Training: Basics for Using Video Surveillance

Author: John Honovich, Published on May 14, 2010

This report, including a 2 hour podcast inside, is designed to help those new to video surveillance learn the basics of using, selecting and justifying the purchase of video surveillance. Most importantly, we talk about real world limitations and issues that are regularly overlooked.

This podcast serves as the intro to our overall 10 part video surveillance training series.

Included Topics in the 2 hour Podcast

Key issues discussed include:

  • What are the approaches to viewing live surveillance video?
  • What are the major issues hindering live video monitoring?
  • What are the benefits and limits of automated alerting?
  • What are the most common types of investigations?
  • How many cameras are used?
  • What types of cameras are used?
  • Where are cameras deployed?
  • What are the key privacy issues impacting surveillance use?
  • What types of use are unrealistic or science fiction?
  • What types of products are used?
  • What is motivating the move from analog to IP?
  • How reliable are video surveillance systems?
  • What type of maintenance is used?
  • What does video surveillance cost?
  • What is the value of video surveillance?
  • Can you really prove ROI for video surveillance systems?

For Those New to Video Surveillance

This training is designed for those new to video surveillance. Experienced professionals will know these points and take them for granted. Review our over 50 video surveillance tests which are designed to help the advanced user may better decisions.

Free Preview

Listen to our Preview of Basics on Using Video Surveillance (2 Minute MP3 recording) to get a sample of the discussion inside.

**** ******, ********* * * **** ******* ******, ** ******** to **** ***** *** ** ***** ************ ***** *** ****** of *****, ********* *** ********** *** ******** ** ***** ************. Most ***********, ** **** ***** **** ***** *********** *** ****** that *** ********* **********.

**** ******* ****** ** *** ***** ** *** ******* ** part***** ************ ******** ******.

Included ****** ** *** * **** *******

*** ****** ********* *******:

  • **** *** *** ********** ** ******* **** ************ *****?
  • **** *** *** ***** ****** ********* **** ***** **********?
  • **** *** *** ******** *** ****** ** ********* ********?
  • **** *** *** **** ****** ***** ** **************?
  • *** **** ******* *** ****?
  • **** ***** ** ******* *** ****?
  • ***** *** ******* ********?
  • **** *** *** *** ******* ****** ********* ************ ***?
  • **** ***** ** *** *** *********** ** ******* *******?
  • **** ***** ** ******** *** ****?
  • **** ** ********** *** **** **** ****** ** **?
  • *** ******** *** ***** ************ *******?
  • **** **** ** *********** ** ****?
  • **** **** ***** ************ ****?
  • **** ** *** ***** ** ***** ************?
  • *** *** ****** ***** *** *** ***** ************ *******?

For ***** *** ** ***** ************

**** ******** ** ******** *** ***** *** ** ***** ************. Experienced ************* **** **** ***** ****** *** **** **** *** granted. ****** *** ****** ***** ************ ********** *** ******** ** **** *** ******** **** *** ****** decisions.

Free *******

****** ** *** ******* ** ****** ** ***** ***** ************(* ****** *** *********) ** *** * ****** ** *** discussion ******.

[***************]

Basic **** ** ***** ************

****** *** ***** ***** ********, *** ****** ********** *** ***** surveillance ** ********* ****. ** *** *******, ** ******:

  • ********* ********** ** **** ************ **********
  • ***** ** ***** **********
  • ******** ** ********** **************
  • ****** ****** ** ******* ***** ****
  • ****** ********* *** ***** ** ******* ***** ****
  • ******* ****** ** ***** ***** ************
  • *********** ** ******* ******* ********** ** ***** ************

** *** **** ****** ** *** ** *** * ********, this ** *** *** ** **** *********. *** ** ****** podcast *** ** ******** ** ** ******* *****:

** *** *******, ** ********* * ****** ** ***** ********* including*********** **** *******,******* ***** ****** ****** ***

Product *** ****** *** ***** ************

** *** ******* *****, ** ******* *** ***** ****** ** selecting ***** ************ ******** ********* *** **** ***** ** ******** used, *** ********** ******* ** *** ******, *********** *** *********** of ***** ************ ********:

*** *** ** *** ******* *** ** *** **** *********** as ** ******* *** **** ** ********** *** *********** ****** that *** ****** ** ************.

*** **** **** ***** *** ******* ****** ******* ** ******* the '*** ** ****** ***** ************' ******.

Cost *** *****/*** ****** *** ***** ************

** *** ******* *****, ** ******* ********* ****** *** ***** video ************ ********** ** **** ** ************ *** ***********. ** then ******* *** ***** ******* *** ***** *** *** *** purchasing ***** ************:

*** **** *********** ***** ** **** ********** ** ****** ** be *** ********** ** *** ********** *** *** ******** ** the **** ****** **** ***** ************ ***** ** *********.

*** **** **-***** ** **** *** *****, **** *** '*** **** **** ***** ************ ****?' ****** *** '*** ** ********* ***** ************ ****?'

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.

Related Reports on Monitoring

Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined on Feb 14, 2018
Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams...
Simplisafe 'All New' Generation 3 Tested on Feb 08, 2018
Feared by the traditional alarm industry, Simplisafe has launched its 'all new' Generation 3 platform that they declare is "Stronger. Faster....
"First Of Its Kind" Stove Knob Alarm Sensor (2GIG) on Jan 15, 2018
At CES 2018, 2Gig/Nortek announced the Stove & Grill Guard, a "first of its kind" sensor in the security industry, allowing users to be...
NVRs - Embedded vs Separate PoE Switch (Statistics) on Dec 21, 2017
Many NVRs now offer PoE switches embedded, allowing IP cameras to be connected directly to the recorder. On the plus side, these units can...
2018 Top Sales Interest For Integrators on Dec 20, 2017
130+ integrators answered: This is a key question, especially for manufacturers, as it impacts what areas to focus more on and what...
Lock Status Monitoring Tutorial on Dec 18, 2017
Just because your doors look secure does not mean they are. Unless access systems are using lock status monitoring, the doors and areas they...
Testing DMP XTLPlus / Virtual Keypad Vs Alarm.com & Honeywell on Dec 13, 2017
DMP has a strong presence in commercial intrusion alarms, but not in residential. However, the company's XTLPLus wireless combo panel and Virtual...
Imperial Capital Security Investor Conference Review on Dec 08, 2017
Investment bank Imperial Capital holds an annual Security Investor Conference where 60+ companies present, including this year: IPVM bought a...
'Catastrophic Problem' For Videofied App on Dec 06, 2017
Less than 2 months after closing their DIY division DragonFly, Videofied has been hit with a problem the company calls 'catastrophic'. Now the...
Nest Secure Alarm System Tested on Nov 16, 2017
Google's expansion continues, this time into home security with their Nest subsidiary's move into alarm systems. They paid more than a...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Why 3VR Failed on Feb 16, 2018
3VR destroyed transformed ~$65 million in VC funding into a $6.9 million exit. The reason they failed is simple. They bet on analytics. They...
"Fear Mongering": Hikvision USA Cybersecurity Director Dismisses Chinese Government Ownership Concerns on Feb 16, 2018
The facts are: The Chinese government created Hikvision and is Hikvision's controlling shareholder. Hikvision's Chairman, a Communist Party...
16:9 vs 4:3 Video Aspect Ratio Statistics on Feb 16, 2018
What aspect ratio do security integrators prefer? The 'standard' 4:3 or the 'wide' 16:9 one? 100+ integrators told us what they preferred, with...
Mercury Releases New Series 3 Redboard Access Panels on Feb 15, 2018
Mercury Security has their first major product release post-HID buyout, and things literally look different. The Series 3 SIO boards now are red...
Last Chance February 2018 Camera Course on Feb 15, 2018
This is the last chance to get into the Winter camera course, starts next Tuesday. Register now. IPVM provides the best education, live online...
Hikvision DeepInMind Tested Terribly on Feb 15, 2018
While Hikvision is heavily marketing deep learning and 'AI' as their next big thing, new IPVM test results of their DeepInMind NVR shows their deep...
Genetec CEO: You Cannot Buy Trust on Feb 14, 2018
Genetec's CEO, Pierre Racz, delivered a direct message at their channel partner conference: Racz has become a focal point in the industry debate...
Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined on Feb 14, 2018
Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams...
Hanwha Wisenet X 5MP Camera Tested (XNV-8080R) on Feb 13, 2018
Wisenet X is Hanwha's high-end camera line. We tested their Wisenet X 1080p camera last year. Now Hanwha is offering 5MP cameras listing super low...
Top Problems For Integrator Project Management on Feb 13, 2018
Security projects routinely encounter issues that jeopardize deadlines, create confusion, and shrink profits. Unfortunately, there are common...

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