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 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 or call us at 888-875-6091.

Infinite Pixels MS430F Series: The Mighty Mouse of Cameras

This tiny but super powerful camera would make the cartoon mouse proud with all the power inside this tiny case. Equipped 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) delivers full HD Image Transmission in crystal clear 1080P over 300 meters of connections. This amazing camera series also features the industry standard 1/3” 2.43MP Sony CMOS Image Sensor, the Infinite Pixels MS430F Series camera is a 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 wether 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 with out 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

Axis MK II Network Camera Series: H.265 Compression in Peak Form

The new models of MK II Series Network Camera from Axis Communications have arrived and they might be putting other Network Security Cameras on notice, they came out swinging and hit a home run with new models: M2026-LE, M3106-L and M3106-LVE MK II all boast outstanding video compression with H.264 and now supporting H.265 with Zipstream which maximizes image quality and eliminates bandwidth and storage. Another space saving option is the Axis Corridor Format which detects long hallways and switches to portrait stream. Listed below are some of the features that separates it from other network cameras.


  • Built-in IR Illumination
  • 4 MP Video Quality
  • Axis Zipstream Technology
  • Supports Video Analytics
  • Discreet and flexible
  • Fast, easy, cost saving installation

All this space saving doesn’t mean quality is sacrificed as the MK II Series comes equipped with Quad HD Video or 2688 x 1520 pixel video and 4MP or 320 x 240 pixels Resolution Images. They also have outstanding range in field of view with a 130° horizontal range and 73° vertical so that one camera covers the area that previously you might have had to use up to 2 or 3 to cover a wide area of surveillance. They don’t have cameras that cover this many features for such a low price, Axis is showing you can make a security/surveillance camera for a reasonable selling price that gives you the best of the latest technology. This is a company making a name for itself in the industry with this and other strong new products on the market.

With its compact sizes (4” around 6.9” across when straight ahead) and ease of install the MK II can be placed in almost any area to make it as inconspicuous as possible but still give you a great view of whatever you want an eye kept on, even at night the built in IR illumination can see crystal clear and take sharp images up to 49 FT (15 M). It’s also tough as nails as it can operate in the worst of conditions whether it is rough weather, dust, sand and salt spray or ice formation and high water pressure streams or even vandals. It has a integrated sun and rain protector and is IP66 Rated against water and NEMA 4X Rated against dust and dirt and can go all the way down to -22° F (-30°C) and even operate well in the highest heat up to 122° F (50° C) so no matter what the environment does you will be able to count on this camera capturing the video and keep your space secure.

Navitar Resolv4K Complete Rundown: The Ultimate Lens Series

When choosing a camera lens for any application it can be difficult unless you are only using it for one specified application and trying to find a high resolution lens that fits your specific application needs can be even more frustrating. With the new Navitar Resolv4K zoom system you can now maximize the usage of up to date modern image sensors with higher pixel densities and tap into the abilities of this amazing Swiss army knife type of high resolution lens with the best of both zoom worlds. The new optical design is what allows the Resolv4K lens to deliver a 400-600% larger filed of view (FOV) compared to the traditional zoom systems currently on the market. It comes equipped to fit numerous lens adapter options from 1/2” through APS formats for a range of sensors to make it an even more versatile option.

With the low magnification end of zoom you get wide fields of view with no sacrifice or loss of illumination, and on the high magnification end it delivers microscope like resolution at extremely long working distances. On top of being able to effortlessly go back and forth between long and short range zoom but it also has a dramatically increased wavelength focusing ability with Visible through Near Infrared or VIS-NIR as well as SWIR lens options. It keep evenness of illumination even in large field of view (FOV) configurations, if necessary it will even work with higher magnification applications like large aperture Navitar HR microscopes giving it the most precise image measurement ever seen before from a high resolution lens. In short it keeps a clear crisp HD picture whether you need to zoom in or out, you will never lose detail in the image.

These functions make it a perfect lens for any application where zoom functions are needed without aberrations or loss of pixel density such as high speed inspection of product or services or precision measurement applications where tiny details are the difference between success and failure.

USA Security offers complete customized camera package solutions with a large variety of lens and cable or related solutions to support a wide variety of needs and applications.

The Tatung TLM-43IPC may just be the perfect Test Monitor?

Whether you own a large business with multiple locations and a huge IT infrastructure or a small mom and pop business, or for an obscure use even an electrician that works specifically with security monitoring and cameras the bottom line with security is that it just needs to work and the only way to maintain that consistency is to test your systems and cameras so that they work up to their best possible capabilities and you aren’t the one caught off guard with something preventable like tampered or faulty equipment.

When it comes to camera testing or even Ethernet network testing especially for the IP variety cameras, the Tatung TLM-43IPC is the only remote monitoring solution you will ever need. Here are just a few samples of the endless features this powerhouse from Tatung provides.

  • Crystal clear 4.3” durable LCD touch screen monitor with a high resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
  • Long lasting 7.4 Volt lithium polymer battery with 5 hours of continuous operating time
  • Easily detects and connects to IP Cameras and addresses as well as built in Wi-Fi and Ethernet slot for cable testing, additionally it can test PoE power voltage, PING and IP address searching
  • Also supports ONVIF, Analog and functions as a controller for PTZ Cameras
  • Recording and storage are easily stored on reusable SD card
  • Tap into camera feed and instantly see video playback and screenshots that can be magnified up to 4x for close up looks of recordings
  • Supports over 80 different customized IP Camera brand protocols
  • Perfect “all in one” solution test monitor

On top of all this the TLM-43IPC test monitors are small and compact making them easy to transport without taking up too much space, the whole unit measures in at approx. 8” Height, 5” Wide and 2” Thick and still comes in weighing under 2 lbs. at a feather light 1.86. It also features built in kickstand for comfortable remote viewing and comes with an accessory bag included for the monitor and any and all accessories you need for any situation or emergency that should arise. One of the biggest keys to surveillance and having good security is the ability to respond in a timely manner and with this remote test monitor you can make 100% sure all your cameras are not only properly connected but recording and working well without any hiccups or issues that could cause a lapse in security or expose a vulnerability in your system you may not have noticed otherwise. In the end it provides peace of mind to know that the system you rely on to keep your items and business safe are working properly and doing what they are supposed to do and this test monitor provides that peace of mind in spades.

Tatung has already received well deserved high praise for the TLM-43IPC by many publications and companies working within the IT and Security markets and its only a matter of time before word gets out and this secret becomes well known. If you have a security system you need to have a reliable tool like this to keep it functioning well and up to date and most importantly to avoid security missteps or malfunctions you are doing yourself a disservice by not at least checking this amazing product out.