What you need to know when choosing an ANPR system

Many of the ANPR solutions up until recently have been based on closed systems with a specially designed camera and a box that outputs number plates to a screen or ticket. Right now many of the VMS manufacturers have found it easy to incorporate number plate recognition software into their recording platforms and offer it … More What you need to know when choosing an ANPR system

Storage Options

Building a functional and secure surveillance system requires a clear and detailed understanding of storage solutions and the network. Storage options depend hugely on what type of cameras are used as well as FPS, resolution and codec. The best way to work out storage is to use the camera manufacturer storage calculator as each camera … More Storage Options

How to make sure that your security system is working effectively?

It is important to be aware of any fault that can make your surveillance system vulnerable and to understand if it is working properly. Potential faults: Poor lighting Site audio not working No camera image Camera image distorted Detection triggered by foliage Loss of connection Server problems Alarms not working correctly The above are just … More How to make sure that your security system is working effectively?

How to keep your surveillance system running smoothly while you are away this summer

You may be taking some annual leave this summer to relax and enjoy the sun. Before you go away, there are few things that need to be checked to ensure that your surveillance systems run smoothly. 1. Check for existing faults Before you leave for your holidays, check the state of your system and make … More How to keep your surveillance system running smoothly while you are away this summer

Contingency planning – best practices to reduce disruption in your surveillance system

In the last post we highlighted the main aspects of a contingency plan as a tool for any organisation to prevent system failures and mitigate their impact on daily operations. In this article we analyse how these principles apply to a Video Management System to address threats and possible failures. VMS contingencies are linked to … More Contingency planning – best practices to reduce disruption in your surveillance system

Bandwidth – getting it right to maximise your IP system

When dealing with security systems you will often find yourself working with large amounts of data that has to be transported across networks from camera to server to viewing station. All of this data has to be managed and accounted for or viewing and recording quality will drop. A number of tech support calls result … More Bandwidth – getting it right to maximise your IP system

Mirasys Storyboard – export one single video and reduce bandwidth

In the previous blog we covered how to export media in order to preserve the data or to hand it over to the authorities for evidence. The way we present the exported footage has become increasingly important. With high resolution cameras and digital zoom being used to enhance footage within our interface Spotter, often it … More Mirasys Storyboard – export one single video and reduce bandwidth