I want CCTV | Watch using IP Camera

The way televisions entertain people has changed. In our country, we can now watch all Channel 2 programs in Iwantv.com as well as those Tagalog movies including the old ones by Fernando Poe Jr. and Lito Lapid. Watching your favorite noontime show can even be watched at any later date and time you’d like online.

A lot of things are online now. Much is the same with CCTV. In the past, CCTV Systems in the Philippines are limited to local monitoring. This means that you can only view what is going in your place through a monitor installed on the same location. That is one big limitation if you are a mobile person and still wants to see what is going on in your house, factory, place of business, farm, etc.

The Advent of IP Cameras

In a not so recent years, IP cameras has made its way to the commercial market. These are CCTV cameras that can be connected online and can be monitored in any computer, may it be a laptop, tablet, or phone with internet connection and a browser. Having such a camera installed in your home is very useful especially if you need to check on your kids activities every now and then when you are away from home. In a business setting, you can install one of these ip cameras as part of your basic CCTV system setup and monitor just one important location of your business when you are out on a meeting or even on a beach in Boracay.

You can, if you wish, watch and record cloud formations with your IP Camera 🙂


The only limitation is internet connection. You will need a decent ISP with good speed that can handle the data that is sent from your ip camera to your remote location.

Are IP Cameras expensive?

Nowadays, when a new technology or new model is introduced, the price is usually high or rather unusually high. In the case of IP camera technology, this has been in the market for quite some time and the price varies depending on brand. But there are many brands that are affordable and yet made in high quality.

If you want the Right Security Solutions using an IP Camera, we can help you find out the best strategy to implement and the brands to use. Call us today.

Ensuring Home Safety with CCTV Security Cameras

In 2016 or even in the near future, you cannot be too complacent regarding the security of your own property. Crime abounds just about everywhere, and even the relatively most trusted locations are not spared. Crime elimination is a near impossible accomplishment. Nevertheless, crime detection leading to justice is not, cheers to CCTV security systems.

CCTV Surveillance

Owning a CCTV security system for monitoring and real-time supervision is similar to possessing an overall television network focused on the security of your place. CCTV security systems may include of one or more surveillance cameras on a exclusive in-home network. They can be attached to an observation screen with well-placed wire connections or also wirelessly.

CCTV security systems are generally applied in areas in demand of high-security, such as banking institutions, casinos, and air terminals. But since CCTV security systems are somewhat affordable and straightforward to employ, they are currently being utilized in individual homes to reinforce homeowners’ reassurance.

Crime vs CCTV

In the recent past, CCTV security systems swiftly acquired recognition as a side-effect of terrorist strikes on crowded areas like public transport systems or public market like in the case of the Davao bombing that happened this year in the Philippines. Security videos can recognize a person or men accountable for such attacks, leading to their capture and inevitable criminal prosecution.

This is just one of the many reasons that a CCTV security system can be a very efficient instrument for detecting and solving crimes and can supply reliable proof for the authorities. In addition to continuous vigilance, a CCTV security system is a highly effective dissuasive method and could even cease crime before it really takes place.

CCTV Surveillance in relation to the Law

Video surveillance is governed by privacy laws. Your house is your exclusive domain and you possess just about every right to safeguard it. A CCTV security system is a highly effective inclusion to your house protection system. On the other hand, you have got to verify the lawfulness of your system. It is ideal to seek advice from a legal professional or at minimum make contact with your nearby authorities to guarantee that all prerequisites are fulfilled.

Why CCTV systems should be required in every barangay.

CCTV systems has been around for decades. In fact, it was used in 1942 to monitor the launch of the V2 Rockets invented by the Germans. In the Philippines, these Closed Circuit Television Systems has only been introduced and used widely just several years ago. If you check in Quezon City, they only started implementing a “No CCTV, No Business Permit” policy last 2014 which is just two years ago.

While several cities are now requiring businesses to install CCTV cameras, the barangay, the smallest administrative division in the Philippines, are also now being required to install security systems in their respective areas. Currently, both businesses and barangays are obligated to install CCTV through ordinances that their local officials implement in their cities or provinces.

Businesses, especially those small ones situated on roadsides are mostly at risk to criminal activities hence the need for the right security system to monitor nearby activities and inside the business area are very important to prevent or deter criminals from even thinking of assaulting the place.

But barangays are equally prone to criminal activities targeting individuals especially those who are alone, weak-looking, women, or anyone they think they can get something valuable with. There were many instances wherein even people driving their cars are mugged, robbed, and kidnapped in their own place in the barangay. Hence the need to require all barangays to have at least a basic CCTV system to help and resolve crime in the fastest way possible which is initially understanding what happened and identifying the culprit.

Right Security Solutions is the most ideal candidate to install such CCTV systems in the Philippines as we do not take things for granted. We make sure that even if we are installing just the basic CCTV set, we look at the bigger perspective and cover the crucial areas with what basic cameras we are tasked to install.

Call us and be confident that you found the Right Security Solution for you.

Outdoor Landscape Lighting as a Security System

Outdoor landscape lighting can be a very decorative addition to any garden. But what about the additional benefits of the security and safety that it can also provide.

Outdoor landscape lighting is one of the best security systems you can install. Landscape lighting can be used as a deterrent to residential crime. Correct proportions of outdoor landscape lighting surrounding your home, has been shown to minimize crimes by as much as fifty percent. Landscape lighting has two great uses to aid in the security of your home. The lighting can intimidate possible intruders to avoid trespassing on to your property. Should this fail, the illuminated areas will also make it possible for you or your neighbor’s to see any intruders as they trespass.

As well as lighting an intruder visually, they will also create shadows. At night when vision is limited a moving shadow is easy to see. Even though you probably won’t clearly make out the intruder in the darkness, your eye will be drawn to the movement straight away which will put you on alert immediately.

When designing your outdoor landscape lighting it is a good idea to light the pathways separately as to lighting individual garden features. This can be done using separate wiring circuits. To save power the feature lighting can be turned off very late at night, say after 1.30 am and the pathway lighting can remain on for safety and security.
Also remember when wiring your outdoor landscape lighting, make sure to bury the wiring. It is common for intruders to see this wiring an cut it knowing that it will blow the lighting fuse which will turn off all of your lights.

Typically low voltage lighting systems are used for outdoor landscape lighting around the home. The preferred light fittings used to create outdoor landscape lighting, are low voltage, weather resistant fixtures. The low voltage used reduces the risk of electrocution if live wiring or terminals are touched. Also if power supply transformers are used to reduce the voltage, then they also isolate the low voltage system from the mains voltage which increases safety.

Low voltage lighting outdoor systems around the home garden also use low wattage lamps. These do not heat up as much as the larger sized lamps commonly used inside the home. The risk of burning anyone is reduced. Also the risk of burning and damaging plants by the directed light is also greatly reduced.

Always check your low voltage outdoor landscape lighting regularly. Say once every week. Lamps eventually burn out and require replacement regularly. Another problem is that plants outgrow their original shape and form and you will need to re-aim the lighting again to suit. The neighbor’s cat or dog may also knock your lighting over if it is loosely installed.

Impact of CCTV quality on crime

Thousands upon thousands of CCTV cameras has been installed nationwide and mostly for the reason of securing an area such an establishment, a residence, a park, or a street in a barangay. The purpose is to deter criminal activities and if such activity happens, the CCTV system should then be able to record and identify those involved.

A few days ago, July 25, 2016, there was road related crime that happened in Quiapo, Manila specifically in the street called P. Casal. The crime was recorded on CCTV.

Road Rage

A Hyundai Eon car pulled over beside a guy riding his bicycle. Seemingly in the footage, there has been an incident prior to the scene. The car owner stepped out and immediately started punching the other guy who was quick to defend himself. A little over a minute into the fight, the biker seems to have control over the car owner and a few moments after that the biker let go of his attacker. When the car owner got into his car the biker was keen to talk to him through the other side of the car and seems to have shook hands with him. The biker then goes on his way walking with his bike but only after a few meters away from the incident the car owner stepped out again from his car but this time carrying a gun. He popped a bullet that took down the biker and he made another shot to the head then he hurriedly drove away with his car.

There were several witnesses in the area but the most important witness was the CCTV camera installed on the electric post. After this incident, the footage was acquired from the CCTV camera and sure enough the crime was recorded and you can really see what happened.

The flaw in social media

A very popular social media channel posted the footage and sure enough people were outraged by what happened. In just a matter of several hours, people online were able to pinpoint the owner of the car as the conduction sticker were reported to the police by a witness. And again, sure enough,  people were quick to judge the identified car owner. This guy named Nestor Punzalan immediately went to the authority as soon as he realized he was being pointed to the crime. As it turned out, Mr. Punzalan may not be the person seen on the CCTV. Although the social media channel who posted his picture apologized to Mr. Punzalan, the damage to his dignity has been done and his security has been definitely compromised.

The impact of technology used in CCTV

As most of you who made it this far in reading this article would think, the problem lies on the quality of the footage that the camera recorded in identifying the criminal. If the CCTV camera at least has a decent quality, the car owner and even the conduction sticker would have been easily identified right away and would have prevented anyone in social media to post the wrong guy in public.

Currently, 3 days after the incident, the killer is still on the loose. He would have been apprehended immediately had it been that the CCTV camera were able to provide a clear footage of the crime.

Right Security Solutions is providing a real solution to unseen and neglected problems that arise in situations like this. We always calculate and assess the necessary requirements of a project that aids you in any future problems.

Call us today and have a peace of mind in your security needs.

Access Control | Am I really safe?

The Problem

Your building is secure at night, but during the day there are several doors that have to be open. Anybody could walk in. What can you do?

The Solution

You need an Access Control System.

What is an Access Control System?

Access Control is an electronic security system which permits or restricts access to specific areas of a premises. It not only protects property against unwanted visitors but ensures the safety of both the property and of the people inside.

In simple terms, an Access Control System provides control of entry (or exit) through nominated doors via a control panel and some form of electric locking facility.

An Access Control System can be as simple or as complicated as you wish but in each case, the solution will always provide an easy passage for permitted persons around the building.

Door Entry or Access Control?

Door entry is commonly associated with a single door or gate, whereas access control is more suited to multiple doors or entry points.

Access Control can also incorporate a host of other features which enhance other areas of the business.

Access Control / Door Entry Technology

There are a number of ways that a permitted user can open a door that is fitted with a system.

PIN Code Entry

The most common unit is the keypad system. This comprises a control unit with a series of numbered push buttons, or a touch-sensitive pad, connected to the lock release mechanism via a control unit located at the entrance.

Magstripe (also called Swipe Card) Readers

Each entry point has a card reader and the user “swipes” an encoded card similar to a credit card to gain entry.

This technology is widely used and there are many choices of manufacturers.

Proximity Readers

Rather than swiping the card or tag, it is simply presented to a reader which typically will see the card at a distance of about 100mm. This is a fast, non-contact, method of entry.

Long Range Readers

Long range proximity readers (of approximately a meter or so) automatically unlock or open a door when it detects the card.

This is particularly suitable for compliance with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) as no action is required by the card bearer.

Smartcard Readers

For systems that use cards or tags, these cards can also carry additional information which can be used for other building services – – for example, time and attendance functions, integration with payroll systems, car park management and even vending machine applications.

Biometric Readers

A Biometric Reader system uses unique human characteristics – such as finger prints or a retina scan – to clearly identify those who are permitted access.

As there are no cards or tags which can be stolen or lost, or open to misuse, this type of system significantly increases the level of security.

What about Visitors?

You will want to welcome most of those who visit your premises, so it must be easy for them to let you know they are there.

The three most common means of attracting attention are:

  • A simple door bell system which alerts your staff to the fact that there is someone waiting outside.
  • An audio intercom panel which allows the visitor to have a direct conversation with a member of your staff and, if appropriate, the door can be remotely released.
  • An audio intercom panel with a camera facility which allows your staff to see who wants to enter the building before permitting access.

Once access has been permitted, the visitor can either be escorted around or issued with a card or pin number for the duration of their visit.

Things to Consider

When planning an access control system, you should consider the following:

  • How many entry/exit points
  • Where are these located
  • Level of security desired
  • The movement of staff around the building
  • Method of operation
  • Future growth of building
  • Turnover of employees
  • Disability access
  • Interface with other systems – for example, the fire alarm

As with any type of security system, it is sensible to employ a company that you can trust. Make sure you contact a company with proven track records such as Right Security Solutions as you are dealing with a very serious matter of security; this will ensure that your system will be designed and installed by professionals.

Fiber Optics

Generally, optics is a branch of physics (science) that deals with the nature, behavior and properties of light. Optics is also the study of interaction of light with other matter. It is also regarded as the sub-field of electromagnetism because scientifically, light is an electromagnetic wave. Applied optical sciences are often called optical engineering. Classical optics and modern optics are the two major categories of optics. Fiber optics is one of the main branches of optics that is very popular these days.

The transmittance of data through fiber optics is based on the principle of total internal refraction. The data is transmitted through the medium of light. This may sound weird but you will be surprised to know that more than half of the contemporary technology is based on the concept and functions of fiber optics. Telephone, radio and television are the most common gadgets that excessively employ this technology.

Unlike the copper cables, there are no chances of getting electrical shocks in case of optical fibers. Glass has replaced copper through the course of time. Instead of copper wire, a bundle of glass threads (in a cable form) is used to transmit signals and data in modulated form. It is true that fiber optics has not replaced the traditional copper wires completely because glass threads are very expensive. They cannot be used as domestic cables used to transfer electricity and other signals.

Optical fibers are more resistant towards the external interference. They are lighter and thinner. Therefore, they transmit data in digital form instead of analogue form. Fiber optics has thus resulted in conversion of every electronic medium signal transmittance in digital form.

Apart from telecommunications, fiber optics has been a blessing in the medical and industrial applications as well. In the field of medicine, fiber optics is used in many appliances like endoscope and other high-tech treatments. It is assumed that fiber optics is all set to revolutionize the medical technologies and bring great advancement in this field. The organized and high-tech traffic control systems and automated tollbooths are the highly beneficial application of fiber optics.

The Internet and fiber optics have become inseparable because the optical fibers facilitate high data carrying capacity and high bandwidth.

Network Cabling

Small business prospects and customers usually require security professionals to clarify the distinctive system cabling alternatives accessible to them. We at Right Security Solutions can definitely help in assisting your company or your team of IT professionals in providing the right advice for your network cabling needs.

Conventional Wired Ethernet (Category 5)

Until as of late, Category 5 data cabling was the accepted standard for LANs on both small businesses and enterprises. Today, you’ll discover a few improvements available to Category 5 cabling, and in addition blasting enthusiasm for remote Ethernet solutions.

Right Security Systems can install certified cabling runs to every office or desk and on the off chance that your IT Department won’t be introducing Category 5 system cabling, we hope that you get an evaluation from us just to find out your available options which you probably would consider once you fully understood your real cabling situation.

Guarantee the Network Cabling Job is Completed “To Spec”

Most legitimate Category 5 link installers will have the capacity to give you printed copy reports of Category 5 affirmation tests, your certification that the occupation was finished “to spec” – making for a considerably more dependable systems administration experience.

The Ethernet Hub and Network Card

To string together a customary wired Ethernet system in light of Category 5 system cabling, your company will basically need to buy a 10/100Mbps Ethernet center point or switch, and a 10/100Mbps system card for every PC.

These are exceptionally develop, economical items and incredible for making reasonable, elite small business systems and guess what, we can supply them and provide you the necessary technical advice.

Remote Ethernet Based on 802.11b (11Mbps)

802.11b wireless is likewise a generally develop standard that gives up to 11Mbps Ethernet administration. Albeit remote systems administration equipment is more costly than practically identical wired Ethernet hardware, your customers will save money on the establishment expenses of Category 5 data network cabling.

It could possibly break-even the initial investment cost-wise and there’s no compelling reason to penetrate holes in your company’s office dividers or in the baseboard. Again, we can help with that.

Disadvantages to Wireless Ethernet

To start with, since the models between various 802.11b-compatibile items are still moderately new, you can in some cases experience extraordinary problems in attempting to join 802.11b items from various sellers. If at all can be avoided, stay with the same 802.11b equipment merchant in all cases.

Second, security standards are as yet developing. The remote encryption convention (WEP) that 802.11b items use is generally known to be hack-able. Simply make certain that your customers know about the security impediments before they focus on wireless Ethernet.

The Bottom Line About Network Cabling

Regardless of the fact that your IT Department doesn’t handle Category 5 and different sorts of network cabling work, you should at least consult security experts in the planning and supervision of your network. For help please contact Right Security Solutions at Telephone# +63 2 505 6971

CCTV – Closed Circuit Television

Closed circuit television, better known as CCTV, is technology designed for visual surveillance. Its purpose is to monitor activities in a number of environments. It works by way of a dedicated communication link between a monitor and cameras (also known as a fixed link.)

Up until a decade ago CCTV didn’t get much notice. Now it’s use has grown exponentially. The Philippines is now a country starting to fully implement CCTV systems, finding the monitoring systems useful for public facilities, residential subdivisions, and parking lots.

Many thousands of CCTV cameras, commissioned by public safety organizations, and neighborhood watch or homeowners associations, help reduce safety issues in areas such as buses and terminals, taxis and stands, trains and train stations, phone booths, vending machines and ATM locations. The cities and towns themselves are protecting their major thoroughfares and business districts with CCTV equipment that includes camera capacity for zooming, full tilting, panning and even infrared for night viewing. Hospitals are starting to use closed circuit television products to keep an eye on the interactions between hospitalized children and visiting parents or family members they suspect of molesting or otherwise abusing them.

While the technology was first seen in Britain as a deterrent and watchdog for major crime prevention, its use has increasingly come into play to catch in the act of, or deter from the act, of considerably lesser crimes. Which may or may not be seen as a good thing. The concern here is whether or not “big brother” will start watching. Just how far will they take it?

Where they’ve taken it from is from the prevention of physical assault crime and serious but lesser life threatening crimes such as burglary and car jacking to a current preponderance of smaller infraction oversight and prevention. In the Philippines, it’s not uncommon for CCTV to catch in the act someone whose crime is an attempt to commit a traffic violation, urinate in public, be publicly intoxicated and – horrible of horribles – fail to feed the parking meter. Underage smoking and drinking, use of illegal substances and occasions of sexual and racial harassment have also been exposed through closed circuit television wizardry.

Whether this CCTV craze has really been a significant crime deterrent is hard to say.

Some public safety authorities claim reduction of violent and other crimes as high as 75 percent, stating CCTV as the reason behind this. Others dispute the statistics, stating that the results are flawed due to inept reporting and interpretation. One conjecture is that, because CCTV is much more prevalent in more affluent areas, criminals have merely moved down the road to those lower income areas whose residents and administrators cannot afford the costly CCTV system.

One result of CCTV’s capturing crimes in action is that a preponderance of alleged perpetrators, faced with the knowledge that their criminal actions have been captured on TV, are opting to plead guilty, saving taxpayers the cost of a lengthy trial. While this may be a good thing at first glance, the jury is really still out on whether this is justice served to the “innocent until proven guilty” or not.