Video Surveillance 101 Quiz

This tests basic knowledge of video surveillance that even a junior person or someone with minimal experience should have. Doing well on this does not make one an expert BUT doing poorly indicates a potential problem for surveillance users or industry people.

1 When using infrared illuminators, what do you give up?*

What is the most common codec used in video surveillance?

3 You want a wide Field of View for your camera. Which of the following will provide the widest?*
4 What does the F number of a lens indicate?*

What is the most widely adopted 'standard' for connecting IP cameras and VMSes?


What is the horizontal by vertical pixel count for 1080p?


NVRs can be accessed over the Internet but DVRs cannot.


An analog camera can run over Category 5 cable.

9 You want an operator to follow people moving hundreds of feet away from a camera's location. What camera type should you use?*
10 What is the relationship between bits and bytes?*

*Required question