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Door Swing Tutorial (Member Only)

The direction doors open might seem minor, but it can greatly impact access lock selection. There are four basic ways a door can swing, and kn...

By Brian Rhodes - about 16 hours ago

Q-See Going Out of Business (Member Only)

Q-See is going out of business effective January 31st, 2021. The once mega-budget surveillance provider may cause significant problems in how it is...

By Isabella Cheng - about 17 hours ago | 6 Comments

The IFSEC "Global Influencers" Is A Joke

IFSEC, best known for its struggling UK trade show, is expanding its 'influencer' rankings. Ranking 'influence' is inherently dubious but IFSEC's r...

By John Honovich - about 19 hours ago | 22 Comments

Gallagher Access Control Profile (Member Only)

For decades, Gallagher has been one of New Zealand's most famous companies. Now, they are aggressively expanding into North America and, if they fu...

By Brian Rhodes - 1 day ago

Ava Cameras Tested (Member Only)

Ava has released their new direct-to-cloud IP cameras competing with Verkada in the growing cloud connected camera space. But how well do these new...

By Derek Ward - 1 day ago

Smart CODEC Usage Statistics 2021 (Member Only)

Smart codec usage has dropped moderately since 2019 despite nearly ubiquitous support for several years and, confusion around what constitutes a sm...

By Zach Segal - 2 days ago

Frame Rate Guide for Video Surveillance

Choosing the right frame rate for your application is important but understandind when you should use 10 or 15 or 20 or 30 or even 60 frames per se...

By IPVM Team - 2 days ago | 40 Comments

Camera Course January 2021

This is the only independent surveillance camera course, based on in-depth product and technology testing. Register now. Lots of manufacturer ...

By IPVM Team - 2 days ago | 22 Comments

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 - 5 days ago | 8 Comments

VA Replaces Genetec with Avigilon (Member Only)

IPVM found a filing from the US Department of Veterans Affairs that replaced Genetec with Avigilon. In this note, we examine the VA's approval...

By Sean Patton - 6 days ago | 14 Comments

Dahua Bids Direct in Brazil, Loses (Member Only)

Dahua has lost a controversial $20+ million USD deal for 1,000+ cameras in which it bid directly to the Brazilian state of EspĂ­rito Santo. Ins...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 6 days ago

Fever Detecting Doorbell Wins CES Award, Fools WSJ

Fever detection was a booming, comical, and dangerous market in 2020. While the market has now mostly busted, a new entrant has won a CES award for...

By John Honovich and Zach Segal - 6 days ago | 12 Comments

Mobile Badges From Openpath vs Physical Badges (Member Only)

A key weakness of mobile credentials is eliminating credential cards that served as physical badges identifying employees. Now, Openpath is introdu...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 days ago | 7 Comments

Hik-ProConnect Examined (Member Only)

Hikvision launched a new commercial-focused VSaaS, Hik-ProConnect, but what does it add to the existing Hik-Connect? In this note, we examine ...

By Sean Patton - 7 days ago | 2 Comments

Tyco Cloudvue VMS and Cameras Tested (Member Only)

Cloudvue is touting "Never Buy Another New Camera", offering hardware along with their cloud VMS for one annual subscription. We tested Cloudv...

By Sean Patton and Derek Ward - 7 days ago | 4 Comments

H.265 Usage Statistics 2021 (Member Only)

H.265 has been widely available in IP cameras for many years but new IPVM statistics show that a significant percentage of cameras still are not us...

By Zach Segal - 8 days ago | 2 Comments

Hikvision Motion Detection 2.0 Tested (Member Only)

Hikvision has released Motion Detection 2.0 claiming it "supports detection of real security threats faster", embedding their AcuSense technology i...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 8 days ago | 5 Comments

Verkada Access Reader Tested (AD31) (Member Only)

Verkada is expanding into access control. We tested Verkada's controller and system software a few months ago. Now, Verkada has its first reader mo...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 days ago

Hanwha's Brazil Business Examined (Member Only)

Hanwha has become a major competitor in the US but its Brazilian business faces much greater challenges. IPVM has been in Brazil the past few ...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 9 days ago | 2 Comments

Motorola Cuts Pelco USA Manufacturer Reps (Member Only)

Pelco, known for decades for its broad use of manufacturer rep firms, has ceased to do so, confirmed by Pelco's new owner Motorola to IPVM. In...

By John Honovich - 12 days ago | 28 Comments

Audio Usage In Video Surveillance Statistics 2021 (Member Only)

Audio usage in video surveillance remains rare but growing, new IPVM statistics show. 175+ integrators answered IPVM: "In the past year, what ...

By Zach Segal - 13 days ago | 12 Comments


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