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Rugged CCTV is a Manufacturer of Digital Security Cameras and complete Security Camera Systems for Business & Industry. We Custom Design Security Camera Systems FREE for your Facility or Site. Rugged Cams holds the Patents on many of our specialized products.

9 June 2009 Comments Off on Twisted Pair Wiring vs. Coax for Security Camera Systems

Twisted Pair Wiring vs. Coax for Security Camera Systems

Most installers and end-users of CCTV equipment use coaxial cable such as RG-59 or RG-6 when transmitting video from a camera back to a DVR. However, there are times when UTP (unshielded twisted pair), or Cat5 type cabling is better and more efficient. Using UTP requires the addition of powered or unpowered baluns on both […]

3 June 2009 1 Comment

Hard to Detect & Easy to Protect – A Covert DVR Security Cabinet

Securi-Cabinet

Securi-Cabinet – Covert Security Cabinet When thieves break in and find security cameras, they immediately start looking for the recorder. Don’t make it easy for them. That was the idea behind the Securi-Cabinet digital surveillance system. This complete system hides all the components, wiring and even the monitor for the system, inside what looks to […]

22 May 2009 Comments Off on What to look for when purchasing a DVR for your Security Camera System

What to look for when purchasing a DVR for your Security Camera System

What to look for when purchasing a DVR for your Security Camera System

Deciding to go Digital is easy. By now you probably already know all the reasons for switching to Digital Video recorders, such as: the ease of locating events without having to slog through hours of recordings, excellent storage quality that does not degrade after repeated viewings, their ability to multi-task and do several things at […]

22 May 2009 Comments Off on How to Choose Good Quality Security Cameras

How to Choose Good Quality Security Cameras

The best security cameras consist of two basic, but very crucial elements – the quality of the image sensor and the quality of the parts and engineering of the camera components themselves. Listed in the specifications of each surveillance camera, you will find out who makes the “guts” of the camera. In other words, what […]

22 May 2009 Comments Off on Make sure the Security System DVR you choose is easy to operate

Make sure the Security System DVR you choose is easy to operate

In the small towns where I have several businesses, the Police are astounded at the quality of the video clips I give them. But it wasn’t always that way. In fact, ten years ago they weren’t interested in looking at any video evidence I had because they said that the pictures were so poor that […]

22 May 2009 Comments Off on How to Buy a Good Security Camera System

How to Buy a Good Security Camera System

Ok, so you need a good Surveillance System, and you’ve decided to go with a Digital System because you want the picture quality associated with Digital Systems but you don’t want the hassle of changing tapes – ever! So with all the confusing statements about all the different kinds of systems out there, and all […]

22 May 2009 Comments Off on What does CCTV mean?

What does CCTV mean?

Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) describes the use of Video Cameras to monitor property, processes, people or animals, or any other purpose that is mostly for private use at homes and businesses. CCTV was developed in the early 1940’s for viewing rocket launches. The scientists had to be a safe distance away if and when something went […]

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21 May 2009 1 Comment

What is a DVR?

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CCTV Basics: What is a DVR? (DVR = Digital Video Recorder) Many people have asked what a DVR is. First, lets make sure we are talking about a security-based DVR. These are very different from your home DVR used to record cable TV or movies. A TV-type DVR has one or more inputs, and a […]

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21 May 2009 Comments Off on Hello world!

Hello world!

Hi, everyone! We have officially started our security blog. Our chief engineer Allen Spears will be posting helpful information regarding security equipment.

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