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Axis Camera Companion (1.2) Improvements

Not even 6 months ago, Axis shook up the industry with a new offering that elimated VMS server software when using less than 16 Axis cameras. Now, Axis is back with a series of improvements to their Camera Companion offering. In this note, we will...

By Ethan Ace - about 8 years ago

Turning an IP Camera Into an Intercom

Several integrators have recently sent help requests looking for guidelines on using IP cameras as part of a single station intercom system. In this note, we examine one of those requests and provide our answer: Problem Statement Here is a reque...

By Brian Rhodes - about 8 years ago

IP Cameras as Door Intercoms

Are door intercom units really necessary? An often overlooked benefit of IP cameras are their flexibility to be used for more than surveillance. With the wide selection and flexibility of IP cameras available, understanding their limitations when ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 8 years ago

Intercom Systems Tutorial

While intercoms are an important component of security systems, little fundamental training exists to explain the options and their tradeoffs. In this note, we do so, examining: Analog vs IP Door vs Wall vs Desktop Stations Intercom Servers S...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

Aiphone Overview

Aiphone is one of the biggest names in the intercom industry, used often by integrators on projects of all sizes. However, due to the breadth of their line, not much clear guidance is available to users to help in choosing between their various li...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Critiquing Mobotix's Video / Access Integration Claims

Now more than ever, Mobotix is touting the benefits of integrating access control and video surveillance with their T24 IP door station. This is especially important as this line is a cornerstone of Mobotix's growth strategy and expansion. In an S...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Louroe Line Powered Microphone

Many IP video cameras contain microphones that do not provide enough fidelity to record more than muffled audio. When high-quality audio recording is required, external microphones must be installed. Unfortunately, these external microphones often...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

Door Intercom Tutorial

Door entry systems are an often overlooked subsystem of facility security. Typically, entry systems are installed on doors with little thought of integration to the overall security systems of a facility. However, proper integration can provide ga...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Louroe Audio Surveillance Review

When discussing audio for security applications, Louroe Electronics is normally the first name that comes up. In previous discussions [link no longer available] on our LinkedIn group, nearly every member commented support for Louroe. In this updat...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Cop Kills Pedestrian - Surveillance Video Reviewed

In this note, we review real-world surveillance video of a California sheriff en route to a reported stolen vehicle, prior to his fatal impact with two pedestrians as they crossed the street. Allegedly, the officer was traveling at a very high spe...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

IQinVision IQeye 3 Series Cameras Examined

IQinVision [link no longer available] has announced the addition of the IQeye 3 series cameras to their line. This new line replaces the IQeye 4 series, bringing new features and higher framerates. In this update, we'll look at how these cameras c...

By Ethan Ace - almost 9 years ago

Audio for Surveillance Systems Tutorial

One topic on which we regularly receive questions is the use of audio in surveillance systems, and what products and installation standards should be used.  In this update, we'll cover the basics of using audio with IP surveillance systems includi...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

New Surveillance Products Directory Fall 2011

This report provides a summary of key announcements and news being made related to or around the ASIS 2011 show.For each product or change, where applicable, we provide a link to the manufacturer's announcement on their site and then a link to our...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) Comparison 2010

This report provides the most comprehensive analysis available of the growing video surveillance as a service (VSaaS) market, examining the benefits, challenges and impact of these offerings including 22 leading providers. This is the second versi...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

Evoz Baby Monitor's Potential for Disruption

A Silicon Valley startup, Evoz, is receiving extensive tech press coverage for a new baby monitoring service that incorporates audio analytic technology. In this update, we examine the potential for Evoz to be disruptive to the home monitoring / s...

By John Honovich - about 9 years ago

New Surveillance Products Review June 2011

In this report, we provide in depth coverage of new surveillance product releases announced in May and June 2011. Below are the products we are reviewing including a link to each company's announcement: Axis Lightfinder / Q1602 Axis Low Cost Encod...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Axis New Encoders (M and P Series)

In June 2011, Axis announced a major expansion of their network encoder offerings. The release consists of a total of 5 models - (2) 4 channel units, (2) 16 channel units and (1) blade encoder. Compared to their current generation H.264 offerings,...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

New Surveillance Products Spring 2011 Final

In this report, we provide a single source listing new video surveillance products announced in Spring 2011 and in conjunction with ISC West.For each product, where applicable, we provide a link to the manufacturer's announcement on their site and...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Online Surveillance Market 2011

Online sales of video surveillance products is already a sizable market growing at a robust rate. We estimate the global market size is over $200 Million USD, growing at an annual rate of over 25%. In this first ever study of video surveillance ec...

By Marty Major - over 9 years ago

DHS $1.5 Billion Covert Surveillance RFP

In this note, we examine a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) RFP for covert audio/video surveillance equipment and services. The equipment is to be used by DHS and other Federal law enforcement agencies. This bid is interesting both for the po...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

IP Camera Statistics 2011

In this report, we analyze trends, features and pricing for IP cameras. We achieved this by using our Camera Finder to query 40 different criteria for approximately 550 IP camera models. We encourage you to use the Camera Finder so you can run you...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Sony Fixed IP Camera Guide

Like many camera manufacturers, in the last 2 years, Sony has rapidly expanded its IP camera lineup. For instance, in our Camera Finder, we are now tracking 45 Sony IP cameras. With so many models, it starts getting difficult to discern the key di...

By Antony Look - almost 10 years ago

Video Surveillance RFPs Reviewed - Vol 1

In this report, we review 4 recent real-world video surveillance Request for Proposals (RFPs). RFPs provide a good look into the needs, challenges and desires of actual security end users. In our first volume, we review: A Transit Center A Police ...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Police Department Surveillance RFP

In this update, we examine a US town's video surveillance system RFP for their police department headquarters. Rather than issuing a performance or product specification, this town has taken a much less common approach of letting each bidder desig...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

Audio Analytic Company Overview

In this note, we overview the products and positioning of Audio Analytic, a UK based startup developing sound analytics for use in security applications.Audio Analytic offers two versions [link no longer available] of their sound analytics: Full a...

By John Honovich - almost 10 years ago

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