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Testing Bioscrypt's V-Flex Fingerprint Reader (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 25, 2014
"With fingerprint readers available for as little as $100, why would you pay more? Consider MorphoTrust's Bioscrypt V-Flex 4G, a unit that regularly costs seven or eight times more than the $100 models. Is it worth the extra cost, and if..."
Pelco IP Camera Price Cuts (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 24, 2014
"Starting July 1, 2014, Pelco has made significant price cuts across their mid to high end IP camera lines. In this note, we examine the price cuts and how this impacts Pelco's competitive positioning against other large brands like..."
VSaaS Startup Pivots to Camera API Provider (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 24, 2014
"This is a fascinating case study of how a VSaaS startup recognized the flaws in that market and are using their experience to build a hosted API camera API service called Evercam. In this note, we examine what they learned providing..."
Testing Genetec Security Center
Posted on Jul 23, 2014
"This is IPVM's first in a series of all new, in-depth test reports on video management software. We start with Genetec's Security Center. Here's a 50 second video overview: Inside this report are 40 minutes of video screencasts break..."
Access Control Markups / Profits Revealed (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 23, 2014
"How much profits do integrators typically make on access control projects? Is access one of the last havens for fat paydays, or are profits being eroded by increased competition and low-cost equipment? Unique IPVM integrator survey..."
Startup: The Pepper-Spraying Camera (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 22, 2014
"Personal safety is a growing concern for many, but a complete solution means carrying several devices: a pepper spray can, siren, and then fumbling with a phone to call the police can all be very difficult when confronted by an..."
Top 5 Access Control Problems (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 21, 2014
"Here's what integrators say are their 5 top problems with electronic access control: High cost End-user knowledge Lowball Competition Complex Doors/Hardware Low System Turnover Inside, integrators explain in-depth about what..."
VMS Webinar Series - Milestone, Avigilon, NUUO, OnSSI, Network Optix (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 21, 2014
"Over the next month, each Monday at 11am EDT / 15:00 GMT, IPVM will be hosting a webinar on a different VMS (Milestone, Avigilon, NUUO, OnSSI, Network Optix), doing a live presentation and review of the software in action. Each webinar..."
Panasonic Series 6 IP Cameras Tested
Posted on Jul 21, 2014
"Can Panasonic make a comeback? One of the early entrants in IP cameras, Panasonic has been slipping, dues to faster and more aggressive competitors. Now, Panasonic has released a sixth generation plus added a 20%+ price cut. We tested..."
Milestone Sues Hawk (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 18, 2014
"Last year, an inventor / troll said they were going to sue end users for violating a patent they have on video surveillance technology. Now, they have fulfilled their promise with 28 lawsuits this year. However, Milestone Systems has..."
Surveillance Camera Imager Tutorial (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 17, 2014
"Imagers - CCD, CMOS, 1/2", 1/4", big pixels, small pixels, etc. In this tutorial, we explain the fundamental issues and drivers in surveillance camera imagers, including: Sensor vs Imager CCD vs CMOS Imager Manufacturers Camera..."
What If Axis Acquired Genetec? (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 16, 2014
"The shocking acquisition of Milestone by Canon and the rapid ascent of 'solution' provider Avigilon has increased questions about the viability of independent manufacturers. The two best known and largest of these independents left are,..."
Conduit for Surveillance Explained (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 16, 2014
"Cameras frequently need conduit to protect wires and cables connecting them to the headend / recorder. However, with so many types available, it is may be difficult to determine the right one to use in each application. There are..."
Favorite Access Control Software 2014
Posted on Jul 16, 2014
"What are the favorite access control software platforms? Is it the elder incumbents like Honeywell, Lenel and Software House? Or can newer providers like Brivo, Genetec or S2 make a dent? Just like we did with favorite IP cameras and..."
Testing Samsung vs Google/Dropcam
Posted on Jul 14, 2014
"Samsung is charging hard into IP cameras. Last year, they attacked the professional market with their WiseNet III launch. Now, they are going after the consumer / residential market with their "SmartCam" offering. Not only does Samsung..."
HD Video: IP vs Analog (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 11, 2014
"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..."
Favorite Access Control Credentials (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 11, 2014
"When it comes to the most popular way to unlock a door, which access credential type holds the favored spot among integrators? The 'contenders' include: Barcodes Biometrics Contactless 125kHZ Contactless..."
Summer 2014 IP Camera Course
Posted on Jul 10, 2014
"Registration is CLOSED. IPVM's industry leading IP camera course provides certification and enables you to master the key concepts, drivers and factors in selecting and deploying modern surveillance cameras, through unique live..."
Maglocks - Who Uses And Hates Them (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 10, 2014
"Many integrators hate maglocks. However, they are a common sight on many controlled openings. But how widely are they used? In our exclusive integrator access control survey series, we share usage statistics and, more importantly,..."
Axis Q2 2014 Growth Up But (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 09, 2014
"Axis' seesaw growth continues. After Axis missed and profits sank in Q1 2014, the second quarter's overall growth numbers improved. However, the geographical breakout shows this to be an anomaly and downward revised market growth rates..."
Testing the Smallest HD Cameras
Posted on Jul 09, 2014
"Miniature HD IP cameras are a growing trend. It started with cameras that had small 'heads' but large 'base' units. Increasingly, though, the bases are shrinking. Recently, we even found one without any base at all, just a small head,..."
OnSSI Mix and Match - Save Money on VMS? (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 09, 2014
"OnSSI is promoting what it calls 'Mix and Match' that they say will save money on VMS purchases. Generally, VMS software is offered on multiple tiers, like "Basic", "Medium", "Advanced", at increasingly higher prices. A user typically..."
New Hosted Access Provider: Feenics (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 08, 2014
"There is a new entrant in the hosted access market, Feenics. Not only are they aiming for the cloud, they are looking to expand into advanced monitoring. In this note, we examine their offering, Keep, and compare it to other hosted..."
PTZs Declining, Multiple Fixed MP Replacing (PRO Only)
Posted on Jul 07, 2014
"New IPVM statistics show the rate of PTZ declines, where they are still being heavily used and what the most common replacement for PTZs is. Overall, just 1 in every 10 cameras being deployed by integrators today are..."
IP Camera Statistics 2014
Posted on Jul 07, 2014
"All IPVM members can download our new IP Camera Statistics 2014 report.  Here's what's inside the 54 page guide: This is a companion report to Favorite IP Cameras 2014, Worst IP Cameras 2014 and Ranking 95 Manufacturer's..."

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