Camera and video surveillance have saved millions of investments.

Thinking of investing in a new construction site? That’s considered an amazing idea in the world of real estate. Earning millions through hard work and patience, individuals and groups collaborate to invest in something big that would give them a great return in the coming years. A large amount is invested during the construction phase and everyone i.e. buyer and the seller to use the best team of experts to work on their site with precision and accuracy.

If we consider a very essential factor during the construction phase is that of on-site security that is open to the entire outside world. There might be many who will be happy and contented to see something new coming up but some of them are not happy and somewhere want to get things at a halt. They try different methods to hinder the progress at a construction site.Sometimes it becomes difficult to monitor the site throughout and keeping a security guard is a good option but not relying on a single individual to protect the whole site one can opt for a system that will help in protecting the site for the maximum time.

Camera security and video surveillance have helped thousands of construction site owners in saving unforeseen expenses and has prevented thefts and intrusions at a greater level. Rapid advancement in technology has brought everything at your fingertips where you can monitor or even hire a team of experts to monitor the site during your absence. Don’t wait for an intrusion or theft. A small investment will help in saving valuable assets worth millions at the site.

Though expensive, but Netgear’s Arlo Pro 2 is a capable home camera system

Here’s the thing about home security systems: they are expensive, usually require experts to install them, and for the good ones you’ll need to pay a monthly fee starting at $30 to have a company monitor them. While they won’t provide the same level of security as a professionally installed system from ADT or Slomin, the current wave of smart home cameras released by companies such as Nest, Logitech, and even Amazon have made security systems cheaper and easier to install and monitor from your smartphone. And the camera that still leads the pack in terms of ease of use is Netgear’s Arlo.

The newest addition to the lineup is the Arlo Pro 2, its latest wireless camera that works both indoors and outdoors. Before we even get into the details, the Arlo Pro 2 already checks the three main boxes — no wires, 1080p HD stream, and weatherproof — that you’d be hard-pressed to find in any other security camera. It also features free cloud storage for a week, two-way audio, a rechargeable battery that lasts six months, and a 130-degree field of view.

Setting up the Arlo Pro 2 system is simple. The camera system is sold with two cameras and a base station that plugs into your router to manage the connections. (You can plug in an external hard drive to the base station to back up your recordings locally.) Once you sync the camera with the base station, you can easily mount the camera on any wall with a screwdriver and the included magnetized mount in about five minutes. The included mounts keep the camera close to the wall, but you can buy extended mounts (great for mounting it on the side of your house or on a tree outdoors) for $19.

Information security and privacy protection aspects of CCTV Cameras

Closed-circuit television (CCTV) is a TV system in which signals are not publicly distributed, but are monitored, primarily for surveillance and security purposes. CCTV systems rely on strategic placement of cameras and observation of the camera’s input on monitors. As the cameras communicate with monitors and/or video recorders across private coaxial cable runs, or wireless communication links, they gain the designation “closed-circuit” to indicate that access to their content is limited to only those with authorisation to see it.1

The effectiveness of video surveillance technology is continuously improving, and it has already established itself as a vital security tool for the police, private companies and many public sector organisations.. An effective CCTV system contributes to the detection and prevention of crime, as well as protecting towns, cities and transport networks from the threat of terrorism.2

Advances in CCTV technologies – especially from analog CCTV cameras to internet protocol (IP) ones – certainly improves the safety and security that CCTV systems provide, but also increases information security and privacy concerns. Having in mind that the new EU privacy protection regulation, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), will be applied from 25th May 2018, information security and privacy protection concerns of CCTV systems are being recognised.

Will IP cameras replace analog cameras?

A video encoder makes it possible for an analog CCTV system to migrate to a network video system. It enables users to gain the benefits of network video without having to discard existing analog equipment such as analog CCTV cameras and coaxial cabling.

A video encoder connects to an analog video camera via a coaxial cable and converts analog video signals into digital video streams that are then sent over a wired or wireless IP-based network (e.g., LAN, WLAN or Internet). To view and/or record the digital video, computer monitors and PCs can be used instead of DVRs or VCRs and analog monitors. By using video encoders, analog video cameras of all types, such as fixed, indoor/outdoor, dome, pan/tilt/zoom, and specialty cameras such as highly sensitive thermal cameras and microscope cameras can be remotely accessed and controlled over an IP network.

A video encoder also offers other benefits such as event management and intelligent video functionalities, as well as advanced security measures. In addition, it provides scalability and ease of integration with other security systems.

A one-channel, standalone video encoder with audio, I/O (input/output) connectors for controlling external devices such as sensors and alarms, serial ports (RS-422/485) for controlling PTZ analog cameras and Ethernet connection with Power over Ethernet support.

Switching to an IP Video server rather than replacing with another DVR allows you to keep the CCTV Security Cameras and cabling so that you can change over to IP Security Cameras economically when they begin to fail. IP cameras usually require a software license per camera by using encoder’s only one license per encoder or one license four channels depending on the encoder, saving you the cost of licensing each camera as you would for IP Security Cameras. A single Ethernet port serves all single, four or sixteen channel encoders depending on the size of the encoder. The point to remember is that the DVR usually fails and needs replaced before your analog CCTV security cameras.

You can also look at a Video IP Hybrid System that allows analog CCTV Cameras as well as IP security cameras. This allows you to keep the analog CCTV Security Cameras and add new IP Cameras when you are adding to your existing system. This provides you an avenue to eventually convert to a complete IP Camera System over time without all the upfront cost of a complete system.


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