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Dell EMC Surveillance Division Profile

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With revenue growth from traditional IT customers slowing, Dell has set a focus on the security industry as a market where the company can offer its products to customers with less focus on price and more on performance. Security buyers are often ...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Integrator's Top Selling Cameras 2017

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8 manufacturers accounted for 80% of the top selling camera lines for ~150 integrator responses. This report demonstrates which brands integrators typically lead with. While this does correlate to overall sales, this post does not attempt to dete...

By Brian Karas - 6 months ago

Arecont Lowest Favorability Results

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Given Arecont is 3 time defending integrator choice for worst camera manufacturer, it should be little surprise they had the lowest score in the integrator Favorability series. Integrators detailed why they dislike Arecont, and comments indicate ...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

Axis TCO Study Examined

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Axis is doing a full marketing push for a new TCO study, with various Axis divisions and their media partners promoting this TCO study. This certainly is not the first Axis TCO study. For example, in 2010, Axis' dubious Analog vs IP TCO study cre...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

Axis Hosted Video Decade of Failure

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Do you want to 'head up' Axis hosted video offerings? Axis almost never publicly promotes senior positions, but for such an unattractive job they made an exception with the following seen on LinkedIn: For more than a decade, Axis hosted video ...

By Brian Karas - 12 months ago

Favorite Video Surveillance Hard Drive Statistics 2016: Seagate vs WD

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What is the favorite hard drive for video surveillance integrators? Two manufacturers stood out, Seagate and WD but one of them trounced the other. In this report, we share detailed findings, including trends and explanations of what and why int...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Video Surveillance Hard Drive Failure Statistics 2016

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Hard drive failures are decreasing and lifespans are getting longer, according to new IPVM statistics. Failing hard drives have historically been one of the biggest maintenance problems   In this report, we share our findings from surveying int...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Video Surveillance Hard Drive Size Statistics 2016

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Many low end NVRs still use 1TB hard drives, but 10TB drives hit in the market in January 2016. So what size do integrators use most often? 90 integrators told us in a new IPVM survey, and the answers show that bigger is not always better.

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

US Government Agency Highlights Analytics Failure

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Count the US government among those not satisfied with video analytics. A US government agency held a workshop on video analytics for public safety. We spoke with Conference Chair John Garofolo to understand what was discussed at the event and wh...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Surveillance Repair Company On Brands and Products That Fail

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Jonathan Pine, CEO of DVR repair company Renova provided details  about which brands of DVR's/NVR's and cameras are most commonly sent in to his company for repair. We provide an analysis of his services and where it makes sense for integrators t...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Dedicated Micros Collapses, CEO Says Shut Up, Debates IPVM

No one exemplifies arrogance and bad strategy quite like Dedicated Micros CEO Mike Newton. When he was not busy running around the racetrack, he was running his company into the ground. In this note, we examine the collapse and what this means f...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Large Video Surveillance Systems Guide

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This 14 page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the large system surveillance market. A global group of 80 integrators responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining video surveillance syste...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years ago

Video Surveillance Storage Redundancy Statistics 2015

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100+ integrators answered "What percentage of your projects do you use redundancy or RAID for video surveillance storage? Why? What type?" Compared to our 2011 survey, the percentage has increased significantly but a notable percentage of integra...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

The Next Failure in Wireless Video Surveillance: $18 Million Funding

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Wireless video surveillance is one of the most difficult niches in the industry. Tens of millions have been wasted trying to build a wireless video surveillance winner. The most famous, of course, was Firetide, who failed, despite more than $50 m...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

IP Camera Failure Rates

This research answers: What percentage of IP cameras are dead on arrival? What is the average lifespan of IP cameras? What specific manufacturers had notable failure issues? 125 integrators answered an IPVM survey, providing clear patterns...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Lockitron Admits Failure

They were Silicon Valley's chosen one. The company who was going to disrupt access control, backed by the biggest incubator and cheered on by the tech press. However, as IPVM test results showed, the product had massive problems. And now, Locki...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Body Cameras, Poorly Implemented, Failed

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A 2013 study found that body cameras led to a massive reduction in use of force incidents and officer complaints. However, a new Justice Department report shows that the benefits of using body cameras are not reaped when they are implemented impro...

By Ben Wood - over 3 years ago

Arecont Needs a Reset Button and a Clue

Given Arecont's horrendous reputation for quality and reliability, you would think they would make it easy to troubleshoot their cameras. Well, you would be wrong. There's a number of fundamental problems, but it does not get any more basic than ...

By Derek Ward - almost 4 years ago

17,000 Cameras in Korea Wasted?

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A Korean newspaper bemoans the waste of money spent on 17,000 surveillance cameras. The cause? "97 percent [of cameras] are unable to distinguish the faces of people or license plates of cars entering the grounds." While this may sound bad, the ra...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Entire Intransa Staff Laid Off

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Intransa has laid off its entire staff and will no longer be a company by the end of the month, according to an employee who was laid off this morning. [UPDATE: Confirmed with details on new company launching.] "Someone was going to buy us out b...

By Ben Wood - over 4 years ago

The 5 Biggest Access Control Mistakes

Access control systems keep people and places safe, but sometimes have huge weaknesses that leave doors wide open to disaster. What are these nasty, common culprits, and can you avoid them? In this note, we take a look. Top 5 Few systems are as ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

HP Autonomy Fraud Claims

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Massive fraud is revealed in a superstar analytics company -- a lesson that all of us in surveillance should take to heart. This week, HP disclosed huge problems with their acquisition of UK mega analytics firm, Autonomy, the poster child for wha...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Intransa in Trouble

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After pouring in more than $100 million trying to become the standard appliance for VMS software, multiple sources indicate that Intransa is in trouble and may be going out of business unless a buyer is found fast. UPDATE: Entire Intransa Staff L...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

The UK: Post-Apocalyptic Nightmare?

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I am beginning to think the UK does not need IP cameras. They need Mad Max. I cringe now each time I see news showing UK CCTV footage. The level of violence is simply stunning. The brazenness is something out of a post apocalyptic movie. Watch th...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

Security Breach Case Study: A Literal Key to NY City

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How much would it take to bring a city to it's knees? How about $150? It sounds impossible, but that is exactly what has happened in NYC. A major security vulnerability has been exposed with a simple set of keys - a "fireman's key ring" - illegall...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 5 years ago

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