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TimeSight Ceases Operations, For Sale

A few years ago, TimeSight burst on to the scenes with an NVR claiming to deliver massive storage savings up to 90%. Now, TimeSight is ceasing operations and putting itself up for sale. In this note, we examine what happened and what might become ...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Veracity Coldstore Overview

What if you could reduce your costs for buying storage, powering that storage while eliminating RAID rebuild concerns? That's the basic pitch of Veracity's "Coldstore" offering - a different approach to video surveillance focus than the JBOD or RA...

By Ethan Ace - about 7 years ago

Access: IP Readers vs. Control Panels

Should you continue to use traditional centralized, panel-based access control or does it make sense to use IP readers? Let's overview the 2 key options: Control panels: Traditional access control systems have used control panels, typically co...

By Ethan Ace - about 7 years ago

FIPS-201 Failure

The security market is hungry for money. With security budgets shrinking worldwide, any glimmer of untapped sales sends manufacturers and integrators scrambling. Nothing carries more impact that sweeping government regulations, and as a result, wh...

By Brian Rhodes - about 7 years ago

Camera vs Server Side VMD 2012

The question of whether to run motion detection at the camera or on the server is fundamental to IP surveillance systems, and occasionally hotly debated. This a complex topic without a clearcut "best". In order to clear some of this confusion, we ...

By Ethan Ace - about 7 years ago

The Failed Ingram Micro Pitch Examined

The biggest failure of ISC West 2012 was the Ingram Micro Pavilon. The massive, empty, confusing exhibition hall was widely disparaged. But why did Ingram do it and what where they trying to accomplish? In this note, we examine the Ingram Micro Pa...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Disaster at the Ingram Micro Pavilion

What a horrible first impression. Determined to take the physical security industry by storm, IT mega distributor Ingram Micro pulled out all the stops at ISC West 2012, failing in dramatic fashion. In this note, we review the effort, share pictur...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Video Surveillance Statistics Directory Vol 2

In this report, we aggregate and present numerous statistics about how surveillance is being used in the real world. Recently, we conducted an in depth survey of 100 integrators around the world, asking them a variety of detailed questions.  We l...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Where to Install Headend Equipment

Installing surveillance headend equipment in the wrong location can lead to increased failure rates or tampering. Often little thought is given to this decision, since security systems are frequently considered only after a facility is designed an...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Firetide Failing in Dallas

While the City of Dallas is was a flagship 'win' for wireless mesh vendor Firetide, a recent RFP and numerous reports to IPVM indicate major problems for the system in Dallas. In this note, we examine what those problems are, the alternative solut...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Favorite Hard Drives for Surveillance 2012

Hard drive failure is perhaps the number one cause of lost video in a surveillance system. But which hard drive manufacturer, if any, is most reliable? Are all hard drives the same? As part of our Winter 2012 Integrator Survey, we asked 100 integr...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

How to Handle Hard Drive Failures

No matter how well maintained a surveillance system is, hard drives eventually fail. Indeed, A recent member's poll showed that most find hard drive failures to be 'a common and significant problem'. What happens when a hard drive fails can vary s...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Hard Drive Failure Statistics 2012

Hard drive failures are possibly the number one reason for lost video in the surveillance industry.  To get a better idea of how long drives last in the field and most common causes of failure, we asked two questions of integrators in our Winter ...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Calling Out Manufacturer Failures

Serious problems with surveillance products are commonplace - from cameras dying out of the box to significant VMS bugs causing unstable systems. These problems cause real pain for both integrators and end users. Integrators can incur heavy financ...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Storage: Redundancy / RAID Statistics 2012

Increasingly, users expect their data will never be lost. From using web apps like Google mail to storing files with services like Dropbox, it is easier than ever to keep your data forever. However, what about surveillance video? How common is it ...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

RIP Sanyo CCTV

Sanyo's video surveillance / CCTV business is being shut down, according to multiple IPVM sources. Sanyo offered a moderately broad and fairly inexpensive IP camera line. Since Panasonic acquired Sanyo in 2009, industry people have wondered what w...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Worst IP Camera Manufacturers 2011

What IP camera manufacturers have integrators had the worst experiences with? Over the last month, we ran an in depth survey gathering results from over 80 integrators across 19 countries to understand what technologies, approaches and products th...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

GVI Security Shut Down

US surveillance manufacturer and distributor GVI Security has shut down. GVI is best known historically for their distribution of Samsung surveillance products and more recently for their introduction of the AutoIP line including the Razberi NVR. ...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Bosch Responds to ObjectVideo Lawsuit

The ObjectVideo lawsuit continues to make its way through the legal process. First, Sony responded to the lawsuit and now Bosch is responding. In this note, we examine the response and counterclaims that Bosch has made.To start with, let's review ...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Cernium Layoffs and Restructuring

According to tips provided to us and confirmation from a source close to the company, video analytics manufacturer Cernium has made sizeable layoffs and restructured their operations. Historically, Cernium focused on the enterprise / government m...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

ICOP Bankrupt

US mobile DVR manufacturer ICOP has suspended operations and is seeking investments or perhaps an acquisition. At the end of December the company laid off its entire staff. The stock is still trading though it has been delisted from the Nasdaq. As...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Examining NICE's NiceVision VMS

NICE is one of the largest video surveillance vendors yet the company's products are not very well known nor understood. Over the past decade, NICE has been widely considered a leader in high end DVRs/recorders. As the market has shifted to IP, ma...

By Antony Look - over 8 years ago

Casino Video Surveillance Guide

Casinos break most of the 'rules' in video surveillance. With their large camera counts, high risks, frequent threats and numerous regulations, casinos operate by a different set of rules than their commercial and industrial counterparts. Here ar...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Nio Revenue Plummets, Shuts Down Tempest DVRs

Nio, better known by their historical brands - Dynapel and Tempest Microsystems - has turned in very poor 2009 financial results. In their Q4 2009 financial report, Nio discloses that sales plummeted from $2.2 Million USD to $900,000 USD - a drop ...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

IT / Security Integrator Partnerships are a Failure

The PSA, a major proponent of IT / Security integrator partnerships has acknowledged the failure of having IT and Security integrators partner. In January 2009, we called this a "horrible idea made worse by the numerous analysts who continuously p...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

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