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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 - 5 days 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 - 12 days 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 - 20 days ago

Amazon Enters Home Security Services

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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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month ago

April 2018 IP Networking Course

This is the last chance to register for our IP Networking course. Register now. NEW - 2 sessions per class, 'day' and 'night' to give you double the chance of attending live. Lots of generic network training exists but none of it really explains...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month 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 - about 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 months ago

Hikvision Door Station Tested

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Hikvision has entered the video intercom market, aiming to bring the race to the bottom to a whole new audience. To see how it stacks up, we bought and tested their vandal resistant door station, the DS-KB8112-IM, to see how it compared to the Ax...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

Amazon Key In-Home Package Delivery Examined

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Interesting idea or invitation for criminals to rob you? Amazon's recent announcement of Key, a service that will help manage visitors, welcoming certain ones into your house for you, has drawn significant attention, but not all positive. This n...

By Brian Karas - 6 months ago

Milestone XProtect Essential+ Free VMS Tested

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Milestone continues to expand its aggressive free and low-cost offerings, with this year, Milestone releasing XProtect Essential+, part of their new "plus" lineup based on the same code as the high-end XProtect Corporate VMS, including features no...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

ZoneMinder Open Source Profile

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The first, oldest and probably the best known open source VMS is ZoneMinder. But where has it gone and is it still relevant today in a world of $200 NVRs and various free VMS options? IPVM spoke with ZoneMinder's lead developer, Isaac Connor, ab...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

ONVIF Wire Free Camera Tested (Netgear FlexPower)

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Totally wire-free cameras are a hot growth market. But they have had one major problem: Proprietary. IPVM has tested Netgear's Arlo and Arlo Go, Blink/Blink XT, and EZVIZ's Mini Trooper, none of which work with VMS systems. There is clearly a n...

By John Scanlan - 7 months ago

Avigilon H4 IR Mini Dome Camera Tested

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Avigilon has released their successor to the aging Micro Dome, the H4 Mini Dome, claiming easy install, a patent-pending surface/recessed mounting system, Lightcatcher low light performance, true WDR and more. We bought this new model and teste...

By John Scanlan - 7 months ago

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