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CCTV and IP Video Guide, Tips & Tricks

In the near future we plan to enhance this section by adding informative articles about the following topics:

  • Tips & tricks
  • CCTV lenses
  • Compression
  • IP video design practices
  • Networking principles
  • Video storage

For readers who are not very familiar and comfortable with terms used in conjunction with our products and service, we have a IP video and CCTV glossary where you can find explanation of widely used words, like  focal length of a lens, camera format, auto iris,  H.264,  field of view calculation, wide angle lens, cctv compression, network bandwidth and cctv storage calculation and more.

Apart from providing rich source of information within our website, we have also provided external links below to some of the most interesting  CCTV design resources:

  1. There is a document called “CCTV Operational Requirements Manual” from UK Home Office Scientific Development Branch. This manual helps to understand the concept of recognition, detection and identification used in IP Video System Design Tool.
  2. There is a very interesting and useful video from FBI. This video explains how to avoid common CCTV design problems such as using wrong camera lenses, installing cameras in the wrong locations, using low FPS and wrong compression and much more.

Bob Dolph (Security Sales and Integration) has written an article about this video.

Here is a preliminary version of a video tutorial on how to add a site plan to IP Video System Design Tool, find optimal camera locations, calculate camera lenses and required camera resolution.