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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 - 12 days ago

Network Cabling for Video Surveillance

(PRO Only)

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 - 13 days 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 - 15 days 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 - 25 days 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 - about 1 month ago

Directory of Access Reader Manufacturers

(PRO Only)

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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 months ago

Tailgating: Access Control Tutorial

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Nearly all access control systems are vulnerable to an easy exploit called 'tailgating'. Indeed, a friendly gesture in holding doors for others often compromises access security. In this note, we take a look at 'tailgating', the most common cau...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Lock Status Monitoring Tutorial

(PRO Only)

Just because access doors are closed does not mean they are locked. Unless access systems are using lock status monitoring, the doors and areas they protect could be left insecure. How can you tell when doors are locked? Lock status monitoring...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Covert Elevator Face Recognition

(PRO Only)

Covert elevator facial recognition has the potential to solve the cost and complexity of elevator surveillance while engendering immense privacy concerns. This month, in Caixin China's reporting, this issue blew up as reports of such a deployme...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - 3 months ago

Access Control Door Controllers Guide

(PRO Only)

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 - 3 months ago

Securing Access Control Installations Tutorial

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The physical security of access control components is critical to ensuring that a facility is truly secure. Otherwise, the entire system can be circumvented or shut down by an adversary. In most cases, if done correctly, adding layers of securi...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

IPVM Camera Calculator User Manual / Guide

Learn how to use the IPVM Camera Calculator (updated for Version 3.1). The guide below includes instructions, images, gifs, and videos demonstrating and explaining the Calculator's features. It will be updated periodically and you can ask question...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Camera Focusing Tutorial

(PRO Only)

Camera focus is fundamental to quality imaging. Mistakes can significantly reduce details, making cameras less effective. In this guide, we explain focus issues and proper procedure, covering: Fixed vs. Varifocal Cameras Auto vs. Manual Foc...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Last Chance - Register Now - October 2019 IP Networking Course

Last Chance - Register Now - Fall 2019 IP Networking Course. The course starts next week. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals. Lots of network training exists but none of it really expl...

By John Scanlan - 4 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 ...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) Guide

(PRO Only)

Understanding wide dynamic range (WDR) is critical to capturing high quality images in demanding conditions. However, with no real standards, any manufacturer can claim WDR, and many do even if actual performance is weak, causing confusion for eve...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Access Control Mustering Guide

(PRO Only)

In emergencies, determining where employees are located can be critical for knowing whether they are in danger. Access systems can be used for reporting employee locations, also called 'mustering'. In this guide, we examine the strengths, weakn...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Access Control Mantraps Guide

(PRO Only)

One of access's primary goals is keeping people out of places they should not be, but slipping through open doors (ie: Tailgating) is often easy. For high security locations, strict access controls often require the physical opening itself to h...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Access Control Time & Attendance Guide

(PRO Only)

Access control systems can do more than lock doors. With little or no extra equipment, they can be used to track labor hours for employees too. In this guide, we examine how access can also be used for 'Time & Attendance' including: How ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Open Access Controller Guide (Axis, HID, Isonas, Mercury)

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In the access control market, there are many software platforms, but only a few companies that make non-proprietary door controllers. Recently, Axis released a 3rd party-only controller and Isonas joined 'Openness' ranks, while HID purchased Me...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

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