Thursday, May 24, 2018

IP Camera Motion Stabilization

How IP Camera Image Stabilization Works. Have you ever tried to take a snapshot of something that's far away? When you are using a long distance lens (higher focal point), you probably found it hard to keep the camera steady. The higher the focal length of the lens, the more difficult it is to ...

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Advanced Door Access Control

The Intelligent Access Control System.
This is certainly not your father's door control systems. Wouldn't it be nice to be able to push a button to initiate campus-wide lockdown? What about integrating IP door access with your IP surveillance system, or controlling what floor a person can go to in the elevator? Or, maybe ...
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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Understanding IP Camera Specifications, What's Important

This article was updated on 4/12/2018 to reflect new IP cameras

IP Camera manufacturers provide product specification sheets that help you select the right camera for your IP security and surveillance system. But, which specifications are important? They include such things as resolution, minimum light sensitivity, lens, WDR, signal to noise, etc. This article reviews ...
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How to Connect Audio to Networks and IP Cameras - Kintronics

Did you ever want to yell at someone you see on your video surveillance display? Maybe you want to tell them to get away from your parking lot or to yell at an intruder that the police are coming. Perhaps you would like to talk to someone at your door? Then you could let the ...
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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

How Walk-Through Metal Detectors Work

Anyone who has traveled by airplane has probably gone through a walk-through metal detector. These security devices have also been used in schools, sporting events, government offices, and concerts. They are part of a total security system that includes cameras, door access control, and emergency paging systems. Metal detectors are effective and safe. ...
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Security Provided by Access Control Systems

With all the gun-related tragedies at schools and other facilities, what can we do to increase our security? Securing your facility, school, sporting events, or concerts have become more complicated. IP camera systems used to be enough to monitor the facility, but today we want to do more ...
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Thursday, February 22, 2018

How Technology Can Help in Active Shooter Situations

We have seen more and more incidences on school campuses that involve active shooters. In the wake of this violence many colleges, universities, and elementary schools are searching for ways to respond to this threat. There has been a lot of discussion about how to react. With the latest tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the discussion continues.  Emma Gonzalez, a senior at the high school, provided excellent perspective on the situation when she said, “Since the time of the Founding Fathers and since they added the Second Amendment to the Constitution, our guns have developed at a rate that leaves me dizzy. The guns have changed, but our laws have not”.

Of course, the best way to prevent these tragedies is to prevent the gunman from getting the guns. Unfortunately, it is not easy to do. The only thing we can offer is advice on how technology can help.

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