QoS for Surveillance

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Jun 11, 2012

Along with VLANs, QoS is one of the most misunderstood topics in networked surveillance. Many purported "experts" claim it is required in any and all surveillance systems, but little clear guidance is given about why, leaving those new to the field confused. In this note, we cover the basics of QoS, what it is, how it is applied, and when it should be used.

What is Quality of Service?

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