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Most Disrespected Big Integrators (PRO Only)
Posted on May 27, 2015
"We polled a mix of security end users and integrators on which big security integrator they disrespect the most, and did they ever share their opinions. We asked: "What big integrator do you most dislike / disrespect, and why?" Of..."
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Camera Course Summer 2015 Opened
Posted on May 27, 2015
"The next camera course, and the last one for 2015, starts July 14th. Until June 11th, save $50 (member registration link / non-member registration link). This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product..."
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School Video Surveillance Guide
Posted on May 26, 2015
"This 13-page in-depth guide explains the key uses, drivers, factors and players in K-12 school video surveillance systems. A global group of 80 integrators experienced in selling and implementing education surveillance systems..."
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Dahua Admits Failed Channel Strategy (PRO Only)
Posted on May 26, 2015
"One of the biggest challenges for expanding Chinese vendors is mastering sales, marketing and distribution to Western markets. Dahua has failed here. Instead of solving it, mega-manufacturer Dahua is whining and declaring punchless..."
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Competing Against Surveillance Self-Install / DIY (PRO Only)
Posted on May 26, 2015
"End users sometimes look at integrator proposals, see ~$100 per hour pricing and think "Hey, we can do that ourselves for a lot less." In this note, we examine 6 key issues that end users must consider when evaluating the total cost of..."
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Facewatch Fundraise for UK Anti-Crime Platform (PRO Only)
Posted on May 25, 2015
"A foolish dream or the future of crime fighting? A UK businessman has spent millions of his own money and now has raised nearly a million more from investors to fund a UK anti-crime platform that promises to drive down crime through..."
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ADI W Box Accelerates Race To the Bottom (PRO Only)
Posted on May 22, 2015
"ADI is aggressively ramping up promotion for its new white label brand "W Box Technologies", essentially delivering Alibaba pricing to local ADI branch shelves. Inside this note, we examine W Box, its emerging IP / MP / NVR offerings,..."
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DVTel's $9 Million Fund Raising and Future (PRO Only)
Posted on May 20, 2015
"DVTel's CEO tells IPVM that they have completed a 'turnaound' and that they are ready for more aggressive expansion and even acquisitions with their new $9 million in funding. Inside this note, we examine what three key improvements..."
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Low Tech Access Control: Restricted Keyways (PRO Only)
Posted on May 20, 2015
"Access control is sometimes as simple as good management of mechanical keys and locks. While the market is jammed packed with electronic systems that make management of users and their credentials easy, sometimes the most effective step..."
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Axis End-to-End Solutions are Here! (PRO Only)
Posted on May 20, 2015
"Sorry partners... The new Canon subsidiary and Milestone sibling has changed their go-to-market approach. In this note, we break down Axis' new focus on 'end-to-end solutions', how they are positioning it, its weaknesses and what this..."
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Warehouse Camera Selection Guide (PRO Only)
Posted on May 20, 2015
"Warehouses can contain many high-value items yet often do not have people inside them watching for issues. Expanding on our Camera Selection Guide, we tested a warehouse with different camera types, shown below: Inside, we show the..."
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Genetec Adds Free Cloud Cameras / Storage (PRO Only)
Posted on May 19, 2015
"How do you get surveillance users to buy in to the cloud? Perhaps you can give it away for free. That is the new offer that Genetec is adding for their many of their most loyal customers. In this note, we examine how this works, what..."
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Hikvision Hires Ex-Samsung / Panasonic Exec (PRO Only)
Posted on May 18, 2015
"Hikvision's expansion continues, with the mega Chinese manufacturer now hiring one of the most well known and well tenured American sales executives. In this note, we break down what Hikvision is looking to do here, how Frank De Fina..."
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Winners Losers Spring 2015
Posted on May 18, 2015
"The industry is in the midst of major changes. Consolidation, driven by commoditization and declining financials, is real. New products are moderately better than last year, but still not enough to stop the changes. This leaves most..."
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Amazon Launches Camera Installation Service (PRO Only)
Posted on May 18, 2015
"If Amazon selling cameras for cheap does not get your attention, maybe the fact they have added installation services will. Not only can end-users buy hardware themselves, but now they are able to get quotes from multiple installers at..."
Free Top IPVM Resources
Posted on May 16, 2015
"Here are 12 of the top IPVM resources, available for free. Members, if you want to share / introduce IPVM to a friend, this directory is a great start so they can see the outstanding information provided. And if you are new to IPVM,..."
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Anything But Arecont, Avigilon, Axis: A New Feature
Posted on May 15, 2015
"Many of you want to find the right cameras but have a short list of manufacturers you simply refuse to consider, either because of poor quality, restricted dealer availability, unable to make money on them, etc. Now, the IPVM Camera..."
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BRS Labs Raises $18 Million (PRO Only)
Posted on May 14, 2015
"Let the money flow. After a few years of relative quiet, BRS Labs is back fund raising in a big way, with ~$18 million coming in. We break down the raise and the impact in this note. BRS Labs has raised ~$18 million, split amongst 4..."
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Testing Dahua HDCVI Encoder With VMSes
Posted on May 14, 2015
"HD Analog cameras have incredibly low prices for true HD video. But HD analog recorders are pretty simplistic and underwhelming. Moreover, many want to use HD analog cameras with their established, higher end VMS software..."
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Ranking The Lowest Cost Outdoor Cameras 2015 (PRO Only)
Posted on May 14, 2015
"Outdoor cameras can be expensive. In our last study of this segment, the variation amongst manufacturers for their lowest cost outdoor cameras was nearly 10x. In this new analysis, we examine 13 manufacturer products (ACTi, Arecont,..."
The $100 MP Era is Here
Posted on May 13, 2015
"The video surveillance industry has entered a new era. This era is disrupting the biggest players in the industry and changing long-held industry dynamics. The Old Era - 2009 to 2013 Megapixel surveillance first broke through in..."
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Budget Drawing Markup Tool: AutoCAD 360 (PRO Only)
Posted on May 13, 2015
"When it comes to drawing software, even simple tasks like markups and redlines require software that can cost thousands. Many security professionals have a hard time finding a CAD solution they can afford, much less that does the job..."
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New: Axis Video Intercom (PRO Only)
Posted on May 12, 2015
"A suicide resistant camera, an IP horn and now a video intercom. Axis might be getting pushed out of the low end of the market, but they are building out high-end speciality niches. In this note, we examine the new Axis video intercom,..."
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Avigilon EVP Engineering Quits (PRO Only)
Posted on May 12, 2015
"One of the big criticisms last year was multiple executives leaving Avigilon. Now, Avigilon's EVP of Engineering quits out of nowhere. In this note, we look at how this impacts Avigilon, their engineering organization and their overall..."
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Megapixel Solar Wireless (Micropower) Examined (PRO Only)
Posted on May 12, 2015
"A fully wireless professional surveillance offering, no networking cables, no power lines. That has been the goal of Micropower for 5 years. However, low resolution and framerate have limited its appeal. Now, they have improved..."

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