Need Fiber for Security Cameras?

Fiber Optic Media Converters like the Signamax 065-1196A series, are the economical bridge between a copper infrastructure and an optical fiber run.  Even in smaller security networks the obstacle to reach distances greater than 100 meters will require an extension over fiber.
Fiber Camera Layout
Imagine a property with a copper-based network that has decided to increase their security parameters by installing additional cameras.  The additional coverage could be around the parking lot, a multi-story building, or maybe the property has multiple structures that will require extended data transmissions.  Once the copper-base recommended distance is breached between the cameras and the network video recorder, the transmission will typically work intermittently or not at all. To ensure the investment meets its intentions a span of optical fiber with the existing copper-base will allow a more reliable transmission for the extended span by decreasing the electromagnetic interference between the cameras and the NVR.
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How to set up remote access for ECORHD

Here’s a great look at how to set up remote access for the Everfocus ECORHD digital video recorder.

Easy, now your ready to take your new system to the next level.

HD over coax, goodbye IP cameras?

For what seemed like forever, people always drifted to IP for the HD image but it was very costly for home or small business installations.

Now you get HD image quality over traditional coax cable at the analog camera price! Let’s check out a webinar by Bolide CCTV who now have an excellent offering of HD analog security products.

You can now get a High Definition Security System without the IP system price.

The Best Surveillance Videos of March

Let’s check out the best surveillance videos from this month, I also enjoy inspecting the video quality and imagine what they could have done for a better image. Let’s check them out!

Store Clerk Saves Baby

Detroit Gas Station Shooting

Indianapolis Burglary

Dubai Airplane Crash

Terrorist hit Brussels 

Dognapper at Humane Society

Back Door Break In

Houston Gun Store Smash (Kyle’s favorite)

As you can tell video has been continuously improving over time and in a couple of these videos it’s time to upgrade to at least Analog High Definition.


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In stock now! MuxLab is a leading designer and manufacturer of connectivity solutions that allow Audio-Video, Broadcast, and CCTV equipment to be connected via cost-efficient Cat5e/6 copper twisted pair in the structured cabling environment.

For 30 years, the MuxLab brand has been synonymous with quality, performance and reliability. MuxLab solutions streamline cabling by reducing material, space and installation costs. Even after installation, MuxLab products help save time and money by facilitating moves, adds and changes. Whichever market you love and serve MuxLab has a solution for you! Our products are found in applications such as CCTV security and surveillance, classroom video, digital signage, home theater, guestroom entertainment, podium presentation and boardroom projection systems, to name a few.

Proud to be Canadian, all MuxLab products are designed and manufactured in Canada, by Canadian professionals. Your #1 Choice for CCTV and Audio-Video Connectivity Solutions. Let’s get a better look at a couple of there products that’ll provide a solution to your problem.

Need to convert HD-SDI to HDMI via Cat5e?

Need to convert HDMI to VGA?

What about extending your HDMI signal via Cat5e?

Need a further VGA signal?

These are just a couple of examples of how MuxLab provides connectivity solutions via twisted pair. For price and availability visit Discount Low Voltage.

What is P-Iris?

So recently I was at a IP camera training class at Everfocus and training went well and good but I can’t stop thinking about how awesome some of the cameras looked. They mentioned that some of the IP cameras have a lens called P-iris and I got an explanation on it but with so much to cover in class we did not have that much time to dive into it extensively. So I though I’d dive into it more once I got back into the office and here’s what I found regarding it.

P-iris is an automatic lens and uses precise iris control in combination with specialized software that optimizes image quality and greatly improves contrast, clarity, resolution, depth of field and more! The entire field of view on the screen looks fantastic. With the DC auto iris lens you’ll get a great shot of your focus point, for example, if you wanted to focus on a sign that was 5 feet away the DC-iris will look excellent but the background that is 20 feet away will be a bit blurry and not as sharp, but with P-iris everything in the field of view looks fantastic. Let’s compare by using the photo below.

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Looks awesome right! Now let’s see some video in action.

P-iris is a new technology and if you haven’t heard of it before I’m sure you’ll start hearing it more and more. For IP cameras with P-iris check out Everfocus.

Signal and Power Over Coax? Yes!

Now you can get Ethernet Over Coax with Power easily by simply using the new Palun converter by Everfocus. This is a great choice for when you need an IP solution at a location where coax is already ran and don’t want to deal with the labor and Cat5e material cost of a new cable run. Simply attach the send module on one end and the receive module on the other. Let’s check out a demo video from our YouTube channel.

Let’s go over some of the features.

– Maximum connection distance of 1148ft

– Automatic 802.3 & PoE detection

– Automatic MDI/MDI-X detection

– Any PoE device / PoE IP camera

– Cost saving, no need for re-cabling, keep the Coax for network surveillance

– Easy Installation

– Slim & compact design

An easy way to overturn the time consuming installation process, especially where some cable runs were a nightmare to run due to their location.

Questions? Comment below, thanks!

Easy Plug and Play Network Video Recorder

If you’re worried about installing a Network Video Recorder because of work involved with setting up the IP camera to be properly networked to the NVR you won’t be with the Plug and Play Network Video Recorder by Everfocus.

This NVR eliminates the need for complicated network configuration and with the Power Over Ethernet switch also included you’ll eliminate the need for a master power supply and you’ll also simplify the cabling infrastructure by running one Cat5e cable for both the power and signal.

Full HD 1080P video output brings superior picture performance on a massive scale and with its H.264 compression it provides up to 1.5 times better compression ratio than MPEG-4 along with low bandwidth consumption.

Let’s get a better feel for it from our YouTube channel.

As you can tell this would be a great way to get your feet wet with IP cameras and a NVR. If you’re still on the fence but want 1080P quality you may want to consider the Everfocus line of HD cameras that use a traditional DVR.

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1 port Gigabit Capable PoE/PoE+ Power Injector

Signamax Connectivity Systems 065-POEINJ-G 1-port Gigabit-capable PoE/PoE+ Power Injector is designed to be a compact and cost effective full compliant solution for Network Cameras, IP phones, Outdoor and Indoor Wireless Access Points, and other IP terminal installations. Unlike many competing products, the 065-POEINJ-G supports a 10/100/1000BaseT/TX RJ45 connection utilizing phantom power over RJ45 pins 4,5, 7, and 8, and supports either the 802.3 at (30 watt) and 802.3 at (15.4 watt) IEEE PoE and PoE+ standards in a compact package for wall or desktop mounting. The 065-POEINJ-G injector operates at temperatures ranging from 14° F to 104° F (-10° C to 40° C). This rugged, compact, and cost-effective PoE/PoE+ power injector is the easy answer for individual PoE or PoE+ deployments where PoE switches are not appropriate.

Key Features:

  • 10BaseT, 100BaseTX, and 1000BaseT support.
  • PoE (15.4 watts) and PoE+ (30 watts) supported.
  • Operating temperature range from 14° F to 104° F (-10° C to 40° C).
  • Rugged wall-mountable high-strength molded housing.

Another thing I like about this PoE injector is it’s 5 year warranty.

Easiest way to test your IP camera installation image

Finally! An easy way to “POWER and VIEW” your IP camera during installation, here’s a quick demo!

Another cool thing about the ESK1000 I found out about recently while talking on the phone with an installation contractor is, he likes to make his adjustment on the camera then take his smartphone and verify with the customer what the field of view looks like and verifies that’s what the end user wants. It’s a great installation tool and I’m sure after using it on a couple projects you’ll really begin to love it.

Let’s go over the features.

– Provides the ability to troubleshoot camera lens and displays on installation site

– Streamline the process of a new IP camera installation

– Small and compact for portability

– High capacity power with lithium batteries

– Equipped with external WiFi router with a built-in DHCP server

– Supports EF Sidekick mobile app for IOS

– Multi-function use: smart phone charger (USB output) or wireless AP provider

– LED indicators for Power, POE and charging status

– PoE and DC Power Supply

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For more info, availability and price, check out the ESK1000