Using IP Security Cameras at Child Care Centers

Why Child Care Centers Need Security Cameras There is nothing in this world that parents care more about than their children.  Making sure that they are safe and happy is their biggest concern.  This is easier to accomplish when they are at home with them, but what about when they are left to the care …

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The Montavue MTZ2030-IR with Starlight Technology

IP PTZ Cameras With Starlight Technology One of the largest advancements in night vision technology in recent years is the advent of starlight technology.  This is achieved with Sony Starvis sensor technology.  The Starvis is essentially a larger, more sensitive image sensor with video analytics to enhance performance and reduce “noise”.  Noise is what you …

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Issues With Wireless Security Cameras

How Reliable are Wireless IP Security Cameras? With the advent of wireless technology, everything was supposed to get easier.  It makes sense, doing away with hardwired devices and connecting everything via wireless signals should make everything more accessible and easier to install.  While this is true in most cases, wireless technology still has some important …

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Should I Use a PoE Switch?

Using a PoE Switch With IP Security Camera Systems If you are looking into purchasing an IP security camera system, chances are that you have come across the term power over ethernet (PoE).  PoE simply means that power is being transmitted in the ethernet cable in addition to data.  This technology has changed to market …

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What Makes a Good Security Camera System

What to Look for in an IP Surveillance System The internet is flooded with ideas and opinions of what makes a good IP security camera system.  At Montavue we have done endless hours of research and studying to learn what is most important to our customers.  We quickly realized that everyone’s situations and needs are …

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HD IP Security Cameras with Audio Recording

Common Uses for Audio Security Cameras The majority of IP security cameras that are available on the market do not have audio capabilities.  This is because the majority of security camera applications do not require audio recording.  Most of the time a high quality video, like you get from Montavues’ 2K and 4K security cameras, …

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Why Your Restaurant Needs a Security Camera System

Benefits of a Security Camera System in Dining Establishments Keeping a restaurant running and profitable is a very difficult venture to do in today’s modern competitive and cutthroat business environment.  It is estimated that 80% of all new restaurants fail within five years. Think about how many restaurants have came and gone wherever you live, …

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Protect Your IP Camera Connections from Moisture

Tips for Preventing Water Damage to Your Connections One of the most common reasons for camera failure is moisture getting into the ethernet connection between the camera and cat5 cable. Since power is being supplied through this cable you can imagine the damage that this can cause to your security cameras. It can cause corrosion on the metal …

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What to Consider When Buying a Security Camera System

What Kind of Surveillance System is Right for Me? So, you have decided to get a home surveillance system.  Now what do you do to make sure you are getting the right one for your needs?  The first step is to decide if you should get an analog (DVR) or IP (NVR) system.  In most …

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Quick Tips for Home Security

Quick tips for securing your home Protecting your home can be an arduous task. There are many things to consider and you may have a lot of questions. Luckily our friends over at Redfin have asked some of the top experts in the industry to answer the most pressing questions regarding home security. You can find …

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Using IP Security Cameras at Child Care Centers

By Jason Black | Mar 14, 2019

Why Child Care Centers Need Security Cameras There is nothing in this world that parents care more about than their children.  Making sure that they are safe and happy is their biggest concern.  This is easier to accomplish when they are at home with them, but what about when they are left to the care …

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The Montavue MTZ2030-IR with Starlight Technology

By Jason Black | Mar 8, 2019

IP PTZ Cameras With Starlight Technology One of the largest advancements in night vision technology in recent years is the advent of starlight technology.  This is achieved with Sony Starvis sensor technology.  The Starvis is essentially a larger, more sensitive image sensor with video analytics to enhance performance and reduce “noise”.  Noise is what you …

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Issues With Wireless Security Cameras

By Jason Black | Mar 7, 2019

How Reliable are Wireless IP Security Cameras? With the advent of wireless technology, everything was supposed to get easier.  It makes sense, doing away with hardwired devices and connecting everything via wireless signals should make everything more accessible and easier to install.  While this is true in most cases, wireless technology still has some important …

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Should I Use a PoE Switch?

By Jason Black | Mar 1, 2019

Using a PoE Switch With IP Security Camera Systems If you are looking into purchasing an IP security camera system, chances are that you have come across the term power over ethernet (PoE).  PoE simply means that power is being transmitted in the ethernet cable in addition to data.  This technology has changed to market …

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What Makes a Good Security Camera System

By Jason Black | Feb 26, 2019

What to Look for in an IP Surveillance System The internet is flooded with ideas and opinions of what makes a good IP security camera system.  At Montavue we have done endless hours of research and studying to learn what is most important to our customers.  We quickly realized that everyone’s situations and needs are …

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HD IP Security Cameras with Audio Recording

By Jason Black | Feb 26, 2019

Common Uses for Audio Security Cameras The majority of IP security cameras that are available on the market do not have audio capabilities.  This is because the majority of security camera applications do not require audio recording.  Most of the time a high quality video, like you get from Montavues’ 2K and 4K security cameras, …

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Why Your Restaurant Needs a Security Camera System

By Jason Black | Feb 21, 2019

Benefits of a Security Camera System in Dining Establishments Keeping a restaurant running and profitable is a very difficult venture to do in today’s modern competitive and cutthroat business environment.  It is estimated that 80% of all new restaurants fail within five years. Think about how many restaurants have came and gone wherever you live, …

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Protect Your IP Camera Connections from Moisture

By Jason Black | Feb 19, 2019

Tips for Preventing Water Damage to Your Connections One of the most common reasons for camera failure is moisture getting into the ethernet connection between the camera and cat5 cable. Since power is being supplied through this cable you can imagine the damage that this can cause to your security cameras. It can cause corrosion on the metal …

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What to Consider When Buying a Security Camera System

By Jason Black | Feb 18, 2019

What Kind of Surveillance System is Right for Me? So, you have decided to get a home surveillance system.  Now what do you do to make sure you are getting the right one for your needs?  The first step is to decide if you should get an analog (DVR) or IP (NVR) system.  In most …

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Quick Tips for Home Security

By Gary Zito | Feb 18, 2019

Quick tips for securing your home Protecting your home can be an arduous task. There are many things to consider and you may have a lot of questions. Luckily our friends over at Redfin have asked some of the top experts in the industry to answer the most pressing questions regarding home security. You can find …

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How to Capture License Plate Numbers

By Jason Black | Feb 8, 2019

Tips for Capturing License Plates One of the most common reasons that people are looking for a security camera system is to record vehicles on or near their property.  Many times people will want to be able to clearly read the license plates of these vehicles. This makes sense as knowing the license plate number …

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Recreational Marijuana Surveillance Regulations

By Jason Black | Feb 1, 2019

Getting the Right Security System for Your Shop or Grow Operation Since 1996, when California became the first state to allow medical marijuana, the legal cannabis business has been growing.  Since 2012, when Colorado and Washington legalized recreational marijuana, the business has been booming. There are now ten states (Colorado, Nevada, Washington, California, Oregon, Alaska, …

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Varifocal vs Fixed Lens Security Cameras

By Jason Black | Jan 31, 2019

Do I Need a Varifocal Lens Security Camera? Most surveillance camera systems these days are going to use fixed lens cameras, but you may have come across several varifocal lens cameras and are wondering if they might be the right choice for your system.  At the most basic level, a varifocal lens will zoom in …

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Security NVR vs DVR

By Jason Black | Jan 23, 2019

Should I Buy an NVR or DVR? You may be wondering what the difference between a DVR (digital video recorder) and an NVR (network video recorder) is.  At a very basic level, they differ in how the data is processed and how the cameras are connected to the recorder. With a DVR, the cameras are …

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How Can Security Cameras Improve Your Business?

By Jason Black | Jan 16, 2019

What Can I Gain From a Business Surveillance System? In today’s modern business world, owners and managers need to do everything they can to make their companies efficient and safe.  Oftentimes, a simple adjustment or addition can make work much more efficient without having to invest a large amount of time or money.  We are …

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Benefits of an Auto-Tracking 4MP PTZ Camera in IP Systems

By Jason Black | Jan 11, 2019

Should I Use an Auto-Tracking PTZ Camera in my IP System?   If you are serious about your home or business surveillance system, chances are that you have looked into a camera with the auto-tracking IVS (intelligent video surveillance) feature. Let’s take a look at why you would want this as part of your system. …

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Security Camera Junction Boxes, what are they and why you should use them

By Gary Zito | Oct 17, 2018

What is a Security Camera Junction Box? When installing security cameras outdoors most people look for a camera that is IP67 rated. This ensures that the camera can stand up to rain and temperature fluctuations. While this ensures that the camera itself will stand up to the elements it does little to ensure that the cameras cable …

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Surveillance Grade Hard Drives Vs. Desktop hard drives

By Gary Zito | Aug 2, 2018

Why Do I Need A Surveillance Grade Hard Drive? You may be questioning whether you really need a surveillance grade hard drive for your NVR. I mean is there really that much of a difference? How is it different? Why can’t I just use any old hard drive? Whats so special about a surveillance grade …

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What is H.265 and why you need it

By Gary Zito | Jul 26, 2018

H.265 vs. H.264 Recent advances in surveillance camera technology have yielded higher resolutions, higher bit rates, and better video quality overall. These increases in image quality also mean a significant increase in file sizes. This can create a hidden cost because of the extra storage now needed to handle the larger file sizes. These costs …

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THE TOP 3 MOST USEFUL SECURITY CAMERA FEATURES

By Gary Zito | Jul 18, 2018

THE TOP 3 MOST USEFUL SECURITY CAMERA FEATURES Security camera systems are arguably one of the most effective tools for securing your property. Just the visible presence of a camera has been proven to deter criminal activity. However not all security cameras are made equal. Some surveillance cameras have certain features that will increase your …

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