Cabling (104)

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Network Cable Testing Guide

(PRO Only)

Proper cable installation is key to trouble-free surveillance systems. However, testing is often an afterthought, with problems only discovered when cameras have problems, resulting in increased troubleshooting, or even worse, reinstallation. Sim...

By John Scanlan - 14 days ago

IP Camera Cable Labeling Guide

(PRO Only)

Labeling cables can save a lot of money and headaches. While it is easy to overlook, taking time to label runs during installation significantly speeds up troubleshooting and maintenance. In this guide, we examine this practice and the ways tha...

By John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

IP Camera Cable Termination Guide

(PRO Only)

Terminating cables properly is critical to network performance, but it can be a tricky task with multiple steps. Fortunately, this task is easy to manage and get right when the proper tools, connectors, and methods are understood. In this guide...

By John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

Access Control Course Fall 2018

Registration IS CLOSED ends this Thursday. Register now. If you are looking to strengthen your ability to design and deploy access systems or expand into access control, this is the course for you (or your co-workers).  More IPVM Courses Octo...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Drain Wire For Access Control Reader Tutorial

(PRO Only)

An easy-to-miss cabling specification plays a key role in access control, yet it is commonly ignored. The drain wire offers protection for readers and controllers, ensuring proper cable performance. We examine the drain wire, the role it plays, a...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

IP Camera Cabling Installation Guide

(PRO Only)

IPVM is preparing the industry's first Video Surveillance Installation book and our upcoming Video Surveillance Installation Course. We have already released installation training on: Installing Dome Cameras Indoors Guide Installing Box Camer...

By John Scanlan - about 2 months ago

Camera Cable Whip Guide

(PRO Only)

Cable whips are one of integrator's least favorite camera features but seem to be unavoidable, now commonplace on dome, turret, and bullet cameras from low end to high. In this report we look at the four key reasons cable whips are so disliked an...

By John Scanlan - 2 months ago

July 2018 IP Networking Course

Registration is closed. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals.  Lots of network training exists but none of it really explains how it relates to actual video surveillance systems or focuses...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Powerline Networking For Video Surveillance Advocated By Comtrend

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Powerline networking, using existing electrical wiring, has been around for many years. Indeed, over the years, some video surveillance providers have offered it as an alternative to coax, category cable and wireless. However, it has never really ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Installing Cameras in Plenums Tutorial

(PRO Only)

There is often confusion about plenum ceilings, with misinformation about what is required when running cables through them and mounting cameras into them. Failing to understand plenum requirements can land installers on the wrong side of an AHJ, ...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

IP Network Hardware for Surveillance Guide

(PRO Only)

Video surveillance systems depend on IP networking equipment. In this guide, we explain the key pieces of equipment and features, explaining where and why they are typically used. The topics covered include: Fast / Gigabit / 10 Gigabit Ethern...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Network Racks For Surveillance Guide

(PRO Only)

In this guide, we look at network rack infrastructure, one of the fundamentals of IP video surveillance. Inside, we cover: What is a rack unit (RU)? Square vs. threaded mounting holes Open frame Closed cabinets Wall mount vs. floor mount ...

By Sean Patton - 7 months ago

Cabling Best Practices Guide

(PRO Only)

Surveillance cabling can be a major problem. Poorly installed and maintained networks are often costly, lengthy, frustrating ordeals to manage. While keeping cables organized is not an advanced topic to understand and practice, in this note we ...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 months ago

2018 IP Networking Book Released

(PRO Only)

The new IP Networking Book 2018 is a 228-page in-depth guide that teaches you how IT and telecom technologies impact modern security systems, notably updated and expanded since 2017. The book will give you the knowledge and the confidence to make...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

STP vs UTP for Video Surveillance Tutorial

(PRO Only)

For many video system designers, deciding which ethernet cabling to use is a quick decision: go with the cheapest.  However, this overlooks the possibility cable, and the video it carries, needs extra protection against common electromagnetic inte...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 months ago

Selecting Access Control Readers Tutorial

(PRO Only)

Given the variety of types available, specifying access control readers can be a daunting process. However, focusing on a few key elements will help you arrive at the right product no matter which system you are using. These factors are: The B...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

Average IP Camera Cable Run Distance

(PRO Only)

Estimating cable lengths can be tricky, seemingly either all guess work or requiring each and every run to be measured, a time consuming task.  To find out what real world installs average, we asked 145 integrators: What is the average distanc...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

IP Camera Cabling Testing Statistics

(PRO Only)

Test and certify, or crimp and pray? Some integrators certify every cable they run, while others only inspect cables that have video issues. 130 integrators shared the level of testing they do for common cable installs, and their justifications ...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Cat 5e vs Cat 6 vs Cat 6a Network Cable Usage Statistics

(PRO Only)

Cat 5e? Cat 6? Cat 6a? What do integrators use in practice, today? 140+ integrators told IPVM. Here are the results: For those who want to learn more about the technology, see IPVM's Network Cabling for Video Surveillance Guide. Inside this ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Most Common Network Termination Usage Statistics

(PRO Only)

How do integrators decide which brand of patch panel or keystone jack to buy?  140+ integrators told IPVM which manufacturers they trust and what factors affect their choice of network termination equipment.  Here are the overall statistics:

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Hikvision Releases Network Cabling

(PRO Only)

Hikvision's expansion continues. From cameras to analytics to thermal to intrusion to access to... network cabling. Hikvision explained: A typical mid-end surveillance camera project needs a lot of network cables to connect different devices. ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Access Control Commissioning / Install Checklist

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This 80+ point checklist helps end users, integrators and consultants verify that access control installation is complete. It covers the following sections: Door Hardware Checks Reader Checks Controller Checks Fire Alarm Loop Confirmation ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Most Commonly Used Network Cable Brands

(PRO Only)

Every IP camera project uses network cabling. And integrators typically buy such cabling in bulk. But what are the top selling or favorite bulk network cable providers? Is there a dominant supplier? New IPVM statistics from 140+ integrators show...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Safes And Vaults Alarm Sensors

(PRO Only)

Vaults and safes are designed to protect valuables by enclosing them in steel or concrete boxes with thick doors and strong locks. However, any such box can eventually be cut open, given enough time, patience, and tools. Connecting the vault or sa...

By Ari Erenthal - over 1 year ago

Access Control AHJ Nightmares

(PRO Only)

For access control jobs, a single person can be the difference between finishing a job, costing thousands in extra dollars, and being profitable and safe for all. That person carries the title 'Authority Having Jurisdiction', commonly just 'AHJ' (...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

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