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Camera Feature Highlight – WDR (Wide Dynamic Range)

The Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) feature on Video Security Cameras is one of the most important image improvements on security cameras, alongside the higher resolution cameras evolution we see in the video surveillance industry today. WDR is the camera’s ability to see in contrasting levels of light such as when a camera is pointed towards …

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ApexCCTV is leading Geovision IP Video Security Distributor

ApexCCTV is a Premier Partner and integrator with GeoVision, the manufacturer of advanced IP Video Security Cameras and Network Video Recorders. ApexCCTV deploys security solutions for small to large business across the U.S. and utilizes GeoVision cameras and NVRs to offer 4 to 1000 camera systems. ApexCCTV also uses GeoVision advanced Access Control that offers …

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Top 5 Security Camera System Features

Video security technology has drastically improved over the last twenty years and we have security camera system features now that weren’t even in their infancy just 10 years ago. If you haven’t shopped for a video security system before, the laundry list of standard features can be a bit daunting at first glance and you …

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Video Security Equipment Glossary

The odds are pretty darn high that if you’re new to the security camera industry, you’ve had a metric ton of acronyms and phrases thrown at you that you’ve been left reeling with a migraine the size of the Grand Canyon. “WDR? IR? BLC? DVR? POE? What does it all mean?!” When you start shopping …

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Troubleshoot Bad Infrared Security Camera Performance

When you buy an infrared security camera to watch your home or business during the day and at night, you need it to work as expected. Lets take a look at some of the factors that affect performance and a few of the troubleshooting techniques you can try if your camera is performing poorly or not at all.

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Common Security System Mistakes

Common Surveillance System Mistakes Make Security Systems Worthless

Every day, criminals get away with crimes because surveillance systems are misconfigured or not working at all. Making sure that your security camera system is operating properly seems like such an obvious, routine task, but many business and home users simply set it and forget it, or make changes and don’t test them. Here are a few common mistakes that are made frequently and could be prevented with more attention and testing.

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Retail Shrink

Global Retail Shrinkage, a $112 Billion Problem

Retail shrink is a serious problem both here in the United States and globally. Because we work with a lot of retailers to secure and monitor their inventory and working spaces, we thought we would take a look at the worldwide numbers.

According to the 2012-2013 Global Retail Theft Barometer, shrinkage cost the world $112,000,000,000 in 2012. Yes, that is nine zeros.

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Should I Upgrade to an IP Surveillance System?

Network video technology has improved drastically over the last decade. We have seen security cameras and video recorders enter the market with higher resolution, faster transfer rates, and easier connectivity than ever before. That being said, do you really need to upgrade your perfectly good analog surveillance system to an IP solution?

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