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Cloud Video Storage Usage 2018

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Storing email and documents in the cloud have long been common, with on-site email or file servers increasingly eliminated. However, what about video surveillance? What percentage of new video surveillance deployments are integrators using cloud ...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

ADT Acquires Red Hawk, Becomes Billion Dollar Commercial Business

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With its ~7th commercial acquisition in the past year, ADT is transforming itself from a residential provider to a commercial player with now more than a billion dollars of annual commercial sales. ADT has announced it will acquire Red Hawk Fire ...

By Dan Gelinas - 5 months ago

Exacq Co-Founders Return, Start Qumulex

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Exacq co-founders Dan Rittman, Tom Buckley, and David Underwood are back, starting up Qumulex. In 2000, they sold Integral to Andover (ultimately Pelco / Schneider) for $50 million. In 2013, they sold Exacq to Tyco for $150 million. And in 2017...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Geutebruck Company Profile

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Geutebrück has been in business for nearly 50 years, but they are not well known within the US surveillance market. In this report, we profile Geutebrück, based on a conversation with Geutebrück's majority owner, Katharine Geutebrueck and Geuteb...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

Integrator Laptop Guide

This 18-page guide provides guidance and statistics about integrator laptop use. 150 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their laptops, including: Favorite laptop brands used, with the top 7 ranked Most commonly used CPU, RAM, and ...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Security System Health Monitoring Usage Statistics 2018

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How well and quickly do integrators know if devices are offline or broken? New IPVM statistics show that typically no health monitoring is used. Based on ~150 integrator responses, we show usage patterns across integrators, the most common reas...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Network Cable Testing Guide

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Proper cable installation is key to trouble-free surveillance systems. However, testing is often an afterthought, with problems only discovered when cameras have problems, resulting in increased troubleshooting, or even worse, reinstallation. Sim...

By John Scanlan - 6 months ago

Favorite Request-to-Exit (RTE) Manufacturers 2018

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Request To Exit devices like motion sensors and lock releasing push-buttons are a part of almost every access install, but who makes the equipment integrators most prefer? Big brands like (alphabetically) Assa, Bosch, Honeywell and Tyco are common...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Favorite Intercom Manufacturers 2018

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Intercoms are certainly increasing in popularity, driven by the integration of video and IP networking. But who is the favorite? On the one side, you have incumbents like Aiphone, Commend and Stentofon / Zenitel. On the other, you have large IP ca...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Stanley Security Acquires 3xLogic, Kushner Becomes Product President

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Stanley Security acquired 3xLogic a few months ago. However, the company has still not officially publicly announced it, leading many to wonder what happened. Now, 3xLogic CEO and new Stanley Security Products & Solutions Global President...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

Dell Launches IoT for Surveillance

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Historically, Dell has been a PC and server provider (e.g., "Dude, you're getting a Dell") and widely used for surveillance storage. However, in 2016, Dell finished acquiring EMC (which included VMware) and is now leveraging those companies to la...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

France Political Scandal Reveals Video Surveillance Problems

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In what French media describes as "the most damaging crisis yet for" French President Macron, a political scandal has revealed major gaps in the country’s enforcement of video surveillance regulations. These gaps could expose integrators and end u...

By Charles Rollet - 7 months ago

ISS VMS / Video Analytics Company Profile

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Who is ISS? In the past few months, they had one of the craziest ISC West promo items in years. Then, they hired industry veteran and ex-Dahua Director Janet Fenner as CMO, who promptly took over Hikvision's abandoned GSX 2018 booth in the middl...

By Sean Patton - 7 months ago

RealNetworks Free School Facial Recognition

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The company that created RealPlayer is moving beyond media delivery and into the security space with a new facial recognition platform they have developed. IPVM has written about the difficulties of FST, another face rec software provider that ...

By Dan Gelinas - 8 months ago

Axis 'Sold Out' Faces Shortage Again

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For the second year in a row, Axis faces significant product shortages, many products sold out, and frustrated integrators. In this note, we examine the problem, Axis' response, the upside of it and the competitive risks.

By John Honovich - 8 months ago

4 Most Difficult Camera Installs (Statistics)

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Heavy housings, cumbersome brackets, heavy ladders required, and tricky field of view requirements will cause difficulties no matter the camera manufacturer, because of the install location or complexity of the camera technology. This continues I...

By Sean Patton - 8 months ago

The Dumb Ones: PSA's Bozeman On Cybersecurity

The smart ones are the hundred people who flew to Denver and spent $500+ on a 1.5-day conference featuring (now US government banned) Dahua as a 'cyber responsible partner', as PSA President Bill Bozeman declared: The rest of you, well... A fe...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Worst Features for Camera Installation (Statistics)

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4 clear worst features for installing were identified by 140+ integrator respondents to: What feature(s) make a camera hard to install? The following features were mentioned many times in the responses: Camera Pigtails / Cable Whips Manu...

By Sean Patton - 10 months ago

Top Features For Easy Camera Installation (Statistics)

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Camera installation is the most fundamental and common task for video security technicians. Because of this, camera manufacturers market their products as easier and quicker to install versus the competition, in addition to the quality images they...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Stats: IP Camera Dead On Arrival (DOA) Decline, Near Zero

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New IPVM integrator statistics show that IP camera DoA rates have declined with zero dead on arrival units for many integrators and effectively zero for many more, a decline from 2015 reported failure rates. 

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Stats: Upgrading Cameras Far More Common Than Replacing Failed Cameras

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The old saying "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It" does not apply here. New IPVM statistics show that 60% of cameras that are replaced still work but are upgraded to newer and better technology. We asked if cameras were replaced because of planned ...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Exacq Improving Technical Support, Responding To Integrator Complaints

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Exacq had been a long-term favorite of integrators, but since their 2014 Tyco acquisition, Exacq has fallen in IPVM integrator studies (though still one of the favorite VMSes). Most recently, Exacq suffered significant integrator complaints in I...

By John Honovich - 10 months ago

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