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Tavcom’s Bite Size training courses are the perfect way for you to expand your knowledge of electro technical and electronic security systems. On completion of each Bite Size course, you will be able to download and print a certificate worth 2 CPD points (Continuing Professional Development).

New for 2018 

Video Content Analysis

Video Content Analysis is being utilised more within security systems, this course is designed to provide you with an understanding of the principles and applications of video motion detection and content analysis.

Price: £14.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points  

What is Voice over IP?

This short Bite Size course we’ll look at the technology behind VoIP, and what it offers today. Free calls over the internet, Skype and Facetime application,  video conferencing and  the steady convergence of voice and data networks to reduce rising communications costs.

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

A Simple Guide to Mobile Networks
This short course explains in a jargon-free manner how the current 4th and 5th generation mobile networks have evolved, and how faster speeds have been achieved. Aimed at anyone with an interest in how this interesting technology works.

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

Bandwidth and Bit Rate
Is there a relationship between bit rate and bandwidth? This course will explain all, and is intended for anyone with an interest in how cabled networks and broadband supports high data rates, together with their impact on CCTV quality.

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

Cat5, 5e or 6 – What does it mean?
This course provides a short explanation of the most popular types of UTP cable and their connectors, and is essential viewing for anyone responsible for selecting or installing copper-based networks.

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

IPv4 Explained
IPv4 may have been replaced by IPv6 in public networks, but it is still in widespread use in private networks, including CCTV. This short course lifts the lid on how IPv4 works, and includes a primer on masking.

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

Quality of Service in IP Networks
This short course, designed for anyone with an interest in IP networks, explains the principles behind providing Quality of Service, with explanations of delay, jitter and loss, presented in an easily digestible and jargon-free manner.

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

The Bluffer’s Guide to IPv6
IPv6 replaced IPv4 several years ago in public networks – those provided by ISPs and carriers such as BT and TalkTalk. This short module provides an easily understood and digested primer on the various aspects of IPv6 and what it offers over IPv4 – intended for anyone with an interest in IP addressing in general.

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

Li-Fi
Wi-Fi and Mobile networks have long been the standard short range communications infrastructure, but are rapidly running out of capacity; at the same time these networks lack security. Li-Fi is the latest and possibly the most exciting – and definitely the most interesting – alternative, which is explained in this short module.

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

Additional Bite size courses

Locking Mechanisms and Turnstiles – Access Control
Locking mechanisms and turnstiles play a pivotal role in access control. Within this course we provide an introduction to the wide variety of electronic locks available , including maglocks, as well as  cover different types of vehicle barrier systems and turnstiles. We also simplify the difference between Fail Secure and Fail Unsecure locks.

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

VSS Commissioning

The commissioning process will verify that a newly-installed system meets both the technical performance of the selected equipment and the operational requirements set out in the early stages of the design process…

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

Anti-Passback – Access Control
This Bite Size module will take you through the basics of Anti-Passback (APB). As the name suggests, it is a way of preventing a cardholder, once they are inside a building, passing their access control card to a second individual who is outside and this second individual using the card to access the building. As Anti-Passback (APB) needs to determine an area a cardholder has entered or exited from access control readers are used on both sides of the portal they will pass through.

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

 
 

Photography – Apertures (Now with Audio)
This short course will open your eyes to the functions on your modern digital camera. How many of us only use the auto setting and never find out the array of other excellent features?

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

 
 

How ANPR Cameras Work
Automatic Number Plate Recognition or ANPR is a specialised CCTV system that can read the number plate of a moving vehicle using optical character recognition (OCR) software…

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

Emergency Lighting
The role of emergency lighting is to allow a safe evacuation of the building to be made when the mains supply fails. This is achieved by the use of special luminaries or lamps and batteries…

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

Detection Devices – Intruder Alarms
Detection devices are components used to detect intrusion and may also at times be referred to as sensors. They must be capable of reliably detecting intruders and exhibit a high resistance to false activations…

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

 

Video Analytics – CCTV
Video Analytics, also known as IVS (Intelligent Video Surveillance) is an increasing market for the security industry, allowing end users to monitor secure area with cameras…

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

 

Electronic Article Surveillance
The electronic article surveillance systems that many people are familiar with are used in retail environments to stop goods being stolen. They work by detecting tagged or labelled products being carried through a surveillance…

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

 

A Technical Guide to Optical Fibre – Part 1
This module is Part 1 A Technical Guide to Optical Fibre which will explore:Optical scalability and the future of communications, Optical network components, Fibre construction, Single v multimode and Fibre problems in installation.

Price: £11.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

A Technical Guide to Optical Fibre – Part 2
This is the second part of the trilogy on Optical Fibre, which will go into more detail on the technical aspects of the operation of optical fibre. This information is a vital component in broadening the knowledge of optical fibre installation and operation.

Price: £11.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

 

A Technical Guide to Optical Fibre – Part 3
A series of three linked Bite Size courses, Part 1 Optical Fibre, Part 2 Operation, Part 3 Termination and Testing.
This module is Part 3, Termination and Testing which will explore, Wave Division Multiplexing, Optical Amplifiers and Regenerators, Optical Switching and Optical Fibre Testing.

Price: £11.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

 

What is a VLAN?
Virtual Local Area Networks, or VLANs, are becoming commonplace in the network infrastructure of a communications network. This Bite Size course will look closely at why VLANs are needed, how they are set up and used, and how Quality of Service over Ethernet became a reality.

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

 

Local Area Networks
This Bite Size module takes a fascinating look at Local Area Networks. An obvious question to ask is ‘is it a network?’  That of course depends on your own definition of the word ‘network’ However, if the analogy of a road or rail network is used, you will see that a LAN, for example, is not actually a network at all. A road network provides alternative routes between geographic points, which are instantly available to a traveller. The same goes for the rail network.

Price: £11.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

 

Fire Detection Alarm Systems
This Bite Size module will cover many areas of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems, including The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order, fire safety risk assessment, carrying out the fire safety risk assessment, signalling systems and evaluation and protection from risk. All companies in the UK must comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

Price: £9.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

 

‘How does DNS really work?’
“This module will explain how the Domain Name Service (or DNS) swaps web and email addresses into the correct IP addresses to enable packets to reach their correct destination”…]

Price: £11.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

 

IP Tools & Utilities
This Bite Size course explores the range of simple tools and utilities which are available to trace faults, determine end-to-end delay and pinpoint problems in IP networks. We’ll check out ping, tracert, ipconfig/all, netstat, and arp, with simple examples.

Price: £11.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

 

The Role of Routers
The ubiquitous Router is the workhorse of the Internet. Some estimates put the global total at over 12 million. But exactly what do they do, and how do they do it?  This Bite Size Module provides the answers to these and other questions. We will examine the development of the router, from a simple packet switch, to the highly intelligent device we have today.

Price: £11.99 inc VAT | Qualification: 2 CPD Points

 

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