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IP Video System Design Tool

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

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Latest versions: 8.1.0.1348,  9.0 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 for any number of IP cameras and video servers
  • Calculate the required HDD storage space for video archives
  • 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 files
  • 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 a field of view calculator, lens focal length, CCTV storage and bandwidth calculators, megapixel camera resolution calculator and many other CCTV tools so you can design a video surveillance system quickly, easily and professionally.

How does it work?

  • See video tutorials:

Part 1: Camera installation height, field of view, lens focal length and pixel density

Part 2: Camera zones, identification, recognition, detection and EN 62676-4: 2015 (EN 50132-7)

Part3: Working with site plan, adding obstacles and 3D models

  • See screen shots:

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 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 www.jvsg.com  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

 

- “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 design 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 after, 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 could show you what you would 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, www.verint.com, 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,

www.duvicon.com, the Netherlands

 

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PDF PresentationCCTV Design Tool: IP Video System Design Tool

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 day trial version?

To download the latest version 9.0 [Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP SP2, ZIP, 41 MB]  please click here.

Version 8.1 [ Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, Windows XP SP2, ZIP, 41 MB]  please click here.

Some 3D models for the 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 Radeon or NVidia GForce 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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User reviews and comments from CCTV system designers and installers

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

 

 

- “I love a great piece of software and that’s what IP Video Design Tool is!
It delivers all that I need to know to produce an accurate model of the network and hardware resources required to deliver an IP based system to meet a clients needs. It allows me to fine tune the system parameters to meet a customers budget. Adjusting quality, CODEC’s, recording rates and duration to give a trade off, accurately stated, so this can be given to the client for his sign off and I can close the deal.”

Tom Kershaw , Country Manager,

SeeTec Communications

 

 

 

- “I have been selling “digital” camera systems for over 15 years, and it has always been difficult to explain to most customers why they need more cameras than they initially expected. Before I purchased your software, I would try to explain why, but many prospective customers felt like I was trying to sell them more equipment than they needed.
After purchasing your software, I have been able to get the customer involved in designing the system that they want.
When they see the area that the cameras cover or more importantly don’t cover, they understand the balancing act we perform, balancing quality of coverage vs budget requirements.
It is great to have them tell me that they desire more cameras, rather than me telling them that they need more.
I have consistently sold larger camera systems, and have customers that are more satisfied because they were involved in the design process.”

Eddie Notgrass  , President, Progressive Protection Security Systems Inc, www.ppprotection.com

 


- “As a security consultancy specialising in the retail environment, we find this product invaluable in helping our clients understand the impact changes in their retail layouts will have on their business protection models. The ability to import 3D models from our own libraries of retail fixtures and fittings has meant we can provide a real world environment for them to visualize the CCTV coverage they will have, and thus be able to accurately plan their security strategy. We fully endorse this product and advise consultants and installers alike to make use of it in their presentations to clients.”

Jeff Scott , RISC, MASC,
Director,
NorthStar Security Consultancy

 

- “IP Video Design Tool made our work easier and more effective. The time spent on lens calculations and pixels per meter has decreased substantially”.

Martin Lindström , CCTV Engineer, IPAS!

 

- ” Over the years that I have been using your product I sent a handful of emails with questions and requests. The responsiveness has been absolutely first rate. I have never had such a positive experience with any other company. Being in the surveillance business I had the opportunity to recommended your design tool to others in this industry at least 100 times and I have always mentioned the great support.”

Bob Noskowicz , Senior Systems Engineer, Pivot3, US

 

- “Since the first time I have used IP Video System Design Tool then I have immediately understood the potentialities of this software. Practically – using one tool only – it is possible to shape an over-IP CCTV system, starting from the calculation of the lenses up to the calculation of the cameras bandwidth and the space of video storage on disk. I believe that IP Video System Design Tool is really a powerful software whose use is essential for all those technicians that daily work in CCTV field.”

Franco Talamonti , Business Development Manager,

Sintel Italia SpA, Italy

 

- “Three things I like about the JVSG software:
1. The software allows me to use the customer provided PDF files and overlay the camera placements and visual projections efficiently.
2. I can create a virtual working space with objects such as walls and people that make sense to my customers. Thus they provide instant feedback to refine my design.
3. The software is quickly learned and has tools to support the installation team as well as the design team. These touches help me tremendously. Keep up the great work.”

Jose Frias
KASTLE SYSTEMS
kastle.com

 

- “I use your software to decide the right number of cameras and the right type of lenses only using a plan of the premises”

Plamen Pountchev , System Engineer,

CISCO, Bulgaria

 

- “We are very fond to use this software and customer can look the view before get in to the reality. It is an easy way to choose the lens and helping to reduce the costing also”

S.N. Rajesh, Design and Estimation Engineer,

ADT, Tyco Fire & Security (India)

 

- “Because we develop video analytics tools we have to understand the relationship between the object we’re trying to detect and track, and its surroundings. What I needed was a quick and easy way to visualize the dead zones (“I can’t even see the object”), the relative size of the object (at its furthest) to the field of view (“I can’t track the object because it’s too small”) and the relative size of the object (at its nearest) to the field of view (“I can’t even start to track the object because it moved to fast”). The IP Video System Design Tool gives me the data to answer these vital questions. Without the answers, I will end up designing a system that may not be fit for purpose”

Dr Bob Banerjee , Product Marketing Manager, IP Video,

Bosch Security Systems, www.boschsecurity.com, US

 

- “Anyone seriously working in the CCTV business should use JVSG IP Video System Design Tool. 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 (like a CCTV wholesaler will do) or end-users (like a CCTV consultant will do) what the end-result will be per camera.”

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

 

- “I find this software solution to be an invaluable tool in designing a CCTV system and presenting results in a PDF format to prospective customers. The simplicity of design and use enhances my ability to inform and educate. It has already been the deciding factor in a number of my contracts.”

Glenn McKenna, SecureTech Digital Video Systems, Canada

 

 

- “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 favourite 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.”

D. Dario , CAS, CFC, CCI

Senior Security Consultant, IRISS Security Solutions

 

 

- “I am finding that after a couple years of use it has become a valuable tool in my designer toolkit. I helps me conceptualize a customers ideas into a visual aide that I can present directly to them at planning meetings and can ‘tweek’ and refine the FOVs and camera perspectives just to their particular criteria. I get great response from my inhouse clients when I can overlay the cameras over our facility’s plot plan and give them a camera perspective of the locations and FOVs that I would not be easily able to do without the tool. Thank you for a great product!

Joel Kriener, Sr. Project Manager, PBF Energy, US

 

- “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, object percentage of FOV, height, angle, object distance and other parameters is amazing.

Greg Skarvelis , Director of Sales Enablement

Verint Video Intelligence Systems, www.verint.com, US

 

- “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 (focal lengths, field of view, lens calculation, resolution comparisons, network and storage load), 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 IP Design Tool does all these things in a very intuitive way.”

Marco Desiati , Network Infrastructure Consultant,

Anixter, Italy

 

- “JVSG’s IP Video System Design Tool is a must have for any system designer. There is no need for guess work 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

 

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

 

 

Case Studies

IP Video System Design Tool for airport video surveillance planning

- “Designing CCTV in an airport can be quite a challenge. Through this software we can choose the right equipment lenses/resolution before the actual purchase. The design will end up very functional and objectives given are met. This program is quite an asset and saves us time in obtaining these designs. Will appreciate if 180 and 360 degree lenses are added to the software.”

Ing. James Theuma,

Networks Manager, www.maltairport.com

 

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LENSEC 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.


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Maintenance

IP Video System Design Tool – Software Maintenance

Your IP Video System Design Tool software is an important part of your organization’s productivity, and it is crucial that it stays current and supported.

Software maintenance is a highly attractive and cost-effective option to provide your licenses ongoing support and upgrades. The benefits of maintenance subscription are:

1. Access to up-to-date product upgrades: new features, bug fixes and even major upgrades.  It ensures full compatibility with the latest evolving technologies and OS changes.

2. Access to regular updates of camera model database.

3. Access to Technical Support.

4. Peace of mind. No financial surprises when new versions are released.

 

You can get IP Video System Design Tool software Maintenance for a fraction of the cost of your licenses.

Purchased license Type Maintenance price, USD Purchase links
Pro 12 months $159 Buy Now
Basic 12 months $79 Buy Now
Pro autorenewal subscription coming soon coming soon…
Basic autorenewal subscription coming soon coming soon…

 

How do I know if the Maintenance is expired?

The software should display its maintenance status in the About box (menu/?/About).

 

What happens if my Software Maintenance expires?
With your perpetual license(s), you can continue to use the last available version indefinitely, but access to the benefits of maintenance will not be an option unless you are current on maintenance.

Your license key will not work with a newer version of the software released after maintenance has expired.

 

How do I get the latest version of the software?

As long as your maintenance is current, you can download the most recent software release at any time from www.jvsg.com.

 

How can I buy more than one year’s worth of maintenance?

When purchasing a license, maintenance renewal, or upgrade you may select up to three (3) years of maintenance to purchase alongside the license.

 

How do I register my Software Maintenance?

After purchasing Software Maintenance, you will be sent a new maintenance key by email. You can use this to extend the maintenance period by entering the key in the program. Go to menu/?/About/ and click Enter New License Key.