3 Best Security Camera Systems for Small Businesses

Security is a quality most of us value very dearly, its what gives us peace of mind and lets us know that ourselves and the things we hold dear are kept safe or being watched over by someone who cares. It’s a word with a black and white straightforward definition of “the quality or state of being secure” or “freedom from danger” as defined by the dictionary. When it comes to small business these things are paramount for keeping the business going and hopefully growing and why we decided to bring you this guide to some of the best security bundles for small business with a price range from small budget looking to start out with something simple or we are growing and want the best no matter the cost. If you are the owner of a retail store for instance you should know that not only do small business as a whole lose 25 to 30 thousand a minute to shoplifting but also almost 70 percent of business fall victim to theft from their own employees so you never know where the crime can come from unless all bases are covered and watched with a good security camera.

No matter the size though we know security is important at all levels to maintain all that you have built and grown through your hard work and blood and sweat and we used our vast security knowledge to help make a tough decision a little easier on yourself and your business so you can focus on what matters. After all, we know from FBI crime stats that business without some type of alarm or security are 4.5X more likely to be burglarized.

So onto the 3 best list, beginning with our bargain option and its accessory.

Budget Friendly Option: Infinite Pixels MB419F4 Camera with MOSD1 OSD Controller
Price Range: $120.00 – $150.00

 

 

 

 

Armed with a 2.43MP Sony CMOS Image Sensor and high def. 1080P Output, it is no thicker than a quarter and barely more heavy than a pen. This camera is perfect for a small business looking to get a quality security camera and remote without breaking the bank. It has an effective resolution of 1984 x 1225 and a 3.6 Mega Lens to get a clear picture of anything within a small space or building. The optional controller is also affordable and small and easy to use compared to some of the more expensive options on the market and is an easy to operate using one with a small joystick and easy to remember controls. The complete list of features is listed below.

MB419F4 Features:

  • 43MP Sony CMOS Sensor
  • TVI/AHD/CVI/Analog Selectable by Built in OSD
  • f=3.6mm Mega Lens (Lens options available)
  • 1080P Video Output
  • Color : 0.5Lux, B/W : 0.05Lux
  • Sens-up :Color 0.05Lux, B/W : 0.005Lux

 

Mid-Range Budget Option: Watec WAT-933IP Camera with WAT-AD901-1212P5 12V DC Power Supply
Price Range: $980.00 – $1,100.00

 

 

 

 

 

As we step up to the next budget range we want to have a camera that can provide the HD picture and high def. output and still come in a small discreet package, on top of that you may also want to have something with wireless or IP connectivity and we have all that in a mid range budget with the Watec WAT-933IP Full HD IP Camera. This camera provides super low light extreme clarity HD that can be dropped anywhere to replace or provide a camera option with a simple network connection and power source. It is at its best in dark and low light environments and even better clarity with lights on and has an onboard microphone and onboard recording storage making it one of the most convenient options as well as not too bad on the budget. Full Features listed below, check out the website for more details.

WAT-933IP Features:

  • IP-H.264
  • Low Light 0.00009 LUX
  • FULL HD 1920 X 1080p
  • OnVif compliant
  • Duel Streaming
  • Onboard Recording and Internal MIC w/External MIC Options

 

Max Budget Option: Axis Q6128-E 4K PTZ Camera with Axis T8129-E Outdoor PoE Extender
Price Range: $2,900.00 – $3,300.00

 

 

 

 

This is a camera that would be good for any size business, here we have the final camera package is the granddaddy of them all it comes with a astounding 700° pan radius making it a one size fits all camera for any area and can cover ground that would normally take multiple cameras, if that’s not enough the 4K resolution video, 3.9-46.8 mm lens, auto removable IR (infrared) cut filter for low light and dark imaging, as well as auto dry feature after a storm and repaint-able metal camera casing are among the many things that make this the diamond standard for business surveillance or security. On top of this, we have an addable Outdoor PoE extender for covering vast distances if you have a small business but a large lot or area to cover. It expands the Ethernet and PoE connections beyond the 100m or 328 ft. limit making long term connections with no loss or degradation of signal with no additional power supplies needed and has a waterproof, rugged outdoor enclosure in case it needs to be placed outdoors. This camera and Extender set can do it all and make it look easy whether you are monitoring outdoors or indoors it always comes through with high definition imaging night or day, rain or shine and dries off its own internal moisture to keep fog away. If you are a growing business and have the money to spend then this is the best of the best. Full features listed below.

Q6128-E Features:

  • 4K resolution
  • Axis’ Sharpdome technology
  • Axis’ Speed Dry function
  • Pan performance up to 700°/s
  • Repaintable

Whether you need a budget friendly option or the big budget option all of these cameras are amazingly capable and will give you what you pay for and then some. They are all HD cameras with 1080 resolution or higher and all are fairly small and discreet as well as easy to setup and operate. It all comes down to the size and layout space you need to oversee and how much you have in mind to spend to accomplish making your business secure. Be it one of these or many of the other selections we have you can be sure that we carry everything you need at www.usasecuritysystems.com and will be able to help you design your own system if needed by calling us at 888-875-6091 and speaking to a sales person directly so that we can cater to your specific needs.

Quarter Sized lens delivers crystal clear HD viewing for any application

This tiny but super powerful camera would make a diamond blush with all the crystal clear high def. power inside this camera. Shining through in a tiny case not much bigger than the size of a quarter with dimensions at 30 (H) x 30 (V) and 27 (W) mm (with 3.6mm lens attached!) it delivers full HD Image Transmission in crystal clear 1080P over 300 meters of connections (with expandable cabling optional add on as well). This amazing camera series also features the industry standard 1/3” 2.43MP Sony CMOS Image Sensor, the Infinite Pixels MS430F Series camera is great for applications that have small space but need a camera versatile enough to capture about any setting or application. The MS430F Series is also equipped with interchangeable lens fitting options to suit it for whatever you need it to capture whether near or far. Listed below are the lens options to show the range of this amazing camera.

Lens Options:

  • 2.45mm : MS430F245
  • 2.8mm : MS430F3
  • 3.6mm : MS430F4
  • 6.0mm : MS430F6
  • 8.0mm : MS430F8
  • 12mm : MS430F12
  • 2.8 – 12mm : MS430V1
  • 3.7mm Flat Pinhole : MS430P1
  • 3.7mm Supercone Pinhole : MS430P2

On top of these expansive lens options, it also comes equipped with amazing picture quality with stunningly clear 1080p video output (1944 x 1092 effective pixels) and built in operating system with selectable Analog/TVI/AHD or CVI format signal.

The MS430F Series is a great swiss army knife style camera with the optional lenses and the tiny size make it so you can watch over your business or valuables without people knowing what is watching and from where. These are a great pick up at a great price for your business, contact us today to find out even more in depth info on this and other great security cameras at usasecuritysystems.com

Top 5 Reasons the dPict Nexeon HDI Interface Board is worth it’s weight in gold

When you are setting up a camera for high detail work especially things involving microscopy, robotics, automation inspection, military, and aviation or medical procedures/applications then you will need one of the best frame grabbers in the camera industry. The dPict Nexeon HDI Interface Board is the one board that can cover all the bases even if you are using it for something that doesn’t need as much precision and detail like security or surveillance this can be both a time saver and improvement of your overall setup, here are the just 5 of the many reasons why you need this in your camera control setup.

 

1. DVI and HDMI input support

When it comes to connections it helps to make things easy when you have all the hookups you need to implement the system you want and in today’s day and age that makes HDMI a must but its also very adaptable with DVI or Digital Visual Interface hookups for a direct connection to computer or server or controller.

2. PCI Express 2.0 4x Interface Connection

The high speed connection only helps speed things up when you need it and time is important as it allows you to connect and transfer data at some of the highest speeds possible going as high as 1GB/sec. on data transfers.

3. Simultaneous real-time transfer of video to system memory

Being able to transfer video or image data is the core reason to get a frame grabber and being able to do it simultaneously and in real time is another level of game changer that makes this one of the best options on the market.

4. Real-time image processing

While we are on the topic of image and video processing and transfer capabilities, I would be remiss not to mention that the dPict Nexeon HDI Interface Board is also a pro at image processing and hardware codecs that enable the recording or clipping and processing of an image in real time as the video is being captured. That way you can process it in the moment rather than potentially forgetting later.

5. Supports multiple compression standards

Whether it’s H.264, MPEG4 or MJPEG they are enabled for playback with a real-time hardware CODEC to transfer either compressed or uncompressed video or image data to memory simultaneously while recording or playing back video.

Whatever your reason for needing a frame grabber if you are someone who has an attention for the smallest details or its required in your application then the dPict Nexeon HDI Framegrabber is the perfect fit for your business or needs. We also have other frame grabbers if you prefer another brand or need another type for a different application on our frame grabbers page. Whatever it is you need we have got you covered, contact us today to find out even more in-depth info on this and other great camera and security related products at usasecuritysystems.com or give us a call at 888-875-6091.

Enjoy working under the bright lights? You and the Tru-Vu SRMH-13.3U monitors are a picture perfect match.

When you work in the wide range of industrial or manufacturing jobs there are a lot of instances where you are going to be working in high ambiance or even altogether outdoor locations, you may even have the smaller problem of wanting to let light in the office but having it interrupt that daily meeting due to not being able to view the monitor properly due to light pollution, there is a solution to this wide ranging problem though.

When you have a monitor like the Tru-Vu SRMH-13.3U you can dare to leave those blinds open and let the sunshine in because it’s designed to display bright high definition colors while also retaining view-ability through its state of the art LED backlights that produce over 1,500 nits of brightness (vs. your standard 200 to 300 nits for standard monitors) so that even in the face of the sun itself it still beams diamond sharp images. With a resolution of 1920×1080 it brings full 1080P HD and an 800:1 contrast ratio it tops all monitors in the same size range.

Since they envisioned most people using it for outdoor purposes they encased it with a powder-coated steel enclosure and gave it the added flexibility of a battery-powered operation for mobile/portable applications and still had it come in under 5 lbs. in weight to make it not only bright but lightweight, durable and functional in even some of the roughest environments. Here is a full list of notable features.

Features:

  • 1,500 nits Brightness
  • Produces Clear, Sharp Images Even in Direct Bright Sunlight
  • Full HD Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p/60) 
  • Video Inputs: VGA, HDMI, Composite (BNC (Loop Thru)
  • Rugged Powder-Coated Steel Enclosure
  • Lockable On-Screen Display (OSD) Controls
  • Auto Re-Start After Power Loss
  • TRU-Tuff Ensures Maximum Shock and Vibration Resistance
  • Can Be Customized to Meet Your Needs
  • 3 Year Warranty

If you want to be the brightest bulb in the room you need to get a bright monitor to match your ambitions, or if you want to check out the whole collection of Tru-Vu monitors we offer you can see them here. Whatever it is you need we have got you covered, contact us today to find out even more in-depth info on this and other great camera and security related products at usasecuritysystems.com or give us a call at 888-875-6091.

For details that require close attention. Get up close and personal with Ricoh’s FL-BC1220-9M

Highly detailed jobs require highly skilled workers and highly skilled equipment, if you need to visually inspect something the size of a pinkie nail or smaller or better yet you need to see something as small as a pixel on screens. How about spotting small foreign objects in very expensive machines that require precise care to work at its peak performance? You need a high quality camera to accomplish these tasks but you also need an even higher quality lens…you know kind of like the amazing new 9 mega-pixel lens series from Ricoh, or more specifically the FL-BC1220-9M Manual Iris Lens. All of Ricoh’s 9MP lens Lenses are 1” format size but this one is the smallest of the family but definitely not the weakest.

With a light weight of 156g or the equivalent of around .34 pounds and state of the art technology that leverages a floating mechanism to enable low-distortion, high-resolution image capture at all ranges as well as boasting a point-blank range of 80mm (3.15 inches) that yields quality superior to close-up extension rings so users can capture close up high resolution viewing right up within millimeters of the lens. Listed below are the top 7 applications but the possibilities are endless for research, science and technology applications just to name a few.

Applications:

  • Visual inspection of printed circuit boards and sheet materials (metal, paper, film)
  • Verifying type on printed matter
  • Inspecting the shape, color, and surface of food and pharmaceuticals for errors
  • Confirming hairline cracks and other surface defects on diameter sheet metals
  • Checking for missing pixels on LCD monitors
  • Visual and foreign substance inspections on everything from precision machined items to containers
  • In capturing precision machining products such as electronic substrates and wafers

If you have an application or hobby that requires a better focus on the finer details then this lens would be a great addition to your work or collection for more detailed specifications check out the product page here, or check out the whole line of Ricoh lenses we offer if you need something for a different application. Whatever it is you need we have got you covered, contact us today to find out even more in-depth info on this and other great camera and security related products at usasecuritysystems.com or give us a call at 888-875-6091.

Get hyper detail oriented with the 4K Ultra HD IMHD4K-55 display

Detail oriented people are into the little things, they scrutinize small details and what seems ordinary to others but they know the power of putting together a lot of little things to make the whole much stronger. I can’t remember who it was by but I read a quote once that when you want to build a brick wall it can be overwhelming but if you focus on laying each brick perfectly then the little will eventually become the whole and the wall will be perfectly built. This applies to learning a new skill as well, you must learn the little things before you can make an attempt at much harder techniques.

Much like my rambling, it’s easy to get lost in the big picture when you aren’t looking for details and the little things is what the InVid IMHD4K series does best. It focuses on the crisp clear picture even in the smallest of details to give you the most information possible so you miss nothing when looking at the whole picture.

If you are using a monitor display for security it’s even more important to get a clear picture to go with your high definition camera so nothing escapes your attention. Starting with the amazing 4K (3840 x 2160 pixels) resolution with super fast 60 Hz refresh rate and Bright illumination panel with an 89° viewing angle. Not only is the IMHD4K-55 a big monitor but it’s also built for security/surveillance being able to combine Ultra HD resolution and other technology features that make it perfect for these applications.

One of those technologies allows you to monitor multiple cameras at once with Picture by Picture (PBP) and Picture in Picture technology so you will always be ready to react when something pops up that demands attention even the small things that would go unnoticed on a smaller or less resolute screen. Listed below are some of the most exciting features for the powerhouse monitor.

Features:

  • Superior Ultra High Definition 4K Image: 3840 x 2160
  • Suitable for All Video Surveillance and Security applications
  • Bright Illuminated Panel with 89° Viewing Angle
  • Inputs: HDMI 2.0, HDMI 1.4 & DisplayPort
  • Picture-by-Picture (PBP), Picture-in-Picture (PIP) & Anti-Burn-In
  • 3D Combo Filter
  • VESA Mount Compatible

Don’t pass up the opportunity to own this great camera! Contact us today to find out even more in-depth info on this and other great camera and security related products at usasecuritysystems.com or give us a call at 888-875-6091.