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What’s the value of professional installation?

A professional installer can save you time and guarantee that your cameras are installed correctly. Your installer can ensure you’re using the right cameras for the type of surveillance you need. They can also make sure your security cameras are angled correctly and your walls are protected during the installation. Additionally, any repairs needed are usually covered by the installer’s company.

If you don’t feel confident about installing your security camera yourself, it’s best to hire an installer. Doing so may cost more, but you’re guaranteed the installation has been done correctly the first time. In addition, many of the best home security companies offer free installations and/or free equipment for customers who are willing to sign up for home monitoring services.

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Security Cameras in Kenya

Technology is a double-edged sword. While innovation and upgrades can have several benefits for us, they can also be used to cause trouble.

The majority of us reap its advantages, but a few with vested interests continue to abuse it and make the lives for the rest of us miserable.

The security camera is one of the wonders of modern technology, which is used at homes as well as in offices. It has gained immense popularity as an effective security measure, thanks to the plethora of benefits it offers.

But just like other inventions, security cameras have a few drawbacks as well.

The advantages, however, outnumber the disadvantages, and this revolutionary equipment continues to be popular with those serious about keeping their loved ones and assets safe and secure.

If you’re thinking of installing security cameras at your home or office, but are still in two minds, this post should help clear your confusion.

Advantages

1. Deter Crime

This is the biggest and the most obvious benefit of installing security cameras. Once they are placed, you will be able to see their effect on people almost immediately. Even if they are placed discreetly, you will start feeling a sense of security, which is priceless.
Whether you install the cameras in your home or at the workplace, you can prevent crime from occurring. The mere sight of the camera staring back at them, and the sheer thought of getting caught red-handed are intimidating enough for mischief-makers to be on their best behavior as they would know that their identity and illegal activity have been captured.Whether you’re experiencing problems related to theft, punctuality, or productivity, your security camera can provide you with the solutions. It empowers you and prevents your home and office from becoming easy targets.

2. Monitor Scenarios and Activities

It is extremely eas to work with security camera systems as they can be placed anywhere as long as there is a power source close by. They come in all shapes and sizes; some are tiny enough to be hidden in plants, pictures, photo frames, etc. Depending on your needs you can buy either hidden cameras or mountable ones.Never let anyone or anything suspicious out of your sight with security cameras. And while it is recommended that you avoid buying dummy cameras, one cannot stress enough on the importance of fixing real cameras as a solid security measure. Criminals are smart and dummy cameras give themselves away, so there’s really no point in having them.Real cameras, on the other hand, are extremely helpful as they enable you to monitor the activities of people visiting your home and office as well as the goings-on at these places. This is a great way to detect suspicious people and keep tabs on their activities.

3. Gather Evidence

Having cameras installed in strategic places comes in handy when you need to monitor actions and words of people or during an event. Modern security cameras are not only equipped with high-quality video capabilities, but audio as well. The clear images coupled with flawless sound makes them more efficient than ever at recording a series of happenings.

This is particularly helpful when dealing with a legal scenario, wherein the eye witness may have forgotten a certain important detail or may be providing with an accurate account of what really transpired. With a security camera, the legal authorities can see the series of events as they really unfolded.

4. Arrive at the Right Decisions

Footage from security cameras can help you make correct and fair decisions when settling disputes, both in domestic as well as professional scenarios. Whether it is dealing with a situation involving disagreements within your family, among your employees, or between a customer and your service staff, your doubts can be laid to rest with the help of your camera.

Incorrect, inappropriate or fabricated claims made by customers or other authorities can be sorted out when you make your security camera your ally.

5. Maintain Records

So you got to know of something that happened outside your home or office about a fortnight ago and curiosity is getting the better of you? You can douse it by simply looking up your security records. Cameras record and document everything they see systematically, i.e. as per the date and the time of the event.

Whether it is a crime or a minor tiff, your camera chronicles it, thereby making it easy for you to investigate the actual happenings.

Disadvantages

1. privacy Is an Issue

There have been a few instances in the past where security cameras have stirred up controversies, especially in professional setups. There have been cases where employees have objected to being under constant surveillance without their permission and citing the ‘invasion of privacy’ as the reason. A few have also resorted to taking legal action against their employers in relation to this.

Critics of security camera systems have taken offense to them being placed in offices and argued that doing so implies that the employer has either already assumed or is convinced that his employees are up to no good and will do something wrong which is why their activities need to be recorded.

2. It Can be a Costly Affair

While dummy cameras may not be expensive, the real ones costs hundreds, even thousands of dollars depending on the features and the number of cameras and monitoring systems you buy. Getting them installed and their maintenance means added costs. If you’re thinking of installing them yourself, lay that idea to rest unless you have good knowledge of wiring systems or you may end up damaging the cameras.

3. They Can be Vulnerable

When we, as users of security cameras, try to keep ourselves updated on the latest in security systems, we should not forget that intruders and criminals are doing the same too. A clever trespasser will probably know all about them and may have figured out a way to go undetected.

Further, tech-savvy criminals might have understood the technology and worked out ways to disable/disconnect them from their power source. Plus, if he detects your cameras as fake/dummies, they can be utterly useless in any crime prevention.

In worst cases, hackers can play havoc with your security camera system by using the Internet and use them to spy on you instead.

This makes security cameras vulnerable to damage and/or misuse.

4. Can’t Stop Theft

Cameras enable users to record footage for later viewing, and to help nab criminals, and receive justice from the law. They cannot, however, stop a crime when it is in progress. They do not alert neighbors or the police like an alarm system would. This means that you will incur losses even as you run to the court, make insurance claims and reorder stolen inventory, which may no longer make you feel absolutely safe and even cause you to lose faith in them.

Conclusion

Before making the important decision of installing security camera systems, it is better to be equipped with complete knowledge about them, as that will enable you to make an informed decision and help you choose a camera that fulfills your needs and expectations. Once you’ve weighed the pros and cons of setting up this technological marvel, you will feel better about your choice.

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Which security camera features are important in Kenya?

If you plan to have your system professionally monitored, you’ll also want to research which home security companies support the features you want most. There are many features to consider when selecting a home security camera. When it comes to safety and customizing your system, start by considering these features:

  • Live, remote monitoring: Easily check in on your home using your security system’s mobile app or a web browser.
  • Activity alerts: Receive real-time alerts via email, text, push notification, or phone call if your security camera picks up any suspicious activity.
  • Cloud storage: Security footage is stored in the cloud, making it tamper-proof and easy to access and share.
  • Panning and zooming capabilities: Most cameras allow users to pan, tilt, and zoom through the security system’s app or web browser.
  • Two-way voice communication: Use your security device’s built in speaker and microphone to hear what’s going on in your home and communicate with whoever is there.
  • Multichannel recording: Monitor multiple rooms in your home using a multichannel security system.
  • Tamper alerts: The security camera sends an alert when someone interferes with it.
  • Night vision: Record at night using cameras equipped with infrared technology.
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Panasonic Conducts Demonstration Experiment of Autonomous Signage Robot

Tokyo, Japan – Panasonic Corporation is conducting the first demonstration experiment in an airport of the autonomous signage robot, “Signage HOSPI” from January 15, 2018 with the cooperation of the Narita Airport Corporation.

“Signage HOSPI” is an autonomous robot “HOSPI(R)” equipped with 3 displays on its body, and it will navigate itself through designated areas. By utilizing the ability to detect people, objects, etc. and autonomously reduce speed, stop, and avoid any such obstacles, as well as its attention-grabbing design, the experiment will explore the potential of using the robot to communicate information about items not allowed on board and as an advertising medium. The experiment will quantitatively measure the number of views the robot and stationary digital signage receive to compare and determine which is more visible, and also establish a way to evaluate the value of the signage robot.

This undertaking by the Narita Airport Corporation was submitted to and adopted by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry as its project, and the robot’s mobility technology (the ability to move around in a large area with many people while recognizing its location) is the fruit of the project undertaken by Panasonic with the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization.

Overview of the demonstration experiment

Period: January 15, 2018 – February 26, 2018; Everyday from 10:00 – 12:00 and 14:00 – 16:00, except Saturdays, Sundays, and public holiday (Dates may change without prior notice.)
Location: Narita Airport, Terminal 2, 3F Departure Lobby

Signage HOSPI [autonomous robot HOSPI(R) specifications]

Main unit size: 630mm (W) x 725mm (D) x 1386mm (H)
Total weight: 211.6kg
Velocity: Maximum 1.0m/s
Signage panels: 3 26-inch screens (IPS liquid crystal panels created by Panasonic Liquid Crystal Display Co., Ltd.)

About HOSPI

“HOSPI(R)” is a robot that makes deliveries on behalf of people. Based on the pre-installed map information and by using high performance sensors and a sophisticated obstacle avoidance algorithm, the robot can autonomously deliver a wide range of items safely and efficiently while recognizing its surroundings and avoiding passersby and obstacles. Moreover, unlike traditional delivery equipment, the robot requires neither installation in the walls/ceilings nor guide tapes, so changes in the destination and facility layout can be made easily and at low costs. Well-received for such features, the robot is already being used in hospitals in Japan and across the world to deliver medicines and specimens.

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Panasonic announces IP-based video intercom system

Panasonic has launched a new, full IP video intercom system, aimed at meeting the increasing demand for integration between different building systems.

The new IP-based model the (VL-VN1900) works with a wide range of devices, including networked CCTV cameras, SIP phones and network video recorders.

Using Power over Ethernet, the system can be connected using a single cable, reducing installation complexity and cost. The system supports up to 2,000 SIP devices using standard PoE, with the addition of a control box.

Ye-Un Lee, Marketing Manager for Panasonic Video Intercom, said, “Many new developments already have IP-based cabling installed as trunk lines, making IP video intercom systems comparatively straightforward to install.

“The IP-based system meets the demands of a large busy apartment building, as the system can support multiple sessions at once, unlike incumbent analogue intercom systems. For larger developments IP is also a major improvement because it can support many more devices.”

A new room monitor is also being launched as part of the system. The VL-MN1000 is a 7-inch LCD capacitive touch screen which connects to a Panasonic IP camera, as well as integrating with electronic locks enabling access control straight from the monitor.

The IP video intercom system also includes new door and lobby stations, with a wide angle camera and RFID reader for entry cards, supporting for up to five cards per resident.

Reception mode also gives the option for incoming calls to go to reception rather than to individual residences, giving peace of mind to residents – particularly overnight.

There’s also extensive recording functionality, incorporating video and sound as well as still imagery.

The new IP system will be demonstrated to a select group of dealers and end users at a lunch and learn session at IFSEC 2017 at London’s ExCeL.

For more information on Panasonic Video Intercom, please visit: https://business.panasonic.co.uk/security-solutions/video-intercom

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