Physical Security Executive Commentary

  1. Beginner’s Guide To Selecting The Right IP Camera

    There are many advantages to choosing IP cameras over standard devices. Megapixel cameras provide high-resolution images, and the higher the resolution, the more accurate the detail of the image. Therefore, megapixel images are much more valuable from a forensic standpoint than lower-resolution images. With analog technology, a recorded image has around 0.3 megapixel, but a network camera with 3.1 megapixels records 10 times more detail.

  2. What Every VAR Ought To Know About Workforce Management

    For those who already sell ERP, shop floor data collection, or physical and intellectual access control solutions the leap can be easier than for others.  VARs who already know the benefit and pay back from these applications can more easily envision WFM working for their clients.  The best place to look is at a WFM company whose products are designed to be sold by a VAR.

  3. IP Video For SMBs

    Rapid growth using limited available resources presents plenty of challenges for small to medium-sized businesses (SMB), and the challenges extend to their choice of video surveillance systems. In contrast to large companies that can target personnel and resources to specialized areas, SMB customers often have to make do with less and call on their employees to wear “multiple hats.”

  4. Remote Video Monitoring: 4 Factors That Can Kill Performance

    Viewing video on a smart phone is common today in the consumer market. Remote access to video — from anywhere to anywhere — is also an expectation among security end users. The security benefits are undeniable, including greater productivity for security officers, who no longer have to sit at a desk to view video. Easy availability of real-time video of remote locations can help protect a company's people, facilities and assets — and even offer operational benefits.

  5. 3 Ways To Ensure Your First VMS Install Is A Success

    When examining a job, the VMS is usually only one part of the solution. Integrators need to examine the profit potential of a job from an overall perspective first, but also break it down and examine the VMS portion among other components (cameras, storage, network etc.)

  6. IP Video Demystified: Fact vs Fiction

    Mid- and large-sized video solutions (16 video channels or more) today are universally specified for lower total cost of ownership than analog CCTV due to shared/consolidated infrastructure, common off the shelf hardware, Power over Ethernet and improved forensic video coverage, scalability and more. It only remains to compare small analog and small IP video systems for cost – and that paradigm is shifting more in favor of IP thanks to continued innovation.

  7. A Marriage Of Education & IP Video

    Decision making in education security on campus varies with the complexity of the property, number and type of sites, and, of course, the most important assets: students, faculty and staff.

  8. 10 Things To Look For In A VMS

    A video surveillance system is only as good as the sum of all its parts. Make sure you’re customers are getting the most out of the system, starting with the video management software (VMS). A lot goes in to selecting the right VMS, but here are some important questions you should be asking.

  9. 5 Ways to Convince Retailers To Upgrade Their Analog Cameras To IP

    When you compare IP vs. analog, IP video simply offers more. More resolution, functionality, scalability, flexibility – the list goes on. With IP video, retailers and small businesses are not only protecting their property, but also optimizing business efficiencies and reducing costs. Yet many of these additional IP video benefits aren’t discovered until after the system is installed. The best surveillance integrators out there know how to position these benefits as part of the sales cycle to prove that, with IP video, there’s much more value. Here are 5 key benefits to help convince your customers to switch today

  10. 3 IP Camera Selection Mistakes You'll Regret

    If you're new to the video surveillance game, you should be leaning on your vendor and distributor partners as much as possible for help. Making mistakes is unavoidable, but you can take steps to minimize the severity and frequency of those you do make. In addition to help from your partners, I recently spoke with Thomas McIntyre, National Sales Manager for the US and Canada at Merit Lilin USA who identified three common mistakes you could make when it comes to IP cameras.