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Network Racks For Surveillance Guide

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In this guide, we look at network rack infrastructure, one of the fundamentals of IP video surveillance. Inside, we cover: What is a rack unit (RU)? Square vs. threaded mounting holes Open frame Closed cabinets Wall mount vs. floor mount ...

By Sean Patton - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years ago

PoE for IP Video Surveillance Guide

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This guide provides comprehensive explanations of the elements in selecting and using Power Over Ethernet with IP cameras. Inside this report we cover: PoE vs Low Voltage When to Use PoE, When Not PSEs vs PDs PoE Classes 802.3af vs 802.3...

By IPVM Team - about 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 - about 2 years ago

Top Video Surveillance Service Call Problems (Statistics)

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In our most recent statistics series, over 150 integrators told IPVM the most common problem their customers have with their video systems. Interestingly, common root causes emerged across integrator sizes or geograhic locations. Inside, we gathe...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years ago

Directory of 50+ LPR / ANPR Providers

License Plate Recognition / Automatic Number Plate Recognition are a type of video analytics software that can identify and match license / number plates, without needing a human operator to read or lookup the plate. There are a number of provi...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined

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Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams inside them. Now the company is touting one of their newest maglocks, the M680E, using only 52 millia...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Arlo, Bigger Than Avigilon, More Valuable Than Axis

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Arlo, the wireless IP camera offering that Netgear bought ~5 years ago for a few tens of millions is now doing more revenue than Avigilon and likely will get a higher market valuation than Axis' $3+ billion USD. Sounds crazy to those in the pro...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial

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Powering access control with Power over Ethernet is becoming increasingly common.  However, access requires more power than cameras, and the problems of not having enough are significant, especially if unsecured doors, unresponsive doors, or dead...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

CES 2018 Show Final Report

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This is IPVM's final edition of our 2018 CES show report. Below are already numerous images and commentary, with more coming tomorrow. CES is far far bigger than even big security shows like ISC West (the CES show floor covers 2,500,000 square ...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

The Interceptor Aims To Fix Vulnerability In Millions of Alarm Systems

Security executive Jeffery Zwirn claims a 'catastrophic' flaw exists in 'millions of alarm systems', and dealers could be liable if not fixed. His product, The Interceptor prevents a thief or building fire from locking up an alarm panel to prevent...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Resolution Tutorial

Understanding video surveillance resolution can be surprisingly difficult and complex. While the word 'resolution' seems self-explanatory, its use in surveillance is far from it. In this tutorial, we will explain 5 critical elements: What resol...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Amazon Acquires Blink

Amazon has made their first significant acquisition in the connected home space, buying wire-free camera manufacturer Blink. We examine Amazon's acquisition of Blink and what this means for the consumer video segment, as well as traditional surve...

By IPVM Team - over 2 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 - over 2 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 - over 2 years ago

D-Link ONVIF Switch Tested

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D-Link's surveillance switches claim to "enhance ease of use and streamline management" for network administrators, with simplified UIs and automatic discovery of ONVIF devices to show what cameras are connected along with key information such as ...

By John Scanlan - over 2 years ago

ZKAccess Control Tested

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China manufacturer ZKTeco / ZKAcces has been expanding in the West, offering a low-cost access control platform. But how good is it? And how does it compare to the emerging access control offerings of Dahua and Hikvision? We bought a ZKAccess C3...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

PoE UPS Tested (Energy Reconnect)

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In security, backup power is important, but most often requires UPS systems or extra cabling to devices for low voltage power. Now, some have released another option, PoE UPSes, which simply connect inline between camera or controller and switc...

By John Scanlan - over 2 years ago

Selecting Access Control Readers Tutorial

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Given the variety of types available, specifying access control readers can be a daunting process. However, focusing on a few key elements will help you arrive at the right product no matter which system you are using. These factors are: The B...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years 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 - over 2 years ago

Hikvision Access Control Tested

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Hikvision aggressive pricing and marketing combined with generally reliable hardware and free software has made them a major player in video surveillance. Now, Hikvision is ramping up their access control offering. How will it fare? We bought Hi...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Deep Learning Tutorial For Video Surveillance

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Deep learning is a growing buzzword within physical security and video surveillance. But what is 'deep learning'? In this tutorial, we explain deep learning specifically for video surveillance covering: Traditional video analytic approaches  ...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Exacq M Series Low Cost NVR Tested

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With recent cyber security issues hitting NVRs and cameras from low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision, users are increasingly seeking alternatives to this low priced gear. Exacq's M series NVRs aim to challenge low cost models from Dahua and Hikvi...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Dahua Access Control Tested

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Can Dahua become a major force in access control? We bought Dahua's ASC1202B [link no longer available] to find out. We tested Dahua access and its management application to see how it stacks up to competitors in the security space. With this ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

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