Thursday, February 23, 2017

Cloud Archiving Systems - Kintronics

We define archival information storage as a mechanism for writing data that can't be modified or erased, storing information for a very long time (over 50 years), and providing easy retrieval.   Information archiving has evolved over the last century; from paper, to microfilm, and then to optical discs. Are you ready for the next step? ...

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Comparison of IP Intercoms - Kintronics

Here are the Pros and Cons of Different types of IP Intercoms   There are two types of intercoms.  The first type connects many intercoms to a number of central computer stations, while the second type connects one intercom to many smartphones or VoIP phones.     In general, IP intercoms can be used to notify you that someone is at ...

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Reliable IP Paging Systems - Kintronics

What is the Most Reliable Paging System? How important is your paging system?  Is it critical that it continues to work reliably?  Well, if your answer is yes, then paging over IP is a good choice for you.     What does IP Paging do that the older analog paging systems can't ...

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Why Can't I Recognize a Person With My IP Camera?

What Type of Camera Do I Need? There was a break-in at your warehouse, but, you were prepared.  Last month you installed a complete IP camera system.  Now you have evidence you can share with the police.     Uh oh!  You can't identify their faces. There are two people in the ...

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Friday, October 21, 2016

How to Integrate Door Control With Other IP Systems - Kintronics

Door Control is much more than just a door reader By Bob Mesnik   Door access control systems have become much more sophisticated, and easier to integrate with other security systems. These new IP door readers integrate with IP video systems, and IP intercoms, providing a much more secure environment.   The door access systems ...

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Friday, August 26, 2016

How to Select the Right IP Video Intercom - Kintronics

Selecting the best video Intercom for your application.  The audio and video quality are important features when selecting IP video intercoms.  You can select Video Intercoms that connect through IP cameras to Windows workstations, or others that communicate through cloud servers to smartphones.   The right type of intercom depends on your application.

Intercoms, that connect to Video Management Software (VMS), integrate with your IP camera surveillance system.  The other type of video intercoms connect through the cloud to a smartphone rather than a Windows computer.    Both systems integrate with IP door access control systems and allow you to grant access to visitors and anyone that doesn’t have a credential ...
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The History of Video Surveillance - Kintronics

Evolution from Closed Circuit TV to Ubiquitous IP Camera Surveillance. From the early beginnings of Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), it was somewhat controversial.  It was designed to increase our security and safety, but does it threaten our privacy?  How has video surveillance changed over the years?  This article reviews the history of surveillance and how it has evolved into a technology that has become part of our lives

Video surveillance is not new; it has been around for quite a while.  One of the first recorded application for closed circuit television system (CCTV) was back in 1942.  It was used to view the launch of V2 rockets in Germany.   In the US, commercial surveillance applications began around 1947.  In the 1957 a number of companies such as General Precision Labs (GPL division), provided CCTV camera systems for education, medical and industrial applications....
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