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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Installing Home Security Cameras in Texas

By Montavue | Jun 19, 2017

INSTALLING HOME SECURITY CAMERAS IN TEXAS Crime may not be bigger in Texas but it should still be a big concern. Although property crimes in Texas have been on a steady decline they do still happen. Don’t become another statistic. Ensure that you and your family are safe by purchasing a commercial grade UltraHD 4K …

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Intelligent Video Surveillance Features

By Montavue | Mar 13, 2017

Intelligent Video Surveillance Intelligent Video Surveillance (IVS) is a new technology that we have incorporated into our IP network security cameras. IVS helps you catch the most important moments on your video surveillance system, without always watching live. The IVS features include tripwire, intrusion, abandoned object, missing object, scene change, face detection, and PTZ auto …

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How to install a security camera for your surveillance system

By Montavue | Mar 8, 2017

HOW TO INSTALL YOUR SECURITY CAMERAS You have chosen the right manufacturer for your surveillance system. Montavue surveillance systems provide quality, reliable, and clear images for years to come. Before you set up your security system we want you to evaluate all of your installation options so you can place your cameras in the best …

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Power over Ethernet (PoE) Technology and how to use it for your security system!

By Montavue | Mar 8, 2017

POWER OVER ETHERNET -PoE EXPANDABLE AND SIMPLE Ethernet is something many people use every single day to access the internet or network on their computer or use an IP phone. Now with ethernet you can power and transmit video over that same cable, resulting in IP PoE cameras. PoE cameras are made to produce an …

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Understanding 2D and 3D Dynamic Noise Reduction (2D-DNR, 3D-DNR, and DNR)

By Montavue | Mar 8, 2017

WHAT IS 2D AND 3D DYNAMIC NOISE REDUCTION? (2D-DNR, 3D-DNR, AND DNR) Noise is an unavoidable by-product of amplifiers in security cameras. Video “noise” is the form of “static” which creates a foggy haze, speckles, and fuzz that makes the image on your surveillance camera unclear in low-light conditions. Noise reduction is absolutely necessary if …

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HypeIR Long Range Infrared Night Vision for Security Cameras

By Montavue | Mar 8, 2017

WHAT IS HypeIR LONG RANGE NIGHT VISION? At Montavue we are continuously developing new technologies to stay ahead of the curve. Our HypeIR technology is one of those technologies we are very proud of and are excited to offer our customers. With the advancements of new IR LED’s for our cameras we have been able …

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Understanding why Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), Highlight Compensation (HLC), and Backlight Compensation (BLC) are crucial to a clear image

By Montavue | Mar 8, 2017

Understanding why Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), Highlight Compensation (HLC), and Backlight Compensation (BLC) are crucial to a clear image There are many camera manufacturers out there that take advantage of the average consumer by mislabeling their products and promising features that the cameras and components will never provide. We have warned you before to not …

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MontavueGO Mobile Security Camera Viewing App for Android/iOS and PC/Mac

By Montavue | Mar 6, 2017

Find MontavueGO on iTunes or Android Playstore for your smart phone or tablet. Click here to download for your PC or Mac    MontavueGO is our exclusive FREE mobile app designed for a beginner user or advanced operators of surveillance systems. MontavueGO includes our apps for Android phones and tablets, Apple iOS iphones and ipads, …

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Storage Chart for 2MP 1080P, 4MP 2K, and 8MP 4K IP Security Cameras

By Montavue | Mar 6, 2017

Storage Chart for 2MP 1080P, 4MP 2K, and 8MP 4K IP Security Cameras Storage charts to calculate how much storage you need for your desired amount of cameras and days of recording. The table is based on continuous recording and credit is given to Western Digital hard drive manufacturer for the information. 2MP 1080P H.265 …

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Why you should buy Montavue!

By Montavue | Mar 6, 2017

WHY YOU SHOULD BUY MONTAVUE! Standard of Excellence Montavue is a world leader in the surveillance industry, whether it be for industrial, small business, or home applications, we got you covered. We invest heavily in our R&D to bring new products to the market that are cutting edge, but still competitively priced. You will notice …

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Why you should buy 2K 4MP IP Cameras vs. 4K 8MP IP Cameras at this time!

By Montavue | Mar 6, 2017

WE NOW HAVE 4K @ 30FPS AS OF AUGUST 2018!  As you can read from the post below, 4K used to only be at 15FPS, so images were somewhat blurry with movement. We just recently released our new 4K camera at 30FPS. So now it is totally worth the investment for our 4K cameras as …

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Color Night Optics Security Cameras

By Jonathan Johnson | Mar 3, 2017

COLOR NIGHT OPTICS SECURITY CAMERAS For most people, a camera without night vision is somewhat worthless. That is how infrared (IR) night vision was born and it changed the security camera world. With the invention of IR night vision people were able to use their cameras day and night, but at night the images are …

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