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Favorite Electrified Locks 2018

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Electronic lock manufacturing is dominated by 3 conglomerates (alphabetically) Allegion, Assa and Dormakaba holding numerous electronic lock brands. But which do integrators most prefer? In this report, we rank the 3 conglomerates, examine which ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2018

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A number of major moves in integrator's favorite camera rankings for 2018: Two manufacturers make major moves up One major manufacturer moves down Two of the three mega Chinese manufacturers did not make the favorites This is the companion...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Video Analytics Usage Statistics 2018

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Video analytics is hot again (one of the top 2 trends going into this year), this time driven by deep learning and artificial intelligence. But, how much of video analytics are actually being used today? 200+ integrators told IPVM how often they...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

ONVIF Usage Statistics 2018

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ONVIF has long 'won' the standards battle for video surveillance. But has the now 10-year-old ONVIF 'won' vs direct integrations? Undoubtedly, ONVIF has very wide support, with 9,496 (and counting) conformant products. However, most VMS and recor...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

Integrator Web Browser / ActiveX Usage Statistics

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Web browsers are commonly needed to configure IP cameras and other physical security components. So security integrators do not just use them for 'browsing the web'. For overall Internet users, Google Chrome is most commonly used, with IE very lo...

By Sean Patton - about 1 year ago

Top Video Surveillance Service Call Problems (Statistics)

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In our most recent statistics series, over 150 integrators told IPVM the most common problem their customers have with their video systems. Interestingly, common root causes emerged across integrator sizes or geograhic locations. Inside, we gathe...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Worst Camera Manufacturers 2018

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Who is the camera manufacturer integrators have had the worst experience within the past year? 200+ integrators told us. Here are some possibilities, alphabetically ordered: Arecont: the 3-time defending champion, winner of the 2011, 2014 an...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Favorite Integrator Sales Quote Software (Statistics)

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What application do integrators use the most to issue sales quotes? Nothing? Spreadsheet? MS Project? Online software? Of the many offerings out there, which one has the interest of security companies?   150+ integrators told IPVM what they softw...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Visio For Video Surveillance Design

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Many integrators have standardized on AutoCAD for camera layouts but new users may be overwhelmed by its learning curve. Microsoft's Visio Professional offers many of AutoCAD's core functions in an easier to use drag and drop package. In this rep...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Health Care Insurance Integrator Benefits Statistics

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How common and how much healthcare coverage is typically provided by security companies? 150+ integrators explained how their companies provide the benefits, and whether or not they are happy with how it is going. Inside, we examine IPVM member f...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Change Orders - Sometimes Necessary, Sometimes Unethical

Change orders are a common element in project sales. Sometimes they are a necessity and appropriate ways to deal with arising issues, but sometimes contractors abuse them to make profits at the expense of the customer and rival contractors. Why C...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year ago

ADT / ASG 'Merger' Acquisition

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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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year ago

Top 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Resolution Usage Statistics 2018 - Moving Up From 1080p

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 - about 1 year 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 year ago

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