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Video Entry

I have been installing some very reliable video entry systems over the years, however in the last couple years I have settled down with just one manufacturer. That manufacturer is GVI, which is the commercial video division of Sam Sung®. That is not to say that there are not several other manufacturers with outstanding features, it is just that I came to favor the Sam Sung® line. One of the primary reasons I like GVI is that there technical support is second to none. Once you have all the cables installed, properly installed your connectors and mounted the equipment, they can easily tweak the settings and have you up and running with your surveillance video system.

Security Surveillance Systems

There was a time when these systems were only referred to as security surveillance systems. That time has long sense passed as many of a home’s cameras are focused in on locations dealing only with family matters. A few examples of those types of locations are:

  • Front gate or front door for video entry capability
  • Swimming pool area to keep an eye on children
  • Babies’ room
  • Family room area
  • Back yard around the BBQ pit

So now a typical system has cameras focused in on areas of security while other cameras are there solely to enhance the family lifestyle. In any case the technology today is state-of-the-art and very reliable. In fact, the images from all the cameras on one screen, or one camera image full screen are available on a local monitor, local computer monitor, or any computer monitor in the world.

Old News

Now that I have told you what I have been doing let me just say frankly all that is old news. The technology with all the manufacturers has taken a giant leap forward in the last six months and GVI is out in front in my opinion. Of course, IP cameras have been around for a few years now, but many companies like mine have steered away from installing digital systems for a number of technical reasons.

I won’t go into all the technical challenges at this time, but the biggest one in my opinion was the difficulty in having the main equipment be able to identify the Internet address of each camera. This was especially true if the main frame and the camera manufacturers were different.

Like I say all that is old news because Sam Sung® GCI® has introduced AutoIP™ which is an IP Video Management System that takes the hassle out of networking. It does this by automatically detecting and configuring cameras and devices, making installation and use easier than it’s ever been.

The unit includes pre-installed autoIP™ software that is licensed for up to 8 cameras. Each appliance has a 3-Year ProSupport warranty that includes complete protection on all components and on-site technical support. A 3-year software service plan further protects the investment by including unlimited software technical support and free autoIP™ feature upgrades. The autoIP™ NVR solutions are designed to reduce installation time and maintenance costs of network video systems.

How Advanced is New Technology?

OK, so I have explained that this is the latest reliable technology available in Local/Remote Video Surveillance systems, but let me go further and explain why and to what degree it is advanced. Well, first of all it is much easier to install than traditional surveillance systems. The is no more need for running additional power cables to each camera because now the technology allows for video camera power to run on the same Cat5e which carries data. These systems don’t require coaxial cable.

The second and arguably the most important degree of improvement is the much greater clarity in the camera video image. In traditional color analog cameras about the best available was 550 lines of resolution. Now the resolution is over 1000. Not only that, now you can also purchase Megapixel cameras which are out of this world in how far out they can reach to provide you a perfect picture.

Bug’s Behind at 100 Yards

So before I get to far down the road in explaining all this new technology I should interject that this is not your Momma’s video surveillance system. The system is more expensive and the cameras, especially the megapixel cameras, are also costly. If I did list old style equipment and cameras, the price would be about 20 to 25% less. However, with the difference in cable cost and labor, that 25% doesn’t seem nearly as large. The Megapixel cameras are reasonably more expensive, but they can see a bug’s behind at 100 yards.

24-7 Digital Recording

In addition, the typical system these days is recording twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Each camera’s images are recorded every second, or to save on hard drive space some are set in a motion detection mode. In other words, when armed in this mode, the images are not being recorded except in the case of movement where movement is not expected. A good example of that would be an infrared camera in the garage. During the night no movement is expected in the garage. If and when the camera picks up movement the images are recorded for a specified amount of time.

Control The Cost

The keys to this and any other video entry / lifestyle & security video system are capability and cost. The absolute best way to control these issues is to install the system yourself. I help by providing lots of FREE information on this and other related home electronics systems like my 10 Video Mini Course. I invite you to follow me on my BLOG, sign up for my bi-monthly Newsletter, and view my ever increasing list of How to Install videos.

In addition, I have written an eBook on How to Install Security & Lifestyle Video. In the book you will receive step by step instructions on installing the system which integrates with the Security & Home Automation controller I have been installing for years.

Installing Multiple Technologies?

It has been my experience that when people are considering one technology for their new or remodeled home, they are likely considering other technologies as well. I make available a FREE eBook on How to Install Modern Home Electronics. Download the free copy and it will give you an overview of several systems which are commonly installed in homes.

If on the other hand you want to bypass the more capable and costly video entry systems and just purchase a simple telephone integrated video entry system, I have a product site where you can pick a system and have it shipped to you within days.

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2 Responsesto “Video Entry”

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  5. […] was a time when these systems were only referred to as security surveillance systems. That time has long sense ended as many of a home’s cameras are focused in on locations […]

  6. […] Selecting camera locations is not so much an art as it is a common sense visual practice. After all, just what is it we are proposing to accomplish by installing a surveillance system? Of course, we want to be able to see the bad guys and with any luck bag some video of them to turn over to the police. In addition, more recently people also want to bag video related to their lifestyle. […]

  7. Laurie says:

    Wow!
    so that’s what you do behind locked doors. Very impressive body of work!

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  10. […] My goal for this informational article was to properly explain the difference between the old and the new surveillance video technology. Hopefully I have achieved my goal so that you take away the knowledge that the new systems are easier to install and once installed provide a much higher degree of video clarity. Yes they cost a little more, but that only matters if you completely discount the value of your time. You can get Glenn Bell’s FREE 10 Video Mini Course on http://www.home-automation-online.com/blog/security-lifestyle-surveillance-video/%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9D”>Surveillance Video and how to install electronics in homes. Glenn also provides a free eBook about Video Entry […]

  11. […] My goal for this informational article was to properly explain the difference between the old and the new surveillance video technology. Hopefully I have achieved my goal so that you take away the knowledge that the new systems are easier to install and once installed provide a much higher degree of video clarity. Yes they cost a little more, but that only matters if you completely discount the value of your time. You can get Glenn Bell’s FREE 10 Video Mini Course on http://www.home-automation-online.com/blog/security-lifestyle-surveillance-video/%C3%A2%C2%80%C2%9D”>Surveillance Video and how to install electronics in homes. Glenn also provides a free eBook about Video Entry […]

  12. […] My goal for this informational article was to properly explain the difference between the old and the new surveillance video technology. Hopefully I have achieved my goal so that you take away the knowledge that the new systems are easier to install and once installed provide a much higher degree of video clarity. Yes they cost a little more, but that only matters if you completely discount the value of your time. You can get Glenn Bell’s FREE 10 Video Mini Course on Surveillance Video and how to install electronics in homes. Glenn also provides a free eBook about Video Entry […]

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