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Are PTZ Cameras Right for Your Business?

In the world of security camera systems, few cameras offer as many options and features as the Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) camera. With the ability to monitor large areas with ease, zoom in on events in real time, and fully remote control options, PTZ cameras are a popular and viable option for businesses across a variety of …

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Hidden Costs of Not Upgrading Your Cameras

Recently, our sister company, Computer Service Now, told you about the Hidden Costs of Not Upgrading Your Computer, but your outdated security camera system could be costing you more than you realize. Just like computers and servers, your security camera system needs to be upgraded too. From camera downtime to lower quality and missing out …

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Pharmacy Security Best Practices

Pharmacies are a source of relief from pain and suffering for many people, but they’re also a tempting target for criminals. With the double draw of cash on hand and large quantities of controlled substances, pharmacies are often the target of robberies and thefts by both criminals and employees. A quality security camera system can …

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Caught in the Act: Chain of Custody Requirements for Surveillance Footage

From deterring crime and helping make your staff more efficient to keeping an eye out for safety hazards, security cameras can serve multiple purposes in your business. One of the most important roles that video surveillance footage can play, however, is helping police identify suspects and solve incidents that happen in and around your business. …

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How Long Do You Need to Keep Video Recordings?

Surveillance video storage requirements can vary widely across industries. For example, medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio require 24/7 security video to be retained for a minimum of six months, and the footage must be made available to the licensing board upon request. However, the insurance industry standard is one-year retention for marijuana dispensaries. For most …

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Important Considerations for Your New Security System

Are you in the planning phase for your company’s new security system or looking to upgrade your current security cameras? With budget constraints and the significant investment of time and money to install a security camera system, you’ll want to make sure that you understand all of the options for your system and that your …

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Secure Your DVR or NVR!

Your DVR or NVR box is the heart of your security system – receiving data, converting that data to a file, and storing your surveillance video for safety, loss-prevention, and compliance purposes. As the lifeblood of your security apparatus, securing your DVR or NVR is a must. We previously provided advice on the top spots …

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RAID and Long Term Video Storage

There are many reasons an organization may want to retain video footage for a long period of time: OSHA recordable incidents, workers compensation claims, first report of incident (FROI) review, maintenance and operational reviews, theft or vandalism investigation, just to name a few. Depending on state, industry, or other corporate requirements, video retention may be …

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Camera Security Now Dahua 4K NVR is Winner of NVR Secutech Excellence Award 2015

The contest stimulated real working environment and tested cameras under a series of real world criteria and then polled industry professionals to determine what models represent the best in each environment. The Camera Security Now Dahua 128 Channel 4K NVR – Learn More NVR winner sold by Camera Security Now supports 128 cameras with max …

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