June 21, 2017
So you want a closed circuit camera system?
So you want a closed circuit camera system? The question is…WHY? Isn’t it obvious to most people these these days, you ask? I want added security, increased protection, and I want to have video footage available to defend against lawsuits. I want to send a message to my employees and to the public that “good […]
April 6, 2017
An industry with tunnel vision struggles to innovate
CCTV Manufacturers, down the line to the supply chain, consultants, dealers, and designers have a single focus…SELL, SELL, SELL! What about the effectiveness and satisfaction of their clientele? Well that’s another story entirely. As the CCTV industry approaches 2018, citizens, business owners and governments continue to struggle with the basic questions surrounding physical and property […]
March 30, 2017
CCTV cameras.... are pretty pictures enough?
It’s a whole new world filled with opportunity for those who have an interest in actual results. With several thousands of qualified companies and tens of thousands of others installing surveillance cameras, demand is up and growing. CCTV has finally hit “prime time” and is ready for enormous growth now that all surveillance cameras are […]
March 20, 2017
Long Term Storage
“Long term Security Video storage has been a concern of larger, privately owned companies as well as Government users. They have been a small group able to afford the high cost of servers and storage devices. Mid to small sized privately owned as well as smaller sized publicly owned end users have been left without […]
April 12, 2017
The Truth About Why Long Term Video Storage Matters?
Video data saved on digital recorders is computer data. These files are at risk of corruption, just as other computer data is. Hard drives fail and these systems can malfunction and that just the beginning: The whole truth is: Every CCTV system is under the same threat of not delivering data when needed. Leading causes […]
March 30, 2017
What's next for the surveillance industry?
When the topics of terrorism, general security, loss prevention, and risk management come up, surveillance camera technology has become a requirement. Recorded video data is now a critical tool for individuals, business owners, local authorities and governments. Back in the late 70’s, the first VHS tape made it possible for cameras to be recorded. These […]
March 30, 2017
Almost all IP surveillance cameras and DVRs support RTSP video stream, which is a network protocol in order for the Proactive software to access the live video feed. RTSP is the abbreviation of real time streaming protocol, it’s a network control system designed for use in entertainment and communications systems to control streaming media servers. […]
March 9, 2017
I recently read an article about the former CEO of Intel, Andy Grove. He once referred to an ‘Inflection point in the development of technology’- a critical moment when the curve of progress versus time changes, the things that used to work don’t work anymore, and new necessary technologies become available. Individuals that adapt to […]