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Average Frame Rate Video Surveillance 2011

UPDATE: NEW VERSION - Average Frame Rate Video Surveillance 2016 People are used to watching TV at about 30 frames per second, often called 'full' frame rate. In the video surveillance world, full frame rate IP cameras are becoming more and more ...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

Audio for Surveillance Systems Tutorial

One topic on which we regularly receive questions is the use of audio in surveillance systems, and what products and installation standards should be used.  In this update, we'll cover the basics of using audio with IP surveillance systems includi...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Top 10 Surveillance Myths Debunked

Aggressive marketing creates dangerous myths. Vendors transform their product's highest aspirations into concrete claims. Unfortunately, these become generally accepted 'knowledge' that helps sales, hurts users and sometimes crushes a market (such...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Do Monitors Waste Higher Resolution Surveillance Cameras?

One fear we commonly hear about using higher resolution cameras is that capturing more pixels than can be displayed live on the monitor is a waste. For instance, if you have a 1920 x 1080 camera but display it on a 1280 x 720 monitor, the greater ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

How to Handle Headlight Surveillance Problems

Headlights are a painful problem for video surveillance. Figuring out how to overcome headlight's glare is both a fascinating and frustrating endeavor. Unfortunately, these challenges have not received enough attention and focus. If you want to ca...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Surveillance Monitoring Station Best Practices

We examine key considerations in the design and use of video surveillance monitoring stations. All too often, the tendency is to hang multiple large monitors (42” or larger) on the wall, see how impressive it looks and be happy. Not only is that o...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

PoE vs Low Voltage Power Supplies Cost Compared

In this note, we contrast the cost of powering cameras via Power over Ethernet vs a non-powered switch plus a low-voltage power supply.  Conventional wisdom tells us that powering cameras via UTP cable also carrying data provides great cost saving...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Training: IP Networks for Video Surveillance

Deploying IP video surveillance requires understanding the key devices and technologies used in IP networks. Unlike analog video surveillance, 'connecting' IP cameras has far more options and nuances. In the pro section, we provide a 39 minute sc...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Training: IP Addressing for Video Surveillance

If you are going to deploy video surveillance, you will need to use IP addresses. This becomes even more important when you move to IP cameras as you will require far more IP addresses (compared to traditional combinations of analog cameras + netw...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Training: Bandwidth Basics for Video Surveillance

Bandwidth is a critical, yet under-emphasized aspect of video surveillance. While some suggest bandwidth is free and unlimited, real world IP video systems deal with bandwidth constraints regularly. If you are going to deploy a solution that is re...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Training: Frame Rates for IP Cameras

This is the industry's most in depth guide to frame rates in video surveillance. As a precursor, you need to know the speed of objects, most typically people. Speed of People The faster a person moves, the more likely you are to miss an action....

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

How to Cut Costs Using the Internet

The recession is forcing broad reductions. Worse, the era of excess consumer spending is over. In response, most business around the world, whether they buy or sell video surveillance, will have to tighten their belts. Even if your company was gro...

By John Honovich - almost 12 years ago

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