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Mobile Surveillance Trailers Guide

(PRO Only)

Putting cameras in a place for temporary surveillance where power and communications are not readily available can be complicated and expensive. One growing niche is mobile surveillance trailers that allow users to quickly deploy a turn-key system...

By IPVM Team - 2 days ago

Testing Bandwidth Vs. Low Light

(PRO Only)

Nighttime bandwidth spikes are a major concern in video surveillance. Many calculate bandwidth as a single 24/7 number, but bit rates vary dramatically from day to night. But how much? 100% more? 500%? 1,000%? To find out we tested cameras from...

By Ethan Ace - 3 days ago

Access Control Records Maintenance Guide

(PRO Only)

Weeding out old entries, turning off unused credentials, and updating who carries which credentials is as important as to maintaining security as keeping equipment operational. Failing to do so can be as dangerous as leaving a door wide open. U...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 days ago

Winter 2019 IP Networking Course

Today is the last day to register for the Winter 2019 IP Networking course. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals.  Lots of network training exists but none of it really explains how it r...

By John Scanlan - 9 days ago

NTP / Network Time Guide For Video Surveillance

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Inaccurate time can lead to missing or inadmissible video, yet this topic is often overlooked, with cameras and servers left defaulted, synchronized to different sources or not at all. However, setting up a proper time server in a surveillance net...

By IPVM Team - 9 days ago

UK: Private Video Surveillance Complaints Down Since GDPR

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The arrival of the GDPR on May 25, 2018, brought fears the law would spark a massive increase in privacy complaints about security camera use. However, new statistics, prepared by IPVM from UK government information requests, show that complaints ...

By Charles Rollet - 10 days ago

2019 Video Surveillance Cameras Overview

Each year, IPVM summarizes the main advances and changes for video surveillance cameras, based on our industry-leading testing and reporting. This is the 4th year we are doing this, compare to: 2018 Video Surveillance Cameras Overview 2017 ...

By IPVM Team - 12 days ago

Surveillance Codec Guide

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Codecs are core to surveillance, with names like H.264, H.265, and MJPEG commonly cited. How do they work? Why should you use them? What issues may you face? In this tutorial, we examine this in-depth covering: Uncompressed vs. Compressed Video...

By IPVM Team - 16 days ago

The 2019 Video Surveillance Industry Guide

(PRO Only)

The 300 page, 2019 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 lin...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Multi-Factor Access Control Authentication Guide

(PRO Only)

Can a stranger use your credentials? One of the oldest problems facing access control is making credentials as easy to use as keys, but restricting them to certain individuals. Multi-factor authentication is used when the end-user is concerned ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

HID Product Configurator Examined

(PRO Only)

HID is widely used. However, figuring out all the different configurations of features for a final credential or reader part number can be a real headache, with around 75,000 different configurations available. HID has created a solution called P...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 months ago

Axis Bad Marketing - Panoramic Commercial

Axis is bad at marketing. Recall last month - Axis: "No One Wants To Buy A Camera" and, more generally their 2018 production introductions. But this one is especially good bad. Axis released "The Heist" a commercial about how a bank vault is rob...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

HID: Stop Selling Cracked 125 kHz Credentials

HID should stop selling cracked 125 kHz access control credentials, that have been long cracked and can easily be copied by cheap cloners sold on eBay and Amazon. To its credit, HID has long acknowledged the vulnerability and does take steps to...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Video Surveillance Hard Drive Failure Statistics 2018

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Hard drive failures can be significant service problems but how common of an issue are they in video surveillance? How long do drives last when constantly being written to? 150+ integrators answered this: Video Surveillance Recording: How ma...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Contactless Access Credentials Guide

(PRO Only)

Contactless credentials are the most common component used in an access control system and while many look alike externally, important differences exist. Choosing the correct one can be the difference between a secure facility and wasting signifi...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Security Fence Guide

(PRO Only)

Fences, while a low tech barricade, are a cornerstone of good security. Few physical security elements are as effective at keeping threats away as security fences, even keeping heads of state and presidents safe: While simple and familiar, whic...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Video Quality / Compression Tutorial

(PRO Only)

While CODECs, like H.264, H.265, and MJPEG, get a lot of attention, a camera's 'quality' or compression setting has a big impact on overall quality. In this training, we explain what this level is, what options you have and how you should optimize...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Integrator Laptop Guide

This 18-page guide provides guidance and statistics about integrator laptop use. 150 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their laptops, including: Favorite laptop brands used, with the top 7 ranked Most commonly used CPU, RAM, and ...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Higher Power PoE 802.3bt Ratified, Impact on Security Products Examined

(PRO Only)

Power over Ethernet has become one of the most popular features of many video, access, and other security products. See our PoE for IP Video Surveillance Guide and PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial. Now PoE is able to transmit even more power, ...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Door Hinges Guide

(PRO Only)

Some of the trickiest access control problems are caused by bad door hinges. From doors not closing right, to locks not locking, worn or warped hinges are one of the most common root causes but typically ignored. Along with proper Door and Fram...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Network Cable Testing Guide

(PRO Only)

Proper cable installation is key to trouble-free surveillance systems. However, testing is often an afterthought, with problems only discovered when cameras have problems, resulting in increased troubleshooting, or even worse, reinstallation. Sim...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Access Control Lock Guide

(PRO Only)

In this guide, we examine locks; critical elements of any security system and fundamental parts of every access control system. Two fundamental classes of locks are used in access, electrified locks and mechanical locks. But with thousands of l...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Ladders For Installers Guide

(PRO Only)

Ladders are one of the most important pieces of worksite equipment for the surveillance technician. Too often, however, even highly experienced technicians are using old or defective ladders in an unsafe or inefficient manner. As the Occupational...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

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