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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 - 10 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 4 months ago

Assa August Smartlock Pro Tested

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Failures and set backs in the smartlock business have been commonplace (e.g., Lockitron Admits Failure and issues from our 2017 Kevo test). But $20 billion publicly traded company Assa Abloy just acquired smartlock maker August, so the biggest ac...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Assa Abloy Acquires August

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The mega access control manufacturer, Assa Abbloy, has acquired one of the most well funded access control startups, smart lock manufacturer August. This comes just months after August raised $25 million from VC firms. Inside, we analyze the acq...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

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 - about 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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 - over 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 - over 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 3 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 - about 3 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 3 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 - about 4 years ago

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