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GDPR Impact On Temperature / Fever Screening Explained

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What impact does GDPR have on temperature screening? Do you risk a GDPR fine for using temperature screening cameras incorrectly? The answers are complex because each European country interprets the GDPR differently. In this post, IPVM exam...

By Charles Rollet - about 9 hours ago

Temperature Tablet Shootout - Dahua, Hikvision, ZKTeco, TVT + 5 More

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Temperature tablets, aka terminal or stations, have emerged as a 'low-cost (~$2,000) alternative to fever cameras, looking as a comparable bargain. However, IPVM testing of 9 different tablets has shown significant problems, most notably wide...

By Derek Ward - 22 days ago

IP Networking Course Fall 2020 - Last Chance - Register Now

Today is the last chance to register for the only IP networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals, taught live. Lots of network training exists but none of it really explains how it relates to actual video surv...

By John Scanlan - 29 days ago

IPVM Camera Calculator User Manual / Guide

Learn how to use the IPVM Camera Calculator (updated for Version 3.1). The guide below includes instructions, images, gifs, and videos demonstrating and explaining the Calculator's features. It will be updated periodically and you can ask question...

By IPVM Team - 29 days ago

Installation Course Fall 2020 - Save $50 - Last Chance

This is a unique installation course in a market where little practical training is available. We teach you, step by step, the right way to install, the right tools to use and how to overcome the key challenges you will face installing. What...

By John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

Favorite Access Control Credentials 2020

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Credential choice is more debated than ever, with hacking risk for 125kHz and coronavirus driving demand for touchless solutions, what credentials would be the favorite? More than 150 integrators told us their preferred credential format, the...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Dedicated Vs Converged IP Video Networks Statistics 2020

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Running one's video system on a converged network with other devices can save costs. On the other hand, hand, doing so can present a security risk as well as increase troubleshooting challenges. In this report, we share responses from 170+ integr...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Network Cable Usage Statistics 2020 (Cat 5e vs Cat 6 vs Cat 6a)

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Integrators are split between using Cat 5e, 6, and 6a but 2 of them have gained at expense of the other, in new IPVM statistics. 175+ integrators answered "What category of cable do you install the most (e.g., 5, 5e, 6, 6a, etc.)? Why?". Insi...

By John Scanlan - about 2 months ago

UK Court Rules Police Facial Recognition Needs Reform

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A UK court has ruled that the South Wales Police use of facial recognition is illegal with the department saying they can easily reform. However, more lawsuits may come from this. Inside we explore the ruling and what it means for UK law enforc...

By Zach Segal - about 2 months ago

The Guide To The NDAA Video Surveillance Ban / Blacklists

This 25-page guide provides a reference to the NDAA ban and blacklist. The US government has implemented wide-ranging prohibitions on using, buying, and selling video surveillance products including Dahua, Hikvision, and Huawei (Hisilicon) based p...

By Charles Rollet - about 2 months ago

Door Fundamentals For Access Control Guide

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Doors vary greatly in how difficult and costly it is to add electronic access control. Bad assumptions about them can cost thousands. Often the door is inadequately or inaccurately described resulting in avoidable specification mistakes. In t...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Exposing Fever Tablet Suppliers and 40+ Relabelers

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IPVM has found 40+ USA and EU companies relabeling fever tablets designed, developed, and made in China, identifying 7 main China suppliers, excluding Dahua and Hikvision, who supply the overwhelming majority of western brands. In this report...

By Isabella Cheng and Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Favorite Products

Security integrators periodically report on their favorite and worst products to IPVM. These are known integrators who IPVM pays to answer surveys. Integrators respond with detailed comments on their selections. IPVM incorporates this integrator f...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Remote Network Access for Video Surveillance Guide

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Remotely accessing surveillance systems is key in 2020, with more and more users relying on mobile apps as their main way of operating the system. However, remote access brings unique challenges with system security, ease of access, and configurat...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

2020 Mid Year Video Surveillance Industry Guide

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The first half of 2020 has been shocking, for the world generally, and for the video surveillance industry, with temperature screening / fever cameras becoming the industry's hottest segment. Now, we release the 595-page Mid-Year Guide aggreg...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Access Visitor Management Systems Guide

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"Who are you, and why are you here?" Facilities that implement Visitor Management Systems hope they never need to ask that question to anyone, ever. While access control goes to great lengths to make sure only approved personnel are able to e...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

The Insecure Verkada Access Control System

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While Verkada touts the security of its system and that how their new door controller was "built from the ground up", one particularly surprising and insecure element is its dependence on Wiegand and lack of OSDP. Inside this note, the compan...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Kentix SmartXcan Fever Screening Device Tested

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German manufacturer Kentix has declared "FEVER-SCREENING REINVENTED" with its new SmartXcan device. It is a different approach but how well does it work? We bought and tested the Kentix SmartXcan, analyzing: Its accuracy compared to an IR ...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

Video Surveillance History

The video surveillance market has changed significantly since 2000, going from VCRs to an emerging AI cloud era and now impacted by coronavirus. The goal of this history is to help professionals understand the important business and technolog...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

The Booming Multi-Billion Coronavirus Fever Camera Market

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The market for elevated body temperature detection cameras, aka 'coronavirus cameras' aka 'fever detectors', may be worth billions of dollars this year and is certainly, by far, the fastest-growing market segment in the industry. Moreover, wi...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - 6 months ago

Dynamic vs Static IP Addresses Tutorial

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While many cameras default to DHCP out of the box, that does not mean you should use it. This may seem basic for some, but those new to the industry may not know there are other options. Inside, we cover the following topics and their impact on...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Use Access Control Logs To Constrain Coronavirus

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Access control users have included capabilities that are not commonly used that can help zero-in and discover potential Coronavirus hotspots in a facility: system activity logs. Getting this data requires tight access system configurations, whi...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Add Door Operators To Fight Coronavirus

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IPVM recommends that integrators advocate and end-users consider adding door operators to fight the spread of coronavirus. This delivers mutual benefits - providing business to integrators in a slowdown and improving the attractiveness and heal...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Help Security End Users Facing Coronavirus Improve Remote Access

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Many end-users and integrators are struggling with the impact of coronavirus lock downs but remote access can help both sides during this time. In this note, we explain how integrators can increase service opportunities during this time while h...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

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