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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 - 14 days 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, examining: ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months 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 - 5 months 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 Pep...

By John Honovich and John Scanlan - 5 months 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 backgro...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Directory of 30+ 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. 2019 State of VSaaS Market While overwhelmingly video surveillance is recorded on-premise, cloud recording is...

By IPVM Team - 8 months 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 th...

By IPVM Team - 8 months ago

Security / Privacy Journalist Sam Pfeifle Interview

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Sam Pfeifle is best known as the outspoken former Editor of Security Systems News. After that, he was publications director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, giving him insights into both the security and privacy worlds. ...

By Dan Gelinas - 8 months ago

ADT's Top Dealer "The Defenders" Sued 20+ Times

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ADT's largest authorized dealer, The Defenders, has been sued more than 20 times since 2012, IPVM has verified through analyzing legal records. In February 2019, we examined how ADT And 'The Defenders' Silent About Massive Complaints and was ti...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

Amazon Marketing Pro Installs of Amazon Security Systems

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Is Amazon a threat to conventional providers like ADT, Vivint and Brinks Home Security? Many say no. Now, Amazon is advertising free in-home consultation plus security systems "professionally installed by Amazon Experts.' We investigated the o...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

Camera Disruptor Wyze Enters Sensor / Security Market

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Wyze, the company that has disrupted consumer IP cameras, combining American marketing and Chinese manufacturer, has just announced its expansion into the sensor / security market. This comes shortly after the company announced $20 million in VC ...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 months ago

ADT And 'The Defenders' Silent About Massive Complaints

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ADT's largest dealer, "The Defenders" has been the subject of a massive number of complaints over many years and many forums, most recently a CBS investigation. Despite this, ADT and "The Defenders" have so far been effectively silent to the ma...

By Dan Gelinas - 12 months ago

Surging Wyze Raises $20 Million, Threat To Chinese Brands

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The Seattle Startup that is disrupting consumer IP cameras with $20 pricing has just raised $20 million dollars (SEC Filing and company press release). This is bad news for Chinese brands like Dahua, Hikvision, and Xiaomi that have been working...

By John Honovich - 12 months ago

Bad: Dahua Villa Video Doorbell Tested

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Doorbells are one of the hottest segments in the residential market but Dahua's Villa Video Doorbell is the worst we have tested.   We bought and tested the 'Villa' DHI-VTO2111D-WP, adding to our previous testing of Ring, SkyBell, and DoorBird. ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Worst Products Tested In Past Year

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IPVM has done over 100 tests in the past year. But which products performed the worst? Which ones should users be most aware of? In this report, IPVM picks the 13 products that performed the worst, explains why they did and what to beware of. ...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

Dahua Lorex White Light Camera Tested

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IP cameras with integrated white light LEDs are a growing trend, led by most notably Hikvision ColorVu. While the Hikvision models are not available in North America, Dahua's Lorex division white light integrated camera is. We bought and tested t...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 year ago

ADT Wins Fire Death Suit But Faces Appeal

ADT/Protection 1 has won a wrongful death court case in which it was sued by the estate of a deceased customer. However, the attorney for the deceased customer's family tells IPVM this is not the end of the litigation. At the heart of the con...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

Wyze Explosive Growth Disrupting Consumer IP Camera Market

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Wyze, a company founded only in 2017, is poised to disrupt the consumer IP camera market by combining American marketing and Chinese manufacturing to deliver far lower prices for IP cameras (starting at $19.99). The company recently announced sel...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

ADI's Financials Revealed + W-Box Growth Priority

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  ADI is one of the most powerful distributors in the security industry but how big are they? How much profit do they make? How much do they sell of Honeywell vs 3rd party products? As part of Resideo, ADI and Honeywell Home are being spun out. ...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Amazon Ring Spotlight Cam Tested

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Amazon's Ring has released their latest camera entry, the Spotlight Cam, which we bought and tested in our Consumer IP Camera Analytics Shootout. In this report, we test the Spotlight Cam's other functions, including: White light illuminatio...

By Rob Kilpatrick - over 1 year ago

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