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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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 6 months ago

Ambarella on Computer Vision and US Hikua Ban

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Ambarella, a widely-used video surveillance component supplier, is betting on the rise of computer vision and is already seeing a sales impact from the US government ban of Dahua and Hikvision, according to a recent investor's call. In this not...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Why Vivint / Best Buy Failed

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DIY has bested Vivint. In 2017, Best Buy and Vivint partnered with Vivint employees on the floor of 400+ Best Buy stores, helping customers with smart home questions and selling them smart home packages. However, a little more than a year later,...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

Powerline Networking For Video Surveillance Advocated By Comtrend

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Powerline networking, using existing electrical wiring, has been around for many years. Indeed, over the years, some video surveillance providers have offered it as an alternative to coax, category cable and wireless. However, it has never really ...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 months ago

Owl Car Cam Tested - Disappoints

With $18 million in VC funding, and led by the former product lead for the iPod and the VP of Engineering of Dropcam, Andrew Hodge, hopes are high for Owl to have similar success in the car / dash cam market.  And there is opportunity. While vari...

By John Scanlan - 12 months ago

Wireless Networking For Video Surveillance Guide

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Wireless networking is a niche in video surveillance applications, but it can be a difficult one to understand with proper wireless design, equipment selection, interference, and other factors impacting it usage. In this guide, we break down the ...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

Hanwha / Kaspersky Vulnerability Dispute Examined

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IT media ran numerous reports in the past month featuring two prominent companies - Hanwha (previously part of mega manufacturer Samsung) Techwin who sells significant numbers of consumer security cameras and Kaspersky, most known for last year's ...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

Dahua Global Launch LeChange

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Dahua is getting into the consumer video surveillance market globally, with "LeChange", an offering long available inside of China is now being expanded around the world. In this note, we examine the move, the offerings, impact on Lorex, includin...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Cellular (4G / LTE / 5G) For Video Surveillance Guide

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In this report, we explain using cellular for video surveillance including: 4G vs LTE vs 5G 4G standards 5G future Advantage: Placing cameras "anywhere" Advantage: Quick deployment Disadvantage: Recurring costs Disadvantage: Bandwidth cap...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Remote Network Access for Video Surveillance Guide

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Remotely accessing surveillance systems is key in 2019, 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 configura...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Arlo, Bigger Than Avigilon, More Valuable Than Axis

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Arlo, the wireless IP camera offering that Netgear bought ~5 years ago for a few tens of millions is now doing more revenue than Avigilon and likely will get a higher market valuation than Axis' $3+ billion USD. Sounds crazy to those in the pro...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Dahua Acquires Lorex And FLIR SMB Surveillance From FLIR

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Would you buy your own customer? Well, Dahua has just done that. FLIR has sold its Lorex / home / SMB business to Dahua, just over 5 years after FLIR bought Lorex for $59 million. In this note, we examine the deal, why it happened, and how it ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

CES 2018 Show Final Report

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This is IPVM's final edition of our 2018 CES show report. Below are already numerous images and commentary, with more coming tomorrow.   CES is far far bigger than even big security shows like ISC West (the CES show floor covers 2,500,000 square...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

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