Tools (101)

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VMS 101

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This guide teaches the fundamentals about video management software. Inside, we cover: NVR vs VMS Viewing Video - What are common client features? Layouts? Camera Lists? Timeline? Searching Video - How is video searched for? Time? Motion? ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Vulnerability Directory For Access Credentials

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Knowing which access credentials are insecure can be difficult to see, especially because most look and feel the same. Even insecure 125 kHz types are still widely used, and using 13.56 MHz smartcards is no guarantee the format has not been h...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Installation Course January 2020 - Last Chance

Thursday, January 16th is your last chance to register for the Winter 2020 Video Surveillance Installation Course. This is a unique installation course in a market where little practical training is available. We teach you, step by step, the ri...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Security / Privacy Journalist Sam Pfeifle Interview

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Sam Pfeifle is best known as the outspoken former Editor of Security Systems News. After that, he was publications director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, giving him insights into both the security and privacy worlds. ...

By Dan Gelinas - 10 months ago

Access Control Job Walk Guide

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Significant money can be saved and problems avoided with an access control job walk if you know what to look for and what to ask. By inviting interested parties onsite for pre-bid job walks, many of the site conditions inadequately described in...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

Locking Down Network Connections Guide

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Accidents and inside attacks are risks when network connections are not locked down. Security and video surveillance systems should be protected against such attacks and can be done with relatively low-cost means. Inside this guide, IPVM explai...

By John Scanlan - 12 months ago

Pole Mount Camera Installation Guide

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Poles are a popular but challenging choice for deploying surveillance cameras outdoors. Poles are indispensable for putting cameras at the right height to get the best picture and for keeping cameras out of harm's way. However, mounting cameras...

By John Scanlan - 12 months ago

Silicon Valley Cybersecurity Insurance Startup Coalition Profile

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Many industry people believe cybersecurity insurance is not worth it, as the voting and debate in our Cybersecurity Insurance For Security Integrators Guide show. Now, a Silicon Valley startup named Coalition is offering a different approach, com...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

Large US University End-User Video Surveillance Interview

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Schools have become targets in modern days of active shooters and terrorist fears. The need for video and access security is high. Universities also present increased challenges—students live both on and off campus, people take night classes that ...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

City Physical Security Manager Interview

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This physical security pro is the Physical Security Manager for the City of Calgary. He is a criminologist by training with an ASIS CPP credential. He tells IPVM that managing surveillance and security for Canada’s 3rd most populous city has a num...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

Security Installation Tools Guide - 22 Tools Listed

In this guide, we cover 22 tools that security installers frequently use. This is one part of our upcoming Video Surveillance Installation Course that starts next month that will teach installation in great depth. Personal Installer Tool Invent...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Ideal SecuriTest IP Vs Unbranded IP Camera Install Tool Tested

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In our recent IP camera installation tool shootout, multiple members questioned the Ideal SecuriTest IP's features compared to low-cost unbranded models found on Amazon. To see how the two compare, we bought and tested one of these low-cost unbra...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

ISC East 2018 Mini-Show Final Report

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This is our second (updated) and final show report from ISC East. ISC East, by its own admission, is not a national or international show, billed as the "Largest Annual Northeast U.S. Security Convention". However, it has been on an upswing over...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Integrator Laptop Guide

This 18-page guide provides guidance and statistics about integrator laptop use. 150 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their laptops, including: Favorite laptop brands used, with the top 7 ranked Most commonly used CPU, RAM, and ...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Security System Health Monitoring Usage Statistics 2018

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How well and quickly do integrators know if devices are offline or broken? New IPVM statistics show that typically no health monitoring is used. Based on ~150 integrator responses, we show usage patterns across integrators, the most common reas...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Ladders For Installers Guide

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Ladders are one of the most important pieces of worksite equipment for the surveillance technician. Too often, however, even highly experienced technicians are using old or defective ladders in an unsafe or inefficient manner. As the Occupational...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

IP Camera Cabling Installation Guide

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This guide teaches how to install network cabling for IP cameras, including: Estimating cable run length (with video tutorial) Accounting for vertical length Tracking cable remaining (with video tutorial) Selecting a staging location (with v...

By John Scanlan - over 1 year ago

SNMP / Network Monitoring For Surveillance

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Surveillance systems typically rely on the the VMS to report issues, but this most often just means knowing a camera is "down" with no warning or detailed information. Network monitoring systems can give users more insight into their network, f...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Installing Dome Cameras Indoors Guide

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IPVM is producing the definitive series on installing surveillance cameras. This entry covers one of the most common scenarios - installing dome cameras indoors and is the second entry following Installing Box Cameras Indoors Guide Inside we teac...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

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