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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 - about 20 hours 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 days 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 days 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 - 7 days 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 - 8 days 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 - 10 days 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 - 13 days 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 - 14 days 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 - 16 days 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 - 16 days ago

Competing Against Tyco IS / JCI

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Mega-integrator Tyco Integrated Security has gotten even bigger with the 2016 merger with Johnson Controls. 110+ integrators told us what they thought how Tyco IS / JCI and how often they compete with them: The clear majority of integrators co...

By IPVM Team - 20 days ago

Competing Against Convergint

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No integrator is more aggressively expanding than Convergint Technologies. Owned and funded by private equity firm KRG, Convergint has acquired more than 10 integrators since the start of 2016 including (with revenue estimates as available): Dako...

By IPVM Team - 24 days ago

Competing Against ADT

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ADT is one of the biggest players in the security industry, with ~$4 billion revenue. In 2017, they were acquired / merged with Protection 1.  Now, the combined entities are coming after both the residential and commercial markets. New IPVM stat...

By IPVM Team - 28 days ago

Hikvision Distributor Says Hikvision "Top Rated Yet Most Hated"

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The CEO of 2M Solutions, a distributor selling Hikvision cameras under their own as well as Hikvision's brand has publicly declared Hikvision to be the "Top Rated Yet Most Hated Security Camera Manufacturer". That CEO, Suhaib Allababidi, provided...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Convergint Total Recall CrimeEye Product Profile

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Deploying video surveillance in metropolitan areas often brings challenges, including lack of infrastructure or excessive costs to extend facilities. For the past decade, Total Recall has been promoting their camera system designed to address thes...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Best Manufacturer Perks

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A decade ago, the best manufacturer perk was likely a trip on the Pelco jet: But the Pelco jet is long, long, long gone. What types of perks are integrators getting from manufacturers today? This report analyzes 150 integrator responses on in...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Hikvision USA Hires VP of Business Development

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Hikvision USA is expanding again, this time in its drive to move up market to larger integrators and end users. In this note, we analyze Hikvision's hire, Hikvision's goal here and the potential fit. 

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

PTZ Usage Declines 2017 - Statistics

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PTZ usage is declining, now at ~6% of all cameras integrator use, down from ~10% of cameras used in 2014, according to new IPVM statistics: Inside, based on 150 integrator responses, we analyze trends and explain the reasons integrators cite fo...

By Ari Erenthal - about 1 month ago

Distributor Favorability Ranked (North America)

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  What North American security / surveillance distributors do integrators favor the most? The least? 150 integrators rated and commented on the following 8 options: Selection Process We choose these distributors / options based on member fee...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Top 5 Improvements For Manufacturer Sales People

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Manufacturer sales people are very important to integrators, but it takes more than just punching a clock to be successful and truly valuable to partners. 150+ integrators told IPVM the most important improvements sales people can make. Here they ...

By Ari Erenthal - about 2 months ago

Manufacturer Sales People Are Very Important - Statistics

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IPVM's new integrator statistics show what sales people say regularly: Sales people are very important. From 150 integrator responses: While some manufacturers see reducing headcount of field sales people as a way to cut costs and boost m...

By Ari Erenthal - about 2 months ago

Importance of Sales To Integrators - Statistics

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One of the top trends in the industry over the past few years has been the rise of across-the-board sales (e.g.: Hikvision Sales, Dahua Sale, Multi-Manufacturer Sales ) as part of the race to the bottom. Once something rare, now such sales are hap...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

45 Drives 'Lowest Cost' Enterprise Storage Company Profile

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45 Drives claims the "lowest cost per Hard Drive Slot in the industry." But who or what is '45 Drives'? What started as a product design to enable Backblaze to offer a low-cost/high-reliability online backup service is now available as a storage ...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

VMS UI - Light vs Dark Preferences

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Several VMS manufacturers have the ability to choose a user interface with either a light or dark color theme. 150+ integrators told us which they preferred, and why.  Inside, we examine the reasons integrators choose light or dark user interfa...

By Ari Erenthal - 2 months ago

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