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Covert Cameras Catch Perpetrators in the Act

Digital cameras and IP cameras are supplied, installed and maintained by Comtex and perform a major role in detecting and combating illegal activities. Covert cameras – the ultimate in spy cam technology – can be added to your CCTV installation to ensure that your needs are met.  Covert cameras are an effective way to stop employee or customer theft. They act as a deterrent too.  Tiny devices that can be hidden in places such as smoke alarms enable you to spy on perpetrators and catch them in the act.

Comtex is a leader in the design and installation of CCTV and video surveillance equipment.  We have been designing surveillance systems for over 50 years. From the initial inquiry, Comtex will perform a FREE site survey and security evaluation. We will use our 50+ years of experience to custom design your security system to address your particular security issues.

All of our CCTV systems come with a ONE YEAR GUARANTEE and we provide 24/7 emergency service.

Shopping for a complete video surveillance system can be confusing because there is such a variety of available products. Comtex’s goal is to guide you toward the best possible and most economical CCTV equipment based on your intended purpose and requirements.

We recommend that you beware of CCTV package deals at internet stores. While they may look like a great deal, there are issues to consider before you make this important investment. Low quality equipment, installation is not included (the most costly part of the system) and no local vendor to honor the warranty or provide future services for your system, will cost your business more in the end. The vendor you work with is more important than the equipment your purchase because your vendor programs and services your system before and after the installation.

Comtex’s extensive experience in the industry evidences our reliability and long term stability. We will be here to meet your future service needs.

For more information on video surveillance systems, cameras and DVRs, please go to our website at www.comtex-nj.com

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Comtex CCTV Video Surveillance Equipment- DVR in NJ

CCTV, or Closed Circuit Television, is the technology used in modern surveillance systems. Comtex recommends the use of a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) system that records high resolution digital images to a hard disk drive (HDD) and displays multiple camera images on a monitor. You may remotely view your business from any PC in the world with internet access, easily search archived videos by date, time and camera, and even control your camera views.

Off-site MonitoringDVR technology allows remote monitoring of live and archived recordings over your corporate network or from any PC that has a high speed connection. Off site, you can control the camera views. Comtex offers DVR models that offer 4, 8 or 16 camera views and recording configurations. You may even enlarge and zoom in on a still frame clip to view details of an image.

Ease of Search– Advanced search capabilities allow you to instantly get to relevant areas of the video, greatly reducing time spent viewing video clips. Rather than using the limited fast forward and rewind functions of a VCR, you may input search defined parameters such as the camera, date and time to find the exact clip you need. You can also playback video forward or backward up to 1000 times the normal VHS speed.

Image Capture — Digital images and the ability to control the viewing experience through software configuration greatly enhance the security experience. For instance, recordings do not have to be continuous. Each camera can be configured independently to record only when it detects motion or by a pre-defined schedule programmed in the DVR. If a motion is detect mode is used, months of video can be stored on a typical hard drive, saving on playback time and hard drive space.

Storage — Using a DVR eliminates the need to store,  maintain and change VHS tapes. No need to replace video tapes, ensuring continuous recording. As the images are stored digitally, the image quality will not degrade overtime, as would a VHS tape when recorded over multiple times. The size of the hard drive will dictate how much you can record.

Multi-Tasking– While analog VCRs can either record or play, a DVR has triple functionality. You can simultaneously review, record and playback up to 16 cameras. While you are viewing an archived video, the DVR can still be recording live action.

For more information on video surveillance systems, cameras and DVRs, please go to our website at www.comtex-nj.com

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Introduction to CCTV and Video Surveillance

CCTV is one of many relatively recent developments in modern security systems. The ability to monitor operations from a central location, while still retaining comprehensive coverage of a given site has allowed for unsurpassed protection and cost-effective service. With ease installation and minimal operating costs, this is one of the most widely-used security options available today.

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CCTV Video Camera Systems

Security is now a major and prime concern for many people in the present day. But people who are financially not capable of appointing private security guards should not worry. To tackle this problem of security, various types of security cameras are available to suit various security needs. Security cameras are now recognized and used as the standard method of monitoring properties, as they detect and often deter criminals. They truly act as your private security guard.

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Loss Prevention Equipment: Spend a Little Money to Save a Lot of Profit

Small, family owned stores or large “big box” retail businesses all suffer the same problem: theft of money or inventory. Last year, alone, retailers brought in more than eight hundred billion dollars, but lost more than two hundred billion to “shrinkage.” This shrinkage may result from outright, gun-toting robbers, to shoplifters, to untrustworthy employees.

In certain areas, vandalism can be a serious and costly consideration. Whatever the cause, Loss Prevention Equipment can significantly reduce or prevent such occurrences, and help local law enforcement successfully respond to those thefts that do happen.

Loss Prevention Equipment and technology have evolved rapidly in the past few years. There is a wide variety of sophisticated loss Prevention tools now readily available that allow for cost-effective configurations to suit virtually any retail business budget.

Depending on the availabilty of the the resources available for dedication to Loss Prevention Equipment, one, or a combination of the foregoing can provide a viable solution to your security needs.

CCTV or video surviallance systems, whether used with one camera, or a series of cameras, send its feed to a monitor or monitors, or a choice of recording devices. They can be hard-wired or wireless.

Cameras come in a very wide variety of shapes and sizes, from those that are conspicuously mounted to provide observation and deterrence, to small, virtually undetectable units, which can be used to monitor cash registers or other highly-sensitivity locations. Some are designed to automatically sense and adapt to varying lighting condition, while others are specialized to accommodate consistent dim lighting. Color or black and white transmission options are available. Dome cameras, similar to what may bee seen in casinos, located in ceiling areas, also allow for great coverage.

Single monitors can be configured to work in conjunction with multiple cameras, providing a “flip” sequence of images of specific areas; alternatively, several monitor can be linked with several cameras to provide constant surveillance of “hot spots.” 

Contact Comtex Inc. for all of your Video Surveiallance  or CCTV Needs

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Video Surveillance/CCTV – A Deterrent of Crime

While closed-circuit television (CCTV) or video surveillance systems have often sparked debate around personal privacy issues, they are often used by some individuals and business owners as a deterrent for crime. It is important to recognize where the system is set up so that it does not cross the lines of privacy in areas where there should not be monitoring.

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What You Need to Know About Digital Video Recorders

Digital Video Recorders (DVR) record videos that are in digital format to a medium. A disk drive is a sample of this medium. DVRs come in a stand-alone set-top box that is connected to a monitor or television set for viewing. By connecting a digital video recorder to your video surveillance system, you can easily record the images captured by your security camera.

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Video Surveillance Turns the Corner-PART II

It starts with the eye

Any surveillance system starts with the cameras, which must have adequate resolution for human operators or analytical software to pick out vital information, such as license plate numbers. They must also be able to capture the entire scene you want to monitor, either by moving around or by having a stationary wide-angle — and typically high-resolution — view.

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Video Surveillance Turns the Corner-PART I

Video surveillance has been around since law enforcement agencies started using closed-circuit TV cameras in the early 1960s. Today, the basic principle might be the same, but what goes on behind the camera is a far cry from a security guard watching a monitor.

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Video Surveillance and Remote Monitoring

The Video Surveillance market is very cost sensitive given the current economic client, however customers and surveillance integrators should not go without the option of remote monitoring.