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April 2018 IP Networking Course

This is the last chance to register for our IP Networking course. Register now. NEW - 2 sessions per class, 'day' and 'night' to give you double the chance of attending live. Lots of generic network training exists but none of it really explains...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 days ago

Key Control For Access Control Tutorial

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End users spend thousands on advanced systems to keep themselves secure, but regularly neglect one of the lest expensive yet most important aspects of all: Key Control. Administrating who carries keys and which doors they open seems simple but ma...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 days ago

GDPR For Video Surveillance Guide

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, but there is much confusion and no clear guidelines on exactly how these new regulations will impact the video surveillance industry. We have compiled th...

By Charles Rollet - 15 days ago

ISC West 2018 Access Control Rundown

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For ISC West 2018, what is new and interesting in access control?  This rundown will bring you up to speed on the exhibitors, what they are releasing, and give you an idea of what is new. Notable Trends In terms of marketwide trends, three them...

By Brian Rhodes - 21 days ago

Wireless Networking For Video Surveillance Guide

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Wireless networking is a niche in video surveillance applications, but it can be a difficult one to understand with proper wireless design, equipment selection, interference, and other factors impacting it usage. In this guide, we break down the ...

By IPVM Team - 29 days ago

Audio Usage In Video Surveillance Statistics

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Audio is more widely available and easier to use than ever, with many IP cameras building audio in and often making integration as simple as toggling a button. But how widely is audio used? There still remain many legal and privacy concerns about...

By Brian Rhodes - 30 days ago

Network Racks For Surveillance Guide

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In this guide, we look at network rack infrastructure, one of the fundamentals of IP video surveillance. Inside, we cover: What is a rack unit (RU)? Square vs. threaded mounting holes Open frame Closed cabinets Wall mount vs. floor mount ...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

Camera Form Factor Guide

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When selecting surveillance cameras, users may choose from a number of different form factors, each with its own unique strengths and weaknesses, varying in physical size, aesthetics, vandal resistance, and advanced features provided. In this r...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Access Control - Restricted Keys Guide

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Not all doors, even in larger facilities, can justify using electronic access control. And even for doors that do have electronic access control, many often need to work with mechanical locks.  However, most keys can be easily copied. How do you ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Network Addressing for Video Surveillance Guide

The goal of this guide is to explain addressing devices on IP networks, focusing on how IP cameras and recorders are used in those networks. For even more IP networking basics, see our IP Video 101 Training. Inside, we cover the following topics ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

IPVM Camera Calculator User Manual / Guide

Learn how to use the IPVM Camera Calculator. 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 questions or request new sections ...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

PoE for IP Video Surveillance Guide

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This guide provides comprehensive explanations of the elements in selecting and using Power Over Ethernet with IP cameras, covering: PoE vs Low Voltage When to Use PoE, When Not PSEs vs PDs PoE Classes 802.3af vs 802.3at vs 802.3bt Nonstan...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Vehicle Gate Access Control Guide

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Vehicle gate access control demands integrating myriad 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 require...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Cellular (4G / LTE / 5G) For Video Surveillance Guide

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In this report, we explain using cellular for video surveillance including: 4G vs LTE vs 5G 4G standards 5G future Advantage: Placing cameras "anywhere" Advantage: Quick deployment Disadvantage: Recurring costs Disadvantage: Bandwidth cap...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Dynamic vs. Static IP Addresses Tutorial

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While many cameras default to DHCP out of the box, that does not mean you should use it. This may seem basic for some, but those new to the industry may not know there are other options. In this note, we review: Dynamic addressing Static addre...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Remote Network Access for Video Surveillance Guide

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Remotely accessing surveillance systems is key in 2018, with more and more users relying on mobile apps as their main way of operating the system. However, remote access brings unique challenges, with system security, ease of access, and configura...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Top ISC West 2018 Booth Moves

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ISC West spending frequently signals market expansion and trend shifts. In 2016, the surge of Chinese exhibitors underscored the race to the bottom. In 2017, deep learning marketing signaled its expansion, at least in terms of hype. Now, in 2018, ...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial

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Powering access control with Power over Ethernet is becoming increasingly common.  However, access requires more power than cameras, and the problems of not having enough are significant, especially if unsecured doors, unresponsive doors, or dead...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

The 2018 Surveillance Industry Guide

The 300 page, 2018 Video Surveillance Industry Guide, covering 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 l...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Multicasting Surveillance Tutorial

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Network bandwidth can be a concern for some surveillance systems. While improvements in video codecs, such as smart codecs for H.264 and H.265, have reduced bandwidth needs significantly, large systems still encounter issues with large amounts o...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Cabling Best Practices Guide

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Surveillance cabling can be a major problem. Poorly installed and maintained networks are often costly, lengthy, frustrating ordeals to manage. While keeping cables organized is not an advanced topic to understand and practice, in this note we ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Multi-Imager Camera Guide

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Multi-imager usage continues to grow, with most manufacturers now offering at least one model, making them an attractive option for covering wide areas compared to multiple fixed cameras traditionally used, such as this ~200' wide parking lot: ...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

QoS for Video Surveillance

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Along with VLANs, QoS is one of the most misunderstood topics in IP surveillance networks. Many purported "experts" claim it is required in any and all surveillance systems, but little clear guidance is given about why, leaving those new to the ...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Resolution Tutorial

Understanding video surveillance resolution can be surprisingly difficult and complex. While the word 'resolution' seems self-explanatory, its use in surveillance is far from it. In this tutorial, we will explain 5 critical elements: What resol...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

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