How to Set Up an IP Camera in Low Light Situations

What is the best IP camera for low light operation, and what are the correct settings? When it’s dark, there can be motion smearing and amplifier noise that degrades the image. 

This article provides guidelines for selecting the right camera and adjusting the image settings. [Read more ...]

Protecting Your Computer from Malware

The best way to protect your computer from attack.

What if you didn't have to worry about ransomware or any other viruses? Unfortunately, cybercrime has become a major problem for the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) who is tasked with protecting the company's computer systems, as well as the CEO who has to deal with [Read more …

Comparison of Security Provided by Door Access Systems

What Is the Most Secure Door Access Control System?

 

How secure is a PIN or a RFID card? Pricing for a door reader can range from less than $100 for a single door to over $1100 per door. What do you get for the money? In some cases, the security level provided can be crucial to your safety. How can [Read more …

Detection, Recognition, Identification: The New Criteria

Detection, Recognition, Identification - what are the Real-World Resolution Requirements?

 

I was not sure what to call this article. I first thought it should be titled, "Why The Johnson Criteria is Wrong." We use this criterion to predict how far away we can see something using a specific camera and lens. The criteria define the threshold for detection, recognition, and identification [Read more …

Comparison of Panoramic IP Cameras

How far can you see with an IP panoramic camera? A panoramic camera provides a very wide unbroken view in all directions. The panoramic view can be achieved using a single sensor or an array of sensors (or cameras). Single-sensor 360-degree or fisheye cameras have been around for many years. The latest high-resolution cameras provide [Read more …

Access Control and Fire Alarm System Integration

How to Integrate Access Control with Fire Alarm Systems Door access control systems control the electric locks. They allow authorized people to enter through the controlled doors. However, what happens in the event of a fire? The access control system could prevent people from escaping or prevent the fire department from entering the building. Many [Read more…

How Long Range Access Control Systems Work

Long-range access control systems are similar to the standard IP door access control systems. They read a credential and determine if the door or gate should be opened. While the standard systems have a very short range, measured in inches, the long range readers can operate at a range of over 25 ft. When you [Read more …

Elevator Control Using Door Access Readers

Elevator access control determines what floors the elevator can go to.
Large buildings can be made more secure by adding access control not only to the front door, but also to the elevators. For example, we can assure that only the approved people can get to the 3rd floor where the IT department is [Read more …

How to Design Your IP Paging System

The secret to designing your sound system is to start at the ears.
The design of an IP paging system starts with the sound level required for people to hear an announcement. Once we know the right sound level, we can define everything else. The sound level we hear is affected by the [Read more …

The Intelligent IP Camera

Intelligent IP cameras are providing advanced detection capability.
Would you like to know the moment when someone takes your laptop? Would you like to know when someone screams in the lobby of your building? How about detecting a gunshot? The latest IP cameras have quite a lot of built-in intelligence. They help protect people [Read more …