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What are Biometric Door Systems and how do they work?
Security has always been a key concern to many homeowners and businessmen, whether it’s ensuring safety of the precious valuables or properties with physical locks or protecting data with multiple layers of encryption.
However, many have highlighted the flaws in those systems. For example, physical locks can be tampered or broken into with force, while digital lock, such as those using RFID, can be jammed or corrupted.
With the rapid advancement in technologies, security companies have developed a wide array of both software and hardware systems that protect your valuables. Biometric door system is one of the latest and most advanced in this line, combining the best of both physical and digital locks to ensure maximum security for your property.
How often should preventive maintenance be carried out? As the term implies, CCTV preventive maintenance involves regularly testing of the functionalities of CCTV surveillance equipment to reduce the probability of malfunction or failure.
Regular maintenance of systems ensures that the CCTV systems are working to their optimum performance and that images recorded and stored are fit for purpose and of evidence quality. Preventive maintenance is an essential part of ensuring continuous surveillance and helps to deter break-in, theft and the overall security of the area.
Many Analog CCTV cameras users often come to us to enquire about better image quality cameras. We hear your feedback and are excited to announce the launch of the all new 5MP HDTVI Analog camera. This will allow users to enjoy 4K video resolution while safeguarding their investment. Here are the key benefits along with this upgrade.
Our clients have often posed many questions regarding CCTV Systems and how it works. We have since compiled a list of frequently asked questions to help you have a better understanding of CCTV Systems.
What happens during power failure?
There will be no recording during a power failure. However, if you require recording even when there is a power failure, you can install an Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) for the system to counter this issue.
What is the duration of recording?
Duration of recording is determined by a few factors that are image resolutions, FPS, Hard disk space and recording setting. For example, 4 cameras on a 2TB HDD will be able to record up to 3-5weeks if the system is set to record on motion recording at 12 FPS and 1080P resolution.
The cost of installing CCTV system in a retail store has always been a concern to many storeowners. With the rapid improvements in technology, prices of CCTV system have become much more affordable as compared to the past. Moreover, having a CCTV system in place could even help to lower your operational costs. Following are a few reasons how having a CCTV System can help in your businesses.
The need for security officer
With the help of CCTV cameras, retail stores will no longer require as many security officers as before. This is because the cameras will be able to capture every section of the store and you can reduce the need to hire multiple security officers to patrol your premises. Additionally, security officers can also monitor the store remotely at any time, further enhancing the security of the store.
Many of our customers have often enquired if our cameras support motion detection and how this camera feature could benefit them. In this article, we will be sharing with you some advantages of motion detection cameras.
What are motion detection cameras?
Motion detection cameras are cameras that are capable of detecting motion. The detection is basically activated by the process of comparing sequential images and determining whether the difference between them represent motion. If there are significant differences between two consecutive images, the cameras will “conclude” that there has been motion within the monitored area.
With this feature, the user can configure a chain of events such as triggering the recording and sending out email alerts, once the camera determined motion/movement in the area of surveillance.
Some key benefits of using motion detection cameras:
In this article, we will be providing a simple guide on how to operate DSC 1832 Alarm System installed at your premises. The guide teaches user on how to Arm/Disarm the system and it’s basic features.
Arming the System
- Ensure you are the last person to leave the premises before Arming your system.
- If the Green Ready light is ON, the system is ready for arming. If the Ready light is OFF, check to see that all doors and windows are closed and that motion is stopped in areas covered by motion detectors.
- Enter your access code. As each digit is entered, the keypad sounder will beep. If the access code was entered incorrectly, the keypad will sound steadily for one second. If this occurs, press the [ # ] key and re-enter your access code. Exit the premises through the door indicated by the installer as the Exit/Entry door.
- The panel will provide an exit delay period, indicated by keypad beeps, for you to exit the premises without causing an alarm.
Yes of course, CCTV camera, or IP Camera can record audio, together with video image.
Nonetheless the two types of CCTV cameras; Analog CCTV camera, and IP CCTV camera record the sound in different manners.
Analog CCTV Camera
The audio input of the Analog camera is directly connected to the DVR (recording device). This means that between the DVR and the audio microphone, there is an Analog signal transmission. The digitalisation of the audio signal is done at the recorder level.
The limit on the number of microphones that can be installed in the system will depend on the number of audio input that is available on the DVR itself.
When it comes to installing CCTV system at a residential property, the most frequently asked question by many homeowners are whether they are allowed to install video surveillance system to monitor their helpers. Generally there is no issue in doing so, but before rushing into it, there are some factors to consider. This article shares a few pointers to note before making a decision to install CCTV system at your home.
Install out of Necessity Most homeowners would only look into surveillance if their helpers are engaged to take care of infants, toddlers or elderlies whom are incapable or unable to verbalise how they have been treated. Other cases such as suspicion of your helper stealing, spiking of food or doing other dodgy activities are also few factors that make homeowners choose to install CCTV System.
In today’s context, security and surveillance can be considered indispensable. CCTV systems provide the convenience and ease of monitoring the security of your property when you’re not physically around. Despite the advantages, it is not unusual that your CCTV systems may experience minor faults at times and it would be useful for you to be equipped with simple troubleshooting skills so you may diagnose the issue before engaging the professionals.
Our team has come up with a 3-step checklist to help you diagnose the fault of your system. Most CCTV Systems consist of three main components, 1) Camera, 2) Recorder, 3) Software. This article will equip you with the basic skills to diagnose the health of your system.