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ADI W Box Accelerates Race To the Bottom

May 22, 2015 by John Honovich

ADI is aggressively ramping up promotion for its new white label brand "W Box Technologies", essentially delivering Alibaba pricing to local ADI branch shelves. Inside this note, we examine W Box, its emerging IP / MP / NVR offe...

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Warehouse Camera Selection Guide

May 20, 2015 by Ethan Ace

Warehouses can contain many high-value items yet often do not have people inside them watching for issues. Expanding on our Camera Selection Guide, we tested a warehouse with different camera types, shown below: Inside, we sh...

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Axis End-to-End Solutions are Here!

May 20, 2015 by John Honovich

Sorry partners... The new Canon subsidiary and Milestone sibling has changed their go-to-market approach. In this note, we break down Axis' new focus on 'end-to-end solutions', how they are positioning it, its weaknesses and wh...

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DVTel's $9 Million Fund Raising and Future

May 20, 2015 by John Honovich

DVTel's CEO tells IPVM that they have completed a 'turnaound' and that they are ready for more aggressive expansion and even acquisitions with their new $9 million in funding. Inside this note, we examine what three key improvem...

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Low Tech Access Control: Restricted Keyways

May 20, 2015 by Brian Rhodes

Access control is sometimes as simple as good management of mechanical keys and locks. While the market is jammed packed with electronic systems that make management of users and their credentials easy, sometimes the most effecti...

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Genetec Adds Free Cloud Cameras / Storage

May 19, 2015 by Ethan Ace

How do you get surveillance users to buy in to the cloud? Perhaps you can give it away for free. That is the new offer that Genetec is adding for their many of their most loyal customers. In this note, we examine how this work...

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Hikvision Hires Ex-Samsung / Panasonic Exec

May 18, 2015 by John Honovich

Hikvision's expansion continues, with the mega Chinese manufacturer now hiring one of the most well known and well tenured American sales executives. In this note, we break down what Hikvision is looking to do here, how Frank De...

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Amazon Launches Camera Installation Service

May 18, 2015 by Brian Rhodes

If Amazon selling cameras for cheap does not get your attention, maybe the fact they have added installation services will. Not only can end-users buy hardware themselves, but now they are able to get quotes from multiple instal...

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Anything But Arecont, Avigilon, Axis: A New Feature

May 15, 2015 by Ethan Ace

Many of you want to find the right cameras but have a short list of manufacturers you simply refuse to consider, either because of poor quality, restricted dealer availability, unable to make money on them, etc. Now, the IPVM Ca...

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BRS Labs Raises $18 Million

May 14, 2015 by John Honovich

Let the money flow. After a few years of relative quiet, BRS Labs is back fund raising in a big way, with ~$18 million coming in. We break down the raise and the impact in this note. BRS Labs has raised ~$18 million, split a...

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Ranking The Lowest Cost Outdoor Cameras 2015

May 14, 2015 by Derek Ward

Outdoor cameras can be expensive. In our last study of this segment, the variation amongst manufacturers for their lowest cost outdoor cameras was nearly 10x. In this new analysis, we examine 13 manufacturer products (ACTi, Arec...

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Budget Drawing Markup Tool: AutoCAD 360

May 13, 2015 by Brian Rhodes

When it comes to drawing software, even simple tasks like markups and redlines require software that can cost thousands. Many security professionals have a hard time finding a CAD solution they can afford, much less that does the...

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Avigilon EVP Engineering Quits

May 12, 2015 by John Honovich

One of the big criticisms last year was multiple executives leaving Avigilon. Now, Avigilon's EVP of Engineering quits out of nowhere. In this note, we look at how this impacts Avigilon, their engineering organization and their...

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Megapixel Solar Wireless (Micropower) Examined

May 12, 2015 by Ethan Ace

A fully wireless professional surveillance offering, no networking cables, no power lines. That has been the goal of Micropower for 5 years. However, low resolution and framerate have limited its appeal. Now, they have improved...

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New: Axis Video Intercom

May 12, 2015 by Brian Rhodes

A suicide resistant camera, an IP horn and now a video intercom. Axis might be getting pushed out of the low end of the market, but they are building out high-end speciality niches. In this note, we examine the new Axis video i...

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