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Vicon's CEO Losing Strategy (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 30, 2014
"They got the Milestone exec to be their CEO, but his strategy is shaping up to be no better than the failing ones of the previous Vicon / IQinVision regimes. In this note, we examine the strategy and its weaknesses. Strategy - Mimic..."
HID 'Twist and Go' Access Control (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 30, 2014
"Credential giant HID Global is making it easier to use cell phones as credentials. Instead of pushing buttons to turn on an app, users need only to raise and tilt their phones in a concept HID calls 'Twist & Go'. We examine how HID..."
ASIS 2014 - 17 Manufacturer Tech Review (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 30, 2014
"This long post recaps key findings from IPVM team members meeting with manufacturers at ASIS 2014 including Hikvision, EMC, Pelco, Digital Watchdog, Panasonic, Samsung, Mobotix, IQinVision, Tyco, Theia and Seagate. This adds to our..."
Startup: Thermal Radar (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 30, 2014
"Two years ago, we covered a thermal panoramic system that covered huge areas, but came with a huge pricetag of ~$250,000. Now a startup named Thermal Radar claims to be the 'World's First Affordable 360° thermal camera' and is..."
Debunking Assa Abloy President's Next Big Thing (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 29, 2014
"The President of one of the biggest names in access control has proclaimed the next big thing: energy reduction for electrified hardware. Assa's leader placed access control as the next frontier for saving money on power, citing his..."
LIVE From ASIS 2014 Show Floor Review (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 29, 2014
"What Happened to the New Products? Nothing major at all. Disappointing. Lots of new recorder boxes, for some reason. Axis is now in the box business (OEMing Dell), joining Milestone's DVR. Also, Avigilon looks to be OEMing..."
Axis Launches Multi-Imager Panoramic (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 29, 2014
"Axis has launched its first multi-imager panoramic, entering in to a promising market with limited suppliers, most notably Arecont. However, Axis has taken a unique approach to this camera. In this note, we examine the features,..."
Axis Launches NVRs (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 29, 2014
"The PC is dead? Not in the surveillance word, where boxes are the big new innovation thing. Axis has joined the fray with their S10 series of NVRs. In this note, we review features, pricing and competitive..."
Testing IP Camera Latency
Posted on Sep 26, 2014
"How much does latency impact IP cameras? We tested a number of combinations, like so: In this report, we break down: Average latency metrics in our test Key drivers of latency Variations in latency across different..."
Axis Releases Card Reader (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 25, 2014
"Last year, Axis put the security market on notice by releasing the A1001 access controller (see IPVM test results of it). Their follow up this year is an access control reader. Game changer or copycat? In this note, we examine the..."
The Most Audacious New Release at ASIS 2014 (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 25, 2014
"Did you lose your child here? Or here? Now, many might say you were a terrible parent but not NICE Systems. NICE's new Suspect Search aims to solve this. In this note, we break down how it works and what the problems with it..."
Testing Analog HD
Posted on Sep 24, 2014
"This is where the innovation is at. During Essen and days before ASIS, IPVM is leading with a test of an analog (HD) camera, reflecting both how bad the big names are doing and the key trend we see accelerating. A number of non IP HD..."
Genetec's New 'Unified' Appliance (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 24, 2014
"Genetec has announced a 'unified security appliance', touting the ability to deploy video and access. But what is so interesting or different compared to their historic 'unified' / integrated video and access software. In this note, we..."
Video Insight Gives Away Access Control Free (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 24, 2014
"Genetec has offered unified access and video for years and Milestone added its own integrated access last year, but Video Insight aims to top them by giving access control software away for free. In this update, we look into the details..."
Scallop Multi-Imager Camera Improvements (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 23, 2014
"Earlier in 2014, after years adrift, multi-imager panoramic camera specialist Scallop rebooted. Now, the company is moving forward with product improvements, price drops and new offerings. In this note, we break down each of these..."
Fall 2014 New Products Directory
Posted on Sep 23, 2014
"New releases are weak this year, and unfortunately, the trend does not appear to be changing this fall. Here is a list of new products released since April, with links to IPVM's review or the manufacturer's webpage. Below are fall..."
Avigilon Analytic Cameras Released (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 23, 2014
"Just weeks after discontinuing VideoIQ's products, Avigilon has released their own analytic embedded cameras. In this note, we answer: How do the new Avigilon cameras compare to VideoIQ's? How does this impact Avigilon's competitive..."
Monday! IPVM Member Orientation September 2014
Posted on Sep 22, 2014
"We are holding a live call / webinar this Monday showing you how to get the most out of your IPVM membership, including: The quickest ways to get the information you need to make important decisions Advanced options / features that..."
Deeply Discounted Access Control (Vanderbilt) (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 22, 2014
"Lower cost cameras are increasingly the norm, but access control systems have not seen as much price drop. Now, a new line aims to deliver deep discounts off traditional access control pricing. Two years ago, IR sold off BrightBlue...."
1700 Camera Models Added to IPVM Calculator
Posted on Sep 22, 2014
"Now, you can select your own camera models in the IPVM camera calculator. IPVM members can see and compare what their preferred cameras will capture and deliver. Choose from 1500 1700 cameras. IPVM knows their FoV and resolution,..."
Milestone Launches DVRs (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 19, 2014
"So much for innovation and the open platform, Milestone has entered the DVR business. In this note, we examine the upside for Milestone, the downside for its partners and what this further signals for the overall video surveillance..."
Genetec Adds IP Telephony (Sipelia) (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 19, 2014
"Why would one of the biggest VMSes get into Voice over IP? That is the big question as Genetec has announced Sipelia, a "communications management" module for their Security Center platform, running a dedicated SIP server and..."
New Product: Software House Mega Controller (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 18, 2014
"Software House's new controller, iStar Ultra, doubles the number of doors typically supported, from the commonplace 16 to a rare 32. In this note, we examine the design of the offering, its upside, limitations, pricing and..."
Testing Sony HD Dome Camera
Posted on Sep 18, 2014
"Top WDR and low light performance are generally only offered in manufacturer's high end cameras. In particular, Sony users historically needed to use their expensive high end V series cameras for these options. Now, Sony says their new..."
World's First (And Only) Intrusion Detection Keypad Guide (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 18, 2014
"Arming and disarming are the most fundamental tasks in intrusion systems. Keypads are the most common way to accomplish this, though the sheer number of styles and models available may be daunting for those new to the industry. Key..."

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