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Alarm Circuits Guide

(PRO Only)

Alarm circuits are a fundamental element of wired burglar systems. Designing the alarm circuit greatly affects its performance. In particular, more efficient circuit designs introduce less resistance and cause fewer false alarms. In this note, we ...

By Ari Erenthal - 18 days ago

Last Day - IP Networking Course May 2017

Today is the last day to register for the May IP Networking Course. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes live training, personal help and certification. What the IPVM IP N...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Access Control Course Spring 2017

IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry. 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 sy...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Wires for Burglar Alarms

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Most commercial and many higher end residential alarm systems rely on wired sensors. These require installers to run wires between the sensor and a control panel. In the following tutorial, we examine wire selection criteria, including Resistan...

By Ari Erenthal - 4 months ago

HD Analog Usage Rising But Barriers Growing

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The good news for HD analog is that its usage is rising, fairly significantly since our 2015 HD analog usage statistics. The bad news for HD analog is that integrators rejecting it is also rising, even more significantly compared to 2015. The re...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

IP Networking 2017 Book Released

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The new IP Networking Book 2017 is a 197 page in-depth guide that teaches you how IT and telecom technologies impact modern security systems. The book will give you the knowledge and the confidence to make the right decisions when designing and d...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Selecting Wood Drill Bits For Installers

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Running cables through studs is common for roughing in residential and some older commercial installs. To do this, you will need to drill holes in the studs and this requires wood drill bits, such as twist, spade and auger bits. This guide will h...

By Ari Erenthal - 6 months ago

Cut Install Time 50% Claims Magdaddy

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Modern commercial buildings frequently use open web steel joists that makes running cabling very challenging. Cables need to be run near to but not touching the joist and supported at regular intervals, which can be costly and time consuming. One...

By Ari Erenthal - 6 months ago

Camera Roof Mounting / Parapet Mount Installation Guide

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One of the most common camera mounts are parapet mounts, and they can be found on the roofs of all types of buildings; old and new, used to hold cameras in systems from small sheds to huge office buildings. However, understanding why, where, an...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Top 10 IP Camera Troubleshooting Tips

Troubleshooting IP cameras can be tricky and frustrating. Despite everything looking correct, it can still take some extra effort to bring IP cameras up and operational. As IP video matures, the technology gets easier to configure, but it is still...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Security Integrator Hourly Rates 2016

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What is the average rate security integrators charge customers? 150 integrators told us, including detailed commentary of the key factors involved. Inside this report, we examine: The average hourly rate The distribution of rates across inte...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Video Surveillance Commissioning / Install Checklist

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This 60+ point checklist helps end users, integrators and consultants verify that video surveillance installation is complete. It covers the following sections: Camera Physical Setup Camera View Setup Camera Network / Security settings  Cam...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

IP Camera - Direct Attached vs Jack & Patch

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An ongoing debate rages about how the IP camera cables should be terminated. This argument surrounds two common options: 'Direct Attached', where the first terminates the field cabling with an RJ45 modular plug, and connects it directly to the...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Network Cabling for Video Surveillance Guide

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In this 14 page guide, we teach 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: Cat 5e vs. Cat 6a vs Cat ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

IP Networking Course Fall 2015 (CLOSED)

This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals. The next IP Networking for Video Surveillance Course starts next Tuesday, October 13th. Lots of general network training exists but none of it focuses...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

First Integrator Face Off Opened

(PRO Only)

IPVM is starting a new series. A scenario will be presented and selected integrators can respond with their proposals / designs. Then those responses will be shared with the IPVM community, letting other members vote on what they like best and pr...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

Ethernet over Coax (EoC) Shootout

(PRO Only)

Reusing existing coax for IP cameras can cut installation costs dramatically. However, there are endless numbers of Ethernet over coax adapters available, all with differing price points and feature sets, so choosing the right ones can be daunting...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

HD Analog Usage and Rejection Statistics 2015

(PRO Only)

Non-IP HD cameras are one of the most notable new trends in video surveillance but how much are they being adopted? 150 integrators answered our survey explaining how much AHD, CVI, TVI and SDI they are using, including why some are using and oth...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

Grounding and Bonding for Video Surveillance

(PRO Only)

One of the most misunderstood and sloppiest elements of network design, grounding and bonding mistakes can lead to big problems. In this note, we explain the key elements involved including: Differences between grounding and bonding The purpo...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years ago

Hikvision HDTVI Long Distance Problem Tested

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Hikvision's HDTVI cameras performed poorly over low quality or long coax and UTP cables in our original tests. This was a major issue as a key selling point of analog HD technologies is reuse of existing cables. Now, a few months later, they have...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

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 Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Electric Strike Installation Guide

(PRO Only)

Follow this guide and you will install a strike correctly everytime. As we detail in this post, installing electric strikes successfully is mostly good preparation, but when done right provides years of trouble-free use. We use our test door to wa...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

BICSI For IP Video Surveillance Guide

(PRO Only)

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 surveillanc...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

IP Network Hardware for Surveillance Guide

(PRO Only)

Video surveillance systems depend on running over 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 Gi...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Selecting Access Control Readers

(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 include: Credential...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

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