Visio For Video Surveillance Design

Author: IPVM Team, Published on Feb 20, 2018

Many integrators have standardized on AutoCAD for camera layouts but new users may be overwhelmed by its learning curve. Microsoft's Visio Professional offers many of AutoCAD's core functions in an easier to use drag and drop package.

In this report we look at Visio for surveillance layouts, including:

  • using Visio stencils
  • camera manufacturer stencils
  • versions/pricing
  • floorplan compatibility
  • strengths/weaknesses
  • comparison to other tools

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Floorplan *************

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  • ********* **** ** ******* ** *** ** *** ******* *** sharing **** ***-***** *****
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Versus ***** *****

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Versus **** ****** **********

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  • ** ***** *******:*** ****** ********** ******** **** ************ *******, **** ** ****** to ******* ******, *********, ** ***** ******* ********* ** *****.
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  • ** ******* ********:************, *** ****** ********** **** *** ******* *****'* ******* *********** features, ***** *** ** ****** ** **** **/** ************ ***********.

Visio **** **********

*********** ****** ****** ****** ******** **** **** ***** ******** ***** cost ******** ** *****, **** *********** ** ***** ******** ***** (Network *******, **** *******, **** ******). ******* ** *** ************ only, **** * **** ******, ***** *-* ****** *** ****** interface.

  • ********* ***** ************ ****:$***.** *** - *******
  • ******** ******* (******* ************ **** ** ** ****):$****/**** (** $***/*****)
  • ****:$*** – *******, **** $*** ****** ***********

Comments (23)

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* **** ******* **** ** *** *****, *** **** ***** like * ***** ****** *** ******* *** ** ******* ** updating (** ****** ***** *****) ******* *****. ** *** *** D-Tools?

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******, **** ****really **** ***** (to us) for AutoCAD now, if we ever really did need AutoCAD work, it would probably be cheaper to outsource it to a temp contractor as needed.

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****** *** *******. **** ****** ***********. ** ******, ** *** can **** ******** ******* *** *** ** *** ***** ***** be ******. * *** *** *** **** **** ****** ***** Visio:

*. ** ***** **** ** ******* **** ******* ** ******* have ********* ********* ***** ******** *****.

*. ** ***** ** **** ** *** ************* ***** **** SharePoint *** * ** **** ***** ********* *******, ** ***** be **** **** ** ********* *** ****** *********.

**** ****** **** ****** *** ******** ***** ** ********** *** designing ***** ************, ** ** **** ************ **** *** ******** features ****** *** ****?

* ***** *** **** **** ********** ** *** ****** ** templates *** ******** **** **** **** ************ ****** ********. **** time * ****** ** ****** **** *** *** **** **********. We've **** ***** ************ **** ***** *** *** **** ** years ** **. *** *** *** **** ****** ** **** templates ****** *** **** **** *************, *** **** ****** **** premium **** *** ****. ** * ***** *** **** ****** yeah, ******** ***** ** ****. *** ** *** ** ********** find * **** *** ***, **** ****** **** *** *** doing ****** ******** ** ******* *** ****.

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