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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 4 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 - over 4 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 years ago

Retail Surveillance Operator Secrets Revealed

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What's it like to be a surveillance operator? What problems do they face? How do they do their job? We interviewed one with extensive experience at major retailers, both in management and operations. Here are some of the key topics and lessons c...

By Carlton Purvis - over 5 years ago

#1 IP Camera Problem

Cost was, far and away, the number #1 cited problem in going to IP cameras / video. We asked over 100 integrators to name the "3 biggest problems / barriers" they found, allowing them to name whatever they wanted. Over and over, the top one entere...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

The $5 Million Trick: How Your Money is Wasted

Wasting money on unnecessary, gold plated equipment is a common risk, especially among deep pocketed customers. Vendors know this and realize that if they can convince users that certain features are 'mandatory', their sales can increase robustly....

By John Honovich - almost 6 years ago

'Confidential' Security Product Pricing Revealed

When preparing a security project, one of the first questions is: "How much will this cost?" Tighter budgets restrict organizations all the time. Cost is often,for better or for worse, a prime factor in decisions. For this reason, price lists are ...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

Surveillance Operational Handbook 2012

We are excited to release our Surveillance Operational Handbook, a 50 page guide featuring 40+ charts/tables capturing what is being sold, used and deployed in the real world. This guide will help you understand the actions of your peers or custo...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

3 Top Surveillance Improvements You Can Do

Here are 3 very valuable surveillance improvements you can do simply with existing equipment. While they are less known, we have validated them in ongoing IPVM tests. Using them could realistically cut your bandwidth needs and storage requirements...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

Arecont's Magical Marketing Exposed

Megapixel cameras are magical and if you don't believe it, let the fine folks at Arecont show you how. Some people say, "Megapixel cameras are great but how much more benefit do they have over SD?" Well, Arecont has done the calculations and thei...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

ASIS Financials Investigated

Nonprofit ASIS International has richly compensated executives, driven primarily by promotional payments from vendors, and supported by numerous security experts who volunteer at paid ASIS events. In this report, we examine these issues and raise ...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Who's #1 Online for Video Surveillance?

Who's #1 online for video surveillance? You'll never guess. I can pretty much guarantee that. Are you thinking old school? Pelco? No. How about new school? Axis? Wrong again. Perhaps it's the Wikipedia page for surveillance? Nope. Maybe a big ...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Startup Advice: Ignore Market Size, Focus on This

Startups and investors focus heavily on how big the market is - Is it $10 billion, $20 billion, $41 billion??? By contrast, both would be better ignoring market (and even segment) sizes because of 3 specific and somewhat unique barriers in the sur...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Internet Marketing for Integrators

Terrible best describes most integrator websites. Antiquated, wacky or generic are common descriptions that come to mind. Fortunately, it does not take much money to correct this. Indeed, snake oil salesman who typically charge a lot will generall...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Why Integrators Get Fired

While many integrators like to think of themselves as irreplaceable to their customers, new IPVM end user survey results show this is not the case. What circumstances prompt an end user to finally say "enough is enough!" and run off an integrator?...

By Brian Rhodes - over 6 years ago

The Worst Security Marketing Ever

We are all witnesses to the worst security marketing campaign ever run. Over the last 4 years, the underfunded and outmanned HDcctv Alliance has attacked, spammed, alienated and outraged security professionals around the globe. In this note, we br...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Manufacturers Failing at Customer Service

Historically, manufacturers reaped the benefits of abused customers powerless to fight back. Now, with the rise of social media, the tides are turning yet many manufacturers refuse to help customers that voice their complaints publicly. In this no...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

Getting Coverage in Major Newspapers

Every so often video surveillance manufacturers are featured in major newspapers. Today, Avigilon is on the front page of the USA Today's Money section. Here's what it looks like in print: This raises some interesting questions: How does a m...

By John Honovich - over 6 years ago

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