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Multipoint Door Lock Tutorial

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Despite widespread use, locked doors are notoriously weak at stopping entry, and thousands can be misspent on locks that leave doors quite vulnerable. Using locks with multiple latches is one way to improve door security against attacks. Insid...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 days ago

Installation Course January 2020 - Last Chance

Thursday, January 16th is your last chance to register for the Winter 2020 Video Surveillance Installation Course. This is a unique installation course in a market where little practical training is available. We teach you, step by step, the ri...

By John Scanlan - 10 days ago

Halo Smart Vape Detector Tested

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The Halo Smart Sensor claims to detect vaping, including popular brand Juul and even THC vapes. But how well does it work in real world applications? We bought and tested a Halo sensor to see how it performed, testing it in multiple locations, ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 10 days ago

Network Cabling for Video Surveillance

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In this guide, we explain the fundamentals of network cabling for video surveillance networks, how they should be installed, and the differences in testing them for production networks. Specifically, we examine: Network Cabling Defined Netw...

By IPVM Team - 11 days ago

2020 Video Surveillance Cameras State Of The Market

Each year, IPVM explains the main advances and changes for video surveillance cameras, based on our industry-leading testing and reporting. This is the 5th year we are doing this, compare to: 2019 Video Surveillance Cameras State of the Mark...

By Ethan Ace and John Honovich - 23 days ago

Horizontal Cabling for Video Surveillance Guide

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There are a few options when it comes to professionally installing horizontal cabling for video surveillance networks. The three options examined here are: 'Direct Attached', where the first terminates the field cabling with an RJ45 modular plu...

By IPVM Team - 23 days ago

Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial

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One of the biggest access challenges are locking and securing glass doors. Unlike wood or steel doors that can be modified to work with electrified locking hardware, glass doors present great challenges. In this tutorial, we examine: Why Gl...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

ISC East 2019 Show Report

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IPVM has finished in New York City covering both days of the ISC East 2019 show. Here is a 6+ minute general walkthrough: Inside this report, we cover: Overall Show Traffic Size / Layout Biggest Booth Surprise Hikvision Touts Lowes Hi...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Milestone XProtect 2019 R3 'Centralized Search' Tested

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Milestone has had problems over the last few years releasing significant new software. Now, in XProtect 2019 R3, Milestone is touting "one search platform for all your data. Quicker, easier, and more efficient investigations." We tested XProtec...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Covert Elevator Face Recognition

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Covert elevator facial recognition has the potential to solve the cost and complexity of elevator surveillance while engendering immense privacy concerns. This month, in Caixin China's reporting, this issue blew up as reports of such a deployme...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - 3 months ago

Camera Focusing Tutorial

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Camera focus is fundamental to quality imaging. Mistakes can significantly reduce details, making cameras less effective. In this guide, we explain focus issues and proper procedure, covering: Fixed vs. Varifocal Cameras Auto vs. Manual Foc...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Last Chance - Register Now - October 2019 IP Networking Course

Last Chance - Register Now - Fall 2019 IP Networking Course. The course starts next week. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals. Lots of network training exists but none of it really expl...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Camera Cable Whip Guide

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Cable whips are one of integrator's least favorite camera features but seem to be unavoidable, now commonplace on dome, turret, and bullet cameras from low end to high. In this report we look at the four key reasons cable whips are so disliked ...

By John Scanlan - 4 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 5 months 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 - 6 months 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 7 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 - 8 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 IPVM Team - 8 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 - 8 months ago

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