Networking (73)

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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 - 22 days ago

IP Networking Course January 2017

This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes live training, personal help and certification, all for just $299 for members. What the IPVM IP Networking Course Covers In 10 session...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 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 - 4 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 6 months 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 - 11 months 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 - 12 months 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 - 12 months 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 1 year 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 - almost 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 - almost 2 years ago

Sales Leads Survey Results

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Where do integrators and manufacturers get leads for new customers? We asked 100 sales people this question. The short answer: 'old school' techniques, though the methods / sources of integrators were the opposite of manufacturers. In this note...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

TCP vs UDP for Video Surveillance

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TCP or UDP? What should you use for video surveillance? TCP and UDP are both in use in the video industry today, each with strengths and weaknesses when it comes to live viewing, playback, error correction, artifacting, and more, though many use...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

Bandwidth Guide for Video Networks

Bandwidth is the most fundamental element of computer networking for video surveillance systems. Because video surveillance can consume an immense amount of bandwidth and because variations in bandwidth load of surveillance cameras can be so signi...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

Directory Default IP Camera Addresses

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Initializing IP cameras can be tedious and frustrating, made worse because manufacturers have no standardization, with some supporting DHCP, some using default IP addresses, and some using both. In this post, we have compiled a list of 14 IP came...

By Derek Ward - about 2 years ago

Converged vs. Dedicated Networks For Surveillance

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Use the existing network or deploy a new one? This is a critical choice in deploying video surveillance systems. Though 'convergence' was a big theme of the past decade, deciding what to do has been much harder in practice. In this guide, we br...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years ago

Wireless Networking For Video Surveillance Guide

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Wireless networking remains a niche for video surveillance applications. One of the key factors is that it is much different, if not harder, than deploying wireline networks. In this guide, we break down the key elements of wireless networking fo...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

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