What Do those IP Ratings Mean?

IP ratings (Ingress Protection ratings) are a system of codes designed to rate the degree of protection a security camera has against dust and water. These ratings provide more detailed information than simply saying the casing is waterproof or dust tight. The first digit in the rating indicates how protected the casing is against dust. The second digit indicates how protected the item is against water. Each number indicates a different level of protection as illustrated in the chart below. Protection against Dust First Digit Object Size Protected Against Description…

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IP ratings (Ingress Protection ratings) are a system of codes designed to rate the degree of protection a security camera has against dust and water. These ratings provide more detailed information than simply saying the casing is waterproof or dust tight. The first digit in the rating indicates how protected the casing is against dust. The second digit indicates how protected the item is against water. Each number indicates a different level of protection as illustrated in the chart below. Protection against Dust First Digit Object Size Protected Against Description... Read More

Build your own Surveillance System Kit!

WorldEyeCam is offering customers the opportunity to design their own surveillance system kit. We know that your surveillance needs are diverse and pre-made kits don’t always work for everyone. With our custom kit builder, users have the opportunity to pick exactly what kind of security cameras, recorders and cables they need. You can mix and match with bullet, box, dome or fisheye cameras so you have everything you need for the most comprehensive video surveillance system. Large spaces like retail stores and office buildings require a variety of security cameras…

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WorldEyeCam is offering customers the opportunity to design their own surveillance system kit. We know that your surveillance needs are diverse and pre-made kits don’t always work for everyone. With our custom kit builder, users have the opportunity to pick exactly what kind of security cameras, recorders and cables they need. You can mix and match with bullet, box, dome or fisheye cameras so you have everything you need for the most comprehensive video surveillance system. Large spaces like retail stores and office buildings require a variety of security cameras... Read More

What is Video Analytics?

Video Analytics automatically analyzes video to detect events, count people and recognize license plate numbers among many other things. The simplest form of this technology is motion detection. Many surveillance cameras have a motion detection function to save power. More advanced Video Analytics take it a step further and monitor abandoned objects, loitering and traffic flow. This technology is often more reliable than having employees monitor footage manually. Video Analytics software will monitor live footage 24/7 and alert users to abandoned objects or loitering. Pre-recorded footage can be quickly searched…

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Video Analytics automatically analyzes video to detect events, count people and recognize license plate numbers among many other things. The simplest form of this technology is motion detection. Many surveillance cameras have a motion detection function to save power. More advanced Video Analytics take it a step further and monitor abandoned objects, loitering and traffic flow. This technology is often more reliable than having employees monitor footage manually. Video Analytics software will monitor live footage 24/7 and alert users to abandoned objects or loitering. Pre-recorded footage can be quickly searched... Read More

What to Look For When Purchasing a Surveillance Camera

Every surveillance camera comes with many special features and it can be difficult to determine which features are really important and what makes one camera stand out above the rest. You want to make sure that when you are investing in a surveillance system that it will truly protect you. If you choose the right surveillance system, then you have a high chance of catching criminals or even stopping crime before it happens. When shopping for a security camera there are few important features that you should be looking for…

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Every surveillance camera comes with many special features and it can be difficult to determine which features are really important and what makes one camera stand out above the rest. You want to make sure that when you are investing in a surveillance system that it will truly protect you. If you choose the right surveillance system, then you have a high chance of catching criminals or even stopping crime before it happens. When shopping for a security camera there are few important features that you should be looking for... Read More

Trend Predictions for 2015 and Beyond

We have scoured reports from industry experts and kept an eye on shopping trends to make our predictions for the video surveillance industry in 2015 and beyond. As you may have suspected, IP surveillance systems are here to stay. Most consumers are converting to high resolution systems such as 1080p and 3-5 megapixels. As high definition and IP systems become more popular, analog systems will become defunct and hard to find. The good news is that as wireless IP surveillance systems become more popular the industry will become more competitive…

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We have scoured reports from industry experts and kept an eye on shopping trends to make our predictions for the video surveillance industry in 2015 and beyond. As you may have suspected, IP surveillance systems are here to stay. Most consumers are converting to high resolution systems such as 1080p and 3-5 megapixels. As high definition and IP systems become more popular, analog systems will become defunct and hard to find. The good news is that as wireless IP surveillance systems become more popular the industry will become more competitive... Read More

The Pros and Cons of Upgrading from Analog to IP

The technology world is rapidly changing and it can be hard to keep up. You may be wondering if it’s really necessary to upgrade your old analog surveillance system to a new IP system. The ultimate decision is yours and there are many personal factors that may influence your decision. It is important to know that there are several benefits to keeping your surveillance system up-to-date with the latest technology but there are also a few drawbacks. While IP surveillance systems are rapidly becoming a favorite choice among consumers, they…

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The technology world is rapidly changing and it can be hard to keep up. You may be wondering if it’s really necessary to upgrade your old analog surveillance system to a new IP system. The ultimate decision is yours and there are many personal factors that may influence your decision. It is important to know that there are several benefits to keeping your surveillance system up-to-date with the latest technology but there are also a few drawbacks. While IP surveillance systems are rapidly becoming a favorite choice among consumers, they... Read More

Three Surprising Uses for Surveillance Cameras

Surveillance cameras can be used for many things other than security. Most people may be surprised to hear of all the different ways surveillance cameras can be beneficial to everyone from researchers to restaurant managers. Cameras capture visual evidence of events that can be used to help us educate and inform the public, keep people safe and run top tier businesses. While most people think of surveillance cameras as being purely a form of security, they can actually be used in a variety of settings for many different reasons. Here…

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Surveillance cameras can be used for many things other than security. Most people may be surprised to hear of all the different ways surveillance cameras can be beneficial to everyone from researchers to restaurant managers. Cameras capture visual evidence of events that can be used to help us educate and inform the public, keep people safe and run top tier businesses. While most people think of surveillance cameras as being purely a form of security, they can actually be used in a variety of settings for many different reasons. Here... Read More

The Top 4 Locations to Place Surveillance Cameras in Your Home

Surveillance systems are known to deter crime and protect homes from burglary and theft. 65.8% of burglaries are residential. Burglars are most likely to target homes that look unprotected and unoccupied. Most burglaries take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. while most people are in school or at work. Burglars know they don’t have a lot of time before alarm systems or neighbors notify police so they are in and out in just a few minutes which can make identifying them or capturing them difficult. Surveillance cameras will be…

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Surveillance systems are known to deter crime and protect homes from burglary and theft. 65.8% of burglaries are residential. Burglars are most likely to target homes that look unprotected and unoccupied. Most burglaries take place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. while most people are in school or at work. Burglars know they don’t have a lot of time before alarm systems or neighbors notify police so they are in and out in just a few minutes which can make identifying them or capturing them difficult. Surveillance cameras will be... Read More

Common Surveillance Camera Cables

If you are planning on installing your video surveillance system yourself, then there are a few things you will need to know. To begin with, you will need to have an understanding of the different types of cables that are available and used with most systems. Usually cables must be purchased separately from cameras and DVRs and even if you hire a professional installer, they may require that you provide the cables yourself. The type of cable you will need will depend on the cameras you are using. We have…

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If you are planning on installing your video surveillance system yourself, then there are a few things you will need to know. To begin with, you will need to have an understanding of the different types of cables that are available and used with most systems. Usually cables must be purchased separately from cameras and DVRs and even if you hire a professional installer, they may require that you provide the cables yourself. The type of cable you will need will depend on the cameras you are using. We have... Read More

A Quick Introduction to Security Cameras

There are many different types of security cameras out there and if you are new to the security and surveillance system world, it can be a little confusing. When determining what the best cameras are for you, it is important to understand their functions. For example, certain cameras may look nice but they might not offer the features you need. Some cameras can be controlled remotely and others cannot, some are great for outdoor use while others should stay indoors and some are more discreet than others. To help you…

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There are many different types of security cameras out there and if you are new to the security and surveillance system world, it can be a little confusing. When determining what the best cameras are for you, it is important to understand their functions. For example, certain cameras may look nice but they might not offer the features you need. Some cameras can be controlled remotely and others cannot, some are great for outdoor use while others should stay indoors and some are more discreet than others. To help you... Read More