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COVID-19 Update

At Gs Global Security, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and are putting in place measures to protect the health and safety of the public and team members.We are focused on delivering the reliable and high-quality products that re sellers and installers rely on. And we’ve put in place the people and the resources necessary to continue to deliver for clients throughout this COVID-19 situation.As the situation evolves, we will keep you informed of any...

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How a CCTV Camera Produces an Image

BackgroundHave you ever stopped to think about how exactly a camera is able to capture and display an image? Many types of cameras are available today, from the camera found in your smartphone, car backup camera, DSLR camera, or CCTV cameras. It's easy to just accept that these cameras work, and take for granted exactly how these devices can turn a bunch of light photons into picture. Today, we're going to discuss in detail how a typical surveillance camera is able to capture and display...

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SMR (Shingled Magnetic Recording) Hard Drive vs Traditional Hard Drive

Surveillance Hard Drive Advantage

IntroductionThe ability to record video surveillance footage and playback at a later time is a key feature in any video surveillance system. In the past, this was accomplished by using a video tape recorder and storing the recording on cassette tapes. Today, most security systems have switched over to storing the information digitally on a hard drive.Hard Disk Drives (abrv. HDD) are a critical component is any video surveillance system. Without an HDD, only a live view of the...

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Uniview Bracket + Accessories Guide

Uniview IPC Accessories Guide   Uniview-IPC-Accessories-Installation-Guide-2019Q3Click here for full PDF downloadBrowse all available brackets and accessories on our website!ReferencesThe original version of the PDF can be located at Uniview's website: http://www.uniview.com/Support/Download_Center/Product_Installation/Other/All credit for creating the Uniview Bracket guide goes to Zhejiang Uniview Technologies. Feel free to visit their website for up to date information on the latest Unview products.

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Understanding – Camera Sensor

BackgroundWhat the heck is a camera sensor anyways? If you’re reading this article, you probably already understand how camera resolution affects the image quality. What is less commonly understood however, is how camera image sensor size affects the final image quality. Today we’re going to explain exactly how image sensors work, and how that translates to what you see on the camera.Camera Image SensorsCameras work by focusing light through a lens onto an image sensor. An image sensor contains millions...

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Uniview’s First Multi-sensor Camera Now Available

IPC8542ER5-DUG Multi-Sensor CameraUniview is one of the top surveillance camera manufacturers worldwide. Currently, they are the 4th largest video surveillance equipment manufacturer on the global market. With a large percentage of their revenue re-invested into R&D, Uniview continues to produce innovative video surveillance equipment. Finally, they have come to market with their first multi-sensor camera, the IPC8542ER5-DUG. This is the first product in Uniview’s new ‘OmniView’ series of panoramic cameras.SpecificationsThe IPC8542ER5 multi-sensor camera consists of 4x2MP 1/1.8” imagers. This...

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Uniview Introduces New Mini-PTZ Network Camera

Uniview Mini-PTZ AvailableAs one of the world’s leading security camera manufacturers, Uniview continues to push the industry forward with innovate new products. We are proud to carry and distributor all the latest technology from Uniview, including their latest Mini-PTZ camera, IPC6412LR3-X5P.Easy to Setup and InstallOne of the best-selling features for their new Mini-PTZ is the ease of installation. Their new camera features a sleek dome-design which allows for a variety of mounting options, such as ceiling mounted, wall mounted, or even desk...

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Todaair Wireless AP Testing

BackgroundFor the vast majority of networking projects, a wired connect is both the most desirable, and the most cost-effective solution. However, a wired solution is not possible in every situation. Sometimes you will run into a project where you must include some type of wireless networking equipment. This is where the Todaair Wireless Access Point can be used.As one of the leading manufacturers for wireless networking products worldwide, Todaair has a history of producing reliable, powerful, and economical equipment....

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All About ONVIF

What is ONVIF?ONVIF is an acronym for Open Network Video Interface Forum. ONVIF was founded in 2008 by a collaborative effort between Axis Communications, Bosch Security Systems, and Sony Corporation. It is a standardized protocol for different network devices to transmit data to one another. The ONVIF specification ensures compatibility between IP-based security products.Why the ONVIF specification matter?Any device which conforms to the ONVIF specification will be able to send and receive data to any other ONVIF conforming device....

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Uniview Starlight Camera Showdown!

BackgroundAs the world moves towards increased video surveillance, we are seeing constant innovation from the CCTV manufacturers. One of the latest and most exciting trends has been the improved low-light or 'starlight' sensors. Because the majority of crimes occur at night, it is important to improve the cameras' image quality in dark conditions.Two major manufacturers: Hikvision and Uniview, have released their low-light camera series. Hikvision released their darkfighter cameras in 2015, and published a white paper on the topic...

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