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Cable Testing Guide (Certifiers, Qualifiers, Verifiers, Wiremappers)

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Proper cable installation is critical to trouble-free surveillance systems, but testing is often an afterthought. Typically, problems are only discovered when cameras have issues, resulting in increased troubleshooting or, even worse,...

By John Scanlan - 7 days ago

UK Ministry of Defence "Guidance Is Not To Use / Install Hikvision"

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The UK Ministry of Defence has quietly issued guidance "not to use/install Hikvision equipment", though other government departments are using Hikvision cameras anyway, official documents reveal. The US, Australian, and Taiwan militaries have...

By Charles Rollet - 9 days ago

VMS / VSaaS Mobile Apps Guide

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This 24-page guide provides an in-depth explanation of mobile apps in VMS/VSaaSes. In this guide, we cover: Mobile Monitoring Mobile App vs Web Client VMS vs VSaaS Mobile Apps Viewing Live Video Search/Playback Limits PTZ Control...

By Sean Patton - 16 days ago

Multi-Factor Access Control Authentication Guide

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Unauthorized users gaining access with someone else's credentials is one of the most fundamental risks of access. Multi-factor aims to mitigate that. Multi-factor authentication means that more than one credential must be presented in order...

By Brian Rhodes - 16 days ago

Vandal Resistance/IK Rating Guide

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"Vandal-proof" is a term often used by manufacturers to market their products, but the reality is that these specifications are mostly self-determined and cannot be trusted. In this 16-page guide, we explain how vandal resistance (IK ratings)...

By Ethan Ace and Ilya Ignatenko - 20 days ago

Lock Keyways For Access Control Guide

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Understanding lock keyways are critical for access control, as even when adding in electronic access control, mechanical locks are typically maintained but changed in the process. In this note, we examine keyways, identify which ones are most...

By Brian Rhodes - 28 days ago

VMS / VSaaS Analytics Integration

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This 21-page guide explains the fundamentals and challenges of VMS/VSaaS integration with video analytics. In this report, we examine the pros, cons, and common challenges including: Unified Single Vendor vs 3rd Party Integrated Camera Vs...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

Bosch EOLing Many Models, Citing Undisclosed NDAA Component Risks

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Bosch is discontinuing multiple camera lines "in light of NDAA requirements", even though they do not use banned Huawei SoCs, Bosch confirmed to IPVM, opening a new chapter in risks of NDAA enforcement. In this report, we examine Bosch's...

By Ethan Ace and Conor Healy - about 1 month ago

VMS / VSaaS Live Monitoring Guide

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This 28-page guide provides an in-depth explanation of live video and event monitoring in VMS/VSaaSes. In this guide, we cover: Video Monitoring Monitoring Devices VMS/VSaaS Software Clients View Tiles / Layouts Camera Lists Common...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

Favorite Wireless Manufacturers 2021

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Ubiquiti dominated our Favorite Wireless Manufacturers 2019 statistics in 2019 with 50% of the vote, but can they repeat in 2021? 175 integrators answered the question: What is your favorite wireless manufacturer for video surveillance...

By John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

VMS / VSaaS Investigation Guide

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This 26-page guide provides an in-depth explanation of event investigation, searching, and exporting of video in VMS/VSaaSes. Inside we cover: Simplistic Video Searching Common Search Methods (Time, Motion, Object, Thumbnail,...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Access Control Card Printers Guide

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Card printers are a core component of professional access control systems, as cards are often prominently displayed as photo ID. Modern printers can put company branding and logos on public display by permanently marking badges, often with...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Access Control Labor Estimation Standards - 2021

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IPVM surveyed more than 150 integrators for estimates on five common access control installations. The standards focus on 5 scenarios where integrators routinely install access control: Glass Storefront Single Door Hollowcore Steel...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

VMS/VSaaS POS Integration Guide

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This guide explains the fundamentals and challenges of VMS/VSaaS integration with point-of-sale (POS) systems. In this report, we examine the pros, cons, and common challenges including: Point of Sale Overview Investigation and...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Access Control Cabling / Wiring Tutorial

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Cabling is a fundamental element of access control systems and ensuring one has the appropriate cabling is key. In this note, we examine: Reader wire OSDP vs Wiegand wiring differences Resistors requirement Controller wire Locks &...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Open Access Controller Guide (Axis, HID VertX & Aero, Isonas, Mercury)

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There are dozens of software platforms in the access control market, but few companies make non-proprietary door controllers. We examine four of the most used brands in this guide. Inside, we contrast typical access hardware providers and...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

VMS/VSaaS Access and Intrusion Integration Guide

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This 11-page guide explains the fundamentals and challenges of VMS/VSaaS integration with access and intrusion systems. In this report, we examine the pros, cons, and common challenges including: Unified Single Vendor vs 3rd Party...

By Sean Patton - 2 months ago

VMS/VSaaS Camera Integration Guide

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This 16-page guide explains the fundamentals and challenges of integrating cameras with VMS/VSaaSes. In this report, we examine the factors involved including: Single Vendor Versus Open System Many Features to Integrate RTSP URL...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

SentryCard Embedded Fingerprint Reader Card Examined

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Biometrics are growing in popularity for access control as a replacement for cards but one developer Sentry Enterprises has embedded biometrics inside its card. How does that compare to the more conventional route of biometric...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Video Surveillance Resolution Tutorial

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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...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Access Strike Selection Guide

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Despite being one of the most common access control components, specifying the right electric strike can be deceptively complex. Understanding the particulars of each device can be overwhelming. In this note, we examine how strikes work, the...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Contactless Access Credentials Guide

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Contactless credentials are the most commonly used for access control systems, but while they look alike externally, important differences exist. Choosing the correct one can be the difference between a secure facility and wasting significant...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

VMS and VSaaS Architecture Guide

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While VMS and NVRs are the most common choice for new surveillance projects, VSaaSes are growing. Understanding their architecture and related strengths and weaknesses is critical to making surveillance decisions. In this 19-page guide, we...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Glossary / Acronyms for Video Surveillance

This directory provides definitions and explanations for over 90 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...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

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