COMMON FAILURES ON YOUR CCTV SYSTEM

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When you need to display images form a security camera, sometimes and often you couldn´t do it. Security cameras to surveillance or access control need a maintenance to dicrease the risk and failures. We´re going to show you the common failures that we use to find.

ELECTRIC SUPPLY FAIL

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Cameras and recordings need a electric supply. If the supply system fails, it couldn´t store the images.

Our suggestion is that you install a SAI ( Ininterrupted Supply System) that gives electricity to recording when there is a electric failure. Also you will get to keep safe the electronic devices.

 HARD DISK DAMAGES

Hard Disk  stores the images, it´s call  HDD (Hard Disk Drive) and ithas a limit capacity. When it´s full, the images are rewriten wih the new récords.disco duro averidado The number of rewritings is variable and as you know, everything has a lifetime. So sometimes the system is connected, cameras could be displayed but they aren´t been recording in the hard disk.

FAILED SECURITY CAMERAS AND DIRTY LENS

Recording takes images from different installedcameras. It processes and stores them during programmed time.cámara lente sucia Sometime the problem could be caused because the camera hasn´t electric supply or the energy power is damaged.

Sometimes you could find dirty or unfocused lens. It happens when cameras are localed on outside areas. You have to check and clean frecuently the lens to get always a good quality images.

DAMAGED WIRING

It´s usual that security cameras are connected to recordings by a 5/6 wire or UTP wire. These wires could be installed inside a pipe and to cross cable deterioradothough union box. Humidity could damage, passing of time, the material of wiring.

Also, it´s usual that rodents brake the wiring and they leave the recording without connection . 

DAMAGED POWER SUPPLY

Security cameras are supplied by low voltage. It means that we need a littlefuente alimentación averiada trasnformer between the outside power supply and our device. Sometime, the problem comes from this transformer, like everything it has a lifetime too.

For all these reasons we suggest to do a regular and programmed maintenace of your CCTV systems. If yoy don´t do it, maybe when you´ll need to get some images,  your equipment shall not to be recording.

DIGITAL BOX WITH CODE TO BLUETOOTH KEY

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Digital box, with Bluetooth® n.o 5441D, to be fixed on the wall. You coul open and control it by your smartphone, casual or permanent codes. You could see who visit you thought the Apps and notifications.

It´s has a hardware to get an easy installation. It has a great capacity to keep safe cards or keys.

The batteries could be replace easily. With a hard structure and a lined surface to protect the hardware, it works with a free App, Master Lock® Vault Home.

DIGITAL BOX FEATURES

  • Open and control with your smartphone.
  • Master Lock® Vault Home App is designed to personal use and it allows until 10 lockers.
  • You could access by traditional code.
  •  Program the access at the moment or to future.
  •  Give a casual or permanent access.
  • It contains a hardware to get an easy installation.
  • Play your App or web to track the use.
  •  Low battery warning.
  • Battery replacement (CR123A pre-installed)

LITTLE GUIDE ABOUT SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

cámara de videovigilancia

It is difficult to have a video surveillance system well adapted to our needs. This sector has a large range of posibilities, so we could choose since a simple camera until  tricky installations with domotic devices.

Let´s go to see cameras, a device with a lot of posibilities and versions. What kind of cameras are there? What have we to know about them?… Today, we´re going to explain averything.

DEMARCATE YOUT OPTIONS

We could be lost inside the ocean of different models, so we have to be clear with the use of cameras.

To start the selection and dismiss models, we could think about the angle view that we´ll need. Then, we´ll know if we have to looking for big angle cameras, 360º, etc.

If we need something more sofisticated, we could find cameras that detect movements, or night view cameras.

Always you have to bear in mind cameras have to be configured, so if you get ones with easy setting, it´s avoid you to contact with qualified people to work them.

CAMERAS LISTING

We´ll show you a cameras listing that you could find:

  • Inside Cameras: They are cheapest and easiest models that you´ll find.
  • Movement or Zoom Cameras: these are the best cameras if you want to control large areas.
  • Night View Cameras: they use a led system to get a good quality. These devices are so expensive.
  • Hiding Cameras: we are talking about integrated cameras inside different objets. They are used to police investigations and they are usefull to that.
  • IP Cameras: they are the most popular model at the moment. They could send images by Internet.
  • Tamper-proof Cameras: they have fixed cover mades by a strong material.
  • WIFI/Wireless Cameras: say goodbye to complex system and meters of wiring. These cameras work by batteries and don´t need power supplier.
  • Outside Cameras: they seem a tamper-proof camera but their are made to hold out bad weather.

Other listing is about the location. Then, we´ll have:

  • Cube Cameras: to outside areas.
  • Box Cameras: to inside areas.
  • Bullet Cameras: they are perfect to outside areas.
  • Domo Cameras: they are ready to outisde and inside areas as well.

PLACING SUGESSTIONS

There are some elements to bear in mind when we´ll fix our new cameras:

  • We have to find a visible place, then we´ll get a deterrent effect to thieves.
  • A great place to fix the cameras is the access ways. We have to be care that cameras don´t take image of private areas.
  • Perfect height is around 2.5m, we´ll get a great angle to have a good view and control.

CAMERAS ADVANTAGES

A videosurveillance system could give you great advantages:

  • Since psychological view, a CCTV system could give you an extra calm and you´ll feel safier. It´s a derrent element.
  • We could control everything. The cameras record every moment 24/7.
  • To get a surveillance system doen´t mean that you have to pay a lot of money.  You´ll find a differents prices, since a simple installation until complex with domotic devices.
  • Images recorded give us aditional information to help with community problems.

CAMERA AS KIT DEVICE

Probably, when you ´re goin to get a camera, you could buy a complete CCTV kit.  It´s a great option, that you´ll find everyting to have and manage a surveillance system. There are some elements you will bear in mind:

  • Recorder: it informs about number of channels, cameras that system shall have.
  • Connectivity: today the WIFI CCTV is the best option.
  • Image Quality: we suggest to get a HD camera to 1080 px.
  • Hard Disk : to save the images, 1TB is enought to 8 channels instalation.

We hope to clear your mind and help you to get a good decision.

I DREAMED A HOUSE THAT NOW IT COULD BE REAL

casa soñada dreamed house

All of us have fantasized with the house of our dreams. A house with seaviews, a place surrounded by big forests in the middley of the valley or a penthouse with the skyline of a great city under our foots. Beyond the locations, we dream with a confortable home that makes every day life easier. If we get to feel safe, of course it´s our dreamed house.

Because dreams could be true, we bring you some element you have to bear in mind when you find your dreamed house. Little details and elements to your home that adds comfort and safety to become a top house.

SMART INTERCOM

Imagine you don´t have to wake up to open the house when people visit you. There are intercom systems that allow to manage everything from your smartphone. From somewhere you are, inside or outside of the house, you could answer the call and open the door if you have to.

Nobody is going to make you to stop your favourite book or TV serie.

MECATRONIC ACCESS SYSTEM

Mecatronics? What are we talking about? Think about a system that you don´t need a key to open your home. From here, it will open a great number of options. Why do we open with a proximmity card/tag? Wait, better if do we use a keypad to setup a access key? Even better, what do you think if we open the house by our smartphone via bluetooth?

Everything is possible with a meatronic system. Besides, you could limit the time and user to access at home. Do you control everything!

AUTOMATIC GATES

Your dreamed home shall have automatic gate, of course. We don´t think you want to go out of your car, open the gate, go into the car and go out again to close the gate. Get an automatic gate and you don´t move to open it.

From here, you could choose to open by a remote control, your smarthpone and even with your license plate if you use a license plate recognition´s system. Have you ever seen something comfortest to enter at your home?

SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

If your ideal house is located in a wonderful place and it has all the facilities, just only it needs to be safe. For that, you could install a surveillance system.

Now you´ll find a high quality cameras that record so good in the darknest nights. Also, if you have an ample gardens, why don´t you install floodlights? If you feel save, you´ll rest like anyone.

ANTI COVID-19 SYSTEMS

COVID 19

At pandemic era we are living, to avoid the contact in common areas is beening essential to control Covid-19 spreading. Now, it´s very important to have automatic systems. We are going to bring you some systems to help you with prevention and control needs.

AUTOMATE YOUR GATE

If you want to acces to your home or urbanization without a contact, you could get it easily with an automatic gate. You have to use your reomote control and you could avoid to touch common element, therefore, an important infection focus.

Today there are a lot of designs, materials and ways to works. A great range of options to choose the best to your needs.

CONTROL FROM OUR HAND

We take a step further automation and for it, we add the direct management from our smartphone.

Today there are a lot of applications and system to manange the entrance, exist form your smartphone directly. You control everything and touch nothing, it´s perfect to pandemic time.

CAR NUMBER PLATE RECOGNITION

If you don´t want to use any device to go into your urbanization, then the carn number plate recognition system is your best option.

A camera, located at the entrance gate or barrier, takes a pic of your car number plate. If it´s in the system´s data base, the gate/barrier will be opened without any device. Zero contact, zero exposure to Covid-19

PROXIMITY SYSTEM TO YOUR GATES

Pedestrain gates are a critical point this pandemic era. In this time, we tried to open with our foot, elbow; we pushed by the keys or something. Always we avoided to touch the handle of the gate.

There are opening systems by proximity devices. It works by a reader located close to the gate. When you bring closer the tag, the system starts and the gate opens. It´s a way to don´t use the handle anymore.

4 sistemas que puedes implementar y que te ayudarán a esquivar la Covid-19.

4 systems that you could set up and they help you to dodge the Covid-19

ADVICES TO PREVENT THE SQUATTING

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Squatting becomes, last years, a big worry. This concers affects to owners, neighbours and spanish society at all. All of us meet families with second residences, close to the beach or mountain, that are exposed along  the year to this problem.

The late answer form Spanish Tribunals and squatter´s impunity bring to squatting the easiest options to enjoy a house without costs. Prevention is the best way to avoid and fight this situation. We bring you some advices to prevent squatting.

CLOSED GATES AND WINDOWS

It seems obviousness, but there are a lo of houses and plots that are been ocuppied beacuse the community´s external gates aren´t good locked. Other worry situation is when the automatic gate are been opened, by neighbourds negligence, and external people could come in to the urbanization.

To avoid these situations we just need the colaboration of neighbourdhood. Also, there are a lot of automatic gates that ensure the perfect closing for good price.

KEYS CONTROL TO ACCESS

To get an access system that prohibit the keys/fobs copies by unauthorised people, it´s the focus to incease our security.

En  nuestra web puedes encontrar  el sistema perfecto para evitar la copia no autorizada de llaves, Winkhaus BlueCompact,  y mandos que no se pueden duplicar sin permiso,

Visit our website and you´find a perfect system to avoid the unauthorised key copies, Winkhaus BlueCompact, and fobs that couldn´t be copied without authorisation.

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

If we have a surveillance system installed, we´ll help to decrease the old disagreements between neighbours. The scratchs or punctures on the cars arent´s usual as time beofre.

A surveillance cameras in communities avoid to unathorised poeople to access and squat the houses. Squatters avoid to force entrances to open when they are under surveillance system.

ALARM SYSTEMS

It´s better prevent than treat it, and the alarm´s cost, in this moment, are very cheap. You could get one since 49€ per month.

If you have a squatting, the alarm system sends an alert, at the moment, to receiver central where they verify if it´s a robbery or squatting.

SICUR IS HERE AND YOU HAVE TO GO

SICUR 2020

SICUR, Security International Fair, is ready to open its gates. Since next 25th at 28th February, we have a date in IFEMA, Madrid, to discover everything about security, defense, cyber-security, innovation and techno development.

Like top-rated international benchmark, SICUR joins each 2 years associations, proffesionals and users of this sector to exchange projects, future innovations and challenges. This year, SICURS will be composed by 651 exhibitors, and the involvement of 1.344 companies from 81 countries. The perfect meeting to get a comprehensive security.

SICUR will have 4 different areas where, during these working days, we could enjoy with expositions, presentations and debates about challenges, solutions and lastest innovations.

MUNDO HACKER WORLD

With free access and previous registration, we have to visit HACKER WORLD, 27th and 28th February.  It´s going to be a discuss about cyber-security, showing the threats and solutions to fight cyber-risk.

A conferences, debates and studios area where some experts like Ian Khan or Antonio Ramos will be there. In turn, it´s going to be celebrate showrooms about domotic, smartcities, healthcare and mobility.

CYBER

It´s an area in SICUR sponsored by CIPHER. It´s destined to develop networking whre the goal is to offer exlusive designed solutions to security system. There are some of the issues that we´ll find:

  • Datas of National Cyber-security.
  • Main working guide and acts.
  • New regulations applied to security networks and information systems.
  • Data treatment. Check the risk and evalue the tax.

RESILIENCE

In this area, we´ll join the resilience inside of organizations and companies. Understood like the ability to face positively the adverse situacions, the resilience analyzes the abilities and tools that we need to get over the threats.

These days we´ll find: industrial corporations, technologic assistants, training centers, consultant´s office.

START-UPS

It´s a specific area to go-ahead people. In STAR-UPS we could see all proyects and new companies. They could sjow they most innovative ideas. SICUR becomes, to these companies, in a key place to get contacts and meet professionals of this sector.

SMARTDOORS

Automatism and Gates Fair will be celebrate inside SICUR Fair. It will be located at 2nd pavillion, Smartdoor is the best national showroom to discover the last innovations. A space with unique features where we´ll find the commercial challenges of a sector that it´s growing constantly.

These days in Smartdoors, we´ll see the innovations in commercial and industrial gates, automatisms and control systems. It will be showed the domotic systems that create smart spaces where it´s be integrated  the energy manangement, security and communication systems.

Without a doubt, Smartdoors is going to be the perfect place to get commercial relationships. One space where we´ll find all information and we´ll could evaluate the consume and trends of sector.

All this in 4 days that Powermatic doesn´t think to miss it.

INCREASE YOUR SAFETY AT LOW COST

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To feel safe at low cost; there are many ways to get our community or private house safer and we don´t need to spend a lot of money. The technologic advances and its democratization, with well habits, give us the posibility of create safety areas without clefts.

ADVANCES AND HABITS

  • To get a remote control or keys system, with unique codes, where you could associate the owner and property: It´s a way to locate and cancel it if you lose it or it´s stolen. Otherwise, we have to know if our system has an installation code. This code prevent the external copies of remote controls. All of this helps you to increase your safety.
  • To be sure, when we go out or come in, that the gate is completly closed. In this sense, an automatic gate could be programmed with an automatic closing, and it helps you to be safer.
  • We could complete our safety if we install a surveillance system. Now, you could find a lot of high quality cameras with low price, and they could be watched by smartphone. It great move to control what happen everytime and watch the recorded images from 30 days ago until now.
  • Resolve the darkness areas by good illumination is a great dissuasive move. Led illuminations help you to reduce the consumption and prices.

MORE SAFETY AT LOW COST

Some studies show that streamlining of illuminiation, in shared areas of communities, reduces the crime levels. If we add the use of wite light, we´ll get to be safer with less cost because this kind of light is characterize by effectiveness, sustainability and long lifetime. We´ll have a very well lighting areas and a reduced price.

For example, a led light uses 40% of electricty than a traditional light bulb. We could increase tha lifetime 60 times more than a traditional bulb. Also, we could reduce the carbon emissions, helping to preserve the environment.

In this connection, the led illumination system could be completed by a movement scanners. It means that lightbulbs will be activated when they detect a movement. We´ll avoid they are unnecessary on.

A mix of habits and technologic advances made us feel safer and don´t pay a lot fo money for that.

HOW YOU APPLY DATA PROTECTION ON CCTV INSTALLATION

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With the new Data Protection Regulation, last 25th May of 2018, the surveillance sector has changed some elements. We have to be clear with our steps to comply with the law, when we are installing the CCTV system and with the recorder images from it.

This new regulation is loooking for to be adapted to Regulation (UE) 2016/679 European Parlament and Council of 27th April 2016, about the protection of personal datas and free flow of them

In this article we´ll see how the surveillance sector is affected by new Data Protection Regulation.

BYE BYE NOTIFICATIONS

Since year, when we installed CCTV system we had to inform to Agencia Española de Protección de DAtos. NOTA system, did remember? guided us to fullfil the form and after that we sent to AEPD.

Now, with new Data Protection Regulation, you don´t need this notification. Only you have to fullfil an internal document. It´s explained in 30th article of the new regulation.

30th ARTICLE

Each responsible person, or agent, takes note of the activities done by his responsability. This register shall have the next information:

  • The name and contact deails of responsible, co-responsible, the agent and data protection delegate.
  • The purpose of the system.
  • The categories description of interested, personal datas of categories, the recipients data, third countries and international organizations too.
  • In case of datas transfer to a third country and international organization, we have to inform about that country and/or organization and the documentation (49th article, 1st section, 2nd paragraph)
  • Preview perdiods to delete the data categories, when it could be possible.
  • Description of security measures (32nd article, 1st section) when it could be possible.

The register shall have:

  • The name and contact deails of responsible, co-responsible, the agent and data protection delegate.
  • Las categorías de tratamientos efectuados por cuenta de cada responsable. 
  • The type of processing made  by each responsible.
  • En el caso de trasferencia de datos a un tercer país u organización internacional, se ha de identificar dicho país y/u organización junto con la documentación de garantías adecuadas (recogido en el Artículo 49, apartado 1º, párrafo 2º)
  • Description of security measures (32nd article, 1st section) when it could be possible.

Above information has to be on paper and electronic format. Also, the responsibles have to make aviable to Authority.

Everything, looking until now, isn´t obligatory to companies with less than 250 employees. Unless it is a risk to freedoms and rights of them.

HOW TO APPLY THE NEW REGULATION TO SURVEILLANCE SYSTEMS

We´re going to stand out the aspects of new regulation that affect to surveillance installation:

  • Cameras location: recorder imagenes have to respect the relax and private areas.
  • Screens location: screens have to be located inside limited area.
  • Saved images: the images will be saved for a month.
  • Duty to inform: we have to inform about the CCTV installaton by a informative poster. This element is composed by a pictogram and text where inform how you could access to replace your data.
  • Schedule control: we have to inform the employees if the cameras are used to control entrances and exits.
  • Right to access to images: you could order it with a ID copy, date and hour that you want to see. The images don´t be showed directly to others. If they couldn´t be watched, we have to give a document with this information.

Here you are a link with a guide form AEPD to help you to supplement the information.

 

EYEFISH CAMERA, THE NEW ACQUISITION

OJO DE PEZ CAMARA

Powermatic is always looking for the lastest trends and innovations to increase its catalogue with the best productos. For that reason, today we present you the eyefish camera.

With a panoramic vision, this surveillance camera becomes the perfect and mostly demanded solutions to commerce and little/medium companies.

It has a perfect design against vandalistic forces, specially whe it´s installed in crowded areas like stores. In these commerces there are a lot of clothes racks that need to be controled.

This technology has been developmented by Hinkvision, a chinese company that is present around the world. The success of eyefish camera is based in 5 reason:

  • Increase the security of your bussiness: eyefish camera turns the surveillance system into a monitoring tool to control your employees and clients.
  • Help to increase the productivity: thanks to big angular vision, we could look our team journey. Likewise, we could value the productivity and involvement level of our employees.
  • Improvement of facilities: we could have a general vision, form our eyfish camera, and we could optimize the work areas and delete the obstacles that are detrimentals to employees.
  • Forsee the lossings of your business: the camera helps us detect something irregularity. Also, we could find quickly a fire and/or flood.
  • Boost deterrence: althought is a small device and sometimes you don´t see it, the theft professionals could see it and tunr down to act.

TECHNICAL FEATURES

If you love the specifications, we let you all the technical details of this great surveillance camera:

  • Image sensor 1/3” CMOS
  • Min. illumination 0.001 Lux
  • 1.6mm len. Big angle vision 186° (horizontal), 106° (vertical)
  • Video chusing H.264/MJPEG
  • Max. resolution 2560 x 1440
  • BLC/ 3D DNR/ ROI/ Defog
  • SD/SDHC/SDxc Micro slot until 128GB
  • ONVIF
  • WIFI 2.4 Ghz.
  • Infrared light range: 8 meters.
  • Full HD resolutions, 4 MP
  • Audio alamr suitable.
  • You could access by Ethernet or WIFI from everywhere.
  • IRC technology.

Have you some questions? Powermatic helps you to clarify them and to choose the best camera to your needs.