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July 10, 2017

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The Video Surveillance Report 2022

Budget constraints mustn’t drive CCTV requirements, says Tavcom Training’s Peter Mason

Peter Mason at IFSEC 2017

There are many good reasons to integrate a CCTV system into an existing IP network but spotting the potential pitfalls is vital to ensuring that it works as desired, delegates at IFSEC International 2017 heard recently.

Speaking at the TDSi-sponsored Tavcom Theatre, Peter Mason, lead IP tutor at Tavcom Training, explained the common mistakes when integrating CTTV into an IP network – and offered a rage of tips and troubleshooting advice.

“Most importantly, you shouldn’t let the budget drive the operational requirement,” said Mason. “The operational requirement has to drive the budget; otherwise you won’t get the system you need.”

Mason advised the session’s attendees that it is essential to create a CCTV system diagram to give greater control over what is happening. This will help to assess the level of bandwidth needed and whether it will saturate an existing network’s bandwidth, he added.

Mason also outlined the difference between delay (the delay between transmitting and receiving packets) and jitter (the variations in that delay from packet to packet), explaining that adding routers to a system creates jitter.

Other topics covered by the non-technical training advice seminar included IP addresses, subnetworks, testing security and camera bitrate.

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