The new IP Networking Book 2016 is a 208 page in-depth guide that teaches you how IT and telecom technologies impact modern security systems. Members may download it here.
The book will give you the knowledge and the confidence to make the right decisions when designing and deploying video surveillance systems on IP networks and working with IT departments. Plus, it has been significantly expanded to cover new developments in network security as well as more in-depth guidance on installation / implementation issues.
What The IPVM IP Networking Book Teaches
The book starts with bandwidth, one of the key challenges of running IP video over networks, breaking down what drives camera bandwidth consumption and the ranges of network speeds available.
Teaches network discovery and setup of IP camera addresses, choosing between dynamic and static, public and private IP addresses.
(3) Network Hardware
Explains how switches, routers, extenders NICs and CPEs are used in IP video surveillance systems.
(4) PoE, VLANs and QoS
Breaks down the key issues and options in using PoE to power IP cameras and the use of VLANs and QoS with network switches.
Covering TCP/UDP, Unicast/Multicast, NTP and SNMP, we explain the tradeoffs of each of these for using IP cameras and VMSes.
(6) Network Cabling
Explains the different forms of network cabling, the practical tradeoffs between UTP and STP, and best practices in cabling IP networks connected to IP cameras and recorders.
Learn how IT organization BICSI's standards apply to video surveillance projects, including key installation issues of cabling and equipment.
(8) Network Security
Breaks down the use and tradeoffs of different password approaches, HTTPs, 802.1x and physical security measures to secure IP cameras and VMS servers.
(9) Remote Network Access
Compares and contrasts the options to allow remote network access to your video surveillance, featuring Port forwarding, Universal Plug and Play (UPnP), Dynamic DNS, Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Cloud / 'Phone Home' (e.g., Axis AVHS, Dropcam).
Explains how wireless is used in video surveillance, looking at frequency ranges, bandwidth constraints and tradeoffs of topologies (PTP, PTMP, Mesh, Cellular).
Course / Certification on IP Networking
We run our IP Networking for Video Surveillance Course, using this book, with live classes, graded assignments, interactive discussions and certifications for those who pass. The next IP networking course is Summer 2016 - learn more.