Flock Of Crows – 2 of a Kind Video Extender System Solutions

In the wild crows are very smart, one of the smartest birds in fact and they are even intelligent enough to help raise siblings when old enough. You see crows mate for life usually and spend most of the year living in pairs of 2 (when not roosting of course) When nesting season approaches and the pair are lucky enough to have an old enough juvenile they are frequently seen defending the nest from predators and bringing food to mom, dad or the younger siblings directly, with one study showing up to 80 percent of American crows nest looked at had helping hands connecting the generations for the parents and ensuring they survive and strengthening the bond they have or for the sake of this blog tie in the link up power. This is just one example of linking up in nature that shows how beneficial and smart it is but now I will show you the benefits of doing the same when it comes to camera technology. Introducing the Raven™ 3104 & Raven™ 3124 USB 3.1 Extender for your CAT 6a/7, or Multimode Fiber Extender Systems.

The only thing you have to know is how far you want to extend and whether you need fiber optic long distance or CAT 6a/7 for a smaller job, its a perfect pair. For CAT 6a/7 we have the Icron Raven 3104 4-port USB 3.1, 100m CAT 6a/7 Extender System allowing users to extend all USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) device types as well as USB 2.0 and 1.1 devices across a point-to-point connection up to 100m over a single CAT 6a/7 cable. As an example, this is perfect for conference rooms using USB 3.1 cameras as shown below.






Can be used/paired with flash and hard drive, keyboards, mice, interactive whiteboards, touchscreens, docking stations, USB to video converters, audio devices, and/or any other USB 3, 2 and 1 device. It has a blazing 10x the speed when compared to ANYother Box USB extender on the market and it is the only extender currently capable of CAT X 3.0 extension, with CAT X being widely preferred over fiber in virtually all typical applications. The long list of features for the USB  3-2-1 Raven™ 3104 continues below.

Locking Power Connectors
0-50° C Operating Range
 USB 3.1 Gen 1 data rate up to 5 Gbps
Integrated 4 port USB 3.1 hub supporting all USB 3.1, 2.0, 1.1 devices simultaneously at full bandwidth
Up to 1.2A (6W) per USB port
100/1000 Mbps Ethernet channel; LAN pass-through
Single cable, CAT 6a/7 up to 100m
Point-to-point connection
FCC and CE (Class B) compliance
Two year warranty
ExtremeUSB-C™ suite of features:
              ▪  Transparent USB extension supporting USB 3, 2 and 1
              ▪  True plug and play; no software drivers required
              ▪  Works with all major operating systems:  Windows®, macOS™, Linux® and Chrome OS™

On top of all these great features, you also have the additional choice if you are inclined or have a USB 3.1 extender application that requires fiber optic cable instead of the CAT 6a/7 then we have that covered too. The Icron USB  3-2-1 Raven™ 3124 has a fiber link cable connection that provides great benefit to medical and military personnel especially as it provides electrical isolation for extra security. It provides all the same applications uses as the Raven 3104 on top of this and extends up to 200 meters simultaneously over Multimode Fiber and has an extra treat for installers because you can leverage an existing network infrastructure without having to run additional dedicated cables or allow users (especially PTZ or Pan Tilt Zoom Applications) to connect Ethernet capabilities through the extender without having to run a separate cable. Icron makes it as easy as plug and go with reliable connections and unparalleled interoperability.

On the endless list of applications these as well as the Raven 3104 are perfect for any Security & Monitoring systems, Live Staging & Production requiring Pro-AV set up, any type of business setting for Boardrooms, meeting rooms or huddle rooms where employees get together to chat and use communications software over Skype or the like.






It has become extremely popular in the Machine Vision industry for testing and taking/recording measurements of various materials. And most important according to some is the use with Medical systems and servers as part of a KVM system or proprietary medical device/solution.

Contact us today to find out even more in-depth info on this and other great security camera products at usasecuritysystems.com or call us at 888-875-6091.

Top 5 Security Features of the Invid Tech VIS-P2PTZXIRT44 Outdoor Camera

If you know and love cameras or work in the industry then it will be no secret that the products from InVid or Innovative Video Technology are top of the line and the latest from their line of VISION Series cameras proves that they are staying on top going forward. One of their latest offerings is the Invid Tech VIS-P2PTZXIRT44 2 MP PTZ outdoor camera with it’s 44x optical zoom and full 360° range of motion to go with its Smart EXIR Range of up to 820 feet! This is on top of the many features listed below, I could go on and on it’s a sight that has to be seen for yourself though.

5 Top Security Features of the VIS-P2PTZXIRT44:

  • Auto-Tracking
  • Try Wide Dynamic Range
  • IP66 Weather Resistant
  • Operates in conditions as low as -49° F
  • iOS & Android Apps for Smart Phone & Tablet Access and CMS Software to manage multiple cameras
  • Optional Micro SD Storage – 128 GB

When used in conjunction with a quality NVR you have one of the best outdoor cameras or security cameras in general that you can get today on the market. Everything from filming to capturing and recording is streamlined and easy to manage with H.265-H.264-MJPEG Compression and built-in Smart Analytics. Motion, audio, as well as statistical analysis in the form of people counting and face detection to sort out issues right away, another feature that ties into this is the cameras behavior detection allowing for any intrusion, crossing of certain lines or motions in areas and auto tracking to capture anything that goes on day or night. Even preset patrols allow this camera to be like a security guard without having to have a physical human body on site, saving both time and money for your business or cherished personal belongings.

Contact us today to find out even more in-depth info on this and other great security camera products at usasecuritysystems.com or call us at 888-875-6091.

Blackmagic Designs tiny solution for high quality conversion that wont get in your way

When cameras record in high definition it can fill up space fast and if you have a large cache of surveillance or security you need to keep for archives or for security records purpose or just for your own peace of mind, it can take up a lot of space and very fast. The solution to this usually is to convert the video to a smaller file format for easier storage or if you need higher detail you can switch to or keep the HD. The Blackmagic Design HDMI to SDI Micro Converter with Power Supply is great for taking the HDMI output from laptop computers or cameras and converting it to SDI for use with broadcast switchers, routers, monitors and whatever else you can think of that has a HD signal. It comes as well with it’s own individual power supply over USB and internal software so that you always have control at the tip of your fingers without having to plug and unplug bulky converters and power supplies. Some of the best features are listed below.


  • HDMI Input
  • 2 x SDI Outputs
  • Supports SD and HD Signals
  • Automatic Input Signal Detection
  • Software Control
  • Power & Firmware Updates via USB 2.0
  • International Power Supply Included

With 2 SDI outputs, support for both HD and SD signals and a micro usb slot for power it can automatically switch between to signals with multi rate 3G-SDI that switches between HD and SD formats on the fly and supports HD signals up to 1080p. The 2 outputs have support and categorization of level A and level B SDI signal equipment.

Contact us today to find out even more in depth info on this and other great security camera products at usasecuritysystems.com or call us at 888-875-6091.

Night stalking with the IR Range InVid Technologies PAR-P2BSSXIRA2812

Outdoor areas can be hard to cover sufficiently with cameras so you can be sure you are getting the security coverage you need to keep your business or valuables protected and watched over, especially if you have a large area or building to watch over and especially outside exposed to nature and the elements, in some cases you may need multiple cameras for a large network of surveillance security. Or on the flip side you may have a small to medium size business or house that you would like to keep protected and watched over.

For either one of these scenarios the InVid Technologies PARP2BSSXIRA2812 is the camera you want to check out. At a size of around 3 x 6 inches and a feather light 3.86 lbs. this little camera not only fits into tiny spaces but is light weight and easy to install as well as adaptable to any outdoor area with its Stainless Steel body and IP Network connection. It shines even brighter at night with Infrared Range extending up to 65 Feet with a motorized auto focus lens to quickly zoom and get a clear picture when things are moving fast even in on the darkest of nights. With an IP68 Waterproof Rating it can also withstand the rain and storms as well as dust and dirt to keep going no matter how the weather reacts.

The bullet shape and stainless steel body make it durable and long lasting and easy to place in even the highest spots so you can get the perfect angle to capture all of the action and keep your property safe even in rough conditions.

Contact us today to find out even more in depth info on this and other great security camera products at usasecuritysystems.com or call us at 888-875-6091.

How to do Low Light Cameras the right way with Watec WAT-221S2

We talk a lot about cameras here and about what they can do for you and how powerful the resolution is or we hone in on one amazing feature but when you want a camera that just works time and time again you will come back over and over for this one. The Watec WAT-221S2 is a 1/2” analog camera with 550 TVL of true color HD resolution and one of the best cameras on the market for low light recording or surveillance. With a low lux of 0.6 this camera can pick up images in even the dimmest of areas and is always a popular seller so much that Watec has continued to support and sell despite newer cameras/technology coming out, it’s obviously a hit with people who have demanding applications as well with the OSD support menu built in for quick access to features and functions.

This camera also comes with easy lens adapter and mount that make it a easy fit for most lenses to make it perfect for any application especially in the fields of Automation, Factory Inspection, Military and Law Enforcement Industries. Once you plug in the lens it is auto detecting for both DC and Auto Iris attachments and can be programmed for fast or slow shutter speed among other options within the built in OSD.

All this comes in a package that is just millimeters in size to allow you the freedom of being able to put it just about anywhere a half dollar would fit. Many cameras on the market can give you the low light, the resolution, the OSD and lens mount and easy lens detection and some may be able to deliver all of those things individually pretty well, but no camera can perform all of those things as well as the Watec WAT-221S2, ask someone who has used it and they will turn you into a happy customer as well.

Contact us today to find out even more in depth info on this and other great security camera products at usasecuritysystems.com or call us at 888-875-6091.

Bringing the Ricoh FL-BC2514D-VG Lens Into Focus

Things that provide a wide variety of uses make things easier to free up valuable time to address other concerns, especially in any business that requires close inspection in a noisy or vibrating environment. Come to think of it it’s hard to find a product in any market that does many things well or even one thing well and is also reasonably priced, but if you look around and research with your goals in mind which is maximize profits and are able to resist the glitz and marketing campaigns they try to fool you with so you don’t see the flaws in their products you will emerge from the smog of hard work and find a product like the Ricoh FL-BC2514D-VG (especially if you happen to be in the market for a Manual Iris VGA Lens for your camera).

The FL-BC2514D-VG is compatible and built for VGA-class cameras and can tackle many uses and applications including pattern matching, component positioning, missing-part inspection, board mounting, and inspection of pharmaceuticals, produce, and grains. It is especially useful with it’s sturdy lock screws in applications that require vibration control such as mobile devices, machine vision systems, inspection stations, heavy equipment monitoring/inspection, production line handling cameras with formats anywhere from 1/2″ to 1″, etc.

Weighing a tiny 76g or 0.167551 lbs. and equipped with C Mount compatibility this lens can fit in even some of tightest locations and spaces while providing a robust and vibration free image and being the perfect companion to any compatible camera. Compare any competing vibration lens against it and you will be glad you made the choice to buy this cheap, compact, built to last lens to manage your business needs.

People that know their business well buy products that they know will perform up to their standards and the Ricoh FL-BC2514D-VG Lens lives up to nothing less than the highest of standards. Contact us today to find out even more in depth info on this and other great security camera products at usasecuritysystems.com or call us at 888-875-6091.