Video Surveillance Installation Fall 2019 Overview
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Summary of course requirements
- You should read all readings before each class.
- You must attend class live or watch the webinar on demand.
- You should take the weekly quiz, posted on Friday, before the next Tuesday’s class.
- You must take all quizzes to take the final exam.
- You should respond to all assignment discussions within one week.
- To become certified, you must score a 90 or greater on the final exam.
Depending on participation level, students with scores under 90 will be allowed to correct mistakes on final, to obtain certification.
This is the only networking course designed specifically for security camera installers.
Lots of network training exists but none of it really explains how it relates to actual video surveillance systems or focuses on video surveillance problems. The IPVM courses solve this.
What the IPVM Video Surveillance Installation Course Covers
In 12 sessions we cover the basics for installing video surveillance systems:
(1) Tools / Safety
The course starts with an introduction to basic installer's hand tools and how they are best used in installation. We also examine installer workplace safety guidelines and personal protective equipment.
(2) Tools Advanced
Expands to cover specialty tools used, including cable termination tools, ladder, lifts, and test tools for checking cabled work.
Explains the process and techniques for installing the cable types in locations most used for video surveillance systems.
Breaks down best practices attaching cabling connector ends for video networks, including copper ethernet, coaxial systems, and fiber optic cabling.
(5) Indoor Camera Installation, Part 1
Shows actual indoor-camera installation in common interior areas like drywall, ceiling tiles, and block walls, along with proper Firestopping and Riser penetrations.
(6) Indoor Camera Installation, Part 2
Continues actual camera installation in common interior areas like exposed ceilings, trussworks/drop pendant, masonry walls, and plenum-rated ceilings.
(7) Outdoor Camera Installation, Part 1
Shows actual outdoor camera installation in common exterior areas like brick, metal siding, and synthetic stucco (EIFS), along with waterproofing and sealing all work.
(8) Outdoor Camera Installation, Part 2
Continues actual camera installation in common exterior areas like roofs, parapet mounts, tripods, poles, and proper lightning protection & grounding.
(9) Whips & Mounting Features
Breaks down the use and tradeoffs of how options like camera cable whips, gimbal mounts, and backplate mounting impacts installation and video quality.
(10) Install Factors
Survey the best and worst installation features of cameras, and review how popular models install compared to each other.
(11) Aiming & Focusing Cameras
Explains the steps and techniques of optimizing camera positioning and lens focus for production use.
(12) System Commissioning
To cap off the course, IPVM covers work documentation, checklists for finishing the job, and how to wrap up the job cleanly.
Who Should and Should NOT Take this Course
If you are looking for instruction on how to design and specify cameras and networking equipment, you should not take this course. The better classes for you are our Camera course and IP Networking courses.
This video installation course is for those want to learn the basics of installer work with limited prior training on video surveillance cameras and equipment, and limited experience with networks.
The course will be lead by Brian Rhodes from IPVM. In addition to heading up several training courses, Brian also contributes research and testing to security video, networking, and access control. Before coming to IPVM, Brian worked as an engineer, designer, and project manager for a security integrator.
Brian will lead each session, with others from IPVM moderating questions and providing feedback on related IPVM research and testing.
The Camera Installation course will meet live online, starting October 15th - November 21st for 12 times over 6 weeks (Tuesday and Thursday) at 5pm ET - 6pm ET.
The course schedule is listed below:
This course will be presented live at 5pm EST, additionally the lectures will be recorded and posted to the class page for on demand viewing.
Additionally, all classes are recorded so you can watch on-demand on-line anytime.
At the end of classes, you will take a comprehensive final exam including multiple choice and essay questions. If you pass, you will become IPMVU IP Networking certified (see list of IPVM Certified Professionals).
The member's price is $299. This covers classes, personal help and certification.
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