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All In One, No False Alarm, Intrusion System Startup (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 31, 2014
"It detects intruders through closed doors. It learns what is normal and what is not. It is both an intrusion and video system, for just $299 that sits on your bookshelf: Is this startup crazy or does it have the next big thing? In..."
Anixter Security Rebound and New Chief (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 31, 2014
"3 months ago, Anixter's security struggled significantly with revenue actually declining. Then, this summer, Anixter shook up the industry, acquiring Tri-ed for $420 million. Now, they are bouncing back, at least somewhat. In this..."
Russian Startup Aims to Conquer VSaaS (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 30, 2014
"VSaaS has been a bust so far. Startup after startup has quietly fallen by the wayside. Even Axis has not been able to solve it. Only one startup to date has truly succeeded, Dropcam, fueled by Silicon Valley marketing / millions. Now,..."
Camera Mounting Guide 2014 (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 30, 2014
"Choosing the right spot to mount a camera is about more than Field of View. While some discount this as a trivial detail for installers to worry about, it can have a huge impact on cost and long term maintenance. In this note, we examine..."
Allegion Releases Engage, Assa Aperio Competitor (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 29, 2014
"Wireless locks are one of the fastest growing segments of access control. The biggest player in this market today is Assa Abbloy with their Aperio platform. Now, one of Assa's top competitors, Allegion (the Ingersoll Rand Spin Off), is..."
Axis 4K Tested
Posted on Oct 29, 2014
"Two years ago, Axis declared the megapixel race over. Now, they are among the first to release a 4K (8.3MP) camera. However, the question is simply: do we really need more pixels? We bought an Axis P1428-E, to see what advantages and..."
H.265 IP Camera Chip Announced (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 28, 2014
"Surveillance professionals have been talking about, and wanting H.265 for approaching 2 years. To date, though, only one manufacturer offers an H.265 IP camera and it is proprietary / closed. Now, one of the biggest IP camera chip..."
Classroom Closer Lock Illegal (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 28, 2014
"Keeping classrooms locked against intruders is one the most urgent security priorities today. With terrible active shooting events in schools in the mind of many administrators, a teacher has developed 'The Sleeve', a bracket that slides..."
Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing Ground
Posted on Oct 27, 2014
"IPVM survey results of 100 integrators show what manufacturers are gaining and losing ground in 2014. Integrators answered 2 questions: "Added: This year, in 2014, what new product lines have you added? Why?" "Dropped: This year, in..."
More Secure Doors: Multipoint Locking (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 27, 2014
"Doors are notoriously weak at stopping entry. A closed and locked door might deter entry for a typical wandering person, but breaking in is still easy, essentially taking a prybar and a few seconds. In the firefighter training video..."
Startup: The Smartest House Light Ever? (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 24, 2014
"$100,000+, 2 days. A startup has a hot home security camera that doesn't look like one. In fact, it looks like a light fixture. Because, well, it does that too. However, this camera/light combo also sends alerts when prowlers are..."
Getting Started With Your IPVM Membership
Posted on Oct 24, 2014
"Here's how to get started and get the most out of your IPVM membership. Getting Started Video Presentation You can watch the 20 minute video immediately below or scan through the whole post for images and recommendations. 9,000+..."
The Coolest New Access Control Product In Years is from Tyco (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 22, 2014
"Cool. Access control. Tyco. 3 things that you or I may have never contemplated together. In this note, we examine Tyco's new access control reader, explain its advances, key benefits and limitations. Tyco Emerald works like a normal..."
Hikvision HDTVI Cameras Tested
Posted on Oct 22, 2014
"HD Analog is the most interesting new trend in the industry now, claiming HD quality over legacy coax, with simpler configuration and lower prices than IP. IPVM has tested two of the entrants already, Dahua HDCVI and..."
Big Money Coming Into Access (ACRE) (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 21, 2014
"A company with deep pockets is consolidating the access market, and has already showed they have the capital to pull off big buys. The recent announcement that Vanderbilt is buying parts of Siemens Security Products is just one more in..."
The Billion Dollar Chinese Manufacturer Who Bought March Just Bought Swann (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 21, 2014
"3 years ago, a Chinese / US surveillance manufacturer, Infinova, raised $300 million cash in a billion dollar plus IPO. Later that year, they bought March Networks. Now, Infinova is dipping into its war chest to buy one of the biggest..."
Testing Arecont Omni
Posted on Oct 20, 2014
"The Arecont SurroundVideo Omni is one of the most novel new camera offerings in the past few years. Like their 180 and 360 predecessors, the Omni supports 4 imagers / cameras inside. The major advance is that the imagers can now be..."
TWIC Access Credentials Under Fire (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 20, 2014
"One of the biggest credential formats in the US is barely hanging on. With over 3 million TWIC cards issued, it is one of the most common ID carried by federal employees and private contractors alike to enter sensitive security areas..."
Axis Admits Access Control Expectations Low (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 17, 2014
"Axis entrance into access control had been anticipated for years. Last year, Axis access control launch was the biggest news of the season. What is going on now? In this note, we examine Axis recent admission and what this means for..."
Wireless Access Control Panels (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 16, 2014
"One company claims they can connect access control panels wirelessly with ranges up to a mile, saving big bucks and thousands of feet of cable tying together door controllers with the main panel. In this note, we examine Prodata Key,..."
Axis In Denial, Q3 Financial Report Bad (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 16, 2014
"Axis Q3 2014 numbers are bad. But their outlook is still rosy. The company has struggled to maintain not only their historical growth rate, but the market average growth rate they claim. In this note, we examine their financial..."
The RoboGuard: New Product (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 15, 2014
"ASIS loves robots (apparently). First, the Vigilus patrol robot won an award in 2012, and now, Senstar's RoboGuard, an automated fence patrol system, has won in 2014. But the question remains: can these robots practically and cost..."
The Worst HD Quality Camera Ever (Samsung 1280H)
Posted on Oct 15, 2014
"Samsung, what are you doing? Their new 1280H offering significantly stretches video and is one of the most bizarre offerings we have ever seen. Earlier this year, Samsung trumpeted that 1280H would "allow HD quality video to be..."
IP Camera Passwords - Axis, Dahua, Samsung (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 15, 2014
"IP cameras are famous / infamous for weak default passwords that can lead to major problems. See our IP Cameras Default Passwords Directory for examples. However, in the last few years that is starting to change. In this note, we look..."
New 'Low Cost' Thermal Zoom Camera (PRO Only)
Posted on Oct 14, 2014
"Zoom thermal cameras have typically been feasible only to those with the largest budgets, requiring expensive cooled cameras with six figure price tags. Now, Sierra Olympic claims to bring this capability to the commercial market at..."

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