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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 Zheji...

By Isabella Cheng - 12 days 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 Domina...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 22 days 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 - 3 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 m...

By Isabella Cheng - 3 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 - 4 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 configurat...

By IPVM Team - 4 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, we: Expl...

By John Honovich and Joey Walter - 6 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 - 10 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 11 months 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 - about 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 - about 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 Pep...

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 backgro...

By John Honovich - over 1 year 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 ...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - almost 2 years ago

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