Understanding the security needs of small shops

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Complete solutions for small businesses using Advantage Line products from Bosch

Following on from our last article on security for small shops, we look at how Advantage Line products from Bosch fulfill all the surveillance needs of small offices. Choose between familiar analogue solutions or increasingly popular network IP solutioncs.

A secure small office.

For small offices, it's important for staff to feel safe and to keep a watch out for people pretending to be genuine visitors. Security starts in the parking area of the office. This can be guarded by one or two infrared dome cameras or IP 200 Series infrared bullet cameras, ideal for helping spot any suspicious activity. Here, cameras with Day/Night capability ensure the best quality, round-the-clock surveillance. An additional infrared dome camera can be fitted outside the entrance door to observe visitors, with a monitor at the reception desk to identify guests.

Inside the office at the reception area, a discreet dome color camera keeps an unobtrusive eye on the comings and goings of visitors. Alternatively, a fixed-body camera can be used as more of a deterrent, making it more obvious that surveillance is installed on the premises. To heighten the deterrent factor further, a 19" confrontational monitor adds an obvious statement.

Enhancing overall security


Small offices often have an area between entrance and reception that is open to the public, where people can sit or stand while waiting for an appointment. Here, one or more ceiling-mounted overview cameras greatly enhance overall security. Again dome or fixed-body color cameras can be used depending on personal choice.

A video recorder, such as the Bosch 600 Series makes the perfect system manager for an analog system. It displays playback and recorded video from up to 16 cameras at a single location, and can even stream live video over the internet to a device such as a smartphone. If the system uses IP cameras, video recording can be made to central storage on a network attached storage (NAS) device. Recordings can also be safeguarded by taking advantage of the IP cameras' internal SD-card capability, capturing video directly on the camera. Cameras can also be linked to a PC using Bosch Video Client, which is supplied free for systems with up to 16 cameras.

Optimal security on a limited budget

Advantage Line is ideal for businesses looking for optimal security on a limited budget. Delivering professional performance at an affordable price, the products offer the trusted Bosch quality and reliability. And they also deliver outstanding image quality. They are designed to satisfy the demands of both installers and customers of smaller security installations, combining ease-of-installation and ease-of-use with just the right amount of features.

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Technical Specification

Make Bosch
Manufacturer Bosch Security Systems
Model code DVR-650-16A200
Series 650 Series
Channels 16
Recording Mode Real Time / Timelapse / Event
Inbuilt Multiplexer Yes
Alarm I/O 16 in, 4 out
Multiplexer Type Triplex
Storage Capacity GB 2000
Image per second (IPS) 30
Compression Type H.264
Signal Mode PAL / NTSC
External Storage USB
Audio Recording and Properties Mono RCA, 1.0 Vpp
Recording System DVD
Network Type 10/100-BaseT, RJ45
Physical Specifications Dimensions mm: 355 x 362 x 78
Weight kg: 4.3
Electrical Specifications Voltage: 12 V DC
Environmental Specifications Operating Temp oC: 0 ~ 40
Operating Humidity %: 0 ~ 93
Additional info

The Bosch Video Recorder 600 Series is an 8/16 channel digital recorder that uses the latest H.264 compression technology. With the supplied Control Center software and built-in web server, the 600 Series is a fully integrated, standalone video management solution.

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