Standards (125)

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ONVIF Video Surveillance Tutorial

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ONVIF is well known within the surveillance industry as an interface to connect IP cameras and VMS systems. However, new users may find it confusing, with questions such as: Is ONVIF a standard? Why ONVIF? What does ONVIF do? What does it con...

By IPVM Team - 25 days ago

The IP Camera Lock-In Trend: Meraki and Verkada

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Open systems and interoperability have become core features of video surveillance systems, as virtually all professional IP cameras integrate with various 3rd parties for recording, analysis, and management. In addition to IP camera manufacturers ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Managed Video Services UL 827B Examined

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Historically, UL listings for central stations have been important, with UL 827 having widespread support. However, few central stations have adopted UL 827B, the companion listing for managed video, which debuted in 2015. In this note, based ...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 month ago

Genetec UL Cybersecurity Certificate (2900-2-3) Examined

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Proving a company is cybersecure has become a major concern for security companies. But how trustworthy are these certificates? Earlier in 2018, a false Hikvision cybersecurity certification announcement caused controversy. And Genetec itself has...

By Dan Gelinas - 2 months ago

Directory of Video Intercoms

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Video Intercoms, also known as Video Door-Phones or Video Entry Systems, have been growing in the past decade as more and more IP camera manufacturers enter this segment. This directory tracks the players in this market, contrasts Video Interco...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Contactless Access Credentials Guide

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Contactless credentials are the most common component used in an access control system and while many look alike externally, important differences exist. Choosing the correct one can be the difference between a secure facility and wasting signifi...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Higher Power PoE 802.3bt Ratified, Impact on Security Products Examined

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Power over Ethernet has become one of the most popular features of many video, access, and other security products. See our PoE for IP Video Surveillance Guide and PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial. Now PoE is able to transmit even more power, ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Network Cable Testing Guide

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Proper cable installation is key to trouble-free surveillance systems. However, testing is often an afterthought, with problems only discovered when cameras have problems, resulting in increased troubleshooting, or even worse, reinstallation. Sim...

By John Scanlan - 5 months ago

Central Stations Face Off Against NFPA On Fire Monitoring

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Central stations are facing off against the NFPA over what they call anti-competitive language in NFPA 72, the standard that covers fire alarms. The central stations say the NFPA is unfairly favoring municipalities but the NFPA contends it is foll...

By Dan Gelinas - 5 months ago

IP Camera Cable Termination Guide

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Terminating cables properly is critical to network performance, but it can be a tricky task with multiple steps. Fortunately, this task is easy to manage and get right when the proper tools, connectors, and methods are understood. In this guide...

By John Scanlan - 6 months ago

Backup Power For Maglocks Guide

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When the main power fails, many believe maglocks must leave doors unlocked. However, battery backed up maglocks are allowed according to IBC / NFPA code. It just needs to be done properly. We examine the five critical steps for using backing up m...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

$25 Million US COPS SVPP School Security Funding Examined

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The US Congress has authorized the School Violence Prevention Program (SVPP) to fund various security measures and training to mitigate active shooting. $25 million is available and the deadline to apply is next Monday. IPVM examines: What I...

By Dan Gelinas - 7 months ago

Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

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Ripping out and replacing access control systems is hard for important reasons. Because users typically hold on to access control systems for as long as possible, often decades, switching them can be tricky and prone to mistakes. However, in thi...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Free Online NFPA, IBC, and ADA Codes and Standards

Finding applicable codes for security work can be a costly task, with printed books and pdf downloads costing hundreds or thousands. However, a number of widely referenced codes are avavailable free online if you know the right places to search. ...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Installing Cameras in Plenums Tutorial

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There is often confusion about plenum ceilings, with misinformation about what is required when running cables through them and mounting cameras into them. Failing to understand plenum requirements can land installers on the wrong side of an AHJ, ...

By IPVM Team - 9 months 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 - 10 months ago

Global Real-Time Video Surveillance - EarthNow

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A new company, EarthNow, with backing from Bill Gates, Airbus and more, is claiming that: Users will be able to see places on Earth with a delay as short as about one second. This makes it possible to see and monitor events as they happen. T...

By John Honovich - 10 months ago

ISC West 2018 Access Control Rundown

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For ISC West 2018, what is new and interesting in access control?  This rundown will bring you up to speed on the exhibitors, what they are releasing, and give you an idea of what is new. Notable Trends In terms of marketwide trends, three them...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

30+ Emerging Tech Companies Examined

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ISC West has a new segment for 2018: the 'Emerging Technology Zone', which they boast: Featuring 50 of the latest and greatest startup businesses, these entrepreneurial start-up companies will help drive change and evolution in our complex cybe...

By Sean Patton - 11 months 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, covering: PoE vs Low Voltage When to Use PoE, When Not PSEs vs PDs PoE Classes 802.3af vs 802.3at vs 802.3bt Nonstan...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

ONVIF Usage Statistics 2018

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ONVIF has long 'won' the standards battle for video surveillance. But has the now 10-year-old ONVIF 'won' vs direct integrations? Undoubtedly, ONVIF has very wide support, with 9,496 (and counting) conformant products. However, most VMS and recor...

By Sean Patton - 12 months ago

Deceptive ASIS Attendance

ASIS is being deceptive with its conference reporting, effectively inflating the event's real actual attendance. What they try, but struggle to do, is report 'registrants' but, as our examples below show, they clearly are misrepresenting it as ac...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

IR Surveillance Guide

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Infrared (IR) has become an increasing core component to video surveillance systems. In particular, the expansion of integrated IR cameras that build IR illuminators within the camera has become common. On the positive side, this means that camer...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Access Control AHJ Nightmares

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For access control jobs, a single person can be the difference between finishing a job, costing thousands in extra dollars, and being profitable and safe for all. That person carries the title 'Authority Having Jurisdiction', commonly just 'AHJ' (...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

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