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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 - 9 days 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 - 18 days 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 - 18 days 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 - 23 days 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 months ago

Last Chance - Spring 2020 IP Networking Course - Register Now

This is the last chance to register for the only 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 surveill...

By John Scanlan - 3 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 newer to the industry understand the important ...

By John Honovich - 3 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 months ago

Surveillance Storage 101

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This guide teaches the fundamentals of video surveillance storage. Inside we cover: Surveillance Storage NVR / Recorder Storage Camera / Edge Storage Network Storage Cloud Storage Specialized Surveillance Hard Drives Storage Capacity...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Vehicle Gate Access Control Guide

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Vehicle gate access control demands integrating various systems to keep unauthorized cars out. Everything from high voltage electrical, to concrete modification, trenching, welding, low voltage systems (<50 volts), and manual labor is requir...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Facial Recognition 101

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Facial recognition interest, use and fear is increasing. This guide aims to teach you the fundamentals of facial recognition. Inside we cover: Face Detection Face Recognition 1:1 vs 1:N Cooperative vs Uncooperative Resolution / Image Req...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Free IPVM All Access - Concluded!

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The 2-day event has concluded. Thanks to everyone who accessed the IPVM community and saw why IPVM is the world's leading authority on video surveillance. Our objective of this first-ever offering is to give the broader security community the o...

By Donald Maye - 5 months ago

VMS 101

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This guide teaches the fundamentals about video management software. Inside, we cover: NVR vs VMS Viewing Video - What are common client features? Layouts? Camera Lists? Timeline? Searching Video - How is video searched for? Time? Motion? ...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Video Surveillance Cameras 101

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Cameras come in many shapes, sizes and specifications. This 101 examines the basics of cameras and features used in 2020. In this report, we review the basics of cameras, including: Core components of cameras Analog vs. IP cameras Common...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Every VMS Will Become a VSaaS

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VMS is ending. Soon every VMS will be a VSaaS. Competitive dynamics will be redrawn. What does this mean? VMS Historically On-Site Historically, VMS meant video management software that was deployed on-site. To the extent that it could be wa...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

Converged vs Dedicated Networks For Surveillance Tutorial

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Use the existing network or deploy a new one? This is a critical choice in designing video surveillance systems. Though 'convergence' was a big theme of the past decade, deciding what to do has been much harder in practice. In this guide, we b...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

BICSI For IP Video Surveillance Guide

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Spend enough time around networks and eventually someone will mention BICSI, the oft-referenced but only vaguely known standards body prevalent in the IT world. The question is: how do BICSI and their guidelines practically affect your surveillanc...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Glossary / Acronyms for Video Surveillance

This directory provides definitions and explanations for over 90 common video surveillance industry terms, including links to related IPVM tutorials and guides. This directory will be continuously updated. If there is a term you want to be in...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Access Credential Form Factor Tutorial

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Deciding which access control credential to use and distribute, including form factor, can be a difficult task. Knowing the limitations and strengths of common form factors will help the integrator recommend the right choice. In this note, we ...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

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