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Vandal Resistance/IK Rating Guide

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"Vandal-proof" is a term often used by manufacturers to market their products, but the reality is that these specifications are mostly self-determined and cannot be trusted. In this 16-page guide, we explain how vandal resistance (IK ratings)...

By Ethan Ace and Ilya Ignatenko - 20 days ago

HiveWatch Next-Gen PSIM Raises $20 Million Led By Ex-Twitter Execs

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PSIM failed a decade ago but with the cloud and SaaS becoming mainstream, can LA-based startup HiveWatch benefit from these trends in the 2020s? The company has announced $20 million Series A funding led by Twitter's ex-CEO. In this note, we...

By Robert Wren Gordon and John Honovich - about 1 month ago

ADT Fires Employee for Failure to Send Alarm, Refuses to Pay Damages

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ADT apologized and fired an employee whose error resulted in a home being flooded, causing alleged damages of ~$1.6 million. However, ADT is now refusing to pay for damages beyond a token $250 amount. In this report, IPVM examines ADT's...

By Isabella Cheng - 5 months ago

VMS/VSaaS Recording Guide

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This 23-page guide provides an in-depth explanation of VMS/VSaaS recording, including NVRs. Inside we cover: Recording Management Locations Managing Recording vs Recording Storage Physical Recording Mediums Network Storage 2 Methods...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

Securithings Raises $14 Million For IoT / IP Camera Cybersecurity

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SecuriThings has raised $14 million, aiming to deliver a platform for securing and managing IoT devices, such as IP cameras. But how likely are they to be successful and what are they competing against? Inside this report A 30-minute video...

By Zach Segal - 9 months ago

Arecont Vision Favorability Statistics 2021

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Arecont Vision was one of the biggest failures of the 2010s but acquired by Costar in 2018, has integrator sentiment towards Arecont improved? Inside this report, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security integrators on...

By Ethan Ace - 10 months ago

Top Video Surveillance Service Call Problems 2020

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3 primary and 4 secondary issues stood out as causing the most problems when maintaining video surveillance systems, according to ~200 integrators in new IPVM results. These integrators answered: What is the most common video surveillance...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

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...

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

Access Control Time & Attendance Guide

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 2 years 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...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years 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...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years 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 - almost 3 years 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...

By Charles Rollet - almost 3 years 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...

By John Honovich - almost 3 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 - about 3 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 - about 3 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...

By IPVM Team - about 3 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 3 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 - over 3 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 3 years ago

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