LITTLE GUIDE ABOUT SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

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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.

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.

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

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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.

GOLD METAL TO GOOGLE ASSISTANT

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Perphaps, our country is discovering all the functions of the voice assistants, but there are places like USA where these devices are integrated day-to-day.

Para aquellos que no estéis familiarizados con los asistentes de voz, hablamos de un asistente virtual con inteligencia artificial que, a través de conversaciones bidireccionales, permite comunicarse con el dispositivo por voz y éste procesa, interpreta y responde al usuario.

The devices mostly known are: Siri by Apple, Google Assistant by Google, Alexa by Amazon and Cortana by  Microsoft.

These software are integrated in differents hardwares, for example:

  1.  Smart speakers like Amazing Echo, Google Home or Microsoft.
  2. Messages App like M by Facebook Messengers.
  3. Integrated software in systems like Siri, Cortana or Google Allo.
  4. Electrical appliance, vehicles, smart watches, clothes…
GOOGLE ASSISTANT

Today we´re going to talk about Google´s voice assitant, Google Assistant.

There is a fight with the others voice assistants to get the first place on this sector. Google has done a big investment an it gets to be on the top of them:

Time to Answer: Google Assistant offers faster answer than the other assitants.

Background Noise: Google Assistant and Siri work so good with background noises.

Best results: Google gives better results than Alexa. Google uses its onw searcher to give better results. Meanwhile, Amazon assitant looks for around its webs and showed products.

Integration: the integration is a key element. Google Assistant is ready to be used by Android or iOS system, meanwhile Siri only works with iOS system.

Personalized results: Google has a lot of personal data, it doesn´t mean that it hasn´t privacity, when you looking for something. Then, it could give you a personalized results.

Cost/Quality Balance: with a price of 120€, Google speaker isn´t the cheapest device, as Alexa is, but it doesn´t get the 350€ of Apple assistant. It´s a great balance of quality/price.

FUNCTIONS

If we think what could Google Home do for us if we install it at home, we´ll discover that:

– We connect it with the automatic shutters and we could open and close them with our voice.

– We connect it with our automatic garage gates and with our voice we could open and close the home access.

Electric devices could be connected and we could swith on without force.

This is only the begining of a technology with a great future.

HOW COULD YOU PLAN YOUR CCTV INSTALLATION

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If we want to install a surveillance system, in a private house or community, we should be clear about some aspects. How many cameras will we need? What is our budget to get it? We´ll have a lot of doubts about our installation.

Powermatic gives you a list of some points that you have to be clear to get an adparted surveillance system to your needs.

PROJECT FOCUS

Before we go out to get the best price, it´s necessary to control some datas and aspects. For explame, the perimeter that we´ll need to cover with our surveillance system. It shall determine the numer of cameras and meters of wiring we´ll need.

CAMERAS LOCATION

To get a perfect view from cameras, the location shall be the key. We recommend you to visit the place where we´ll install the CCTV, to look for the best place to set the cameras. We could value if there are element to block the views,  the blid spots, etc. So, we could value the areas light and we could select the correct camera model.

INFRASTRUCTURE

We have to be clear with the infrastucture we have. For example, if we´ll go to install a CCTV with IP, we´ll need a Ethernet network. So, we´ll have to know if we have this network and its conditions. We´ll have some doubts like, are there free ports? could the cameras be charged? etc.

MANAGEMENT

When we finish our installation, we´ll have to define its management. Who, from where… Doubts that will be solve to get a great screem platform.

MONITORING CENTER

We have to be sure that servers aren´t be share and they are being working 24h. Also,we recommend you to have system that still working when a electric failure happens.

LABOUR

Always we recommend to contact with qualified technicians to this kind of installation. Join with a qualified team give you a guarantee of good results.

GUARANTEE

If you get a pre – emptive and regular maintenance, you could extend the good life of your installation.

If you follow these 7 steps you´ll have a clear idea of your needs!

WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO KNOW ABOUT SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

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The increase of CCTV installation  is growing last years ago. It means that you´ll find changes and innovations everyday. With this article we want to help you to be clear some details about different cameras and recorders.

Now, there are some common CCTV technologies to all manufactures. There are 3 main categories:

ANALOGUE CAMERAS

It´s 1st generation cameras. They allow a very limit resolutions and features. The resolutions is by lanes. Cameras are conected to recorders by coaxial wire, RG59 model. This wire gives a good quality of signal until 150 meters and each camera needs a wire to be conneted to recorder. If we have to do a pixel conversion, the quality is 0,4 Mpx.

After, it started a new way to transmit the signal by UTP CAT5 or CAT6 wire. Its a common wire to connect computers to networks. It allowd a signal froma 300 meters until 1000 meters.

Now, this technology is desapearing. The last advantage is the cheaper prices. The probme is a limit quality and it couldn´t be adappated to news technologies.

AHD CAMERAS (Analogic High Definition)

Although these cameras are analogue, they could get more quality than others, by a coaxial or UPC wire. The resolution gets 5 Mpx. It´s leading some basic digital cameras.

The main advantage is the very good relationship between quality and price. The problem is there are cameras with more resolutions and digital cameras with more features than these.

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IP CAMERAS (Internet Protocol)

Now, IP cameras have a great future. A basic digital camera has a HD quality (High Definition) with a resolution of 11280 x 720 px, but you could find cameras with 5Mpx, too.

It´s easy to find a great range of products and different prices. There are IP cameras by 40€ and other by 5.000€ with unbelievable features like: read license plate, identificate vehicles, people…

There aren´t miracles, the cheapest cameras has a low quality and expensive cameras have best quality and features. Today, you coul get a paniramic IP cameras of 12Mpx, 20Mpx until 40Mpx, with a resolution of 2592 x 1944 px.

 

Quality Width x Height Total pixels
Analogues. CIF 352X240 84,480
2CIF 704X240 168,960
4CIF 704X480 337,920
D1 720X480 345,600
Digitals. VGA 640X480 307,200
720P HDTV 1280X720 921,600
1,3 MP 1280X1024 1,310,720
2 MP 1600X1200 1,920,000
1080P HDTV 1920X1080 2,073,600
3,1 MP 2048X1536 3,145,728
5 MP 2592X1944 5,038,848

RECORDERS, DVR AND NVR

The options of recorder are wide and varied. You could find analogue recorders that are desapearing, hybrid recoders that mix analogue and digital cameras, and digital recorders well-known as DVR (Digital Video Recorder) or NVR (Network Video Recorder).

The most important thing, before to choose our camera is to have a good evalutation of our installation. It´s common to find cameras with a higher quality that recorder allows.  You don´t need a camera with 5Mpx of quality if the recorder safe images with a reduce quality.

SCREENS AND MONITORS

Last device of a CCTV installation is the screens where you´ll watch the images. Recorders offers different ways to be connected to cameras. It´s not the same if you watch them by Internet, where we need a great conection to watch them by smartphone or if you watch them in situ connecting the monitor to recorder.

A great combination of high quality camera, recorder and monitor is VERY IMPORTANT to get sucessfull with your CCTV system. If you have ahight quality camera but a monitor with low resolutions, you could get the best of your cameras and recorder.

 

LET´S GO TO SECURITY ESSEN 2016

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One of our compromises with our clients is to offer them the best newness to access control and security system. Last week we visited the INTERNATIONAL SECURITY FAIR MESSE ESSEN  in Germany. Fair about global security, where we could see the greats advances about control access and electronic keys system. Our parthner, WINKHAUS was there like leader of this sector.

The management softwares to surveillance system are changing everyday. During Security Essen 2016 we could see like these softwares allow a higher level of security and control.

These days we could see the great worry about security in public areas. This comes from the alert of attacks some years ago.

We took advantage of our visit, and we have selected the best productos and partners to give you our best service.

 

PICS GALLERY OF SECURITY ESSEN 2016

 

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