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Protect what's important to you with these state of the art Closed Circuit Video Surveillance Systems; perfect for home, office, private property or industrial use. Many home and business owners have long wanted to install surveillance systems, but have found them too complicated and/or expensive. Our systems are affordable, easily installed and extremely reliable.

To review our selection of home, business and office video security equipment and obtain more detailed information on any of our systems, we invite you to click on any of the links below.





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Today's customer is coming to us with demanding situations, requiring facial recognition and even license plate capture, for both night and day video surveillance.  HD surveillance systems  deliver much higher resolution, wider field coverage and enough detail that zooming in on an image after the video has been captured will provide an even clearer view.  Our HD systems include all you need to view live and recorded video at 1080P.  Whether you require a brilliant general overview of a large area or a more detailed capture of objects in a smaller scene, HD is the best possible choice of video surveillance  system

Wireless Surveillance Systems

Wireless IP Camera with Night Vision & Motion DetectionWireless IP Camera with Night Vision & Motion Detection
Digital Wireless Video Intercom Security System with 7" LCD Monitor & 2 Long Range CamerasDigital Wireless Video Intercom Security System with 7" LCD Monitor & 2 Long Range Cameras
Digital Wireless Two Camera 9" LCD Surveillance System with 2-Way Audio Intercom & 650 Foot RangeDigital Wireless Two Camera 9" LCD Surveillance System with 2-Way Audio Intercom & 650 Foot Range
Digital Wireless 4 Camera 9" LCD Surveillance System with 2-Way Audio IntercomDigital Wireless 4 Camera 9" LCD Surveillance System with 2-Way Audio Intercom
Wireless Security Surveillance System with 4 Outdoor Cameras and 19” MonitorWireless Security Surveillance System with 4 Outdoor Cameras and 19” Monitor
HIGH DEFINITION Wireless 4-Camera 9" LCD Surveillance System w/ 2-Way Audio & 660 Foot RangeHIGH DEFINITION Wireless 4-Camera 9" LCD Surveillance System w/ 2-Way Audio & 660 Foot Range
Wireless 4 Outdoor Camera  Surveillance System with 24 inch MonitorWireless 4 Outdoor Camera Surveillance System with 24 inch Monitor
4 Digital Wireless Camera Video Surveillance System - WITH FREE 16-CHANNEL DVR UPGRADE4 Digital Wireless Camera Video Surveillance System - WITH FREE 16-CHANNEL DVR UPGRADE
Video Surveillance System with 4 Mini Dome Security Cameras and 2 Wireless Night Vision CamerasVideo Surveillance System with 4 Mini Dome Security Cameras and 2 Wireless Night Vision Cameras
24 Channel Video Surveillance System with 4 Wireless Cameras & 24" Monitor24 Channel Video Surveillance System with 4 Wireless Cameras & 24" Monitor
16 Channel Ultra Digital Wireless Video Surveillance System w/ 24" LED Monitor16 Channel Ultra Digital Wireless Video Surveillance System w/ 24" LED Monitor 
Wireless Surveillance System with 4 Safe Guard Outdoor Wireless Cameras and 19” MonitorWireless Surveillance System with 4 Safe Guard Outdoor Wireless Cameras and 19” Monitor
Wireless Surveillance 24-Channel System with 6 Wireless  CamerasWireless Surveillance 24-Channel System with 6 Wireless Cameras
16 Channel Surveillance System w/ 4-Ultra Digital Wireless & 8-HI Resolution Wired Cameras16 Channel Surveillance System w/ 4-Ultra Digital Wireless & 8-HI Resolution Wired Cameras

HD Surveillance Systems

Wired Surveillance Systems

Complete Home Surveillance System with 4 Indoor/Outdoor Cameras & 19” MonitorComplete Home Surveillance System with 4 Indoor/Outdoor Cameras & 19” Monitor
Web Ready 8 Channel H.264 Smart DVR Video Surveillance SystemWeb Ready 8 Channel H.264 Smart DVR Video Surveillance System
4CH Surveillance DVR w/ 4 Hi-Res Outdoor 100 FT Night Vision Cameras - 500 GB HDD4CH Surveillance DVR w/ 4 Hi-Res Outdoor 100 FT Night Vision Cameras - 500 GB HDD
Professional 16-Channel Security DVR with 4 Indoor/Outdoor High Resolution Dome CamerasProfessional 16-Channel Security DVR with 4 Indoor/Outdoor High Resolution Dome Cameras
Professional 8 Channel DVR System with 19 inch Monitor and 4-700TVL Outdoor Dome CamerasProfessional 8 Channel DVR System with 19 inch Monitor and 4-700TVL Outdoor Dome Cameras
12-Channel Video Surveillance System with Remote iPhone Access**12-Channel Video Surveillance System with Remote iPhone Access**
4 Outdoor Camera Security Surveillance System with 8-Ch DVR & 24” LED Monitor4 Outdoor Camera Security Surveillance System with 8-Ch DVR & 24” LED Monitor
Professional 8-Channel Surveillance System w/ 1TB HDD and 4 High Resolution Cameras with 100Ft Night VisionProfessional 8-Channel Surveillance System w/ 1TB HDD and 4 High Resolution Cameras with 100Ft Night Vision
Professional Grade 8 Camera Video Surveillance System with 22" MonitorProfessional Grade 8 Camera Video Surveillance System with 22" Monitor
16 Camera Video Surveillance System with 1TB Hard Drive16 Camera Video Surveillance System with 1TB Hard Drive
8 Ch Surveillance System with 4 Outdoor 600 TVL Cameras + 2 Wireless Cameras8 Ch Surveillance System with 4 Outdoor 600 TVL Cameras + 2 Wireless Cameras
HD (High Definition) 4 Channel IP Video Security System with 2 Dome CamerasHD (High Definition) 4 Channel IP Video Security System with 2 Dome Cameras
HD (HIGH DEFINTION) IP Video Surveillance System - 3 Bullet CamerasHD (HIGH DEFINTION) IP Video Surveillance System - 3 Bullet Cameras
16 Channel Security Camera System w/ 6 Dome Cameras & 6 Bullet Cameras - 24" Monitor16 Channel Security Camera System w/ 6 Dome Cameras & 6 Bullet Cameras - 24" Monitor
16 Channel Video Surveillance System with Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera16 Channel Video Surveillance System with Pan/Tilt/Zoom Camera
16 Camera Security Surveillance System with Night Vision & Audio16 Camera Security Surveillance System with Night Vision & Audio
16-Channel Surveillance System w/ 24" Monitor & 12 Waterproof Cameras16-Channel Surveillance System w/ 24" Monitor & 12 Waterproof Cameras
Security Surveillance System with 16 Channel DVR - 16  Camera and 24" LED MonitorSecurity Surveillance System with 16 Channel DVR - 16 Camera and 24" LED Monitor
16 Channel Surveillance System w/ 4-Ultra Digital Wireless & 8-HI Resolution Wired Cameras16 Channel Surveillance System w/ 4-Ultra Digital Wireless & 8-HI Resolution Wired Cameras
HD Network Video Recorder Surveillance System with 6 HDIP Cameras & 2 TB HDDHD Network Video Recorder Surveillance System with 6 HDIP Cameras & 2 TB HDD
16 Channel 1TB DVR w/ 4 High Resolution Dome Cameras & 12 Weatherproof Cameras - 24" Monitor16 Channel 1TB DVR w/ 4 High Resolution Dome Cameras & 12 Weatherproof Cameras - 24" Monitor
HD (HIGH DEFINITION) Surveillance System with 8 IP Cameras, 2TB Hard Disk Drive & 24 Inch LED MonitorHD (HIGH DEFINITION) Surveillance System with 8 IP Cameras, 2TB Hard Disk Drive & 24 Inch LED Monitor
HD Surveillance System with 16 IP Cameras + PoE SwitchHD Surveillance System with 16 IP Cameras + PoE Switch

Many of our customers have also found applications for hidden cameras in both their home and business environments. Locations such as banks, for example, use a combination of wireless and wired, visible and hidden cameras. The visibly apparent surveillance cameras are used to intimidate potential criminals, while the "invisible" video surveillance cameras continue photographing them if, and when, the wired surveillance cameras are disabled. Most business owners want cameras in clear sight to discourage the "would be" culprit from doing anything illegal in their places of business. The hidden cameras, (almost always wireless so they can be placed anywhere) are the ones that, through the use of recordings from surveillance dvr's, provide the information to the police about who may have committed the crime after they've disabled the visible surveillance system cameras. To get an overview of our hidden cameras or nanny cams click here

Night Vision Terms & Frequently asked Questions

LED: Light Emitting Diode. A semiconductor source that emits light. This light can be in a range of color visible to the eye (such as the LED on a PC monitor which indicates that power is on), or can be invisible to the naked eye, such as infrared LEDs on a surveillance camera or remote control.

IR: Infrared Light  which is invisible to the naked eye, with a wavelength longer than that of red light. Infrared light is used for night vision LEDs on surveillance cameras and accessories, and in remote controls.

LUX: A unit measurement of the intensity of light. For example, the light of a full moon is about 0.1 lux, while bright sunlight is about 100,000 lux. Cameras rated for 0.0 Lux are considered to be night vision cameras.

Can I see an image in pitch-black conditions?
Yes. The infrared LED illuminators act as an additional light source for the surveillance camera, giving you an image even when natural light sources are absent. The amount of light needed to see a picture is referred to as lux. The lower the lux the better the camera can see in low light. Infrared LED cameras are considered to be rated 0 lux, meaning they can see with zero light.

What is the maximum distance I can see?
The distance you can see will greatly depend on the quality of the camera lens, the lighting conditions, and the number of IR LEDs. However, the general rule of thumb for low lighting is 2 feet per infrared LED illuminator under ideal conditions. It is important to note that depending on the surveillance system application, objects at or beyond this range may be partially or completely obscured.

What is the ideal number of infrared LED illuminators?
The ideal number of infrared LEDs depends on the video surveillance application, and it is important to note that having more infrared LEDs does not mean you will receive a better image in low light. If the area you plan to monitor is open and the visual objects are at a distance, you may wish to have more LEDs. However, if the area you plan to monitor is closed and the objects appear rather close (under 15 ft.), it is recommended to have fewer infrared LEDs. If infrared LED illuminators are placed too close to an object, the object may become too bright, and it will be harder to identify the object.

Can I see an image in color or just in black and white?
This will depend on the amount of light emitted from sources other than the infrared LED illuminators. The more the surveillance camera has to depend on the infrared LED illuminators to see, the more color will be lost in the image. With most surveillance cameras, once the infrared LEDs are illuminated, the camera will automatically switch to black and white to deliver better clarity.

Why would I use infrared LED illuminators?
The human eye cannot see infrared light, but a Surveillance Camera can. The invisible light can be used to illuminate an area to allow for night surveillance without the need for additional artificial lighting. Other benefits of using infrared LED illuminators are that they have low power consumption compared to regular lighting, they are lightweight, and have a long lifespan since they only illuminate in low lighting. In general, infrared LED illuminators will increase the viewing range in areas such as warehouses, garages, hallways, entrances, etc.

Where should I place infrared LED illuminators (if not already attached to the surveillance camera)?
Infrared LED illuminators should be placed above the surveillance camera to ensure the greatest amount of illumination. It is not recommended that IRs be placed next to the camera, as it may leave one side of the image darker than the other.
 
Although the light emitted from the infrared LED illuminators is not visible to the human eye, the surveillance camera sees the light in much the same way as we see white light. If infrared LED illuminators are placed in the camera’s field of view, the image may not be visible or may become too bright, as this would be similar to shining a flashlight directly at the camera.

Are infrared illuminators safe?
Yes, Infrared LED illuminators are harmless.

Are infrared LED illuminators invisible?
Almost. A low red glow is visible, however most people would not notice the infrared LEDs on a surveillance camera.

What is an IR Cut Filter?
An Automatic IR Mechanical Cut Filter blocks infrared light, but allows colors visible to the naked eye to pass through. During low/no light conditions, the IR Cut Filter moves away from the lens to let in100% of the infrared light for maximum night vision performance. This results in the surveillance camera image changing to Black and White for better image quality.

NOTE: Not all Day/Night Cameras have an Auto IR Cut filter.
 

Surveillance System Sales on the Rise

    • Two-way mirror is specially treated glass that allows light to pass through in both directions, but which also reflects light back into the room. If lights are off on one side of the mirror and on in the other, those on the bright side will see a reflection and those on the dark side will see through the glass.
    • Because they function as windows, two-way mirrors are generally set into the wall; they are not hung on a wall. If the mirror is not flush with the wall, it is most likely not a two-way mirror.
    • To test the mirror. Cup your hands around your eyes and place your face next to the mirror. If it is a two-way mirror, you will be able to see something on the other side-unless there is absolutely no light on that side.

    • If you can, turn out the lights. The two-way mirror only works if light is more intense on one side. With the lights off, you will see through a two-way mirror. It may take a few moments to detect the mirror as your eyes adjust.

    • Tap the mirror. A two-way mirror will produce a hollow sound like a window because there is no backing on the other side. A regular mirror will sound dull.

    Tips

    • The "fingernail test," recommended by hoax emails and passed around online, does not work. In fact, it simply reveals where the reflective surface is on the mirror; some mirrors have the reflective surface placed on the surface, and some have glass laid over it.

    • Be ready to get strange looks if you try to detect a two-way mirror in public!

    • Though breaking a mirror will show you exactly what you have been looking at, it is not recommended.

  1. Surveillance devices can be life savers. They can also be intimidating. If you are new to the world of hidden cameras, consider a built-in self- recording DVR. If you select a battery powered device, it will be as simple as plug and play. KJB’s removable SD cards make it easy to capture video and quickly retrieve it for viewing. A battery powered device with a removable SD card is a user friendly first step into the world of DIY surveillance. Here are a few popular and easily handled styles:


    Smoke Dectector Camera/DVRs come in either side view of       
    bottome view mounts and they all feature Nivght Vision for low
    light conditions.





    The Hidden Camera  Clock Radio/DVR is our most popular hidden camera. This simple
    clock blends into just about any household or business setting.






    Finally it's hard to know when you might need to record footage around your home or business
    but having a weather resistant hidden camera means you've at least got a plan. The Hidden
    Camera/DVR Rock has a heat sensor that conserves battery life and also has a quick auto start.



  2. The biggest difference between the DVR and NVR is that the DVR records from analog streams provided from analog cameras; the NVR records video streams that have already been encoded at the cameras.

    Though both are often termed digital, the DVR compresses digitally analog video feeds and stores them on a hard drive.  The term digital in this case is referring to the compression and storage technology, not the transmission of the video images.  The DVR therefore has to be located near the analog feeds. 

    In contrast, the NVR stores digital images directly from the IP-network.  It records video streams that have already been encoded at the cameras. Therefore, you find no video connectors anywhere on a NVR. It’s input and output consists of compressed IP data and encoded video. This makes it possible for the  NVR to be located anywhere on the network of a business enterprise– at the monitoring center, adjacent to camera clusters, on the edge of a network, collected together in a hardened environment. In addition, recordings on any one unit can be remotely viewed by a number of operators spread across the network simultaneously without affecting one another.
     
  3. Selecting the Nanny Cam for Your Home

    Working parents are increasingly turning towards hidden surveillance cameras  within their homes to keep a watchful eye on their children and their caregivers. Surveillance cameras used for this purpose have garnered their own section of the market and are often referred to as nanny cams

    Typically, these cameras are covert in nature and come in a variety of technical platforms such as wired, wireless, and IP-based models. In addition to the various camera styles available, the hidden configuration options are virtually endless. This article acts as a guide to the leading nanny cam technology available, and provides some practical tips to consider when selecting this style of camera to install within your home.

    Which technology is right for you?

    We will briefly consider the two main technology formats nanny cams come in. These include wired versions, and wireless versions. We will review some of the positives and negatives that may be associated with each style to assist you in the selection process.

    Wired nanny cams -- This is the oldest style of covert camera, which typically consists of a hidden spy camera concealed within an object that is connected to a nearby video recording device. This is a very reliable method of video capture and recording. However, there are drawbacks to this style of camera. Because both the camera and recording device require a direct connection and close proximity to one another, it can be difficult to conceal two units instead of one.

    Wireless nanny cams -- This style is generally a more popular choice than wired versions because they are easier to conceal without wires to hinder the process. A wireless nanny cam can be set up to electronically send a signal to a video receiver or a recording unit such as a DVR or PC. Unlike the wired models, these receiving units are not required to be in the same room as the camera itself. 

    Older forms of wireless cameras were often plagued by interference from such things as satellite receivers or 2.4GHz cordless telephones. However, new wireless advancements have greatly improved not only the strength but also security of wireless transmissions.

    Choosing the right hidden configuration for your home

    A simple search on the Internet for hidden nanny cams will reveal a wide selection of configurations and choices. Once you determine which technology is most appropriate for your surveillance plans, you will need to determine the most fitting way to conceal your camera. Some important considerations include:

    Stay with the practical -- You can find hidden nanny cams that come hidden behind objects as simple as a digital clock to something as bizarre as a cookie jar. When choosing which type of object to go with, it is best to stay with the practical. You want to select something that will truly blend into the surroundings, and that can realistically remain in one location without seeming out of place.

    Select an object that can realistically monitor critical areas -- Another important aspect to consider is selecting an object that is capable of viewing the widest possible area. A hidden nanny cam disguised as an air freshener that is plugged into an electrical outlet near the floor may be too limiting for a larger room. Perhaps a smoke detector placed in the ceiling in the center of a large room is more appropriate.

    Carefully consider placement -- Proper camera placement can be the defining difference between a successful surveillance system and an unsuccessful one. You will likely have to consider installing multiple nanny cams concealed in various locations throughout your home in order to ensure thorough monitoring. In addition, pay careful attention to camera placement to ensure all areas of interest are thoroughly covered.

    Deciding to incorporate a hidden nanny cam system within your home can be a difficult decision to make. There are many practical and legal aspects to consider before moving forward with an installation. However, if you are careful to design a system with a proper purpose in mind, you can greatly benefit from utilizing this technology.