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Milestone 'Free' Takeover of OnSSI Accounts

Oct 02, 2015 by John Honovich

It's getting nasty. Last month, we reported how Milestone and OnSSI were breaking up. September 30th was the last day OnSSI sold any Milestone 'powered' VMS licenses. Now, Milestone has ramped up their efforts to wipe out OnSSI...

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Weak ASIS 2015 Show Upsets Manufacturers

Oct 02, 2015 by John Honovich

Though ASIS is supposed to be dedicated to security professionals, their main customer base and revenue source ($10+ million) is manufacturers. Manufacturers each pay tens to hundreds of thousands for booths plus around a millio...

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Months After Raising $18 Million, BRS Labs Has a New, New CEO

Oct 01, 2015 by John Honovich

They have raised more money than any video analytics company ever, with well over $100 million total, including their most recent $18 million funding. Just 7 months ago, the founder stepped aside for a new CEO. Now, the new CEO ...

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List of Access Products Supporting Wiegand Replacement OSDP

Oct 01, 2015 by Brian Rhodes

OSDP is a clear replacement for Wiegand, with increasing industry support and end user adoption. However, manufacturer acceptance of OSDP into access products is still fragmented, with many manufacturers still currently producin...

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IP Networking Course Fall 2015

Oct 01, 2015 by Brian Rhodes

This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals. The next IP Networking for Video Surveillance Course starts in less than 2 weeks on October 13th. Join the course now: $299 Cours...

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Video Enhancement Startup (Lentix) Partners With Milestone

Sep 29, 2015 by John Honovich

There's a startup that claims to enhance video quality from HD IP streams, integrated directly into Milestone. In this note, we examine Lentix, based on feedback from the company, examining its functionality, pricing and potenti...

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This Unicorn Aims to Get Integrators Sales

Sep 29, 2015 by John Honovich

Getting new customers is one of the hardest challenges for integrators as our sales leads survey results show. Now, a billion dollar unicorn tech startup, Thumbtack, has just raised $125 million to help contractors, like securit...

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Axis Releases Their Own Video Analytics

Sep 28, 2015 by John Honovich

After years of promoting third party video analytic applications and improving their VMD (see IPVM test results of Axis VMD 3.0 vs Avigilon), Axis is now finally releasing their own video analytics called 'Guard Suite'. In this ...

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Avigilon New Embedded Access Controller

Sep 28, 2015 by Brian Rhodes

Avigilon's big release for ASIS is the "Access Control Manager Embedded Controller" In doing so, Avigilon is cutting out the server, delivering an 'embedded' version of their ACM software on HID VertX controllers, making Avigilo...

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Brivo Mobile Pass Opens Any Door by Smartphone

Sep 25, 2015 by Brian Rhodes

One of the major trends in access control are 'mobile' credentials. NFC and BLE have been fighting for the title but neither has really has taken off. Now, Brivo has announced a new way of doing this that sidesteps the hassle,...

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NICE, Now Qognify, Releases Object Origin

Sep 24, 2015 by John Honovich

NICE physical security has a new name and a new offering. The former NICE PSBU is now officialy Qognify and they have announced Object Origin. In this note, based on a discussion with Qognify, we break down how Object Origin wo...

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BluB0X - The Most Ambitious Security Startup in Years

Sep 23, 2015 by Brian Rhodes

This startup literally wants to do everything. They describe themselves as a "hosted security platform that delivers unprecedented unification of Access, Alarms, Visitor, Video and Biometrics." Their name is BluB0X (with a zero...

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Warning: ADI and Tri-Ed Video Products Major Security Risk

Sep 22, 2015 by John Honovich

Recently, ADI and Tri-Ed both started OEMing Hikvision products. Reference - IPVM test on ADI W Box, IPVM test of Tri-Ed Northern Video. Both ADI and Tri-Ed are using old firmware (respectively 5.2 and 5.1) that were involved in...

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The Hikvision Hacking Scandal Returns

Sep 22, 2015 by John Honovich

With a vengeance. The last time, the industry mostly shook it off. This time, it is clearly much worse. In this note, we examine Hikvision's trojan horse app, the company's response, why this is a major concern and who stands t...

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HD Analog vs IP Guide 2015

Sep 21, 2015 by Ethan Ace

In the past, the only way to get megapixel / HD was to use IP. Now, a crop of alternatives are emerging including SDI, CVI, TVI, 960H, to name just a few. Here is a high level overview of how they compare: Inside, we break do...

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