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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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 11 months 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 - 11 months 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 - 12 months 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 - 12 months 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 - 12 months 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year ago

Hikvision And The Chinese Government

Recently, a series of gushing, congratulatory articles about Hikvision, from numerous trade magazines, have appeared. There is a simple answer - Hikvision paid for it, as the smiling 'editors' shown in their group photo attest: One of the edit...

By John Honovich - about 1 year 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 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 2 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 2 years ago

7 Key Surveillance Trends for 2014

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Here are the 7 key trends we see for the video surveillance market emerging in 2014: Low cost camera manufacturer competitive shift FLIR and Samsung aggressive expansion 4K camera problems emerging H.265 availability limited Axis access c...

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

Ranking 95 Surveillance Manufacturers Interest

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IPVM has ranked interest levels in 95 surveillance manufacturers from most to least. These are the companies covered: Over 400 IPVM members selected which of these companies they were interested in following, using our unique news monitoring se...

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

Shootout: Megapixel vs Analog Cameras

How much does resolution really make a difference? For those purchasing budget or entry level systems, what, if any gain, does one get for higher resolution? In this test report, we did head to head testing of: 450TVL 600TVL 700TVL 960H 72...

By Ethan Ace - almost 3 years ago

NFC vs BLE For the Future of Access Control

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Nothing in access control has the hype of NFC but is it for real? So far the answer has been no. Despite HID's relentless marketing push for NFC, a competing approach using BLE is increasingly being adopted. When it comes to mobile credentials,...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 3 years ago

Worst VMS Manufacturers 2014

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With the favorite VMSes revealed, we now turn to the worst. We asked 120+ integrators from more than 20 countries: "In the past year, what VMS / NVR system have you had the worst experience with? What happened?" The question was left open end...

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

Favorite VMS Manufacturers 2014

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With the favorite and worst IP camera manufacturers identified, we now turn to the VMS manufacturers. 120 integrators from 20 countries answered the following open ended question: 23 manufacturers received votes with 6 standing out. Since t...

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

Favorite IP Camera Manufacturers 2014

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With the worst manufacturers identified, we now turn to the favorite IP camera manufacturers of our 2014 integrator survey. 120 integrators from 20 countries answered the following open ended question: 24 manufacturers received votes with 10...

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

Worst IP Camera Manufacturer 2014

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Can Arecont Vision defend its title? Or will an upstart dethrone them? Our 2011 Worst IP camera manufacturer results created an uproar, with Arecont slamming us in response. No doubt, the criticisms were true, reflecting the systematic problems a...

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

Advanced Camera Bandwidth Test Results

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[WARNING: If you think surveillance is all about 'leadership' and 'salesmanship', leave now. This in-depth technical report exposes never revealed patterns significantly impacting bandwidth and storage.] There's much more going on than might appe...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

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