The Importance of On-Line Training Videos

Author: John Honovich, Published on Mar 10, 2010

In an industry so focused on Internet based security video, it's shocking and somewhat sad that we have so few on-line training videos for the use of these products. Even more bizarre is that manufacturers spend so much on physical training and meetings, despite on-line videos costing dramatically less and providing far broader access to information (both geographically and temporally).

We find this especially troubling in the VMS and video analytics segments where many of the largest vendors require multi-day on-site training but offer very few on-line options to learn. The only common educational option for remote users is to read the manual. However, reading manuals is very time consuming and does not provide the same level of demonstration that video can provide (especially when describing complex actions). While manuals are definitely useful for looking up specific pieces of information, they are a poor primary tool for general education.

** ***** ************* *** *** ********* ***** ******** ******* **** extensive, ********* ****** **** ****** ********* ** ***** *** *** ***** ************ ********. ****** **** publicly ********* ***** ** * ******** **** ** ******* ***'* products *** ******** *** **** *** ***** *** *** ***** to ****** ** * *******.

** **** ***, ** **** ** ********* **** **-**** ********* training ****** - ******** ************,************. ** *** **** ****, ****** ***** *** ** **** add.

Login to read this IPVM report.
Why do I need to log in?
IPVM conducts unique testing and research funded by member's payments enabling us to offer the most independent, accurate and in-depth information.

Most Recent Industry Reports

Babel Street Global Threat Monitoring Tool Examined on Jul 27, 2017
Intelligence on potential threats and terrorist attacks can often be found online hours, or days, before an actual event, particularly in obscure...
Canon Sues Avigilon on Jul 27, 2017
Canon, owner of Axis and Milestone, has sued Avigilon for patent infringement in US court. This is a highly atypical move for Canon, pitting 3 of...
Anixter - Falling Video Prices on Jul 26, 2017
Falling video prices are such a concern that it has become a notable topic for Anixter's financial results and Anixter's executives. In this...
Bosch G-Series Intrusion Tested on Jul 26, 2017
Bosch is one of the biggest names in intrusion, and the company's G-Series panels are their most advanced commercial and high-security panels. But...
Healthy Skepticism for Deep Learning Is Prudent on Jul 26, 2017
The hype for deep learning in video surveillance is accelerating. Between the race to the bottom and dearth of a 'next big thing', certainly pent...
$28M Drone Detection Startup Examined (Dedrone) on Jul 25, 2017
Dedrone has received ~$28M in funding to build what they call an "automatic anti-drone solution", a system to detect drones, and then automatically...
Hikvision H.265+ Bullet Tested (2035) on Jul 24, 2017
Continuing our tests of Hikvision's new low cost Value Plus line, we bought and tested the 3MP DS-2CD2035FWD-I, now including H.265+. We shot the...
Sports Stadium Security Design Recommendations on Jul 24, 2017
Sports stadiums pose many challenges for designing security systems. The facilities vary from being mostly vacant, to packed with tens of thousands...
Competing Against Convergint on Jul 24, 2017
No integrator is more aggressively expanding than Convergint Technologies. Owned and funded by private equity firm KRG, Convergint has acquired...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact