Cabling (113)

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Cable Testing Guide (Certifiers, Qualifiers, Verifiers, Wiremappers)

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Proper cable installation is critical to trouble-free surveillance systems, but testing is often an afterthought. Typically, problems are only discovered when cameras have issues, resulting in increased troubleshooting or, even worse,...

By John Scanlan - 7 days ago

Access Control Labor Estimation Standards - 2021

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IPVM surveyed more than 150 integrators for estimates on five common access control installations. The standards focus on 5 scenarios where integrators routinely install access control: Glass Storefront Single Door Hollowcore Steel...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Access Control Cabling / Wiring Tutorial

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Cabling is a fundamental element of access control systems and ensuring one has the appropriate cabling is key. In this note, we examine: Reader wire OSDP vs Wiegand wiring differences Resistors requirement Controller wire Locks &...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

20 Dahua Partners Ask FCC Not To Ban Dahua

20 Dahua partners have submitted comments to the US government, urging the FCC not to ban Dahua despite Dahua admitting 2 more major vulnerabilities this month. Dahua dealers join Hikvision ones petitioning the US government, though 50+...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 3 months ago

Paige Not A "GameChanger" Cable Tested

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Paige claims its cable is literally a GameChanger for running Ethernet more than the standard 100 meters, even up to up to 856' / 260 meters. However, no one has systematically and independently tested it, until now. We bought and tested...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Register Now: Access Control Course - April 2022

IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a small part of the system, we look at the whole picture - design, operation, maintenance, and how all parts of an access system work...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Camera Labor Estimation Standards - 2021

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Making accurate labor estimates is difficult, and having good numbers to base quotes on is a challenge for many integrators. In this guide, integrators provide the numbers they would use for 6 common install applications and help reduce risks and...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Selecting Access Control Readers Tutorial

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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...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Save $50, Register Now: IP Networking Course

Learn to set up an IP video surveillance system: configuring a managed switch, connecting IP cameras, VLANs, QoS, bandwidth management, and network security. Aimed at people with limited experience managing IT networks. This is the only...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

85+ Point Access Control Commissioning / Install Checklist

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This 85+ 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...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 months ago

Drain Wire For Access Control Reader Tutorial

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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...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Network Cable Usage Statistics 2020 (Cat 5e vs Cat 6 vs Cat 6a)

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Integrators are split between using Cat 5e, 6, and 6a but 2 of them have gained at expense of the other, in new IPVM statistics. 175+ integrators answered "What category of cable do you install the most (e.g., 5, 5e, 6, 6a, etc.)? Why?"....

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

Ditek Presents 10 GbE Surge Protection

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Ditek presented its 10 Gigabit Surge Protectors at the April 2020 IPVM New Products show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video from Ditek including IPVM Q&A Background on the company and its products Key Positive factors to...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

BICSI For IP Video Surveillance Guide

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Spend enough time around networks and eventually someone will mention BICSI, the oft-referenced but only vaguely known standards body prevalent in the IT world. The question is: how do BICSI and their guidelines practically affect your...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

Network Cabling for Video Surveillance

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In this guide, we explain the fundamentals of network cabling for video surveillance networks, how they should be installed, and the differences in testing them for production networks. Specifically, we examine: Network Cabling...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

Horizontal Cabling for Video Surveillance Guide

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There are a few options when it comes to professionally installing horizontal cabling for video surveillance networks. The three options examined here are: 'Direct Attached', where the first terminates the field cabling with an RJ45 modular...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

Access Control Door Controllers Guide

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Door controllers are at the center of physical access control systems connecting software, readers, and locks. Despite being buried inside enclosures or hidden inside ceilings, they are a complex component that ties everything else together....

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years ago

Altronix Claims Tango 'Eliminates Electricians'

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Power supply provider Altronix claims its new Tango power supply 'eliminates the need for an electrician, dedicated conduit and wire runs'. In this report, we examine their claims and Altronix feedback, including: What Is Altronix...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years ago

ADT Eliminating Acquired Brands, Unifying Under 'Commercial' Brand

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ADT is eliminating the brands of the many integrators it has acquired over the past few years, including Red Hawk, Aronson Security Group (ASG), Advanced Cabling, and Access Systems Integration as it moves to a unified 'ADT Commercial'. In this...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Locking Down Network Connections Guide

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Accidents and inside attacks are risks when network connections are not locked down. Security and video surveillance systems should be protected against such attacks and can be done with relatively low-cost means. Inside this guide, IPVM...

By John Scanlan - over 2 years ago

Riser vs Plenum Cabling Explained

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You could be spending twice as much for cable as you need. The difference between 'plenum' rated cable and 'riser' rated cable is subtle, but the cost difference is big. What is the proper use for each type, and how can you avoid costly...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Cable Firestopping Installation Guide

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Installing cables through firewalls is a critical installation issue. Failing to properly seal a penetration can cause smoke and fire to spread, which can be deadly in an emergency. Understanding the parts and methods used to firestop properly...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Security Installation Tools Guide - 22 Tools Listed

In this guide, we cover 22 tools that security installers frequently use. This is one part of our upcoming Video Surveillance Installation Course that starts next month that will teach installation in great depth. Personal Installer Tool...

By IPVM Team - almost 3 years ago

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