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Testing Samsung 1/2" Wisenet III Camera
Posted on Dec 01, 2015
"Continuing our series of 1/2" super low light tests, in this report we look at Samsung's 1/2" Wisenet III model, the SNB-6005. We tested it against other large imager super low light models from Axis, Dahua, and Hikvision, and past..."
FLIR to Acquire DVTel (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 30, 2015
"Originally a thermal imaging specialist, FLIR is making a major expansion into 'conventional' video surveillance by acquiring DVTel. This is FLIR's second major acquisition in this space, following their 2012 acquisition of..."
Hikvision Direct Mega Deals Start (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 30, 2015
"Merry Christmas... from China. Earlier this month, IPVM exposed how Hikvision had tried to hide its new direct end user sales offering / 'company'. Now, Hikvision has slashed pricing to new record levels, as first raised in a member's..."
Axis 33MP Camera Tested (Q3709)
Posted on Nov 30, 2015
"In 2012, Axis declared the megapixel race over. Now, Axis has released a 33MP camera, the Q3709-PVE, one of the highest resolution cameras in the entire industry. This release also is a major marker in the new race for multi-imager..."
ADI Scare Tactics Against DIY Security (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 27, 2015
"ADI wants you to buy alarm system parts from them, not those kits on the Internet. Leveraging scare tactics, they have made an unsurprisingly weak case against DIY. In this note, we break it down, look at the real tradeoffs and better..."
Axis Powered Doorcam Launched (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 25, 2015
"The doorcam market is getting hot, with the most notable player raising $28 million (see our test of Ring doorcam here), driven by consumer IoT funding frenzy and interest in checking who is at the door. Now, an Axis partner is..."
World's Biggest Video Surveillance Market (Shenzhen's Pacific Security and Protection Market) (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 25, 2015
"There is literally nothing like it in the Western world. It is 6 story building jammed backed with more than a hundred different shops / booths selling an incredible variety of video surveillance cameras and components. You know you..."
Camera AoV / Focal Length Comparison
Posted on Nov 24, 2015
"Use the IPVM Camera Calculator to better understand the tradeoffs between different Angle of Views (AoV) / focal lengths. The video below shows you how to do it: The two gifs below show you examples of different AoVs. First, for a..."
Tyco Kantech Access Control Company Profile (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 24, 2015
"In this first entry in a new series profiling access control companies, we profile Kantech, one of Tyco's platforms. This will lead to an upcoming access control vendor comparison report. We examine Kantech's overall strengths, ideal..."
Axis, Avigilon and Hikvision Markups Revealed (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 23, 2015
"100+ integrators told IPVM their top camera lines and their average markups. This note breaks down and contrasts the markups across Axis, Avigilon and Hikvision, revealing interesting trends and differences in profitability and..."
Testing Axis' Top Low Light Camera Q1635
Posted on Nov 23, 2015
"Low light performance continues to improve, first driven by advances in image processing and now increasing number of 1/2" imagers in 1080p HD cameras. IPVM has recently tested new super low light, super low cost offerings from..."
Audio Analytics Aggression Tested
Posted on Nov 20, 2015
"What if you could use your IP cameras to detect fights before they start? That is the goal of Louroe / Sound Intelligence with their recently released Aggression Detector audio analytics. Claiming that "90% of physical aggression are..."
Avigilon CEO Solution for Terror Attacks (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 20, 2015
"Ripped from the headlines, spurred on by the France terror attacks, Avigilon's CEO has a solution. Inside this note we look at his aggressive analytics plan, analyzing its potential to solve attacks. Solution Avigilon's CEO..."
Axis Cybersecurity Hardening Guide Examined (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 19, 2015
"In most IT areas, 'hardening' guides are commonplace, providing best practices for improving the cybersecurity of network products (e.g., see this Cisco hardening guide). However, cybersecurity is generally an after thought in the..."
VMS Market Getting Tougher (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 19, 2015
"A new member asked us: "What are your thoughts on the future of VMS now that the new camera makers seem to be bundling it with their cameras (Tyco/exacq, DW/network optix, panasonic/VI etc.) or waging price war against each other..."
How a Security Camera is Made (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 18, 2015
"While in China, we toured factories, seeing how cameras were made. In the 15 minute video inside, we show step by step how a camera is made / assembled to help you understand what it takes to build a camera. The camera chosen is an..."
Hikvision Launches Direct End User Sales (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 18, 2015
"Hikvision won't stop until they dominate the entire market. Turning on their manufacturer OEMs by OEMing to ADI and Tri-Ed earlier this year, Hikvision now turns on their integrator partners. Inside this note, we examine their direct..."
Startup Launches Home Intrusion Detection and Tracking System (Xandem) (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 17, 2015
"No contract, no installer. And not only does Xandem Home claim to detect intruders, it will track and map where they are right now and where they have been. Is this the next big step forward in DIY home intrusion detection that will..."
2016 Top Security Expansion Targets Disclosed (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 17, 2015
"100+ integrators told IPVM what products, technologies and manufacturers are their top expansion targets for 2016. There's been a lot of hype for H.265, for 4K, for the cloud, for IoT, etc. Would these be the top choices or would..."
OnSSI Rebuts Milestone 'False Claims' (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 16, 2015
"The war rages. Milestone's 'free' takeover of OnSSI accounts is, unsurprisingly, causing OnSSI to push back. And the former #1 Milestone partner is pulling no punches, charging Milestone with making false claims. In this note, we..."
The Biggest Surprises in the Video Surveillance Industry 2015 (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 13, 2015
"100+ integrators told us what the biggest surprise in the video surveillance industry in 2015 was for them. Inside, we share dozens of comments and reveal the 3 key themes. 3 Themes The big 3 themes were: Low cost / Hikvision:..."
Ingram Micro is Back to Defend IP! (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 13, 2015
"With $40+ billion annual sales, Ingram Micro is a mega distributor. But they have never been anything in physical security. Their last major push a few years ago ended in disaster. Now, they are back and are ready to ride the massive..."
Cable Strapping IP Camera Networks (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 12, 2015
"Many say using zipties is asking for problems. And BICSI prohibits them. But many video surveillance integrators use them regularly. What should you do? In this note, we contrast and explain the tradeoffs between: Zipties (often..."
Avigilon ~$18 Million Stock Buy Back Again (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 12, 2015
"Earlier this year, with the stock trading in the ~$18 range, Avigilon bought $39 Million of their own stock. Now, the stock is down under $12. But Avigilon's confidence in itself has not waned, with their recent purchase of another $18..."
Direct Message Fellow IPVM Members (PRO Only)
Posted on Nov 11, 2015
"With 10,000+ members and a who's who of leading industry people, IPVM membership provides interaction with many people who can help you. Sometimes, you would like to reach out to a person directly to ask questions about something they..."

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