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Improved Edward Snowden Haven App Test Results

Haven developers have substantially improved the application, just over a week after IPVM's original test report, with Haven now fixing motion detection and crashing issues. Global coverage followed the December 2017 announcement that Edward Sn...

By Rob Kilpatrick - over 2 years ago

Hikvision Door Station Tested

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Hikvision has entered the video intercom market, aiming to bring the race to the bottom to a whole new audience. To see how it stacks up, we bought and tested their vandal resistant door station, the DS-KB8112-IM, to see how it compared to the Ax...

By Ethan Ace - almost 3 years ago

Amazon Cloud Cam Is Poor (Tested)

Retail behemoth Amazon has entered the surveillance market with the Amazon Cloud Cam, the eyes of its just-announced Amazon Key delivery service.  But how does the camera stack up against incumbent cloud cameras like Nest, Ezviz, Arlo, and others...

By Rob Kilpatrick - almost 3 years ago

Geovision Doorstation Tested (CS1320)

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Geovision has released the GV-CS1320 door station, priced at a fraction of others, with additional bells and whistles like a built in card reader, face detection, and capacitive touch button, and more. We bought and tested the CS1320 against the ...

By John Scanlan - about 3 years ago

DoorBird D101 Tested Vs Ring and Axis

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Video doorbells are a big growth market, with Ring, in particular gaining a lot of attention on the consumer side and Axis making a push on the commercial side. See IPVM's Ring Pro Test and IPVM's Axis Door Station Test. DoorBird is emerging as a...

By IPVM Team - about 3 years ago

IP Camera Specification / RFP Guide 2017

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RFPs are hard. Do them 'right' and it takes a lot of knowledge and time. Do them 'wrong' and you can be (a) unwittingly locked into a specific vendor or (b) be forced to accept inferior quality products. This guide helps IP camera purchasers ...

By IPVM Team - about 3 years ago

Axis Door Station Tested (A8105-E)

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Axis continues their push into niche markets, especially audio, with network speakers, an IP horn, and video door stations. We bought and tested Axis' compact door station, the A8105-E, checking: Audio quality Echo cancellation Noise reducti...

By IPVM Team - about 3 years ago

Nest Cam IQ Tested

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Nest has released their latest entry in their camera line, the Nest Cam IQ, touting 4K "Supersight", facial recognition, "HD audio", invisible IR, and more bells and whistles not found in the original Nest. We bought and tested this new model to ...

By IPVM Team - about 3 years ago

ShotSpotter IPOs, Facing Low Revenue and Losses

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A rare event for North American security manufacturers has happened. ShotSpotter has IPOed on the NASDAQ, raising $30.8 million. US IPOs, overall, have become much tougher since the dot com boom, with revenue and growth demands typically quite h...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

Gas Station Surveillance Best Practices

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Gas stations are a frequent crime target. They tend to be open late at night, do a large volume of their business in cash, and have few employees, making them a convenient target. In this guide, we examine some best practices for gas station surve...

By Ari Erenthal - over 3 years ago

Security Yard Signs and Stickers Guide

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Many security integrators use signs or stickers with their company name and logo. Posting these in front the homes of residential customers encourages neighbors to purchase their own systems and, hopefully, discourages potential burglars. In this ...

By Ari Erenthal - over 3 years ago

Axis Network Horn Tested (C3003-E)

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We bought and tested the Axis network horn C3003-E, examining setup and calibration, event audio, VMS integration, and sound pressure levels (tested with a dB meter, shown below) at ranges up to 100'.   

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Hanwha Low Cost WiseNet X Camera (XND-6010) Tested

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IPVM bought and tested the lowest-cost WiseNet X model, the indoor 2MP fixed focal XND-6010 dome, continuing our testing of Hanwha's new WiseNet X line. We shot out the 6010 against competitive low-cost fixed focal models from Axis and Hikvision ...

By John Scanlan - over 3 years ago

2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested)

2Gig is one of the most widely used intrusion systems, with two product lines that are the main offering of many alarm companies, huge national installers and small mom & pop shops alike. In this dual-test, IPVM bought both variants of this a...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

SimpliSafe Camera Tested

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SimpliSafe is one of the most controversial companies in the industry, as they have become the symbol of the DIY threat to traditional alarm providers. Indeed, Simplisafe is doing very well financially. Expanding from their foundation in alarm sy...

By John Scanlan - over 3 years ago

V5 Rapid Deployment Cameras Profile

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Easy to deploy "wire free" cameras have been a goal of the security industry for some time. Manufacturers, such as Micropower, have tried, and ultimately failed, to deliver on this concept for several years. Now, startup V5 has raised $7M+ in fun...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

Goodbye Samsung, Hello Wisenet X

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Samsung is gone but Hanwha is back. Their latest generation Wisenet X [link no longer available], touts a slew of new high end features including H.265, WiseStream II, gyroscopic stabilization, audio analytics, and more. See their marketing video...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

DeskCamera ONVIF Screen Capture

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Recording PC screens have historically been an expensive proposition, requiring dedicated hardware or specialized, proprietary software. However, some developers are attempting to change this, with applications which stream PC desktops via ONVIF. ...

By John Scanlan - over 3 years ago

Hikvision vs Dahua Mobile Apps Tested

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With smartphone use and low-cost video recorders surging, many user's main interface to their surveillance system is their phone. With mobile video apps becoming commonplace, the questions are: How good are they really? Can they really replace a f...

By Ethan Ace - almost 4 years ago

'Legal Protection' From Eagle Eye Contract Vault Examined

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"I was promised the high-end model for the entry level price." "Nobody said there would be a monthly service fee when I signed up." Accurately capturing all of the dialog surrounding a contract, and promises made by a sales person for specia...

By Brian Karas - almost 4 years ago

Axis Launches IP Speakers

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First, Axis introduced an IP horn, then it was video intercoms, and now it is Networked Speakers? While IP-based Public Address systems are not new, Axis is one of the only security manufacturers to enter that market. In this report, we review...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Intrusion Sensor Selection guide

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When designing intrusion systems, a number of sensor types can be selected, including: Magnetic Acceleromteter Glass Break PE/PIR/Laser Motion Inductive Loop Pressure Pad While magnetic contacts may be most common, there are most likely...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

SkyBell HD Tested

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The video doorbell is flooded with options, but sales have been strong for SkyBell, holding the #2 spot on Amazon against mega-funded Ring. Not only that, but it claims HD color video at night, more integration options, and even costs less.   But...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Ring Pro Tested

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This year, Ring received $61.2 million more of VC funding. For a video doorbell. The video doorbell market is evidently hot but how good are Ring's doorbells? We bought the new Ring Pro, installed and tested it against its predecessor. We ev...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

More Revolutionary Than Avigilon, Claims Startup Auglle

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Startup Auglle is bringing an "all in one" camera to market that they claim is bigger and better than Avigilon's H4ES. We spoke with the President of Auglle and their head of engineering to get a better understand what they are working on. This ...

By Brian Karas - over 4 years ago

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