10 Top Discussions This Summer

Author: John Honovich, Published on Sep 01, 2013

This year, IPVM launched its own discussions, with over 10,000 comments so far. Now, we have improved it with 12 new features.

Here are 10 Top discussions that show their quality and range:

Choosing a VMS: Exacq, Milestone or Avigilon

An end user asks for our help in deciding on a VMS. Here's our advice on Choosing a VMS.

View a Face 3000 Meters Away

Capturing a face on a surveillance camera is very hard. Here is our recommendations: View a Face 3000 Meters Away

In Your Face Bank Surveillance

We discuss options and tradeoffs on camera positioning and form factors In Your Face Bank Surveillance

Camera With Rain Wash Coating

Panasonic has new cameras with rain wash coating out of the box. We discuss the pros and cons of this - Panasonic Cameras With Rain Wash Coating

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The Cost of a Good RFP

One of the most common objections of doing an RFP is cost. We discuss details in What's the Cost of a Good RFP?

Very Hot Electric Strikes

An integrator finds that users could be burned in a doorway. Here's our recommendations: Very Hot Electric Strikes

Treat You To Lunch

Sales guys always want to go to lunch but is this is really a waste of time and a petty bribe. Debating this in Treat You To Lunch

Give Me Your License Plate Number

The downsides of the most successful video analytics discussed: Give Me Your License Plate Number

Zipties + Cabling = Bad

Over 30 comments on the pros and cons of zipties, velcro straps, hook and loop tape, rapstrap, duct tape, tie guns and more. See: Zipties + Cabling = Bad

Covering Intrusion Detection

IPVM is the best source for video surveillance and now access control but should we move into intrusion detection? 34 comments debates the pros and cons of IPVM Covering Intrusion Detection. Look for it in 2014!

What People Think About IPVM

Members discuss why it's good that so many manufacturers dislike us: What People Think About IPVM

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