Free Top IPVM Resources

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 16, 2015

Here are 12 of the top IPVM resources, available for free. Members, if you want to share / introduce IPVM to a friend, this directory is a great start so they can see the outstanding information provided.

And if you are new to IPVM, welcome. You are sure to get valuable guidance and insights from these resources below.

For those new to using IP cameras, our IP Video 101 Training is the resource for you. This is a series of 7 videos and quizzes that help you connect and setup cameras over networks.

 

The human eye has the resolution of a ~10MP camera as shown in our unique test report, Testing The Resolution of the Human Eye:

As it gets darker, surveillance camera gets worse and worse. In our test, Low Light vs Image Quality, we show the tradeoffs and the issues therein:

Trying to pick between analog, 'new' analog and HD cameras? Then our Shootout: MP vs Analog Cameras is just the guide you need:

 

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Lots of people ask us for help in evaluating manufacturers. On the most common problems is 'phony' manufacturers. This guide explains how to spot Beware how to spot phony manufacturers

IPVM also provides the world's best information on electronic access control. Start with our Designing an Access Control System guide:

Surveillance cameras support 30, 60 and even 120 frames per second. But our Average Frame Rate Used for Recording survey results show that what's typically used is far far lower:

Manufacturers most common frustration with integrators? It that Integrators Don't Know What They Are Doing:

Manufacturers are most afraid of low cost competition from China. Find out why in our #1 Manufacturer Complaint Revealed:

Likewise, integrator's #1 IP Camera Problem is that they cost too much:

 

IPVM takes stands against even the most powerful companies in the industry, as showcased in our critique of The Axis Corruption Cruise:

 

And IPVM examines contentious business issues such as our review of Avigilon CEO's statement that Axis Model is Win - Lose:

 

Want to learn even more? Then get our free IP Camera Fundamentals Book:

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In the enviornment we live in how can a person or company not get well qualified or trained. It is a matter of want, will, or need.

Thanks John for the many courses provided here.

Education is the key to stability in every nation and with out it we all becomes slaves and a non essential asset which can be replace at will.

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