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Avigilon Analytic Cameras Released

Sep 23, 2014 by John Honovich

Just weeks after discontinuing VideoIQ's products, Avigilon has released their own analytic embedded cameras. In this note, we answer: How do the new Avigilon cameras compare to VideoIQ's? How does this impact Avigilon's com...

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Scallop Multi-Imager Camera Improvements

Sep 23, 2014 by John Honovich

Earlier in 2014, after years adrift, multi-imager panoramic camera specialist Scallop rebooted. Now, the company is moving forward with product improvements, price drops and new offerings. In this note, we break down each of the...

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Deeply Discounted Access Control (Vanderbilt)

Sep 22, 2014 by Brian Rhodes

Lower cost cameras are increasingly the norm, but access control systems have not seen as much price drop. Now, a new line aims to deliver deep discounts off traditional access control pricing. Two years ago, IR sold off Bright...

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Monday! IPVM Member Orientation September 2014

Sep 22, 2014 by Marty Major

We are holding a live call / webinar this Monday showing you how to get the most out of your IPVM membership, including: The quickest ways to get the information you need to make important decisions Advanced options / featur...

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Milestone Launches DVRs

Sep 19, 2014 by John Honovich

So much for innovation and the open platform, Milestone has entered the DVR business. In this note, we examine the upside for Milestone, the downside for its partners and what this further signals for the overall video surveilla...

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Genetec Adds IP Telephony (Sipelia)

Sep 19, 2014 by Ethan Ace

Why would one of the biggest VMSes get into Voice over IP? That is the big question as Genetec has announced Sipelia, a "communications management" module for their Security Center platform, running a dedicated SIP server and in...

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New Product: Software House Mega Controller

Sep 18, 2014 by Brian Rhodes

Software House's new controller, iStar Ultra, doubles the number of doors typically supported, from the commonplace 16 to a rare 32. In this note, we examine the design of the offering, its upside, limitations, pricing and posit...

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World's First (And Only) Intrusion Detection Keypad Guide

Sep 18, 2014 by Ethan Ace

Arming and disarming are the most fundamental tasks in intrusion systems. Keypads are the most common way to accomplish this, though the sheer number of styles and models available may be daunting for those new to the industry. K...

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New HD Video Analytic Cameras (ioimage / DVTel)

Sep 17, 2014 by John Honovich

DVTel is releasing their first HD video analytic cameras, nearly 5 years after acquiring ioimage. With Avigilon EOL'ing VideoIQ products, this is an opportune time for rivals as integrators looks for alternatives. In this note,...

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New Audio Surveillance Device Eliminates 3 Cables (Louroe)

Sep 16, 2014 by Ethan Ace

Adding audio to IP surveillance systems can be a pain, often requiring a completely separate set of devices with their own cabling scheme and power supplies, incompatible with the single UTP usually run for cameras. Now, Louroe ...

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3D Camera Design Training Class

Sep 16, 2014 by Brian Rhodes

Below is an 87 minute recorded training class video that shows you how to do 3D camera designs, including getting 3D models online, building ones from scratch, and setting up / optimizing cameras. Links These links are refe...

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Manufacturers Sound Off on ONVIF

Sep 16, 2014 by Brian Rhodes

ONVIF has achieved massive adoption amidst significant criticism. The most vocal critics are typically from manufacturers who deal with ONVIF most directly. Do those critics represent manufacturers overall? In this IPVM survey, ...

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Live From ASIS 2014 Call

Sep 15, 2014 by Marty Major

On Monday September 29th at 8pm ET, after the first day of ASIS exhibits, IPVM will host a live webinar call. The IPVM team, in Atlanta, will lead the call, reviewing the most interesting products and activities at the show. ...

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Startup: Video Door Lock

Sep 12, 2014 by Brian Rhodes

Smart Locks are hot today, garnering lots of money and mainstream interest. One startup, Goji, is attempting to differentiate itself with a video camera for visually confirming who is trying to get inside. Watch the pitch: W...

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Ex Milestone Exec Becomes Vicon CEO

Sep 11, 2014 by John Honovich

Wow, he sure does like challenges. Just days after leaving an easy job at Milestone, Eric Fullerton has taken one of the toughest jobs in the entire industry - becoming CEO of Vicon. Vicon has struggled mightly in the past, w...

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