Cash registers are a key target for theft or fraud. You should place a high-resolution CCTV camera at your cash register(s), so you can keep track of all money and credit card transactions. Video surveillance can alert you if employees are skimming money off the top or using customer credit card numbers to enter fake sales in order to pocket the cash. Video can also provide you with the evidence to contact the police.Learn More
It is late at night and you are home alone watching TV, when a noise in the back yard frightens you. You peek out a window, but it is too dark to see anything. What do you do next? If you had a nightvision security camera installed overlooking your patio door and backyard, you could see if it is just the neighbor’s dog or a possible intruder.Learn More
A CCTV system can provide your customers and employees with the safe environment they want – and protect your business against theft, property damage, vandalism, and more. Plus, it will improve your laundromat’s reputation, which will keep your customers coming back and recommending it to others.Learn More
The Scout line of H.264 realtime standalone surveillance DVR systems are incredibly powerful and offer quite a bit of bang for the buck. Below you will find instructions on how to set the several parameters for motion detection activated recording on your Scout DVR system.Learn More
What Is Sense-Up? - An Introduction To And Explanation Of The Most Misunderstood Security Camera Feature.
Let’s start this with a simple definition.
Sense-Up: An image processing technology which allows user selectable digital slow shutter speeds in order to allow extra light into a camera thereby providing higher sensitivity in low light conditions. Also referred to as “sens-up”,” sensup”, “senseup”, “DSS”, and “digital slow shutter”.Learn More
For most people, the idea of cutting holes into their house is downright scary. This fear is easily overcome when we look at the advantages of installing your own home security video system alongside the massive cost savings of doing it yourself. With this Home CCTV Installation Guide, you can rest assured you will be asking the right questions, buying the right equipment and you will know how to install your CCTV security video equipment properly.Learn More
There is no video on my cameras!
First check the power. If the cameras have power, they should get warm to the touch. If your cameras are cold, they probably don’t have power. For dome cameras, unscrew the dome cover to feel the camera inside. Be careful! The domes can get quite hot to the touch.Learn More
If you are considering installing security cameras on or around your home, there are several questions that should be answered before turning a single screw, drilling a single hole, or buying a single camera. If you are on a limited budget, it is a good idea to decide ahead of time exactly what your concerns are and limit the number of cameras to 4, as there is usually a jump in price between 4 and 5 cameras. This jump in price is because digital security video recorders, or DVRs, come in 4 channel, 8 channel and 16 channel configurations. I you feel you need more than four cameras, it is usually better to go ahead and install four cameras using a DVR that is easily upgradable. When this is the case, we recommend using a scalable PC-Based DVR system, and splitting the cost of additional cameras over time. After all, some protection and deterrence is better than none. Just be careful to purchase a DVR that is easily upgradable.Learn More
How to set up your SNIPER DVR for audio surveillance
1) Assemble and power the microphone kit (sold separately) as per instructions.
2) Plug the speakers into the green audio jack on the back of the PC. Make sure they are powered and on.
3) Plug the microphone audio connector into a white RCA connector on the back of the Sniper DVR. NOTE: Make sure the connector is white and NOT yellow.Learn More
Watch your cash register transactions along with the video from anywhere in the world.
Point of Sale (POS) Cables and Kits
The SNIPER PC-Based DVR system has a Point of Sale (POS) integration feature that inserts text from a cash register into the video of a connected security camera. This is done by sending text data from the register to the 9-pin serial port (aka the RS232 “Com Port”) on the SNIPER DVR system. With the right cables and adapters, you can have up to one register per video camera.Learn More
Robbed woman furious mall has no security cameras
OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma woman heads to Penn Square Mall for the first time and says she'll never go back. Michelle Bronson went to the mall Wednesday to pick up some perfume. Instead, she says her wallet was pick-pocketed right out of her purse. She says they found it a bit later on the floor empty. Her $1,300 paycheck gone.Learn More
First off, lets define what a PTZ camera is. "PTZ" is an acronym used in the security and CCTV world for security cameras that can Pan/Tilt/Zoom using motorized or digital movements. These cameras can move their lenses horizontally (pan) and vertically (tilt), as well as change their focal length between near and far (zoom in or zoom out), and can be controlled from your DVR system or in some cases, even from your cell phone or computer over the internet.Learn More
My video is blurry!
-Check the focus of your security camera lens. For fixed lens dome cameras, unscrew the dome and gently twist the lens. For cameras with a varifocal lens, first adjust the zoom level by twisting the outer adjustment setting of the lens and lock it down. Then next adjust the inner adjustment until it start to become clear. Slowly continue to adjust the setting until the surveillance image is crystal clear. Lock it down and then re-install the dome cover or any other housing if needed. If your camera has a manual iris adjustment, you will need to adjust that setting as well. We reccomend adjusting manual iris settings around dusk.
-Clean the camera lens with a soft cloth and rubbing alcoholLearn More
List of ASSASSIN Hybrid DVR NVR Supported IP and Megapixel Cameras
The IP cameras and megapixel cameras listed below are officially supported by the ASSASSIN NUUO Based Hybrid DVR / NVR. Other models may function and work properly, but are not officially supported. NUUO boasts the largest list of compatible IP and megapixel cameras of any DVR software and hardware manufacturer.Learn More
These instructions are for the SNIPER DVR series, though you may find them useful for many other security recorder models.
1) Note that this system will require the PTZ adapter; note which 9-pin connector (COM port) you use. If there is only one, then it is COM 1.
2) In the SNIPER DVR software, click Control in the lower right.
3) Click Setup.Learn More
Using Security Cameras for Home Protection
By: Jerry Tarrer
Crime continues to rise not just in a physical sense but also in the world of white-collar business. Security cameras have become a worthy ally to many in the detection and prevention of crime. A simple observation of the city will tell you security cameras are everywhere these days.Learn More
A Case Study in the Practical Application and Benefits of Surveillance in Today’s Retail Environment.
We hear every day how much employee theft is costing the small business owner. Last year the estimates claim a total loss of SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY BILLION DOLLARS according to a recent report from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Not only that, but a full 46% of that, almost half, or approximately three hundred billion dollars occurs in small businesses with fewer than 100 employees. THAT’S YOUR BUSINESS! That’s Billion with a B, that’s ten zeros. $660,000,000,000. Stop and think about that for a second. Seriously, STOP. Think about how much money that is. How much of that Six Hundred and Sixty Billion came out of your pocket as a small business owner? Likely more than you think.Learn More
Learn the basics about the different types and styles of CCTV security cameras. Important differences between dome cameras and bullet cameras are explained. What exactly is a lux rating? Why is TVL important? Where should I use a dome camera? what lens should I use to watch my cash register? Which is the best security camera for my home? The answers to these questions are in this article.Learn More
Motion Detection is a useful feature found on most security DVR systems today. Whether you're looking to optimize record times, count objects, utilize advanced search techniques, or trigger certain alarms, motion detection can be one of the most important features in turning your security system from a fancy gadget to a useful management and loss prevention tool.Learn More