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Frame Rate Guide for Video Surveillance

Choosing the right frame rate for your application is important but understandind when you should use 10 or 15 or 20 or 30 or even 60 frames per second can be unclear. In this guide, we explain: What speed do people move at and how does th...

By IPVM Team - 2 days ago

Audio Usage In Video Surveillance Statistics 2021

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Audio usage in video surveillance remains rare but growing, new IPVM statistics show. 175+ integrators answered IPVM: "In the past year, what percentage of cameras did you record audio? Why that percentage?" Inside we break down the results ...

By Zach Segal - 13 days ago

China Facial Recognition Jaywalking Market 2021

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In 2018, China's facial recognition systems for identifying jaywalkers became global news. But what has happened in the few years since? In this report, we examine the 2021 market for China facial recognition jaywalking systems, including: ...

By Isabella Cheng - 13 days ago

Restricted Keys For Access Control Guide

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Not all doors, even in larger facilities, can justify using electronic access control. And even for doors that do have electronic access control, many often need to work with mechanical locks. However, most keys can be easily copied. How do you i...

By Brian Rhodes - 21 days ago

Alibaba Admits Developing Racist Uyghur Recognition

Alibaba admitted its Cloud division developed racist AI software, saying it is "dismayed" while claiming it "never intended" to target "specific ethnic groups" and the tech was only used "within a testing environment". For an 80-second overview v...

By IPVM Team - 29 days ago

Pixels Determine Potential, Not Quality

More pixels do not always mean higher quality. Many other factors impact image quality, including low light, back light, compression, lenses, and more. However, pixels determine potential quality. In this note, we explain and help you make cl...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Alibaba Uyghur Recognition As A Service

Alibaba, the NYSE-listed 'Amazon of China' with a $700 billion+ market cap, openly offers Uyghur/'ethnic minority' recognition as a Cloud service, allowing customers to be alerted any time Alibaba detects a Uyghur. Watch this 90-second video for ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month ago

Installation Course March 2021 - Save $50

Register now for this 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 insta...

By John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

IP Networking Course May 2021 - Save $50

Register now and save $50 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 surveillance sy...

By John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

85+ Point Access Control Commissioning / Install Checklist

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This 85+ point checklist helps end users, integrators, and consultants verify that access control installation is complete. It covers the following sections: Door Hardware Checks Reader Checks Controller Checks Fire Alarm Loop Confirmat...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

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Ripping out and replacing access control systems is hard for important reasons. Switching them can be tricky and prone to mistakes in database conversions, hardware configuration, and credentials support. However, in this post, we address th...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Backup Power For Maglocks Guide

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When the main power fails, many believe maglocks must leave doors unlocked. However, battery backed up maglocks are allowed according to IBC / NFPA code. It just needs to be done properly. We examine the five critical steps for using backing ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Axis Promoting QR Codes For Global Pandemic Access Control

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Axis is running a paid LinkedIn promotional campaign touting QR codes as a response to the global pandemic. In this post, we examine the pros and cons of Axis's advocacy of using QR codes for touchless access control.

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

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 exami...

By Charles Rollet - 3 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 4 months 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 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 - 6 months ago

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