Installation (252)

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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 - about 4 hours 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 - 4 days 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 - 4 days ago

Installation Hardware for Video Surveillance - Indoor Fasteners

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As part of our Installation for Video Surveillance series, in this note, we cover drywall anchors. A key part of installing security hardware is ensuring the right hardware is used to provide a long-lasting, solid mount. Inside this report we cove...

By IPVM Team - 24 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

Worst Features for Camera Installation (Statistics)

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4 clear worst features for installing were identified by 140+ integrator respondents to: What feature(s) make a camera hard to install? The following features were mentioned many times in the responses: Camera Pigtails / Cable Whips Manu...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

Top Features For Easy Camera Installation (Statistics)

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Camera installation is the most fundamental and common task for video security technicians. Because of this, camera manufacturers market their products as easier and quicker to install versus the competition, in addition to the quality images they...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month 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

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

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

Amazon Enters Home Security Services

Move over ADT? It is certainly what investors have feared for ADT, especially since Amazon acquired Ring. [Update: We spoke with Amazon and have more details on operations and limitations at the end of the post] Now, Amazon has launched their ow...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Favorite Access Control Manufacturers 2018

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150+ Integrators told IPVM "What is your favorite access control management software/system? Why? Unlike the 2016 access favorites where a group of favored manufacturers was close, in 2018, a single manufacturer pulled ahead to be the clear lea...

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

Brivo 'Buy Now' Online Campaign

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Brivo has a new marketing campaign running across the web: Are you ready to buy access control now? Brivo tells IPVM this is a new campaign, run in partnership with their dealers, to generate new business for them and their partners. In this n...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

'As-Built' Drawings Tutorial

Closeout documentation can be invaluable for future expansions or maintenance work, and 'as-built' drawings are a key aspect for finishing projects right. The basic purpose of 'As-Builts' is to document how work is installed versus how it was ini...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Rack Mounting NVRs Tutorial

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Rack mounting recorders is common in professional systems, but manufacturers are making it difficult, with simple design failures causing multiple issues. Rack Basics  Most commonly, the term "rack" is used to refer to equipment with vertical mo...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

3D Install App For Physical Security (BILT)

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Installation of security hardware is a skill that has historically been complicated to train new installers, and just as complicated to quote correctly. Some companies (e.g., ADT) claim this is not the case anymore, and others are looking to cha...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2018

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A number of major moves in integrator's favorite camera rankings for 2018: Two manufacturers make major moves up One major manufacturer moves down Two of the three mega Chinese manufacturers did not make the favorites This is the companion...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Door Position Switches (DPS) For Access Control Tutorial

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Door position switches do not get enough respect. They solve a major problem of access control systems yet are frequently ignored or forgotten. Access 'control' itself relies on these switches to make the right logical decisions about sending a...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Dynamic vs. Static IP Addresses Tutorial

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While many cameras default to DHCP out of the box, that does not mean you should use it. This may seem basic for some, but those new to the industry may not know there are other options. In this note, we review: Dynamic addressing Static addre...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Project Plans for Security Integrators

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How do security integrators typically plan projects? A detailed playbook with step by step execution? Just go out and do it? Somewhere in between? 100+ integrators told IPVM how they plan projects and what level of detail they use. Project Work ...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Cabling Best Practices Guide

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Surveillance cabling can be a major problem. Poorly installed and maintained networks are often costly, lengthy, frustrating ordeals to manage. While keeping cables organized is not an advanced topic to understand and practice, in this note we ...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

NVRs - Embedded vs Separate PoE Switch (Statistics)

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Many NVRs now offer PoE switches embedded, allowing IP cameras to be connected directly to the recorder. On the plus side, these units can simplify installation as it eliminates the traditionally used separate PoE switch as well as allows addin...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

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