CES: Our Awards Are Not Endorsements

The CES show has added an Orwellian disclaimer that it does not 'endorse' the products it gives awards to, following IPVM criticizing CES for givin...

By John Honovich and Zach Segal - about 4 hours ago | 7 Comments

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By IPVM Team - about 13 hours ago | 40 Comments

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By IPVM Team - about 14 hours ago | 22 Comments

VA Replaces Genetec with Avigilon

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By John Honovich and Zach Segal - 5 days ago | 12 Comments

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