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Elevator Surveillance Guide (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 21, 2014
"Installing surveillance in an elevator can be challenging. Small but wide areas, vandal resistance, and transmission methods all present challenges not found in other areas cameras are installed. In this note, we look at: Form factor:..."
How to Read Blueprints For Security Projects (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 20, 2014
"Reading building floorplans is a fundamental skilled needed for professional security projects. Floorplans can be large, detailed and intimidating to the inexperienced. Understanding blueprints can be the difference between bidding..."
HD SDI / HDcctv Tutorial (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 20, 2014
"Want megapixel but don't want IP? That's the promise of HD SDI / HDcctv. In this tutorial, we examine what it is, how it differs from IP Megapixel and the key factors impacting its use including backwards compatibility, product..."
Why You Should Avoid 960H Cameras (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 20, 2014
"960H promises to increase analog resolution by 34%, transforming the traditional 4:3 aspect ratio image into a widescreen 'hi def' one, like this marketing image from one manufacturer: Presumably, that is his yacht from selling so..."
Manufacturer Salary Results 2014
Posted on Aug 19, 2014
"IPVM has determined how much sales people, engineers, developers, and tech support are earning in our 2014 Manufacturer Salary Survey. This is the companion to our Integrator Salary Survey 2014 report. Key highlights include: "Big..."
Hosted and Managed Access Control Statistics (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 19, 2014
"'Cloud' access control - how many integrators are offering it? Why? And for those that do, are they favoring hosted or managed options. In the industry's first survey of integrator's adoption of cloud access control, IPVM reveals usage..."
ONVIF Tutorial 2014 (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 18, 2014
"ONVIF is well known within the surveillance industry as an interface to connect IP cameras and VMS systems but: Is ONVIF a 'Standard'? What's the difference between ONVIF and PSIA? Why ONVIF? What does ONVIF do? What does it..."
Favorite Biometrics 2014 (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 18, 2014
"This IPVM integrator survey reveals the favorite biometric of professional integrators, with stats and color commentary. The contenders are: Face Finger Palmvein Retina No Biometrics Key Breakdown Almost half of responses..."
Mobotix Stock Plummeting (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 18, 2014
"Much like the company itself, Mobotix' stock has hit hard times, dropping more than 60% in the past 12 months. In this note, we examine what is happening and why. Of course, given their unceremonious firing of their CEO and..."
Testing HD Lipstick Camera
Posted on Aug 15, 2014
"Miniature IP / HD cameras are a growing trend. One of the downsides has been the addition of a 'head' or 'base' unit to do the encoding, often large or cumbersome enough to create installation challenges. We bought a new Vivotek..."
Using the Camera Calculator to Design and Sell Surveillance
Posted on Aug 15, 2014
" We will show you how to use the IPVM Camera Calculator to significantly improve your designs and better sell the right solutions. Find out how the Calculator can provide unprecedented details and visuals to show the improvements better..."
Lockitron Tested
Posted on Aug 14, 2014
"Lockitron is one of the most hyped products in years and maybe the most well known access control product ever. Ever since their crowdsourcing campaign began, this red-hot startup has won millions in backing and all the admiration..."
Integrator Salary Survey 2014
Posted on Aug 13, 2014
"IPVM has determined how much sales people, senior technicians, and entry level technicians are earning in our 2014 Integrator Salary Survey. Key highlights include: Good: Technicians can expect their earnings to grow 127% as they..."
ONVIF Launches Enforcement Campaign
Posted on Aug 13, 2014
"Dozens of manufacturers abuse ONVIF conformance, as demonstrated by IPVM’s recent ONVIF faking directory. Campaign Launched Now, ONVIF has launched an “Education, Enforcement Campaign to Ensure Product Conformance”..."
Why Most Integrators Use the Same Techs for Video and Access (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 12, 2014
"With so many differences between video surveillance and access control designs, how commonly do integrators train and employ technicians specially skilled in one area? Is the most common approach to develop technicans that can do..."
Avigilon Profit and Stock Price Drops Q2 2014 (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 11, 2014
"Battered by the controversy over their CFO's badly timed exit and a report questioning their revenue recognition, Avigilon further disappointed investors with their Q2 2014 performance. In this note, we examine these results including 2..."
Anixter Buys Slammer Specialist Tri-Ed (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 11, 2014
"Anixter Security has been struggling in 2014, with revenue actually declining in the most recent quarter. In particular, Anixter has emphasized that they are doing poorly in the low end of the market. And who better at the low end than..."
Testing IP Video - Super Low Bandwidth
Posted on Aug 08, 2014
"Even today, there are remote locations, especially in security applications, where extremely limited bandwidth is available. Despite that, users want to be able to monitor video live. In a world where HD video is the norm, what can you..."
VMS Webinar Series - OnSSI, NUUO, Network Optix (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 07, 2014
"Over the next month, each Monday at 11am EDT / 15:00 GMT, IPVM will be hosting a webinar on a different VMS (OnSSI, NUOO< Network Optix), doing a live presentation and review of the software in action. After the webinar, we will post..."
Frame Rate Guide for Video Surveillance (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 07, 2014
"This is the industry's most in depth guide to frame rates in video surveillance. As a precursor, you need to know the speed of objects, most typically people. Speed of People The faster a person moves, the more likely you are to miss..."
Profitability: Access vs Video - Statistics (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 06, 2014
"Where do integrators make more money? Access control or video surveillance? With both systems being a core competency of many integrators, we wanted to find out which one generated more profits. In this note, we asked over 100..."
The BRS Labs IPO (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 06, 2014
"BRS Labs is IPOing. Maybe. Probably Not. The TV Interview This started with a Fox Business News TV segment with BRS Lab's President. A typical happy-happy conversation, at the end, the interviewer challenges him, "When are you going..."
Testing Exacq VMS
Posted on Aug 06, 2014
"This test is part of an ongoing VMS test series were we provide in-depth explanation and analysis of video management software manufacturers. Inside this report, we have 40+ minutes of video screencasts testing ExacqVision version 6.2...."
Milestone MAC Licensing Myth (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 05, 2014
"One of the most consistent complaints about Milestone is wrong and has been for years. In this note, we look at how Milestone used to license cameras, the problems with that process, and how it is done now. Old MAC/DLK Approach In..."
Avigilon Accounting Issues Alert (PRO Only)
Posted on Aug 05, 2014
"An independent investment research firm which specializes in forensic accounting has issued an Accounting Alert for Avigilon, calling out specific risks factors. In this note, we examine them and explain the potential impact of these..."

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