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Cannabis Farms and New Security Laws Marijuana is the fastest growing market in the United States. In 2014, cannabis sales amounted to $2.7 billion. Nearly half of that was in California and a third in Colorado, meaning over 80% of those billions came from the markets of just two states. It’s a giant, giant business…

One of the specifications camera purchasers often see are the IP and IK protection ratings. These are indicators of how ‘protected’ the camera is from various elements. Most often, you will see these technicalities presented as “weatherproof” or “vandalproof.” But what do the actual numbers mean? IP is actually constituted by two conjoined numbers –…

Video compression technology tends to see leaps and bounds in advancements. MPEG-2 video encoding standard (H.262) carried us through the 1990s, Advanced Video Coding (AVC, H.264) arrived in the mid-2000s, and now we are seeing High Efficiency Video Coding (HVEC), more commonly known as its codec H.265. Thus far, testing has shown “substantial coding efficiency…

Glossary of Terms Analog: Analog refers to CCTV – in common parlance this is the older technology in cameras where as digital refers to the new technology. In reference to CCTV, this refers to systems and components that use the standard NTSC/PAL composite video formats. Digital refers to devices that use pixel formats. The definitions…

  Try to say these ten times fast: HD-CCTV, HD-SDI, HD-CVI, HD-TVI, HD-AHD! Not easy, right? HD-CCTV (High Definition-Closed Circuit Television) is CCTV’s answer to the IP camera’s high definition image quality. This technology can transmit uncompressed high-definition video over point-to-point coaxial cables. The biggest benefit we saw at the advent of HD-CCTV was the…