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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 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…

IP Camera Technology

Why is everyone touting IP security cameras?  Can’t analog cameras with an analog digital video recorder (DVR) deliver the same results? Answering these questions requires us to go in depth and talk about the benefits of having IP (internet protocol) cameras over analog, the technology behind IP and why it even came in to existence. Regardless of the shape, style, or size of a camera, the guts are all the same inside, but with slightly different components used.  The variations of the inner workings of the camera are what we’ll be discussing today. An analog security camera consists of 4 main components; a…

DVR Capture Card Guide: Choosing a DVR Card (PART ONE)

Phi Nguyen

Phi Nguyen – 2M CCTV    

DVR Capture Cards

So, are you thinking about buying a security camera system? You got the cameras that you like. You know where you want to place them. You even hooked the cameras up to a monitor to see them. If you are reading this article, then you have probably realized, or were informed by someone, that you need something to actually recordthe footage from those lovely cameras. The missing piece of equipment is a digital video recorder or DVR for short. A DVR recorder is a device…

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…

Digital Noise Reduction – How it Enhances Images on your CCTV Camera

Raghad Rabah

Raghad Rabah - 2M CCTV   Generally, when taking pictures or videos in the dark, you will notice dark and light spots on the image. This is prevalent in closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras, digital cameras, camcorders, basically any type of camera in low light settings. Fortunately for surveillance cameras, most of them feature digital noise reduction. It removes the specks on the photo (noise) and saves you space on your hard drive and makes the image clearer and easy on the eye.   Here is an example of Digital Noise Reduction in action using the Veilux VS-70CDNRD DNR…