Hikvision Turbo Your Analog 1080P

Hikvision Turbo HD Analog solution as a top-notch technology enables up-to 500m 1080P video transmission over coax and offers seamless compatibility with traditional SD cameras, Hikvision IP cameras, and HDTVI-compliant cameras and DVRs. July 24, 2014    Analog CCTV users can now enjoy HD resolution while safeguarding their investment in existing cabling infrastructure with Hikvision’s launch […]


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Remote Video Surveillance and Mobile Monitoring

Remotely Monitor & Control Your Business from Anywhere Did you know that you can keep an eye on your business when you are away? The latest video surveillance technology allows you to manage your business security using remote video surveillance and mobile monitoring. With remote video surveillance and mobile monitoring, you don’t have to be […]


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Why the Buzz About H.264?

H.264 Technology: It’s the bitrate! H.264 is getting so much attention because it can encode video with approximately 3 times fewer bits than comparable MPEG-2 encoders. Because H.264 is up to twice as efficient as MPEG-4 Part 2 (natural video) encoding, it has recently been welcomed into the MPEG-4 standard as Part 10 – Advanced […]


Resolution Does Not Define Quality

The resolution is the number of pixels that “MAY” be displayed, not that “ARE” displayed. Therefore, you should think of resolution as a piece of graph paper. All you have to start with is a bunch of empty boxes; which would equate to pixels. This is the true definition of resolution. CIF resolution would be […]

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Maintaining Your DVR & PC

The best way to keep your DVR or your PC working properly is to perform periodic preventative maintenance. The greatest threat to any computer is heat. Since a DVR runs 24 hours a day, every day, the heat buildup is significant. Most DVR’s operate in inhospitable environments and are not maintained in accordance with their […]


CIF vs. 4CIF

So what is the difference in “potential” quality of CIF vs. 4CIF? Resolution quantifies only how close pixels or lines can be to each other and still be visibly resolved.  A 4CIF image “can” potentially produce a better quality image then a CIF image because the more pixels used to represent an image; the closer […]

CIF vs. 4CIF

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Eight Tips for Maintaining Your Security Camera System

Your security camera system is an investment and one that should be maintained to keep it in good condition. We recommend to schedule regular system maintenance  to protect your investment and ensure that you’re getting the best performance out of your security system. We’ve also put together 8 tips for maintaining your security camera system: […]


How to Compensate for Extreme Motion

In order to compensate for extreme motion, whether it is from the movement of a camera or just plain old fast moving objects, bitrates are elevated to extreme levels to try to introduce as much information into the image as possible. Unfortunately, massive bitrates means massive file sizes and subsequent storage and processing issues. Regardless, […]

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How Codecs Affect Video Quality

So if all things are equal (which is rarely the case) a higher bitrate image with a higher resolution “may” produce a higher quality image than a lower bitrate image with a lower resolution. Once we have determined bitrate the next primary factor to consider is the Codec being applied and the quality of the […]