Recently, with the spread of Internet of Things (IoT), video surveillance system is widely used to detect abnormal activity using cameras and sensors. In such video surveillance system, contact-free heart rate measurement is a highly required technology to predict the occurrence of abnormal activities and suspicious humans. In this paper, our main contributions can be summarized by two aspects. First, we compare the accuracy performance of heart rate measurement using six heart beat waveform acquisition methods and two heart rate calculation methods. Second, we discuss the influence of image resolutions of RGB cameras on accurate performance, to investigate the requirement of surveillance cameras in actual scenarios.