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Integrator GPS Vehicle Tracking Statistics and Success Examined

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GPS vehicle tracking is a growing but somewhat controversial topic. On the plus side, tracking may increases productivity by providing greater real-time information and accountability. On the negative side, tracking may offend or create distrust w...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 days ago

Security Integrator IT Expertise Statistics

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20 years ago, putting physical security systems on IP networks was just emerging. Today, almost every system is networked in some way, IP cameras are the most common choice and the clear majority of video surveillance systems allow for remote netw...

By IPVM Team - 6 days ago

Risks Of Managing End User Passwords (Statistics)

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Integrators know admin passwords for nearly all end-user systems, according to IPVM statistics. But how do they manage them? How do they ensure those passwords are secure? 150+ integrators told us and end users are unlikely to be happy about i...

By IPVM Team - 8 days ago

Top Recommended Home Video Surveillance Systems By Integrators

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Friends regularly ask security integrators for their recommendations for video surveillance systems, trying to tap into the expertise of their security integrator friend. But what do integrators actually recommend? Is it: Consumer products lik...

By IPVM Team - 13 days ago

Favorite Surveillance Monitors Statistics

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What monitors are most commonly used for video surveillance? Are they more typically consumer or professional? Are there specific brands that dominate? And how important is the surveillance monitor selection process? IPVM has answers on all the...

By IPVM Team - 14 days ago

Camera Multi-Streaming Usage

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IP cameras typically support multiple streams, allowing a single camera to transmit multiple streams at different resolutions, frame rates and even codecs. The most common use case for multi-streaming is for display purposes. For example, a clien...

By IPVM Team - 22 days ago

Law Breaking Longse Enters USA

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Longse has established itself as world class, at least in spamming the industry, ripping off Milestone and Video Insight as well as Hikvision. But they have always done so safely hidden away in China. Now, they have entered the USA:   In thi...

By Brian Karas - 22 days ago

Axis Commits To Long-Term Firmware Support

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With the rise of cyber security awareness, and a general increase in hardware reliability, "software warranties" may prove more valuable than hardware warranties. Axis is rolling out a long term support plan for device firmware, with plans to supp...

By Brian Karas - 29 days ago

Top 2017 Trends - Cyber and Analytics

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The 2 clear top 2017 trends, according to IPVM integrator statistics are: Cyber Security Video Analytics This is a change from 2016 integrator responses where the race to the bottom dominated trends. In this report, we share detailed respo...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Average IP Camera Cable Run Distance

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Estimating cable lengths can be tricky, seemingly either all guess work or requiring each and every run to be measured, a time consuming task.  To find out what real world installs average, we asked 145 integrators: What is the average distanc...

By IPVM Team - 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

Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing 2017

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3 years ago, IPVM statistics accurately and early identified the rise of Hikvision usage across Western markets (see Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing Ground 2014).  Again, in 2015, IPVM statistics showed the continued strong expansion of Hikvi...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

The Milestone Personal Demo Marketing Campaign

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Waste of money or emarketing innovation? In a program being heavily promoted on their social media channels Milestone is offering to take prospects through a customized one-on-one demo of their software. We booked a demo with Milestone to see ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Anixter End User Sales Troubles

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End user sales have and continue to be a major problem for Anixter's physical security business. Every year, according to various Anixter people, end user sales have stopped. And they do not. In this note, we examine Anixter's recent issues wit...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Verkada, Silicon Valley VSaaS Startup, Targets Enterprise

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Verkada says they are building an enterprise-class VSaaS offering, calling it "The new platform for video security". This is a departure from the consumer/SMB focus of many recent startups and companies like Nest, Canary, Ring, etc. Enterprise cu...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Competing Against Siemens

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Siemens entered the integration business with 15,000+ customers, through their acquisition of Security Technologies Group in 2001. Since that time, they have added more acquisitions, of both integrators and products (ex: MAC Systems, Novotec, Vist...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Long Time Industry Exec Leads New Security Franchise Offering

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John Nemerofsky previously built and sold a $150 million dollar integration business, and then was VP of Niscayah from its spinout of Securitas, through its sale to Stanley Black&Decker, where he managed an $800M business unit as SVP of Sales ...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Surveillance Systems Remote Access Usage Statistics

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Remote access is a major benefit and risk for video surveillance. It is a benefit because it allows users to manage security or review operations at home or on the road. It is a risk because it potentially opens up security systems to public a...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Improving Project Registration Guide

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Manufacturers want integrators to register large projects. Integrators want the discounts that come with registration, but not some of the other terms. Both see the other as making registration programs less effective than they could be. IPVM ana...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Integrator Camera Optimization Preferences

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How do integrators make cameras 'better'? What settings or optimizations do they change? ~150 integrators told IPVM what they do. First, they answered: How often do you optimize camera image quality settings? In what scenarios or applicatio...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Avigilon 'Blue' Cloud Entry Examined

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Avigilon is moving to the cloud. The company announced their Avigilon Blue platform, designed to be a web-managed surveillance system, utilizing cloud-based connectivity. Blue offers Avigilon's analytics on any connected camera, and provides inte...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Forgotten Password Problem Importance

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Forgotten passwords has become a major industry topic. For example, Hikvision has been emailing admin passwords in plain text until IPVM's reporting prompted them to stop it. And XiongMai, famous for its role in 2016's massive Mirai botnet att...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Dedicated Vs Converged IP Video Networks Statistics

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'Convergence' has been a major industry theme for many years. All organizations have IP networks today with laptops, tablets, phones and more running on them. But how many actual IP video surveillance systems are running on converged networks wit...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Favorite Network Termination Tools

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Thomas Carlyle said "Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all." For security integrators, their tools are crucial to their job. 140 integrator responses to an IPVM survey revealed what brands they preferred fo...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

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