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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 - about 4 years ago

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

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Ex Avigilon VP of Engineering Danny Kam [link no longer available] 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 decad...

By Brian Karas - over 4 years 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 - over 4 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 - over 4 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 - over 4 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. Beyond that it is critical to understand how they relate to security. In this tutorial, we examine: Why ports are use...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 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 5 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 ...

By Ethan Ace - over 5 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 5 years ago

Top Sales Leads Sources (Statistics)

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 - over 5 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 - over 5 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 - over 5 years ago

Fluidmesh Ponte Claims 'Wireless Links In No Time"

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"Wireless links in no time" claims Fluidmesh with their new FM Ponte point-to-point, with pre-configuration and technical support their big differentiators. But are these claims enough to divert integrators from favorite lines such as low cost lea...

By Ethan Ace - almost 6 years ago

IPVM Certified Professionals

IP Networking Course Spring 2020 Certified Professionals Raymond Haugli Kevin Koensen James Lopez Rene van Erp Richard van Muilekom Marc van den Elshout Gary Marriott John Siemons Oyvind Skarstad Thomas Stokka Corey Deer Dwight Dumpe...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Rebooting Remote Cameras Simply and Economically

It happens all the time... An IP camera, access control panel, etc. loses connectivity or hangs up and needs to be rebooted at a distant facility. Dispatching a service technician to drive out to reboot the router or device is time consuming and c...

By John Grocke - about 7 years ago

Daisy Chained Fiber Explained

Fiber is a mainstay for networking cameras run far apart. The number of cameras seldom matches the fiber available, and having two strands to run multiple cameras can be a showstopper. In this case, 'daisy chaining', or running multiple cameras in...

By Brian Rhodes - about 7 years ago

Elevator Access Control Examined

Doors are certainly the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about electronic access control. However, EAC can also be very valuable for controlling elevators. Keeping unauthorized riders out of elevator cars or off certain floors is a sig...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

Automating Network Setup for Surveillance (Cisco Media Services Proxy)

Finally, Cisco may have a winner for the surveillance market. It has taken 6 years and, ironically, comes from an offering within Cisco's core strengths, networking, rather than their continued lackluster surveillance products. While Cisco is out ...

By Ethan Ace - about 8 years ago

Selecting a Quality Security Integrator

A number of end users and consultant members asked us the best way to select quality security integrator, following our manufacturer survey results listing lacks of skills as the most critical problem they find in integrators. Often, and especial...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Can Integrators Replace Electricians?

PoE is not just for cameras, and a new trend may turn the tables by making lights just another networked service. While electricians often poach security business and hang cameras, this tech could flip things by allowing integrators to install li...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

IP Camera PC Training

Over and over, we are told that this is the most common and fundamental problem techs have getting started with IP cameras. They come to a job site, or even to training, and they need to connect their laptop to the camera's network ... and they ca...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

How Nighttime Video May Crash Your Network

Nighttime video may crash your network. During the day, under ideal conditions, bandwidth remains relatively stable. However, when the lights go down, bandwidth changes can become severe, creating problems like lost video, degraded quality and net...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

IP Camera Networking Basics

Getting started with IP cameras can be daunting for those without experience in computer networks. Fortunately, it is not that hard. In this report, we train networking novices on how get started using IP cameras, featuring a 9 minute video screen...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Fast vs. Gigabit Ethernet for Surveillance

This guide is intended to help users decide when to use 100 Mbps Fast Ethernet vs 1 Gbps Ethernet in surveillance deployements. It covers: The basics of Ethernet, Fast vs. Gigabit Power over Ethernet support Cost differences  When to use Fas...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

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