Just like voice telephony communication is
changing from analog to Voice over IP, now surveillance
technology has follwed in its footsteps. There are lots of
benefits of using IP surveillance over traditional technology:
Improved Performance: Better signal processing,
zoom, stabilizers and analytics.
Unlimited Scalability: As needs change, systems
System Configuration Versatility: Video can be
recorded and viewed anywhere on the network. Cameras can be quickly
installed anywhere. Remote configuration eliminates on-site
Advanced Analytics: Analytic intelligence can be
used to monitor, record, interpret, archive, retrieve, and verify image
System Integration: Related physical security
equipment such as access control, alarm/intrusion, and visitor
management can be integrated in a complete system.
Future Proofing: IP technology is very flexible
and able to adapt to future changes.
ROI and TCO: Return on Investment and Total Cost
of Ownership are improved with IP surveillance.
The quicker security personnel on a
college campus can be notified of a crime in progress or of some other
dangerous situation, the faster they can get the necessary help. Minutes
can make a huge difference.
In many cases people are using cell
phones in place of two-way radios. While in applications where calls are
infrequent, this may be an acceptable solution. However, there are still
advantages of using a two-way radio.
The customer needed a gate access intercom without a keypad. They did
not want to install a phone line since their current system that uses a
phone line is always down.
We recommended one our our wireless callboxes with a gate relay along
with one of our two-way radios or base station intercoms that has a
button programmed for activating the gate relay.
One problem he had is that this was to be used for a residence so he
didn't want a a large yellow callbox at the gate. We recommended the
MURS Multi-Mile Wireless Callbox which has a stainless steel front and
an attractive black metal housing. Since he needed to unlock the gate
from inside, we recommended the MURS Commercial Intercom, which has a
button programmed for that task. He wasn't pleased that this base
station intercom was pretty industrial looking. Some of our two-way
radios have the ability to activate the gate relay, and they are fairly
small we recommended that as another option. There is also the MURS
Multi-Mile Base Station intercom that is a little less industrial that
could be used to talk to the gate, but it doesn't have the ability to
unlock the gate. He could place these in several locations, but when he
wanted to open the gate, he would have to walk to a unit that could open