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3 Truths About Modern Video Surveillance Systems

Posted on Sep 14, 2017 7:43:30 AM

Video surveillance systems have undergone quite the technological evolution over the past few years. Closed-circuit television utilizing digital video recorders (DVRs) has now transitioned into an IP-based Video Management System utilizing network video recording servers (NVRs). This technology has become integral to the overall security strategies for many organizations, from schools to...

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Make your Cloud Video Management System More Secure

Posted on Aug 31, 2017 9:20:26 AM

As discussed in our last blog, leveraging a Video Management System (VMS) that is both cloud-based and secure can come with a few challenges. Some organizations might even be hesitant to use a cloud VMS, solely because of some of the additional security concerns. The good news is that cloud VMS can be safely integrated into your security strategy, and can also be a huge asset to your...

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Is Your Surveillance System Putting You at Risk?

Posted on Aug 17, 2017 10:11:45 AM

As previously discussed, many features of Video Management Systems (VMS) are moving to the cloud. While there are many benefits to hosting your surveillance system ona trusted partner’s cloud application service, you should also make some special considerations to ensure that the technology you’ve implemented for a safer environment doesn’t wind up putting you at risk.

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DGI Ranks 1811 on 2017 Inc. 5000

Posted on Aug 16, 2017 2:00:09 PM

August 16, 2017

Development Group, Inc. (DGI) has earned the position of 1811 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America. DGI is a proud contributor to economic growth in Redding, California and surrounding areas, and has continued growth goals for 2018 and beyond. The company’s continued hyper-growth can be attributed to the dedication and drive of company...

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Video Management Systems: They’re More than Installing 100 Cameras

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 8:54:28 AM

Many organizations only install a video management system (VMS) after an incident has occurred and they find themselves wishing they had video footage to see what happened. Pro tip: don’t do this! Additionally, these organizations think installing surveillance cameras is the solution to avoiding or combating future incidents. Surveillance cameras are most often used as a tool to discover what ...

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3 Aspects of Video Management Systems That Are Migrating to the Cloud

Posted on Aug 3, 2017 7:48:43 AM

As we’ve discussed before, Video Management Systems (or VMS) are starting to migrate to the cloud more frequently. Whether it’s a small portion or the entire system, it’s becoming more common to find that an organization is using the cloud to manage and operate their surveillance system as opposed to housing it on-prem. And like every other type of technology, there are some benefits and some...

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3 Common Mistakes IT Departments Make With Their Bond Funds

Posted on Aug 1, 2017 6:54:55 AM

At DGI, our K-12 Business Advisor is a former CTO who has seen many bond seasons come and go. Throughout his years as a district leader, he discovered some common mistakes that occurred repeatedly and interrupted the end goal of every IT bond issue: student success.

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5 Common Traps of Bond Projects

Posted on Jul 28, 2017 9:46:09 AM

If you had a successful November bond initiative, you’re probably starting to receive the actual funds and are kicking off your bond projects. You might be working on construction, starting to realize the valuation of those bonds, and prioritizing work based on how those funds are coming in. You might also be working with facilities, bond specialists, and other key stakeholders (like financial...

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Vital Components to an Effective Video Management System

Posted on Jul 20, 2017 7:59:36 AM

Video Management Software (VMS) has become a rapidly-growing area of expertise for technology professionals.

There are many surprising factors that contribute to a VMS that’s effective and congruent with the rest of your organization’s security strategy. There are three basic components to a VMS system: the Network Video Recorder (NVR), the software that manages it (referred to as VMS), and...

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The Number One Campus Safety Mistake

Posted on Jul 13, 2017 8:19:29 AM

Campus safety has never been more important to educational institutions. A lot of vendors and technology companies are working with IT departments to install new technologies, such as surveillance systems, access control, or emergency notification systems to combat the ever-growing threats to student and faculty safety. But through our extensive work with K-20 organizations and their security...

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