High-definition (HD) technology is changing closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems everywhere. HD megapixel cameras offer many advantages over traditional security cameras but are still overcoming a few technology roadblocks. This page offers a very detailed explanation of these advantages and roadblocks, which we’d like to summarize here.
BRAC’s impact on Maryland
Although U.S. Department of Defense’s (DoD) Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) process was announced five years ago, it only recently revved up in terms of personnel relocation. As you can see on this timeline, most of the actual job relocation only began this year or hasn’t even begun yet. So we’re only starting to see BRAC’s impact, but we do know it will be significant.
IP alarm transmitters provide an alarming Internet
Traditionally, alarm transmitters have required dedicated phone lines to send out alerts. With the advent of IP alarm transmitters, alarm systems can now notify appropriate personnel through the Internet. These IP alarm transmitters provide so many benefits, they’re almost essential for a secure facility.
Getting the word out when it counts
Recent events at Discovery Communications and Johns Hopkins Hospital have called attention to the benefits of Mass Notification Systems (sometimes called Mass Notification & Emergency Communications Systems) and have prompted businesses to consider how they would respond in similar situations. The development of Mass Notification systems has drawn heavily on established life safety and fire alarm technology. While fire alarm and MNEC address different kinds of dangers, they share similar objectives
The hottest cameras when light fails
Traditional outdoor surveillance cameras are good for detecting intruders at least until the sun goes down. When it does you’re faced with a decision to either light the area you’re trying to observe artificially, which can be expensive and impractical, or accept reduced visibility from your camera, which leaves you vulnerable. However, there is a third option that will keep your surveillance operations running 24/7 and even in bad weather: infrared thermal imaging cameras.
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