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How PoE Lighting Is Smarter, Cheaper and More Flexible

August 30, 2021

Upgrading your surveillance or illumination setup can seem daunting sometimes. With the wide variety of options to choose from comes a degree of paralysis. Is it wired or wireless? Battery-powered or running off the wall? Compromising on features to have good weatherproofing? Once the domain of specialist engineers working for large companies, PoE lighting is … Continue reading “How PoE Lighting Is Smarter, Cheaper and More Flexible”

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Can Humans See Infrared Light? | The Science of Covert Surveillance

August 15, 2021

In pitch darkness, where you can barely see a thing, you might be aware that there are animals that can see perfectly. Low-light vision seems like a superpower, and indeed for us humans, it is! Part of this is how certain animals with good night vision, like large cats and owls, can perceive a greater … Continue reading “Can Humans See Infrared Light? | The Science of Covert Surveillance”

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License Plate Capture | Proper Illumination Boosts Your Results

July 30, 2021

As a law enforcement professional, you may have felt frustration at the inability of license plate capture systems to capture information under challenging conditions. Correct identification of a license plate can mean the difference between catching a perpetrator and not having anything at all. Fortunately, you can significantly improve your results by adding high-quality illumination … Continue reading “License Plate Capture | Proper Illumination Boosts Your Results”

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Night Vision for your Surveillance Camera: The Hidden World of Infrared

July 15, 2021

Your surveillance camera is an integral part of your home or office security system, allowing you to observe your premises and spot any potential threats. But even the best cameras are often limited in their night vision capability. There is no doubt that modern cameras have made advancements in sensor technology leaps and bounds ahead … Continue reading “Night Vision for your Surveillance Camera: The Hidden World of Infrared”

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How to Stop Organized Retail Crime (ORC)

June 30, 2021

Since we’ve been exposed to COVID-19, many retail stores have closed their physical sites. Some did it for the time being, and others permanently. The main reason behind this closing is the reduction in business. However, some stores have downsized simply due to organized retail crime. What is ORC? Organized retail crime is also known … Continue reading “How to Stop Organized Retail Crime (ORC)”

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How to Secure Empty Vacation Homes

June 15, 2021

Summer is right around the corner, and everyone is planning to enjoy in the vacant vacation homes. Although these holiday homes are empty for most months, they should be secured like your primary residence. In reality, they may need even a higher level of security because they can be at a higher risk of burglary … Continue reading “How to Secure Empty Vacation Homes”

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5 Benefits of Infrared Security Cameras

April 30, 2021

Infrared security cameras are an excellent choice of security systems. They’re adaptable, can be used both indoors and out, and have a good coverage area. Importantly, they record in the dark. Once installed, the infrared security camera will produce images even if there’s little or no light available. They provide higher-quality images than most people … Continue reading “5 Benefits of Infrared Security Cameras”

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Can You Place an IR Security Camera Behind Glass?

April 15, 2021

Infrared security systems are an excellent tool for security monitoring. One of the biggest concerns when adopting an infrared security system is wondering whether you can mount the camera inside and point it through a window to monitor the area in which you’re interested. In a proper set-up, they provide excellent image quality and capture … Continue reading “Can You Place an IR Security Camera Behind Glass?”

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License Plate Recognition: How it Works & How It’s Used

March 15, 2021

New camera technology has led us to new license plate recognition (LPR) possibilities and it’s now available and more affordable than ever for businesses and individuals outside of law enforcement agencies. But how does this new technology work and what can it be used for? We cover a bit of that here. From Camera to … Continue reading “License Plate Recognition: How it Works & How It’s Used”

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The Infrared Science Behind Night Vision Displays

February 28, 2021

Did you know that the image intensifier tubes in a night vision imaging system (NVIS) produce a better image of a scene with low light conditions? Like the military’s night-vision equipment, the latest automotive display systems register images based on body heat, producing images that resemble a negative photo. The way night vision works is … Continue reading “The Infrared Science Behind Night Vision Displays”

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