Camera Calculator 2.0 ReleasedBy: John Honovich, Published on Oct 14, 2015
Our incredibly popular Google Maps Calculator has added floorplans and markups that enable full surveillance designs. Plus, it all ties into our exporting solution enabling you to generate beautiful PowerPoint, Word, and PDF presentations.
Here's an overview of what it looks like:
Customize your maps with labels, lines, shapes, colors and more. Take a look at a few of the things that can be done:
Add in poles, wireless links, cables, access control placement, whatever you desire.
Make sure you get the right dimensions of the floorplan laid out on top of the Google map. Simply enter in a known distance and we will scale it for you. See it below:
Once you optimize each camera's positioning and specifications, you can now lock the camera so that no changes can be made inadvertently.
You can just as easily unlock it if you need to go back later to do further adjustments. This was a top requested user feature, especially with many cameras near each other.
Camera Lists Added
As users design projects with dozens and hundreds of cameras, our new camera list feature helps you navigate and edit cameras by providing a single scrollable list of every camera in your project.
New Features Video
This 4-minute video overviews the new features:
This 6-minute video teaches the basics of the calculator for those getting started:
What's Next? Mobile
The big next step is a mobile app which we think will be incredibly powerful.
- You take your phone on-site:
- You add cameras, the IPVM app automatically places them on the map
- You take pictures of each camera's FoV, the IPVM app automatically associates them with the camera
- You experiment with different FoV, distances and resolutions to immediately find the right combination for your needs
You save it and then can export it into a Powerpoint, Word or PDF presentation.
What Do You Think?
Tell us. We keep on improving the calculator every month.