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Warning: Case Studies Can Get You Sued

What do 24 Hour Fitness, Barnes and Nobles and multiple hospitals have in common? They have all been sued in the past few months, with their manufacturer case studies used as evidence.  They join ~100 end users who have been sued in the past 2...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Best & Worst Places to Buy Surveillance

Stores, distributors, manufacturers, the Internet, Chinese spam emails? Today, there are more options to buy surveillance than ever. But what are the best and worst places to buy? IPVM surveyed 100 integrators to learn from their experiences...

By John Honovich - about 7 years ago

Best & Worst Manufacturer Salespeople

What manufacturers were rated the worst? Which the best? What do integrators want from their manufacturer salespeople? What offends them the most? New IPVM survey results of 100+ integrators answer these questions inside, including: The...

By Brian Rhodes - about 7 years ago

Hosted and Managed Access Control Statistics

'Cloud' access control - how many integrators are offering it? Why? And for those that do, are they favoring hosted or managed options. In the industry's first survey of integrator's adoption of cloud access control, IPVM reveals usage and...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

Milestone Sues Hawk

Last year, an inventor / troll said they were going to sue end users for violating a patent they have on video surveillance technology. Now, they have fulfilled their promise with 28 lawsuits this year. However, Milestone Systems has struck back,...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Lifespan of Electronic Access Control Systems

Just how long do end users hang on to access systems before they look to change? The answer may surprise you. Unlike video surveillance systems that turn over every seven years or so, the service life of access is much longer. How much longer,...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

Dome Camera Install Guide

This guide explains the key tradeoffs, issues and options in installing dome surveillance cameras. We cover: Choosing between 2 and 3 axis gimbals Understanding the limitations of 2 axis gimbals and when to prefer 3 axis ones Wall mounting...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

VQiPS - Video Quality in Public Safety

The Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) working group is run by the US government and is comprised of "public safety practitioners, Federal partners, manufacturers, and representatives of standards making bodies," that meets annually to...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 8 years ago

Former FBI Analyst on Retrieving Surveillance Video

"When a robbery would happen police used to be able to show up, hit eject on the VCR, break the write protect tab on the tape and bag it. Now an officer shows up on the scene and may not have had any training on a DVR and then if they do have...

By IPVM Team - almost 8 years ago

Avigilon CEO: Axis Model is Win - Lose

Are manufacturers winning at the expense of their integrators? That is the claim Avigilon's CEO makes, calling the channel model most, and most notably Axis, use a 'win lose situation'. Here is what he said: "The vast majority of our...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Axis American Expansion Plan Examined

Surveillance manufacturers generally only have a single office even in a large country like the US. Now, Axis' ambitious expansion plan has them poised to open six US office "to get even closer to partners and joint customers." In this note, based...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 8 years ago

Rivals Sound Off On Avigilon 2013

Over 50 manufacturers answered IPVM's survey today, following Avigilon's revenue doubling announcement. Inside this note, we break down the key claims and color commentary offered about Avigilon, including quite a number of insights into why they...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

VMS Training Options Compared

In this note, we compare Avigilon, Axxon, Exacq, Genetec, March, Milestone, Network Optix / Digital Watchdog and Video Insights' training options, including videos, online and classroom training plus certification requirements. There are 4...

By Sarit Williams - about 8 years ago

Can Amazon Become The Next ADT? (2013)

The world's largest online retailer wants to sell you security. Amazon, who sold over $60 billion direct to end users last year, wants to add security, surveillance, and home automation to your orders for books, movies, and breakfast cereal. Will...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

7 Lessons From a Security Sales Expert

The sales side of the house often takes a back seat to engineering on IPVM. In this interview, we flip that, speaking with Chris Peterson [link no longer available], President of Vector Firm [link no longer available], looking at key issues...

By Carlton Purvis - over 8 years ago

Surveillance End Users Getting Sued by Hawk

Last year, Avigilon sued Hawk Technology Systems while Hawk sued Vicon and BJ Wholesale Club plus countersued Avigilon for patent infringement. Now Hawk says it will shift its strategy from targeting manufacturers to targeting end users. We...

By IPVM Team - over 8 years ago

Pay ASIS, Get Meetings With Security Whales

Manufacturers, like casinos, want whales - huge customers who will spend the big bucks. Getting them, of course, can be difficult. Now ASIS has a new program that makes it easy for manufacturers to get guaranteed introductions and meetings with...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

ONVIF Detailed Technical Answers

ONVIF is simultaneously one of the most successful and disliked new offerings of the last few years. On the one hand, its adoption has been staggering, with over 3000 products supporting it. On the other, many people have had problems integrating...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 9 years ago

Top 4 End User Problems

A global panel of video surveillance end users cited these four problems as the most common and painful ones they face: Too Hard to Use Network Problems Camera Performance Poor Support Inside this note, we break down these problems and...

By Brian Rhodes - about 9 years ago

Stopping End Users from Shopping Quotes

Nothing is more frustrating to an integrator than spending dozens of hours preparing a design / sales proposal and then having the end user take it and shop it to the integrator's competitors. This practice is increasing, fueled by the ease of...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Recorders Integrating with Other Recorders

Try having one manufacturer's VMS integrate another manufacturer's VMS, DVR or NVR. The results are likely to be disappointing. While integrating different manufacturer's cameras to a VMS is increasingly simple, integrating different recorders...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Proximity Card Vulnerabilities

Even though it is the most common credential in access control today, proximity cards face notable security problems. The effort to move end users to newer card technologies is no accident; technology vendors are not only trying to sell new...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

How End Users Purchase Maintenance - Stats

If end users had their druthers, security systems would never stop working. However, like any complex system, pieces break and things need periodic adjustment. How do end users prefer to buy maintenance services for surveillance equipment? We...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

How Do End Users Monitor Surveillance?

How actively are surveillance systems monitored? Do end users prefer to passively use surveillance for recording activity, or do they actively monitor surveillance video so they can respond in real time? We asked a group of globally distributed...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

End User Video Analytic Adoption

While analytics have a bad reputation, are security operators using them? In a new end user survey, we asked "Do You Use any Intelligent Video Analytics (virtual tripwire, people counting) currently?" and then requested they explain why they did...

By Brian Rhodes - over 9 years ago

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