What Makes a Great IP Security Camera Company?

Montavue vs the Competition When you have decided that you want to add an IP security camera system to your home or business you are faced with a very important decision.  Who should I buy the cameras from?  In this article we are going to go over some key factors that you should consider when …

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3 Tips to Prevent Package Theft

How to Stop “Porch Pirates” From Getting to You With the rise of e-commerce and the growth of giants like Amazon, ordering everything online and having it shipped to your house has become the norm.  An unfortunate side effect of this has been package theft. This is where someone will go around and steal unattended …

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The Five Most Important IP Security Camera Features/Specs

Choosing the Best IP Camera for Your Needs When trying to decide what IP cameras to get you may feel overwhelmed with the amount of information available, trust us we understand!!!  So to help simplify it we have compiled a list of the five most important features or specs to look into when choosing your …

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Ingress Protection and Vandal Resistance Ratings

What do the IP and IK Ratings Mean for Security Cameras? The majority of home and business security camera systems are going to need some cameras to be mounted outside.  Before buying them you will want to check the Ingress Protection Rating on them.  This rating will tell you how well the camera will perform …

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Bullet vs Dome Security Cameras

What Style of Security Camera is Right for Me? So you have decided that you want to get a security camera system for your home or business, now you need to decide on the right one.  One of the decisions you will be faced with is what style of security cameras will work best for …

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Do I Need an IP PTZ Camera?

Features and Benefits of PTZ Security Cameras If you are considering getting an IP security system or adding cameras to the one you already have, chances are that you have looked into getting a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera.  These cameras are the most versatile security cameras available as they can do much more than their fixed …

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What to Look for When Buying 4K IP Security Cameras

Advantages of 4K Security Cameras Over the last several years 4K resolution has become the industry standard when talking about security cameras and systems.  Technology has made it easy for consumers to enjoy 4K resolution video surveillance at their homes and businesses.  When they were first released, 4K security cameras cost much more than many …

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Tips for Saving Hard Drive Space

How to Get the Most out of Your HDD One of the most common questions that we get asked is, how many days of recordings will I get before the hard drive starts rewriting itself?  This question is tough to answer since every situation is different based on what the cameras are seeing, scene complexity, …

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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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What Makes a Great IP Security Camera Company?

By Jason Black | Jul 2, 2019

Montavue vs the Competition When you have decided that you want to add an IP security camera system to your home or business you are faced with a very important decision.  Who should I buy the cameras from?  In this article we are going to go over some key factors that you should consider when …

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3 Tips to Prevent Package Theft

By Jason Black | May 16, 2019

How to Stop “Porch Pirates” From Getting to You With the rise of e-commerce and the growth of giants like Amazon, ordering everything online and having it shipped to your house has become the norm.  An unfortunate side effect of this has been package theft. This is where someone will go around and steal unattended …

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The Five Most Important IP Security Camera Features/Specs

By Jason Black | May 14, 2019

Choosing the Best IP Camera for Your Needs When trying to decide what IP cameras to get you may feel overwhelmed with the amount of information available, trust us we understand!!!  So to help simplify it we have compiled a list of the five most important features or specs to look into when choosing your …

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Ingress Protection and Vandal Resistance Ratings

By Jason Black | May 9, 2019

What do the IP and IK Ratings Mean for Security Cameras? The majority of home and business security camera systems are going to need some cameras to be mounted outside.  Before buying them you will want to check the Ingress Protection Rating on them.  This rating will tell you how well the camera will perform …

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Bullet vs Dome Security Cameras

By Jason Black | May 8, 2019

What Style of Security Camera is Right for Me? So you have decided that you want to get a security camera system for your home or business, now you need to decide on the right one.  One of the decisions you will be faced with is what style of security cameras will work best for …

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Do I Need an IP PTZ Camera?

By Jason Black | May 1, 2019

Features and Benefits of PTZ Security Cameras If you are considering getting an IP security system or adding cameras to the one you already have, chances are that you have looked into getting a pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ) camera.  These cameras are the most versatile security cameras available as they can do much more than their fixed …

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What to Look for When Buying 4K IP Security Cameras

By Jason Black | Apr 30, 2019

Advantages of 4K Security Cameras Over the last several years 4K resolution has become the industry standard when talking about security cameras and systems.  Technology has made it easy for consumers to enjoy 4K resolution video surveillance at their homes and businesses.  When they were first released, 4K security cameras cost much more than many …

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Tips for Saving Hard Drive Space

By Jason Black | Apr 15, 2019

How to Get the Most out of Your HDD One of the most common questions that we get asked is, how many days of recordings will I get before the hard drive starts rewriting itself?  This question is tough to answer since every situation is different based on what the cameras are seeing, scene complexity, …

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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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