Whether Buying or Installing Surveillance Cameras…Going Cookie-Cutter is a Liability

Each application will dictate what type of surveillance camera should be used.  Different applications may require different manufacturers, megapixels, HD-CVI technology or features.

A few things need to be considered

  • Camera Placement
  • Wired or Wireless
  • Power over Ethernet (PoE)
  • Camera Housing
  • Coverage
  • Pixels Per Foot (PPF)
  • Low Light Scenes
  • Image Processing
  • Wide Dynamic Range
  • Bright Light
  • Backlight
  • Lighting Changes
  • Frame Rate
  • Camera Form Factor
  • Lens Quality
  • Angle of Subject to Camera
  • Resolution
  • Megapixel or HD Analog
  • Day/Night
  • IR LED
  • Video Compression
  • Motion Activation
  • Minimizing Compression Artifacts
  • DoF (Depth of Field)
Axis Security Camera P3346


It Means Everything

Axis Security Camera M3007-PV

HD Megapixel IP Cameras

IP security cameras have become the norm in the security industry.

Network cameras can use a

  • Wired IP Network
  • Wireless IP Network

IP-based video surveillance can transport

  • Digital Video
  • Digital Audio
  • Digital Meta Data

IP security cameras can be powered by

IP surveillance cameras can be

  • Monitored from Anywhere
    • On a local area network (LAN)
    • On a wide area network (WAN)
  • Recorded from Anywhere
    • On a LAN
    • On a WAN

Network Video can be stored

  • At the Camera (On the Edge)
    • SD Card
  • Near the Camera
    • Network Attached Storage (NAS)
  • At the Recorder (NVR)
    • Archived to a SAN, NAS, or etc.

IP cameras can be programmed

  • To only record on Event whether
    • Scheduled
    • Triggered
  • Intelligent Video Functionalities
    • Video Motion Detection
    • Active Tampering Alarm
    • Audio Detection
    • Tripwire
    • Various 3rd Party Application
      • People Counting
      • Heat Mapping

These HDTV IP surveillance cameras have built in processors that convert and compress the video stream before sending it to the Network Video Recorder (DVR).

High Definition Analog Cameras

If you have existing coaxial cable on your property, then you have no need to change out cabling for a new HD surveillance system.  HD analog technology is an uncomplicated upgrade to HD 1080p or 720p by using your existing legacy analog cabling.

Like with IP camera systems, you can record based on a motion event to save hard drive space, be notified when an event happens, and be able to playback the video remotely from your smartphone or tablet.

Security Camera HD-CVI Technology

HD Analog Camera Advantages

Lower cost than IP cameras

  • Camera is not a computer
    • No software incompatibilities
    • No increased complexities
  • Cameras do not need to encode
    • No encoding hardware or software in camera

Use existing coaxial cable

  • Lower operational cost
    • No need to change out cabling for an HD system

Long distance HD transmission

  • Up to 500 meters (1640′)
    • IP cameras transmit up to 100 meters (328′)
  • Ability to send 3 signals over coaxial cable
    • HD video, Audio, and data
  • Less latency on live video than IP systems


Wireless, Fiber, or Coax?

Axis Security Camera p3384

Video Analytics

Enhance your video surveillance capabilities with video analytics.  Our customers can benefit from efficient detection capabilities, resulting in fewer false alarms and missed incidents along with more effective investigative features.  Get real-time video alerts when an incident happens.


We offer analytics that are embedded in the NVR or run in the cameras themselves.  We have analytic solutions for large, medium and small businesses.

Motion Detection

For motion detection, typically in areas that are supposed to be empty.


  • After Hours
  • Parking Lots
  • Construction Sites

Virtual Tripwire/Fence

Protects you from attempts to pass a specific area.


  • Fenced-off area
  • Entryway to a specific room
  • Too close to the safe

Loitering Detection

Detect suspicious behavior in areas where loitering may pose a security issue.


  • Suspicious bags left behind
  • Loitering in specific areas at certain times
    • Parks, Parking Lots, Loading Docks, etc.