Understanding bandwidth is critical to using IP cameras. In this new training, we show how to measure bandwidth and how significantly bandwidth can change in different scenes and with different settings:
For more on bandwidth, we have extensive advanced training and test reports, including:
One of the most painful and common problems in dealing with bandwidth is misunderstanding the difference between bits and bytes. The video below explains the differences and how it impacts using IP cameras:
Take the 5 question quiz below to see how well you really understand bandwidth for IP cameras:
CODEC Guide 2016
on Nov 30, 2016
CODECs are core to surveillance, with names like H.264, H.265, and MJPEG commonly cited. How do they work? Why should you use them? What issues may...
Longse vs Dahua and Hikvision Tested
on Nov 16, 2016
For many, even $100 cameras are too expensive. That is where spam king Longse comes in with their relentless offer of ~$20 cameras.
In our past...
Major Manufacturers Dropping MJPEG
on Nov 04, 2016
MJPEG has hung on for years, still in use in some systems despite H.264's dominance for the better part of the past decade. However, now some...
Sony 35mm Super Low Light Camera Tested
on Oct 31, 2016
Sony is making a big push for their SNCVB770 camera, touting its low light capabilities that they claim can deliver true color in pitch black...
Mobile VMS Top Integrator Problems
on Oct 24, 2016
In an IPVM survey, integrators report 4 problems most consistently with using mobile VMS applications:
Network setup / cybersecurity...
Sony and Samsung Breaking VBR
on Oct 21, 2016
For years, users have known variable bitrate (VBR) as one thing only: bandwidth varies, compression stays the same.
This is not an accident but an...
4 Biggest Low Light Problems
on Oct 10, 2016
100 integrators told IPVM what their biggest problems were with low light images.
The most commonly cited themes were:
Limited IR Range
Samsung 'Q' Low-Cost 1080p Dome Tested
on Oct 10, 2016
The most competitive part of the market is for low-cost cameras.
Hanwha Techwin / Samsung has released its new low-cost Q series to go after this...
Most Recent Industry Reports
Hikvision vs Dahua Mobile Apps Tested
on Dec 07, 2016
With smartphone use and low-cost video recorders surging, many user's main interface to their surveillance system is their phone. With mobile video...
Power Drill Selection Guide
on Dec 06, 2016
Boring holes is a basic part of running cables for most security system projects. To do so, you will need to choose the right drills for various...
Milestone Favorability Results
on Dec 06, 2016
In our second installment of manufacturer favorability results (first was Pelco), we turn to Milestone.
100+ integrators rated and explained what...
Door Operators Access Control Tutorial
on Dec 05, 2016
Doors equipped with door operators, specialty devices that automate opening and closing, tend to be quite complex.
The mechanisms needed to...
Pelco Favorability Results
on Dec 02, 2016
This is the first in a series of studies of manufacturer favorability. 100+ integrators rated and explained their views of each manufacturer.