn more about how
CameraSecurityNow.com can help with your next Dallas
Security Camera project.
Wireless Transmission System With PTZ and Audio
Industrial outdoor wireless camera transmission system
with full Pan Tilt Zoom and Audi support. Perfect for
large outdoor installations where hard wires are
impractical and security is critical.
Picking the Right Dummy Cameras
Dummy Security Cameras can be very helpful, but not if
you choose the wrong ones. Find out what to look for
when choosing your dummy cameras and what kind of fake
camera features to avoid.
Miami Security Cameras
Miami CCTV Security Systems from Camera Security Now are
being installed locally thanks to yet another great
Miami Tech Army Member. Popular Miami security camera
applications include condominium security, warehouse,
retail, and office space security camera systems.
Using Dummy Security Cameras
Dummy Security Cameras can be a great way to stretch the
security budget. When placed in systems with operational
security cameras dummy cameras can help deliver the
impression that an area is under total surveillance.
This in itself can lead to a reduction in loss or other
Vero Beach Security Cameras Locally Installed
Security Cameras now locally installed in Vero Beach
Florida through a new Tech-Army.org member. Camera
Security Now is proud to welcome Stealth Security
Solutions of Port Saint Lucie to provide onsite security
consultations and installation of our GeoVision DVR
systems through out the entire Sebastian-Vero Beach
Chicago Mayor Wants to Require Security Cameras
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley wants to require all bars open until 4 am to have security cameras on the premise. Also Chicago uses some impressive new technology to reduce violent crime on their streets.
CCTV Surveillance Cameras for Correctional Institutions
The United States of America is second only to China in the number of people we have locked up in our jails and prisons, and the costs of maintaining and operating these facilities rises every year. Learn how a CCTV Surveillance Camera System can help to win the everlasting battle against the budget.
GeoVision Access Control Systems and Software
GeoVision offers a variety of access control systems to help keep businesses more secure. GV-ASServer, GV-ASClient, and GV-ASWeb give store owners and managers more flexibility and better control over what comes in and out of their stores.
GeoVision V8.12 - Now Vista Compatible
GeoVision, in its latest version V8.12, is now supporting Windows Vista and mobile surveillance viewing. There is new mobility, scalability, and operability upgrades with the V8.12 system. So now users can enjoy all of the Vista features and their GeoVision video surveillance security.
GeoVision November 2007 Newsletter
features are in the works for GeoVision in the upcoming
months. These include: Electronic Article Surveillance
Integration (EAS) and improved IP security camera surveillance.
The EAS plan includes features such as item
recognition within a video clip and live camera viewing
based on EAS alerts.
For IP camera security the newsletter contains
several case studies showing how the GV-Video Server can
make the move to IP security both pain free and cost
Setting up a GeoVision Motion Mask - A Security Camera Video Demo
video, the 5th in the GeoVision Configuration Series,
explains how to use a motion mask for your CCTV cameras.
A motion mask is a software tool that can help provide
better video information and save disk space.
Using a motion mask is quick and easy. After watching
this video you will will a much better understanding of
how a motion mask can improve the value from your camera
GeoVision DNS Setup - A Do It Yourself Video
The third in a series
of GeoVision DVR setup videos from Bryan Wood of Camera
Security Now. This video deals exclusively
with how to set up a GeoVision DVR system for remote web access
though the GeoVision DNS service. Once enabled you can
then from a web page, type in your domain name, log in
and watch your video online. The DNS setup deals with
how that domain name is created and mapped to your
specific DVR unit.
For help with CCTV terms see our
CCTV Terms and Definitions
Houston CCTV Camera Systems Now With Local Installation
Security Now is proud to announce that we are now
providing local installation of CCTV Security Camera
systems in Houston and surrounding areas. With Houston's
growing economy and need for security, we are happy to
say that Camera Security Now can now meet the need with
a qualified local Houston security consultant and CCTV
Though an expanded partnership with our Tech-Army
affiliates Houston customers can now enjoy the cost
savings of Camera Security Now's online CCTV hardware
and get the local touch from a trusted security
To get started on your Houston CCTV project see the
below quote request or call today at 800-440-1662
Houston Texas CCTV - DVR
CCTV Cameras and Crime in the United Kingdom
by Andy Wendt
reports from London show no correlation in crime solving
between areas of town that are highly saturated with
government run CCTV Security Systems and those areas of
town with few CCTV security cameras. However the author
of this editorial is not surprised and offers a
reasonable explanation that is more related to politics
Tech Army Vendor Chosen for
Local Detroit Security Camera Installs
Tech Army Vendor Chosen for
Local Grand Rapids Security Camera Installs
The Tech-Army.org, Camera Security Now,
and Secure One LLC, last week announced an agreement
that allows them to provide local CCTV service to two
important Michigan Security Camera markets.
According to Jason Hobbs of Secure One LLC, his firm
will now be the preferred vendor for all Camera Security
Now customers in southern Michigan.
Bill Schiering of Camera Security Now said: "With the
track record we have had with Secure One and their
background with GeoVision and the Michigan Department of
Corrections this was an easy choice for the Detroit and
Grand Rapids area".
GeoVision Configuration Demo - Setting the File Storage
GeoVision "Do It Yourself" style video has been competed
by Brian Wood. This time the subject is how to tell the
GeoVision software where to store your video files.
you are setting up your own GeoVision server
it never hurts to watch some one else run through the
setup so check out the video.
Don't forget to tell us what you think about the
GeoVision Configuration Video on our Security Camera Blog
San Jose California Security Cameras Installed Locally
The Tech-Army.org an Camera Security Now announced today
a San Jose Security firm had been selected as their
exclusive installer of
San Jose CCTV Systems
Santa Clara County area.
A Surveillance Camera Company with offices at
894 Calle De Verde, San Jose has had over 20 years in the
local CCTV and Security Business.
Rudy Fierro, owner of the firm, said: "We are glad to have
this chance to partner with a firm we have enjoyed
working with for such a long time and I am certain this
new cooperation will benefit all involved"
Site Security Camera Demo Using IP Camera
Thanks to a grateful customer who provided this video we
were able to put together a video demo of exactly what a
typical StarDot IP camera might see if placed at a
construction site. This particular customer was using
the camera to place a live image on their website so as
such they were only capturing a frame ever few seconds.
On the link above you will see that they took those
images and simply merged them into one file so that in
less than a minute you can see the entire days
Today Security Cameras are becoming
more and more popular among pizzerias, eateries, and
restaurants. They literally pay for themselves
when applied correctly. CCTV Security Systems can
monitor employees, prevent theft and vandalism, and
increase the productivity and security of your business.
Deciding how best to light a space for you CCTV Security Camera System is no easy task. It's also not
something for which there is a cut and dry answer.
However it is possible to do a bit of research and save
yourself some time and money on the project.
CCTV Spot Lighting
- Story Continued.
IR Cams - A Buyers Guide
IR Cams can be a good solution for many
low light areas. But knowing which areas are best suited for an IR Cam is
the sixty four dollar question.With a basic
understanding of IR Cam technology that question
becomes a lot easier to answer.
- Story Continued
Note: “IR Cam”
is an abbreviation for Infrared
Surveillance In An Age Of Insanity
posted by by Andy Wendt 04/19/2007
In the days immediately following
the April 16th tragedy at Virginia Tech we at
CameraSecurityNow.com received several calls from
reporters and news organizations that all searched in
vain for any statistics that related to campus violence
and video surveillance. As of course one of the first
details to emerge that day included the fact that
Virginia Tech had no campus wide video surveillance
system in place.
that fact is still some what of a shock in today’s world
it was quickly pointed out by one of the campus
officials that a surveillance system would have done
nothing to prevent this tragedy. Unfortunately I have to
say on that one point they are right.
Surveillance Systems can benefit a campus in a lot of
ways. They can deter crime, they can help provide
evidence critical to the apprehension of suspects, they
can provide invaluable live data to emergency response
personnel at the moment of crisis but they can not deter
or prevent the insanity that happened April 16th
at Virginia Tech.
Campus Video Surveillance Story Continues
The Samsung Standalone DVR -
Where Do Standalone Units Belong?
posted by by andy Wendt 04/11/2007
Samsung Standalone DVR units like the
SHR-2042 have been in our inventory for well over a year and in that time we
have learned a lot about their place in the complicated world of CCTV
After much discussion with customers,
vendors and our Samsung Rep we now have a very good understanding of how the
Samsung Standalone DVR units fit into our product mix and how they can be of
benefit to our customer base.
Coming from a PC/IT background there was
a time when not a one of us had given a second thought to a DVR solution
that was not PC based. But perhaps the most important thing we have learned
in the last year is that not everyone thinks like we do. There are plenty of
very intelligent people out there that have made a success of their business
with out turning into a PDA dependant techno junkie. These people however
unlike us still have a need for security. Many of them simply want a
dependable and basic solution.
If that describes you then a Samsung
Standalone DVR is worth your consideration. Samsung DVR’s are well respected
as an upper tier product and have a two year warranty from Samsung with a
120 day advance replacement plan.
The Samsung Standalone
Request more information on a Samsung Standalone DVR,
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Geovision DVR Improves Sales at Car Lot:
After 18 years with the
CameraSecurityNow I have talked to more customer than I
can remember and I was starting to think I had heard it
all. Yesterday however I was pleasantly surprised to
learn yet another common sense use for our
Geovision Camera Security Systems.
The caller was from an Auto Dealership in Denver and
like most he told me they wanted cameras to watch the
lot for potential trouble at night.
However this individual had already thought this through
and realized that if the lot was covered with cameras
then during the workday the salesman could log on to the
system from their desks and watch the lot in live time.
This of course would ensure that each visitor was
greeted by a salesman and ultimately increase the
revenue for all involved.
Apparently the current scheme boiled down to the
salesmen having to hang out as long as they could by the
main floor window and simply try to watch the lot for
potential customers. I have to agree that being able to
watch the lot in all directions from their desk should
make for a lot more effective sales force.
More information on how a
Geovision Camera Security
System could help you or contact:
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Helping Businesses Manage Technology
Toll Free: 800-440-1662 x226
Database of Crime
The International Association of Chiefs of Police has
begun an ambitious project to compile a nationwide video
database of crime. Four cities have been chosen to begin
the collection of data: Fort Worth Texas, Everett
Washington, Raynham Massachusetts and Cincinnati Ohio.
The database will collect clips of actual crimes in
progress and will be used by law enforcement to visually
identify suspects, methods of operation, weapons, etc.
across multiple times and locations. The actual data
will come from both public and private sources including
traditional CCTV camera systems, hand held camcorders
and even cell phones.
Some day a detective may be able to sit at a computer
and search for bank robberies committed any where in the
country by a male with a read ball cap or a certain
weapon type. Access to this information of course could
easily help connect the dots that would in the past take
endless man hours of interviews and detective work.
At present there are fewer than 700 recognized forensic
video analysts in the country but the International
Association of Chiefs of Police and this program hope to
change that as the amount of video evidence used in law
enforcement continues to grow.
posted by by Andy
Preferred Cameras: From an Old Industry Pro
Collection of Forum Posts From Bill Schiering
posted by by Andy Wendt 03/01/2007
See Bill's Preferred Cameras
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Outstanding CCTV Camera Security Systems Installer
posted by by Andy Wendt 02/07/2007
Tech Army is
proud to recognize Eric Siebert with Streamline
Communications from Denver CO. as our Outstanding
Service Provider for the month of February.
Eric’s work while partnering
Camera Security Now for his installations of
GeoVision DVR's (CCTV Camera Security
gone above and beyond the call of duty and has
resulted in the highest level of service and
satisfaction for our mutual customers.
We wish Eric and his company
continued success and with our strongest
recommendation urge our callers and web visitors in
the Denver Co. area to consider
Streamline Communications for all your CCTV
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