Quality Video Surveillance Systems Brands

May 29, 2014

video surveillance systemInvesting in a video surveillance system is a long-term commitment; therefore, you should do your research before you buy one. Get informed about the best brands and seek out expert advice. They are many different brands on the market, but only high quality surveillance systems, such as Pelco, ACTi and Samsung guarantees precise, secure, and clear video quality. In this article, we will tell you about the different manufacturers of quality video surveillance systems. This will help you make an informed decision before making that financial commitment. If you are still unable to make a decision, then our team of professionals in San Diego will help you choose the best quality video surveillance system that is right for your business.

Pelco Video Surveillance Systems

Pelco provides sophisticated video surveillance systems for businesses. Their video surveillance technology includes CCTV (Closed Circuit Television) and Video Analytics.

  • CCTV – Pelco closed circuit television infrared cameras detect unusual activity in and around your property. They are even able to detect intruders in bad weather conditions or poor lighting.
  • Video Analytics – Pelco video analytics uses high-end video surveillance systems to monitor and identify unusual activity. It automatically takes video clips when it detects intruders or unusual activity.

Pelco high-end video surveillance systems provide state of the art monitoring and detection. If you would like to purchase Pelco surveillance systems, contact us at our business in San Diego.

Samsung Electronics Video Surveillance Systems

Samsung electronics provides high-end video surveillance equipment, such as security cameras and monitors for commercial use.

  • Security Cameras – Samsung security cameras come in different shapes and sizes. They manufacture sleekly designed IP and Analog cameras, such as PTZ (Pan Tilt Zoom) cameras, Box cameras, Bullet cameras, and Fixed cameras.

  • Monitors – Samsung manufactures LED and LCD monitors in different sizes. You can get as small as a 17” or as large as a 40” monitor. It depends on your preference.

If you interested Samsung security cameras or monitors, our San Diego business will provide you more information about their video surveillance systems.

Pelco and Samsung are highly recommended brands, but ACTi and Clinton also provide high-end video surveillance systems that you can install to monitor your business.

Installing Video Surveillance Systems

May 22, 2014

Video Surveillance SystemsInstalling a video surveillance system in your business will protect your property from intruders, theft, and vandals. It also acts as a deterrent for criminals. But before you proceed, there are some basic things that you will need to do. You will need to buy the necessary components, perform the installation, and configure the equipment. If you do not have the slightest clue about how to get this done, our team of certified technicians in San Diego will not only guide you into the right direction, but we will also provide you with all the required video surveillance systems.

Video Surveillance System Components

Installing a video surveillance system in your business require some key components. Some of these include:

  • Power Supply Cables
  • Security Cameras
  • DVRs (Digital Video Recorders)

There are other components that you will need in the installation process, but these are the basic ones. If you are not sure about the additional components that you will need, let our San Diego AV business provide you with the additional components to install your video surveillance system.

Installation Process

The installation process is not easy, and you may need to seek expert advice to get the job done professionally, but if you would rather do the installation yourself, here are a few things that you should consider.

  • Wiring –You will need to drill holes and have all the wires (if you are going with wired equipment) run correctly through each hole.
  • Position Cameras –The security cameras need to be positioned at the right location. You may want to install the cameras at entryways and high traffic areas; for example.
  • Connecting Components –You will need to properly connect all the components together and make sure that they are working properly.

If you find that this is too much for you, then our team of certified technicians in San Diego will help you install your video surveillance systems in your business.

Configuring the Components

When you are done with the installation process you will need to configure the components to work with each other. Each component requires a specific configuration. Check all your components manuals to ensure that you are doing it correctly. If you are unsure, then contact us in San Diego and we will have your video surveillance system up and running in no time.


Surveillance Systems

September 11, 2013

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An intelligent video surveillance system is key to helping protect and operate your business. Gotuwired works closely with leading manufacturers to design smart systems for commercial entities such as offices, retail stores, public arenas, industrial facilities, government buildings, and schools. Our high-tech solutions can provide a necessary advantage to operating and protecting your business. Documenting events on video can assist when auditing activity for safety and customer traffic, allowing for more efficient workplace.

Security is more critical today than ever before, and video surveillance is a versatile solution to providing a watchful eye over the safety of visitors, employees and company assets. Our experts can design the right system to address your individual needs.

Video surveillance products can be used to provide real-time security in any situation. Surveillance cameras allow for remote viewing and monitoring across either an analog or IP network. The user is able to not only monitor the video feed but also control the cameras to pan or zoom as needed. DVR and NVR systems allow recording of video surveillance as well as storage of the data for playback and remote access from your Iphone, Android or PC..

Video Surveillance and CCTV Solutions

  • Fixed and PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom) cameras
  • Covert cameras
  • Legend and cyber-dome cameras
  • Rugged and wide dynamic range cameras
  • High-resolution cameras
  • CRT, flat panel and LCD monitors
  • Video switchers and controllers
  • Digital video recorders
  • IP solutions
  • Digital fiber solutions
  • Video analytics
  • Security consoles
  • Command centers
  • Data storage systems

GotUWired offers a wide variety of solutions for the video surveillance market in San Diego, including DVRs, NVRs, budget-friendly analog cameras, high-performance HD IP cameras, encoders and processors, power-over-ethernet solutions, and interface devices. Some of our most popular brands are Pelco, Acti, Arecont, Milestone and Axis.

Video Surveillance – Monitoring your Home and Business

March 27, 2012


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Protecting your home and family is the most important thing you can do. Though we know you can’t be there all the time, video surveillance can help you keep a watchful eye over your home, business, property and loved ones from wherever you might be. Video surveillance offers live-broadcast or recorded footage, and can be monitored from your television, computer, or mobile device. Features such as weather-resistance for outdoor surveillance, low-light recording, multiple cameras and wide-angle views are easier to use and more affordable than you might think, allowing almost anyone to create a top-notch home security system to fit their needs and budget.

With home video surveillance, you can keep vigil over sleeping and playing children from other rooms of the house, check who’s at the front door from safely inside, keep watch over nannies and other home staff while away, and monitor your home and outdoor premises, protecting against trespassers, vandals and burglars. You can watch multiple rooms at once on your television or remotely on your iPad, you can even get email notification when motion is detected. Scare off trespassers or get safely from your car to front door with a motion sensor flood cam, or discreetly watch over children, nannies and home workers with small, easily hidden cameras.

Surveillance Camera

Video surveillance can also be just as helpful when used in business applications.  Video surveillance is an absolute necessity for large retail companies.  Cameras watching the cash registers keep your employees honest and show you any suspicious activity.  Cameras watching the merchandise and doors will help you catch and prosecute any shoplifters.  Small companies can also benefit greatly from video surveillance.  It’s always good to know exactly who is entering and leaving your business at all times.

Don’t leave your security to chance. Video surveillance can protect against accidents and intruders alike. A live-broadcast camera for the nursery, children’s play area or swimming pool can be a life saver. Clear digital recorded footage can apprehend trespassers and aid in prosecution for greater protection. Make sure childcare workers are treating your kids with the care and compassion you expect. This all can be accomplished easily and affordably through the home video surveillance options available on today’s market.

WirePath Surveillance

March 27, 2012

WirePath Surveillance
Our favorite brand when it comes to surveillance is WirePath. Their wide variety of cameras and DVRs offer a great solution for any situation. They are perfect for both commercial and residential applications, and boast tons of technological features, probably the best being the ability to view both live and recorded feeds all from your favorite mobile device, such as an iPad or iPhone. They offer lots of storage space at a very affordable price, and you don’t have to be a computer whiz to use them.

Let’s start out with their cameras. There are over 10 models to choose from, so you can always find the best one for your situation. They also have some great features that most of the competition does not. Some of these features include backlight compensation and automatic contrast adjustment so the picture never gets distorted due to abnormal lighting conditions. These and many more features allow the WirePath cameras to be tailored to your needs, however specific they may be.

Like their cameras, the WirePath DVRs are a notch above the competition. They offer multiple DVRs ranging from 4-channels to 16-channels (cameras), so you never have to waste money on extra functionality and storage space that you aren’t going to use. They aren’t bulky and will blend in with all the other electronic equipment in your home. Of course, the DVRs also offer a huge slew of great features. One of their key features is their superior compression technology, meaning you can store way more footage and not have to sacrifice quality. They also offer email notifications. You can watch all your camera feeds at the same time using the WirePath mobile app. Of course you’re not going to be sitting around watching your WirePath camera feeds all the time, but you don’t have to. You can set your DVR to send you customized email notifications for whenever motion is detected in certain spots, alarm triggers, and system.

Home Automation: What It Can Do for You

May 3, 2011

This is a fascinating area that is, for some, a reality, but for many, something that borders on science fiction.

Automation, in all areas of life, usually does one of two things for you: save you time you can use productively, or provide you with convenience. There are all sorts of products out there to help you automate elements of your home, ranging from those that the average can afford and implement to those that cost as much as the house itself.

This article will help you to find out why home automation is worth bothering with or not, (depending on the conclusions you draw for yourself in this case).

1. Lighting

Lighting automation allow you to rig up your home to control your lights from a remote control panel inside the home, when you get to work only to realize you left everything on, or remotely for when you hop into bed and you remember that a light has been left on. And of course you can just as easily turn them all back on once you get home or before a bunch of guests arrive.

These are some reasons of why lighting has, by far, been the most popular and common use of home automation since it was a technically and financially viable option.

You can also have a preset for every mood. Most lighting automation systems give you control over light dimming. This is no breakthrough in itself, as dimming is a pretty commonplace thing, but combines that fact with the ability to create intricate profiles with different lights set at different levels through the house.

Of course, lighting control can’t stop at bulbs. There’s natural light to consider as well, and there are products available to help you control curtains, blinds and shades.

2. Home Theater

You may have taken part in a small part of home automation, if you’ve ever bought one of those programmable, all-in-one remotes. A lot of home automation hobbyists will have the most intricate remote programmings you’ve seen. But there’s also multi-zone audio to consider – the ability to select various speakers around the house through which to play audio from any given source, or even the ability to play from them all at once (or any combination thereof). If you’ve used AirTunes at home, you’re familiar with multi-zone audio, which provides one of the smoothest integration and operation experiences.

3. Security and Surveillance

An automated security system in your home provides a far more protective and much safer experience than traditional methods. You can have a motion sensor that sends you a text message if it notices movement when nobody is meant to be home, or if sensors on your windows sense the glass breaking. With cameras you can view over the Internet, you can ensure nobody is taking off with your HDTV.(or even keep an eye on the kids).

If your system includes intercom, you can have alarms played through all those speakers around the house, ensuring that everyone in the house is aware of danger. And as we said about lighting automation, you could have all the bulbs in your house switch off when you leave home; advanced systems even allow you to lock up all the doors and windows as you’re leaving at the same time.

If you’re going on holidays, you can use the old simulation of presence trick; getting your system to randomly play with your blinds, playing music and flicking lights on or off. You can sleep a little sounder knowing that your home is a little less likely to be broken into.

4. Air

You’re sitting at work in the air conditioning and you know it’s going to be a hot drive home. The last thing you want to do is get out of the hot car and into a hot house. With home automation you can get your air conditioner and a couple of fans going just as you take off for the day. Of course, the same thing applies to heating and ventilation, too.

Air conditioners are expensive beasts. If you’ve routinely caught someone in your home forgetting to turn the thing off and running up the electricity bill, use an automation system to shut your air conditioner off after a half hour’s use.

5. Communication

Intercom technology often falls into the home automation field. Intercom systems can assist in transmitting alarms right throughout the house; if you have trouble hearing the smoke alarm from your bedroom, this may just be what you need to keep alive for the rest of the year.

Hobbyists often like to have an intercom system right through the house, in every room. Intercom system also can be made accessible to your PDA or smartphone via wifi, and practically any device via the Internet.

Our productivity types like to have one source to go for everything – take the old one inbox rule, for instance. If you’re like that, you can have your intercom system routed into your phone so that you only have to speak into the one mouthpiece, avoiding the germs of other persons. I imagine this works best when there’s an intercom at the front gate; there’s not much use for intercom over the phone when it comes to in-house intercom.

What else in Home automation?

There’s still much more to home automation. There are systems for getting your pets fed on time, in case you’ve killed a rat or two due to negligence, and irrigation automation, in case you’re guilty of the same when it comes to plants. You can even have your percolator or espresso machine brewing fifteen minutes before your alarm goes off.

It is true that we can all live without this stuff. We have been for thousands of years. But these things can make life easier and more enjoyable, so they’re certainly worth considering if you’ve got the interest and the budget.