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Ubiquiti Favorability Statistics 2021

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Ubiquiti has been an integrator favorite in wireless and switches, but have recent data breaches and firmware issues affected opinion? Inside this report, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security integrators on Ubiquiti's...

By Ethan Ace - 4 days ago

Vivint Illegally Opened "Hundreds of Thousands" of Accounts, Says FTC

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Vivint illegally opened "hundreds of thousands of accounts" by stealing identities so that customers who could not qualify for product financing were able to buy Vivint's offering, according to the US government's FTC. In this report, IPVM...

By Isabella Cheng - 6 days ago

China State Media Exposes Illegal Commercial Facial Recognition Use

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There has been increasing debate and scrutiny about facial recognition in the EU and US, and similar issues are emerging in China as the state media (CCTV) recently singled out illegal facial recognition for commercial use. In this report,...

By Isabella Cheng - about 2 months ago

Startup Noonlight $3 Monthly Security Monitoring Profile

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Noonlight is offering verified video response with a 5 Diamond Central Station for just $3 a month and an API that lets you plug into any application or service you want. Noonlight is the company behind Wyze's $4.99 monthly home security...

By Zach Segal - 5 months ago

Positive, Optimistic, Outlook For 2021

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Last year at this time, 3/4ths of integrators were positive for 2020. Now, after a year where many integrators suffered significant declines, the outlook is again strongly positive, but more cautious. Inside this note, we examine responses...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

China Dali Financials Show Fever Camera Demand Fall

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Zhejiang Dali, one of China's original thermal technology developers had excellent growth of 169% in H1 2020 with booming overseas fever camera sales but now reports fever camera demand has slowed significantly. In this post, we examine...

By Isabella Cheng - 6 months ago

Cameras for $20: IPVM Tours São Paulo's "CCTV" Street

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IPVM visited an 800-meter-long (875 yds.) street in São Paulo, Brazil where you can find over two dozen video surveillance vendors, as overviewed below: In this note, IPVM covers: The Location Rua Santa Ifigênia Intelbras's Domestic...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 6 months ago

Quantum Dots Potential for Surveillance Cameras Explained

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Quantum dots are starting to be used in TVs for better images, but how will they impact the surveillance industry? IPVM investigates including a conversation with the CEO of a US-based quantum dot surveillance camera company.

By Zach Segal - 8 months ago

Infinova, March Networks and Swann H1 2020 Financials Examined

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While Dahua and Hikvision, helped by fever camera sales, are recovering from COVID-19 shocks, Infinova, is still experiencing significant decreases in sales and profits. However, Infinova's results are mixed. The US/China video surveillance...

By Isabella Cheng - 8 months ago

This YouTuber is Now Selling ThermoHealth Temperature Screening

An enterprising 20-year old is mass marketing medical devices on Facebook and Instagram, selling the K3 (tested here) at a ~600% markup. Inside this post, we examine who he is, how he told IPVM he "wakes up at 5 am and works until midnight",...

By Joey Walter - 9 months ago

Remote Network Access for Video Surveillance Guide

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Remotely accessing surveillance systems is key in 2020, with more and more users relying on mobile apps as their main way of operating the system. However, remote access brings unique challenges with system security, ease of access, and...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Wyze Raises $10 Million, Now $15 Million, And Seeks Services Expansion

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Wyze has raised $10 million, the company's first disclosed raise since the $20 million announced at the beginning of 2019. Update: July 25, 2020, new public records show fundraising has increased to $15 million. Inside this note,...

By John Honovich and Joey Walter - 12 months ago

Monitoreal "Completely Autonomous" Home AI Tested

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Monitoreal claims to allow users to "see the things you want (people, vehicles, animals) and ignore the things you don’t”, using AI to distinguish people, vehicles, animals and more from shadows, trees, and inanimate objects. But how well do these...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 year ago

Wyze Smart Door Lock Test

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Wyze's inexpensive cameras have grabbed the attention of many in the consumer market, but can the company's new smart lock get similar attention? In this test, we share an IPVM member's field report to see how well Wyze lock installs and performs...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Directory Of 150 Video Analytics Suppliers

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This directory provides a list of video analytics providers to help you see and research what options are available. Deep Learning / AI Mainstream in 2020 While video surveillance analytics has been promoted, hyped and lamented for nearly 20...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Camect "Worlds Smartest Camera Hub" Tested

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Camect is a Silicon Valley startup that claims the "Smartest AI Object Detection On The Market", detecting not only people and vehicles, but specific objects like squirrels, UPS trucks, and more. IPVM tested Camect's AI and hub UI,...

By Rob Kilpatrick - over 1 year ago

Yi Home Camera 3 AI Analytics Tested

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Yi Technology is claiming "new AI features" in its $50 Home Camera 3 "eliminates 'false positives' caused by flying insects, small pets, or light changes." We bought and tested one, examining: How accurate is Yi's people detection? Does it...

By Rob Kilpatrick - over 1 year ago

China Dahua To Replace Their Software With US Pepper

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What does a US government banned company do to improve its security positioning in the US? Well, Dahua is unveiling a novel solution, partnering with US-based 'Pepper'. The press release is misleading but after speaking with both Dahua and...

By John Honovich and John Scanlan - over 1 year ago

JCI Sues Wyze

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The mega manufacturer / integrator JCI has sued the fast-growing $20 camera Seattle startup Wyze. Inside this note: Share the court complaint Examine JCI's claims Explain why JCI is suing a startup Examine the risk for Wyze For...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Directory of 70+ VSaaS / Cloud Video Surveillance Providers

This directory provides a list of VSaaS / cloud video surveillance providers to help you see and research what options are available. State of VSaaS Market While most of the 2010s saw significant opposition to VSaaS, now VSaaS offerings and...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

China / US Trade War Impact Splits Industry

As the trade war continues to heat up, 170+ integrators told us "What impact will the US / PRC China conflict have on the industry?" Respondents were sharply divided, as the chart below shows: Executive Summary The top positive theme was...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

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