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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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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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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Surveillance system security and why your router may be vulnerable

By Gary Zito | Jul 11, 2018

SECURING YOUR SECURITY SYSTEM You have no doubt heard troubling stories of people having their security system hacked. But in reality, it usually isn’t the security system that was actually hacked. It was their router or a lack of security on their router that gave the cybercriminals access to their NVR.  This is because your router is the …

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Oregon Marijuana Laws

By Gary Zito | Jun 18, 2018

What You Need To Be In Compliance With the OLCC Video Recording Requirements for Licensed Marijuana Facilities The legalization of Marijuana for recreational use in Oregon has created a thriving industry of both large and small Marijuana retailers and manufacturers. However, businesses both large and small must comply with Oregon’s laws pertaining to video surveillance and video …

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Best tips for protecting your home while on vacation

By Gary Zito | Jun 12, 2018

Best Tips For Protecting Your Home While On Vacation With our modern busy lifestyles, it’s important to take time to relax and enjoy life with a well-deserved vacation. However, leaving your home unattended for even just a long weekend can be just enough time for a thief to target your home. That is why we …

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Protecting your security camera system from Vandals

By Gary Zito | May 17, 2018

Vandal proof your surveillance system 1 It’s no secret that a security camera system is a great tool to deter criminals from committing crimes. But what about the ones they don’t deter? Security cameras are usually installed so they are clearly visible to potential criminals which generally acts as a deterrent. But this can also make them …

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Outdoor Cameras for Security

By Gary Zito | May 15, 2018

OUTDOOR WEATHERPROOF SECURITY CAMERAS Outdoor Cameras for Security Outdoor cameras are essential for securing all types of assets and locations.  There is nothing more unfortunate than purchasing a surveillance system only to find out that the cameras will not hold up to harsh weather. That’s why we at Montavue offer a wide variety of IP67 weatherproof cameras to …

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How Using The Missing Object IVS Feature Can Help Secure Your Warehouse or Storage area

By Gary Zito | May 11, 2018

MISSING OBJECT DETECTION FOR WAREHOUSE MONITORING Surveillance cameras are an integral part of many businesses. They can deter criminals as well as keep an eye on employees and ensure safety protocols are followed.  Additionally, when something does happen you will have footage that will help with process improvement and catching criminals. Our security cameras also …

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Best locations to install IP security cameras for your home

By Gary Zito | May 9, 2018

Best Locations To Install IP Security Cameras For Your Home So you have made the wise decision to secure your home and assets with an IP security system. But you just aren’t sure where you should install them or what type of camera to get. Of course, you could just buy any old system and …

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School Security Cameras & Security Systems

By Gary Zito | Apr 30, 2018

Security Camera Systems for Schools and Educational Facilities. Schools are becoming less safe. What can we do? Unfortunately, educational institutions have become less and less safe in recent years as acts of vandalism, theft, bullying, sexual assault and worst of all extreme violence are increasing. NPR news recently reported that schools are receiving an average …

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What is a 4K Security Camera? How to pick the right 4K Security Camera!

By Montavue | Apr 20, 2018

What is a 4K Security Camera? What to know before purchasing a 4K Camera! If you have been looking at surveillance systems or are familiar with the security market, 4K 8MP security cameras are the latest craze and are becoming more mainstream everyday. 4K security cameras come with many perks, such as highly improved resolution, …

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Montavue, Leader in IP Surveillance Systems, Launches Security System Installer, Integrator, and Dealer Program

By Montavue | Apr 17, 2018

Press Release: Competitive re-seller program just launched for Montavue. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/06/prweb14438531.htm MISSOULA, MT (PRWEB) JUNE 19, 2017 Montavue has officially launched its security system installer, integrator, and dealer program. The new program will offer very competitive pricing on all of their leading edge surveillance equipment, from 4K Ultra HD NVR’s to the latest H.265 4MP IP …

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Security Camera System innovator, Montavue, releases 4K 8 Megapixel IP Security Cameras

By Montavue | Apr 17, 2018

Press Release: Montavue, a world leader in IP Surveillance cameras and security systems has officially launched their 4K 8MP IP bullet camera. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2017/10/prweb14775531.htm MISSOULA, MT (PRWEB) OCTOBER 06, 2017 The MTB8870 is an impressive 4K IP camera, including an 87º field of view, 150ft of IR night vision, and Color Night Optics for color viewing …

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IP Surveillance Camera Manufacturer, Montavue, launches New Line of 4MP 2K IP Cameras

By Montavue | Apr 17, 2018

Press Release: Montavue, the leader in simple to advanced DIY surveillance systems launches a new line of 4MP IP Cameras to better accommodate their customers, including integrators, installers, and end-consumers. Suitable for both commercial and residential security solutions. http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/03/prweb15364827.htm Missoula, MT March 27, 2018 Montavue has just launched their new line of 4 mega-pixel fixed …

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Montavue, Leader in Home and Small Business Surveillance Solutions Launches New and Improved E-commerce Website

By Montavue | Apr 17, 2018

Press Release: Montavue launches new e-commerce website to improve user experience, browsing speeds, and product pages! Missoula, MT April 11, 2018 http://www.prweb.com/releases/2018/04/prweb15401020.htm Montavue Surveillance, one of the fastest growing companies in the home and small business surveillance field has just launched a newly revamped website. With the arrival of their new cameras a couple weeks …

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