Monday, November 24, 2014


For good reason, banks are often seen as the most secure institutions on the planet. We entrust them with our money, and it's their job to keep it safe. In order to fulfill this commitment, top-notch bank IP surveillance systems are a necessity. With recent innovations in digital technology and IP surveillance, many banks are looking to increase the effectiveness of their security systems by investing in this new technology.

The banking industry has used legacy equipment for IP surveillance for a very long time. Banks are the one industry that certainly needs higher resolution quality video for obvious reasons. However old ideas die hard and established companies have served this industry adequately for decades using DVR systems. Most of the banks use an alarm company to handle their total security solutions. As alarms are the industry mandatory item due to insurance requirements often their UL services for bank security is carried over to the video deployment as well.  

Photo picked from: Malaysia Insider
The robber, who took less than two minutes to rob the bank, took off with RM11,000 in the incident.
Technology has advanced far past placing a minimum of 10-20 cameras within the main lobby and teller areas of any financial institution. The reasons for this is generally that they need higher detail. It is not uncommon to see almost any bank have this amount right out front. In our opinion and we think as evidentiary rule the standard for bank video needs to be made higher by means of turning to IP based platforms for the video side of their operations. 

The ability to get ‘facial id’ for theft is greatly enhanced and with much less footprint of cameras by using the ‘new standard’.  In certain countries the quality of video used for documentation of ‘events’ has to be at a 4 CIF image quality at a minimum. That level is not being met by the vast majority of banks currently.  

This industry is certain to change albeit slowly, however when you can replace old with new and to do so with similar costs the value equation is heavily in favor of IP based standards. We welcome this as public safety should be first priority.  IP has so much more to offer financial facilities and we are eager to show them..

Below is a bank lobby recorded using a panoramic IP camera. It can easily replace 4-6 analog DVR based cameras for an overview of any open facility, such as in a bank lobby.

Sunday, November 16, 2014


Access control systems are commonly used to restrict the access to a specific place, premise, or resources. Access control system can also be served as time attendance device to track employees working hours. There are two types of access control system, which is standalone access control system and network access control system. Standalone access control systems works alone, as it limits the authorised user to enter.

Introducing ANVIZ Access Control Sytems

ANVIZ access control systems are using BioNano algorithm technology that it will be able to identify a fingerprint within 0.5 second. ANVIZ products are 2-in-1 access control and time attendance system with biometric technology. Product range of ANVIZ are including Iris recognition, Fingerprint recognition and facial recognition devices. 


Anviz have been devoted to the research and promotion of industrialization of fingerprint algorithm. Anviz fingerprint technology has been utilized in all industries. With the increase of use of fingerprint products, users have higher requirement for accuracy, efficiency and identification speed. Anviz has made great improvements in fingerprint characteristics extraction, fingerprint image classification, index, compression, pre-treatment, match algorithm etc.

Look at the whorls on your index finger. Every fingerprint is almost entirely unique – that’s why they’ve been dusted for crime detection for more than a century. Technology is moving on. Biometric scanning is the process of checking a fingerprint, iris, or face pattern with a technological device. But what does the mass introduction of Biometrics mean for your privacy?

What is Biometric Scanning?
Biometric scanning is the process of ‘reading’ a physical feature such as fingerprint, iris, face, vein, or voice. When you present your fingerprint or iris, the biometric reader creates a digitized template which will be used to recognize you in the future. The template is stored, either in a central system, or on your card.

Where is Biometric Scanning Used?
Biometric scanning is already used in many workplaces, high-tech laptops, and on passports in some Asia countries. It is also being proposed for the new Identity Cards which could soon be compulsory in the Malaysia.

Biometric scanners are currently used to register asylum seekers and monitor travellers passing through major airports. The UK and USA are in discussions about sharing their biometric information in the anti-terror campaign. In Europe, the sharing of information between police and immigration officials is being orchestrated. The Home Secretary recently remarked that the UK could not hope to improve its security systems by remaining inside a “bubble”, insisting that this sharing of personal biometric data is crucial to a safe future.

Is Biometric Scanning Foolproof?
Ever since a secondary school tested out a top-notch Biometrics system for dishing out school dinners, then declared it too slow, and worth another try in 12 months, biometric testing has been something of a laughing matter. Will it really be good enough for our national security?

The National Physical Laboratory carried out tests on behalf of the Home Office, which is looking for two methods (a primary and a back-up) to use on the new Identity Cards. The report indicated that minor factors such as a cut finger, poor light, bad positioning, watery eyes or contact lenses influence the success of scanning. 98% of fingerprint scans resulted in the successful acquisition of an image and 100% of facial scans produced a usable image. The report also showed that, once an image was produced, the number of false matches was quite high.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


As the use of CCTV cameras increases across the globe, so does the debate over their numbers and motives. The Arguments for Video Surveillance, we looked at four arguments for video surveillance. These arguments included peace of mind, loss prevention, crime deterrent, and crime solving.

But what about the other side of the fence? The ACLU has an entire Web site, You Are Being Watched, devoted to the “high costs of camera surveillance systems, both in terms of money and civil liberties,” and there are a large number of individuals and other groups out there that oppose “big brother” watching our every move.

So, what are some of the arguments against the use of CCTV surveillance systems?


Invasion of Privacy – This is the most common argument against surveillance systems. While video surveillance is more commonly accepted in public areas, this sentiment comes into play with the use of covert and hidden cameras in almost every case.

Mistrust – The use of security cameras in your home or business can make its occupants feel mistrusted. If your family members or employees are under constant surveillance, there is likely to be hostility and animosity in the air.

Not Proven Effective – Studies done in California and London have found that security cameras had little to no effect on reducing the crime rate. With an increase in the sheer number of cameras in many large cities, many replacing human security guards, this is a strong argument that will be the main target of many opposing groups.

Misuse and Abuse – The footage captured by CCTV cameras becomes susceptible to abuse and misuse by those who have access to it. For instance, the footage can be used to discriminate against people and for voyeurism. In the age of the internet, this is another huge deal, as can be seen by all of the “hilarious” YouTube videos out there. I doubt the subjects would find most of them as funny.

All of these reasons are valid arguments against CCTV surveillance. There are many cities and countries that have massive surveillance systems, and we will likely see a large increase in public monitoring in future, so the more the public knows about the industry and their rights, etc, the more everyone can prepare for when it happens in your little corner of the globe.

Do you have any additional arguments against the use of security camera systems? What are your thoughts? Will you fight them, or open your “public” life up willingly to being observed? Let us know – we’d love to hear from you.

If you do have any inquiry, please visit your nearest Security Systems Distributor.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014


When we has decided to plan for security systems for our building, we obviously stuck with questions, "WHERE and HOW do I plan for it?" 

Plan for security systems for our building
The first step when installing any alarm system is to determine what you will install and where. Below is a typical floor plan from a home builder that has been marked up to indicate where alarm components will be installed. These simple plans are the type that builders normally provide to people looking to build a new home and can sometimes be found on the builder's web site. Marking up a copy of these plans is a good place to start to determine how many window & door sensors and motion detectors you will need to protect the entire home. Click here to read more...... 

Building a home can certainly be a rewarding experience. However, after completing your home, the last thing you want is for it to be the target for burglary. And you certainly don’t want to have to rework your new home just to install a security system if you don’t have to.

If you’re building a new home, it’s important to think about installing a security system as you are in the building process. There are several things you can do while building your home to make the system the most it can be. Below are six ways to prepare your new home for your system. Click here to read more......

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


Network camera is also known as Internet protocol camera (IP Camera). Unlike analogue closed circuit television camera, IP camera is able to send and receive data via computer network or internet . Network cameras, same as conventional analogue cameras has both indoor and outdoor cameras. 

Vivotek-The Megapicel Solution
Vivotek provides various types of IP camera. For indoor cameras we have dome camera, cube camera, fisheye camera, and PTZ camera. Whereas outdoor camera we have bullet camera, box camera and speed dome. Vivotek Network camera range from 1Megapixel camera to 10 Megapixel camera with different features such as, IR, WDR, Extreme weatherproof, Supreme night visibility that caters to different needs. 

Some of Vivotek cameras also has micro SD slot which prevent fail-over, as Vivotek is a well known brand in IP surveillance industry with 11 years of experience, Vivotek has good rapport with most of the major brands of NVR. Most of Vivotek cameras are compatible with the major brands of back end solutions in the market, such as Axxon, Qnap, IPcorder, Milestone and etc. You will no need to worry about getting back-end solutions that suits your need, as there are plenty of choices. 

Vivotek-CCTV/IP Surveillance Systems

Vivotek cameras can be used for different sectors and situation from home, retail, factories to projects as we have different cameras that cater to different market. Vivotek Network camera has 3 different ranges of camera, C series (commercial), V series (value) and S series (supreme. C series cameras are more suitable for retail & home used. Value Series are good to spec in for projects as they have complete range of features that will suits the needs for factories, office buildings and etc. Whereas Supreme series cameras has unique design or special features such as WDR, extreme weather proof, fish eye 360° cameras, etc. 

If you would like to check out the image quality of Vivotek Camera, you may visit our demo site for the live demo. You may also give us a call for a visit to our office for the demonstration of our Vivotek Cameras. In order to let our clients fully utilised the functions and features of Vivotek camera, we provides training to our clients, you just have to give us a call to arrange for an appointment. 


Would not it be good if you could keep at higher temperatures close to you and family at home, even when you're away? The installation of a wireless Web protect this digital camera to your home, it would be possible. 

There is a continuous increase in the number of people who were setting up cameras home security technology in their homes, and there are countless types of net-cameras to choose from now. These cameras are easy to install compared to traditional security programs, but you need a specialist to ensure that the cables run through the cameras of the monitoring station in the right way. The many choices in cameras of the online world, it is difficult to determine the highest quality. The decision to use a technique that fits your needs and resources, not this kind of challenge, if you have thought of a number of options that your pesticides would be wise to remain in place:

Access when and where - Experience with a method that will build the capacity to connect to a camera and discover your wired Ethernet network. With the increase of the network configuration of the personal computer, you can see your IP network camera, not only locally but also remotely use of cyberspace to verify. 

Load only a few - the model you want to be able to use pictures in low light, so in dark rooms or at night. You should be able to a web security wireless camera, the use of CCTV connection (paying one unit) solutions that go. You get clear, sharp video pictures at night or low light shooting. Video surveillance & monitoring products - 

This is crucial because it ensures that even if you have not installed in your home or location, unless you have a laptop with the monitoring software can easily see what is happening in both places. The positioning of the cameras - cameras wireless security, which can be found to be adjustable. Online cameras let you adjust the angle even in the slightest. These cameras have motorized pan and tilt function that allows you to remotely control the angular positioning of the camera. Built in the 4X zoom systems, you can listen to the video closely to see. Just follow these few guidelines and you will get the IP network camera to suit your specific needs. Fortunately, you effectively on how to choose the digital camera ideal for the perfect place.


Would you like to buy security camera systems for home or VIVOTEK Vivotek FD8131 Network Camera – Color, Monochrome – 4x Optical – CMOS – Cable – Fast Ethernet / FD8131 / is you choice? 

There are a lot of security cameras on the market. What is right for you? These cameras can come with or perhaps without audio capabilities. Most cameras will not have audio capability. Make sure you choose the right product to meet your preferences.

Vivotek FD8131
Some Information: The way to choose a camera for security reasons?
Consider the benefits of employing an (IR) infrared security camera

This is a common type of camera for business and house. Infrared cameras produce high resolution color video during the morning. 

In low light or light conditions are not really the preferred type of camera.

They are able for you to “light up” to instantly switch from color in order to black and white. Infrared illuminators are gentle and allow you to see much, said that a persons eye in low gentle and no light.
When used inside or outside, which provides a boon in low light as well as no light conditions.
They may be climate resistant and can tolerate hot and cold conditions without additional housing.
The infrared cameras offer clear video image in the light to the darkish.

Consider the advantages of a dome cameras

The different styles contain infrared domed cupolas, domes inside, cupolas, domes, cupolas control vandal-proof outdoor Skillet Tilt and Zoom. “Used to smoke” Classic dome cameras offer an additional degree of vigilance of friends, clients, employees and thieves find it difficult seeing where the objective is directed into fact. The cover will not necessarily affect the image good quality smoked.

Expect a high-quality photo of a camera dome light in colour.Most Pan Tilt Zoom cameras are also in a dome housing.Type dialog box specialist cameras are used each inside and outside using a camera.

Vivotek FD8131 Image
Consider the advantages of a camera pro.

These cameras are recognized for their high-quality video. Expert box cameras are usually found in banks, supermarkets, shops, etc.The lenses can be changed in the camera professional dialogue based on the particular viewing angle and zoom that is required.

Some cameras Box Seasoned are called day / night cameras, because they can change color during the day time in black and white at night or in low light conditions. Lower the LUX is better the digital cameras can see in night. Infrared cameras and twilight vision cameras are considered to experience a score of 0 LUX. You may prefer VIVOTEK Vivotek FD8131 Network Camera – Color, Monochrome – 4x Optical – CMOS – Cable – Fast Ethernet / FD8131 /, if you do not want or want, and infrared light is more concerned with the day-video quality.


At nightfall, the possibility of an increase in crime, and like you, cameras need proper lighting to determine. Most of the domes and bullets have built in infrared illumination. Infrared light (IR) light is undetectable to the human eye but very visible to the majority. In essence, IR has a secret because the lights are almost invisible, the camera can be difficult to be able to detect for criminals who are able to not look away enabling a better identification. Powerful illumination without creating gentle pollution is also an advantage of the IR lighting a popular topic lately.


For analog cameras, decision is measured in up and down lines, ranging from 380 TVL to 700 TVL some cameras. To cameras, the resolution can be measured in pixels.Sure, put the camera in the right place, finding the right contact and provides light for the camera is more than half the battle. But in relation to capturing the events in your home or office, you would like all the benefits associated with technology on their aspect. An extra 100 lines of resolution really can make a difference to avoid demand and catch criminals quickly.


What is a lux rating? Short and special, the lower the quantity the better the camera see at night. Security camera with low lux rating to maximize most available light the lamps, the public, infrared gentle, and more light. A new camera with 0.0 lux low light rating are able to see in complete darkness (and that is usually the case when using infrared light).

Digital Video Recorders

The recorder CCTV method is really the heart of one’s video security system, and play a huge role in your overall pleasure with your purchase. The following ere are some quick tips to keep at heart when selecting the correct DVR to power the surveillance system.