12 August 2013

AXIS P12 Network Camera Can Be Covert

AXIS P12 Network Cameras is a series of uniquely designed cameras for exceptionally discreet surveillance.  The series comprises three models; two pinhole models:
  • AXIS P1204 and AXIS P1214, which are ideal for indoor installations
  • AXIS P1214-E, which is an IP66-rated model that can be installed both indoors and outdoors.
The cameras provide crystal-clear HDTV 720p image quality at full frame rate. AXIS P12 cameras deliver multiple, individually configurable video streams in H.264 compression, which greatly optimizes bandwidth and storage needs without compromising image quality.  AXIS P12 Network Camera Series offers small-sized, high-performance cameras for exceptionally discreet indoor and outdoor surveillance. These cameras are perfect for covert installations or where a discreet and compact surveillance solution is required.

Unique design concept:
With their functional, discreet design and small form factor, AXIS P12 cameras enable easy integration into very limited spaces. AXIS P12 Series is ideal for discreet and covert surveillance in stores, architectural buildings, hotels, offices, banks and ATMs.

Easy installation
The innovative design concept of AXIS P12 Series comprises a main unit, and a separate sensor unit, enabling them to be mounted up to 8 meters (26ft.) apart. The separate sensor unit with a lens and image sensor, offers great flexibility to blend into a wide range of environments, at the same time keeping the cameras protected from tampering.

Mounting options
AXIS P12 Series offers a wide range of mounting options for indoor and outdoor installations. The cameras include various mounting ccessories enabling quick and easy installation. The unique form factor and small size of the sensor unit, enables flush mounting at places where a concealed application is required.

Outdoor covert surveillance
AXIS P1214-E is an IP66 and NEMA 4X -rated model, which ensures protection against dust, rain, snow, ice and corrosion. It can operate in temperatures from -20 °C to 50 °C (-4 °F to 122 °F). The supplied housing makes the camera suitable for discreet wall or ceiling mount, allowing an overview without being intrusive. The camera is designed for both indoor and outdoor applications and is ideal for door entrances and ATMs.

AXIS P1204 can be mounted flat or angled on any surface, using the angled fastening bracket. The camera can also be mounted covertly behind a thin metal sheet in a doorway or an ATM.  AXIS P1214 can be mounted behind any wall, with just a small opening for the lens, or with the whole lens
protruding from the wall.  To get  more information call me at (508) 453-2731.

05 August 2013

As President Reagan Said....

"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."
        - Ronald Reagan

24 July 2013

Vincent B. Lisi Named Special Agent in Charge of Boston Division (FROM FBI WEBSITE)

Director Robert S. Mueller, III has named Vincent B. Lisi special agent in charge of the FBI’s Boston Division. Mr. Lisi most recently served as deputy assistant director in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Lisi began his career as an FBI special agent in 1989 and reported to the Washington Field Office (WFO), where he investigated violent gang and drug matters. In 2003, he was promoted to the position of supervisory special agent (SSA) in the Office of Congressional Affairs at FBI Headquarters. He returned to WFO in 2006 to oversee and support undercover operations. In September 2006, Mr. Lisi was selected to help lead the Amerithrax investigation of the September and October 2001 anthrax letter attacks. Following the completion of the Amerithrax investigation, Mr. Lisi was assigned as the legal attaché in Sana’a, Yemen, from April 2009 to July 2010.

Mr. Lisi then returned to WFO as the SSA of an extraterritorial criminal squad. In January 2011, he was promoted to assistant special agent in charge of the Intelligence Division, with oversight of all surveillance personnel, undercover operations support, and language services.

In January 2012, Mr. Lisi was selected as a section chief in the Counterintelligence Division at FBI Headquarters, and in August of that year, he was promoted to the position of deputy assistant director.

Prior to his appointment to the FBI, Mr. Lisi worked as a certified public accountant.

20 May 2013

In response to Worcester Mass Police Department’s “Advisory-Break-Ins on the Rise”

As an electronic security professional who grew up in Worcester and who also provides commercial and residential monitored security solutions.  I wanted to comment on the recent press release from the Worcester Massachusetts Police Department concerning the increase in residential and commercial break-ins that are up 9.7% over the first four months of this year over the same time period last year. 

The release discussed the targets of many of these crimes have been small electronic devices.  I agree, I have also seen jewelry and cash have been taken from many of the new customers that I have sold new security systems.

My goal is to offer my clients the best in class solutions that offer the best protection and the best evidence for law enforcement if the worst happens.  Today we can provide monitored alarms and video to better protect both residential and commercial facilities.  If you need an opinion or a recommendation, call me at 508-453-2731 anytime. 

15 May 2013

American Alarm and Communications, Inc., Protecting the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

As an agent for American Alarm and Communications, Inc., headquartered in Arlington Massachusetts, my focus is to protect public sector departments, municipalities, properties, facilities, employees and citizens as well as commercial locations.

Below is a presentation of some of the details of how i work with my clients.

31 January 2013

See Avigilon's HD Bullet Camera's!

We received our first Avigilon HD Bullet camera series that captures incredible detail in complete darkness with its built-in adaptive infrared (IR) illumination. 
Available in outdoor 1 MP, 2 MP, 3 MP and 5 MP resolutions, Avigilon’s HD Bullet cameras can see facial detail two times farther than average bullet cameras.  “Being able to identify faces in the dark is a huge advantage when securing your business and protecting your people,” said Rick Ramsay, senior product manager at Avigilon. “Organizations around the world operate 24 hours a day. They need discreet, high-definition surveillance that provides business intelligence and protection to operate efficiently, regardless of the time of day.”
Adaptive IR Illumination
The adaptive IR illumination automatically manages camera settings and infrared lighting to capture details in surveillance footage that are lost by cameras using static IR illumination. This unique feature also matches the illumination to the scene so security professionals can see image detail regardless of scene conditions.

Wide Dynamic Range 
The 1 MP, 2 MP and 3 MP HD Bullet cameras are also equipped with powerful in-sensor Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) capabilities, which exposes each pixel multiple times for better image quality. This feature provides security professionals with clear view of an entire scene, including areas that are brightly lit or in darkness or shadow.
Additional features of the H3 Bullet cameras include:
  • Two lens options: 3-9mm and 9-22mm
  • Rated for temperatures between -40 C to 50 C/ -40 F to 120 F
  • Fully motorized lens for remote adjustment of focus and zoom reduces installation time
  • Extra RJ45 Ethernet connection port underneath the camera assists with camera aiming during installation
  • Audio connections enable two-way communication
  • Digital I/O ports enable connection to external systems such as alarm input and output
  • ONVIF compliant
The H3 Bullet Cameras are available now. For more information on product or demo availability please contact me at jmcdonald@americanalarm.com. 

Critical Communications in a Hospital by Stentofon

Stentofon released a whitepaper on Critical Communications in a Hospital.  Over the years I have used and sold many audio intercom solutions as they have evolved   By far the best solution has been those provided by Stentofon.  

A good communications system is vital in a hospital environment as you all know.  The need that requests for help and support can be made quickly and questions and answers are understood clearly is paramount. The linked document takes a closer look at all aspects of communication one must consider, when providing communication solutions for hospitals.

STENTOFON offers a wide range of products and solutions that gives a voice to staff, patients and visitors. At the reception, the guardroom, in the corridors, offices or in the operating room, one can always rely on STENTOFON to provide secure communication throughout the entire facility. The STENTOFON intercom system has been proven to be an invaluable tool for daily operations and a lifesaver in critical situations.  

Drop me a line if you would like a demonstration at jmcdonald@americanalarm.com.

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