COMMON FAILURES ON YOUR CCTV SYSTEM

Averías frecuentes CCTV

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

fallo eléctrico

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

digital cofre

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

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.

ROLLER SHUTTER: 1ST LEVEL OF SECURITY

PERSIANA

Security is a priority element when we talk about comercial stores. Althought they are located at inside or outside areas, to get a good protections without to lose the elegance could be a big challenge.

First of security elements that you have to installed is the closing system. The roller shutter, manual or automatic, is the first level to prevent the illegal access; then the order of our shutter has to be well studied.

MATERIAL

All the rollers shutter have made by great resistance material. So, when we go to find our shutter, we´ll find 2 types:

  • Roller shutters made in steel: very resistance material, the galvanized version avoids the corrosionof material. It doesn´t need maintenance and it could have a long lifetime. It has a quimic reaction to avoid scratching.
  • Roller shutters made in aluminium: wellknown by its lightness, the aluminium is, with iron, the mostlty used material around the world. It has a long lifetime beacause it´s corrosion resistant. It has the same finished in the both sides. Something doesn´t happen in galvanized shutters, that just have one side.

Althought the aluminum and its lightness are wellknown, when we need to offers a hight resistance, we add more to double the thickness and then the weight is increased a lot.

FISISHED

When we know wich material we´ll use, we have to decice the shutter finished. We have to keep options in mind like:

  • Bussiness style.
  • We want t be according the building where we are.
  • We want people look inside when we are closed.

You have these main options:

  • Die-cutting shoutter: you could close the access and at the same time, people could see the inside. It´s used in clothes stores, etc.
  • Blind shutter: it´s a clossing that doesn´t allow to see the inside of store. It´s used in places where the security is the priority.
  • Microperforated shutter: it´s a mix of elegance and security. If you are looking for a shutter that has style and it doesn´t lose resistance, this is your shutter.
  • Imitation-wood shutter: you´ll have all the wood advantages and no disadvantages.
  • Lacquered shutter: it´s the best option to shutter exposed to scraching, and inclement weather, etc. Oven lacquered gives a extra resistance.

OPENING AND CLOSING

We could addapt a lot of opening system in our roller shutter:

  • Fobs: if we install a receiver we´ll get to open the gate with the fob.
  • Proximity device: they are cards or tags that you put close to the reader installed and the shutter starts to open.
  • Tradictional key:  you use a inlay lock to open and close the shutter.
  • Keypad: we could addapt a keypad, then you introduce a correct code and the shutter starts to open.
  • Smarphone: there are different systems by App from your smartpone. You don´t need to be close to the gate to open or close.

TOTAL SECURITY

If you are looking for the total possible security, you have to install a self-locking shutter. This system is only to automatic shutter, not manual. It has a extra security that blocks the shutter when you force a manual mode.

We keep in mind that this shutter needs a complete installation, in other words, if we have an automatic shutter we´ll have to change all the devices, so it´s more expensive.

Powermatic has a range of shutter, you could contact us and our qualified technician are ready to help you.

PREVENTION PLANNING TO COMMUNITY OFFENSES

Powermatic security precaution

Prevention of offenses is a continous challenger to all communities. The high class residential areas and houses that are empty during the day are the focus of thieves. Also, the tourist appartments are a goal to thieves because they are emplty during the autumn and winter.

If we follow a criminology theory, to offense happens, it´s necessary 3 situationn:

  • A motivated thief.
  • Existing goal.
  • No one who could takes action.

This situation isn´t casual, there are some moments and places where these 3 conditions happen.

Do you know that 78% of crimminal case are about property offense?

The thief is a rational person who gets decisions based in profits and costs. So our goal, with this prevention planninf, is to tilt the balance foward costs. So, we have the technology advantages to get it.

Our prevention project is elaborated to reforce the security of our community  from outside to inside.

PERIMETRAL CLOSING

The most important thing to prevention, at community outside, is to have a perimetral walls. So, the best options is to have a fence made in metal or  masonry.

It´s necessary that the perimetre has only one entrace, close to the security office, than people just can enter and exit by the same entrance. Also, you should be identificated when you don´t have the remote control to enter.

The identification is necessary to taxi drivers and maintenance personal. This is a good solutions because with less access, more control.

This simple access, always that you could do it, is recommeded at night, for explamle since 12 a.m until 6 a.m.

ACCESS CONTROL

Our proyect works to reforce the access control systems. There are some options:

  • When you go to collect a reomte control or key you have to identify yourself to get it.
  • These devices have an unique serial number.
  • We associate echa remote control with the owner and appartment. The if the remote is lost or stolen we could cancel or replace it.

Powermatic has a antypassback system. You just could enter if you have entered in the opposite sense in the same gate. Then you could access if you have existed before. Also you could exit if your has registered your entrace before.

Other usefull system is a card of events. In this case, the entrance and exist are register with the serial number of the remote, the date and hour to a future check.

Last innovation is the electronic cylinder; it has a time control to limit the access. It´s very usefull to control access to swiming pool area. Also, when you a have a neighbord that doesn´t pay the community taxes, you could cancell the access to: swimming pool, gym, socialclub, etc.

Likewise, it´s very usefull to cleaner sercvices whre you could give a key with time control and the person could access in a limit time.

INCREASE OF SECURITY

Este aumento de seguridad tiene distintos objetos;

  • The incresase of the number of guardians 24 hours, because a lot of thieves act when the house is alone.
  • Surveillance cameras have to been installed in priority places.
  • The increase of street lighting helps the surveillance. It helps the guardian vision and the resolution of CCTV cameras.
  • The taxi drivers and maintenance personal identifications is very important.
COMMUNITY AWARENESS

It´s important to inform to all neightbords about the prohibitions and duties. You could install panels with all these informations.

If we put panel of surveillance areas, according with data protection rules, it´s a good solutions to deterrence the possible thieves.

La principal vía de entrada a las urbanizaciones o viviendas suelen ser los propios propietarios o inquilinos de las comunidades. Una acción que no tiene coste para la comunidad y es de lo  más efectiva es:

The first guilties to break the security rules are the own neightbords. There are some actions that help to be care:

  • No abrir a nadie desconocido.
  • Don´t open to unknowed people
  • No entregar dispositivos de acceso como llaves y mandos a terceros.
  • Dont´t bring the access devices to others.
  • If we the unknowed person with a strage attitude you should have to inform security guardian or police.

Powernatic installs and addapat our prevention planning to your needs.

TOP 5 TO MANAGE TOURIST APARTMENTS

tourist appartament

Tourist apartments have been growing up for few years ago. To get the management of them it could be a difficult job. To get a quality service and go on with it, it requirez a lot of dedication and sacrifice by the owners. If they have another job, the compatibility is impossible.

Powermatic shows you 5 options to help you to manage your tourist apartments.

1.- MECANIC BOX

cofre pequeñoIt´s the easiest and cheapest system to avoid movement, to check in and check out. Inside this metal box you could leave the home keys or fobs. When the clients arrives just has to introduce a code to open the box and collect the keys. When the clients go, they leave the kyes inside the box and you could collect them again.

The inconvenience is the low security level. If the box is broken, thief could access at the apparment, even thought it´s not easy to open it.

In this link you could see the features and prices of the device.

2.- DIGITAL BOX

It works like mecanic box. The difference is that difital box has a smartphone App that gives you some codes to open the device with digital keypad. Also you could open it with the App when your smartphone is close to the box.

Some features are:

  1. To know the last location of box.
  2. Automatic closing after it´s opened.
  3.  To share a temporary code to have a safe system. When rental is over, the code will be render.

It´s safetier than mecanic box because you could program the automatic closing.

In this link you could see the features and price of the device.

3.- ELECTRONIC KEYS

It works like traditional keys, but it has a lot of advantages:

  1.  You could manage the keys as you want.
  2. You could do key copies yourself  by smartphone.
  3.  You could cancel a lost key and you mustn´t change the cylinder.
  4. You could give a temporal key, that it shall works for a delimited time.

When the door is open or closed, this event will be safe in the internal memory (user name, date and hour…)

In this link  you could see the features and price of the device.

4.- MECATRONIC CYLINDER

With this new cylinders you could:

  1. You could send authorisations to open with virtual keys to clients/guests´s smartpones. Then, they could open by their smartphones.
  2.  You could give limited access.  The key works during the rental time, after that, the key stops to work.
  3. It has a events registrastion, with access information: date, hour, user name.
  4.  The authorisations are given by system administrator, and could accept or deny the access inmedietly.
  5. You could open the door with other devices like cards or proximity cards. All work at the same time.

In this link you coudd see the features and price of the device.

5.- AUTOMATIC LOCKER

It´s the safetiest and softest system that you´ll find. It´s a mixed of differents system, since a security key until the opening from anywhere by Internet.

The system has a battery supplier to could open and close the gate eventhought there is a power fail.

The main inconvenience is thay you need to do a pre-installation in the gate and it couldn´t be install in all gates.

In this link you could see the features and price of the device.

5 options, 5 solutions to manage your tourist appartments and it isn´t a headache.

LA COPIA DE MANDOS, UN PROBLEMA A TENER EN CUENTA

copy of fobs to garage gates

Recientemente hemos detectado un importante crecimiento de dispositivos que copian la frecuencia de mando a mando. En relación a esto, existen multitud de empresas dedicadas a las copias sin autorización de mandos a distancia para puertas automáticas particulares y comunitarias. Esta práctica pone en serio peligro la seguridad de las propiedades, ya que es muy fácil hacerse con una copia de muchas puertas automáticas sin ningún control. A su vez, genera averías intermitentes en las puertas que ocasionan fallos que difícilmente se pueden detectar.

En relación al funcionamiento, vamos a diferenciar varios tipos de mandos: mandos de primera generación y mandos de segunda generación.

MANDOS DE PRIMERA GENERACIÓN

Los mandos a distancia de primera generación se pueden identificar fácilmente porque normalmente tienen en su interior una linea de microinterruptores con dos o tres opciones para personalizar el código. Son emisores con códigos fijos que se copian con facilidad.  Al hacer una copia, el receptor instalado en la puerta desconoce si es un original o una copia y pueden funcionar sin afectar al funcionamiento. De esta manera se pone en peligro la seguridad de los vecinos. Cualquiera puede hacer tantas copias como lo desea y repartir mandos de cualquier comunidad de vecinos.

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¿Que ocurre cuando se hace la copia sin permiso de mando de este tipo?

Para copiar estos mandos la tecnología es muy básica y funciona desde hace años sin que haya afectado al funcionamiento. De esta manera, se abre la puerta al descontrol y la inseguridad dentro de la comunidad.

MANDOS DE SEGUNDA GENERACIÓN

Los mandos de segunda generación dispone un código evolutivo para hasta ahora impedir su copia sin permiso. Esto quiere decir que el mando al pulsarlo envía dos señales, una parte fija como el ejemplo anterior y una parte variable que se modifica con cada pulsación.copia de mandos comunidades propietarios

Para que podamos entenderlo, el mando a distancia mandaría en la frecuencia un código numérico fijo XXXXX y otra parte que variaría. Este algoritmo variable solo es conocido por el fabricante del mando a distancia. De modo que la primera pulsación podría ser XXXXX+0001 el siguiente pulso podría ser XXXXX+003 el siguiente XXXXX+005 y así hasta el infinito. Es por ello que durante mucho tiempo está tecnología ha sido difícil de copiar. En la actualidad nos encontramos con que muchas ferreterías o centros especializados disponen de máquinas que pueden identificar este algoritmo y hacer un duplicado igual que con los emisores de primera generación.
¿Que ocurre cuando se hace la copia de un código evolutivo?

Ahora las empresas instaladoras, los administradores de fincas y los vecinos nos vamos a encontrar con un problema importante. Normalmente el receptor no permite que haya dos mismos emisores con el mismo código y la misma variable. Si se hace una copia en un centro no autorizado puede que la copia funcione pero al detectarlo el receptor borrará el código original. De esta manera el mando original dejará de funcionar. También puede que funcionen de manera aleatoria a veces el mando original y otras la copia. Incluso puede pasar que el receptor se bloquee y no permita el funcionamiento para ningún vecino.

DIFERENTES TIPOS DE MANDOS QUE COPIAN FRECUENCIAS

En el mercado puedes encontrar diferentes tipos de mandos a distancia que son capaces de copiar la frecuencia y el código de otro emisor. Mayoritariamente son de origen asiático y suelen ser poco fiables. No obstante debido a la facilidad de obtenerlos a bajo precio y sin ningún control están siendo introducidos en nuestro mercado.

copia de mandos comunidades propietarios

SISTEMA DE MANDOS POWERMATIC

En nuestro caso apostamos por una tecnología muy avanzada en todos nuestros mandos. Hasta la fecha hemos evitado poner en peligro las comunidades, con un receptor instalado, en las que trabajamos. Os dejamos un video del funcionamiento de los mandos con los que trabajamos en Powermatic.

 

En cualquier caso estamos a vuestra disposición para cuantas dudas o consultas puedan surgidos.