Wednesday, October 25, 2017

How to set up an IP Camera in Low Light Situations

IP Camera Settings for Low Light (This article was updated to reflect new IP cameras, 10/16/2017) When selecting cameras for your IP camera system, one of the most challenging situations is when you have very little light. When it's dark, there can be motion smearing and amplifier noise that degrades the image. All IP ...

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Protecting Your Computer from Malware

How to Protect Your Computer from Ransomware and Other Malware What if you didn't have to worry about ransomware or any other viruses? Unfortunately, cybercrime has become a major problem for the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) who is tasked with protecting the company's computer systems, as well as the CEO who has to deal with ...

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Detection, Recognition, Identification: The New Criteria

The Real-World Resolution Requirements I was not sure what to call this article. I first thought it should be titled, "Why The Johnson Criteria is Wrong." We use this criterion to predict how far away we can see something using a specific camera and lens. The criteria define the threshold for detection, recognition, and identification ...

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Comparison of Security Provided by Door Access Systems - Kintronics

What Is the Most Secure Door Access Control System? How secure are door access control systems? Pricing can range from less than $100 for a single door to over $1100 per door. What do you get for the money? In some cases, the security level provided can be crucial to your safety. How can ...

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Access Control and Fire Alarm System Integration

How to Integrate Access Control with Fire Alarm Systems Door access control systems control the electric locks. They allow authorized people to enter through the controlled doors. However, what happens in the event of a fire? The access control system could prevent people from escaping or prevent the fire department from entering the building. Many ...

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Comparison of Panoramic IP Cameras

How far can you see with an IP panoramic camera? A panoramic camera provides a very wide unbroken view in all directions. The panoramic view can be achieved using a single sensor or an array of sensors (or cameras). Single-sensor 360-degree or fisheye cameras have been around for many years. The problem with panoramic cameras ...

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Elevator Control Using Door Access Readers

Elevator access control determines what floors the elevator can go to Elevators In multi-floor buildings can be made more secure by adding elevator access controls. These controllers determine who can reach certain floors. For example, we can assure that only the approved people can get to the 3rd floor where the IT department is ...

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