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Add Door Operators To Fight Coronavirus

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IPVM recommends that integrators advocate and end-users consider adding door operators to fight the spread of coronavirus. This delivers mutual benefits - providing business to integrators in a slowdown and improving the attractiveness and he...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 days ago

Help Security End Users Facing Coronavirus Improve Remote Access

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Many end-users and integrators are struggling with the impact of coronavirus lock downs but remote access can help both sides during this time. In this note, we explain how integrators can increase service opportunities during this time while...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 days ago

Surveillance Storage 101

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This guide teaches the fundamentals of video surveillance storage. Inside we cover: Surveillance Storage NVR / Recorder Storage Camera / Edge Storage Network Storage Cloud Storage Specialized Surveillance Hard Drives Storage Capacity ...

By IPVM Team - 11 days ago

Vehicle Gate Access Control Guide

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Vehicle gate access control demands integrating various systems to keep unauthorized cars out. Everything from high voltage electrical, to concrete modification, trenching, welding, low voltage systems (<50 volts), and manual labor is requ...

By Brian Rhodes - 14 days ago

Facial Recognition 101

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Facial recognition interest, use and fear is increasing. This guide aims to teach you the fundamentals of facial recognition. Inside we cover: Face Detection Face Recognition 1:1 vs 1:N Cooperative vs Uncooperative Resolution / Image Req...

By IPVM Team - 15 days ago

Free IPVM All Access - Concluded!

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The 2-day event has concluded. Thanks to everyone who accessed the IPVM community and saw why IPVM is the world's leading authority on video surveillance. Our objective of this first-ever offering is to give the broader security community the o...

By Donald Maye - 16 days ago

VMS 101

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This guide teaches the fundamentals about video management software. Inside, we cover: NVR vs VMS Viewing Video - What are common client features? Layouts? Camera Lists? Timeline? Searching Video - How is video searched for? Time? Motion? ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Video Surveillance Cameras 101

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Cameras come in many shapes, sizes and specifications. This 101 examines the basics of cameras and features used in 2020. In this report, we review the basics of cameras, including: Core components of cameras Analog vs. IP cameras Common c...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Every VMS Will Become a VSaaS

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VMS is ending. Soon every VMS will be a VSaaS. Competitive dynamics will be redrawn. What does this mean? VMS Historically On-Site Historically, VMS meant video management software that was deployed on-site. To the extent that it could be wa...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Converged vs Dedicated Networks For Surveillance Tutorial

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Use the existing network or deploy a new one? This is a critical choice in designing video surveillance systems. Though 'convergence' was a big theme of the past decade, deciding what to do has been much harder in practice. In this guide, we b...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months 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 surveillanc...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Glossary / Acronyms for Video Surveillance

This directory provides definitions and explanations for over 70 common video surveillance industry terms, including links to related IPVM tutorials and guides. This directory will be continuously updated. If there is a term you want to be incl...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Access Credential Form Factor Tutorial

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Deciding which access control credential to use and distribute, including form factor, can be a difficult task. Knowing the limitations and strengths of common form factors will help the integrator recommend the right choice. In this note, we ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

IR Surveillance Camera Guide

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Integrated infrared (IR) cameras are everywhere in 2020, but not all IR is created equal, with many differences in coverage, overexposure, underexposure, handling moving objects, and more. In this guide, we examine these elements in detail to h...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Installation Course January 2020 - Last Chance

Thursday, January 16th is your last chance to register for the Winter 2020 Video Surveillance Installation Course. This is a unique installation course in a market where little practical training is available. We teach you, step by step, the ri...

By John Scanlan - 3 months 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 Defined Netw...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Bandwidth Fundamentals For Video Surveillance

Bandwidth is the most fundamental element of computer networking for video surveillance systems. Because video surveillance can consume an immense amount of bandwidth and because variations in bandwidth load of surveillance cameras can be so signi...

By IPVM Team - 3 months 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 plu...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

The 2020 Video Surveillance Industry Guide

The 300-page, 2020 Video Surveillance Industry Guide covers the key events and the future of the video surveillance market, is now available, group members can request a PDF copy be emailed to them, all personal members can access all reports link...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Directory of Access Reader Manufacturers

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Credential Readers are one of the most visible and noticeable parts of access systems, but installers often stick with only the brand they always use. What other options are in the market? This directory tracks 30+ players in this market and id...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Camera Field of View (FoV) Guide

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Field of View (FoV) and Angle of View (AoV), are deceptively complex. At their most basic, they simply describe what the camera can "see" and seem self-explanatory. However, when analyzing images, comparing cameras or projecting quality, subtletie...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Wireless / WiFi Access Lock Guide

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For some access openings, running wires can add thousands in cost, and wireless alternatives that avoid it becomes appealing. But using wireless and WiFi locks can have drawbacks over hardwired alternatives. In this guide, we examine key aspec...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Biggest Low Light Problems 2019

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Over 150 integrators responded to our survey question: "What are the biggest problems you face getting good low-light images?" Inside, we share integrators' comments and analyze the most common problems, including: Limited IR Range Uneven I...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

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