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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 - about 8 hours ago

ISC East 2019 Show Report Day 2

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IPVM has finished in New York City covering both days of the ISC East 2019 show. Inside this report, we cover: Day 2 Traffic Centaur Technology Non-Intel SoC / AI Coprocessor Alcatraz AI Access Control Danby Parcel Guard Ouster LIDAR Ve...

By IPVM Team - about 11 hours ago

Milestone XProtect 2019 R3 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 - 22 days 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 - 28 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 months ago

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 - 2 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 3 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 [link no longer available], who served in the Navy military police and in the privat...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 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': [link ...

By Sean Patton - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 months ago

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