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Hikvision brand vs Generic Hikvision

There are a lot of companies nowadays that  sell  Hikvision generic products. Online resellers of hikvision generic products are either from china or local here in U.S. Hikvision has become the most popular brand in the world, because of their sell everyone open strategy undermining even their own USA branch. Many chinese resellers have purchased a bulk of products from hikvision as generic, with no labels or brand on them at a cheaper price and stocked them at local amazon prime warehouses in the U.S. Hikvision security cameras can be found on amazon, aliexpress, dhgate, sears, ebay, newegg, even walmart sells…

10 Video Surveillance Trends & Predictions for 2013 [Infographic]

  2MCCTV has created an Infographic of the 10 Video Surveillance Trends for 2013.  Information comes from IMS Research.   With technology and the global marketplace of all industries changing at such a rapid pace, it is important to keep up with which direction it is moving.  As for the Video Surveillance Industry, security integrators, installers, manufacturers, and distributors should look for much to change in 2013.   Look for new technological developments to further improve image quality.  Look for China’s growth to continue to be at the forefront of the market, bolstering global attention.   As a distributor of video surveillance products, 2MCCTV will always be…

The Benefits of HD-SDI Security Cameras

Ahmed Shakib

Ahmed Shakib – Technician – 2M CCTV   HD-SDI or High Definition Serial Digital Interface is a newer kind of video interface run by SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) and an upgrade to the current SD-SDI (Standard Definition Serial Digital Interface).  An HD-SDI camera allows you the ability to have megapixel in a standalone DVR.  HD-SDI also gives you the ability to upgrade your system without rerunning coax cables.  Compare to upgrading your system to IP cameras, which utilize more bandwidth and higher storage, HD-SDI uses 575kbyte and half the upload broadband speed.  This…

Video Compression for DVRs – H.264 vs. M-JPEG & MPEG-4

Most DVRs on the market offer H.264 codec to compress videos.  H.264 records high quality videos while reducing storage space on your Hard Disk Drive (HDD).  To get an idea of how it works, let us compare it to its predecessors. The two typical video compression formats for DVRs before H.264 were Motion JPEG, or M-JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group), and MPEG-4 (Moving Picture Experts Group).  These three compression modes can all display and record up to 30 FPS.  However, there are some areas in which they differ significantly.   M-JPEG M-JPEG is the compilation of separately compressed JPEGs in a sequence, thus creating…

How You Can Improve Your Chances Of Prosecuting Criminals

Todd Thompson

Todd Thompson – Construction Manager – 2M CCTV Follow Todd on Twitter Among the reasonably priced cameras on the market, even the best ones may not capture video footage that will help you solve every crime. Whether it is the lighting or very fast motion “like a speeding car” unless a surveillance camera is outfitted with the best lens and top-of-the-line features, it can be difficult to produce evidence in a trial that will be conclusive enough to satisfy a jury. Technologically, however, the enhancement of video footage and audio recording has advanced to the point at which…

Video Analytics: IP vs. Analog

Todd Thompson

Todd Thompson – Construction Manager – 2M CCTV Follow Todd on Twitter CCTV users who have thus far resisted moving toward IP technology may be missing out on the versatility that IP security cameras offer through video analytics.

Video Analytics Software w/ Event Detection

High resolution analog cameras can do the job for most users of video surveillance systems.  TV lines of greater than 600 are common, and the low lux ratings for day/night cameras are vast improvements over earlier analog technology (Read about resolution differences between IP and Analog). However, in critical applications where…