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Spider Webs on Your Cameras – Tech Talk #25 by Jim Flick

Spider Webs on Your Cameras – Tech Talk #25 by Jim Flick

Keeping your cameras clear of spider webs is very important for after dark video activations. The two photo examples are from the same camera on the same day, one during daylight hours and the other about two hours later after sundown. As you can see, the built in IR illuminators cause the spider webbing on the face of the camera to be illuminated as white strings, blocking the ability to clearly see an intruder in the background.

Day Activation

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Night Activation

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Visually inspect your cameras for spider webs and clear them out for better video footage at night. It could make the difference between a thwarted break-in and an unseen intruder.

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Helping Police Gain Access to Your Site – Talk #24 by Jim Flick

Helping Police Gain Access to Your Site – Talk #24 by Jim Flick

If you have a combination lock on your gate or a gate key housed in a combination key box, we can give the access code to the responding police to reduce the time it takes them to get inside to search your site. This can make a huge difference if your site is large and it is difficult to see everything when standing at the gate. A large site can be searched must faster using the police vehicle with the searchlights most are equipped with.

We have included the gate code option on the revised central station information form we have you fill out when purchasing a system from RadiusVision.

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Customizing Each Camera’s Police Response – Tech Talk #23 by Jim Flick

Customizing Each Camera’s Police Response – Tech Talk #23 by Jim Flick

RadiusVision can customize how EACH camera trigger is handled by the central station when a human is seen in the video. This can help to reduce false alarms to the police or get the proper company personnel contacted depending on the circumstances.

An example might be a camera that covers the entry gate into the site. If employees are forgetting to disarm the system and getting caught, you may want to change that camera response from “send police” to “call the contact list to verify”. The central station will call you before sending the police and you can decide if the person seen is an employee. All other cameras remain “send police” because the gate camera was not triggered first, as it would be if it was an employee who entered the site and forgot to disarm.

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Did You Know You Have A Smart Siren/Strobe? – Tech Talk #22 by Jim Flick

Did You Know You Have A Smart Siren/Strobe? – Tech Talk #22 by Jim Flick

Your siren/strobe can do things no other siren can do! It can tell the difference between an intruder and a raccoon or an intruder and flapping plastic and which one needs to have the siren/strobe activated. It also knows the difference between daylight and darkness and knows if neighboring dwelling units have people sleeping that would be disturbed by the siren being activated! Advanced technology is amazing, and RadiusVision is on the cutting edge providing you with options few other companies can match. Is your siren equipped job site located near dwelling units that are complaining to your company about their sleep being interrupted by false alarms?

Don’t let that damage your company reputation, we have the answer. Just let us know what hours you would like your site to be “silent” and the hours you would like the siren to be activated. All siren equipped existing RadiusVision sites are already “smart”, with the siren activating ONLY when humans or moving vehicles are detected inside the fence. Just let us know if you need additional selective noise abatement and we will make it happen.

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Moving Your Videofied System? – Tech Talk #21 by Jim Flick

Moving Your Videofied System? – Tech Talk #21 by Jim Flick

When you’re ready to shut down and move your system, first turn off the central station communicator (see Tech Talk #20 on how to do this) or you can remove the batteries from the head-end so the system will stop sending the daily timer test. Call, text or email me so I can suspend your central station account which will stop the monthly monitoring billing.

When you’re ready to redeploy the system at the new location, call, text or email me and I will reactivate your central station account and email you a blank Central Station Information form to fill out and send back to me so I can update the central station with the new site information, contact list and email addresses.

You may want to consider redeploying the system with fresh batteries if the existing batteries are over a year old. You can order batteries from us or source them yourself, but purchase only the SAFT brand.

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