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HD Analog Four Way Cameras Tested
Posted on Aug 28, 2015
"One camera that delivers AHD, HDCVI, HDTVI and 960H, all for as little as $15 a camera. Both on price and claimed support, that is pretty outstanding. And we are hearing from people all over the world who are considering these..."
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DVTel Hires Avigilon and Genetec Sales Leaders (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 28, 2015
"DVTel Raised $9 Million this year and now they are starting to put that money to work, hiring sales leaders from two of their biggest competitors, Avigilon and Genetec. In this note, we examine the moves and their potential..."
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The Prox Reader Shootout
Posted on Aug 27, 2015
"In this report, we put eight readers of the popular 125 kHz contactless format head to head and see which one rises to the top. Over a third of integrators call 125 kHz 'favorite', and tens of thousands of systems use them every day...."
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Axis WDR Zipstream Low-Cost M1125 Tested
Posted on Aug 26, 2015
"Axis has been busy promoting speciality devices like IP horns and video intercoms. However, they have quietly released a new series of low-cost HD cameras with true WDR and Zipstream support, specifically the 720p M1124 and the 1080p..."
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Camera Calculator Data Export Released
Posted on Aug 25, 2015
"Pick the manufacturer and model you want. Name the camera. Add notes. Get the right FoV, coverage area and pixel density. All with the IPVM Camera Calculator. Plus, now you can export the data in a CSV file. Benefits: Have a record..."
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Panasonic's Video Insight Really Really Wants To Take Over Your VMS (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 25, 2015
"Video Insight has always been aggressive. And after being acquired by Panasonic this year, they are even more aggressive. In this note, we examine how they have literally doubled down on their 'competitive upgrade program' and how this..."
IPVM Launches Live Chat Room
Posted on Aug 24, 2015
"Now you can get help or talk with colleagues any time with IPVM's new Live Chat. Chat is as old as AOL chat rooms and as hot as mega-startup Slack. Benefits of Chatting Ask a question anytime, get an answer. If you are working on a..."
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Here's What Avigilon Should Do Now (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 24, 2015
"An Avigilon partner asked: "What would be your Goal if you run Avigilon?" Given Avigilon's 60% stock price drop since last year, the continued executive exits / ousters, the declining growth, and weak profitability, Avigilon needs to..."
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The Next Failure in Wireless Video Surveillance: $18 Million Funding (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 21, 2015
"Wireless video surveillance is one of the most difficult niches in the industry. Tens of millions have been wasted trying to build a wireless video surveillance winner. The most famous, of course, was Firetide, who failed, despite more..."
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$28 Million Funding for Doorbell Cam Startup (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 21, 2015
"Yep. Would you spend $200 to see who it at your door on your phone? Well, investors, including Richard Branson, just spent $28 million to get a piece of the company, Ring. In this note, we look at the failure of the traditional..."
SMB Market Video Surveillance Guide
Posted on Aug 20, 2015
"This 13-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the small-medium business surveillance market. A global group of 90 integrators responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining video..."
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Panasonic System President is Out (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 19, 2015
"The architect of $1+ Billion Panasonic North America 'solution' oriented business is out. In this note, we share feedback from Panasonic, examine his controversial plan and what this means for the security division. "Pursue Other..."
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Live Video Monitoring Usage Statistics (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 19, 2015
"What percentage of video surveillance users have humans (guards, operators, monitors) watching live video? What schedules do they use? And what verticals most commonly have live monitoring? IPVM conducted a survey of 120+ integrators to..."
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Genetec: We Do NOT Support Avigilon (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 18, 2015
"Two of the most significant surveillance manufacturers in the world, countrymen even. No love lost. A member asked about a problem integrating Avigilon cameras with Genetec's VMS. Inside this note, we examine Genetec's response and..."
The $100 Intrusion System Korner Tested
Posted on Aug 18, 2015
"Multi-year contracts at $30 per month are the norm. Now a startup is offering an intrusion system for $59 up front and just ~$3 monthly. The company, Korner, has billed itself as the "Home Security Anyone Can Use and Everyone Can..."
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Panasonic 4K / 12MP Camera Tested
Posted on Aug 17, 2015
"We bought the new Panasonic 4K / 12MP WV-SFV781L dome camera and tested it against the: Axis P1428E Bosch NBN-80122 Dahua IPC-HFW4800E In this in-depth report, we tested: FoV widths up to 135' to determine how the 4K cameras..."
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Security 'Invention': Bullet-Resistant Furniture (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 14, 2015
"Do you lose sleep at night worrying your love seat will be murdered? Do you fear that your sofa will be a victim of a drive by shooting? Then, a new SIA member has the solution to your problems. Today, SIA is spotlighting Ballistic..."
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Testing Petzi, The Pet Cam That Shoots Treats
Posted on Aug 14, 2015
"Do you love dogs? Do you love the Internet of Things? Then we have a product for you. Half camera, half remote-controlled pet treat dispenser, Petzi lets you shoot treats at your dog. That's my dog going for a Petzi treat: After..."
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IP Networking Course Fall 2015 Opened
Posted on Aug 13, 2015
"This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals. The next IP Networking for Video Surveillance Course starts October 13th. Right now, for early registraton, save $50 off the course..."
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Now Avigilon's VP of Marketing is Out (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 13, 2015
"In 3 months, the EVP of Engineering, the SVP of Sales and now the VP of Marketing of Avigilon have exited. In this note, we review what happened and how this is likely to impact the company and its stock. VP Out After 10 years of..."
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Manufacturers Sound Off On Distributors (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 12, 2015
"Wow. Integrators, you think you are upset with distributors? That's nothing compared to manufacturers. Here is a representative quote of their feedback to IPVM: "Overall, they are all a disappointment. They talk about adding value,..."
Genetec Cloud Tested
Posted on Aug 12, 2015
"Not since Axis public and prolonged agony with AVHS, has a major manufacturer bet as heavily as Genetec is now doing on the cloud. Genetec started with Stratocast, which took a similar small camera count approach as Axis AVHS, with..."
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Samsung AHD Tested
Posted on Aug 11, 2015
"Not long ago, an individual MP camera was commonly $300 and a DVR was commonly $300. Now, Samsung is offering (4) MP cameras plus a DVR for ~$330 all-in. We bought the Samsung SDH-B3040 kit shown below: This is Samsung's first entry..."
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Google / Nest is Destroying Dropcam (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 10, 2015
"Wow. The most popular consumer camera has suddenly become one of the most hated. Just add Google. In this note, we examine the four main complaints and what this means for the consumer market. Dropcam vs Google Nest Cam Dropcam..."
Favorite Large Scale VMSes 2015
Posted on Aug 10, 2015
"If you have 100+ cameras in your system, what should you use for recording? What is used for recording? This report shares the results of IPVM's integrator survey focused on integrators deploying 100+ camera systems and is the..."

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