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Upgrading an Existing Surveillance System

Aaron Satterlee   Aaron Satterlee - 2M CCTV     Not everybody who contacts 2MCCTV for service is starting from the ground up. In fact, many customers call us to get up to date with their existing video surveillance system, or to troubleshoot a weakness in coverage they have noticed over the years. Lately, many customers are interested in upgrading their old cameras to the newer, more network friendly,  IP cameras (read the benefits of IP cameras). This can be a daunting task for a business or residence to undertake, and can certainly get expensive. To avoid the headache, clients sometimes feel the…

Home Security Camera Buying Guide

  Shopping for a home security camera can be a tedious task. It’s not really a one model fits all kind of product, so there’s no one camera that works for everyone. Every situation requires its own camera. Each camera has its own use, range, resolution, day/night capabilities, shape, and connectivity. This guide will help you buy the right surveillance camera for your home.     4 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Home Security Camera:   Indoor vs. Outdoor – Before buying a camera, you need to decide where is it going to go: inside or outside? This decision affects your overall purchase (more accessories, etc.). Resolution -…

A Quick Guide to License Plate Capture (LPR) Cameras

Chris Mozingo   Christopher Mozingo – Sales – 2M CCTV 877-926-2288 x 6021     License Plate Capture Camera Here at 2M I receive a large number of inquiries from customers looking for license plate camera solutions that will read license plate numbers.  There are cameras out there that are manufactured just for this purpose.  They are referred to as License Plate Capture Cameras or LPR (License Plate Recognition) Cameras. These security cameras are used for everything from traffic enforcement and access control, to stolen car identification and vehicle tracking.  Many industries, namely law enforcement, have been reporting very positive results…

Free CCTV Networking Seminar – Grand Prairie, TX

  If you are in or around the Dallas/Fort Worth area on December 11th, then stop on by for 2MCCTV’s free networking seminar, where we will go over the basics of computer networking for CCTV installers/integrators interested in growing their skill sets and client base.  Topics being discussed include IP vs Analog, NVR vs DVR, Network Setup, Port Forwarding, and Router/Switch Configuration.  Again, this is absolutely FREE, all we ask is that you please RSVP on  the sign up page.  

Free CCTV Networking Seminar

Free CCTV Networking Seminar


The Benefits of IP Security Cameras

Travis Chaffin Travis Chaffin – Sales Manager – 2M CCTV 877-926-2288 x 6049   When searching for a camera system for the first time, there are often a lot of questions that come up.  Researching anything on the internet is a dangerous endeavor.  The first and biggest decision to make when designing a CCTV system is to go with Analog or IP security cameras.  For this blog I want to address IP cameras and the benefits of them.  Before we go any further, I want to address a few vocabulary terms.  “IP Cameras” and “Network Cameras” are the same…

Avoid CCTV System Downtime

Travis Chaffin

Travis Chaffin – Sales Manager – 2M CCTV 877-926-2288 x 6049  

Avoid CCTV System Downtime

One of the hardest parts of working in this industry is the fact that the products we sell are electronics.  Like many electronics, security cameras and DVR recorders can arrive DOA or possibly even malfunction after they are installed.  Needless to say, electronics are touchy and sometimes they mess up. When a CCTV system is installed and a camera or DVR goes down, all logic, civility, and understanding can sometimes go down with it.  Like all resellers, we at…