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Cable Testing Guide (Certifiers, Qualifiers, Verifiers, Wiremappers)

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Proper cable installation is critical to trouble-free surveillance systems, but testing is often an afterthought. Typically, problems are only discovered when cameras have issues, resulting in increased troubleshooting or, even worse,...

By John Scanlan - 7 days ago

Access Control Labor Estimation Standards - 2021

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IPVM surveyed more than 150 integrators for estimates on five common access control installations. The standards focus on 5 scenarios where integrators routinely install access control: Glass Storefront Single Door Hollowcore Steel...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Access Control Cabling / Wiring Tutorial

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Cabling is a fundamental element of access control systems and ensuring one has the appropriate cabling is key. In this note, we examine: Reader wire OSDP vs Wiegand wiring differences Resistors requirement Controller wire Locks &...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Meraki MV2 IP Camera Test

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Meraki has released their MV2 Indoor Flex wireless camera, with an atypical form factor more like a Nest Cam than typical commercial cameras. To see how it really works, we bought and tested the MV2 (wireless, 1080p, 8m/~26' IR),...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 2 months ago

Ubiquiti Smart Flood Light Tested

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White light illumination is a growing trend, but usually illuminators are built into IP cameras (see our shootout). Now, Ubiquiti has released a compact PoE Smart Flood Light as an add-on accessory, but how well does it really work? To find...

By Ilya Ignatenko - 3 months ago

Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial

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One of the biggest access control challenges is securing glass doors. Unlike wood or steel doors that can be modified to work with electrified locking hardware, glass doors present significant hardware challenges. In this tutorial, we...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Ubiquiti G4 IP Cameras Tested

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Ubiquiti is expanding its camera line with its G4 series but how do they compare to surveillance incumbents like Axis and Hikvision? To find out, we bought and tested the Ubiquiti G4 Pro (4K IR, varifocal lens), G4 Bullet (4MP IR, fixed...

By Ilya Ignatenko - 3 months ago

100 Hikvision Partners Ask US FCC Not To Ban Hikvision

100 Hikvision partners have submitted comments to the US government, urging the FCC not to ban the PRC China government-controlled manufacturer. This comes shortly after Hikvision mass emailed partners urging them to submit comments to the...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 3 months ago

Paige Not A "GameChanger" Cable Tested

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Paige claims its cable is literally a GameChanger for running Ethernet more than the standard 100 meters, even up to up to 856' / 260 meters. However, no one has systematically and independently tested it, until now. We bought and tested...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Access Strike Selection Guide

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Despite being one of the most common access control components, specifying the right electric strike can be deceptively complex. Understanding the particulars of each device can be overwhelming. In this note, we examine how strikes work, the...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

VMS and VSaaS Architecture Guide

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While VMS and NVRs are the most common choice for new surveillance projects, VSaaSes are growing. Understanding their architecture and related strengths and weaknesses is critical to making surveillance decisions. In this 19-page guide, we...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Acoem Gunshot / Threat Detection Problems Tested

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Acoem's Acoutstic Threat Detection claims to "protect public spaces with its ability to detect gunshots" and "when a gunshot is heard, our cutting edge technology locates and tracks the threat". But how well did it perform in real world...

By Zach Segal and Derek Ward - 4 months ago

ADT Stock Drops, Q2 2021 Results

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ADT's stock price dropped 12% after reporting their second-quarter earnings, missing their EPS consensus estimate of $0.26, coming in at -$0.07. Inside this note, we examine the results, including revenue, loss, commercial business performance,...

By Haris Khurshid - 4 months ago

Access Control Turnstiles Guide

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Turnstiles control pedestrian access to secured areas, essentially becoming moving portions of fences, walls, or barricades for physically stopping intruders. However, they can be ugly, expensive, ineffective, and downright dangerous if used...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

VMS/VSaaS Management Guide

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This 30-page guide provides an in-depth explanation of managing VMS and VSaaS systems. This is part 3 of our upcoming VMS / VSaaS Course, starting in the fall. VMS / VSaaS Management Overview The function of a VMS / VSaaS is to manage the...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

Dahua Now Admits Bus Fever Screening Ineffective

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For a year Dahua marketed and deployed fever screening on buses. Now, after IPVM inquired about recent Dahua promotions of this, Dahua admits this is ineffective. Dahua did not answer what they are going to do for their existing bus fever...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 5 months ago

Snap One / AV IPO Filing Examined

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Snap One, aka Snap AV is going public, disclosing extremely high revenue for the AV / security revenue and even more ambitious plans.

By Haris Khurshid and Zach Segal - 5 months ago

Unicorns: Techs Good At Access and Video, Says Access Panel

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Installers good at both access and video are mythical 'unicorns' according to an industry executive. Indeed, those experienced with installing both are equally rare and in high demand. Inside this report, we share: A panelist comment...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

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 - 6 months 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 - 6 months ago

Save $50, Register Now: IP Networking Course

Learn to set up an IP video surveillance system: configuring a managed switch, connecting IP cameras, VLANs, QoS, bandwidth management, and network security. Aimed at people with limited experience managing IT networks. This is the only...

By IPVM Team - 7 months 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 - 8 months ago

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