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New Leader Takes Helm Of Navy’s Unmanned Aviation Program

Unmanned Combat Air System Office Manages X-47B, Other Aircraft Systems The Department of the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System Program Office (PMA-268) welcomed a new leader during a change of command ceremony Oct. 17 where Navy Capt. Beau Duarte, replaced Capt. Jaime Engdahl as PMA-268’s program manager. More than 300 guests attended the ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD’s Air …

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The Critical Security Controls – SANS

Twenty critical security controls for effective cyber defense and audit guidelines courtesy of the SANS Institute.

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City’s video surveillance whiz a thief, troopers say

— SUNBURY — Four years after Sunbury received and spent 0,000 on a surveillance system, city officials learned the former policeman hired to coordinate the project was arrested in April on felony theft charges, leaving some leaders unsure of where the video cameras are located, what they are capturing and whether police can view images in real time.

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New Leader Takes Helm Of Navy’s Unmanned Aviation Program

Unmanned Combat Air System Office Manages X-47B, Other Aircraft Systems The Department of the Navy's Unmanned Combat Air System Program Office (PMA-268) welcomed a new leader during a change of command ceremony Oct. 17 where Navy Capt. Beau Duarte, replaced Capt. Jaime Engdahl as PMA-268’s program manager. More than 300 guests attended the ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD’s Air …

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Learn what CCTV surveillance camera is best for your home

Bryan answers David from McComb, MS, question about what cctv camera is best for residential video surveillance. Learn the answers to your CCTV questions at …


Jesus asked What are the differences between surveillance systems?

I need a surveillance system for an 18 wheeler parking lot expanding for about 5 acres in a semi perfect rectangle, and also for a small home….. BUT IM CONFIUSED. 8-(

What is the difference in the surveillance systems as far as quality, brands and the type of the system in general.


And got the following answer:

Many of the surveillance systems are set up as 4 to 16 camera systems for monitoring a business or home setting. For a parking lot you are going to want a camera that can operate in a variety of lighting and weather conditions and I would recommend the speed dome camera which is ideal for this type of surveillance or the low light outdoor bullet camera. We at Best Protection offer a variety of cameras and would be glad to answer your questions-please contact us at 863-514-3708 and visit our sites at Best Protection: and Best Protection/Surveillance: Good luck on your venture and let us know if we can help you in any way.

kochang_tu asked hello! does anyone know how much will it cost to install a complete hardware and software surveillance system?

i am thinking about to install a surveillance system for my factory, i want to know how much will it cost to install a single unit, by knowing this, i can calculate the total cost of a complete system. The functions better including tracking and recognition. please provide your ideas as many as possibile!
for surveillance system I mean, CCTV Video Surveillance System, the one with Cameras and recorders….in this case, the software must be able to do tracking and recognition…. tks!

And got the following answer:

Most tracking surveillance systems are unreliable, mainly because there are usually a lot of things going on in the background if it’s outside or indoors. I’ve seen them continuously move with the swaying of trees, leaves, and pets. The expense in the equipment for tracking and recognition is huge and still unreliable.

If it’s for a factory, I would go with the latest H.264 DVR and high definition cameras. The H.264 system will allow for the high definition recording and save you about 1/2 the storage space as the older compression technologies. This is the same technology the Blu-Ray Disc and High Definition DVDs are now using. The price of these systems have gone down significantly in the past couple of years.

I know offers low cost high definition H.264 systems. Go with a camera over 540 TVL and make sure the DVR can RECORD this high definition, most systems can only VIEW live at high definition. Also, make sure to get something that records at 30fps on EVERY channel. A lot will do 30fps / # of channels.

Don’t skimp on price and I’m sure you will fine a great surveillance system.
The DVR is the most important part, make sure to get a good processing technology. Texas Instruments or Motorola BlackFin are excellent!

I’m confident you can get one of the best 4 Channel DVRs for under $1,500. Again, do not skimp on price. The surveillance system industry is like most, you get what you pay for. I’ve purchased 4 Channel DVRs for as low as $250, that stopped working for the customer after a months time.

asked What surveillance system to choose for a Jewelry store within a mall?

We are opening up a fine jewelry store in our local mall and was open to several suggestions as to which surveillance system to go with? We were looking at 16 camera systems, preferably with internet-monitoring capability. Thank you for your advice.

And got the following answer:

There’s a company called that sells a system that uses a computer as the dvr. I’ve built systems for a couple of businesses using them, and they like em a lot. They’re very cost effective.

mwarrenmt asked What is the best Digital Surveillance System for a small business?

Well I own a veterinary clinic and we have been broken into 2 times.

We already have locks and everything, but I want a digital Surveillance System that has 4 Cameras to it and that I can access the video from HOME…

What are some price ranges? Links to websites?
Whats the best for me?

And got the following answer:

I suggest getting a wireless camera. Because there are no wires attached to it, it’s discreet and people wont think you even have a security camera attached in you shop. Check this out

laidback_8 asked How can i use a long distance Surveillance system to watch house across state?

I want to know how I can set up a long distance Surveillance System to view across state. If I live in louisiana and I have a vacation home in Fl Keys how can I set up a camera surveillance system in my home in the keys so that I can monitor it from here in louisiana, is that possible?

And got the following answer:

There are many surveillance cameras that are compatible with the web. You can watch your house from any computer using something like this. Even include audio if you want. Some systems are very inexpensive. Check the links below.

DavidO asked How can I fix my wireless home surveillance system to not interfere with my Lynksys wireless access point?

Every time I connect my wireless home surveillance system I cannot connect to the internet. I have to unplug the power to the camera so that I can connect to the internet. Some how I need to change the frequency levels on aether my Lynksys access point or on the security camera. The Lynksys is connected to the router and the camera to the wireless receiver. how can I fix this issue?

And got the following answer:

Its not necessary to change the frequency – just the channel within the frequency.There are a total of 11 channels available. Its probably easier to change the linksys than muck around with the surveillance system.To get to the router, you just type its IP address into an internet browser’s address line (probably best done with the security system off, or plugged in to the router with a cable to prevent getting kicked out!). Once you have logged into the router I believe for most linksys units you can find the settings for channel on the wireless tab at the top of the home page. Once changed and saved, restart the computer and scan for your wireless network. You should then be able to reconnect to your router’s new settings. If you run into trouble, linksys’ website has help specific to each model and version number.

asked I need a good surveillance system- 16 cameras, that’s hooked up to two monitors showing two different views?

I need someone’s help finding the right surveillance system. It should have 12-16 cameras, about 500tvl or better cameras. A DVR system that is digitally watermarked. And it should be able to display 8 views on one monitor, and 16 views on the other. This is for a business. Please help if you’re educated in this field. Thank you!

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Not all DVRs and security equipment are created equal, in fact there are many options that offer varying performance much like the automobile industry. In the world of DVRs you can find the equivalent of a $10,000 Kia and a $350,000 Ferrari and everything in between. Both have 4 wheels and windshield but that where the similarities end, it’s under the hood that counts. Just like any other consumer electronic in the end you get what you pay for.

I suggest you buy a PC based DVR has they have more processing power and normally have a much smaller file size and offer more features then Standalone DVR’s. I know many people buy a cheap standalone DVR, only to upgrade to a PC based in 6 months especially when they are using it to manage a store remotely. Also PC based allows you to record up to 64 cameras where a standalone will have a limit of 16.

Many people have the misconception that a PC-Based DVR is simply an off-the-shelf PC with video capture (encoder) cards, display (decoder) cards and some generic OEM software. A true DVR requires years of research and development to facilitate the seamless integration of both the hardware and software. DVRs are highly complex systems that must run 24/7, processing millions of images per day. This makes consumer-level hardware inadequate for DVRs which is why Ascendent uses custom-built PCs with performance-level hardware.

My personal favorite DVR is Ascendent X4 series: Ascendent’s Tri-Fusion Hybrid Platform allows for the creation of a true hybrid surveillance system by utilizing the advantages of Analog, Megapixel, and IP technologies for unparalleled customization and expandability. I am working on government projects and use Ascendent cameras and DVR because the offer superior performance and cost less then comparable brands like bosh, Honeywell and pelco.

The X4 also uses the latest H.264/SVC codec offer video substantially better quality,. While its file size sizes is 30% smaller than MPEG-4, 60% smaller than MPEG-2, and exponentially smaller than MJPEG.

File size is crucial to streaming because most DVR’s on the market record at real time performance (30FPS per channel) so on a 4CH is trying to send 120, 8CH 240, and a 16CH 480 images per second which requires way too much bandwidth even for the most extreme internet connections.

The smaller the files size the more images are able to be sent, and the faster they can be processed improving both FPS and speed. File size is the heart of any DVR and goes far beyond just its streaming capabilities, as it also determines the recording storage time, how much you can back up at once, how fast it renders and searches video. The file size of a DVR impacts the performance of the DVR in just about every aspect from speed to longevity and is often the most important spec of any DVR.

If you are buying a DVR and streaming is a high priority I suggest you ask for a demo and connect to the DVR to make sure it is able to stream fast enough for your needs. Most DVRs say they have remote viewing but it is often too slow and laggy to be of any use especially if it is a standalone. Some good DVR brands that I recommend are Bosch, Pelco, Honeywell and Ascendent. These brands are what security professionals use.

I recommend Ascendent as they are cheaper then bosch and pelco and offer better performance but any of these 3 brands will work well. (Go here and click view x4 power point to view the DVR im talking about)

Also Ascendent has live chat on there website and can help you design a system.