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Tip of the Week - Remote Viewing Set up tips
Overview–Once you have set up your DVR for local access to your internet surveillance system, you have a few more steps before you can set up remote viewing for your DVR. In the answer provided below, there are instructions on what steps you need to take in order to set up remote monitoring as well as some basic tips you should be aware of during the set up process of your internet surveillance system.
Tip of the Week - Daylight Savings
Want to avoid the clock time on your security DVR system being off this Sunday?You will need to configure your security DVR system to adjust for Daylight Savings. Below are a set of links in regards to changing the date and time and setting up your settings for Daylight Savings. This will appear as the “DST” setting; you should have it set to enabled.
Tip of the Week - The Scan N' View
Q-See is introducing a revolutionary and simple way to set up Remote Viewing of your home security camera systems called Scan N' View. By simply scanning a QR code on your DVR, you can set up Remote Monitoring seamlessly without the hassle of opening ports on your router.
Even with the most complicated of set ups, the Scan N' View is a sure-fire method of setting up Remote Monitoring for your business or home security camera systems. Please take a look at the following link for more information.
NOTE: This only applies to the following models: QT5616, QT5716, QT5440, and QT5682
Tip of the Week - DMZ Guides
Have you been trying to set up remote monitoring of your surveillance cameras on your DVR or NVR, but have been stuck without any progress on forwarding your ports? It might just that be that you need to set up a Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to view your device online.
DMZ creates an extra layer of security on the network in that it creates an opening for the specified device. Even if this opening is bypassed, only the device can be accessed; the rest of the network for your surveillance cameras is still secure. For more information and guides for setting up a DMZ for different routers, click here.
Tip of the Week - The Scan N' View
Q-See is introducing a revolutionary and simple way to set up Remote Viewing called Scan N' View. By simply scanning a QR code on your DVR, you can set up Remote Monitoring for your remote security camera seamlessly without the hassle of opening ports on your router.
Even with the most complicated of set ups, the Scan N' View is a sure-fire method of setting up Remote Monitoring for your remote security camera. Please take a look at the following link for more information.
NOTE: This only applies to the following models: QT5616, QT5716, QT5440, and QT5682
Tip of the Week - QT and QC Firmware Update
PROBLEM: Is your QT or QC Series DVR/NVR having functionality issues? Have you tried updating the firmware?
Overview: Like your car will need a tune up, there will be times that you may need to update your firmware on the DVR/NVR for your security surveillance systems. Here are videos on how to do this process: one for the QT Series DVR (answer 391); one for the QC Series DVR/NVR (answer 353).
Portal: Is the QT/QC Series DVR/NVR for your security surveillance systems having functionality issues? Updating the firmware may be the way to go:
Tip of the Week - Easy View Questions
PROBLEM: Want to know how to set up your Easy View Camera for your home surveillance system? Are you experiencing issues with the video signal for your Easy View Camera?
Overview: The Easy View camera is a simple wireless camera that works with your mobile device. For set up instructions for your home surveillance system and troubleshooting information, please review Answer 2139 for more detail.
Portal: Want to know more about how to use our Easy View Wireless Cameras? CLICK HERE for more information
Tip of the Week - General Support Videos
PROBLEM: Unclear on your warranty information on your surveillance camera systems and other products? Not sure how the RMA process works?
Overview: Q-See has made videos describing the warranty offers on your surveillance camera systems and other Q-see products and how the RMA process works. CLICK HERE for more information.
Portal: Want learn more about your warranty information or the RMA process? CLICK HERE for more information.
Tip of the Week - DMZ Guides
PROBLEM: Have you been trying to set up remote monitoring on your DVR or NVR, but have been stuck without any progress on forwarding your ports? It might just that be that you need to set up a Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) to view your device for your remote security camera systems online.
Overview: A DMZ creates an extra layer of security on the network in that it creates an opening for the specified device. Even if this opening is bypassed, only the device can be accessed; the rest of the network is still secure. For more information and guides for setting up a DMZ for different routers in your remote security camera systems, click here (Answer 1520).
Portal: Have you been trying to set up remote monitoring on your DVR or NVR, but have been stuck without any progress on forwarding your ports? CLICK HERE for more information.
Tip of the Week - New Instructional Videos for Q-See Products
PROBLEM: Looking for videos with step by step instructions to help set up your Q-See Product?
Overview: In the past few weeks, we have updated our video list to include videos for NVR, IP security cameras, and DVR functions across all of our series. For more information, click here to see the list of videos on our support portal.
Portal: Looking for video instructions to help with setting up your IP security cameras or other Q-See products? Click here for a list of videos.
Tip of the Week – QT Series 960H support
PROBLEM: My QT DVR for my security camera systems is supposed to support 960H but I do not see that option in the record menu; how do I record at 960H?
Overview: In the recording settings for the QT Series DVR for your security camera systems, the 960H option is listed as WD1. This is because WD1 stands for “Wide D1”, which is a D1 size resolution but wider. For more information on QT 960H Support, CLICK HERE (Answer 2153)
Portal: Having difficulty setting up your QT Series DVR for your security camera systems to record at 960H resolution? CLICK HERE for more information.
Tip of the Week - How to setup a local IP Camera with a Q-See NVR
PROBLEM: Having difficulty setting up your IP Camera to be viewed with your NVR for your security surveillance system?
Overview: Setting up your security surveillance system IP Camera so that it can be viewed locally on your NVR is actually very simple; it just takes a few steps that you will need to follow. Below is a video that shows how to setup an IP Camera with a Q-See NVR (Answer 1707)
Portal: Having difficulty setting up your IP Camera to be viewed with your NVR? CLICK HERE for more information
Tip of the Week - QC Remote Control Issue
PROBLEM: Did you recently purchase a QC Series DVR or NVR for your surveillance camera system and not have remote control included in the box?
Overview: Due to a typographical error, certain models of our QC-series DVRs and NVRs were listed as including a remote control as one of their accessories. Please refer to answer 2143 for more details.
Portal: Did you recently purchase a QC Series DVR or NVR for your surveillance camera system and not have remote control included in the box? Please CLICK HERE for more information
Tip of the Week – Tips for Setting Up Your Remote Security Systems
PROBLEM: After your DVR has been set up for viewing within your local network, you want to set up remote viewing as well, but you’re not sure how. How do you set up your remote security systems?
Overview: After your DVR has been set up for local access, the process for setting up remote monitoring for your DVR involves a few more steps. The following link below provides instructions on how to set up your remote security systems and things to be aware of in the process of setting up your DVR for remote viewing.
Portal: You need help setting up your DVR for your remote security systems. CLICK HERE for Remote Viewing Set Up Tips
Tip of the Week - HDMI
PROBLEM: You have just connected your security DVR to a HDMI connection to your TV and there is no video or a message of, Resolution Mismatch. What to do?
Overview - With the HDMI connection, your security DVR sends out a feed of 720p or 1080p. So your monitor should support this type of signal. If not you will need to change or receiver connection to a standard video connection or a VGA.
For more information on what is a HDMI connection for a security DVR, see here(Answer 631) for Details.
For more information on "Resolution Mismatch (Answer 1546)"
Portal: If your TV monitor is displaying a resolution error, please see the information below for more details:
Tip of the Week - Remote Viewing Set Up Tips
PROBLEM: You have set up your DVR to be viewed within your local network, but now you want to view it from anywhere. What are the next steps to setting up your remote surveillance system?
Overview - Once you have set up your DVR for local access, you have a few more steps before you can set up your remote surveillance system for your DVR. In the answer provided below, there are instructions on what steps you need to take in order to set up remote monitoring as well as some basic tips you should be aware of during the set up process.
Portal: You have set up your DVR for local access, but want to go further...CLICK HERE for Remote Viewing Set Up Tips
Tip of the Week - Local Viewing
PROBLEM: You are trying to set up the DVR for your surveillance system on your computer's network but the DVR is not connecting.
Overview - It is possible that you need to check the connections or your network settings.
For an overview for your DVR surveillance system on setting up local access, please review the following information.
QT Series Local Viewing (Answer 235)
QC Series Local Viewing (Answer 350)
QS Series Local Viewing (Answer 369)
QR Series Local Viewing (Answer 981)
Tip of the Week - Creating an RMA
PROBLEM - You're having issues with your DVR or camera security system, and you need to get it fixed. How do you get the process started with Q-See?
Overview - You will need to first setup an account on the Q-See Support Portal. For more information, click here. Next, you will need to follow the process on creating an RMA. For more information, click here.
Portal - If you are having issues with your DVR or camera security system, and you need to get it fixed, click the links below for more information:RMA Process | Creating a Support Account
Tip of the Week - QT Series DVR stuck on the “System Initializing Screen”
PROBLEM –Your QT Series DVR is stuck at the “System Initializing” screen.
Overview–Sometimes, the DVR for your home surveillance systems will get stuck in the “System Initializing” screen due to either a hard drive or power issue. For troubleshooting tips for how to get your DVR back up and running, please review Answer 437 from our Knowledgebase.
Portal–Is your QT Series DVR getting stuck at the “System Initializing” screen? Keep your home surveillance systems running smoothly. CLICK HERE for more information.
Tip of the Week - Helpful tip on Passwords
PROBLEM - Forgot your password for your Security DVR?
Overview - For your security DVR, it is very important that you write down your password and keep it in a safe location away from the security DVR Site. Lost or forgotten passwords will require assistance from the Q-See Technical Support to reset. Click here for more information
Portal - Forgot your password for your security DVR? Click here for more information (See answer 1457)
Tip of the Week - Digital vs Analog Cameras
PROBLEM - Want to know more about SDI vs. Analog home security cameras?
Overview - There are big differences between your standard Analog and SDI home security cameras. One key feature is that SDI home security cameras have a digital signal that is produced in 1080p, so your SDI DVR is able to keep the truest image possible, whether live or recorded. Please review Q-See Support Portal answer 1883.
Portal - Want to know more about SDI vs. Analog home security cameras? Click here.
Which 8 Camera Surveillance System Should You Get?
Which 8 Camera Surveillance System Should You Get?
If you are a home or business owner looking to purchase an 8 camera surveillance system, you might be having trouble determining which one is best for you. Unfortunately, there is no simple answer, but you can narrow down your choices with relative ease. There are a lot of different options when it comes to security camera systems, so the first step is discovering what some of those options are.
Tip of the Week - Camera Placement
PROBLEM - You are setting up your DVR system and you don't have a clue where to place your all in one security cameras. What to do?
Overview - Deciding where to place those cameras can be difficult, especially when you want your DVR system to record on Motion. Before actually installing your all in one security cameras, you need to keep in mind that weather plays an important factor. Answer ID: 629
Portal - Want to know where to place your all in one security cameras? Click here for more details.
Tip of the Week - Video Resolution for Surveillance Systems
PROBLEM - What is the difference between 960H, CIF, and D1 resolution for surveillance systems?
Overview - Record resolutions have come a long way. With the demand for a clearer picture comes better technology, which in turn, creates a bigger size of picture. For more information, search for answer number 1991.
Portal - What is the difference between 960H, CIF, and D1 resolution for surveillance systems? Click here for more details.
Tip of the Week: QT View Smartphone Application
PROBLEM - Having Problems with you NEW Version of the QT VIEW Smartphone Application?
Overview - We have just released a New Version of the QT View smartphone application. It does look a bit different in the setup. For information how to set it up, search for answer number 1956 from our Q-See Support Portal.
Portal - Want the LATEST Version of the QT VIEW? Click Here for Setup Instructions and more (Updated as of 6/21)
Tip of the Week: Helpful tip on DVR Passwords
For your DVR, it is very important that you write down your password and keep it in a safe location away from the DVR site. Lost or forgotten DVR passwords will require assistance from the Q-See Technical Support to reset.
This also applies to other password-protected devices, including our IP cameras and the Easy View WIFI IP camera. Click here for more information
Portal - Forgot your password for your DVR? Click here for more information
Is a 4-Camera Surveillance System Enough?
If you're looking into purchasing a surveillance system, one camera probably isn't going to be sufficient. As a concerned home or business owner, you aren't going to be worried about just one point of interest in or around your establishment. You're going to want cameras in multiple positions. But how many? Is a 4 camera surveillance system enough? The answer to that question depends on your specific needs.
Let's approach this first from a homeowner's view. Most likely, you will want one camera at the front door. This will allow you to monitor anyone coming in (or attempting to) through your main entrance, which is important for obvious reasons. If your house has a back entrance, you'll want a camera there as well. Assuming you have decided on a 4-camera surveillance system, that now leaves you with two more cameras to place either in rooms of particular interest inside or at potential break-in points on the outside.
Whether or not those two additional cameras will be sufficient depends on a number of factors. First, what is your primary reason behind installing a surveillance system? Have there been recent break-ins in your neighborhood? Have you already been the victim of a home burglary? Under conditions such as these, a 4-camera system might not be enough. You will probably want 4 cameras just to monitor as much of the outside of your home as possible. Additional cameras will be required indoors. However, if you are simply looking to add some peace of mind, 4-camera surveillance system should do the trick for most homes.
As a business owner, you will have to make similar considerations. If your establishment happens to be in an area of relatively high crime, you're going to want as much of the premises under surveillance as possible. All entrances will require cameras as well as any spaces or rooms that contain cash registers, safes or anything else that holds currency. If you own a retail store, you will want to make sure there are no "blind spots" in your surveillance system. Every square foot of merchandise should be monitored.
Basically, whether or not a 4-camera surveillance system is enough depends on the size of the home or business and the level of security required in your particular location. The more likely you are to need your cameras, the more of them you will want to have.
Tip of the Week: Wiring and Voltage Loss
PROBLEM - Flickering video or no video at night? It could be a matter of power and wiring. If don't use the correct security camera cables, your video is going to suffer.
Overview - The length and type of security camera cables can make a huge difference when it comes to getting power to the camera and a video signal to the DVR. A lot of times, it could be that you need to set a power supply closer to the camera, especially when you are getting to the maximum range of your camera's cable. Check out answer number 1961 on the Q-See Support Portal for more information about choosing and connecting security camera cables.
Portal - Flickering video or no video at night? It could be a matter of power and wiring.
Congratulations to the Winner of Q-See's awarding Businesses Contest
Jan's Homemade Candies
Winner of Q-See's Awarding Businesses Contest
May 15, 2013 - Congratulations to Jan's Homemade Candies the winner of Q-See's Awarding Businesses Contest! Jan's Homemade Candies beat out the competition for the grand prize of $500 toward the Q-See Store and exposure on Q-See's social media platforms!
Jan's Homemade Candies opened on March 16, 2001 with one desire, to share their love for homemade chocolates with the world. Today they offer over four hundred mouth-watering chocolates and confections to local residents, businesses, and tourists from around the world. They hand-make their chocolates and fudge right there, in small batches, without preservatives or paraffin, using only top quality and organic ingredients.
We had a chance to ask owners Jan and Bob a few questions about Jan's Homemade Candies and here's what they had to say: "We're proud to have been chosen "Best of Fort Lauderdale Candy & Other Confectionary Products", for the past three years, and were thrilled to be featured on the Food Network's, "Food Finds, Fiery Food Search," in 2008 for our hot habanero chocolate bars. Our customers tell us that our chocolates are, "the best they've ever tasted", and the "welcome home" greeting they receive upon entering prompts them to return with their friends and relatives. It comes as no surprise that our best advertising is by word of mouth."
"At Jan's Homemade Candies, Inc., we take our slogan, "Your Personal Chocolatier" very seriously and delight in watching our customers' faces when they pick up special orders for their parties or weddings. Most don't leave without a hug from their "Personal Chocolatiers"!
"In today's restless world security has become a necessity, not just for businesses but for the home as well. We purchased our Q-See system to have a searchable video journal of the daily activities in our shop. We chose Q-See upon the recommendation of a video surveillance installer. The quality equipment, ease of installation, one-year warranty and lifetime tech support is what sold us. We definitely recommend Q-See to our friends and business associates. Our next Q-See purchase will probably be a system for our home."
Jan's Homemade Candies is based out of the small town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL. If you can't make it down to their store, order online at www.janscandies.com!
Q-See, a global leader in advanced surveillance solutions, has developed tools to provide peace-of-mind and protection. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Q-See offers advanced, premium digital video recorders with professional-grade features and first-class security cameras with superior resolution and exceptional night vision capabilities. Q-See surveillance solutions are widely available through leading online and storefront retail channels, and various international distributors. For more information, visit www.q-see.com.
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Why are Surveillance Cameras Becoming More Popular?
In today's technology-driven society, we have seen the rise of surveillance cameras as a ubiquitous presence throughout many sectors of society. We spot cameras inside and outside of businesses, in the workplace, in private residences, in government buildings, and even out on the street atop traffic lights. So why are surveillance cameras becoming so popular?
Advances in Technology
One of the reasons for the growing popularity of surveillance cameras is the staggering sophistication in today's surveillance technology. Higher quality surveillance cameras are available at a lower price. With a high quality picture, observers can now pick out many more details from a camera feed. Older surveillance cameras produced grainy pictures that sometimes compromised intelligence that could be drawn from the images, but today many cameras produce crystal clear images that offer rich data.
With older surveillance systems, recordings would be saved to a tape which had to be fast forwarded and rewound in order to isolate a specific event. Today's surveillance systems use DVR recorders and other technologies to record footage onto a hard drive. Recording can be set to begin at certain times and dates, or can even be set to turn on when motion is detected, saving the observer from having to scan hours of footage.
Additionally, these feeds and recordings can be accessed remotely with Internet browsers and smart phone apps, making it easier than ever to monitor your premises from wherever you happen to be. Such technological advances are making surveillance cameras ever more palatable to growing demographics.
Increasing Use by the Public and Businesses
Surveillance cameras can monitor traffic and pedestrian behavior on the streets, allowing for around-the-clock access to data in case of an accident or dispute. Such data can be essential to solving crimes and settling court cases. Businesses use cameras to monitor ATMs as a way of looking after their patrons. They can also monitor inside and outside their premises in order to protect customers' interests. Surveillance cameras can help businesses work with police if property is stolen or vandalized, putting criminals to justice and saving money by reducing losses.
Growing Interests from Private Residences
As criminals become bolder in residential areas, many property owners are turning to surveillance technology to turn the tables. With the high quality feeds offered by today's surveillance technology, private citizens can work with police to identify criminals' faces, clothing and other features in order to help local police departments administer justice. Homeowners also enjoy increased chances of getting their stolen goods back and lower chances of recurring crimes.
With the advanced state of surveillance camera technology and its increasing affordability to businesses and homeowners, it is no wonder surveillance cameras are becoming so popular with so many organizations and private citizens. Surveillance feeds are clearer, more navigable and more useful overall to observers. If you are looking for a quality surveillance system yourself, now is a great time to shop for one. Check out our full selection of cutting edge security and surveillance equipment at Q-See.
Which Home Surveillance System is Right for You?
Are you looking to set up a home surveillance system for added security? Or perhaps you wish to set up a few cameras to keep an eye on family members, pets or babysitters? Whatever your purpose may be, chances are that there is a home surveillance system on the market that is right for you. Home surveillance systems come in all sorts of configurations to suit whatever preferences you may have. Let's discuss some of those options.
Full Home Security Out of the Box
If you want to get up and running right away with a ready-to-use product, there is a wealth of self-contained home surveillance systems that are fully functional right out of the box. These surveillance systems feature an LCD monitor with an integrated DVR, and come packaged with varying amounts of surveillance cameras depending on the coverage you need. With a setup like this you can begin watching your surveillance feeds right away on the LCD, or watch the feeds remotely with an Internet browser or even on your smart phone.
Recorder and Camera Bundles
If you intend to set up your home surveillance system on your own computer and view your surveillance feeds on a monitor of your choice, there are a wide variety of recorder and camera bundles that are great for this. Need 4 cameras? How about 8 cameras, 12 cameras or even 20 cameras? Whether you have a small property or a sprawling complex to cover, there is a bundle out there for you. Many of these surveillance camera units are weatherproof and feature night vision functions, so you can put cameras up anywhere to cover your property at any time.
Building Your Own Home Surveillance System
Maybe you are the hands-on type and you'd like to build your own custom home surveillance system. You'll be pleased to know that there is no shortage of recorders, cameras and accessories to use as building blocks for the perfect surveillance system for your property. You can make use of fixed cameras, pan-tilt-zoom cameras, wireless cameras, DVR recorders, NVR recorders, SDI recorders and much more to craft the custom system that works for you. This approach requires that you figure out exactly what you need to build your own system, but also offers maximum flexibility as well.
Would you like just one or two cameras to look after family members, children or pets? Maybe you don't need a full security system; you'd just like to keep an eye on things at home. There are easy-to-use wireless IP cameras available on the market for just this purpose. These cameras feature two-way audio for increased functionality. With a simple connection process you'll be ready for video feeds on your smart phone. You can even share the video feeds with other people or email and post images via social media.
Whether you are looking for a full home surveillance system that watches over a large property or a simple monitoring system within your home, there is an almost endless variety of home surveillance options to suit your needs. Start shopping for the perfect home surveillance system today!
Do-It-Yourself Guide: Installing a Surveillance Camera
Installing a surveillance camera is not difficult, especially if you have a clear idea of what you want to accomplish. Here is a step-by-step guide to installing a standard wired surveillance camera with a DVR recording unit and monitor.
Selecting Your Location
What area would you like your camera to cover? If you are installing at your house, consider a point of entry or a point on the side of the house that can cover a wide area of observable space. Or if you are installing in a business, map out your high traffic areas or points of entry. Make sure that your camera is mounted somewhere up high so that it cannot be tampered with. Generally staying at the 10 ft. mark or above is pretty safe, but if you can't go that high, just mount the camera as high as you can.
Mounting the Camera
Your camera will mount by screw into a sturdy surface such as a wall or support beam. When choosing the mount location, make sure that your camera is pointed the direction that you would like and then place the mount up against your surface of choice, marking the position of the screw-holes with a pen or marker. Drill holes into the surface if necessary. Insert screw anchors if you need to, and then screw in the mount. You can adjust the arm that supports the camera if you need to adjust the angle of the camera.
Routing the Video and Power Cable
Your surveillance camera will have a video and power cable connector coming out the back. Connect that cable to an extender cable, which you will be able to route back to your DVR. If you are placing your camera outdoors and your house has an attic space, you can drill a hole leading to the attic and route your cable through there. In an office or similar type of building, you can also route your cable above the ceiling tiles if present. These are just examples; you can get creative with your routing, keeping the cable sheltered and unexposed. Ultimately you will want to get your power and video cable from your camera to your DVR unit where you can plug it in.
Getting Set Up with Your DVR and Monitor
Once you are ready to hook up your camera to your DVR unit with the video and power cable, you are almost done. Plug in the power source to your DVR and then hook up a monitor to view your surveillance feed. Plug in a mouse to navigate the menu and from there you can set up what sort of recording schedule you like. You'll also be able to look over the camera's view and make any adjustments you need.
This is just an example for one type of security system, in order to illustrate the ease with which you can install even the most sophisticated surveillance equipment. When you shop with Q-See, you can be sure that any camera or system you purchase will include all of the information you need to properly and inefficiently hook up your system. Check out all of our high-end surveillance equipment today.
Surveillance Setup is Now Easier than Ever with Q-See's New Setup Wizard!
Surveillance Setup is Now Easier than Ever!
Introducing Q-See's New Setup Wizard
April 16, 2013 - Fitting its goal of making life as simple as possible while providing the ultimate protection and peace of mind for its customers, Q-See is excited to announce its super-efficient new Setup Wizard that will now come embedded on all new DVR, NVR and SDI systems.
The convenient Setup Wizard walks you through the installation process step-by-step, making it easier than ever to get your Q-See DVR, NVR, and SDI surveillance system up and running in record time. Q-See's Setup Wizard now comes standard with all latest DVR, NVR, and SDI systems for unparalleled accessibility and ease-of-use.
Get the surveillance power of a sophisticated Q-See recorder today without sacrificing features or convenient setup. Now it is even easier to protect your family, home, and business with advanced security solutions from Q-See.
Q-See, a global leader in advanced surveillance solutions, has developed tools to provide peace-of-mind and protection. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Q-See offers advanced, premium digital video recorders with professional-grade features and first-class security cameras with superior resolution and exceptional night vision capabilities. Q-See surveillance solutions are widely available through leading online and storefront retail channels, and various international distributors. For more information, visit http://www.q-see.com/.
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Should You Buy a Surveillance Camera?
There may be several reasons you are thinking about buying a surveillance camera. You may be concerned about a potential burglary in your business or residence. Maybe you've even had a break-in recently and are looking for renewed peace of mind. We will discuss these reasons and whether they warrant purchasing a surveillance camera.
Property Crime by the Numbers
Concerns about potential burglaries in residential areas and business premises are not unreasonable. According to the FBI, a burglary occurs in the US every 14.6 seconds. Home burglaries worldwide have declined by about 53% over the last 10 years, which is good news. However, it is important to put things into perspective. At least part of this decrease in home burglary is due to the fact that home alarm and surveillance systems have become more prevalent.
Burglars are opportunists by nature and tend to select unprotected houses for break-ins to reduce risks. On the business side, business burglaries are not as common as residential burglaries, but crimes against businesses in general can be much more costly. Business crimes such as burglary, vandalism, property damage and employee theft cost businesses billions of dollars every year.
If your residence or business was recently broken into, there is a high chance that it will be broken into again. When burglars break into a residence or business, they are given the opportunity to ascertain the layout of the building and any possible security vulnerabilities, along with any potential valuables that can be picked up during the next run. Repeat offenses tend to occur very quickly; recurring robberies often occur within a week of the first offense. If you recently had a break-in, it would be wise to consider upgrading your security right away.
Weighing the Costs and Benefits
With the advances in today's surveillance technology, you can get an excellent surveillance camera system for around $200. For the best image quality, the widest array of features and the greatest number of cameras, you can expect your surveillance system to cost considerably more. It all depends on what kind of security you need.
When thinking about the cost of a surveillance system, consider the value. The average costs associated with a single home intrusion typically exceed more than $1000. And the cost can actually rise much higher if the intruder manages to steal a lot of valuables or causes damage to your property. Expect those costs to climb higher still if you own a business.
All in all, with the costs and time associated with setting up a surveillance camera system weighed against the costs and hassle of a burglary - not to mention the danger posed by such a crime - it becomes quickly apparent that an investment in a surveillance system is a sound one. In addition, a surveillance system acts as an effective deterrent, since burglars usually skip properties with higher security risks. You would be well served with the security benefits of a surveillance camera, as well as the peace of mind that security coverage provides. Check out our full selection of superior security equipment and start shopping for a security camera today!
Q-See Named OC's 14th Largest Minority-Owned Business
April 5, 2013 - Q-See is proud to announce that it was named #14 on Orange County's Largest Minority-Owned Businesses List!
Priti Sharma, Q-See's President and CEO, reacted to the news, "I didn't think we were anywhere close to the 14th largest business. I am proud to say that this achievement is the result of the hard work and dedication of Q-See's entire team. We all genuinely appreciate our customers and will continue to focus on our work so that one day we will make it to number one."
In appreciation of this honor and to support other businesses, Q-See is having a contest for all of OUR small and minority-owned businesses! The grand prize winner will receive $500 to use in the Q-See Store and 5 lucky businesses will receive additional exposure on Q-See's social media and online marketing channels.
To enter Q-See's ‘Awarding Businesses Contest', tell us about how Q-See surveillance products help YOUR small or minority-owned business. Be sure to submit YOUR business by April 25, 2013 to email@example.com.
‘Awarding Businesses Contest' Details:
Submit your business to by April 25, 2013. Provide a description of how your small or minority-owned business benefits from using Q-See surveillance products. 150 word maximum please. Also provide a picture or logo of your business. All entries will be posted on Q-See's Facebook page by May 1, 2013 and voting will take place May 1-15, 2013. The entry with the most number of votes will win the grand prize. The 3 entries with the next highest number of votes will gain additional exposure. One final entry will be selected by Q-See as an honorable mention and will also gain additional exposure. To qualify, businesses must have less than $100,000,000 in revenues for the previous 12 months and/or be minority-owned. Limit of one entry per business. Void where prohibited. Additional restrictions may apply, please see Q-See's Facebook page and Website or contact Q-See for additional information.
Standalone Surveillance ANYWHERE
ANAHEIM -December 20, 2012 - Q-See, the global leader in advanced surveillance solutions, has unveiled the completely standalone, amazinglyaffordable and easy-to-usewireless IP EasyViewTMcamera.
Q-See's simple, versatileWireless IP Camera features a compact, sleek design that is the perfect fitforany situation. The EasyViewTM camera boasts a simple connection process ensuring quick installation and seamless operation without the need for additional equipment, a computer or monthly subscription fees.
The EasyViewTMcamera features day and night vision, two-way audio and allows a user to view live feed directly from an Apple, Android, or Blackberry mobile smartphone with Q-See's free downloadable apps.This power-packed camera also provides robust sharing capabilities by enabling still images and video to be sent through email and uploaded to most popular social media sites, and by allowing up to 20 people to connect to the system at the same time.
This completely wireless camera features a full 640 x 480 VGA video resolution, a 65 degree viewing angle, and integratedWi-Fi.
Q-See's EasyViewTM camera connectspeople with what is important in life:from checking up on pets from work to looking after family members in another state to keeping an eye on children in the next room.
New SurveillanceTrends on Display at CES
ANAHEIM December 3, 2012: Q-See, the global leader in advanced surveillance solutions, continues to pave the way in new surveillance trends by showcasing its state-of-the-art High Definition surveillance technology at the CES International trade show January 8-11, 2013 in Las Vegas.
•Experience the future of security solutions with a hands-on demonstration of the first pure digital Network Surveillance Video Recorder (NVR) which offers High Definition surveillance with extreme detail 1080p resolution.
•Learn about how Q-See makes it simple for current surveillance customers to upgrade to a High-Definition 1080p system.
•Check out Q-See's newly released EasyView WiFiIP Camera that provides amazing functionality in a compact, easy-to-setup design that allowsadvanced picture and sharing abilities.
Q-See will be exhibiting in the Central Hall Booth #15237.
About Q-See: Q-See, a global leader in advanced surveillance solutions, has developed products to provde peace-of-mind and protection. Headquartered in Anaheim, California, Q-See offers advanced, premium digital video recorders with professional-grade features and first-class security cameras with superior resolution and exceptional night vision capabilities. Q-See surveillance solutions are widely available through leading online and storefront retail channels, and various international distributors. For more information, visit www.q-see.com.