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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 18 hours 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 - 4 days 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 - 8 days 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 - 9 days 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 - 21 days 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 - 23 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month ago

CNL PSIM Profile

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CNL has been one of the strongest advocates for PSIM, as one of the earliest entrants into the market releasing their command and control software before the 'PSIM' term was first coined.  PSIM has not become as big as proponents hoped. However, ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Low Cost, Low-End Competitors Challenge SMB Surveillance Market

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SMB video surveillance systems are a tough market. From IPVM's new survey results of 135 integrator responses, we have identified the key challenges here. Cost Is King SMB customers are extremely price sensitive. There were 4 main challenges re...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Favorite SMB Recorder Manufacturers 2017

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Low cost cameras have been a major force in the small to medium business (SMB) market (as our 2015 SMB favorites and 2017 SMB camera favorites) have shown. But, our 2015 SMB recorder favorites showed strong results for more expensive, Western rec...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Favorite SMB Camera Manufacturers 2017

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Small to Medium Businesses (SMB) have been hotly pursued by lower-cost entrants over the past few years. Nowhere has that been as strong a factor as in the camera segment. But who are the favorites amongst integrators? 5 top manufacturer choice...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Top Used License Plate Capture Cameras

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Capturing license plates is a common video surveillance application. But what cameras do integrators mostly commonly used? Special purpose LPC cameras or regular cameras? And would it be from the biggest camera manufacturers or from specialists? ...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Cat 5e vs Cat 6 vs Cat 6a Network Cable Usage Statistics

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Cat 5e? Cat 6? Cat 6a? What do integrators use in practice, today? 140+ integrators told IPVM. Here are the results: For those who want to learn more about the technology, see IPVM's Network Cabling for Video Surveillance Guide. Inside this ...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Stolen Video NVR / DVR Statistics

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"But what happens if someone steals my recorder?" Anyone who has done more than a handful of jobs has probably heard this question several times. Though customers often fear a stolen recorder, statistics show it is not a significant problem. 150...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Hikvision Europe Cutting Out Unauthorized End User Sales

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The days of anyone buying Hikvision from anywhere off the Internet are numbered, at least in Europe, if Hikvision's plan comes to fruition. In this note, we examine Hikvision Europe's plan, comparing it to the Americas, the debate the European pl...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Rebooting IP Camera Statistics And Practices

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Dahua cameras automatically reboot weekly, by default. Is this an innovation by the Chinese mega-manufacturer or a sign of a problems? 125 integrators told IPVM what they do about rebooting cameras, either never, on a schedule or for certain spe...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Competing Against G4S

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G4S Secure Solutions is a global company, operating in multiple countries and offering a suite of products and services from guards to their AMAG access control product. How do local integrators compete with such a large and diverse company? 110+...

By Ari Erenthal - 2 months ago

Dome Versus Turret Camera Usage Statistics 2017

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Turret cameras are a growing segment within video surveillance. Indeed, many integrators argued strongly for turrets in an IPVM discussion. However, 125+ integrators told us about their preferences, explaining which form factors they used more ...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Competing Against Schneider Electric

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Schneider Electric overall does ~$30 billion USD annual revenue. One of its many parts is a building / security systems integrator. Another is Pelco. As part of our large integrator series, we asked 110+ integrators their views of Schneider Elec...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Most Commonly Used Network Cable Brands

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Every IP camera project uses network cabling. And integrators typically buy such cabling in bulk. But what are the top selling or favorite bulk network cable providers? Is there a dominant supplier? New IPVM statistics from 140+ integrators show...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Competing Against Stanley

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110+ integrators told us how often they compete against Stanley Convergent Security Solutions (not to be confused with Convergint), and how threatened they felt by them.  

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Camera Vandalism Statistics

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Vandalized cameras are a common concern. And when they happen, they often draw media attention. But how often and how much of a problem is vandalized cameras? 125+ integrators shared their experiences with IPVM. Overall, camera vandalism is an...

By Ari Erenthal - 3 months ago

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