Cam-Dex Security Corp. News

How does technology innovation in security systems impact the skillsets needed by security operators and officers?

Going back to the days when we asked our children to program our VCRs, many of us are challenged by the intricacies of technology. However, a benefit of newer inventions such as smartphones and tablets is that they are easier to use and “intuitive” – whatever that means. Security and video surveillance systems are becoming more complex in lockstep with consumer electronics, so we asked this week’s panellists: How does technology innovation in security systems impact the s...

Are megapixel/panoramic-view cameras an effective substitute for PTZs?

Megapixel and panoramic camera manufacturers have been predicting the demise of pan-tilt-zoom (PTZ cameras) for several years now. They contend that PTZs can be replaced by the higher resolutions of newer cameras, coupled with their ability to “zoom” in digitally on a specific area of an image and show sufficient detail. New panoramic cameras also capture everything in a wider field of view, while a PTZ camera runs a risk of missing important action because it is pointed in the wrong...

What are the benefits of extended service contracts?

Seeking to manage uncertainty is part of the core mission of security professionals. When it comes to the technology systems they depend on every day, extended service agreements are a tool to manage uncertainty as it applies to system operation. We asked our Expert Panel this week to comment on how extended service contracts benefit users, integrators and/or suppliers. Their answers effectively enumerate multiple benefits to all parties involved. Ongoing service and maintenance help to ensure c...

Cam-Dex Security promotes Dan Krumme to Vice President, Branch Manager

Dan Krumme provides Cam-Dex with solid understanding of security market and valuable expertise in project management Cam-Dex Security Corp., a company focused on quality design, testing, and maintenance of integrated security systems, announced it has promoted Dan Krumme to the position of Vice President, Branch Manager for the company’s office located in St. Louis, Mo. Krumme has been with Cam-Dex Security Corp. since March of 2013, when he joined the company as the Br...

What are the current limitations of cloud-based systems? How will the situation change over the next five years?

There’s a cloud hanging over the security market. Or rather, The Cloud is portending great change for our market (and other markets, too). But with all the talk about cloud-based systems, limitations still linger along the path to optimum implementation in the security market. We asked our panelists to reflect on those limitations and look ahead five years to how the situation is likely to change. From bandwidth and connectivity challenges, to geographic limitations and even a need to chan...