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DMP Intrusion Tested (XR Series)

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DMP is a major provider of intrusion systems, but lacks the global brand recognition of some of its rivals (such as Bosch, Honeywell, DSC, or 2Gig). How does it compare to competitor systems that have been in widespread use for decades?   We boug...

By Brian Rhodes - 18 days ago

Amazon Distributor Favorability Results

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Amazon is not a security distributor, but they often have more stock, better prices, and faster shipping on certain components than many distributors, according to integrators. When do integrators turn to Amazon, and how do they rate Amazon aga...

By Brian Karas - 24 days ago

New Technology: QTSI Seismic Acoustic Perimeter Detection

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Detection of objects across hundreds of acres through obstacles? Perimeter security startup Quantum Technology Sciences (QTSI) claims their system is so sensitive it can detect 'a foot step two football fields away'. QTSI's Vector system is fund...

By Brian Rhodes - 27 days ago

The Hot RMR Company - Electric Guard Dog

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The financiers at the Barnes Buchanan conference praised a company named 'Electric Guard Dog'. While the name sounds fairly low tech, the money and the model they are pursuing drew significant attention. And this company is looking for dealer par...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Customized Access Control Cans (Altronix Trove)

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Access control installs typically require hanging at least two or three different enclosure cans, each holding individual parts.  Open wall space can be difficult to find for all these boxes, and troubleshooting through them all can be tough. Alt...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Tyco DSC PowerSeries Neo Intrusion Tested

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Tyco's intrusion system line, DSC, is one of the most widely installed brands. Their primary intrusion panel series, PowerSeries Neo, is relatively new to the market since release in 2014, but is already commonly used. But does this recent relea...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Wires for Burglar Alarms

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Most commercial and many higher end residential alarm systems rely on wired sensors. These require installers to run wires between the sensor and a control panel. In the following tutorial, we examine wire selection criteria, including Resistan...

By Ari Erenthal - 2 months ago

Integrator Service Vehicle Guide

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Few assets are as commonly used by integrators and installers as their service vehicles. 125 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their service vehicles, including: Which Vehicle Types Are Most Popular? Which Vehicle Brands Are Pre...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Smart Power Tools For Security Installs

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Installing a smart camera? Perhaps you should use a 'smart' drill. The intelligent appliance / IoT trend has hit power tools. In this note, we examine Milwaukee's One-Key system including: Advanced control / optimization Inventory control ...

By Ari Erenthal - 2 months ago

IP Networking Course January 2017

This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes live training, personal help and certification, all for just $299 for members. What the IPVM IP Networking Course Covers In 10 session...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Honeywell Ademco Vista Intrusion System Tested

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One of the biggest brands in security holds one of the most common intrusion lines. We bought and tested a Honeywell Vista 15P intrusion panel commonly used in both residential and small business markets. In the following test, we evaluated a V...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Introduction To Burglar Alarm Systems

While alarm systems are popular, balancing between the right level of protection, the appropriate components and an acceptable price can be very challenging. This in-depth tutorial explains each fundamental element, offering guidance on the pros a...

By Ari Erenthal - 3 months ago

Lifts, Booms and Bucket Trucks For Video Surveillance

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While ladders are economical and easy to transport, they can only accommodate a single technician at relatively low heights. When techs need to work further up, aerial work platforms, commonly called "lifts", come into play. In this report, we ex...

By Ari Erenthal - 3 months ago

Selecting Wood Drill Bits For Installers

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Running cables through studs is common for roughing in residential and some older commercial installs. To do this, you will need to drill holes in the studs and this requires wood drill bits, such as twist, spade and auger bits. This guide will h...

By Ari Erenthal - 4 months ago

Cut Install Time 50% Claims Magdaddy

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Modern commercial buildings frequently use open web steel joists that makes running cabling very challenging. Cables need to be run near to but not touching the joist and supported at regular intervals, which can be costly and time consuming. One...

By Ari Erenthal - 4 months ago

Guide To Selecting And Using Ladders

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Ladders are one of the most important pieces of worksite equipment for the surveillance technician. Too often, however, even highly experienced technicians using old or defective ladders in an unsafe or inefficient manner. This guide will show you...

By Ari Erenthal - 4 months ago

Pimp My Integrator Truck

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If image is everything, security installer vehicles are rolling advertising. Using vehicles for marketing means covering them with eye-catching images and information. One of the most popular methods is vehicle printed vinyl wrapping, where the e...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

VMS Installer Sizes Getting Out of Control

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Huge VMS file sizes increase installation size and can cause problems in the field.  As VMSes become more mature and add features their file size has ballooned, with some now requiring multi-gigabyte downloads. In this note, we examine file size...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

Arecont Magnetic Dome Mount Examined

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Manufacturers are increasingly trying to differentiate cameras with features to simplify / speed up installation. At ASIS 2016, Arecont showed an upcoming magnetic mounted dome camera. In this note, we examine Arecont's mounting system and the tr...

By Brian Karas - 6 months ago

Nest Cam Outdoor Tested - Analytics Strong, Installation Weak

After years of claiming an outdoor model was "coming", addressing their biggest user demand, Nest has finally released their Outdoor Camera, an IP67 1080p model, along with improvements to their Nest Aware analytic platform, aptly named Person Ale...

By John Scanlan - 6 months ago

Door Fundamentals For Electronic Access Control

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Assuming every door can be secured with either a maglock or an electric strike can be a painful assumption in the field. While those items can be applied flexibly with various openings, there are occasions where certain hardware cannot be used. A...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Camera Roof Mounting / Parapet Mount Installation Guide

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One of the most common camera mounts are parapet mounts, and they can be found on the roofs of all types of buildings; old and new, used to hold cameras in systems from small sheds to huge office buildings. However, understanding why, where, an...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Strong Poles Examined

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One of the trickiest places to install surveillance cameras is on poles. Common issues like pole vibration, sway, and even mounting the camera securely are all common problems installers face. One vendor claims to solve all these issues. Strong P...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Cameras Mounted On Poles Primer

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Poles are a popular but challenging choice for deploying surveillance cameras. Poles are indispensable for putting cameras at the right height to get the best picture and for keeping cameras out of harm's way. However, mounting cameras on poles c...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Ring Buys Installs For New Customers

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Q: "When is DIY not really DIY?" A: "When Ring offers to buy professional install for you." Yes, it is that simple.  Ring is offering to pay an installer to hang customer's new video doorbell despite strictly selling to the DIY market. This mov...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

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