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Security Integrator Hourly Rates 2021

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What is the average rate security integrators charge customers? 200+ integrators told us, including detailed commentary of the key factors involved. Inside this report, we examine: The average hourly rate The distribution of rates across...

By Ethan Ace - 4 days ago

Camera Labor Estimation Standards - 2021

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Making accurate labor estimates is difficult, and having good numbers to base quotes on is a challenge for many integrators. In this guide, integrators provide the numbers they would use for 6 common install applications and help reduce risks and...

By Brian Rhodes - 24 days ago

IP Networking Course May 2021 - Last Chance to Register

This is 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 systems or focuses on...

By John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

Fever Inspect Tested

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US Startup Fever Inspect has released a Made-in-the-USA device with atypical integrated blackbodies, eliminating the need for a separate blackbody unit. But how well does it work in real-world testing? We tested Fever Inspect FIP-S,...

By Derek Ward - 2 months ago

Exacq Favorability Statistics 2021

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Exacq was once an integrator-favorite VMS, but their positioning has declined since Tyco's acquisition in 2013. Can they turn this trend around in 2021? Inside this report, we examine statistics and commentary from 200+ security integrators...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Installation Course LIVE Last Chance

In a market where little practical training is available, we provide a unique course. 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 installing. What the IPVM...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Hikvision Temperature Screening Outdoors And In Buses

Hikvision is selling temperature screening outdoors and on buses, putting public safety at risk and wasting public money, including 55 buses at a cost of $100,000+ for a California city that a Hikvision salesperson loved. Hikvision management...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Axis 20MP Multi Imager Tested (Q6100-E)

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Axis' new generation 360° multi-imager Q6010-E claims "total situational awareness" with 20MP resolution, directional audio analytics, and autopilot PTZ positioning. We bought and tested the Axis Q6100-E to see how it performs,...

By Derek Ward - 4 months ago

ADT Alleges “No Control” Over ADT "Sexual Gratification" Technician

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ADT filed to dismiss a class-action lawsuit and claimed it had "no control" over its technician's actions, who pleaded guilty to hacking surveillance video 9,600+ times for "sexual gratification." In this note, we examine the court filings,...

By Isabella Cheng - 4 months ago

Hikvision Violates Own Temperature Screening Instructions

The fundamental problems of temperature screening in doorways are, by now, well known, including by Hikvision. However, Hikvision's newest marketing violates its own "specific instructions", underscoring the lack of ethics and the waste of...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Flock Safety LPR Tested

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LPR startup Flock has raised over $80 million, claiming their license plate readers "stop crime", but how well do they work in the real world? We tested Flock Safety's LPR camera for over two weeks, examining the following: How accurate...

By Derek Ward - 5 months ago

Door Position Switches (DPS) For Access Tutorial

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Door position switches are frequently ignored or forgotten, yet can solve major access control problems. Access 'control' itself relies on these switches to make the right logical decisions about sending alarms and locking doors. In this...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 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 - 6 months ago

Dahua Direct $9 Million Jiexiu Small City, Big Deal

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Dahua has won a deal directly with a China city. While its population is small, the deal is big at ~$9 million USD covering 1,900 cameras and a wide area of advanced analytics and functionalities. In this note, we examine the details of the...

By Isabella Cheng - 7 months ago

Improved Uniview Wrist Temperature Reader Tested

IPVM found major problems with Uniview's original wrist temperature reader, specifically allowing bad reads at various distances from the device. Now, Uniview has improved that. In this note, we report our results on the newer OEP-BTS1-BD-NB...

By Derek Ward - 7 months ago

Coronavirus Impact on Integrators November 2020

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After battling Coronavirus for most of 2020, 200 integrators told IPVM the impact continues to decline but the fight rages for many. Compare to our Spring reports statistics - in April, when coronavirus impact was at its worst and May when...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Ubiquiti Access Control Tested

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Ubiquiti has become one of the most widely used wireless and switch providers for physical security systems. Now it has entered electronic access control. While Cisco tried access control but failed, can Ubiquiti be a factor and disrupt? We...

By Brian Rhodes and John Scanlan - 8 months ago

Hikvision Sues Over Brazilian Airport Loss

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Hikvision was excluded from a Brazilian airport project because it is owned by the PRC government. Hikvision sued the airport's operator but has lost with a Bosch / Genetec / Dell solution being installed instead. Inside this note, we...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 9 months ago

Verkada Access Control Tested

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Verkada raised $80 million earlier in 2020, expanding from video into access control. They are fast-growing in video but how will they do in access? We bought and tested Verkada's cloud-based access platform to see how it stacks up against...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 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...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 months ago

Google Invests in ADT, ADT Stock Soars

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Google has announced a $450 million investment in the Florida-based security giant ADT, giving the Alphabet Inc company a 6.6% stake in ADT and sending ADT shares soaring. For Google, could this be a sign the company plans to make a serious...

By Joey Walter - 10 months ago

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