Category Archives: Surveillance

Embedded Analytics Reveal the True Power of Today’s IP Cameras

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Embedded analytics are revealing the true power of today’s IP cameras, offering much-needed solutions for targeted applications such as utilities, correctional facilities, remote operations, and more.
By placing the analytics capabilities as part of the edge device, the customer has the option to more easily get familiar with analytics and how to apply them to the business environment.
According to Reinier Tuinzing, … Read More »

WESCO Security Advisor: IP and Mobile Technologies Abound

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Whether a commercial facility requires monitoring situations across the room or across the world, leading-edge IP solutions allow professionals to see more and make more informed decisions than ever. The WESCO Security Advisor e-newsletter shares news about some of the latest systems from WESCO CSC suppliers that support these functions—and more.
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IP Video Surveillance Market Forecasted at $57 Billion in 2020

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I am always looking for uplifting stories when I watch the news. I am waiting for the economy to take an upturn (and would like for there to be world peace). Perhaps I can’t get everything I am looking for, but I was thrilled when I read the new report published on SDM magazine’s website yesterday with forecast numbers for … Read More »

The Easy Button: Milestone’s New XProtect® NVR

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Last week I spent three hours with my grandmother labeling buttons on her Blu-Ray player, stereo, cable box and television. It was a step-by-step guide to watching her favorite movies and TV shows. She is the most organized person I know, but when it comes to technology, she needs an easy button. The transition to IP networks has been a … Read More »

WESCO CSC Receives U.S. Distributor of the Year Award from AXIS

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Last week at the Axis Channel Convergence Conference in San Diego, WESCO CSC was awarded U.S. Distributor of the Year for the second year in a row.  Axis Communication’s General Manager, Fredrik Nilsson, and Director of Sales, Larry Newman, presented the award to the WESCO CSC team in front of more than 300 attendees, including the top Axis distributors, integrators and technology partners. 
The award, … Read More »

Technology Meets Affordability with New Network Cameras from AXIS

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Outdoor-ready cameras are a crucial part of any security plan, as they are the first line of defense in protecting your most important assets. Technology in this arena has greatly advanced from analog cameras relying on CCTV software, to network cameras with a variety of options and advanced settings. As with most new products, more choices often mean more expense. … Read More »

Trust Hardened Ethernet Switches for Critical Infrastructure Security Systems

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Protecting critical infrastructure with a state-of-the-art IP surveillance system is one of the most essential security applications today. Securing these sites often means securing environmentally challenging and remote sites. These are circumstances that drive adoption of hardened, managed industrial Ethernet switches for security systems. Leading manufacturers like Garrettcom offer a wide array of configurable switches to match management, power, media, … Read More »

Terminology Tuesday: DVR, Hybrid DVR & NVR

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It’s time for another Terminology Tuesday and the topic du jour is on recording. I’m often asked about the difference between DVR, NVR and Hybrid DVR. Let’s start out with some basic definitions:
DVR = Digital Video Recorder, these recording devices capture video from analog cameras
NVR = Network Video Recorder, these devices are used in IP surveillance systems
Hybrid DVR = Has … Read More »

BICSI Accredited Webinar Sponsored by Axis Communications

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I hope you have been taking advantage of CSC’s BICSI accredited webinar series. Register now for the upcoming presentation from Axis Communications entitled “The Path to ESS Credentials & the Top 10 Transformative Technologies for Video Surveillance”. This session offers a comprehensive look at the technologies of greatest impact for both Physical and Cyber Security, with the core topics … Read More »

Axis Names CSC U.S. Distributor of the Year!

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Axis Communications held its annual Axis Channel Convergence Conference (ACCC) in Chicago this week and Wednesday night recognized Communications Supply Corporation as the United States Distributor of the Year. Presenter Frederik Nilsson, General Manager at Axis, presented this award to Dave Harney and Stu Unger from CSC, acknowledging  CSC’s commitment to service and exceptional growth over the past year. It is a great honor … Read More »