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'Solution' Manufacturers Threaten Integrators (PRO Only)

The race to the bottom has driven manufacturers to become 'solution' providers, threatening integrators. Axis shift to 'solution' sales might be t...

By John Honovich - 2 days ago | 24 Comments

The Russian SMP Security Robot (PRO Only)

A Russian manufacturer, SMP, has a commercially available outdoor security robot, at a lower price and with much less marketing than their main com...

By Ari Erenthal - 3 days ago | 21 Comments

How Hikvision Beats Its OEMs (PRO Only)

Hikvision GM declared that they are not aggressive with their competitors. But some of their own OEM partners disagree. Inside, we reveal a key...

By IPVM Team - 3 days ago | 29 Comments

Dahua Discontinuing H.264 Only Products (PRO Only)

Dahua has taken a stand for H.265 and is discontinuing its H.264 only products. We examine the shakeup inside this report.

By Brian Karas - 3 days ago | 23 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 - 3 days ago

Hikvision vs Dahua Mobile Apps Tested (PRO Only)

With smartphone use and low-cost video recorders surging, many user's main interface to their surveillance system is their phone. With mobile video...

By Ethan Ace - 4 days ago | 12 Comments

Paxton Drops US Reps, Plans Major Expansion (PRO Only)

Paxton is gearing up to make a big run at  US access control success. The first step they have made is to cut all US Rep Firms, in anticipation of...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 days ago | 6 Comments

Sony IP Camera Backdoor Uncovered

A backdoor has been uncovered in ~80 Sony IP camera models, attackers can remotely enable telnet on the camera, and then potentially login as root,...

By Brian Karas - 5 days ago | 26 Comments

Power Drill Selection Guide (PRO Only)

Boring holes is a basic part of running cables for most security system projects. To do so, you will need to choose the right drills for various sc...

By Ari Erenthal - 5 days ago | 31 Comments

Milestone Favorability Results (PRO Only)

In our second installment of manufacturer favorability results (first was Pelco), we turn to Milestone. 100+ integrators rated and explained what ...

By Brian Karas - 5 days ago

Hikvision Cloud Security Vulnerability Uncovered (PRO Only)

A security researcher uncovered a critical vulnerability in Hikvision's global cloud servers. This vulnerability allowed an attacker to remotely ta...

By Brian Karas - 6 days ago | 30 Comments

Door Operators Access Control Tutorial (PRO Only)

Doors equipped with door operators, specialty devices that automate opening and closing, tend to be quite complex. The mechanisms needed to achi...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 days ago | 3 Comments

Pelco Favorability Results (PRO Only)

This is the first in a series of studies of manufacturer favorability. 100+ integrators rated and explained their views of each manufacturer. We s...

By Brian Karas - 9 days ago | 18 Comments

Hikvision CEO Declares 'We Do Not Cut Rates" (PRO Only)

Hikvision has led another press trip to China, and this time Hikvision's CEO is sharing insights into their competitive strategy, including Hikvisi...

By John Honovich - 9 days ago | 6 Comments

FLIR Acquires Drone Manufacturer For $134M (PRO Only)

FLIR has acquired Prox Dynamics, a Norwegian maker of small military-grade drones, for $134M.  FLIR president Andy Teich provided additional detai...

By Brian Karas - 10 days ago

Down to $50 IP Cameras From Honeywell (PRO Only)

$100 IP cameras are literally old news. And you do not need to buy from spam email vendors anymore to get $50 ones.

By John Honovich - 10 days ago | 82 Comments

Distributor Offers Local Job Site Delivery (PRO Only)

Local distribution branches are a big differentiator for many integrators, as they facilitate quickly picking up supplies locally without having to...

By Ari Erenthal - 11 days ago | 19 Comments

Dump Axis and Hikvision, Arecont Will Pay You (PRO Only)

Do you want to get rid of your Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Hanwha Samsung, Hikvision, Pelco or Sony cameras? Now, Arecont will pay you to dump them for...

By Brian Karas - 11 days ago | 27 Comments

CODEC Guide 2016 (PRO Only)

CODECs are core to surveillance, with names like H.264, H.265, and MJPEG commonly cited. How do they work? Why should you use them? What issues may...

By Ethan Ace - 11 days ago | 5 Comments

Selecting Wood Drill Bits For Installers (PRO Only)

Running cables through studs is common for roughing in residential and some older commercial installs. To do this, you will need to drill holes in ...

By Ari Erenthal - 12 days ago | 31 Comments


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