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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 - about 2 years ago

Ligowave Wireless Profile - Ubiquiti Competitor

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Ubiquiti has become the most common choice for wireless in video surveillance (see Favorite Wireless Manufacturers) but not without controversy and debate, as Ubiquiti's no sales reps, no phone support model contradicts industry norms. [UPDATE De...

By Sean Patton - about 2 years ago

Axis Guardian - Cloud VMS And Alarm Monitoring - Released

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Axis has struggled to deliver a cloud-based managed service video platform. Video service providers have utilized AVHS for over a decade, and have gained minimum traction as IPVM warned 7 years ago. Primarily because of its overly complex business...

By Sean Patton - over 2 years ago

Powerline Networking For Video Surveillance Advocated By Comtrend

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Powerline networking, using existing electrical wiring, has been around for many years. Indeed, over the years, some video surveillance providers have offered it as an alternative to coax, category cable and wireless. However, it has never really ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Top Benefits Of Attending Trade Shows (Statistics)

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150 integrators told IPVM: What are the top benefits of going to trade shows? The clear top 2 responses in order: (1) Networking (2) New Products The most notable answer not given was education, something that trade shows routinely mark...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

IP Network Hardware for Surveillance Guide

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Video surveillance systems depend on IP networking equipment. In this guide, we explain the key pieces of equipment and features, explaining where and why they are typically used. The topics covered include: Fast / Gigabit / 10 Gigabit Ethern...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years 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 th...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Network Addressing for Video Surveillance Guide

The goal of this guide is to explain addressing devices on IP networks, focusing on how IP cameras and recorders are used in those networks. For even more IP networking basics, see our IP Video 101 Training. Inside, we cover the following topic...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Cellular (4G / LTE / 5G) For Video Surveillance Guide

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In this report, we explain using cellular for video surveillance including: 4G vs LTE vs 5G 4G standards 5G future Advantage: Placing cameras "anywhere" Advantage: Quick deployment Disadvantage: Recurring costs Disadvantage: Bandwidth cap...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Aruba Networks Profile

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Aruba Networks' presence in the video surveillance market has historically been limited. With a company focus on Wi-Fi first and switching practically an afterthought, security integrators would have little reason to take a second look at  their o...

By Sean Patton - over 2 years ago

Multicasting Surveillance Tutorial

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Network bandwidth can be a concern for some surveillance systems. While improvements in video codecs, such as smart codecs for H.264 and H.265, have reduced bandwidth needs significantly, large systems still encounter issues with large amounts o...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

QoS for Video Surveillance

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Along with VLANs, QoS is one of the most misunderstood topics in IP surveillance networks. Many purported "experts" claim it is required in any and all surveillance systems, but little clear guidance is given about why, leaving those new to the fi...

By IPVM Team - almost 3 years 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 - almost 3 years ago

STP vs UTP for Video Surveillance Tutorial

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For many video system designers, deciding which ethernet cabling to use is a quick decision: go with the cheapest. However, this overlooks the possibility cable, and the video it carries, needs extra protection against common electromagnetic inter...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 3 years ago

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 - almost 3 years 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 - almost 3 years 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 - about 3 years ago

Remote Access (DDNS vs P2P vs VPN) Usage Statistics 2017

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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 - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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+ [link no longer available] switch specifically targeted to the security market. They say this switch has fe...

By Brian Karas - almost 4 years 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 ap...

By John Scanlan - about 4 years ago

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