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Buy Complete Home Security System Online

Home owners are bombarded with ads every month about home security systems from third party vendors that cost a monthly fee on top of the equipment and installation charges. Instead of taking that route, why not buy a security system on your own and skip the monitoring fees altogether. With the right CCTV surveillance cameras, DVR and accessories that come in a preset package, owners can save a ton of money and get the visibility they want on their home or office without the additional charges or contract. The equipment is easy to install with the step by step directions and…

Thermal Imaging Technology for Video Surveillance

Phi Nguyen Phi Nguyen – 2M CCTV       Thermal Imaging Honestly speaking, probably 95% of the people reading this blog post about thermal security cameras do not need it. Thermal imaging cameras are specialized security equipment that picks up the heat that radiates from the objects in a scene.  For the few people who realistically need thermal imaging cameras, I will explain how thermal imaging works, along with the pros and cons for employing these niche surveillance cameras.  With thermal cameras, the user can truly monitor an area devoid of light such as complete darkness.   How Thermal…

CCTV System on a Budget: How to Save Money

Travis Chaffin Travis Chaffin – Sales Manager – 2M CCTV 877-926-2288 x 6049   Budget is a funny word because it has no practical meaning.  Once I had a customer call me looking for a modest CCTV system.  During the conversation he reminded me many times the he had a budget; when I finally asked what the budget was, he said $10,000. Another time I had a customer call for a big and complex system and tell me the budget was $600. When talking to a CCTV expert that you trust, make sure that you let them know what…

Time Stamping on Security Cameras

Raghad Rabah

Raghad Rabah - 2M CCTV   Security cameras were made to aid the consumer in keeping an eye out for what is taking place on their property. They were a means for deterring and detecting crime. Both businesses and the public have been using them for surveillance of their offices, factories, stores, and houses. Since the availability of these cameras, robberies and other events have been caught on tape. The footage has increased the chances of catching the culprits, and in some cases, proved the innocence of a wrongfully accused murderer. It is imperative that you take…

Masking for Motion Detection and Privacy Masking

Oftentimes when using video surveillance, there are certain areas that need to be either concealed (Privacy Masking) or areas that must prevent the motion detection from going off (Masking). If you have video surveillance in an area where you want to utilize motion detection for certain elements but not for others, then you’ll need video Masking, which is where you create a designated area in the settings that will prevent motion detection from being activated.  For example, if you have a security camera in a parking lot, but there is a large tree in sight, the movement of the tree might trigger…

Vandal Proof Security Camera – Video Demonstration

Loc Nguyen

Loc Nguyen – Technician – 2M CCTV     I always get questions about the durability of the vandal proof cameras that we carry and can they sustain a real life scenario of someone intentionally trying to break the security camera. The short answer is yes, the difference between a normal dome camera (vandalproof are unique to domes… see more differences between dome & bullet cameras) and a vandal proof camera is the exterior housing that the camera comes with it.   For example, in the below video we used  a 2MCCTV 2M-V70IR36L49 to test the durability of our vandal…