Adopt Video Surveillance: Ensure No Trespassing

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Video Surveillance is all set to become an indispensable and all-pervasive tool in security systems across the globe. Surveillance is the monitoring of the behavior, activities, or other changing information, usually of people for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting them. Video Surveillance System, sometimes called IP Surveillance System, is an appliance that enables embedded image capture capabilities that allows video images or extracted information to be compressed, stored or transmitted over communication networks or digital data link for monitoring purpose. Continuous video of all locations may be perceived as a security threat but is actually a security mechanism as prevention is always better than cure.

The basic components of a Video Surveillance System include: Camera (Analog or IP, Fixed or PTZ, Standard or High definition), Encoder (consisting of a modular analog to IP video converter, supporting different encoding formats), DVR/NVR (Digital or Networked Video Recorder), Video Management System (Centralized or distributed), Control Center (Display Wall, Storage) and Network (Wired or Wireless).

When it comes to choosing a Video Surveillance System, there are a few things to consider that will help make your decision accurate. It’s important to look for a system that includes capabilities like: High Definition Resolution (1280×800-pixel camera resolution allows people to easily spot minute details), DVR Hard Drive for Recording (allows around the clock recording and intelligent searching options), Remote Viewing Capability (allows video streaming capabilities to a number of mobile devices), Infrared Detection for Night Vision (thermal imaging exposes any threat hidden in dark shadows or behind obstructions) and Motion Activation (save energy and money only by recording motion).

Video Surveillance is adopted to improve public safety, mitigate risks of crime and terrorism, protect assets, prevent fraud, improve efficiency, automate more processes (train dispatch, self-checking counters) and provide better healthcare.

Video Surveillance application areas are myriad. Though their true scope remains almost unlimited, a few of the important areas of application are Monitoring Process (traffic monitoring, border control, object tracking), Transport (railways, airports, ports), Energy (oil and gas, utilities), Manufacturing (production line quality management), Commercial units (retail outlets, banks, casinos), Leisure and Entertainment Areas (stadiums), Public Security (police, fire, ambulance), Educational Institutions (distance learning, telemedicine) and Government Buildings (museums, military bases).

Logitech Alert, Swann DVR4-2600, Zmodo KDF6-SARAZ8ZN, Defeway iSmart and QSee QS 458-452-5 are few extensively used Video Surveillance Systems.

“Mass Surveillance is the elegant oppression, a panopticon without bars. Its cage is small but out of sight, behind the eyes – on the mind,” remarks Taylor Swift, an American songwriter. tweet

Thus, Video Surveillance was born to solve problems that never existed before.

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