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Video Analytics Algorithms / Efficiency

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One of the biggest barriers to video analytics is having sufficient computational resources. An alternative to increasing hardware performance for video analytics is improving algorithm efficiency.

By IPVM Team - 9 days ago

Huawei Favorability Statistics 2021

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Huawei has become China's largest technology company and the maker of the most widely used SoC in video surveillance (Hisilicon). But what do integrators think of them? Inside, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security...

By Ethan Ace - 12 days ago

Video Analytics Measuring Accuracy / Accuracy Issues Guide

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Video surveillance manufacturers often tout "high accuracy" analytics as a key marketing focus, typically with 90%+ values. But how do they reach those figures? In this report we break down and examine each of the following: Ground Truth...

By IPVM Team - 17 days ago


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This 16-page guide explains the fundamentals of license plate recognize / automatic number plate recognition. Inside we cover: Traditional OCR LPR OCR Visually Equivalent Characters Deep Learning LPR Plate Datasets Accuracy Claim...

By Sean Patton - 24 days ago

IP Networking Course May 2021 - Save $50 - Last Chance

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...

By John Scanlan - 25 days ago

Video Analytics Advanced Objects / Behavior Recognition Guide

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This guide examines complex offerings of advanced object classification and behavior recognition algorithms. Inside we cover: Machine and Deep Learning Advanced Object Detection Gun Detection / Challenges Simplistic Machine Learning Mask...

By IPVM Team - 26 days ago

Facial Recognition Guide

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This guide explains the fundamentals of facial recognition. Inside we cover: The Use of Datasets in Facial Recognition Dataset Creation Methods Common Dataset Problems Prominent Public Datasets Changes in Public Datasets Architectures...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Installation Course LIVE Last Chance

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...

By John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

Video Analytics Fundamentals Guide

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Video analytics is a major differentiator in video surveillance, but because of the different marketing terms, names, and features, understanding how they work and differ is difficult. In this 30+ page guide, we teach the...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

The 5 Major Lock Profiles Guide

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Locks are used everywhere, but they are not all the same, sometimes for no other reason than geography. The variation complicates the most basic access control designs. Inside, we compare the 5 common types used worldwide and address their...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Video Analytics Person / Face / Vehicle Guide

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Person, face, and vehicle detection are the most commonly offered video analytics, but understanding how they work and what challenges can break them is not easy. In this guide we examine: How to tell how well an analytics provider's...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Key Control For Access Control Tutorial

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Many spend thousands on advanced access systems but regularly neglect one of the least expensive, yet most important aspects of all: Key Control. Keeping track of keys, who carries them, and which doors they open is vital for security. In...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Dahua Offers Race Recognition - "Black", "White", "Yellow"

Dahua offers race recognition, verified by Dahua's own software client, SDK, technical documentation, and public bids, IPVM has found. Dahua says they can recognize, in their words, "white" vs "yellow" vs "black". The company touted a "skin...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Dahua Provides "Uyghur Warnings" To China Police

Dahua provides "real-time Uyghur Warnings" to China police, as Dahua's own technical documents reveal, discovered by IPVM. This video explains what Dahua is doing: This proves Dahua lied when Dahua claimed it "does not sell products that...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial

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Powering access control using Power over Ethernet is convenient and increasingly common. However, access requires more power than cameras, and the problems of not having enough are significant especially if unsecured doors, unresponsive...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Frame Rate Guide for Video Surveillance

Choosing the right frame rate for your application is important but understanding 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...

By IPVM Team - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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,...

By Isabella Cheng - 3 months 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...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months 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...

By IPVM Team - 4 months 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...

By IPVM Team - 4 months 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 - 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...

By John Honovich - 4 months 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...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

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