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Installation Course - Last Chance - Register Now

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Last Chance - Register Now - September 2019 Video Surveillance Install Course. Thursday, September 12th is your last chance to register for the September 2019 Video Surveillance Installation Course. This is a unique installation course in a ma...

By John Scanlan - 8 days ago

Genetec Stratocast VSaaS Tested

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The VSaaS market is rapidly expanding in 2019, with Verkada, Meraki, Eagle Eye, Avigilon and numerous startups growing their market share. When we tested Genetec Stratocast in 2015 there were significant limitations compared to Security Center and...

By Sean Patton - 15 days ago

Register Now - October 2019 IP Networking Course

Register now for the Fall 2019 IP Networking Course. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals. Lots of network training exists but none of it really explains how it relates to actual video s...

By John Scanlan - 23 days ago

ZK Teco Atlas Access Control Tested

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Who needs access specialists? China-based ZKTeco claims its newest access panel 'makes it very easy for anyone to learn and install access control systems' including 'access novices', and an embedded management app, integrated WiFi, and PoE overc...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Milestone "GDPR-ready" Certification Claim Critiqued

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Milestone is touting that its latest XProtect VMS is "GDPR-ready" with a 'European Privacy Seal'. However, our investigation raises significant concerns over the applicability and suitability of this. In this post, we examine Milestone's "GDPR ...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 month ago

Hikvision 4K Camera Shootout

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With their latest Smart Series 5 cameras, Hikvision is claiming cameras "fully loaded" with "state-of-the-art technology for high performance and enterprise applications." But how does this compare to their lower cost Performance Series which clai...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 months ago

Responsibility Split Selecting Locks - Statistics

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A heated access debate surrounds who should pick and install the locks. While responsible for selecting the control systems, integrators often struggle getting locks to work when others supply them. So we asked integrators 'What percentage of you...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Maglocks Usage Statistics 2019

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Maglocks divide access control specifiers perhaps more than any other component. Many are concerned about life safety codes, but others cite benefits such as being less expensive. How frequently are maglocks used? 150+ integrators told us how ...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Dumber Techs, Bad Box Movers, Says Australian Distributor

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Techs today are "dumber" than they used to be, despite better education and training and that makes a typical day "frustrating" for one undisclosed distributor. Inside this interview, we talk with him about how techs' unwillingness to learn cre...

By Dan Gelinas - 3 months ago

"New" Arecont Fixes Failures "Without A Fight"

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The "old" Arecont was infamous not only for its camera failures but for making their "partners" fight to get them fixed. IPVM drew the ire of Arecont especially for our 'worst' camera manufacturer rankings where beleaguered partners would vent abo...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

IndigoVision Control Center VMS Tested

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IPVM's last test of IndigoVision's VMS was in 2010, which found enterprise VMS features and a simple client interface. but no 3rd party camera support. We tested Control Center and in this report, we examine its main strengths and weaknesses in...

By Sean Patton - 4 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...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Maglock Selection Guide

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One of the most misunderstood yet valuable pieces of electrified hardware is the maglock. Few locks are stronger, but myths and confusion surround their proper use. Many access control designers avoid using them altogether, but should they? In ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Bank Security Manager Interview

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Bank security contends with many significant threats - from fraudsters to robbers and more. In this interview, IPVM spoke with bank security manager Damon Hood, who served in the Navy military police and in the private sector examining: Who ...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

LenelS2 Launches VRx Video Platform

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For years, S2's video management platform, the NetVR, was based on Exacq. Now, after years of internal development, S2 has launched its own internally developed VMS that the company says is 'pushing the boundaries of video management': Insid...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

Amazon Marketing Pro Installs of Amazon Security Systems

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Is Amazon a threat to conventional providers like ADT, Vivint and Brinks Home Security? Many say no. Now, Amazon is advertising free in-home consultation plus security systems "professionally installed by Amazon Experts.' We investigated the o...

By Dan Gelinas - 5 months ago

Locking Down Network Connections Guide

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Accidents and inside attacks are risks when network connections are not locked down. Security and video surveillance systems should be protected against such attacks and can be done with relatively low-cost means. Inside this guide, IPVM explai...

By John Scanlan - 5 months ago

Arecont Favorability Results 2019

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Arecont's net negativity remained the same in IPVM's 2019 integrator study, though integrator's feeling became relatively more neutral compared to 2017's results, as the 2019 response shows: However, in the past 2 years, Arecont has changed sub...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Riser vs Plenum Cabling Explained

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You could be spending twice as much for cable as you need. The difference between 'plenum' rated cable and 'riser' rated cable is subtle, but the cost difference is big. What is the proper use for each type, and how can you avoid costly mistake...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Pole Mount Camera Installation Guide

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Poles are a popular but challenging choice for deploying surveillance cameras outdoors. 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...

By John Scanlan - 5 months ago

UK Installer CCTV Aware - Flat Pricing, No Salespeople

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This is a different kind of company. They do flat pricing, they do not have any salespeople and 50% of their sales are sold and booked online. How does CCTV Aware do it? In this profile, based on our research and interview with the company's ...

By Dan Gelinas - 5 months ago

Bezos-Funded Deep Sentinel Tested

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Backed by Jeff Bezos, the Silicon Valley startup, Deep Sentinel, has declared: No One Does Home Security Like We Do Our Surveillance Team has eyes on criminals from the second they step on your front yard. if our AI or personnel detects anyth...

By Ethan Ace, John Honovich, and Rob Kilpatrick - 6 months ago

Outdoor Camera Installation Guide

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Outdoor camera installation can be fraught with problems. Creating a sturdy and weather tight mount is key for camera performance and longevity, but penetrating exterior walls and waterproofing are can be complex tasks. In this guide, we provid...

By John Scanlan - 6 months ago

Covert IP Camera Shootout - Axis, Hanwha, Hikvision, March, Vivotek

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Covert cameras were one of the last holdout areas for analog cameras. However, in the past few years, IP / HD covert cameras have become commonplace across many major manufacturers.  However, which ones are better or worse? We bought 5 covert cam...

By Ethan Ace - 6 months ago

Top Metrics For Ensuring Integrator Profitability - Statistics

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How do integrators ensure the profitability of their projects? As part of our profitability study, 100+ integrators answered the following question: What is the most important metric(s) your company uses for ensuring profitability? Why? In...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

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