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Security Integrators Outlook On Remaining Integrators In 2025

The industry has changed substantially in the last decade, with the rise of IP cameras and the race to the bottom. Indeed, more changes may be upcoming with AI and cloud. What does that mean for security integrators? 180+ integrators told us i...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 days ago

Biometrics Usage Statistics 2019

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Biometrics are commonly used in phones, but how frequently are they used for access? 150+ integrators told us how often they use biometrics, when, and why. Inside this report, we examine the trends and the key reasons for and against them.

By Brian Rhodes - 11 days ago

US Government Ban of Dahua, Hikvision, Huawei Takes Effect Now

The 'prohibition on use or procurement' of Dahua, Hikvision and Huawei products and 'essential components' take effect today, August 13, 2019, one year after the law was passed. While the ban is unprecedented in the US industry, China has effec...

By IPVM Team - 11 days ago

Proactive CCTV "Only Affordable Video Archiving Solution" Profile

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Proactive CCTV is claiming to offer "the only affordable video archiving solution on the market", reducing the storage typically required for H.265 by 89%. Where did Proactive come from? What are they providing, and how affordable is it? We spo...

By Sean Patton - 12 days ago

Responsibility Split Selecting Locks - Statistics

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A heated access debate surrounds who should pick and install the locks. While responsible for selecting the control systems, integrators often struggle getting locks to work when others supply them. So we asked integrators 'What percentage of you...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Mobile Access Usage Statistics 2019

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The ability to use mobile phones as access credentials is one of the biggest trends in a market that historically has been slow in adopting new technology. 150+ integrators told us how often they use mobile access and the 3 key limitations hold...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Poor OSDP Usage Statistics 2019

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OSDP certainly offers advantages over decades-old Wiegand (see our OSDP Access Control Guide) but new IPVM statistics show that usage of OSDP, even in new readers, is extremely low. Inside this report, we examine the trends and the key reasons ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

ADT Eliminating Acquired Brands, Unifying Under 'Commercial' Brand

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ADT is eliminating the brands of the many integrators it has acquired over the past few years, including Red Hawk, Aronson Security Group (ASG), Advanced Cabling, and Access Systems Integration as it moves to a unified 'ADT Commercial'. In this...

By Dan Gelinas and John Honovich - 2 months ago

Favorite Wireless Manufacturers 2019

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Many wireless options exist for video surveillance but how are integrator's overall favorites? 170 integrators answered the question: What is your favorite wireless manufacturer for video surveillance applications? Why? This is the succes...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Axis Will Not Block Resellers

While Axis generally has strong favorability amongst integrators, the biggest complaint is their channel model, which results in smaller integrator margins and competition against online sellers (see: Axis Favorability Results 2019). This is deba...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Dumber Techs, Bad Box Movers, Says Australian Distributor

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Techs today are "dumber" than they used to be, despite better education and training and that makes a typical day "frustrating" for one undisclosed distributor. Inside this interview, we talk with him about how techs' unwillingness to learn cre...

By Dan Gelinas - 2 months ago

"New" Arecont Fixes Failures "Without A Fight"

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The "old" Arecont was infamous not only for its camera failures but for making their "partners" fight to get them fixed. IPVM drew the ire of Arecont especially for our 'worst' camera manufacturer rankings where beleaguered partners would vent abo...

By Dan Gelinas - 3 months ago

China / US Trade War Impact Splits Industry

As the trade war continues to heat up, 170+ integrators told us "What impact will the US / PRC China conflict have on the industry?" Respondents were sharply divided, as the chart below shows: Executive Summary The top positive theme was th...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Smart CODEC Usage Statistics 2019

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Smart codecs are now nearly a standard feature in IP cameras, but our statistics show integrator adoption has not increased at the same rate. In this note, we examine adoption rates of smart codecs, and share integrators' feedback on why they d...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Vidsys New President Interviewed

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A decade ago, PSIM was hot with projections then of a billion dollar market by now. This has not come close to happening. However, Vidsys, one of the original PSIM providers is still around. While the company's long-time CEO and Founder James Cho...

By Dan Gelinas - 3 months ago

Verkada Favorability Results 2019

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Verkada has taken the industry by storm with the fastest growing video surveillance sales organization ever and a half billion dollar valuation. Now, it has achieved another milestone, in new IPVM integrator statistics, its net favorability of -28...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

NJ Law Requires Apprenticeship For Public Works Integrators

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Few integrators do a formal apprenticeship program. However, now a NJ law is requiring any integrator on public works projects (such as state schools, municipal buildings, etc.) to first attend such a program. However, the state chapter of the El...

By Dan Gelinas - 3 months ago

Average Frame Rate Video Surveillance 2019

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What is the average frame rated used in video surveillance systems? In IPVM's 2011 statistics, the average was 6-8fps increasing to ~10fps in our 2016 statistics. Now, in 2019, the average has increased significantly to 15fps. Inside this repo...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Bank Security Manager Interview

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Bank security contends with many significant threats - from fraudsters to robbers and more. In this interview, IPVM spoke with bank security manager Damon Hood, who served in the Navy military police and in the private sector examining: Who ...

By Dan Gelinas - 3 months ago

Mining Company Security Manager Interview

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First Quantum Minerals Limited (FQML) is a global enterprise with offices on 4 continents and operations in 7 countries with exploratory operations in "several other countries." At any given site, their security measures are protecting billions o...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

ADT's Top Dealer "The Defenders" Sued 20+ Times

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ADT's largest authorized dealer, The Defenders, has been sued more than 20 times since 2012, IPVM has verified through analyzing legal records. In February 2019, we examined how ADT And 'The Defenders' Silent About Massive Complaints and was ti...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

Ranking Manufacturer Favorability 2019

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24 manufacturer's favorability was ranked based on 170+ integrators feedback. Voting plus in-depth comments revealed insights on which brands were well regarded for value or support, and which were viewed as out of date, overpriced, or mistrusted....

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Ex-Integrator Now Growth Strategist Interviewed

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For more than a decade, Scot MacTaggart was a security integrator (at PA-based PSX). In late 2018, he left the industry. He is now a Growth Strategist and he believes the industry is eating integrators alive. IPVM conducted an interview with Ma...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

Arecont Favorability Results 2019

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Arecont's net negativity remained the same in IPVM's 2019 integrator study, though integrator's feeling became relatively more neutral compared to 2017's results, as the 2019 response shows: However, in the past 2 years, Arecont has changed sub...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

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