Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The Remote Client Software

The Remote Client Software offers robust remote capabilities, allowing users to gather information from multiple dispersed systems and consolidate information on a single view for decision making. This powerful application allows live monitoring, search & playback of recorded videos and a number of setup capabilities of any DVR over IP network.

Important Features:

  • Remote Surveillance
    o Real-time streaming video and audio
    o Video event logs
    o Variable display modes
    o Snapshot
    o Image enhancement capabilities
    o Sensor/Relay/Audio control
    o PTZ camera control
    o e-MAP

  • Remote Search & Playback
    o Powerful search tool
    o Streaming playback

  • Remote DVR Setup

  • Live Streaming Audio

  • Talk Feature-enables one to communicate directly to the server

  • Frame Limit Feature-limit the number of frames used to minimize bandwidth consumption

  • Group DVR-connects up to 64 DVRs and up to 1024 cameras

  • Multiple concurrent users can connect to the remote client (DVR Server-side)

  • Unlimited number of user accounts can be created (DVR Server-side)

  • 32 channel and 64 channel layout view

  • Bandwidth-saver feature via MPEG4 Server View

  • Selectable DVR connection

JPEG Stream Connection
-displays the video as motion-JPEG images. The bandwidth it uses to display one camera or 16 cameras is the same but display is at most 5 frames per second but it comes with certain limitations.

MPEG Stream Connection
-streams MPEG4 video to the Remote Client. The frames per second display follows what is set on the server just as long as the bandwidth can accommodate it. Once connected, the number of frames received, frames displayed and the size of data received per second are displayed for the
user.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Inconspicuously Exposed: The Pen DVR


Looking for a portable spying product that would less likely be suspected? Here comes the device that will surely satisfy your need! Introducing the Pen Camera DVR; a powerful mini gadget that works as a USB Drive and Digital Video Recorder at the same time. An easy-to-use "one touch record" button lets you discretely record any video footage instantly. And it functions as a regular old ballpoint pen too!

Key Features:
  • The smallest DVR in the world was installed in a pen. This DVR has the fuction of recording and kinescoping. The Pen Camera DVR is the first pen-shaped DVR with the fuction of recording and kinescoping in the world
  • Super sensitive microphone can record in the range of 15 square meters. High definition of the kinescope provides reliable evidences for police investigations
  • Can be connected to any Computer or Electronic device with USB port
  • Standard USB 2.0 port, need no drive or circumscribed electric power source
  • Support WINDOWS98/98SE/ME/2000/XP/Mac OS/LINUX; automatically distinguishes operating system and installs commensurate drivers so no need to install manually (Except WINDOWS98)
  • Kinescope format: 352 x 288 AVI of CIF
  • Reading speed/Writing speed :900K/700K per second
  • Memory capacity is from 64MB to 4GB
  • Up to 2 Mega pixels
  • Built-in high volume rechargeable lithium-ion battery can work for 3 hours

Monday, August 4, 2008

The CCTV Reality

Failures of CCTV Systems to cut crimes and provide helpful evidences for police investigations are being reported on news; and are spreading over the web. This reality triggers the qualms on the reliability of CCTV Systems. Due to this fact, the concerned public can't help but ask and react.

Do CCTV Systems really help us protect our personal and professional assets and properties? Or are they just waste of money?

Do you believe it is a Win-Lose business offering from the CCTV Products manufacturers? That they are just making money out of the deals and not really taking the responsibility of providing the proper security solutions that customers deserve?

Do you agree that CCTV Systems don't really work as deterrent to potential thieves? And serve more like just decors to business and home facilities?

If it really isn't helpful then why are there more and more businesses and residential structures requiring CCTV Systems be installed on their sites? Why do some government sectors of different countries enforce the installation of such equipments to private and public places as a law?

A CCTV should work and perform the way it was designed. It should provide security and protection. As we all know, there isn't a single thing perfect in this world. A CCTV System may honestly fail at times but what's important is for us to know the factors contributing to its failure and how we are going to deal with it.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Drive Safely... with Mobile DVR!


Mobile CCTV is ideally suited for applications where video surveillance needs go on the road such as police cars, school buses, public buses, taxi cabs and the likes. Mobile solution is also appropriate where certain number of cameras are remotely located and it would be more convenient to configure it as a video steamer, wired into the LAN IP infrastructure instead of the Coax cables.

The introduction of Mobile CCTV has been one of the best weapons against crime. It has been proven effective in both cutting and detecting unwanted felonies.

With advanced software applications, the solution can also be used to analyze driver habits and promote safe vehicle operation. When used to its full potential, the Mobile CCTV is an effective tool that will condition drivers to drive safer and take better care of the vehicles to reduce maintenance expenses.

Some of the benefits of Mobile CCTV:
  • Reduces the fear of crime
  • Deters crime and anti social behavior
  • Provides evidence to assist in the prosecution of offenders
  • Enhances community safety
  • Assists the emergency services
  • Enhances personal safety
  • Provides instant imaging information to the Police

Monday, July 21, 2008

Endurance... Flexibility... Power... Now on Walls!

The New Mini-Wallmount Standalone DVR System offers DVR-on-chip Technology that moves the action away from the desktop into walls, saving valuable space. It combines the power of stability and performance of a high-end DVR for a price of an entry-level. This product is best for many retail and commercial establishments, franchise areas, convenience stores and small finance institutions.

Important Features:
  • Remote Access via Internet or Wireless Connection
  • Worry-Free Installation and Space Saving
  • Supports Simultaneous Access to Multiple Client Devices
  • Powerful yet Cost-Effective
  • Network Backup Capability
  • Notify Service via SMS, E-mail and Audible Alarms

Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Hybrid Digital Video Recorders

Yesterday, it was a Myth... Now, it is a Fact! A powerful Hybrid comes to Life!

Now, one can implement IP for anything new while still maintaining an existing analog system. The Hybrid DVR solution is capable of accommodating both analog and digital IP cameras. This unique solution assimilates the best of both worlds all in one DVR System!

Competitive Features of a Hybrid DVR:

Analog + IP
Now you can leverage your existing network infrastructure and connect both analog and IP cameras in one DVR system. With Hybrid DVRs, you can install IP cameras and hook them up directly to the network; as a result, you reduce expensive coax cabling costs.

Dynamic Liveview
The Hybrid DVR live view interface allows quick monitoring access for both analog and IP cameras (live display for IP cameras are accompanied by the amount of bandwidth consumed per channel). IP cameras installed in various remote areas can be monitored at the same
time in one central location.


Advanced Hardware MPEG4 Compression
Capable of recording at 25 or 30 fps per camera, the Hybrid DVR can deliver superior image quality in smaller file sizes yet high resolutions.

Power PTZ
With Hybrid DVRs, you can apply Power PTZ tools, allowing you a whole new generation of speed dome camera capabilities. You can easily create presets, group run and patterns. Power PTZ greatly reduces supervision time via on-screen menus that make operation
intuitive and easy.

Remarkable Search & Playback
The Hybrid DVRs can offer effortless pull-down menus to filter your search criteria, allowing you to quickly find and playback videos. You can playback videos at a variety of speeds; you can select several cameras for multiplayback and bookmark important events to reduce investigation time.

Optimize DVR Settings
Conserve your hard disk space by recording only when an event or motion is triggered. You can set triggers based on sensors or relay devices. You can also utilize motion detection recording for areas with minimal activity. You may also choose from variety of resolutions, video quality and capture speeds.

Flexible Backup
Some Hybrid DVRs may allow you to instantly backup video and audio in .mp4 or .avi and .g723 formats. Backup options for CD-RW, DVD-RW and USB are supported, which are ideal when you need to provide third-party people with video and audio of incidents to view on their own PC. Add swappable hard drives, RAID or network storage servers to ensure data-loss protection.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Linux-Based DVR vs Windows-Based DVR, which is more powerful?

The DVRs in the Security Market today have been divided into 2 major Groups; the Linux-Based DVRs and the Windows-Based DVRs. Each kind has both pros and cons. One has greater advantage over the other for specific applications. To help the readers better understand the significant differences between the two and which is more appropriate to use for a desired function, please share your knowledge on how you determine one as more advantageous and more efficient compared to the other. Your comments will be very much appreciated.

PC-Based DVR System with Plug and Play Technology


Experience hassle-free installation thru PC-Based DVR's latest Plug and Play Technology. Now, a DVR Card may come with either a USB (Universal Serial Bus) or a DOM (Disk-On-Module) that already contains both the DVR software and the OS (Operating System) necessary to run a DVR System. As a result, the user needs to simply stick the USB/DOM into the system, power up the system, and the DVR is ready for operation. For a fast, easy, and economical business security solution, the PC-Based DVR System with Plug and Play Technology is the perfect choice.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Intelligent Video Solutions

Looking for smarter video solutions? Better search for a venture company that offers a full range of smart video monitoring, analysis and integration solutions to address your market need for scalable solutions that will ease the growing labor cost associated with video monitoring and increase total efficiency and accuracy of video surveillance.


In addition to standard digital video monitoring, the powerful suite of intelligent digital video technologies will provide streamlined threat detection, alert notification based on user-defined criteria, behavior analysis, and alert responses/escalation methods.


FUNCTIONS:


Motion Detection with Motion Tracking

Motion detection settings allow you to define areas (or zones) on the screen where you want to detect any visual changes. You can send alert notifications once motion is detected. In addition, after the motion is detected, your PTZ camera can automatically move to look at the activity.



Object Detection/Recognition
video

Detects left or abandoned object and missing or stolen object in the camera field-of-view or a region within a camera view. Via object detection, you can receive alert notifications if there is a missing object or if unattended or suspicious objects are left on a scene for a period of time.




Counter Flow Detection

Detects people moving against the flow of traffic in the wrong pre-defined direction and immediately alerts users to this possible security threat.


Car Counting

Acquire traffic visibility and key information through Car Counting video technology. Car Counting enables a live count of the number of cars per lane passing through an area or zone of interest that has been drawn virtually on the screen.



Hot Spot Analysis

With Hotspots Analysis video technology, you can determine various behaviors such as length of time spent on a particular shelf in a store, changes in shopping activity over time, traffic and pedestrian congestion, crowding, media effectiveness and a lot more.



People Counting

Delivers significant insights to retail, transport and other major industries by determining queue length and the number of people passing through a pre-defined zone.

The Innovative DVR vs The Traditional VCR

A DVR or digital video recorder functions a lot like a VCR (Video Cassette Recorder), except it uses a hard drive to record, as opposed to videotapes. This means that there aren't any tapes to cue, and there is more recording time available.


The DVR has numerous advantages over the traditional DVR. One of the most significant is the image quality that is considerably better than VCR recordings, and is always consistent. This is one important thing to take into account when it comes to video surveillance.


Unlike a VCR, the DVR has many advanced features and can also be operated and viewed remotely via local network (or even an Internet connection, which most regulators prohibit). Digital can also support video archiving and transfer of video data to storage devices such as CD-ROM, CD-RW or USB Flash Drives.