Standards (133)

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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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - almost 2 years 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 - about 2 years ago

Technician Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guide

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Technicians encounter multiple hazards when running wires and installing security devices. Wearing personal protective equipment, or PPE, helps protect against these hazards and mitigate the chance and severity of injuries. Enforcing a strict PPE ...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

ONVIF Favorability Results 2017

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ONVIF has been one of the most debated aspects of the video surveillance industry. On the one hand, its aim to increase interoperability has been widely applauded. On the other, many have criticized ONVIF for not working well enough or fully deliv...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Introduction To Burglar Alarm Systems

While alarm systems are popular, balancing between the right level of protection, the appropriate components and an acceptable price can be very challenging. This in-depth tutorial explains each fundamental element, offering guidance on the pros a...

By Ari Erenthal - over 2 years ago

HD Analog vs IP Guide 2019

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 For years, HD resolution was IP camera's greatest advantage. However, starting in 2013, analog cameras with HD resolution started shipping and, now, just a few years later, HD analog has become a significant force in the video surveillance indus...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

API / SDK Tutorial

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While Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) are key to 'open' platforms, they are frequently misunderstood and over-hyped in physical security. While APIs can provide great benefits, using them is much more complex than often mentioned in sale...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

No One Should Ever Use Simplisafe

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Simplisafe, the upstart DIY intrusion alarm system, is increasingly Public Enemy Number One in the alarm business. Recently, Security Sales ran an article from Jeff Zwirn ripping SimpliSafe apart and concluding that essentially no one should use ...

By Ari Erenthal - over 2 years ago

Axis: HD Analog Will Die Out

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If you are a fan of HD analog, stock up now. Axis says the popular low-cost architecture is going to reverse course and die out in the next couple of years. Axis has moved from misunderstanding HD analog, to creative positioning against HD analo...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

How And When ONVIF Will Support H.265

ONVIF Profile S does not support H.265. And Profile S is what literally every ONVIF device supports today for video. So what happens to H.265 cameras? In this note, we explain ONVIF Media2 service and ONVIF Profile T, how they impact H.265, the...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

IP Camera Long Distance Ethernet Test

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Many often ask about running Ethernet beyond its standard distance of 100 meters for UTP, especially when cameras are 400', 500' or more away. Will it fail?  How We Tested We tested lengths of Category 6 and 5e cables starting at 1000' (~300m),...

By John Scanlan - almost 3 years ago

21 Scenes Lux Readings For Video Surveillance

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IPVM went to numerous locations and measured the lux readings / light levels at each one. Here is an example of the approach we took and output created:   Many surveillance professionals know that knowing light levels is important but tend not t...

By John Scanlan - almost 3 years ago

Access Control IBC International Rules

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Dealing with fragmented local codes is one of the most frustrating parts of electronic access control design. However, the 'International Code Council' writes the most widely adopted set of building codes, yet many EAC designers are unaware when a...

By Brian Rhodes - about 3 years ago

IP Camera - Direct Attached vs Jack & Patch

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An ongoing debate rages about how the IP camera cables should be terminated. This argument surrounds two common options: 'Direct Attached', where the first terminates the field cabling with an RJ45 modular plug, and connects it directly to the...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years 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 Ca...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

You Cannot Trust the ONVIF Chairman

A fascinating question: Can you trust salesman? Posed SourceSecurity. Unfortunately and ironically, the ONVIF chairman shows you why should not.

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

BICSI For IP Video Surveillance Guide

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Spend enough time around networks and eventually someone will mention BICSI, the oft-referenced but only vaguely known standards body prevalent in the IT world. The question is: how do BICSI and their guidelines practically affect your surveillanc...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

New ONVIF Profile Q Aims To Change Discovery and Default Passwords

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ONVIF is gearing up to release a new profile, called Q. They market it as providing "quick configuration and installation, providing innate discoverability and reliable device monitoring and event management capabilities." However, How is Pro...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

VMS Labor Standards

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We continue our industry first installation labor standards result with a look at Video Management System setup, adding to the camera installation and cabling installation entries. These standards help integrators improve the accuracy and efficie...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

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