Cabling (108)

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Ethernet over Coax (EoC) Shootout

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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 - about 5 years ago

HD Analog Usage and Rejection Statistics 2015

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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 - over 5 years ago

Grounding and Bonding for Video Surveillance

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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 pur...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 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 5 years ago

Electric Strike Installation Guide

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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 5 years ago

New Daisy Chain IP Cameras (Vivotek)

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Surveillance cameras have traditionally all required home run cabling, with each connected to a dedicated network switch or DVR port. Now, Vivotek has added PoE extension to select cameras (aka, daisy chaining) with the aim of reducing cabling, i...

By Ethan Ace - almost 6 years ago

Comprehensive Surveillance Cabling Guide

Surveillance cabling seems mundane, yet is a critical topic. A system with the best equipment can still be a failure if the network connecting it is shoddy or not properly installed, while carefully designed and installed cable can potentially be ...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 6 years ago

Hikvision HDTVI VS Dahua HDCVI

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With super low cost and full HD video, Analog HD has the most potential to disrupt the surveillance market of any new technology in years. With 1080p HD IR cameras, routinely being priced at ~$100, and with 16 channel recorders at ~$500, the cost...

By John Honovich - almost 6 years ago

Cable Labor Estimate Standard - Ceiling Runs

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Running cabling is routinely one of the biggest costs on a new project, and being able to estimate basic costs is an important first step for end users and installers alike. In the second entry from our IPVM Install Labor Estimate Standard, we fo...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 6 years ago

Camera Labor Estimation Standard

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IPVM is proud to release the first ever surveillance camera labor estimation standards. These standards help integrators improve the accuracy and efficiency of their installations, reducing risks and cost. Global Survey We developed these stand...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 6 years ago

Camera Mounting Guide 2014

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Choosing the right spot to mount a camera is about more than Field of View. While some discount this as a trivial detail for installers to worry about, it can have a huge impact on cost and long term maintenance. In this note, we examine and compa...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 6 years ago

Low Voltage Codes and Video Surveillance

Even 'low voltage' electrical work can be dangerous. Because of that, there are specific rules that apply to those who handle low voltage systems, including video surveillance, to ensure the work is safe, reliable, and is not a risk to innocent by...

By Brian Rhodes - over 6 years ago

Network Guide for Video Surveillance

We have compiled this Network Guide that will be helpful for everyone in video surveillance, from novice to professional covering the basics, network switches, PoE camera power, bandwidth & performance, and data transmission.  Basics IP Ca...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

10 Top Discussions This Summer

This year, IPVM launched its own discussions, with over 10,000 comments so far. Now, we have improved it with 12 new features. Here are 10 Top discussions that show their quality and range: Choosing a VMS: Exacq, Milestone or Avigilon An end us...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Magic Cable Box Debunked

In a recent security magazine 'article', ICE claims a superior cable box that will "save integrators time and money". Is this marketing hype or is there something to this claim? In this note, we examine the key features of boxed cabling vs spools,...

By John Grocke - about 7 years ago

Smoke and CO Detector Combo

A new detector claims to do twice the work of its competitors. In response to growing legislation requiring carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in new construction, manufacturer System Sensor has developed a detector that combines both smoke and CO det...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

Wireless Access Primer

In the past few years, one of the most interesting developments in access control has been the introduction and growing adoption of wireless access control devices. These devices eliminate wiring to the door, making retrofit of existing buildings ...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Debunking Anixter's IP Video Advantages

Anixter has been touting 5 Advantages of IP Video Surveillance [link no longer available]. Unfortunately, those benefits center around dubious cabling / networking propositions. In this note, we examine each of the advantages, providing commentary...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Axis Pitches ADI Installers

ADI installers typically serve smaller cost conscious security customers. While Axis has become a major force in high end surveillance, it has historically struggled to win over ADI installers' core customer base. We recently visited an ADI expo w...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

Selecting Access Control Readers 2013

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 7 years ago

Waterproofing Surveillance

Water destroys countless surveillance cameras each year. As big as the problem is, water remains a huge issue for surveillance systems year after year. What can be done to mitigate the problem? This report takes a look at how to successfully water...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 8 years ago

Field-Terminated Fiber Examined

Getting into fiber optics can be costly. Many security integrators simply lack sufficient fiber runs to justify the special tools, training, and materials needed to terminate fiber optics cables. Despite being a good solution, fiber is either avoi...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 8 years ago

Proper Box Camera Installation

Bad installations of box cameras are nearly everywhere. Not only does it make the site look bad, it increases risk of vandalism and service problems. In this note, we look at what it takes to properly hang a box camera, and identify some of the mo...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 8 years ago

Veracity LONGSPAN PoE Extender

Cabling over long distances can be very expensive. Cameras installed in distant locations such as parking lots may require expensive fiber optic cabling instead of typical UTP. However, Ethernet over twisted pair (EoTP) products have become more r...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

Logistical Challenges in Camera Layouts

The perfect spot for installing a camera may be infeasible or impossible to install. Lots of logistical challenges force cameras to be mounted in less than ideal conditions. In this note, we review the most common issues including: Placing came...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 8 years ago

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