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Vivotek Favorability Results (PRO Only)

Financially, Vivotek is doing relatively well. The company did ~$130 million in 2015 revenue and 2016 revenue (through Q3 reported) was up more tha...

By Brian Karas - 2 days ago | 12 Comments

PR Firm Pleads Don't Scrap PR Spending (PRO Only)

PR is not dying, warns pleads PR firm. Take 40+ year old industry PR firm LRG, who recently lamented the 'misconceptions' that: Traditional PR ...

By John Honovich - 2 days ago

Getting Started With Your IPVM Membership

Here's how to get started and get the most out of your IPVM membership. Books for Members All members can download the 3 member-only books below ...

By IPVM Team - 3 days ago | 2 Comments

Jim Cramer Sucks Up To Knightscope (PRO Only)

Credit must be given to Knightscope. They are raising money right now and despite their $80 million pre-money valuation against a lowly sub $1 mil...

By John Honovich - 3 days ago | 11 Comments

Dahua UnFavorability Results (PRO Only)

Dahua, the mega-Chinese surveillance manufacturer not primarily owned by the Chinese government has been trying to break out of the shadow of Hikvi...

By Brian Karas - 3 days ago | 14 Comments

Geovision Launches Direct Cloud Offering (PRO Only)

Add cloud, subtract integrator. Geovision has launched myGVcloud, an offering that allows consumers to buy cameras and cloud services directly fro...

By IPVM Team - 4 days ago

Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon (PRO Only)

Anixter regularly says they do not sell direct to end users or that they do not do it anymore. However, over the past year, Anixter has sold Bosch ...

By Brian Karas - 4 days ago | 51 Comments

Smart Power Tools For Security Installs (PRO Only)

Installing a smart camera? Perhaps you should use a 'smart' drill. The intelligent appliance / IoT trend has hit power tools. In this note, we ...

By Ari Erenthal - 4 days ago | 8 Comments

Canon 250MP Prototype Targeted At Surveillance (PRO Only)

At one point Axis declared the megapixel race was over, but now parent company Canon is showing an imager that would be a rocket ship in a megapixe...

By Brian Karas - 5 days ago | 28 Comments

Cut in Half, Everfocus Shifts Strategies (PRO Only)

The race to the bottom impact continues. Now, Everfocus, who used to be one of the larger budget providers, is shifting strategies after years of ...

By Brian Karas - 5 days ago | 3 Comments

Top ISC West 2017 Booth Moves (PRO Only)

There are significant moves among many major manufacturers on the ISC West show floor, and very few prime spaces left unoccupied. In this report we...

By Brian Karas - 6 days ago | 2 Comments

Genetec Favorability Results (PRO Only)

In the race to the bottom and flight to 'solutions', Genetec has taken a contrary path. The company remains independent, focusing up market, withou...

By John Honovich - 6 days ago | 16 Comments

Free VMS Software Directory

Many Video Management Software (VMS) providers offer free versions, either open source, for a limited number of cameras or for a limited amount of ...

By Brian Karas - 9 days ago | 51 Comments

Milestone Essential Subscription Removed (PRO Only)

Subscriptions may be the future for Milestone and VMSes but not right now. Responding to negative feedback, Milestone has removed subscriptions fo...

By Brian Karas - 10 days ago | 9 Comments

Alarm Reporting Formats Overview (PRO Only)

Alarm reporting formats are methods for communicating complicated information quickly, using plain old telephone service. It is still the main meth...

By Ari Erenthal - 10 days ago | 5 Comments

Amazon Sales of Hikvision China Cameras (PRO Only)

Hikvision has become widely available in the US, including on popular retail outlets like Amazon, with over 2,600 results: 4MP Hikvision outdoor...

By Brian Karas - 10 days ago | 38 Comments

IP Networking Course January 2017

This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes live training, personal help and cer...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 days ago

ONVIF Favorability Results (PRO Only)

ONVIF has been one of the most debated aspects of the video surveillance industry. On the one hand, its aim to increase interoperability has been w...

By Brian Karas - 11 days ago | 6 Comments

Honeywell Ademco Vista Intrusion System Tested (PRO Only)

One of the biggest brands in security holds one of the most common intrusion lines. We bought and tested a Honeywell Vista 15P intrusion panel comm...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 days ago | 5 Comments

ADI Battles Manufacturer Partners (PRO Only)

ADI is battling their manufacturer partners, building up their own competitive house brand W-Box, while manufacturers still fund ADI's business thr...

By John Honovich - 11 days ago | 9 Comments

10 Key Comparison Metrics For Intrusion Panels

In this note, IPVM reviews fundamental features and attributes for evaluating and comparing intrusion alarm panels.  These criteria are: Number ...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 days ago | 11 Comments

Exacq 3 Co-Founders Exit (PRO Only)

Exacq co-founders David Underwood and Daniel Rittman have exited the company. UPDATE: And a 3rd co-founder is now also leaving. In this note, w...

By John Honovich - 12 days ago | 15 Comments


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