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New GDPR Guidelines for Video Surveillance Examined

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The highest-level EU data protection authority has issued a new series of provisional video surveillance guidelines. While GDPR has been in effect for more than a year, how it applies to video surveillance has often been unclear, as we explaine...

By Charles Rollet - 3 days ago

HD Analog vs IP Guide

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For years, HD resolution and single cable signal/power were IP camera advantages, with analog cameras limited to much lower resolution and requiring separate power and video cables. However, in new HD analog cameras, AHD, CVI, and TVI have made si...

By IPVM Team - 5 days ago

Lens Focal Length Tutorial

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3mm, 6mm, 2.8 - 9mm, 5 - 50mm, etc. Camera specifications often list lens lengths but what do they mean? These metrics are important in determining the correct camera coverage and Field of View (FoV). In this tutorial, we look at: What lens...

By IPVM Team - 11 days ago

Poor OSDP Usage Statistics 2019

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OSDP certainly offers advantages over decades-old Wiegand (see our OSDP Access Control Guide) but new IPVM statistics show that usage of OSDP, even in new readers, is extremely low. Inside this report, we examine the trends and the key reasons ...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 days ago

First Video Surveillance GDPR Fine In France

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The French government has imposed a sizeable fine on a small business for violating the GDPR after it constantly filmed employees without informing them and kept poor encryption practices. It marks the first ever GDPR video surveillance fine ever ...

By Charles Rollet - 13 days ago

2019 Mid-Year Video Surveillance Guide

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IPVM's new 400+ page Mid-Year Industry Guide brings all of these issues and events together in a single resource to read and review. It can be requested inside. All chapters come from reports published on IPVM. Below is a list of those reports,...

By IPVM Team - 20 days ago

Farpointe Data Conekt Mobile Access Reader Tested

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California based Farpointe Data has been a significant OEM supplier of conventional access readers for years to companies including DMP, RS2, DSX, Keri, and Sielox, and recently announced mobile credentials and readers. So how well does the produ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Manufacturer Favorability Guide 2019

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The 259 page PDF guide may be downloaded inside by all IPVM members. It includes our manufacturer favorability rankings and individual manufacturer favorability coverage. Download the 2019 Security Manufacturer Favorability Guide PDF Note...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

OSDP Access Control Guide

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Access control readers and controllers need to communicate. While Wiegand has been the de facto standard for decades, OSDP aims to solve major problems of Wiegand. In particular, OSDP's benefits: Bidirectional Communication, Including reader...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

China Jaywalking Facial Recognition Guide

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News reports touting the PRC's AI prowess often showcase facial recognition cameras being used to automatically catch and fine jaywalkers.  In this report, we explain how the technology works and examine how common/effective the systems actuall...

By Charles Rollet - about 2 months ago

Average Frame Rate Video Surveillance 2019

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What is the average frame rated used in video surveillance systems? In IPVM's 2011 statistics, the average was 6-8fps increasing to ~10fps in our 2016 statistics. Now, in 2019, the average has increased significantly to 15fps. Inside this repo...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Access Control Job Walk Guide

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Significant money can be saved and problems avoided with an access control job walk if you know what to look for and what to ask. By inviting interested parties onsite for pre-bid job walks, many of the site conditions inadequately described in...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Maglock Selection Guide

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One of the most misunderstood yet valuable pieces of electrified hardware is the maglock. Few locks are stronger, but myths and confusion surround their proper use. Many access control designers avoid using them altogether, but should they? In ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Register Now - Fall 2019 IP Networking Course

Register for the Fall 2019 IP Networking Course. For early registration save $50 off the course's normal $299 price. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals.  Lots of network training exist...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Subnetting for Video Surveillance

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This guide explains when subnetting is used on security networks, and how it works. We explain how to add or remove IP addresses to your range, borrowing bits, and the role of the subnet mask. Inside this report we provide information on: Ho...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Locking Down Network Connections Guide

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Accidents and inside attacks are risks when network connections are not locked down. Security and video surveillance systems should be protected against such attacks and can be done with relatively low-cost means. Inside this guide, IPVM explai...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Pole Mount Camera Installation Guide

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Poles are a popular but challenging choice for deploying surveillance cameras outdoors. Poles are indispensable for putting cameras at the right height to get the best picture and for keeping cameras out of harm's way. However, mounting cameras...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Bezos-Funded Deep Sentinel Tested

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Backed by Jeff Bezos, the Silicon Valley startup, Deep Sentinel, has declared: No One Does Home Security Like We Do Our Surveillance Team has eyes on criminals from the second they step on your front yard. if our AI or personnel detects anyth...

By Ethan Ace, John Honovich, and Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

Outdoor Camera Installation Guide

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Outdoor camera installation can be fraught with problems. Creating a sturdy and weather tight mount is key for camera performance and longevity, but penetrating exterior walls and waterproofing are can be complex tasks. In this guide, we provid...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Top Metrics For Ensuring Integrator Profitability - Statistics

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How do integrators ensure the profitability of their projects? As part of our profitability study, 100+ integrators answered the following question: What is the most important metric(s) your company uses for ensuring profitability? Why? In...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Installation Course Fall 2019- Register Now

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Register for the Fall 2019 Video Surveillance Install Course. For early registration save $50 off the course's normal $299 price. This is a unique installation course in a market where little practical training is available. We teach you, ste...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Camera Pendant Mounting Guide

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It is often necessary to suspend a camera from a high open ceiling. This is commonplace in retail, warehouse, industrial sites, hangars, and other locations with high ceilings. In this guide we provide details of the components and methods used...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Cable Firestopping Installation Guide

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Installing cables through firewalls is a critical installation issue. Failing to properly seal a penetration can cause smoke and fire to spread, which can be deadly in an emergency. Understanding the parts and methods used to firestop properly ca...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Outdoor Camera Mounting Hardware Guide

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Mounting cameras outdoors can be challenging, requiring understanding different types of equipment and methods. In this guide, we teach this in-depth. The report includes 5 video screencast demonstrations and 8 images helping you to learn the: ...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Security Installation Tools Guide - 22 Tools Listed

In this guide, we cover 22 tools that security installers frequently use. This is one part of our upcoming Video Surveillance Installation Course that starts next month that will teach installation in great depth. Personal Installer Tool Invent...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

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