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German Anti-Surveillance Campaign Coming to US (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 15, 2014
"The German Pirate Party recently created an anti surveillance campaign that focuses on the security (or lack of) that cameras provide people. The PP is now working on English version of the flyers to reach more of Europe and possibly..."
The $12 Billion Video Surveillance Manufacturer (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 15, 2014
"What video surveillance manufacturer is worth a staggering $12 billion USD? How about Avigilon? Avigilon is growing very fast and, impressively, has broken a billion dollar valuation, but is still worth only 1/10th of this..."
7 Quizzes - Test Your Co-Workers
Posted on Apr 14, 2014
"A major new offering, now IPVM members can take a series of 7 quizzes, plus they can assign them to their co-workers who are also IPVM members. Make sure you truly are on top of surveillance and security technology. Check how much..."
Requiring Video Surveillance At Gas Stations (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 14, 2014
"A crowd mobbed and beat a man into a coma after the man accidently ran over a 10 year old boy near a gas station in Detroit. Because of poor image quality and coverage, the police could not identify most of the suspects involved. Now,..."
Access Control New Products Spring 2014 (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 14, 2014
"With surveillance dissapointing, access control dominanted the top awards at ISC West. Of course, a bulletproof bookshelf might be fatally flawed and a cloud based visitor / vendor management system is incredibly niche, a number of other..."
Mapping IPVM Members from 100+ Countries
Posted on Apr 11, 2014
"This map shows the locations of IPVM PRO members throughout the world. The map is based on member logins to the IPVM site. Global Impact One of the great things about the Internet is how it enables global impact. Of course, in our..."
Last Chance - Access Control Course
Posted on Apr 11, 2014
"This is the last chance to sign up for the Spring 2014 access control course and get certified. Our next IPVM access control course will meet live online, starting on April 15th for 12 times over 6 weeks (Tuesday and Thursday from..."
Company Settles Charges Of Using CCTV To Look at Women's Breasts (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 11, 2014
"A company was ordered to pay a female employee $11,000 after an investigation found that the owner regularly used the surveillance system to stream footage of the employee's breasts to his computer. What’s shocking is not the..."
Super Low Lux Minidome Tested
Posted on Apr 10, 2014
"'Super' low light cameras have become increasingly common in box and full size cameras. However, no one we know has offered them in a minidome, the most common form factor for many users, valued for their small size, aesthetics and..."
Best in Show 2014: SV3 Examined (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 10, 2014
"ISC West 2014's top new product prize went to relative unknown Building Intelligence's SV3 Entry Management platform. A software offering, SV3 lacks the straightforward appeal of a video camera, door lock, or (apparently) a bullet proof..."
American Camera OEM / Online Retailer Interviewed (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 10, 2014
"A little-known company produced a marketing video comparing its cameras to Chinese giants Dahua and Hikvision, becoming a topic of conversation. Here is the video: So who is Empire Security, and where did they come from? We interview..."
Make Your Own Cameras in Your Garage (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 09, 2014
"Yes, I am looking at you, trunkslammer, the next great American manufacturer. One of the more peculiar exhibits at ISC West 2014 was this company: They claim to empower you to become your own camera manufacturer, making 20,000..."
Home Security Deal: iControl Acquires Piper (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 09, 2014
"Almost every month, a new security / surveillance company launches a crowdsourcing campaign. In 2013, one notable startup was Black Sumac's Piper, that raised $300,000 on IndieGoGo for an all-in-one HD fisheye camera, alarm siren,..."
Biggest Misconception Security Managers Have About CCTV (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 09, 2014
"Cameras for surveillance are a waste most of the time, according to security consultant John Strauchs. For this post, we interviewed him on misconceptions of CCTV and dealing with security managers. The Biggest Misconception Security..."
ONVIF Affirms No Policing, Abuse Away! (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 08, 2014
"Surely you have gotten emails or seen brochures from crappy companies who claim to be ONVIF conformant, even though they are not found on the ONVIF official list. Or worse, two 'officially' conformant products have failed to work..."
Visitor Management Systems Examined (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 08, 2014
""Who are you, and why are you here?" Facilities that implement Visitor Management Systems hope they never need to ask that question to anyone, ever. While access control goes to great lengths to make sure only approved personnel are able..."
Using Cameras To Control Virus Outbreaks (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 08, 2014
"More than 600 people got sick on a massive cruise ship outbreak in January 2014. While that might have been a record, it is a serious ongoing problem. Every year about a dozen cruise ships have outbreaks. Though it might not get as much..."
Study Shows Reduced Vandalism With Signage (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 07, 2014
"A study shows that camera marked with polite signange can reduce vandalism and theft. In this note, we review the details of the study. The study on equipment protection by the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology found that cameras..."
Worst and Best - ISC West 2014 (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 07, 2014
"Full coverage of ISC West exhibits and 52 new products. Video Coverage of The Show For the first time, IPVM has added in-depth video coverage of the show. As an example, below is a clip covering the 'Global Expo' section: Inside, we..."
The Ethics of Hospital Surveillance Cameras (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 04, 2014
"We recently examined a case where a hospital came under fire for placing a hidden camera in a patient’s room. We talked to NYU’s Division of Medical Ethics Director Arthur Caplan on the ethics of using cameras in hospital..."
20 Manufacturer ISC West 2014 Booth Videos (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 04, 2014
"Inside, we have 20 videos covering 20 ISC West manufacturer booths plus a 13 minute tour of the back of the show floor. But first, here's one of the most popular diversions at the show - the SDC Beer Challenge in action: Yes, program..."
Product / Tech Roundup ISC West 2014 (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 04, 2014
"This note focuses on products only, no marketing or gimmicks and is a recap of information gathered from booth visits to: Arecont Bosch Genetec Hikvision OnSSI ONVIF Panasonic Schneider Electric This information will..."
Why Was Dropcam at ISC West 2014? (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 03, 2014
"Dropcam has become the hottest startup in surveillance by going completely against the traditional channel model, selling direct off their website, on Amazon, Apples stores and now Target. Because of that, it was quite a shock to see..."
Student Dies, Surveillance Ignored Until Too Late (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 03, 2014
"The body of an autistic student washed up on a river near Queens, NY after the boy escaped his school. Surveillance cameras were used to show how he escaped but security holes allowed him to get out. In this note, we look at the role..."
New VMS 'Orchid' Released (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 03, 2014
"New VMSes are fairly rare. However, one VMS provider, IP Configure, is releasing a brand new VMS, called "Orchid". The company is touting it as 'built to run anywhere'. In this note, we contrast it to Milestone's Arcus and IP..."

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