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Brivo Opens Up, Adds Mercury Support

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Brivo's cloud-based access control was built around the companies proprietary hardware controllers, and was often seen as a limitation by customers. Now, the company has shifted strategy, by embracing hardware from perhaps the most well-known open...

By Brian Karas - 11 days ago

Top Trade Shows For Security Integrators

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100+ North American security integrators told us what trade shows they attend and why. The most well known shows are ISC West and ASIS but there are also a host of local and regional shows.  In this post, we examine how attendance broke down amo...

By John Honovich - 11 days ago

CSC / Wesco Distributor Favorability Results

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  IPVM has conducted favorability statistics for distributors, based on 100+ integrator responses, covering ADI, Anixter, Scansource, PSA, Tri-Ed, Alibaba and more. In this edition, we share the results for CSC / Wesco.

By Brian Karas - 14 days ago

Positive Video Surveillance Outlook - 2017 Statistics

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376 manufacturers and integrators revealed their outlook on the future of the video surveillance industry in a recent IPVM survey. Both groups are strongly positive about the future with integrators even more so: Factors cited as influencing o...

By Brian Karas - 20 days ago

Amazon Distributor Favorability Results

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Amazon is not a security distributor, but they often have more stock, better prices, and faster shipping on certain components than many distributors, according to integrators. When do integrators turn to Amazon, and how do they rate Amazon aga...

By Brian Karas - 24 days ago

Hikvision Defaulted Devices Getting Hacked

Hikvision devices with default passwords and remote network access enabled (via DDNS, public IPs, etc.) have experienced wide spread hacking over the past month locking out users, IPVM has confirmed. This is new, and from what has been reported b...

By Brian Karas - 25 days ago

Favorite Social Media Sites for Video Surveillance

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Snapshot, Pinterest, Google+, etc. 150 integrator respondents answered: What, if any, social media websites do you regularly visit for video surveillance information? Why? The Results There was a cle...

By John Honovich - 26 days ago

20 Manufacturer Favorability Ranked

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20 security industry organizations' favorability was ranked based on direct feedback from over 100 integrators. In-depth comments revealed insights on which brands were well regarded for value or support, and which were viewed as out of date, over...

By Brian Karas - 27 days ago

Bosch Favorability Results

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Bosch is one of the most well known brands in the industry and they have combined recently with Sony in video surveillance. But how has Bosch stood up against the rising wave of Chinese entrants? In this last entry of our 20 manufacturer favorab...

By Brian Karas - 28 days ago

Avigilon Favorability Results

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One of the fastest growing companies has turned into one of the rockiest, as cooling growth, management turnover and a roller coaster stock price shakes Avigilon. So how do integrators feel about Avigilon? 100+ integrators told IPVM in detail, re...

By John Honovich - 28 days ago

Cutting Costs 70% Using Milestone With HD Analog

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HD analog and enterprise VMSes are often thought of as being on opposite sides of the spectrum, with HD analog best for small jobs due to its low cost while enterprise VMSes only justifiable in large ones due to its high cost. However, we have be...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Exacq Favorability Results

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For years, Exacq has been one of the most frequently favored VMSes in IPVM integrator statistics (e.g., see Favorite VMS Manufacturers 2016). However, approaching 4 years after being acquired by Tyco, things are changing, with the 3 co-founders e...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

The Hot RMR Company - Electric Guard Dog

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The financiers at the Barnes Buchanan conference praised a company named 'Electric Guard Dog'. While the name sounds fairly low tech, the money and the model they are pursuing drew significant attention. And this company is looking for dealer par...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Milestone: "Easy Money Days Are Over"

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Contrary to IPVM's criticisms, Milestone has reaffirmed that glory days remain. But they admit that they 'easy money days are over': Are the glory days of IP video over? No, the easy money days are over. #milestonecommunitydays MIPS @milestone...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Integrator's Top Selling Cameras 2017

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8 manufacturers accounted for 80% of the top selling camera lines for ~150 integrator responses. This report demonstrates which brands integrators typically lead with. While this does correlate to overall sales, this post does not attempt to dete...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Lenel Favorability Results 2017

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At this point, it is not surprising that Lenel is one of the most disliked security manufacturers. From stories like Lenel Partners Angry, Lenel Does Not Care comes a clear, strong theme: Lenel's star has fallen, and in the opinion of many, crashe...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Hitachi Taking On Security Industry

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Hitachi, bigger than Sony and Panasonic overall, with $89 billion USD 2016 total revenue, is expanding into the security industry. They are targeting public safety applications, with a product suite that includes video analytics and a PSIM-like pl...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Sony Favorability Results

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Sony is one of the largest brands in the world and a long term provider of both video surveillance imagers and cameras. But, like all incumbents, they have been challenged by the race to the bottom of the last few years. Indeed, just a few month...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Boycott Anixter, Says 82% Integrators

82% of 130 145 integrator respondents say integrators should boycott Anixter, in response to Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon. This is the latest in a long line of events where Anixter sells direct to end users (e.g., 1, 2, 3). In partic...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Axis Favorability Results

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For many years, Axis sold the most IP cameras but, with the rise of Hikvision and Dahua, that has changed. How would that impact Axis favorability? In this installment of our integrator favorability ratings, we share Axis' results, highlighting ...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Startup V5 Targets Rapid Deployment Cameras

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Easy to deploy "wire free" cameras have been a goal of the security industry for some time. Manufacturers, such as Micropower, have tried, and ultimately failed, to deliver on this concept for several years. Now, startup V5 has raised $7M+ in fun...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Hikvision Best Alternatives Picked By Integrators

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While Hikvision has driven the market with an unprecedented combination of low cost, support, sales and marketing expenditures, integrator opposition to Hikvision is rising (see Hikvision's favorability results). To that end, 200+ integrators tol...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Arecont Lowest Favorability Results

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Given Arecont is 3 time defending integrator choice for worst camera manufacturer, it should be little surprise they had the lowest score in the integrator Favorability series. Integrators detailed why they dislike Arecont, and comments indicate ...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Avigilon Responds to Direct Sales Discussion

In a discussion, an integrator posted that an Avigilon inside sales rep contacted him, mistakenly believing he was an end user, looking to set an appointment with him. Another integrator said that Avigilon had sold direct to an end user, setting t...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Integrator Service Vehicle Guide

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Few assets are as commonly used by integrators and installers as their service vehicles. 125 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their service vehicles, including: Which Vehicle Types Are Most Popular? Which Vehicle Brands Are Pre...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

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