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IP Video System Design Tool

This software offers a new way to design modern video surveillance systems quickly and easy.

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Latest version: 8.1 for Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP SP2  (what is new?Upgrade from any previous version | Mac OS users)

With IP Video System Design Tool you can:

  • Increase efficiency of your security system while lowering costs finding the best camera locations
  • Calculate precise camera lens focal length and viewing angles in seconds
  • Check the field of view of each camera and find dead zones to increase the security level of your premises using 2D and 3D modeling
  • Get estimations of required network bandwidth to shape the network video systems with any number of IP cameras and video servers
  • Calculate the required HDD storage space for video archive
  • Load site plan / floor plan JPEG, PNG or BMP background images from Visio or Google Earth. Import AutoCAD DWG drawings (Pro) or backgrunds from PDF file
  • Print or export your project to PDF.  Copy your calculations, drawings and 3D mockups to MS Word, Excel, Visio or other software to create an excellent project documentation

The only CCTV system design software with integrated network bandwidth and storage space calculation

Only with IP Video System Design Tool you can calculate both network bandwidth and storage space for 15 camera resolutions and several compression methods, including H.264, MPEG-4 and Motion JPEG. IP Video System Design Tool enables the system designer to find optimal FPS and compression that tailors to LAN capabilities and calculate required HDD storage space. Frame size estimations are based on the result of our own compression research, thanks to our extensive knowledge of compression algorithms and wide range of real-life CCTV experimental data.

IP Video System Design Tool includes field of view calculator, lens focal length calculator, CCTV storage and bandwidth calculators, megapixel camera resolution calculator and many other CCTV tools so you can design a video surveillance system quickly, easy and professionally.

How does it work?

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Camera Zone Coverage Calculation

CCTV Floor plan modeling and camera Zone Coverage<br /> Calculation

Camera Installation Plan


Network Bandwidth and Storage Space Requrements Calculation


CCTV Camera Design - 3D Mockups

Realistic 3D models help create visually attractive proposals and video surveillance projects that stand out.


User 3D models import function (Pro version) allows to import free 3D models from Google 3D Warehouse and from other 3D software that supports open Collada format.

User 3D models import function (Pro version) allows to import free 3D models from Google 3D Warehouse and from other 3D software that supports open Collada format.


What people say about this software?

- “JVSG’s IP Video System Design Tool is a must have for any system designer. There is no need for guesswork anymore. Using this excellent feature rich software you can design a detailed and accurate system from the comfort of your office. No more blind spots or miscalculated lens sizes. It truly is a must have!‘

Stephen Cronshaw  , Field Technical Services Engineer
ADI Global Distribution


- “I have been using the JVSG IP CCTV designing software since 2010. Buying this software has been the best business investment. The software is not complicated to use and is very user-friendly. Besides the calculators, the 3D picture is my favorite software feature. I believe the JVSG IP CCTV software is the best designing tool on the market and I highly recommend this product to video system designers.”

Dario Dzinic  , CAS, CFC, CCI
Senior Security Consultant, IRISS Security Solutions

- “I started to design video surveillance systems relatively recently. Shortly I realized that I needed something to better evaluate the planned design. Vendors and the web give plenty of tools, but I was surprised no one can show you what you will really get on the operator screen and an estimation of the effectiveness of the camera placement. JVSG’s IP Design Tool does all these things in a very intuitive way.

Marco Desiati , Network Infrastructure Consultant,
Anixter, Italy

- “I love IP Video System Design Tool. It allows me to provide a sophisticated CCTV camera layout to prospective customers for many applications such as Video Analytics, General Surveillance, LPR and more. The fact that I can calculate pixels per foot, the object percentage of FOV, height, angle, object distance and other parameters is amazing.”

Greg Skarvelis , Director of Sales Enablement
Verint Video Intelligence Systems,, US

- “Anyone seriously working in the CCTV business should use JVSG IP Video or CCTV design tools. It is great to visualize the effects of different camera positions and the use of different lenses. It shows even in 3D!! By using this software, it is very easy to show the installer or end-users  what the end-result will be per camera.”

Norman Graafsma , Independent CCTV consultant, DUVICON CCTV Consultancy,, the Netherlands


JVSG recommened by "Digital Video Surveillance and Security," book

-”If you google “lens calculator” a number will come up for you to use or you can choose the IP Video System Design Tool, a small undiscovered gem.

The IP Video System Design Tool, available at  provides excellent functionality for storage and complex field of view calculations.”

Pages 234, 235, “Digital Video Surveillance & Security” book, Second Edition, ISBN-10: 0124200427  by Anthony C. Caputo, 2014


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White Paper: From CCTV Pre-visualization of Design to Fruition – by Jay C. McCormick  PSP, CAHSO, ESCO Communications

Case Study: LENSEC uses IP Video System Design Tool by JVSG to easily design large scale surveillance systems and mutually understand client requirements in a better way through 3D visual models - Jamie Bradford , Director of Solutions, LENSEC


Who uses our software?

Over 2000 companies design video surveillance systems with the help of IP Video System Design Tool.

CCTV and security integrators, CCTV manufacturers, end users from transport and aerospace industry

Among our clients there are large corporations and security houses


How to download free 45 days trial version?

To download the latest version 8.1 [Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP SP2, ZIP, 41 MB] or version 6.4 [Windows 7-Windows XP, ZIP, 92 MB] please click here.

Version  [Windows 7-Windows XP, ZIP, 57 MB] can be downloaded here.

Some 3D models for Pro version can be downloaded here.

Instructions for Mac OS users.

This version includes English, German, French,  Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish,  Czech, Dutch, Greek, Chinese, Korean, Thai, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Bulgarian, Turkish and Romanian localizations.

We recommend to use AMD/ATI Radeon graphics cards for large video surveillance projects.


How to purchase?

You can purchase the software fast and secure using Credit Cards or PayPal via our e-commerce provider. Also it is possible to use ACH, Direct Debit, Purchase Orders,  Money Bookers, Local Bank Transfer or International Wire Transfer.

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