In today’s technologically driven world, it is becoming more imperative that businesses and organizations adopt security and surveillance measures to safeguard both their physical assets and people. GSS has partnered with some of the top most brands of digital surveillance and video monitoring to provide the highest of quality networking solutions.

Since the 1960’s cameras have been used extensively to combat crime and unwanted intruders. The technology has drastically changed over the years, but the applications essentially remain the same.

Although Video Security Surveillance has many applications, most camera installs fall into two categories of concern:

  • View events that human eyes would have missed
  • Deterrence of potential threats

In response to these concerns, the two most common types of camera solutions  are:

  1. Analog video security
  2. IP (Internet Protocol) Cameras

Analog vs. IP – Which system is best for you?

Analog Cameras

Benefits:

  • Cost – Analog systems tend to be significantly cheaper
  • Wider variety of installers and vendors – the dated technology and simple installation means it may be easier to find installers
  • Simplicity – simple installation and fairly easy to run
  • Technology is getting better – with the introduction of high definition analog, the picture quality and resolution has tremendously increased

Disadvantages:

  • Frame rate and image quality – Frame rate is lower than that of IP, so not ideal for areas with a lot of motion or that need high detail. Images not as sharp and may appear blurry.
  • Less coverage – it may take several analog cameras to monitor the same area of one IP camera.
  • More cables – multiple cables needed for set up
  • No encryption – the cameras may be protecting your physical assets, but what about the information you are collecting? A lack of encryption is an open door for hackers.

IP Cameras

Benefits:

  • Multiple sensors – capable of containing three or four cameras in one, covering a much wider area than just one analog camera.
  • Decreasing costs – needing fewer cameras means less investment. Plus, like all technology, costs decline as the technology ages.
  • Easy installation – one wire for both data and power.
  • Resolution – superior image quality with different resolutions and aspect ratios that can be customized for individual needs.
  • Intelligence and analytics – constantly being improved, IP cameras have a multitude of uses and capabilities
  • Security – encrypted and authenticated to keep all information secure

Disadvantages:

  • Cost of initial set-up
  • Storage – adjustments to your storage capabilities may be necessary do to the larger file sizes of data.
  • Learning curve – most of the technology is relatively intuitive, but a certain level of technicality needs to be learned by the end user

Our highly trained Inside Sales Representatives work diligently with each and every customer to ensure the cameras and systems being set in place will accurately and efficiently capture the desired information. The brands we carry have effectively helped customers monitor various facilities, including (but not limited to):

  • Federal/State/Local Government Facilities
  • Water Districts
  • Wildlife Reserves
  • Car dealerships
  • Building materials yards
  • Construction sites
  • Recycling / Junkyards
  • Warehouses
  • Areas with fence protection

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Our Brands

Axis Communications

We enable a smarter and safer world by creating network solutions to improve security and to find new ways of doing business. Read More

Hanwha

As a leading manufacturer in the security industry, Hanwha Techwin offers video surveillance products including IP cameras, storage devices and management software founded on world-class… Read More

ACTI

With over 1 million units deployed worldwide and over 30 years of technology leadership from Tandberg Data and Overland Storage, the Overland-Tandberg Storage Group continues… Read More

Vivotek

VIVOTEK Inc. was founded in February 2000. The Company markets VIVOTEK solutions worldwide, and has become a leading brand in global security surveillance. Read More

GeoVision – Surveillance

With over 1 million units deployed worldwide and over 30 years of technology leadership from Tandberg Data and Overland Storage, the Overland-Tandberg Storage Group continues… Read More

DeryTech

Since it’s inception in 2003, DeryTech has been a pioneer in the engineering and manufacturing of high-quality, digital wireless transmission systems for video surveillance. Read More

Arecont Vision

Arecont Vision Costar offers a total video solution to the industry with cameras, video management system, cloud management, and NVRs/servers. Read More

Mobotix

MOBOTIX IP video systems have been optimized for remote applications and cloud-based technology because the cameras can reduce the bandwidth of the video by scaling… Read More