CCTV Technology offered by Halo Security

By: Halo Security  05/12/2011
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Far from just replaying footage of an event using tapes and a basic time/date search one can now search a digital archive using ‘thumbnail’ views to find what one’s looking for quickly.

And that’s just for starters…

‘Intelligent’ motion & non-motion technology can provide alerts when someone or thing enters the image or when something is left behind i.e. a mystery bag at an airport which could contain a bomb. Systems can detect this and more automagically!

The days of having guards manning a site are over- the technology can do the monitoring and only call for assistance when required.

Darkness remains the biggest challenge for cameras but new Infra-Red technology, invisible to the naked eye, allows clear images in total darkness.

For even longer-range night viewing, Halo Security holds a U.S Government export license for 25 Hz FLIR Thermal Imaging Systems - which are a controlled military technology. It displays Infra-Red thermal energy and assembles it so that it may be viewed on a screen. As IR is sometimes only minimally distorted through fog or rain these cameras can work well in difficult conditions (see video) but their main drawback is that they cannot show facial detail.

There are literally thousands of permutations and possibilities with CCTV systems and budget is the biggest constraint. Having a clear budget allows a Halo Security Technology Specifier to deliver what the clients needs rather than wants so that quality is maintained. We have to maintain a focus on the end game, delivering court-admissable recorded footage. If the budget only allows for 5 good cameras, that’s far better than 10 bad ones!

  CCTV Fact 1:  Tapes are gone - they have been replaced with DVR’s (Digital Video Recorders)

Owners and managers of premises also need to know that if there is an altercation or personal injury on the premises that there is recorded evidence available to the police to assist prosecution and to prevent false claims.

   CCTV Fact 2:   Too often CCTV images are too poor to be used as evidence.

Halo Security’s aim is to provide 20:20 hindsight on all recorded images. That means when we walk through your premises and specify a solution our objective is to consider light, distance, camera type, camera position and other factors to correctly specify a solution that will provide usable recorded data - we are more interested in providing a solution - not only a means to reducing an insurance premium.

   CCTV Fact 3:  DVR’s are PC-Based or non PC-Based

PC-based DVR’s offer the best features and are, at their core, computers but are designed for continuous running. The quality of the hardware and software is critical but when done right they provide a versatile multi-function system that can not only catch criminals, but also improve business efficiency through motion and sensor based alerts. These systems are being used in the manufacturing industry to automate quality control.

Standalone DVRs are an ideal budget alternative. They are generally quite stable but are not always user friendly and take a bit of getting used to.

CCTV fact 4:   The ‘live CCTV image’ in a CCTV system is not the same as the recorded image. 

Quality is lost in the recording process. Maintaining Image Integrity is paramount to Halo Security’s ethos. The central aim of any CCTV system is to provide incontrovertible evidence of historical activity.

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Other products and services from Halo Security

05/12/2011

Asset Tracking - SMS Asset Tracking - use your mobile (cell) phone to find your asset - Halo PlantPoint SMS

Numerous marine enthusiasts in Ireland and from around the World have been enquiring about our Marine Asset Tracking Solutions and are increasingly reporting the theft of outboard engines and other Marine Assets. It features a multi-channel high sensitivity GPS receiver Global Quad Band GSM/GPRS Engine with 3G Motion detection sensor and Lithium ion battery and will work WORLDWIDE.


05/12/2011

Halo SiteCAM HD - covertly record video and audio without mains power - cctv recorders

Additional features such as the ability to send still images O.T.A, smart recording and optional GPS tracking make this a robust and highly featured mobile DVR solution. It records crystal clear surveillance video with audio or can be easily adjusted to take fast-action snapshots to keep your property safe, day or night, indoors or out.


05/12/2011

Asset Tracking RFID tags

The lifespan of these Asset Tracking RFID tags is virtually limitless since they don’t require power to run, have no moving parts and are hermetically encased in special glass. Vehicle GPS Tracking ¦ Asset Tracking ¦ CCTV ¦ Lone Worker Safety ¦ Guard Tour ¦ Electronic Locks ¦ Private Investigations. The most common type of RFID tag for asset tracking that we offer requires no power and are very small in size.


05/12/2011

Halo SiteCAM HD - covertly record video and audio without mains power - closed circuit tv

The Halo EvidentiCam is a small integrated CCTV / digital audio / video recorder for vehicles, and once installed can automatically record sound and video in real world situations that can arise when travelling in a vehicle. The Halo EvidentiCam is a state of the art vehicle CCTV system and provides drivers with evidence of any event involving their vehicle, occurring either internally or externally, with audio & video footage.


05/12/2011

iLock Audit -Access Control with a difference

It also allows us to retrofit the system to every lock, door or cabinet from the standard shackle-type lock to parking meters, office doors and glass cabinets. Should a key be lost or stolen it may be deleted from the system and the locks updated to deny access to that key and alert if its use is attempted. Vehicle GPS Tracking ¦ Asset Tracking ¦ CCTV ¦ Lone Worker Safety ¦ Guard Tour ¦ Electronic Locks ¦ Private Investigations.


05/12/2011

Stolen Outboard

Numerous marine enthusiasts in Ireland and from around the World have been enquiring about our Marine Asset Tracking Solutions and are increasingly reporting the theft of outboard engines and other Marine Assets. It’s not uncommon to have a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) parked in a driveway or easily accessible yard or caravan park, where theft may be effected in little or no time.