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airVision 2.0 Reviewed

After disrupting the wireless industry, Ubiquiti launched its attack into video surveillance. However, last year they were derailed by Chinese Counterfeiting craziness. Now, they have launched airVision 2.0. In this note, we review the key feature...

By Sarit Williams - about 7 years ago

Top Trends in Access Control 2013

All of a sudden, Access Control has momentum? After a long period of apparent stagnation and staleness, new technologies and devoted marketing campaigns have breathed life into the segment. Indeed, while the recent ISC West show was thin on new vi...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

IP Camera Competitive Guide 2013

IP cameras remain the main growth and competitive driver within the surveillance industry. Indeed, IP camera advances clearly led 2012 major events across the industry. In this report, we examine 4 key drivers and how they are changing the market:...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Don't Trust Lux Ratings

Do not trust lux ratings. Do not use lux ratings to specify cameras. Period. Lux ratings are widely, and unfortunately, used to define low light performance, with the lower the lux rating, the stronger low light performance. Here's what this comm...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Ingersoll Rand Spins Off Security - Allegion

Multinational conglomerate Ingersoll Rand [link no longer available] stunningly announced plans to spin off its multi billion dollar security business [link no longer available], including its flagship security brand Schlage. In this note, we exam...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

Avigilon H3 Bullet Cameras

The integrated IR trend continues with megapixel manufacturer Avigilon announcing a new line of HD bullet cameras. This announcement comes after new product introductions by major manufacturers Axis and Panasonic, among others, earlier this year. ...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

D-Link Expands Cloud Camera Line

Unlike many, D-Link offers their cloud services free of charge, though their camera line has been limited to only a handful of options. To remedy this and fill out the line, they have announced new models, including outdoor and panoramic options t...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Zoomable IR Illuminator

Axton Technologies claims its ZOOM IR Illuminators are "revolutionary" and are "a concept never before seen in infrared lighting." In this note, we examine this product to see how well it delivers on these claims. "Zoom" IR? The concept of a 'zo...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

Entertech FaceStation Examined

Biometric credentials are more than just fingerprints. A growing trend in access control readers is face recognition, but is it dependable enough to be the primary credential for access control? Entertech Systems [link no longer available] thinks ...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 8 years ago

IR Indoor vs Outdoors

IR 'works' much better indoors than outdoors, even if the light levels are equally as low and the distance is equally as far. This might sound weird at first but it is an important and fundamental issue that is critical in planning and assessing t...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Testing Lorex LNC

Lorex has quietly become one of the biggest forces in the consumer / home surveillance market, on pace to sell over 500,000 cameras this year through mass distribution and big box retailers (like Costco). Indeed, the company was just acquired by t...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

License Plate Recognition (LPR) Providers Overview

License Plate Recognition is the most successful of all video analytic systems (sure, faint praise but still). In this note, we overview 8 different LPR providers from around the world and provide guidance on the use of 'regular' cameras vs purpos...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

360 Thermal Camera (HGH IR Revolution)

Everyone seems to be going 360, even thermal cameras now. While panoramic cameras provide sweeping coverage area, traditional approaches could not 'see' very far nor terribly well in the dark. Now, a new high end and expensive thermal 360 offering...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

IR Sells Off Bright Blue

Once the hottest new access control product, Bright Blue has sunk into relative obscurity in a market teeming with competitive offerings. Despite falling by the wayside, IR has now sold off Bright Blue and a new ownership group thinks they can tur...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 8 years ago

Varifocal Illuminator (NuOptic)

While surveillance users are accustomed to picking varifocal lens for cameras and easily adjusting the FoV on the spot, this is not the case for IR and white light illuminators. Most illuminators require picking the angle before you order (10, 30,...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 8 years ago

Bosch Advantage Line Additions

Over the last year, Bosch has aggressively promoted its 'Advantage Line' on the Internet and in trade shows, including a massive tower at ISC West 2012 [link no longer available]. Now, they have expanded this line with 5 new cameras [link no longe...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

Day / Night Camera Tutorial

Day / Night cameras are very popular but not often understood. In this tutorial, we explain what makes a 'true' day / night camera, break down the role of a mechanical cut filter, share a 5 minute demonstration video and compare day / night camera...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Average Camera Models Used Per Project

Choosing the right camera model for the job can be challenging. In high camera count systems, numerous models may be required, each with their own strengths. Using too few models may lead to overspecified and overpriced systems, while using too ma...

By Ethan Ace - about 8 years ago

Super EAS Tags? Wave WG Reviewed

Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) tags are big business. No other security measure is more widely used in retail than those ubiquitous anti-theft tags clipped to product. However, despite their widespread acceptance, one only needs to spend a ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 8 years ago

Day/Night vs IR Cameras

When low light image quality is critical, Day/Night and IR cameras are two of the top choices. But how do these two differ and when should you choose one versus the other? In this note, we explain. Key Similarity The most important shared aspect...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Thermal Camera Under $2,000?

While Axis and FLIR have loudly proclaimed steep drops in thermal network camera pricing, their cameras are still at least $3,000 and most are far more expensive. Now, a newer entrant to the security market, DRS Technologies [link no longer availa...

By Ethan Ace - about 8 years ago

Vivotek's 5 MP Camera Line Reviewed

Vivotek is the latest 'big name' to jump into the 5MP product market. While the true value of multi-megapixel cameras are debatable, the market mantra in IP Video has been "more pixels, more cheaply" for several years. Does this latest announcemen...

By Brian Rhodes - about 8 years ago

Dealing with Low Light Problems

Getting high quality images in low light is a common challenge. With the problem being so widespread, we were curious to understand how integrators normally address the issue. In our latest integrator survey, we asked "How do you know if a camera ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

Camera Pre-Installation / Bench Testing

There is a fine line between profit and loss on many surveillance projects. If just a few unexpected camera problems arise, the integrator may as well be paying to perform the work. In this note, we examine the pre-installation checks and why the...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

Panasonic New Integrated IR Camera Reviewed

Panasonic is the latest manufacturer to jump on the built-in IR bandwagon with the introduction of the WV-SW316L outdoor camera. This camera promises improved nighttime performance without the additional expense and complexity of external illumina...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

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