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H.265 Cameras at ISC West (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 17, 2015
"People have been waiting for H.265 for nearly 2 years now. At ISC West 2015, a lot of manufacturers showed H.265. In this note, we answer: who showed it, what they showed, what they are using, what VMSes are supporting it, and when..."
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Avigilon First Varifocal Multi-Imager Cameras (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 15, 2015
"2015 is the year of multi-imager cameras, with Axis unveiling a 33MP model, Pelco announcing DragonFly and DW coming out with a 48MP model. However, all of them are fixed focal only. Now, Avigilon is introducing multi-imager cameras..."
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Axis Announces 33MP Multi-Imager Camera (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 15, 2015
"The megapixel race is over! But now Axis has a higher resolution camera than Avigilon. Long live the megapixel race. In this note, we examine the features, pricing and competitive positioning of the new Axis 33MP multi-imager..."
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No Milestone, Please Not Coupons (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 14, 2015
"Sigh. After Milestone boasted of adding more storage to their boxes, it could not get any sadder. Yet it has. Milestone sent out a "Special Bulletin" for ISC West, trumpeting: "Don’t miss your chance at receiving an in-show..."
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48MP Panoramic Camera (DW) (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 14, 2015
"Resolution and options are going up. DW is announcing a 48MP 180° panoramic camera. In this note, we examine the features, pricing and positioning of this camera compared to other offerings, most notably Arecont. 48MP..."
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OnSSI Ocularis 5 - The Milestone Migration Begins (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 14, 2015
"Just one week after OnSSI acquired rival VMS developer Seetec, OnSSI has announced the newest version of their Ocularis platform. In this note, based on speaking with OnSSI, we examine the key changes in product offering, price,..."
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ISC West 2015 Show Day 2 Report (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 14, 2015
"The IPVM team has been on the show floor going through what is new and what manufacturers are pitching. Plus, we have been taking video throughout the show floor. Here is a look at the show entrance: Inside, we have a whole show..."
Testing Axis Zipstream
Posted on Apr 13, 2015
"Has Axis found its breakthrough differentiator? Can they demand a premium for this? Axis claims Zipstream can "lower bandwidth and storage requirements by an average 50% or more." We upgraded the firmware on the Axis Q1615 we first..."
New Products Spring 2015
Posted on Apr 12, 2015
"After very poor new releases in 2014 (see Spring 2014 and Fall 2014 directories), 2015 is already much better. Here are new products being announced in 2015: Avigilon First to Demo 7K Cameras Axis Zipstream Claims Average 50%..."
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Samsung WiseNet Lite Challenges Hikvision Low Cost (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 10, 2015
"It has been the 'Chinese' pushing down IP cameras at a feverish pace. Now, Samsung is joining. In this note, we review the features and pricing of Samsung's new Wisenet Lite series versus Samsung's WiseNet III offerings as well as Axis..."
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Genetec Cloud LPR Examined (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 10, 2015
"The cloud is yet to be a significant factor in video surveillance. Now, Genetec is trying a different approach, trying to simplify LPR using the cloud. In this note, we examine the features, limitations, pricing and competitive..."
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Axis Camera Companion Version 3 Released (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 09, 2015
"The most talked about new release in 2012 was Axis Camera Companion, aiming to eliminate traditional recorders and expand Axis into the low end of the market. Unfortunately, significant reliability problems, handicapped remote access..."
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Sony Launches 4K With 20MP Mode (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 09, 2015
"After a year of talking about 4K, Sony is now announcing its first 4K surveillance camera. In this note, we break down the 3 most interesting features and contrast how it will match up with 4K offerings from Axis, Bosch and other..."
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FLIR FX Tested
Posted on Apr 08, 2015
"FLIR is going after the home / consumer surveillance market with their FLIR FX. A few of the notable competitive features offered: Video analytics for search (RapidRecap) Built-in Battery Built-In Storage Outdoor..."
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OnSSI Acquires VMS Company Seetec (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 08, 2015
"The dominoes continue to fall. One of the biggest VMS providers in North America, OnSSI, has bought one of the biggest VMS providers in Europe, Seetec. In this note, we break down the strengths and weaknesses of this combination, and..."
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Avigilon Loads Up With $200 Million More (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 08, 2015
"Evidently they are not done yet. In the past 18 months, Avigilon raised $169 million, then bought nearly $100 million in patents, VideoIQ for $32 million, and a building for $42 million. Now, Avigilon has secured another $200 million..."
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Hikvision Launching Smart H.264 and H.265 (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 08, 2015
"The CODEC wars are heating up. Axis made waves just weeks ago with their H.264 Zipstream, claiming 50% average bandwidth reduction. And H.265 has been eagerly anticipated for approaching 2 years. In this note, we examine Hikvision's..."
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Pelco Dragonfly Multi-Imager Cameras (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 07, 2015
"2015 looks to be the year multi-imager goes mainstream. Pelco is one of a number of major brands launching multi-imager cameras. In this note, we examine the features, pricing and positioning of Pelco's Dragonfly series. Dragonfly..."
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Avigilon First to Demo 7K Cameras (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 06, 2015
"While many manufacturers are announcing and showing 4K cameras, Avigilon has declared it will be the first to demo 7K cameras. In this note, we look at the positioning of 7K vs 4K and Avigilon's existing 29MP cameras. In 2011,..."
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IP Network Setup Guide for Surveillance
Posted on Apr 06, 2015
"In this guide, we teach the fundamentals of setting up an IP video surveillance network, taking factory default cameras through to a fully configured and ready to run network. We explain these topics: Discovering IP cameras on your..."
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Top Sales Time Wasters (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 02, 2015
"What are the biggest time wasters holding you back from selling more? 100+ security sales professionals told us. As expected, some said 'paperwork' but there was a much bigger, more common time waster than trumped that. Indecisive /..."
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Testing Messoa 3MP LPC Camera
Posted on Apr 02, 2015
"License plate recognition has historically required specialized cameras with limited general surveillance use. Messoa is aiming to change that with the LPR606, a higher resolution 3MP claiming scene overview and capture in the same..."
Security Integrator Finder Released
Posted on Apr 01, 2015
"The new Security Integrator Finder's goal is to list every integrator in the world, overlaid on Google Maps. Here's how you benefit: Integrators can more easily be found by end users and manufacturers. Manufacturers and distributors..."
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Honeywell Launches HD-CVI (PRO Only)
Posted on Apr 01, 2015
"Honeywell becomes the biggest western surveillance manufacturer to release HD analog, with their new 'HQA' technology. In this note, we examine its features, pricing and positioning relative to Hikvision, Dahua and IP offerings from..."
Milestone LPR Tested
Posted on Mar 31, 2015
"How well does Milestone's LPR work? Milestone's LPR supports off the shelf IP cameras, integrating license plate recognition with the Milestone Smart Client for live video, playback, and alarms. We tested Milestone's LPR with three..."

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