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Testing DMP XTLPlus / Virtual Keypad Vs Alarm.com & Honeywell

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DMP has a strong presence in commercial intrusion alarms, but not in residential. However, the company's XTLPLus wireless combo panel and Virtual Keypad system aims to address the gap, and is DMP's competition to smart home platforms like Honeywel...

By Brian Rhodes - 1 day ago

The Race To The Bottom Is Over

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The race to the bottom in video surveillance is over. After 3 years of aggressive price cuts and heavy sales and marketing expenditures, the Chinese manufacturer driven race to the bottom is done. Evidence IPVM sees this pattern across the bo...

By John Honovich - 16 days ago

Vulnerability Directory For Access Control Cards

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Knowing which access credentials are insecure can be unclear, especially because most look and feel the same. Even the most insecure 125 kHz types are still widely supported, and using 13.56 MHz smartcards is no sure guarantee the format has not b...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Hack Your Access Control With This $30 HID 125kHz Card Copier

You might have heard the stories or seen the YouTube videos of random people hacking electronic access control systems. The tools that claim to do this are available widely, including at eBay for just $30. We bought one of these cheap gadgets, s...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Dahua Backdoor Uncovered

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A major cyber security vulnerability across many Dahua products has been discovered by an independent researcher, reported on IPVM, verified by IPVM and confirmed by Dahua. Upgrade Immediately A 'number' of Dahua HDCVI and IP cameras and recor...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

20 Manufacturer Favorability Ranked

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20 security industry organizations' favorability was ranked based on direct feedback from over 100 integrators. In-depth comments revealed insights on which brands were well regarded for value or support, and which were viewed as out of date, over...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

'Dirty': Hikvision Attacks Genetec

Hikvision is angry at the growing public awareness that Hikvision is owned by the Chinese government. They took aim at Genetec, declaring: Genetec is playing dirty politics We’ve seen the Genetec leader perform a lot of ostentatious hand-wrin...

By John Honovich - 10 months ago

Hikvision Removed From US Embassy

Hikvision cameras have been removed from the US Embassy Afghanistan and a procurement for more Hikvision cameras has been cancelled, after IPVM's report US Embassy Requires Hikvision Cameras triggered widespread criticism. The Voice of America, a...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Genetec Expels Hikvision

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Genetec has removed support for Hikvision devices, deeming them 'untrustworthy', citing customer concerns about Chinese government ownership / control. While manufacturers infrequently remove support for competitive reasons, doing it for cyber se...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Axis Releases Access Credentials - Insecure But Convenient

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Axis continues to build out their own end-to-end 'solution'. The company recently announced a series of credential cards, but instead of a cutting-edge and high security type, they are promoting a format that is easily exploited with equipment bou...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Hikvision CEO Admits Hikvision China State-Owned Company

Hikvision's CEO admitted that Hikvision is a China state-owned company, during a 2015 visit to Hikvision from Xi Jinping, the General Secretary of the Communist Party of China. This was reported in the official website of the China Electronics Te...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

How To Become an 'Expert' In An Hour

If you want to be perceived as an expert in your market, speak at every event possible... the math is simple: when someone stands in front of an audience in an official capacity and speaks on a subject, they become an expert.  So says securit...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Axis Wins ~$20 Billion Retailer With End to End Solution

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Sorry, Axis partners, you are not needed here. Axis 3.0 is ramping up with the Avigilon approach. Based on internal Axis documents, IPVM explains how Axis has won H&M, a ~$20 billion annual revenue retailer, one of the 50 biggest in the worl...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Samsung Losing Its Name and Integrity

Samsung's video surveillance division told everyone that nothing was going to change. They were wrong, if not lying. They are losing the Samsung name and, in the process, their integrity. Samsung False Assurances

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Favorite VMS Manufacturers 2016

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With the Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2016 and Worst Camera Manufacturers 2016 identified, we now turn to the VMS manufacturers. 150 integrators from 20 countries answered the following open ended question: 4 manufacturer stood out. Since ...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2016

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The market has changed significantly since 2014, where our previous Favorite Camera Manufacturer report was led by traditional brands. Now, with the Chinese surge, will the favorite camera rankings be shaken? 150 integrators told us who their fav...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Axis vs Avigilon vs FLIR vs Hikvision vs Samsung Camera Pricing

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The 'race to the bottom' is a big issue, with average prices dropping sharply over the past few years. But who is racing the hardest? And how do manufacturers compare? To find out, we compared cameras from Avigilon, Axis, FLIR, Hikvision, and Sam...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

Worst Camera Manufacturers 2016

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Can Arecont do it again? In 2011, integrators overwhelmingly selected Arecont as the Worst IP Camera Manufacturer. And then in 2014, Arecont repeated. Now, in 2016, the market has changed significantly. Arecont has faded while the Chinese have s...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

H.265 IP Cameras Tested vs H.264

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For more than 2 years, anticipation has been building for H.265 IP cameras. Finally, H.265 cameras are starting to ship from multiple manufacturers in North America. The promise is ~50% bandwidth reduction which, if true, would be a huge saver fo...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

Hikvision and the China Communist Party

Just days after getting $3 billion financing from the Chinese government, Hikvision celebrated opening their own Communist Party company committee. While undoubtedly a great honor and powerful move inside of China, the impact of this to the rest o...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Hikvision And The Chinese Government

Here are the facts about Hikvision's China government ownership. #1 Fact - Hikvision CEO Admits China Government Ownership In the China government's official website, Hikvsision's CEO admitted this (in English), saying: “President XI’s visi...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

#1 Threat 2015 - China

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Over 125 manufacturers shared with IPVM their outlook for 2015. We asked them: "Positive / Negative: Is your outlook for the 2015 video surveillance industry overall positive or negative? Why?" First thing, we stripped away the silly self-promo...

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

This Is Why You Cannot Trust Tri-Ed

Tri-Ed, now Anixter's security division, proves that they care far more about passing off manufacturer hype than supporting their customers. Tri-Ed Promotion Here's Tri-Ed promoting one of the worst gimmicks in the industry: "The Intensifier .....

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

Manufacturer Sales Pitches Revealed

IPVM sent a 'secret shopper' to ISC East 2014 to talk to manufacturer sales reps at their booths. We wanted to understand and contrast how they pitched to a prototypical end user. Would they follow the stock company line? Would they go off scri...

By John Honovich - about 3 years ago

Camera Calculator Version 1 Released

The new IPVM Camera Calculator is a game changer that enables you to truly see and understand what image quality and coverage you will get from various combinations of lenses and resolutions. [UPDATE April 2015: Version 2 of the Camera Calculator...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

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