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Access Control Cabling Tutorial

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Access Control is only as reliable as its cables. While this aspect lacks the sexiness of other components, it remains a vital part of every system. In this note, we look at the types of cables used by these systems, including 22/4, 18/6, 22/2,...

By Brian Rhodes - 1 day 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 - 6 days ago

Project Documentation Forms & Work Order Tutorial

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This form may be one of the most important tools integrators ever have doing install and service work. Inside we provide a sample template form, and an explanation of which key details installers should include. We examine these crucial points:...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 days ago

Startup Sunflower Labs' Autonomous Drone Security System

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Startup Sunflower Labs is claiming a unique design on a home security system, combining autonomous drones and 'Sunflower' sensors. Imagine an intruder tries to break into your home and your automated security drone suddenly appears above them an...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 month ago

Ubiquiti $79 Flex IP Camera Tested

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U.S. Manufacturer Ubiquiti has released a 1080p, integrated IR IP camera, selling it directly for $79, making this one of the least expensive IP cameras available. We bought and tested the Flex vs the Axis Companion Mini L, Hanwha LND-6011R, and ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 month ago

ADT Promotes DIFY - "Do It For You"

"Do It Yourself" (DIY) is a popular expression and has become such a common word that it has even made the Cambridge English dictionary. But why do it yourself when you can have someone "Do It For You" (DIFY)? If ADT has its way, DIFY may beco...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 months ago

Ideal SecuriTest IP Vs Unbranded IP Camera Install Tool Tested

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In our recent IP camera installation tool shootout, multiple members questioned the Ideal SecuriTest IP's features compared to low-cost unbranded models found on Amazon. To see how the two compare, we bought and tested one of these low-cost unbra...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Network Cable Testing Guide

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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

Ladders For Installers Guide

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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

Alexa Guard Expands Amazon's Security Offerings, Boosts ADT's Stock

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Amazon is expanding their security offerings yet again, this time with Alexa Guard that delivers security audio analytics and a virtual "Fake TV." This continues a recent series of Amazon security expansions including acquiring Ring for $1 bill...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

Amazon Ring Spotlight Cam Tested

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Amazon's Ring has released their latest camera entry, the Spotlight Cam, which we bought and tested in our Consumer IP Camera Analytics Shootout. In this report, we test the Spotlight Cam's other functions, including: White light illuminatio...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 6 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 - 6 months ago

Ladder Lockdown and Ladder Levelizer Tested

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Ladders are a daily necessity for surveillance and security installers, but working on an unstable surface can be extremely dangerous. In addition to selecting the appropriate ladder, it is important to ensure the ladder is safely footed. Two man...

By John Scanlan - 6 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 - 6 months ago

4 Most Difficult Camera Installs (Statistics)

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Heavy housings, cumbersome brackets, heavy ladders required, and tricky field of view requirements will cause difficulties no matter the camera manufacturer, because of the install location or complexity of the camera technology. This continues I...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

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