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The O Blog presented by Orion Security SolutionsThe O, presented by Orion Security Solutions, is a weekly blog dedicated to sharing our global expertise and securing your world. If you're looking for knowledge, advice, creative solutions or a more comprehensive understanding of how to implement the latest security technologies into new and existing security solutions, you'll want to be sure to check out The O every Wednesday.
09
Oct

Power Supplies (Part 4)

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Advancements in technical security have changed the face of traditional power supplies. For example, video surveillance systems of the past typically included coaxial cable for the video signal and two-conductor cable that was connected to the camera power supply. Over the past few years, technology enhancements have made it possible to get away from traditional camera power supplies and use alternative means to get power to the camera and video from the camera with a single cable.

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02
Oct

Power Supplies (Part 3)

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We previously discussed details of specifying the proper power supplies in previous posts. The next step is determining how to protect them and the security equipment they support from power outages and surges. There are many options to consider when designing backup power and surge protection. Normally, budget is the leading factor in determining how each entity will protect their power supplies. Stand alone units, generators, and solar sources are some of the options that are available. Another important factor to consider is the stability and reliability of the local power sources.

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25
Sep

Power Supplies (Part 2)

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Determining the required amp rating of a power supply used to support technical security systems does not require an electrical engineer, but it does require an understanding of how to calculate it. Even though the proper voltage is determined, the power supply will be useless if its amp rating is not sufficient to support the equipment. In some cases, power supplies might momentarily work and then fail later during operation, which really puzzles customers….and unfortunately, some integrators.

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18
Sep

Power Supplies (Part 1)

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Electronics require power to function. Power supplies of all kinds are used to energize tools, computers, appliances, and other electronic assets. Technical security systems are no exception and require robust power supplies to ensure they stay operational. Backup power is also essential with security systems to ensure the power supplies have a source even when the building power fails. The key to ensuring proper power for the security equipment is getting the correct power supplies and protecting them.

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11
Sep

Security Policies (Part 3)

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Security policies are only effective if properly managed and used. When routinely updated and regular training is scheduled, security policies become part of a corporation’s culture. When filed away and virtually ignored, security policies serve little purpose. In today’s corporate environment, security policies play an important role given the changing times as security incidents become more frequent.

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