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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 Ch...

By IPVM Team - 1 day 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 - 8 days ago

Verkada Paying $100 For Referrals Just To Demo

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Some companies pay for referrals when the referral becomes a customer. Verkada is taking it to the next level - paying $100 referrals fees simply for a prospect to do a 30-minute web demo. Madness or Genius? In this note, we examine the approa...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Top 2020 Trend - AI Analytics

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170+ Integrators answered: What do you think will be the top industry trend in 2020? Why? For the 4th year in a row, AI/video analytics was the top response, with over half of the responses. Additionally, cloud-focused solution responses ...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Gatekeeper Security Company Profile - Detecting Faces Inside Vehicles

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Border security is a common discussion in mainstream US news and politics, as is the use of banned Chinese equipment by US Government agencies. Gatekeeper Security says they have been focusing on secure borders, real-time analytic intelligence and...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

Mobile Access Usage Statistics 2019

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The ability to use mobile phones as access credentials is one of the biggest trends in a market that historically has been slow in adopting new technology. 150+ integrators told us how often they use mobile access and the 3 key limitations hold...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

Poor OSDP Usage Statistics 2019

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OSDP certainly offers advantages over decades-old Wiegand (see our OSDP Access Control Guide) but new IPVM statistics show that usage of OSDP, even in new readers, is extremely low. Inside this report, we examine the trends and the key reasons ...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

Risk of Amazon Alexa Guard: No Battery Or Cell Backup

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Amazon positions its Alexa Guard Service as a "smart home security system" and says it can help you "keep your home safe". However, the service—dependent on hardwired (no built-in battery backup) Echo devices with just IP communications—no altern...

By IPVM - 10 months ago

Axis Will Not Block Resellers

While Axis generally has strong favorability amongst integrators, the biggest complaint is their channel model, which results in smaller integrator margins and competition against online sellers (see: Axis Favorability Results 2019). This is deba...

By John Honovich - 10 months ago

Verkada Favorability Results 2019

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Verkada has taken the industry by storm with the fastest growing video surveillance sales organization ever and a half billion dollar valuation. Now, it has achieved another milestone, in new IPVM integrator statistics, its net favorability of -28...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Actuate (formerly Aegis AI) Gun Detection Video Analytics Startup

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Gun detection analytic startups are increasing as the promise of AI and the threats of active shooters grow. One company, Actuate (formerly Aegis AI), is being led by a Marine Corps Veteran Sonny Tai, who aims to use his experience in the militar...

By Sean Patton - 11 months ago

Restaurant Security Manager Interview

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Wright’s Gourmet House in Tampa, Florida has been around for over 50 years. During most of that time, there were no security measures in place. Now they have cameras and access control in place to help management in their mission: “Make sure peopl...

By Dan Gelinas - 11 months ago

Ex-Integrator Now Growth Strategist Interviewed

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For more than a decade, Scot MacTaggart [link no longer available] was a security integrator (at PA-based PSX). In late 2018, he left the industry. He is now a Growth Strategist and he believes the industry is eating integrators alive. IPVM con...

By Dan Gelinas - 11 months ago

City Physical Security Manager Interview

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This physical security pro is the Physical Security Manager for the City of Calgary. He is a criminologist by training with an ASIS CPP credential. He tells IPVM that managing surveillance and security for Canada’s 3rd most populous city has a num...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

Prysm PSIM Profile

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A decade ago, PSIM promised significant potential but has always suffered from significant problems. Now, a number of PSIMs have either gone out of business or stopped marketing. One PSIM provider, France's Prysm never received much attention dur...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 year ago

No Genetec Major Releases In Over A Year

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Annual VMS licenses are a controversial practice in the video surveillance industry, with many questioning their need or value. However, enterprise providers like Genetec make these effectively required as no live support nor software updates are ...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

Exacq Favorability Results 2019

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Exacq favorability amongst integrators has declined sharply, in new IPVM statistics, compared to 2017 IPVM statistics for Exacq. Now, over 5 since Tyco acquired Exacq, 2 years since Exacq co-founders exited and just months after the ex-Exacq foun...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Wavelynx Access Control Manufacturer Profile

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Denver-based WaveLynx is not well known as an access reader manufacturer, but OEMs for big industry brands including Amag, Isonas (Allegion), Brivo, Software House, and Tyco. We talked with company president Hugo Wendling [link no longer availa...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Favorite Access Control Reader Manufacturer 2018

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Favorite reader votes are in, and it is not close. A global access giant ran away with the votes in a one-sided contest. But for many, the result was not surprising. One of the 148 integrator responses we collected replied: "I can't wait to ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

France Political Scandal Reveals Video Surveillance Problems

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In what French media describes as "the most damaging crisis yet for" French President Macron, a political scandal has revealed major gaps in the country’s enforcement of video surveillance regulations. These gaps could expose integrators and end u...

By Charles Rollet - over 1 year ago

GDPR For Access Control Guide

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Electronic access control is common in businesses plus organizations are increasingly considering biometrics for access control. With GDPR coming into force this Spring, it is important to understand how this will impact these systems. IPVM has...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

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Ripping out and replacing access control systems is hard for important reasons. Because users typically hold on to access control systems for as long as possible, often decades, switching them can be tricky and prone to mistakes. However, in thi...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years ago

Key Control For Access Control Tutorial

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End users spend thousands on advanced systems to keep themselves secure, but regularly neglect one of the least expensive yet most important aspects of all: Key Control. Administrating who carries keys and which doors they open seems simple but m...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years ago

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