Red Hawk video security has been providing professional security camera and surveillance system installation, sales, service and training in Tampa Bay since 1999.

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Security camera installation on a roof top by Red Hawk Video Security. The 3 security cameras were installed to monitor and record activity in a large Tampa parking lot

Our family specializes in installation and service of all types of security cameras and video surveillance. We have become experts in high quality network security cameras installing manufacturers like Mobotix security cameras, Axis IP cameras as well as many other video security brands. Our expertise and experience has been built on many years of hard work of installing and servicing security cameras and many hours of continuing education learning all aspects of security camera set-up and programming.

Properly configured security cameras paired with the right content management software or CMS software, can be the very best investment you can make to protect your home, family, business, employees and customers. Red Hawk Video Security takes great pride in video security. We are always happy to assist you choose the best security cameras, network video recorders (NVR) or Network attached storage (NAS) that make up a video security system. We will help you pick out the right lens or sensors for your new security cameras too. In addition to the security cameras, NAS or NVR and software deciding on a mobile security application or “App”  for remote live viewing and play back of recorded video footage from your new security cameras in important.

Technology has made it possible to view your remote security camera from any internet-enabled PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone.

Mobile devices from Apple and Android offer easy access to security camera apps to provide  live viewing and remote monitoring & playback from your video security camera and entire video surveillance system.

The best mobile video security apps offer many feature besides remote monitoring, playback & live viewing.  you can also control outputs and events, such as access control, door locks and lightning. Two way audio is also very popular you can talk to someone that is near one of your security cameras just as you would talk to someone on the telephone, both sending and receiving audio in real time. Below are a several more features found on the better apps  in the Apple “app store and Google “play store”

    • HTTPS support for secure connectivity
    • View live video from one or multiple cameras
    • Play back video recordings
    • Digital pinch to zoom
    • Control pan-tilt-zoom cameras
    • Set up multiple servers and connect to cameras from different sites
    • Take a snapshot of video and share it via MMS and email
    • Connect via Wi-Fi, 3G, 4G, 5G
    • Archive video security footage in cloud storage, FTP
    • Multi-Language
    • Push Technology or server push: This pushes information to a client from a server, NAS, DVR, NVR or network camera. This is the opposite of a traditional client/server model.  Alerts, updates, triggers are initiated by the server as opposed to requested by the client.

Let’s explain “Push Technology” or “server push a bit further.  This pushes alerts in the form of video clip, still image or alarm function from your security camera, NAS, DVR, NVR or network camera, to your mobile device or computer. For example, we can program a rule that when a package is delivered at you front door, the system or camera would send a picture by text message and email you a video clip.
We can further define these rules to include only packages of a certain defined size. If case you are waiting for a medium sized box that is valuable and not a courier envelope that is not.
There are few limits to the types of information that today’s security cameras can process. Another example would be to use facial recognition to be alerted when someone other than your child walks up the driveway during defined hours, or if your child gets of the school bus while you are still at work, they are expected in the house between 3:30pm to 3:45pm you could get an alert when they arrive, or if your child gets distracted and doesn’t make it home by 3:45 you could also be alerted. The possibilities are almost limitless.