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Security Integrator IT Expertise Statistics

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20 years ago, putting physical security systems on IP networks was just emerging. Today, almost every system is networked in some way, IP cameras are the most common choice and the clear majority of video surveillance systems allow for remote netw...

By IPVM Team - 9 days ago

Cisco Falling - Favorite Network Switches 2017

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1 major manufacturer fell and 1 outsider manufacturer gained as integrator favorites for network switches from more than 140 votes / explanations submitted. These 2017 statistics is the successor to our Favorite Network Switches for Surveillance ...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

September IP Networking Course

LAST Chance - Registration is ending. Register now. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes live training, personal help and certification. What the IPVM IP Networking Course...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

VLAN For Video Surveillance Usage Statistics

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VLANs (see our tutorial) are an option for networks using video surveillance, but how often are they actually used? 125+ integrators told us how and when they use VLANs for surveillance products. Integrators who use VLANs as a matter of course...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

DDNS vs P2P vs VPN Usage Statistics

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Cyber security concerns are escalating, even in the video surveillance industry which has historically lagged in its attention here. A key element of cyber security is what remote access technologies is used. In particular, DDNS has come into p...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Top Trade Shows For Security Integrators

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100+ North American security integrators told us what trade shows they attend and why. The most well known shows are ISC West and ASIS but there are also a host of local and regional shows.  In this post, we examine how attendance broke down amo...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

5 Most Common PoE Questions

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In our IPVM IP Networking course, Power Over Ethernet (PoE) is a core component that students show significant interest in. The top ones are: Can I accidentally double PoE wattage by using midspans & switches together?  Does each port pro...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

Ubiquiti $99 Mesh Node Challenges Wireless Competitors

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Ubiqiuti has become a significant force in wireless video surveillance applications but they have never done mesh. Historically, mesh has been associated with larger scale systems and larger scale costs (thousands instead of the hundreds for Ubiq...

By Brian Karas - 12 months ago

IP Networking 2017 Book Released

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The new IP Networking Book 2017 is a 197 page in-depth guide that teaches you how IT and telecom technologies impact modern security systems. The book will give you the knowledge and the confidence to make the right decisions when designing and d...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 months ago

Move Aside Cisco, Axis Has A Network Switch For Integrators

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Cisco is a common choice for network switches, including in our Favorite Network Switches survey, but now Axis is releasing a 16 port PoE+ switch specifically targeted to the security market. They say this switch has features that make it more su...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

VLANs for Video Surveillance Tutorial

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Many people confidently say to 'use VLANs' as an answer to IP video networking problems and as a way to signal expertise. But how should VLANs be used? What benefits do they really deliver or not? In the note, we examine: Segmentation of appl...

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

Integrators, Replace Electricians With PoE Lighting

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Electricians often steal security business, causing problems for themselves, users and security integrators. Now, an emerging technology could flip things by allowing integrators to install lights, with the end result looking just like convention...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Ex-Avigilon Exec Backs Network Outage Prediction Startup (Optigo)

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Ex Avigilon VP of Engineering Danny Kam is putting his support behind networking startup Optigo. Networking monitoring and analytics tools that can plot trends or send alerts on failed devices have been around for decades.  Optigo Networks is bui...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Favorite Wireless Manufacturers 2016

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Following up on our 2014 survey for Integrator's Favorite Wireless Products, here are the new results. The top spot may not surprise you, but the changes among the other players have some interesting trends.

By Brian Karas - almost 2 years ago

ADI More Bad Advice: Network Switches

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Run with scissors?  Play in traffic?  Trust ADI for networking advice? The last we checked with ADI, they were promoting bogus numbers from a shady research firm. Now, ADI has turned back to the technical side, with bad advice on network switch ...

By Brian Karas - almost 2 years ago

IP Scanners for Video Surveillance

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IP scanners, tools like Advanced IP Scanner, Angry IP Scanner and Fing, can be useful for setting up and managing video surveillance systems. In this tutorial, we explain their uses, limitations, comparisons to vendor specific ones and conclude wi...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

Network Ports for IP Video Surveillance Tutorial

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Network ports are critical for remote video viewing and recording and without proper configuration, IP video will not work.  In this tutorial, we examine: Why ports are used The format for ports How ports are assigned Well-Known ports for v...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years ago

Network Connectors for IP Cameras Guide

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Fewer installation tasks are as nuanced as terminating cables and attaching connectors. Fortunately, this task is easy to manage and get right if the proper components and tools are understood. In this note, we explain: Connector Type vs Cable...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years ago

Network Cabling for Video Surveillance Guide

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In this 14 page guide, we teach the fundamentals of network cabling for video surveillance networks, how they should be installed, and the differences in testing them for production networks. Specifically, we examine: Cat 5e vs. Cat 6a vs Cat ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years ago

IP Networking Course Fall 2015 (CLOSED)

This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals. The next IP Networking for Video Surveillance Course starts next Tuesday, October 13th. Lots of general network training exists but none of it focuses...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years ago

City Video Surveillance Guide

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This 31-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the City Surveillance market. A global group of 60 integrators responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining metropolitan video surveillance ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

IP Network Setup Guide for Surveillance

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In this guide, we teach the fundamentals of setting up an IP video surveillance network, taking factory default cameras through to a fully configured and ready to run network. We explain these topics: Discovering IP cameras on your network Ass...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Favorite Network Switches for Surveillance 2015

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5 manufacturers stood out as integrator favorites for network switches from more than 140 votes / explanations submitted. These 2015 statistics replace our 2012 network switch favorite results. In this note, we break down: favorite 5 switch manu...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

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