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New Daisy Chain IP Cameras (Vivotek) (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 22, 2014
"Surveillance cameras have traditionally all required home run cabling, with each connected to a dedicated network switch or DVR port. Now, Vivotek has added PoE extension to select cameras (aka, daisy chaining) with the aim of reducing..."
Manufacturers Sound Off on Avigilon / OV Deal (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 22, 2014
"$80 million cash for no products, just patents - one of the most unusual deals in the history of the video surveillance industry. IPVM did a survey of more than 50 manufacturers - Avigilon's competitors - to see what their outlook on..."
Testing Scallop Panoramic Cameras
Posted on Dec 19, 2014
"For years, Arecont Vision's SurroundVideo line has been practically the only multi-imager option, but with their poor reputation, multi-imager cameras are still not widely used. Scallop Imaging aimed to change that with their D7 line, a..."
Mobotix Wedge Panoramic Camrea (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 19, 2014
"Mobotix was one of the first manufacturers with panoramic cameras. Since then, everyone has gone 360, and panoramic cameras have become commonplace. Now, Mobotix has a new wedge style panoramic camera that is being offered at a steep..."
Avigilon Acquires All ObjectVideo Patents
Posted on Dec 18, 2014
"Wow. You thought Object Video played hardball suing large manufacturers like Bosch, Samsung, Sony, Pelco, etc. Now, Avigilon has acquired all of OV's patents for $80.3 million, and all of their licensing agreements with a who's..."
Assa Acquires $40 Million Chinese Manufacturer (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 17, 2014
"In this note, we examine the impact of Assa'a purchase of a $40 million Chinese access control manufacturer. Assa Acquires Digi Electronic Lock Lock giant Assa Abloy announced it is buying a chinese hotel lock system manufacturer,..."
Comprehensive Surveillance Cabling Guide
Posted on Dec 17, 2014
"Surveillance cabling seems mundane, yet is a critical topic. A system with the best equipment can still be a failure if the network connecting it is shoddy or not properly installed, while carefully designed and installed cable can..."
Best & Worst Places to Buy Surveillance
Posted on Dec 17, 2014
"Stores, distributors, manufacturers, the Internet, Chinese spam emails? Today, there are more options to buy surveillance than ever. But what are the best and worst places to buy? IPVM surveyed 100 integrators to learn from their..."
Axis Large Imager HD Camera (Q1635) (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 16, 2014
"Many surveillance professionals love large imagers. Axis is feeding into that with its latest release, the Q1635, a 1/2" imager camera that includes the high end features of the Q1615 (see IPVM Q1615 test results) but claims better low..."
Hikvision Hires Ex Sony GM (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 16, 2014
"7 months after being ousted from Sony, Mark Collett has gotten a leadership position with the biggest surveillance manufacturer in the world. Inside, we examine the role, the potential fit, and the risks of the move. Background..."
Milestone Super Low Cost HD Solution (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 15, 2014
"Recent IPVM testing has shown and verified a super low cost HD solution using Milestone that has never been marketed. In this note, we break it down, explain how it works and what the cost savings are. Solution - Analog HD +..."
2015 IP Camera Book
Posted on Dec 15, 2014
"This is the best, most comprehensive IP camera training in the world, based on our unprecedented testing. Now, all IPVM PRO Members can get it in a single 300+ page ebook, downloadable inside. The book consists of 40 chapters,..."
Using Automatic Door Operators with Access (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 12, 2014
"Opening and closing doors might sound simple, but it takes a high-tech piece of door hardware to pull it off. Integrating automatic door operators with access control can be tricky if the basic fundamentals of these devices are not..."
Weak: Vicon / IQinVision Financials Out (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 12, 2014
"Combined Vicon / IQinVision financials are out for the first time since their combination closed. And the numbers are weak, both top line and on margins. Revenue Down [Background: Vicon's quarterly financial announcement] Vicon's..."
Tested: Quality Worse Dome Bubble On?
Posted on Dec 11, 2014
"Often, industry professionals will warn about three problems with using domes: The dome bubble degrades image quality The degradation is worse with megapixel cameras The degradation is worse through the side of the dome bubble..."
VMS Labor Standards (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 11, 2014
"We continue our industry first installation labor standards result with a look at Video Management System setup, adding to the camera installation and cabling installation entries. These standards help integrators improve the accuracy..."
Samsung Techwin Workers Protest + Stock Plunges (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 10, 2014
"The Samsung sell-off is off to a shaky start. While the US division frantically tries to convince everyone that things are fantastic, worker actions, Hanwha management signals and stock price movements show it is not. Worker..."
Hikvision HDTVI VS Dahua HDCVI
Posted on Dec 10, 2014
"With super low cost and full HD video, Analog HD has the most potential to disrupt the surveillance market of any new technology in years. With 1080p HD IR cameras, routinely being priced at ~$100, and with 16 channel recorders at..."
Brivo Launches 'Hardware as a Service' (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 10, 2014
"Brivo was one of the first and still few 'hosted access' providers that uses cloud-based servers instead of dedicated head-ends. Now they are introducing "HaaS", or 'Hardware as a Service' where even the physical door controller is..."
Average Pricing Calculator Released
Posted on Dec 09, 2014
"How much should you expect to pay for a 1080p dome or a 3MP outdoor bullet or a camera from Axis? Figuring out average pricing historically has been tedious and time consuming, forcing you to find, aggregate and tabulate pricing..."
Testing Day vs Night With IR
Posted on Dec 09, 2014
"IR illumination helps. When it gets dark, especially real dark, with no nearby artifical lighting, pretty much every surveillance camera (even 'super' ones) are going to deliver significantly degraded images (see: Super..."
Major Moves - Security Manufacturer 2014
Posted on Dec 08, 2014
"This guide summarizes the biggest moves of security manufacturers in 2014, concentrating on acquisitions, fund raising, significant stock price shifts and major new product lines introduced. ACRE Perhaps the least known but the..."
Fluidmesh Ponte Claims 'Wireless Links In No Time" (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 08, 2014
""Wireless links in no time" claims Fluidmesh with their new FM Ponte point-to-point, with pre-configuration and technical support their big differentiators. But are these claims enough to divert integrators from favorite lines such as..."
HD Analog DVRs With VMS Software Tested
Posted on Dec 05, 2014
"New HD analog offerings from Dahua and Hikvision have proven to deliver HD video at radically lower prices (see IPVM test results - Dahua HDCVI 1.0, Dahua HDCVI 2.0, Hikvision HDTVI). However, the main limitation for professional..."
This Spec Wizard Makes a Mockery Out of RFPs (PRO Only)
Posted on Dec 05, 2014
"Terrible RFPs are commonplace. If only there was a way to make it easy to generate terrible RFPs. Well, Honeywell, Vicon and Aiphone are working hard to make that happen. In this note, we look at the process and the problems..."

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