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Worst Camera Manufacturers 2020

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Which camera manufacturer have integrators had the worst experience with in the past year? 200+ integrators told us. 200+ integrators answered, and there were minimal changes in the negative responses from our 2018 survey, the 2nd and 3rd wor...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Latest London Police Facial Recognition Suffers Serious Issues

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On February 20, IPVM visited another live face rec deployment by London police, but this time the system was thwarted by technical problems and poor weather conditions, even getting called off early. New cameras we also used, although they were of...

By Kayleigh Long, Sean Patton, and Charles Rollet - 8 months ago

Access Control Time & Attendance Guide

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Access control systems can do more than lock doors. With little or no extra equipment, they can be used to track labor hours for employees too. In this guide, we examine how access can also be used for 'Time & Attendance' including: How ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

"New" Arecont Fixes Failures "Without A Fight"

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The "old" Arecont was infamous not only for its camera failures but for making their "partners" fight to get them fixed. IPVM drew the ire of Arecont especially for our 'worst' camera manufacturer rankings where beleaguered partners would vent abo...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Arecont Favorability Results 2019

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Arecont's net negativity remained the same in IPVM's 2019 integrator study, though integrator's feeling became relatively more neutral compared to 2017's results, as the 2019 response shows: However, in the past 2 years, Arecont has changed sub...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Dahua Intercom Tested

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Video intercoms are a growing market with video surveillance manufacturers expanding into this niche. IPVM is continuing its series of video intercoms tests, adding to our test of Zenitel/ Stentofon Turbine and Axis 2N. Can Dahua become a viable ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Intersec 2019 Show Report

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The 2019 Intersec show, held annually in Dubai, is now complete. IPVM attended for 3 days, interviewing numerous Chinese and Western video surveillance manufacturers. Inside this report, we examine: Infinova "We Belong to USA" Axis On AI Hy...

By Charles Rollet - over 1 year ago

Foolish Strategy: OEMing Facial Recognition

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Almost as 'hot' as face recognition marketing right now is OEMing facial recognition. Last year, they were a who's who of company's with backdoors, now they are world leading computer vision experts. The strategy now though is OEM face recogniti...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Video Surveillance Hard Drive Size Statistics 2018

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What is the most common hard drive size for video surveillance? 150+ integrators answered: What size hard drive do you most commonly use? What limits you from using larger sizes? In this report, we share detailed findings, including trends ...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

Favorite Video Surveillance Hard Drive Manufacturer 2018

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Who is the favorite hard drive for video surveillance use? 150+ integrators answered: What is your preferred brand/model of hard drive for video recording? Why do you prefer this drive? In this report, we share detailed findings, including ...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

Video Surveillance Hard Drive Failure Statistics 2018

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Hard drive failures can be significant service problems but how common of an issue are they in video surveillance? How long do drives last when constantly being written to? 150+ integrators answered this: Video Surveillance Recording: How ma...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

Favorite Request-to-Exit (RTE) Manufacturers 2018

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Request To Exit devices like motion sensors and lock releasing push-buttons are a part of almost every access install, but who makes the equipment integrators most prefer? Big brands like (alphabetically) Assa, Bosch, Honeywell and Tyco are common...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years ago

Fail: Dahua "Didn't Check The Lux Levels but It Was Dark"

Dahua UK has been promoting their camera quality on LinkedIn: I, and others, asked what the lux level of the scene was. (background: Lux Rating / Minimum Illumination Guide, and Training: Using a Lux Meter). Didn't Check Dahua UK's response: ...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

FST Fails

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FST was one of the hottest startups of the decade, selected as the best new product at ISC West 2011 and backed with tens of millions in funding. Now, the company is ceasing operations and looking toward something new. In this note, we share f...

By Dan Gelinas - over 2 years ago

Four Major Outdoor Camera Install Problems

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Over 140 integrators told us the top four camera installation mistakes that lead to unexpected problems and failures. Their comments often described the problem of 'poor install' quality, and their color comments describe what errors and missteps ...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Stats: IP Camera Dead On Arrival (DOA) Decline, Near Zero

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New IPVM integrator statistics show that IP camera DoA rates have declined with zero dead on arrival units for many integrators and effectively zero for many more, a decline from 2015 reported failure rates. 

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Stats: Upgrading Cameras Far More Common Than Replacing Failed Cameras

The old saying "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It" does not apply here. New IPVM statistics show that 60% of cameras that are replaced still work but are upgraded to newer and better technology. We asked if cameras were replaced because of planned ...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

ADT Stock Drops 50% Since IPO

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It has been a brutal 4 months for ADT. They first expected to IPO at ~$18. They IPOed at $14, dropping immediately to $12.39 And now, not even 4 months later, the stock is at just $7 per share. Big picture, they went from an expected market v...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Arecont CEO And President Resign

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This is good news for Arecont. Arecont's problems have been well known for years (e.g., most recently Worst Camera Manufacturers 2018 and starting with Worst IP Camera Manufacturers 2011). Many have wondered why can Arecont not fix this? Now they...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2018

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A number of major moves in integrator's favorite camera rankings for 2018: Two manufacturers make major moves up One major manufacturer moves down Two of the three mega Chinese manufacturers did not make the favorites This is the companion...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Top Video Surveillance Service Call Problems (Statistics)

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In our most recent statistics series, over 150 integrators told IPVM the most common problem their customers have with their video systems. Interestingly, common root causes emerged across integrator sizes or geograhic locations. Inside, we gathe...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Why 3VR Failed

3VR destroyed transformed ~$65 million in VC funding into a $6.9 million exit. The reason they failed is simple. They bet on analytics. They lost. The reason they bet on analytics is simple too. It is the same reason that Object Video bet on it ...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Cold Weather Dome Test

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Cameras frequently cite super low-temperature specs, with -30° or even -40° common. But to see how popular dome models actually handle real world winter conditions, we tested six common models from Axis and Hikvision during two weeks of January we...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

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