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16:9 vs 4:3 Video Aspect Ratio Statistics

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What aspect ratio do security integrators prefer? The 'standard' 4:3 or the 'wide' 16:9 one? 100+ integrators told us what they preferred, with a dominating winner. In this note, we examine why integrators so strongly prefer 16:9, why they do ...

By IPVM Team - 1 day ago

Top Problems For Integrator Project Management

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Security projects routinely encounter issues that jeopardize deadlines, create confusion, and shrink profits. Unfortunately, there are common culprits that routinely affect integrators during projects, and recognizing them early can help avoiding ...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 days ago

ADT / ASG 'Merger'

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ADT, the $4 billion annual revenue security giant, recently publicly traded again, has merged with security integrator Aronson Security Group, according to a message from Aronson Security Group's (ASG) CEO Phil Aronson. In this note, we examine...

By John Honovich - 6 days ago

Favorite NVR / VMS Manufacturers 2018

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There is a new integrator favorite VMS. In 2016, 2 VMSes were effectively tied for top choice. One of those VMSes favorability was stable while the other was trending down. Now, in 2018, significant separation has emerged. From 200+ integrator...

By IPVM Team - 6 days ago

Convergint Damage Control

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Convergint needs you to understand. When Convergint acquires companies, as they continuously do, it is an acquisition, e.g.: But when Convergint gets acquired, they do not like calling it what it is. IPVM raised this issue in our initial repor...

By IPVM Team - 10 days ago

Favorite Software For Remotely Supporting Video Surveillance Systems

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Being able to remotely support video surveillance systems is important both to reduce costs (eliminating truck rolls) and for expediting problem-solving. There are a variety of applications and services available to facilitate report support. 1...

By IPVM Team - 11 days ago

Convergint Acquired By Ares Management

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Convergint literally has been acquiring integrators left and right, with more than a dozen in the past 2 years. Now, it is Convergint's turn to be acquired, by an "alternative asset manager" named Ares. Who is Ares? What does this mean for Conv...

By John Honovich - 13 days ago

Smartvue VSaaS / Cloud Video Profile

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Smartvue, a US company, has raised over $20 million to develop 'The IoT Video Network' but what does that mean and what does Smartvue offer compared to competitors like Eagle Eye and Genetec? In this note, we profile Smartvue, based on a conversa...

By John Honovich - 16 days ago

Project Management Software Used

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What do integrators use to manage their projects? Nothing? Spreadsheet? MS Project? Online software? This continues IPVM's series on project management, adding to Integrator Managing Projects Statistics, Security Integrator Project Management Cer...

By Brian Rhodes - 19 days ago

Worst NVR / VMS Manufacturers 2018

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These are the manufacturers who integrators reported the most significant problems with. 220+ integrators answered: In the past year, what VMS / NVR system have you had the worst experience with? What happened? A notable shift occurred be...

By IPVM Team - 20 days ago

Project Plans for Security Integrators

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How do security integrators typically plan projects? A detailed playbook with step by step execution? Just go out and do it? Somewhere in between? 100+ integrators told IPVM how they plan projects and what level of detail they use. Project Work ...

By Brian Rhodes - 23 days ago

Convergint Acquisitions Reshaping Integrator Market

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The scale and number of Convergint's security integrator acquisitions are unprecedented. In the past two years, Convergint has acquired 15 integrators at an IPVM estimated price of $400M+ USD, fueled by private equity partner KRG. Given their p...

By Michael Budalich - 24 days ago

Resolution Usage Statistics 2018 - Moving Up From 1080p

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In 2016, IPVM statistics showed the most common camera resolution used was 1080p, rising from 2014's 720p. Now, new IPVM statistics of 200+ integrators shows the most common resolution moving up beyond even full HD.

By IPVM Team - 27 days ago

VSaaS Usage Statistics 2018

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VSaaS has been a 'next big thing' for more than a decade. The prospect of managing, storing and streaming video from the cloud rather than on-premise has been anticipated for years. But in 2016, IPVM stats showed less than 1/4th of integrators wer...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

This High Schooler Is Excited About His Future Security Career

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A common lament is that smart, young people have little interest in surveillance systems. In fact, discussions like Should Talented Young People Get Out Of The Security / Surveillance Industry? reinforce this concern, with many worried the best an...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Security Integrator Project Management Certifications

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Certifications are a common option for technology professionals looking to improve skills and gain validation. But how about for project management? The most well-known project management certification is the PMP but how well adopted is it in phy...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Strong Outlook For 2018

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Integrators entered 2017 with a positive outlook on the industry. During 2017 we saw the race to the bottom hit bottom, cyber security vulnerabilities rampant, and challenges in the SMB market, a key segment for many integrators. New IPVM statisti...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

NVRs - Embedded vs Separate PoE Switch (Statistics)

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Many NVRs now offer PoE switches embedded, allowing IP cameras to be connected directly to the recorder. On the plus side, these units can simplify installation as it eliminates the traditionally used separate PoE switch as well as allows addin...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Industry Vet Buying Integrators For New Conglomerate (DFENDUS)

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Industry veteran Dan Marston has started a new company, DFENDUS, with the specific goal of buying up integrators to form an operating conglomerate. IPVM spoke with Marston to understand his strategy, the kinds of integrators he is after, and plan...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

2018 Top Sales Interest For Integrators

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130+ integrators answered: This is a key question, especially for manufacturers, as it impacts what areas to focus more on and what opportunities they may target. In this report, we break out the 4 key areas selected, share detailed commentary...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Integrator Managing Projects Statistics (Project Manager)

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Who actually manages projects for security integrators? Does the average security integrator have dedicated project managers, or are technicians, sales people, or even the owner managing projects? Moreover, what business factors dictate when PMs ...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months ago

Risks Of Managing End User Passwords (Statistics)

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 - 2 months 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 - 3 months ago

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