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Submitted on July 7, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
GROUND zero in this debate is cost. Storage costs a lot – upwards of 40 per cent of the total cost of system ownership when it comes to video surveillance solutions. And current numbers indicate that SSD costs three times...
Submitted on June 10, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
OVER the past 10 years or so the financial burden of digital storage on the overall surveillance spend has increased exponentially while at the same time vastly increasing the usefulness of CCTV systems as investigative tools. In more recent times...
Submitted on February 22, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
MANY organisations in today’s economy see a merger or acquisition as an attractive business strategy to improve financial position and weather a down market. This is especially true in the financial services sector, where even very large organisations are being...
Submitted on February 14, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
In his keynote, Charles Foley urged the industry to accelerate the push toward IP-based surveillance. Foley, chairman and CEO of TimeSight Systems, urged the industry to embrace IP-based technology rather than relying on the “dead horse wisdom” of analog or...
Submitted on January 11, 2010 | Security Electronics and Networks
WHEN electronic security installers get involved in networked security solutions they’re going to find themselves facing a host of connectivity devices, the most common of which are repeaters, especially if the network is employing Cat-5 to get around a relatively...
Submitted on June 10, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
BEFORE we get into this one, it’s worth recapping the sorts of wireless networks integrators and security managers are going to find themselves involved with. The most common RF designations include: * 802.11: Applies to wireless LANs and provides 1...
Submitted on June 3, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
VIDEO surveillance is in the midst of a revolution that will change the nature of CCTV. But while there’s a lot of talk about the technology and its benefits, it’s not always easy to pin down the facts. What percentage...
Submitted on March 10, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
YOUR customers go with VoIP because it’s inexpensive – very inexpensive compared to standard phone calls. Trouble is, sharing a space with VoIP can be a challenge for many alarm systems. The last thing you want is to install a...
Submitted on March 10, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
IF you need to handle video surveillance, video conferencing and VoIP without going to fibre the most practical and appropriate cabling solution is a Class F copper cabling solution. This sort of network meet all demands of a hungry network...
Submitted on March 10, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
SO what is H.264 and what are the advantages and disadvantages of this new compression technology? Essentially, H.264 is a new video compression scheme which is set to become the worldwide digital video standard for consumer electronics and personal computers....
Submitted on February 21, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
A FUNCTIONAL security solution depends on a series of layers whether you’re dealing with physical or logical security issues. You need walls and gates, well-lit places where attacks are obvious, gatehouses where incoming traffic can be checked and access controlled...
Submitted on February 19, 2009 | Security Electronics and Networks
SOME manufacturers may claim that off-the-shelf computer products are as reliable as the best proprietary DVR solutions but this is not the case. Most computer systems operate in an environment that does not demand perfect operation and there is less...
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