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The Basics of CCTV

Posted by William Finn on 12/21/2016 to CCTV
The Basics of CCTV

The Basics of CCTV

 

If you're looking into security for your home or business, first of all: congratulations on making the right choice. Today especially, it's absolutely essential to do whatever you can to protect your assets from criminals. Fortunately, technology is on your side.


By now, in the year 2016, we are all familiar with Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), usually colloquially referred to as "security cameras." Cameras are ubiquitous in shopping locations of all kinds, from grocery stores to banks, as well as homes especially in high-risk areas. Unfortunately, "high-risk areas" can be anywhere. People associate the term with crime-ridden inner cities, but in truth, you cannot rely on your perception of your neighborhood as "safe" to protect yourself and your property. A robbery can happen anywhere, anytime. Some criminals even target "safe" areas, relying on the fact that residents consider themselves safe and are likely unprepared.

 

Now that you have decided to take the valuable step of looking into CCTV, this article will start you out with what you need to know.

The Security Power of a Card System

Posted by William Finn on 11/14/2016
The Security Power of a Card System
The Security Power of a Card System
Keeping your business secure isn’t just about making sure that you have a camera system in place to catch anyone trying to break into your establishment, it is also about making sure that your employees can get into your building while also being safe themselves from any threat that might happen. To make sure that your place of business is secure, you are going to want to make sure that you have installed a card system that not only proves that your employees are who they say they are but also gives them the access to the areas that they need to be in.

Don’t Fall for These 4 Holiday Scams

Posted by William Finn on 10/27/2016
Don’t Fall for These 4 Holiday Scams

Don’t Fall for These 4 Holiday Scams


Thanksgiving is just around the corner after Halloween, then of course, the big ones - Christmas & New Years! We love the holidays! Unfortunately for us, there’s a downside to running a security company: While most people see the bright side and anticipate the celebrations, it’s our job to watch out for the dangers. For example, since a lot of money is spent during this season, scammers are out in full force. Here are a few of the latest and most popular scams and how to avoid them:

3 Steps to Secure Your Office Against Threats

Posted by William Finn on 10/20/2016 to Buisness Security
3 Steps to Secure Your Office Against Threats
3 Steps to Secure Your Office Against Threats

Your office space is an asset, but also a liability and you may not realize it. It provides an access point for thieves or malicious individuals to reach your staff and valuables. From lobbies to server areas to break rooms, owners, managers and supervisors must protect offices from theft, vandalism, and danger. Here's how:

The Best Places to Hide a Spare Key

Posted by Discount Security Store on 10/5/2016 to Buisness Security
Its convenient to keep a spare house key in case you lose your regular keys. But is your spare keys hiding place too convenient? Convenient enough for a burglar to easily find it?  Under a welcome mat, a rock or flower pot near the front door are easy marks for a cunning burglar.   Your wallet is also another terrible place to hide a spare key  not only do they have the key if your wallet is stolen, but they have the address, as well.  We provide you some great options below:

6 Foolproof Ways to Pick a Secure Alarm Code for Your Security System

Posted by Discount Security Store on 9/29/2016 to Buisness Security

Nothing is more important than making sure you and your loved ones are safe, which is why 63 million Americans have an active alarm system in their homes.  But even a high-tech alarm system is only as good as the security code used to disarm it. For example, burglars can easily crack these weak alarm codes: 

  • Sequential numbers like 1234 or 5678
  • Your birthday or anniversary
  • Repeated pairs like 4040
  • Same number repeated, such as 2222

Request to Exit Devices at Discount Security Store

Posted by Discount Security Store on 9/23/2016
Request to exit devices are used with access control systems to allow passage through locked doors from the protected side of controlled entry points.  Request to exit buttons open the electronic or magnetic locking devices without requiring the individual to present credentials.  In the United States, fire codes require request to exit devices in access control installations to ensure people dont get trapped in burning facilities.  Request to exit devices come in many varieties, but the purpose of all types and models is the same.

PTZ Surveillance Cameras at Discount Security Store

Posted by on 9/12/2016 to CCTV
A pan–tilt–zoom camera (PTZ camera) is a camera that is capable of remote directional and zoom control. In television production, PTZ controls are used with professional video cameras in television studios, sporting events, and other spaces. They are commonly referred to as robos, an abbreviation of robotic camera. These systems can be remotely controlled by automation systems. The PTZ controls are generally sold separately without the cameras, but can also be sold as a set.

Dome Security Cameras

Posted by Discount Security Store on 8/27/2016 to Buisness Security
Dome Security Cameras are named for their dome like shape. Dome cameras are commonly used in surveillance systems inside of homes, casinos, retail stores, and restaurants. This is because dome cameras are more fashionable and blend in very well to their surroundings.

Clearance Access Control Items on Sale

Posted by Discount Security Store on 8/22/2016 to Buisness Security
When you're looking for top-of-the-line security products and accessories, access control systems and CCTV equipment, Discount Security Store is the only name you need to know. We deliver cutting-edge security solutions that meet the highest standards for control and performance, no matter what business your company is in. While you always get the best prices at Discount Security Store, as backed up by our 30-Day Low Price Guarantee, the security products in our Clearance Items section offer even bigger discounts. See all of our Clearance Access Control Items on Sale @ 

Proximity Cards and Readers

Posted by Discount Security Store on 8/21/2016 to Buisness Security
A proximity card or prox card is a "contactless" smart card which can be read without inserting it into a reader device, as required by earlier magnetic stripe cards such as credit cards and "contact" type smart cards.

Visitor Access Control

Posted by Discount Security Store on 8/21/2016 to Buisness Security
Since the days of the most basic access control systems – locks and keys – the access systems industry has always kept pace with the latest advancements in electronics and technology. That’s why today, you have more options than just one when choosing access systems for your business. We carry a wide range of visitor access control systems.

3 Basic Security Devices to Help Protect Your Business

Posted by Discount Security Store on 8/21/2016 to Buisness Security
Security threats to businesses nowadays have become multi-faceted. It is no longer sufficient to bolt the door and leave for the day knowing that a crowbar can easily pry open an establishment that has only a single layer of defense. Intruders, too, have kept up with the times by using sophisticated equipment to get their hands even on assets that companies put under stringent encryption or electronic safe.

Proximity Cards at Discount Security Store

Posted by Discount Security Store on 7/18/2016 to Buisness Security
Proximity cards, also known as prox cards, are low frequency 125 kHz credentials that feature an embedded metallic antenna coil that stores cardholder data. Data stored on a proximity card, key fob or tag can be detected by a reader when the proximity card is passed within range. Proximity cards are commonly used as access control cards, and are also used in security, identification, ticketing, toll, and other applications that require fast processing speeds.

CCTV Camera Systems for Security, Safety and Surveillance

Posted by Discount Security Store on 7/14/2016 to CCTV
When buying a security system, you are buying it for a specific purpose. Whether it is to protect your property, your employees, or your business, having a security system in place will not only bring peace of mind to you but also to your insurance company. Many of these insurance companies will offer a discount if you have a security system installed.

Request to Exit Devices

Posted by Discount Security Store on 7/12/2016 to Buisness Security
Request to exit devices are used with access control systems to allow passage through locked doors from the protected side of controlled entry points.  Request to exit buttons open the electronic or magnetic locking devices without requiring the individual to present credentials.  In the United States, fire codes require request to exit devices in access control installations to ensure people don’t get trapped in burning facilities.  Request to exit devices come in many varieties, but the purpose of all types and models is the same.

Digital Locksets

Posted by Discount Security Store on 7/3/2016 to Buisness Security
With a digital lockset you can use your own personal code to enter your home with just a few simple pushes of a button and lock it with just one. You also get more control over who has access to your home. Add a level of security and style to your business or home with a digital lockset which is becoming to be a central device of access control systems and a standard in security engineering.  The ultimate in convenience and security, digital locksets are the new paradigm replacing the age-old lock and key.

Remote Access on Smartphones / Tablets for CCTV

Posted by Discount Security Store on 7/1/2016 to CCTV
Video security technology has drastically improved over the last twenty years and we have security camera system features now that weren’t even in their infancy just 10 years ago. If you haven’t shopped for a video security system before, the laundry list of standard features can be a bit daunting at first glance and you may feel in over your head. Don’t panic. Whether you’re looking for a small, entry level system to secure your home or your security needs are a little more complex, Remote Access is one of the most important aspects of CCTV.

H.264 Video Compression for CCTV

Posted by Discount Security Store on 7/1/2016 to CCTV
Video security technology has drastically improved over the last twenty years and we have security camera system features now that weren’t even in their infancy just 10 years ago. If you haven’t shopped for a video security system before, the laundry list of standard features can be a bit daunting at first glance and you may feel in over your head. Don’t panic. Whether you’re looking for a small, entry level system to secure your home or your security needs are a little more complex, H.264 Video Compression is one of the most important aspects of CCTV.

Motion Detection Recording for CCTV

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 7/1/2016 to CCTV
Video security technology has drastically improved over the last twenty years and we have security camera system features now that weren’t even in their infancy just 10 years ago. If you haven’t shopped for a video security system before, the laundry list of standard features can be a bit daunting at first glance and you may feel in over your head. Don’t panic. Whether you’re looking for a small, entry level system to secure your home or your security needs are a little more complex.  Motion Detection Recording is an important aspect of CCTV.

Weatherproof Camera Housings for CCTV

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 7/1/2016 to CCTV
Video security technology has drastically improved over the last twenty years and we have security camera system features now that weren’t even in their infancy just 10 years ago. If you haven’t shopped for a video security system before, the laundry list of standard features can be a bit daunting at first glance and you may feel in over your head. Don’t panic. Whether you’re looking for a small, entry level system to secure your home or your security needs are a little more complex, Weatherproof Camera Housings is one of the most important aspects of CCTV

Night Vision Monitoring for CCTV

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 7/1/2016 to CCTV
Video security technology has drastically improved over the last twenty years and we have security camera system features now that weren’t even in their infancy just 10 years ago. If you haven’t shopped for a video security system before, the laundry list of standard features can be a bit daunting at first glance and you may feel in over your head. Don’t panic. Whether you’re looking for a small, entry level system to secure your home or your security needs are a little more complex, Night Vision Monitoring is one of the most important aspects of CCTV

CCTV for Home and Business Security

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 5/14/2016
At Discount Security Store we have the products you need in relation to home and/or business surveillance and security. What follows is a basic understanding of what CCTV is and how it functions for surveillance and security.

All About Smart Cards

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 5/7/2016 to Buisness Security
A smart card resembles a credit card in size and shape, but inside it is completely different. First of all, it has an inside -- a normal credit card is a simple piece of plastic. The inside of a smart card usually contains an embedded microprocessor. The microprocessor is under a gold contact pad on one side of the card. Think of the microprocessor as replacing the usual magnetic stripe on a credit card or debit card.

The Business Benefits of PTZ Security Cameras

Posted by Discount Securty Store on 5/6/2016 to CCTV
The PTZ in PTZ cameras stand for pan, tilt and zoom – the three things a PTZ camera can do that other security cameras can’t. The mobility it offers makes it a great choice for surveying large open spaces, but its price makes buying one for a small store or an office perhaps overkill. Still if you have large physical security concerns a color PTZ is the way to go to protect your business.