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IP Camera Cable Labeling Guide

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Labeling cables can save a lot of money and headaches. While it is easy to overlook, taking time to label runs during installation significantly speeds up troubleshooting and maintenance. In this guide, we examine this practice and the ways tha...

By John Scanlan - 7 days ago

Door Fundamentals For Access Control Guide

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Assuming every door can be secured with either a maglock or an electric strike can be a painful assumption in the field. While those items can be applied flexibly with various openings, there are occasions where certain hardware cannot be used. A...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 days ago

IP Camera Cable Termination Guide

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Terminating cables properly is critical to network performance, but it can be a tricky task with multiple steps. Fortunately, this task is easy to manage and get right when the proper tools, connectors, and methods are understood. In this guide...

By John Scanlan - 15 days ago

IP Camera Cabling Installation Guide

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IPVM is preparing the industry's first Video Surveillance Installation book and our upcoming Video Surveillance Installation Course. We have already released installation training on: Installing Dome Cameras Indoors Guide Installing Box Camer...

By John Scanlan - 23 days ago

Inputs/Outputs For Video Surveillance Guide

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While many cameras have Input/Output (I/O) ports, few are actually used and most designers do not even consider them. However, a good understanding of their flexibility can save hundreds of dollars on complex designs. In this guide, we explain ca...

By IPVM Team - 28 days ago

France Political Scandal Reveals Video Surveillance Problems

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In what French media describes as "the most damaging crisis yet for" French President Marcon, a political scandal has revealed major gaps in the country’s enforcement of video surveillance regulations. These gaps could expose integrators and end u...

By Charles Rollet - 30 days ago

SNMP / Network Monitoring For Surveillance 2018

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Surveillance systems typically rely on the the VMS to report issues, but this most often just means knowing a camera is "down" with no warning or detailed information. Network monitoring systems can give users more insight into their network, fro...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Backup Power For Maglocks Guide

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When the main power fails, many believe maglocks must leave doors unlocked. However, battery backed up maglocks are allowed according to IBC / NFPA code. It just needs to be done properly. We examine the five critical steps for using backing up m...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Video Analytics Integration Guide

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Video analytics is hot again (at least conceptually) but integrating video analytics with VMSes can be challenging. This is especially significant when using 'smart' IP cameras or 3rd party server-based analytics that need to sent their results / ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Backboxes for Video Surveillance Tutorial

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Backboxes are a necessity in surveillance, whether for managing cable whips, recessing cameras, adding wireless radios. But it can be confusing to know which option works for their install. In this report, we explain: When to use backboxes Ca...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Camera Focusing Tutorial

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A camera's focus is fundamental to quality imaging. Mistakes can cause important problems. In this guide, we explain focus issues and proper procedure, covering: Fixed vs. Varifocal Cameras Auto vs. Manual Focus Two Fundamental Lens Contro...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Hikvision PanoVu Mini Tested (Multi-imager + PTZ For ~$500)

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Hikvision has released their first PanoVu Mini multi imager, the PanoVu DS-2PT3326IZ-DE3, with four 1080p imagers, including a PTZ and integrated IR for ~$500 USD online. While historically multi-imager / PTZ combination cameras have been very ...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

Camera Cable Whip Guide

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Cable whips are one of integrator's least favorite camera features but seem to be unavoidable, now commonplace on dome, turret, and bullet cameras from low end to high. In this report we look at the four key reasons cable whips are so disliked an...

By John Scanlan - about 2 months ago

Installing Surveillance Cameras Into Synthetic Stucco (EIFS) Tutorial

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Mounting cameras into synthetic stucco, commonly known as EIFS finishes, can be problematic If not properly planned, EIFS/stucco can be downright impossible for installing surveillance cameras. In this note, we examine the four major methods of m...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

$25 Million US COPS SVPP School Security Funding Examined

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The US Congress has authorized the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) to fund various security measures and training to mitigate active shooting. $25 million is available and the deadline to apply is next Monday. IPVM examines: What I...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 months ago

Fail: Dahua "Didn't Check The Lux Levels but It Was Dark"

Dahua UK has been promoting their camera quality on LinkedIn: I, and others, asked what the lux level of the scene was. (background: Lux Rating / Minimum Illumination Guide, and Training: Using a Lux Meter). Didn't Check Dahua UK's response: ...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

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 - 2 months ago

July 2018 IP Networking Course

Registration is closed. 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 surveillance systems or focuses...

By John Scanlan - 2 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months ago

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