Integrators (411)

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Remote Video Monitoring Providers Directory

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Remote video monitoring can help integrators generate RMR plus end users lower their security costs and/or improve response to critical events. The four main types of video monitoring services commonly offered are: Video verification Video gu...

By Ari Erenthal - 2 days ago

FLIR Is Giving Away $3,000 Demo Kits

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Everybody likes free stuff, and FLIR is using that concept to attract dealers by giving them $3,000 worth of demo gear for attending a certification session. Of course, nothing is ever really "free", and there are caveats to FLIRs promotion. In t...

By Brian Karas - 7 days ago

Selling and Valuing Security Integrators

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This ia a tutorial in how to (1) determine your security integrator's value and (2) to sell your security integrator. If you own an integrator, want to buy one or even are thinking of starting your own one day, this is a must read. We spoke with ...

By Brian Karas - 12 days ago

Panoramic Camera Usage Rising 2017

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Panoramic camera usage (including fisheye and multi-imagers) continue to rise rapidly. However, the race to the bottom is hindering even stronger panoramic uptake. In this note, we compare to 2014 panoramic camera usage, sharing 140+ integrator r...

By John Honovich - 16 days ago

Code Blue Emergency Communications Profile

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Code Blue is a US-based manufacturer of emergency call stations, call boxes, and incident management software. Over time, the company has shifted from building metal enclosures to providing turn-key products for emergency communicates or visitor m...

By Brian Karas - 19 days ago

Manufacturer Support Horror Story

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Most manufacturers would be accommodating if an integrator asked to return product they never ordered, shipped to them by mistake. But, this company is not "most manufacturers", and has a different approach to dealing with this scenario. A large ...

By Brian Karas - 20 days ago

Varifocal Vs Fixed Lens Statistics 2017

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Varifocal camera lenses provide more flexibility at installation time, but come at a higher cost. Fixed lens cameras reduce hardware costs, but can make getting the right Field of View more difficult or costly. How often do integrators choose one...

By Brian Karas - 20 days ago

Mobile Video Installation Statistics

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Mobile video systems - those mounted on buses, trains, cars, boats, etc. - are a niche within video surveillance with its own particular challenges. 160 integrators provided feedback to IPVM on: Installing mobile video systems Most common app...

By Brian Karas - 22 days ago

Burglar Alarm Zoning Guide

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The function of an alarm panel is to gather information from sensors and respond to this information by triggering actions. While it is possible to program these responses manually, most alarm panels have a variety of responses preprogrammed and g...

By Ari Erenthal - 26 days ago

Anixter CEO Admits Price Deflation and Non-Exclusive Integrator Sales

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Anixter's CEO has admitted to (1) price deflation impacting IP camera sales and (2) not always being 'exclusive' with security integrators. In this note, we look at what Anixter's CEO has gotten wrong about IP camera price deflation and non-exc...

By John Honovich - 28 days ago

Dell EMC Surveillance Division Profile

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With revenue growth from traditional IT customers slowing, Dell has set a focus on the security industry as a market where the company can offer its products to customers with less focus on price and more on performance. Security buyers are often ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Top Selling Video Surveillance Distributors

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These are the top selling video surveillance distributors in North America, as reported by 150 integrator survey respondents. In this report, we rank, compare and share feedback on (alphabetically): ADI Anixter CSC Direct Graybar Ingram M...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Hide or Show Models on Quotes - Integrator Statistics

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Customers like to know what they are buying, but they might use an integrator's detailed quote to shop the system designed. This is a challenge faced by integrators everywhere, and there are strong opinions on the best approach. New survey result...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

PSA Distributor Favorability Results

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To most integrators, PSA is is a vague unknown entity but to some, PSA is exactly what a distributor should be.  In this report we provide an overview of PSA, and their rankings in our distributor favorability series.

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

VMS Vs NVR Usage Statistics

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What is used more often? VMS software or NVR appliances? 160 integrators told us what they most commonly use and why.

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Q1 2017 Video Surveillance Market Review

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These are the most notable moves and events for January - March 2017 in the video surveillance market. Cybersecurity Rising Cybersecurity, once ignored in physical security, is rapidly gaining interest driven by key Q1 2017 events, with the Dahu...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

DDNS vs P2P vs VPN Usage Statistics

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Cyber security concerns are escalating, even in the video surveillance industry which has historically lagged in its attention here. A key element of cyber security is what remote access technologies is used. In particular, DDNS has come into p...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Anixter Favorability Results

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Anixter's direct sales and integrator anger about it has been in the news recently: Anixter / Bosch Sells Direct to Amazon Anixter Touts Selling to End Users Boycott Anixter, Says 82% Integrators In this report, as part of our distributo...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months ago

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