Technical Tips

Choosing a DVR that will suit your analogue CCTV solution. (Part 2)
June 2014, Syntech, Technical Tips
With so many products available, how do you choose a DVR? Don’t look at all the different systems available, first look at the following list from Syntech and make your choices from there.    Audio: Do ...

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Choosing a DVR that will suit your analogue CCTV solution. (Part 3)
June 2014, Syntech, Technical Tips
With so many products available, how do you choose a DVR? Don’t look at all the different systems available, first look at the following list from Syntech and make your choices from there.    Storage capacity:...

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Choosing a DVR that will suit your analogue CCTV solution. (Part 1)
June 2014, Syntech, Technical Tips
With so many products available, how do you choose a DVR? Don’t look at all the different systems available, first look at the following list from Syntech and make your choices from there.    What: What ...

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Videofied
May 2014, Videofied SA, Conferences & Events
Videofied will renew its range of outdoor products and will launch two new products at IFSEC this year. The new outdoor motion viewer OMV250 (replaces the existing DCV250) has the following benefits: ...

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Tech Tip 13- Life cycle costs of surveillance systems (continued)
September 2013, Technical Tips
The benefit of having software that is not linked to the hardware is that the system can remain current and take advantage of technological innovation if required.

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Tech Tip 14- Life cycle costs of surveillance systems (continued)
September 2013, Technical Tips
Storage of surveillance can add significant costs to a system, especially when there is no room for failure.

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Tech Tip 10 - Life cycle costs of surveillance systems (continued)
July 2013, Technical Tips
Good cable infrastructure is hardly ever replaced, therefore good network standards should be put in place in the early stages to ensure quality control.

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Tech Tip 11 - Life cycle costs of surveillance systems (continued)
July 2013, Technical Tips
With the continued drive to convergence more appliances are added to switches through the lifecycle and this should be factored in upfront.

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Tech Tip 12 - Life cycle costs of surveillance systems (continued)
July 2013, Technical Tips
From 15% to 40% of installation cost can apply to computers together with storage depending on the amount of storage required.

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Tech Tip 9 - Life cycle costs of surveillance systems
June 2013, Technical Tips
When we look at the expected longevity of cameras and that they could make up roughly 30% to 50% of the cost of the system, this purchasing decision needs to be considered carefully.

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Tech Tip 8: Total cost of ownership
May 2013, Technical Tips
When we purchase surveillance systems it is recommended to consider the total cost of ownership (TCO). TCO = purchase cost + life cycle cost + replacement cost.

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Tech Tip 7 – Redundant Array of Independent Disks
April 2013, Technical Tips
What is RAID and why don’t we use it? RAID is typically a method of using multiple disks together in order to build in some fault tolerance into the storage system. Not many surveillance systems use ...

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Tech Tip: H.264
November 2012, Technical Tips
H.264 is also known as MPEG4 part 10 or AVC (Advanced Video Coding). H.264 is a codec that can achieve relatively high quality video at a low bit rate. It has become very popular because of the reduction ...

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TECH TIPS
May 2000, CCTV, Surveillance & Remote Monitoring
   Cameras and lenses       Back focus adjustment Note: The lens aperture must be wide open for all back focus adjustment procedures. Therefore, these procedures must be performed in subdued lighting or ...

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