Integrators (403)

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Dell EMC Surveillance Division Profile

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With revenue growth from traditional IT customers slowing, Dell has set a focus on the security industry as a market where the company can offer its products to customers with less focus on price and more on performance. Security buyers are often ...

By Brian Karas - 5 days ago

Top Selling Video Surveillance Distributors

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These are the top selling video surveillance distributors in North America, as reported by 150 integrator survey respondents. In this report, we rank, compare and share feedback on (alphabetically): ADI Anixter CSC Direct Graybar Ingram M...

By Brian Karas - 8 days ago

Hide or Show Models on Quotes - Integrator Statistics

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Customers like to know what they are buying, but they might use an integrator's detailed quote to shop the system designed. This is a challenge faced by integrators everywhere, and there are strong opinions on the best approach. New survey result...

By Brian Karas - 12 days ago

PSA Distributor Favorability Results

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To most integrators, PSA is is a vague unknown entity but to some, PSA is exactly what a distributor should be.  In this report we provide an overview of PSA, and their rankings in our distributor favorability series.

By Brian Karas - 14 days ago

VMS Vs NVR Usage Statistics

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What is used more often? VMS software or NVR appliances? 160 integrators told us what they most commonly use and why.

By John Honovich - 18 days ago

Q1 2017 Video Surveillance Market Review

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These are the most notable moves and events for January - March 2017 in the video surveillance market. Cybersecurity Rising Cybersecurity, once ignored in physical security, is rapidly gaining interest driven by key Q1 2017 events, with the Dahu...

By IPVM Team - 26 days ago

DDNS vs P2P vs VPN Usage Statistics

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Cyber security concerns are escalating, even in the video surveillance industry which has historically lagged in its attention here. A key element of cyber security is what remote access technologies is used. In particular, DDNS has come into p...

By John Honovich - 26 days ago

Anixter Favorability Results

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Anixter's direct sales and integrator anger about it has been in the news recently: Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon Anixter Touts Selling to End Users Boycott Anixter, Says 82% Integrators In this report, as part of our distributo...

By Brian Karas - 28 days ago

Brivo Opens Up, Adds Mercury Support

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Brivo's cloud-based access control was built around the companies proprietary hardware controllers, and was often seen as a limitation by customers. Now, the company has shifted strategy, by embracing hardware from perhaps the most well-known open...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Top Trade Shows For Security Integrators

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100+ North American security integrators told us what trade shows they attend and why. The most well known shows are ISC West and ASIS but there are also a host of local and regional shows.  In this post, we examine how attendance broke down amo...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

CSC / Wesco Distributor Favorability Results

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  IPVM has conducted favorability statistics for distributors, based on 100+ integrator responses, covering ADI, Anixter, Scansource, PSA, Tri-Ed, Alibaba and more. In this edition, we share the results for CSC / Wesco.

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Positive Video Surveillance Outlook - 2017 Statistics

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376 manufacturers and integrators revealed their outlook on the future of the video surveillance industry in a recent IPVM survey. Both groups are strongly positive about the future with integrators even more so: Factors cited as influencing o...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Amazon Distributor Favorability Results

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Amazon is not a security distributor, but they often have more stock, better prices, and faster shipping on certain components than many distributors, according to integrators. When do integrators turn to Amazon, and how do they rate Amazon aga...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Hikvision Defaulted Devices Getting Hacked

Hikvision devices with default passwords and remote network access enabled (via DDNS, public IPs, etc.) have experienced wide spread hacking over the past month locking out users, IPVM has confirmed. This is new, and from what has been reported b...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Favorite Social Media Sites for Video Surveillance

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapshot, Pinterest, Google+, etc. 150 integrator respondents answered: What, if any, social media websites do you regularly visit for video surveillance information? Why? The Results There was a cle...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

20 Manufacturer Favorability Ranked

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20 security industry organizations' favorability was ranked based on direct feedback from over 100 integrators. In-depth comments revealed insights on which brands were well regarded for value or support, and which were viewed as out of date, over...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Bosch Favorability Results

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Bosch is one of the most well known brands in the industry and they have combined recently with Sony in video surveillance. But how has Bosch stood up against the rising wave of Chinese entrants? In this last entry of our 20 manufacturer favorab...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Avigilon Favorability Results

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One of the fastest growing companies has turned into one of the rockiest, as cooling growth, management turnover and a roller coaster stock price shakes Avigilon. So how do integrators feel about Avigilon? 100+ integrators told IPVM in detail, re...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Cutting Costs 70% Using Milestone With HD Analog

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HD analog and enterprise VMSes are often thought of as being on opposite sides of the spectrum, with HD analog best for small jobs due to its low cost while enterprise VMSes only justifiable in large ones due to its high cost. However, we have be...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Exacq Favorability Results

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For years, Exacq has been one of the most frequently favored VMSes in IPVM integrator statistics (e.g., see Favorite VMS Manufacturers 2016). However, approaching 4 years after being acquired by Tyco, things are changing, with the 3 co-founders e...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Electric Guard Dog - Hot RMR Company Profile

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The financiers at the Barnes Buchanan conference praised a company named 'Electric Guard Dog'. While the name sounds fairly low tech, the money and the model they are pursuing drew significant attention. And this company is looking for dealer par...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Milestone: "Easy Money Days Are Over"

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Contrary to IPVM's criticisms, Milestone has reaffirmed that glory days remain. But they admit that they 'easy money days are over': Are the glory days of IP video over? No, the easy money days are over. #milestonecommunitydays MIPS @milestone...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Integrator's Top Selling Cameras 2017

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8 manufacturers accounted for 80% of the top selling camera lines for ~150 integrator responses. This report demonstrates which brands integrators typically lead with. While this does correlate to overall sales, this post does not attempt to dete...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Lenel Favorability Results 2017

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At this point, it is not surprising that Lenel is one of the most disliked security manufacturers. From stories like Lenel Partners Angry, Lenel Does Not Care comes a clear, strong theme: Lenel's star has fallen, and in the opinion of many, crashe...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Security101 Integrator Franchising Profile

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Hundreds of thousands of franchisees exist but they are most commonly associated with fast food. Does franchising make sense for security integrators? In this note, we examine the business model of Security101, who reports 37 locations and $100+...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

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