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IP Networking Course Fall 2015
Posted on Oct 05, 2015
"This is the last week to register for the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals. The next IP Networking for Video Surveillance Course starts next Tuesday, October 13th. Join the course..."
Axis Video Analytics Are Weak
Posted on Oct 05, 2015
"For more than a decade, video analytics has frustrated and disappointed users. Now, Axis has released their own "series of robust video analytics applications" that they call Guard Suite. Unfortunately, IPVM's testing shows that Axis'..."
Weak ASIS 2015 Show Upsets Manufacturers (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 02, 2015
"Though ASIS is supposed to be dedicated to security professionals, their main customer base and revenue source ($10+ million) is manufacturers. Manufacturers each pay tens to hundreds of thousands for booths plus around a million to..."
Milestone 'Free' Takeover of OnSSI Accounts (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 02, 2015
"It's getting nasty. Last month, we reported how Milestone and OnSSI were breaking up. September 30th was the last day OnSSI sold any Milestone 'powered' VMS licenses. Now, Milestone has ramped up their efforts to wipe out OnSSI. In..."
List of Access Products Supporting Wiegand Replacement OSDP (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 01, 2015
"OSDP is a clear replacement for Wiegand, with increasing industry support and end user adoption. However, manufacturer acceptance of OSDP into access products is still fragmented, with many manufacturers still currently producing older..."
Months After Raising $18 Million, BRS Labs Has a New, New CEO (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 01, 2015
"They have raised more money than any video analytics company ever, with well over $100 million total, including their most recent $18 million funding. Just 7 months ago, the founder stepped aside for a new CEO. Now, the new CEO is gone..."
The 4MP Shootout - Dahua vs Hikvision
Posted on Sep 30, 2015
"4MP cameras are an important emerging trend in video surveillance, aiming to replace 1080p. This is being driven by new sensors from OmniVision that deliver almost twice the pixel count of 1080p at the same 16:9 aspect ratio. These..."
This Unicorn Aims to Get Integrators Sales (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 29, 2015
"Getting new customers is one of the hardest challenges for integrators as our sales leads survey results show. Now, a billion dollar unicorn tech startup, Thumbtack, has just raised $125 million to help contractors, like security..."
Video Enhancement Startup (Lentix) Partners With Milestone (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 29, 2015
"There's a startup that claims to enhance video quality from HD IP streams, integrated directly into Milestone. In this note, we examine Lentix, based on feedback from the company, examining its functionality, pricing and potential..."
Axis Releases Their Own Video Analytics (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 28, 2015
"After years of promoting third party video analytic applications and improving their VMD (see IPVM test results of Axis VMD 3.0 vs Avigilon), Axis is now finally releasing their own video analytics called 'Guard Suite'. In this note, we..."
Avigilon New Embedded Access Controller (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 28, 2015
"Avigilon's big release for ASIS is the "Access Control Manager Embedded Controller" In doing so, Avigilon is cutting out the server, delivering an 'embedded' version of their ACM software on HID VertX controllers, making Avigilon access..."
33 New Products Directory - Fall 2015
Posted on Sep 28, 2015
" New products or major tech isssues that IPVM has reported on this summer / fall: Axis Releases Their Own Video Analytics Axis Non-IP Camera / DVR Kit Is Here BluB0X - The Most Ambitious Security Startup in Years The Hikvision..."
Axis YouTube Livestreaming Camera App Tested
Posted on Sep 25, 2015
"Broadcasting live video has historically been complex and costly, with manual setup and pricey monthly subscriptions required. Now, Camstreamer is aiming to change that, with an Axis Camera Application claiming cloud based connections..."
Brivo Mobile Pass Opens Any Door by Smartphone (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 25, 2015
"One of the major trends in access control are 'mobile' credentials. NFC and BLE have been fighting for the title but neither has really has taken off. Now, Brivo has announced a new way of doing this that sidesteps the hassle, and..."
NICE, Now Qognify, Releases Object Origin (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 24, 2015
"NICE physical security has a new name and a new offering. The former NICE PSBU is now officialy Qognify and they have announced Object Origin. In this note, based on a discussion with Qognify, we break down how Object Origin works,..."
BluB0X - The Most Ambitious Security Startup in Years (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 23, 2015
"This startup literally wants to do everything. They describe themselves as a "hosted security platform that delivers unprecedented unification of Access, Alarms, Visitor, Video and Biometrics." Their name is BluB0X (with a zero / 0 not..."
The Hikvision Hacking Scandal Returns (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 22, 2015
"With a vengeance. The last time, the industry mostly shook it off. This time, it is clearly much worse. In this note, we examine Hikvision's trojan horse app, the company's response, why this is a major concern and who stands to..."
Warning: ADI and Tri-Ed Video Products Major Security Risk
Posted on Sep 22, 2015
"Recently, ADI and Tri-Ed both started OEMing Hikvision products. Reference - IPVM test on ADI W Box, IPVM test of Tri-Ed Northern Video. Both ADI and Tri-Ed are using old firmware (respectively 5.2 and 5.1) that were involved in major..."
Schmode Assistant Now Runs Avigilon Marketing (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 21, 2015
"The excitement over Schmode's ouster from Avigilon insiders has quickly turned to concern. In the first notable act since Schmode's exit, Avigilon's CEO has tapped Schmode's executive assistant to run marketing. In this note, we look..."
Access Control Lock Guide (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 21, 2015
"In this guide, we examine door locks - critical elements of any security system. With thousands of options in the market, understanding the basics is helpful regardless if you are designing, installing, or responsible for any access..."
HD Analog vs IP Guide 2015 (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 21, 2015
"In the past, the only way to get megapixel / HD was to use IP. Now, a crop of alternatives are emerging including SDI, CVI, TVI, 960H, to name just a few. Here is a high level overview of how they compare: Inside, we break down each..."
IndigoVision Sales Fall 29% (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 18, 2015
"2015 is shaping up to be a tough year for video surveillance manufacturers. Early IP leader IndigoVision has been hit the hardest of any publicly trade surveillance manufacturer, reporting a 29% drop in sales for H1 2015. In this note,..."
Ralph Jensen Defends Lots of Gifts From Manufacturers (PRO Only)
Posted on Sep 18, 2015
"Some trade magazine editors quietly take gifts from manufacturers. Others flaunt it. Ralph Jensen is the self-proclaimed poster boy for the latter. This came up in IPVM chat as we were discussing how Milestone's CEO justified lying..."
Anixter/Tri-Ed Northern Video Tested
Posted on Sep 18, 2015
"ADI is an IP video manufacturer now (see IPVM's ADI W Box test results). And now, their top rival, Anixter's Tri-Ed arm has also entered the IP video manufacturering business, under the Northern Video brand name. But can Tri-Ed really..."
Access Control Course Fall 2015
Posted on Sep 17, 2015
"IPVM offers the most comprehensive access control course in the industry. Unlike manufacturer training that focuses only on a small part of the system, we look at the whole picture - design, operation, maintenance and how all parts of an..."

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