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Crime Fighting and Prevention Tools

A CCTV video surveillance camera system provides a significant function in our society because these systems fight and prevent crimes.  CCTV surveillance systems installed in public areas help deter crime, help civilians feel much safer, provide the police with leads or evidence as well as improve the surroundings of a crime-stricken neighborhood. Nowadays, most of these systems have been made digital for improved performance, easy maneuverability of the surveillance camera and produce faster feedback as compared to the analog systems.

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Analog vs. IP Video Surveillance Systems

There are 2 generations of technology for video surveillance systems. The first is the older analog based system and the second is the modern Internet Protocol (IP) based system. The biggest confusions are the cost of the 2 technologies and the relative effectiveness of them. This article attempts to provide a more precise big picture of cost benefits for a company considering a video surveillance system.

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Five Businesses to Utilize Surveillance Systems

Video Surveillance is a type of security system that has been used for various reasons for many years. Security cameras have become a normalcy in today’s society, as banks, retail stores, retirement homes, and other public places have come to rely on the cameras.

There are many different situations that would benefit from the implication of video surveillance.

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Pharmacies Under Seige Installing CCTV Systems

There was an article in the New York Times on February 7, 2011 , by Abby Goodnough,  titled “Pharmacies Under Seige From Robbers Seeking Drugs.” Citing a rash of armed robberies at Maine drug stores last year, it appears drug addicts are so desperate to get their hands on painkillers, including OxyContin, that they will stop at nothing to feed their habit.   “Outside of hiring an armed guard to be here 24/7”, one pharmacy owner is refusing to sell the drug. Others are  investing in CCTV surveillance system systems to protect their  employees and customers. 

For over 50 years, Comtex has specialized in the design, installation and service of Digital and IP CCTV – video surveillance systems and access control systems. We offer 24/ 7 service and a free on site surveillance assessment in New Jersey NJ and New York NY.

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

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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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Comtex CCTV and Video Surveillance Systems in New Jersey NJ

Comtex is a leader in the design and installation of CCTV and digital video surveillance systems.  We have been designing CCTV systems in New Jersey for over 50 years. Comtex’s extensive experience in the industry evidences our reliability and long term stability. We will be here to meet your future service needs.

From the initial inquiry, Comtex will perform a security evaluation and conduct a FREE site survey. Comtex will use our 50 years of experience to custom design your system to address your particular security issues. All of our video surveillance systems come with a ONE YEAR GUARANTEE and we provide 24/7 emergency service

Shopping for a complete CCTV 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. 

As technology changes so rapidly in this field, we do not align with one manufacturer. Instead, we only use the equipment that will best fit your precise needs. We install the very latest in system technology and are constantly reviewing and researching new products to make sure that Comtex stays at the forefront of product technology.

We recommend that you beware of CCTV package deals at internet stores. While they may look like a great deal, they are typically too good to be true. Low quality equipment, no installation, a lack of future technical support and no local vendor to honor the warranty or provide future service for your system, will cost your business more in the end. The vendor you work with is more important that the equipment you purchase because your vendor programs and services your system.

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

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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

Better cameras, smarter software and faster networks enhance systems.

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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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.