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100 Hikvision Partners Ask US FCC Not To Ban Hikvision

100 Hikvision partners have submitted comments to the US government, urging the FCC not to ban the PRC China government-controlled manufacturer. This comes shortly after Hikvision mass emailed partners urging them to submit comments to the...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 26 days ago

Security Company Fined by FTC for Abusive Telemarketing Practices

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A US security company was fined $9.85 million by the FTC in 2020 for calling consumers on the National Do Not Call Registry, demonstrating the FTC will enforce the law against abusive telemarketing. In this report, IPVM examines the case,...

By Isabella Cheng - about 1 month ago

Snap One / AV IPO Filing Examined

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Snap One, aka Snap AV is going public, disclosing extremely high revenue for the AV / security revenue and even more ambitious plans.

By Haris Khurshid and Zach Segal - 3 months ago

Arlo Pivots to SaaS

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Arlo's stock price has fallen 70% since its 2018 IPO but the company says it has "pivoted to become services-focused" and "is not the same company it was a year ago". In the mid-2010s Netgear Arlo burst onto the scene as an early entrant in...

By Zach Segal - 3 months ago

Ring Favorability Statistics 2021

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Integrators were strongly positive on Amazon, but how do they feel about their security subsidiary Ring? Inside this report, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security integrators on Ring's positioning, pros, and cons.

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Directory of 70+ VSaaS / Cloud Video Surveillance Providers

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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 - 4 months ago

Wyze Favorability Statistics 2021

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Wyze disrupted the consumer market with their $20 Wyze Cam, so what do professional security integrators think of them? Inside this report, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security integrators on Wyze's positioning in...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

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 - 5 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 6 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 - 9 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 - 10 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 - 11 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 - 11 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

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