Tutorials (175)

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Vape Detectors Tutorial

Vapes and E-cigarettes were introduced as a healthier substitute for conventional cigarettes. However, a vaping epidemic in schools was an...

By Nikita Ermolaev - 4 months ago (Info+)

How Conventional Metal Detectors Work

For decades, walk-through metal detectors have been used, with mixed results, for security screening. Now, a new generation of devices aims to fix...

By Nikita Ermolaev - 12 months ago (Info+)

Frame Rate Guide for Video Surveillance

Choosing the right frame rate for your application is important but understanding when you should use 10 or 15 or 20 or 30 or even 60 frames per...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

Backup Power For Maglocks Guide

When the main power fails, many believe maglocks must leave doors unlocked. However, battery backed up maglocks are allowed according to IBC /...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years ago (Info+)

AI/Smart Camera Tutorial

Cameras with video analytics, sometimes called 'Smart' camera or 'AI' cameras, etc. are one of the most promising growth areas of video...

By Ethan Ace - almost 3 years ago (Info+)

Bandwidth Fundamentals For Video Surveillance

Bandwidth is the most fundamental element of computer networking for video surveillance systems. Because video surveillance can consume an immense...

By IPVM Team - almost 3 years ago

Camera Field of View (FoV) Guide

Field of View (FoV) and Angle of View (AoV), are deceptively complex. At their most basic, they simply describe what the camera can "see" and seem...

By IPVM Team - about 3 years ago (Info+)

Tailgating: Access Control Tutorial

Nearly all access control systems are vulnerable to an easy exploit called 'tailgating'. Indeed, a friendly gesture in holding doors for others...

By Brian Rhodes - about 3 years ago (Info+)

Camera Focusing Tutorial

Camera focus is fundamental to quality imaging. Mistakes can significantly reduce details, making cameras less effective. In this guide, we...

By IPVM Team - about 3 years ago (Info+)

Lens Focal Length Tutorial

Camera specifications often list focal lengths, e.g., 3mm, 6mm, 2.8 - 9mm, 5 - 50mm, but what do these specs really mean? These metrics are...

By IPVM Team - over 3 years ago (Info+)

Subnetting for Video Surveillance

This guide explains when subnetting is used on security networks, and how it works. We explain how to add or remove IP addresses to your range,...

By John Scanlan - over 3 years ago (Info+)

Pole Mount Camera Installation Guide

Poles are a popular but challenging choice for deploying surveillance cameras outdoors. Poles are indispensable for putting cameras at the right...

By John Scanlan - over 3 years ago (Info+)

ONVIF Video Surveillance Tutorial

ONVIF is well known within the surveillance industry as an interface to connect IP cameras and VMS systems. However, new users may find it...

By IPVM Team - almost 4 years ago (Info+)

Access Control Turnstiles Guide

Turnstiles control pedestrian access to secured areas, essentially becoming moving portions of fences, walls, or barricades for physically stopping...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago (Info+)

IP Camera Cable Labeling Guide

Labeling cables can save a lot of money and headaches. While it is easy to overlook, taking time to label runs during installation significantly...

By John Scanlan - about 4 years ago (Info+)

Installing Dome Cameras Indoors Guide

IPVM is producing the definitive series on installing surveillance cameras. This entry covers one of the most common scenarios - installing dome...

By IPVM Team - over 4 years ago (Info+)

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