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Installing Dome Cameras Indoors Guide

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IPVM is producing the definitive series on installing surveillance cameras. This entry covers one of the most common scenarios - installing dome cameras indoors and is the second entry following Installing Box Cameras Indoors Guide Inside we teac...

By IPVM Team - 1 day ago

Last Chance - July 2018 IP Networking Course

Registration ends today, Thursday. Register now. 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 relates to actual video surv...

By John Scanlan - 5 days ago

GDPR For Access Control Guide

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Electronic access control is common in businesses plus organizations are increasingly considering biometrics for access control. With GDPR coming into force this Spring, it is important to understand how this will impact these systems. IPVM has...

By IPVM Team - 14 days ago

Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

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Ripping out and replacing access control systems is hard for important reasons. Because users typically hold on to access control systems for as long as possible, often decades, switching them can be tricky and prone to mistakes. However, in thi...

By Brian Rhodes - 19 days ago

2018 Mid-Year Surveillance Industry Guide

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2018 has been an explosive year for the video surveillance industry, with the industry becoming a global political issue, with the expansion of China and the promise and potential peril of Artifical Intelligence. IPVM's new 200+ page Mid-Year I...

By IPVM Team - 19 days ago

Four Major Outdoor Camera Install Problems

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Over 140 integrators told us the top four camera installation mistakes that lead to unexpected problems and failures. Their comments often described the problem of 'poor install' quality, and their color comments describe what errors and missteps ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

China Public Video Surveillance Guide: From Skynet to Sharp Eyes

China is expanding its video surveillance network to achieve “100%” nationwide coverage by 2020, including facial recognition capabilities and a database that allows authorities to track and cross-check video data across the country. This progr...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 month ago

Access Control - Time & Attendance, Mustering and Mantraps Guide

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Electronic access offers features that traditional mechanical locks cannot. While these features may not be as fundamental as keeping doors secure, they can provide significant management, safety, and security advantages over locks and key alone. ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Powerline Networking For Video Surveillance Advocated By Comtrend

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Powerline networking, using existing electrical wiring, has been around for many years. Indeed, over the years, some video surveillance providers have offered it as an alternative to coax, category cable and wireless. However, it has never really ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Dahua Products Are Not GDPR Compliant, No Products Can Be

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Dahua products are neither GDPR-compliant nor certified, contrary to their marketing. The reason is that no products can be, as the EU does not 'certify' nor endorse products as 'compliant'. In this note, based on our 20+ page GDPR For Video ...

By Charles Rollet - about 2 months ago

VMS Server Sizing

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Specifying the right sized PC/server for VMS software is one of the most important yet difficult decisions in IP video surveillance. In the past manufacturers designed and certified that a specific appliance 'box' would support a specific number o...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Installing Box Cameras Indoors Tutorial

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This tutorial starts our physical installation for video surveillance series, starting with Box Cameras, one of the oldest and most basic types. Inside we cover: Videos Detailing Grid Ceiling Installs Videos Detailing Drywall/Gypsum Board Inst...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Cybersecurity for IP Video Surveillance Guide

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Keeping surveillance networks secure can be a daunting task, but there are several methods that can greatly reduce risk, especially when used in conjunction with each other. In this guide, we look at several security techniques, both physical and...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Installing Cameras in Plenums Tutorial

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There is often confusion about plenum ceilings, with misinformation about what is required when running cables through them and mounting cameras into them. Failing to understand plenum requirements can land installers on the wrong side of an AHJ, ...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Genetec Clearance Face Detection / Redaction Test

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Privacy regulations such as GDPR (EU Public Privacy), HIPAA (US Medical Privacy), and FERPA (US Student Privacy) are driving video surveillance manufacturers to provide solutions for blurring/masking faces. However, as our recent discussion on thi...

By Sean Patton - 2 months ago

Access Visitor Management Systems Guide

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"Who are you, and why are you here?" Facilities that implement Visitor Management Systems hope they never need to ask that question to anyone, ever. While access control goes to great lengths to make sure only approved personnel are able to enter...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Measuring For Security Installation Guide

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Accurate measurement is a fundamental skill, yet many installers do not know how to do it. Using these tools are a key skill needed for security install work: Tape Measures Architectural Scales Laser Distance Finders Measuring Wheels Est...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Access Control Card Printers Guide

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Card printers are a core component of professional access control systems, often used as photos IDs and prominently displayed. Modern badges put company branding and logos on public display by using specialty printers to permanently mark badges...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

IP Network Hardware for Surveillance Guide

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Video surveillance systems depend on IP networking equipment. In this guide, we explain the key pieces of equipment and features, explaining where and why they are typically used. The topics covered include: Fast / Gigabit / 10 Gigabit Ethern...

By IPVM Team - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months ago

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