Video Surveillance 101 Course OpenedBy: IPVM Team, Published on Dec 12, 2019
IPVM is adding a Video Surveillance 101 course, designed to help those new to the industry to quickly understand the most important terms, technologies, and trends.
This addresses the problem that there is no curriculum, education nor training required to enter the video surveillance industry. This IPVM training is the equivalent of a college 101 survey course. Its twice-weekly, 1-hour, live sessions for 6 weeks enables industry professionals to quickly obtain the fundamentals they need.
The first run will be held this February with the 12 sessions shown on the calendar below:
Week 1: Fundamentals
Class 1: History explains the key technologies and trends that have shaped video surveillance today - from analog to IP, from VGA to Megapixel, from VCRs to DVRs to NVRs, from local to remote to network monitoring, we explain where the industry has come and what is now legacy.
Class 2: Architecture explains the technical fundamentals of systems from cameras to recorders to analytics to cloud, showing how they relate and what the options are.
Week 2: Cameras
Class 3: We teach fundamental components including Sensors, lenses, SoCs, etc. and fundamental form factor tradeoffs from box, bullets, covert, domes, multi-imagers, turrets, PTZ, etc.
Class 4: We explain the basics and importance of fundamental camera features such as codecs, streaming, ONVIF, bandwidth plus we demonstrate key issues in imaging including WDR and low-light.
Week 3: VMS/NVRs
Class 5: We explain the differences and tradeoffs between DVR, NVR, and VMS offerings.
Class 6: We demonstrate core VMS functionalities including live viewing, search, administration, remote access
Week 4: Analytics
Class 7: We explain VMD, video analytics and AI, neural networks, deep learning as it applies to video surveillance plus cover tradeoffs in where video analytocs are performed (camera, recorder, server, cloud).
Class 8 An introduction to the key issues in facial recognition and behavior analytics such as abnormal events, fighting, collisions, etc.
Week 5: Storage And Cloud
Class 9: Storage - Differences between HDD, SSD, local versus NAS/SAN, Edge storage, RAID for surveillance
Class 10: Cloud - Differences between hosted storage and managed video, Cloud service providers (AWS, Azure, etc.) plus bandwidth and security implications
Week 6: Video Surveillance Business
Class 11 Business: We explain the fundamentals of the business from manufacturers to rep firms, distributors, dealers, integrators, online sales, consultants and more.
Class 12 Trends: The final capstone section, examines the major technology and political trends driving the industry ranging from AI to VSaaS to rising ethical issues and global political conflicts impacting the industry.
Live Class Sessions
This course will be presented live at 1pm EST for a 1-hour session with us answering questions and helping attendees learn more about the industry.
Additionally, the lectures will be recorded and posted to the class page for on-demand viewing.
At the end of classes, you will take a comprehensive final exam. If you pass, you will become IPMVU Video Surveillance 101 certified (see a list of IPVM Certified Professionals).
Who Should Take This Course?
Strong fits for the course are those new to the industry or those who have been in the industry in business roles but want to have a better understanding of the fundamental technologies and trends in the industry.
Who Should NOT Take This Course?
If you are in the industry and have significant technical experience, you will likely be bored by the course. Additionally, those who have already passed IPVM's camera or networking course are likely to find this too basic.
The course's price is $299 but until January, save $50 on early registration.
Any questions, please ask in the comments or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org