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Vidsys CEO Out (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 27, 2015
"Three years ago, Vidsys, one of the last independent PSIMs, named a prestigious CEO. Now he is out. In this note, we look at the move and the future for Vidsys. Michael P. Jackson In 2012, Vidsys named Michael P. Jackson as their..."
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NTP / Network Time Guide For Video Surveillance (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 27, 2015
"Inaccurate time can lead to missing or inadmissible video, yet this topic is often overlooked, with cameras and servers left defaulted, synchronized to different sources or not at all. However, setting up a proper time server in a..."
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New Long Range Wireless Access Solution (Allegion) (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 26, 2015
"Delivering access control to parking lot gates or elevators usually means spending tens of thousands on special cables or trenching. However, Allegion is claiming it's new kit can do everything for a fraction of the historical price. In..."
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2015 Video Surveillance Guide
Posted on Jan 26, 2015
"The 250+ page, 2015 Video Surveillance Industry Guide, covering the key events and the future of the video surveillance market, is now available. Table of Contents How To Get It There are 3 ways to get the 2015..."
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How to Hack an ADT Alarm System
Posted on Jan 26, 2015
"This report explains the key steps in hacking an alarm system, like ADT, as was presented in a Defcon 22 presentation. The risk of such a hack has become major news as a class action lawsuit was filed against ADT recently, claiming that..."
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Simplicam Facial Recognition Tested
Posted on Jan 23, 2015
"Facial recognition, available for $150? That's the offer from a startup, Simplicam, who has not only cloned Dropcam setup and user interface but has added in facial detection and recognition. In this report, we share our test..."
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3VR Stays Alive With $8 Million Financing (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 23, 2015
"Now 13 years old, 3VR is the last of a generation of the hyped video analytic startups to find an exit. And with a new $8 million financing, 3VR has gained a little more runway. In this note, we examine the financing, 3VR's growth,..."
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Network Cable Testing Guide (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 22, 2015
"Proper cable installation is key to trouble-free surveillance systems. However, testing is often an afterthought, with problems only discovered when cameras have problems, resulting in increased troubleshooting, or even worse,..."
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Camera Size Search Engine
Posted on Jan 22, 2015
"Small cameras are highly desirable. And manufacturers want to deliver them - minidomes, microdomes, nanodomes, etc. But figuring out which cameras are really the smallest compared to all the other cameras on the market has been..."
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Bosch 4K Tested
Posted on Jan 21, 2015
"4K promises more pixels but does it undermine WDR and low light performance? We tested the Axis 4K camera and there were certainly issues. Now, we tested the Bosch 4K camera, the Dinion IP Ultra 8000 against the 4K Axis..."
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Siemens OEMs Milestone (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 21, 2015
"Milestone has picked up one of the biggest companies in the world as an OEM. In this note, we examine how Siemens is using Milestone's VMS, how this compares to other Milestone OEMs, what this means for the two companies and how it..."
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Avigilon Acquires 96 MORE Patents (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 21, 2015
"Spending $80 million on patents last month was evidently just the start. Now, Avigilon has acquired 96 more patents from 4 different companies. In this note, we examine this high risk / high reward strategy and how it can impact rivals..."
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Foolproof Strike Installation Guide (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 20, 2015
"Follow this guide and you will install a strike correctly everytime. As we detail in this post, installing electric strikes successfully is mostly good preparation, but when done right provides years of trouble-free use. We use our test..."
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Largest New Video Surveillance Projects
Posted on Jan 19, 2015
"140 video surveillance professionals, including integrators and manufacturers, shared the largest video surveillance projects that they have seen in the past year. Key Patterns The survey results revealed a number of key patterns,..."
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BICSI For IP Video Surveillance Guide (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 19, 2015
"Spend enough time around networks and eventually someone will mention BICSI, the oft-referenced but only vaguely known standards body prevalent in the IT world. The question is: how do BICSI and their guidelines practically affect your..."
IP Networking for Video Surveillance Course
Posted on Jan 18, 2015
"This is the first networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals. IPVM is launching an IP Networking for Video Surveillance Course, starting March 10th. Lots of network training exists but none of it..."
Bosch Buys $190 Million Integrator
Posted on Jan 16, 2015
"The big deals continue. This time, Bosch has bought a US integrator, Climatec, that did ~$190 million in 2014 revenue."
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IP Network Hardware for Surveillance Guide (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 15, 2015
"Video surveillance systems depend on running over IP networking equipment. In this guide, we explain the key pieces of equipment and features, explaining where and why they are typically used. The topics covered include: Fast /..."
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Selecting Access Control Readers (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 14, 2015
"Given the variety of types available, specifying access control readers can be a daunting process. However, focusing on a few key elements will help you arrive at the right product no matter which system you are using. These..."
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Testing $50 Mini NVR
Posted on Jan 14, 2015
"As an NVR, this performed very really badly. But, as a member suggested to us, could a $50 mini NVR be used as an IP / HD spot monitor? Adding a spot monitor or public view display in an IP surveillance system often means adding a..."
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New ONVIF Profile Q Aims To Change Discovery and Default Passwords (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 13, 2015
"ONVIF is gearing up to release a new profile, called Q. They market it as providing "quick configuration and installation, providing innate discoverability and reliable device monitoring and event management..."
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CleanView Claims to Solve Rain Surveillance Problems (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 13, 2015
"Raindrops collecting on domes can lead to big problems. Not only can they interfere with video when it rains, they can leave behind residue film and collect dirt over time leading to persistent problems. Digital Watchdog has announced..."
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Genetec AutoVu Advanced Vehicle / LPR Analytics (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 12, 2015
"Genetec has enhanced their AutoVu LPR platform with a new suite of "Advanced Vehicle Analytics", including speed, direction and make / state of vehicles. In this note, we look at applications for these analytics, limitations, price..."
Axis Analytics Vs Avigilon Tested
Posted on Jan 12, 2015
"Axis has released the next generation of their advanced video motion detection application, VMD 3.0. It promises improvements in false alarm rates compared to its predecessor, with new features like swaying object rejection, object size..."
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PoE Guide for IP Video Surveillance (PRO Only)
Posted on Jan 09, 2015
"This guide provides comprehensive explanations of the elements in selecting, using Power Over Ethernet with IP cameras, covering: PoE vs Low Voltage When to Use PoE, When Not PoE Classes 802.3af vs 802.3at vs 802.3bt Nonstandard..."

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