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Hikvision Door Station Tested

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Hikvision has entered the video intercom market, aiming to bring the race to the bottom to a whole new audience. To see how it stacks up, we bought and tested their vandal resistant door station, the DS-KB8112-IM, to see how it compared to the Ax...

By Ethan Ace - 14 days ago

Amazon Key In-Home Package Delivery Examined

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Interesting idea or invitation for criminals to rob you? Amazon's recent announcement of Key, a service that will help manage visitors, welcoming certain ones into your house for you, has drawn significant attention, but not all positive. This n...

By Brian Karas - 23 days ago

Milestone XProtect Essential+ Free VMS Tested

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Milestone continues to expand its aggressive free and low-cost offerings, with this year, Milestone releasing XProtect Essential+, part of their new "plus" lineup based on the same code as the high-end XProtect Corporate VMS, including features no...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

ZoneMinder Open Source Profile

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The first, oldest and probably the best known open source VMS is ZoneMinder. But where has it gone and is it still relevant today in a world of $200 NVRs and various free VMS options? IPVM spoke with ZoneMinder's lead developer, Isaac Connor, ab...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

ONVIF Wire Free Camera Tested (Netgear FlexPower)

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Totally wire-free cameras are a hot growth market. But they have had one major problem: Proprietary. IPVM has tested Netgear's Arlo and Arlo Go, Blink/Blink XT, and EZVIZ's Mini Trooper, none of which work with VMS systems. There is clearly a n...

By John Scanlan - about 1 month ago

Avigilon H4 IR Mini Dome Camera Tested

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Avigilon has released their successor to the aging Micro Dome, the H4 Mini Dome, claiming easy install, a patent-pending surface/recessed mounting system, Lightcatcher low light performance, true WDR and more. We bought this new model and teste...

By John Scanlan - about 2 months ago

Multipoint Lock Access Control Tutorial

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Doors are notoriously weak at stopping entry, and money can be misspent on wrong locks that leave doors quite vulnerable. While closed and locked doors might deter entry for typical people, breaking in with basic tools often takes mere seconds. I...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Access Control Job Walk Guide

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Significant money can be saved and problems avoided with an access control job walk if you know what to look for and what to ask. By inviting interested parties onsite for pre-bid job walks, many of the site conditions inadequately described in s...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

September IP Networking Course

LAST Chance - Registration is ending. Register now. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals plus it includes live training, personal help and certification. What the IPVM IP Networking Course...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Geovision Doorstation Tested (CS1320)

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Geovision has released the GV-CS1320 door station, priced at a fraction of others, with additional bells and whistles like a built in card reader, face detection, and capacitive touch button, and more. We bought and tested the CS1320 against the ...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Low Cost, Low-End Competitors Challenge SMB Surveillance Market

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SMB video surveillance systems are a tough market. From IPVM's new survey results of 135 integrator responses, we have identified the key challenges here. Cost Is King SMB customers are extremely price sensitive. There were 4 main challenges re...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

IP Camera Cabling Testing Statistics

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Test and certify, or crimp and pray? Some integrators certify every cable they run, while others only inspect cables that have video issues. 130 integrators shared the level of testing they do for common cable installs, and their justifications ...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Competing Against Schneider Electric

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Schneider Electric overall does ~$30 billion USD annual revenue. One of its many parts is a building / security systems integrator. Another is Pelco. As part of our large integrator series, we asked 110+ integrators their views of Schneider Elec...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Access Control Commissioning / Install Checklist

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This 80+ 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 Confirmation ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Dahua 4K Turret Tested Vs Hikvision (N84BG44 )

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Dahua has released their latest low cost 4K model, the N84BG44, claiming Smart H.265+ and 50m IR range. We bought and tested this new model against Hikvision's recent low cost 4K camera to see how it compares in: Full light scenes IR range and...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Convergint Total Recall CrimeEye Product Profile

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Deploying video surveillance in metropolitan areas often brings challenges, including lack of infrastructure or excessive costs to extend facilities. For the past decade, Total Recall has been promoting their camera system designed to address thes...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

US States Security Licensing Guide

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In the US, many states require integrators to be licensed to install burglar alarms, CCTV, electronic access control, or all three, and requirements vary widely from state to state, making it confusing for those entering the industry to know exact...

By Ari Erenthal - 7 months ago

Alarm Supervision Guide

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Burglar alarms can constantly monitor the health of attached circuits, sensors, and devices to ensure that they remain operational. This is known as supervision. Poor implementation of supervision is a common source of false alarms. However, if pr...

By Ari Erenthal - 7 months ago

Amazon Techs Installing IP Cameras Tested

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In 2015, Amazon started offering video surveillance installation. Now, Amazon has made it a lot easier, with automatic add-on options and scheduling integrated into the product buying process. For example, here it is when buying a Hikvision camer...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

FLIR Is Giving Away $3,000 Demo Kits

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Everybody likes free stuff, and FLIR is using that concept to attract dealers by giving them $3,000 worth of demo gear for attending a certification session. Of course, nothing is ever really "free", and there are caveats to FLIRs promotion. In t...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

Technician Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Guide

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Technicians encounter multiple hazards when running wires and installing security devices. Wearing personal protective equipment, or PPE, helps protect against these hazards and mitigate the chance and severity of injuries. Enforcing a strict PPE ...

By Ari Erenthal - 7 months ago

Alarm Circuits Guide

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Alarm circuits are a fundamental element of wired burglar systems. Designing the alarm circuit greatly affects its performance. In particular, more efficient circuit designs introduce less resistance and cause fewer false alarms. In this note, we ...

By Ari Erenthal - 7 months ago

Smartphone Controlled Kevo Lock Tested

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Smartlocks are a growing market, with millions sold. Kwikset's Kevo is one of the most common choices, using the Unikey smart phone access control platform. Many like the concept of controlling locks with their phones but doing is not easy, as sh...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Varifocal Vs Fixed Lens Statistics 2017

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Varifocal camera lenses provide more flexibility at installation time, but come at a higher cost. Fixed lens cameras reduce hardware costs, but can make getting the right Field of View more difficult or costly. How often do integrators choose one...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

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