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Spam: Verkada Sends 10,000+ Unsolicited Emails to 23 School Districts

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An IPVM investigation reveals Verkada has sent more than 10,000 unsolicited commercial emails to 23 US school districts, regularly ignoring senior officials' requests to stop, while emailing dozens unrelated to security such as second grade and...

By Charles Rollet and Carl Stoffers - 22 days ago

Hikvision Argues Airgapping And Firewalling Negate FCC Concerns

Hikvision told the FCC that fears about its equipment are "unfounded" and "implausible" arguing for air gapping and firewalling them. However, this ignores insider threats and Hikvision designing its equipment for Internet use, which end-users...

By Conor Healy and John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Axis Rise And Fall Inside PRC China

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Today, Axis' PRC China sales are tiny, but for years Axis considered the PRC the "market with the greatest potential" due to its strong growth and supplied many high-profile PRC enterprise projects, including police. This all ended in the...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 month ago

Eagle Eye Cloud VMS and Camera Test 2021

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Three years ago we tested Eagle Eye Cloud VMS/VSaaS and found many fundamental features missing and UX limitations. Since then the company's revenue has rocketed and the company has raised $40 million. How much better has the product...

By Ilya Ignatenko and Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Colombia Protests' Impact on Video Surveillance

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Colombia has witnessed an ongoing series of anti-government protests since late April. IPVM examines the impact, now and in the future, of the unrest on the video surveillance industry. Colombian and foreign industry professionals have...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 3 months ago

Law Enforcement / Military vs Security Technology Expertise

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Many military and law enforcement professionals transition into the security technology industry, but what strengths and weaknesses do they bring into technology? Being a former military officer who transitioned to the private sector, I...

By Donald Maye - 4 months ago

"Arrogant, Rude, and Relentless" - Verkada Sales Targeting End Users

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Verkada's aggressive cold calling sales team has brought them big sales and complaints. One school explained to IPVM how Verkada's salespeople were arrogant, rude, and relentless with them. Verkada responded to IPVM explaining how anyone can...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

GDPR Enforcement Against Video Surveillance - 79 Fines Analyzed

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The arrival of the GDPR three years ago raised fears in European video surveillance of stringent enforcement and high fines, but an IPVM review shows overall enforcement is inconsistent and limited. While the median fine was low, the largest...

By Charles Rollet - 6 months ago

Relabelled Products Impact on Integrators and End-Users

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200+ integrators told IPVM what impact they found relabelling has on their businesses and their end-user customers. Executive Summary Integrators most common themes on relabelling: Relabelling provides an opportunity to promote their own...

By Conor Healy and John Honovich - 6 months ago

CDW Favorability Statistics 2021

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CDW is one of the largest IT distributors in the world and a common choice for end users buying direct. How do security integrators feel about them? Inside this report, we examine statistics and commentary from 200+ security integrators on...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

64 Video Surveillance Startups Directory 2021

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This directory provides a list of video surveillance startups to help you see and research what companies are new or not yet broadly known. 2021 State of Video Surveillance Startups In the past year, the number and funding of video...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

Verkada Favorability Statistics 2021

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Verkada's integrator favorability was already negative in 2019, but how have two years of aggressive sales tactics, sexual misconduct, and the recent mass hack impacted it? Inside, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security...

By Ethan Ace and John Honovich - 7 months ago

Rhombus Favorability Statistics 2021

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Rhombus is the smallest of a trio of "Hostage as a Service" providers. What do integrators think of them? Inside, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security integrators on Rhombus' positioning, pros, and cons.

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

Genetec Reorganizes Sales, Eliminates US RSMs

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Genetec has reorganized the US sales organization in the Canadian company's largest region, including the elimination of Regional Sales Managers (RSMs) replaced by a trio of vertical (end-user) specialist salespeople. This has caused concern...

By John Honovich and Sean Patton - 7 months ago

Avigilon Shifts To 'Channel' (End User) Sales Executives

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This year, Motorola has ramped up Avigilon 'Channel Sales Executives' that focus on calling on end users. How does this impact Avigilon's long-standing channel business model and will this help or hurt Avigilon partners in the...

By Isabella Cheng - 8 months ago

Video Surveillance Trends 101

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This report examines major industry factors and how they could impact video surveillance in the next 5 - 10 years. This is part of our Video Surveillance 101 course. In this report, we examine the following: How will AI impact the...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

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Ripping out and replacing access control systems is hard for important reasons. Switching them can be tricky and prone to mistakes in database conversions, hardware configuration, and credentials support. However, in this post, we address...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Azena [Formerly S&ST] Tested

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Azena, a Bosch spinout, is spending tens of millions of dollars aiming to become the app store for the security industry, but how well does it work in the real world? To find out, we tested Azena with two of the earliest available Vivotek...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 year ago

Risks Of Managing End User Passwords (Statistics) 2020

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Alarmingly, most integrators used spreadsheets to manage passwords, IPVM statistics showed in 2017. However, since then, backdoors and hacks have emerged as a major problem for video surveillance. Has this changed in 2020? 175+ Integrators...

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

Manufacturers Doing Better Than Expected Against Coronavirus

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Coronavirus impacts are not hitting manufacturers as badly as they feared, and the situation is modestly improving for many, new IPVM survey results show. Inside this report, we share statistics and dozens of manufacturer comments to show...

By John Honovich and Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Coronavirus Hits Manufacturers, Standing Now, Worse To Come

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Coronavirus is hitting security manufacturers, though overall modestly for now, with worse expected to come, new IPVM survey results show. However, manufacturers are still doing better than integrators who have been hit much harder. Inside...

By John Honovich and Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Video Surveillance Business 101

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This report explains the fundamental elements of the video surveillance business for those new to the industry. This is part of our Video Surveillance 101 course. In this report, we cover the roles of: Brands Manufacturers OEMs 'The...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Help Security End Users Facing Coronavirus Improve Remote Access

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Many end-users and integrators are struggling with the impact of coronavirus lock downs but remote access can help both sides during this time. In this note, we explain how integrators can increase service opportunities during this time while...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

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