Launching IPVM Live Labs - A Two-Day Immersion Into IPVM's Research & Testing, Postponed

Published Feb 09, 2023 15:16 PM
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IPVM is launching "Live Labs", a replacement to the IPVM Conference, that provides deeper and more personalized testing and guidance for your physical security decision-making.

For a limited time this Spring Fall, IPVM will open the doors of its research facility in Bethlehem, PA to host small groups of 5-10 for two days, providing a customized, behind-the-scenes experience.

IPVM Live Labs Spring 2023 is postponed. We will revisit hosting the event in Fall 2023, dates to be announced. For any questions or to apply, please email us at

Hear from IPVM's Research team why should attend:

This is a unique opportunity for industry professionals to ask their toughest questions and get hands-on training and experiences with hundreds of security products, all in one place.

What You’ll Get

  • Custom testing across multiple product categories (access control, analytics, VSasS, metal detectors, and sensors) & vertical-specific solutions (ex: retail PoS, casino poker table solutions, and more)
  • Feedback from our expert Research staff to answer your toughest security questions
  • Access to hundreds of cameras & other physical security technology products (e.g., we have 1,000+ unique models from over 100 manufacturers) for your to inspect and engage in, including competitors to head
  • Behind-the-scenes tour of IPVM’s research facility
  • 5 meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner on Day 1; breakfast & lunch on Day 2), snacks, and beverages included

Inside Look IPVM Research

IPVM Research is available for your own custom testing. IPVM's Research and Testing team will answer all your questions and let you see performance for yourself. Below are examples of IPVM's recent Research testing:

Who Should Attend IPVM Live Labs?

The best fit for attending IPVM Live Labs is those looking to make strategic decisions about physical security technology, such as end users wanting to select new platforms, integrators looking to decide on new partners, manufacturer technical leaders trying to develop better products than competitors, financiers aiming to make the right investment.

Bad fits for attending IPVM Live Labs are those looking for a sales or general networking event or those wanting basic / general training (see our courses for training).

Sample Event Agenda

The agenda will be customized after planning with each participant for their interests. Below is a sample agenda:

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Live Labs Spring 2023 POSTPONED

IPVM Live Labs Spring 2023 is postponed. We will revisit hosting the event in Fall 2023, dates to be announced. For any questions or to apply, please email us at

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  • Research Subscribers: $3,000 per person
  • Info+ Subscribers: $5,000 per person
  • Transportation / Lodging not included
  • Meals Included: Day 1 Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner & Day 2 Breakfast & Lunch

How to Apply

Email IPVM at or apply now here. Select one primary and one alternate date you’d like to attend. If you know what products and solutions you want IPVM to test for your visit, let us know – IPVM will work to customize your experience.

IPVM Live Labs vs. IPVM Conference

IPVM Live Labs will replace IPVM's Conference. Attendees told us the most valuable part of the Conference generally was the hands-on product portion where IPVM experts gave direct answers and advice on various systems we have tested side by side. The most difficult part for us was staging, transporting, and setting up equipment to an off-site location. Live Labs facilitates us doing even more custom testing on more equipment in more scenarios to make it even more valuable for attendees.

Lodging and Transportation Recommendations

IPVM's Research Facility is located in Bethlehem PA, a ~1.5-hour drive from NYC and Philadelphia as well as the Newark Liberty and Philadelphia International airports.

The Courtyard by Marriott Bethlehem Lehigh Valley/I-78 is located just five minutes from IPVM's Research Facility. Other hotels within 10 minutes include Hyatt Place Bethlehem and Historic Hotel Bethlehem.

Apply Now

Apply now if you have questions or want to reserve a spot.

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Comments (2)
Jason Neubauer
Feb 09, 2023
IPVMU Certified

Very cool idea! I hope this takes off for IPVM.

Boris Bronstein
Feb 09, 2023

Great idea!

Although the price is likely to be outside of my range, I can see how more testing-focused approach is better fit for IPVM.

I'd like to suggest "general networking event" during or (preferably) a day before ISC West. Something like John ran during one of the ASIS shows in Orlando years ago: more concise version of IPVM Conference - 1 day only - with a mix of technology, strategy, state-of-the-industry discussions and networking, of course.