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Hikvision Launching Ezviz Pro

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Hikvision is launching Ezviz Pro. In 2015, Hikvision expanded Ezviz, a direct to consumer offering, to North America. Now, Ezviz 'Pro' is coming. In this note, we share feedback from Hikvision and analyze the potential competitive impact of the ...

By John Honovich - 8 days ago

Alarm.com Vs. Honeywell Total Connect Shootout

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In the smarthome and intrusion market, Alarm.com and Honeywell are two of the biggest names. Both platforms offer remote management of alarms, home automation devices, surveillance cameras, and video doorbells.  Among increasingly networked smarth...

By Brian Rhodes - 23 days ago

Directory Of Consumer Security Cameras

The consumer camera segment continues to grow, with new startups and models from existing players released seemingly every month. In this report we have collected most common / popular models for reference, including links to over 20 models tested...

By John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

No Hack, Still Liable, Court Finds ADT

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Recently, ADT has been in the news for a $16 million settlement for a cyber security vulnerability class action suit. One of the most important and interesting points behind this settlement is a court order that found ADT could be found liable ev...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Mirai-like Botnet Persirai Attacks IP Cameras - Impact Analyzed

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Mirai made headlines in 2016, exploiting weaknesses in cameras, including those from Dahua and XiongMai to create a massive botnet that was used to bring down several well-known websites, and internet access in Liberia. Now, a new botnet very sim...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Samsung SmartCam A1 Totally Wireless System

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Hanwha is keeping the Samsung brand alive in consumer cameras with the SmartCam A1, a new offering combining an autotracking 1080p camera with base station and totally wireless, battery operated cameras. We bought and tested the A1 to see how it ...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Jeff Bezos-Funded Deep Sentinel Security Startup

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Deep Learning is a rising trend in many commercial security products, and now one entrepreneur wants to bring deep learning to residential security. CEO/Founder Dave Selinger's company, Deep Sentinel has raised $7.4M from a number of investors, i...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Arlo Go Cellular Cloud Camera Tested

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Totally wireless surveillance cameras are growing but almost all typically depend on a hub and local Internet access. However, many outdoor scenarios will be too distant or difficult to depend on such requirements. In such scenarios, integrated c...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Ring Floodlight Cam Tested

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Ring has released their latest entry, the Floodlight Cam, calling it the "Evolution of Outdoor Security", touting motion activated floodlights, built in siren, two way audio, and more, made to replace residential fixtures. We bought and tested th...

By John Scanlan - 5 months ago

SimpliSafe Camera Tested

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SimpliSafe is one of the most controversial companies in the industry, as they have become the symbol of the DIY threat to traditional alarm providers. Indeed, Simplisafe is doing very well financially. Expanding from their foundation in alarm sy...

By John Scanlan - 7 months ago

Hikvision Ezviz Mini 360 Plus - $80 Autotracking Camera Tested

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Autotracking, integrated IR, local storage, full HD, cloud access: $80. That is the claim of Hikvision EZVIZ's new Mini 360 Plus. But for this rock bottom price, below even typical budget IP cameras, can it really deliver? We bought and tested t...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

Hikvision Discontinued 'Migration' To Hik-Connect Tested

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In 2 weeks, Hikvision's online service web portal will be discontinued. Hikvision has now framed it as a 'migration', though the transition will be a completely manual process for dealers. However, Hikvision says the other platform (Ezviz / Hik-C...

By Ethan Ace - 9 months ago

2017 Video Surveillance Predictions

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2017 should be an active, if not rocky, year for the security industry, according to predictions from IPVM integrators. We surveyed integrators, asking them "In 2017, what major shifts do you anticipate? Why?", and their answers show that they ha...

By Brian Karas - 9 months ago

No One Should Ever Use Simplisafe

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Simplisafe, the upstart DIY intrusion alarm system, is increasingly Public Enemy Number One in the alarm business. Recently, Security Sales ran an article from Jeff Zwirn ripping SimpliSafe apart and concluding that essentially no one should use ...

By Ari Erenthal - 9 months ago

Lead Hikvision Ezviz Direct-to-Customer Sales

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Hikvision continues to ramp up its direct-to-customer sales. And you can lead the team. In this note, we examine what Hikvision is seeking, what they are doing to advance their direct business and their chances of success.

By Brian Karas - 12 months ago

Nest Cam Outdoor Tested - Analytics Strong, Installation Weak

After years of claiming an outdoor model was "coming", addressing their biggest user demand, Nest has finally released their Outdoor Camera, an IP67 1080p model, along with improvements to their Nest Aware analytic platform, aptly named Person Ale...

By John Scanlan - 12 months ago

Axis Hosted Video Decade of Failure

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Do you want to 'head up' Axis hosted video offerings? Axis almost never publicly promotes senior positions, but for such an unattractive job they made an exception with the following seen on LinkedIn: For more than a decade, Axis hosted video ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Ring Buys Installs For New Customers

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Q: "When is DIY not really DIY?" A: "When Ring offers to buy professional install for you." Yes, it is that simple.  Ring is offering to pay an installer to hang customer's new video doorbell despite strictly selling to the DIY market. This mov...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Honeywell 17x More Recognized Than Axis Among Consumers

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Homeowners have almost no idea who Axis is, but associate Honeywell closely with security. A survey sponsored by the Electronic Security Association of homeowners with alarm systems shows that brands well recognized in the commercial security sec...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Top VC Backs Video Analytics Baby Monitor (Nanit)

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One of the most well respected Venture Capitalists has not only invested in a video analytics developer but has given a ringing endorsement to the future of the space. In this note, we examine the company invested in (Nanit) and why this is a bul...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Americans Vastly Underestimate Being Recorded on CCTV

Americans vastly underestimate how often they are recorded on CCTV, by a factor of ~10x, based on a Google Consumer Survey study that IPVM recently commissioned, raising concerns about whether the public fully understands the depth of overall vide...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

360° Motion Detection Camera Tested (Zmodo Pivot)

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The Zmodo Pivot trumpets "motion detection in 360 degrees", claiming to detect and capture intruders behind itself, a truly rare camera claim. Plus, they include other features atypical in home/DIY cameras like: Wireless sensor integration Bl...

By John Scanlan - over 1 year ago

The Standing Security Desk is Here (Winsted)

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Sitting is the new smoking, so they say. But surveillance operators often need to sit for long periods of time, looking at monitors. Standing desks are a hot trend, seeking to solve that problem.  Now, Winsted has released a new offering, the I...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Vivint Gets $100M from Peter Thiel And Mitt Romney

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One of the most prominent Silicon Valley investors and a former presidential candidate are backing Vivint with a $100 million investment.  In this note, we look at the details of this new investment, and the high valuations for consumer-focused s...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

The Brooklyn Access Startup: Kisi

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Straight from the hipster startup hotbed of Brooklyn comes a new IP access control system.  And if the tough streets of NYC do not offer enough credibility, Kisi also claims German engineering: True to startup form, the company offers big claim...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

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