This FAQ discusses two commonly used rating systems to indicate how well an electronic product will withstand environment factors. The “IP” rating system officially stands for “Ingress Protection”. The NEMA rating system is similar to the IP system but also rates the degree of protection against corrosion, gasket aging, and construction practices.
CIF, QCIF, 2CIF, 4CIF. Sounds like a bad nursery rhyme, right? If your eyes glaze over when you hear terms like these you are not alone. In this article…
Question: I would like to know what would provide a better picture at night… a low lux WDR (Wide Dynamic Range) camera with an external light source, or an infrared camera with no light source? Answer: This is a great question and one that I get all the time. The answer is, of course, “it […]
If you are installing more than just the occasional camera or if one of your responsibilities is maintaining a video surveillance system, then there is a tool out there just waiting for you to discover. Let me be the first to introduce you to the advantages of using a portable CCTV test monitor like the […]
Capturing a readable license plate number can be a challenge for your camera system. But with the right camera and proper setup it is achievable.
Different countries of the world use different analog video broadcast standards. You must use CCTV equipment that matches your country’s standard or you will have compatibility problems with your components.
With the breakneck speed of ever improving technology it is getting easier to get more results with less work. I have not memorized a phone number in years. In fact if it weren’t for spell check you may think an eight year old was putting these words to screen. When we don’t use things we […]
Caption contest for the week of July 15, 2011: Open Arms! “Welcome to Fantasy Island!” – Maureen P “I love her this much.” – Chris B “Jump! I’ll catch you!” – Maureen P “Honey…. I can explain….” – Karen C “I’m busy, can’t this photo wait?!” – Eli O “Hey c’mon now– I love her like a SISTER….” – Cathy P […]
One of the most common requests in security camera system design is capturing license plates. Unfortunately, one of the most difficult things to do in any security camera system design is capturing license plates. For years there has been a desire to capture video of vehicle license plates both sitting still and in motion. Traditional […]
This is a very common question with a very simple answer; it depends. For those of you looking for a more complete answer I will go a little deeper. The amount of recording time the DVR can save is based on a few variables. They are the Hard Drive Size, Record Mode, Record Quality, Frame […]