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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 - 1 day 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 - 2 days 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 - 8 days ago

Registration Closed - Spring 2019 IP Networking Course

Register now for the Spring 2019 IP Networking course here - Closed. Last chance now.   This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals.  Lots of network training exists but none of it really explai...

By John Scanlan - 22 days 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 - 24 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 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 - 2 months ago

Installation Course Fall 2019

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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, step ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 months ago

Designing Access Control Guide

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Designing an access control solution requires decisions on 8 fundamental questions. This in-depth guide helps you understand the options and tradeoffs involved in designing an excellent access control solution. The eight fundamental questions ar...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Access Control Turnstiles Guide

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Turnstiles control pedestrian access to secured areas, essentially becoming moving portions of fences, walls, or barricades for physically stop intruders. However, they can be ugly, expensive, ineffective, and downright dangerous if used unwise...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Testing Bandwidth vs. Frame Rate

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Selecting frame rate has a major impact on surveillance bandwidth and storage consumption. But with smart codecs now common and cameras more efficient than ever, what is the "right" frame rate? In this report, we tested 10 cameras from 3 manufact...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Mobile Surveillance Trailers Guide

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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 - 4 months ago

Testing Bandwidth Vs. Low Light

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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 - 4 months ago

Access Control Records Maintenance Guide

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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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 5 months ago

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