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Central Stations Face Off Against NFPA On Fire Monitoring

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Central stations are facing off against the NFPA over what they call anti-competitive language in NFPA 72, the standard that covers fire alarms. The central stations say the NFPA is unfairly favoring municipalities but the NFPA contends it is foll...

By Dan Gelinas - about 21 hours ago

Ascent / MONI Faces Lender Lawsuit and Debt Crisis

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ASCMA, aka Ascent, aka Brinks Home Security, aka MONI, aka Monitronics is being sued by a group of their lenders who allege: As of June 30, 2018, MONI itself is hopelessly insolvent with only $2.1 million of cash and cash equivalents on hand....

By Dan Gelinas - 6 days ago

ADT CEO Is Out

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ADT's CEO Tim Whall is out, 'retiring' in less than 3 months, ADT announced. This comes amidst financial challenges, with the company's stock down significantly from its earlier 2018 IPO, and the company facing problems with employees protestin...

By IPVM Team - 15 days ago

Why Vivint / Best Buy Failed

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DIY has bested Vivint. In 2017, Best Buy and Vivint partnered with Vivint employees on the floor of 400+ Best Buy stores, helping customers with smart home questions and selling them smart home packages. However, a little more than a year later,...

By IPVM Team - 19 days ago

JCI / Napco Integration Battle

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JCI and Napco are firing salvos at each other over integration issues which both sides blame on the other. The bigger problem is that central stations and their dealers are caught in the middle. IPVM came across a general advisory from JCI abo...

By Dan Gelinas - 20 days ago

Inputs/Outputs For Video Surveillance Guide

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While many cameras have Input/Output (I/O) ports, few are actually used and most designers do not even consider them. However, a good understanding of their flexibility can save hundreds of dollars on complex designs. In this guide, we explain ca...

By IPVM Team - 26 days ago

2Gig Gun Lock / Motion Detector Tested

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Safer guns for families and an opportunity for security dealers to sell more services? That is the aim of Nortek's 2GIG 'Gun Motion Detector' (2GIG-GNGRD1-345). Rather than simply a mechanical lock for the gun, 2GIG has integrated motion detectio...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

SimpliSafe Violating California, Florida, and Texas Licensing Laws

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IPVM has verified that DIY security system provider SimpliSafe, founded in 2006 and acquired in June of 2018 at a billion dollar valuation, is violating alarm licensing laws in California, Florida, and Texas. In this note we: Explain how sta...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 month ago

Nortek Sues SDS, Battle Over Unpaid Bill and Cancelled Lines

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Nortek and SDS legal battle continues. As IPVM reported, SDS sued Nortek alleging bribery and antitrust violation. However, Wave fired back at SDS, claiming the plaintiff was just "desperate" and could not compete. Now, Nortek has sued SDS for no...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 month ago

Uniview Intrusion Analytics and VMD Tested

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IPVM's IP Camera Analytics Shootout featuring Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision created some ill will with a Uniview distributor who objected: Could you pls explain why do you keep insisting to limit the comparisons w/ only Dahua ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Avigilon "Self-Learning" Analytics And VMD Tested

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Avigilon is a popular choice for video analytics, offering "self-learning" analytics built into their cameras as well as appliances. We tested their self-learning analytics indoors and out on Avigilon's H4 dome cameras, as well as their standard ...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Amazon Ring Alarm System Tested

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Amazon Ring is going to hurt traditional dealers, and especially ADT, new IPVM test results of Ring's Alarm system underscore. IPVM found that the system overall works well, easily overdelivering versus its groundbreaking low pricing.  The sys...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Axis Perimeter Defender Video Analytics Tested

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Axis 'high security' video analytics offering is Perimeter Defender, OEMed / developed with Digital Barriers. But how good is Perimeter Defender? And how does it compare to Axis VMD4 and Guard Suite analytics? We tested Perimeter Defender in ind...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Amazon Ring Partners With Rapid Response For $10 Monitoring

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Amazon's Ring alarm system is using Rapid Response for monitoring, IPVM has confirmed in our testing. Amazon is arguably the most feared new entrant into the alarm monitoring market ever. With their huge size scale, with an $800 billion valuation...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Simplisafe Acquired At $1 Billion Valuation

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Simplisafe, the competitor alarm monitoring companies historically most love to hate, has been acquired by a mega private equity firm for a $1 billion valuation. Inside this note, we examine: Why this will make Simplisafe an even tougher com...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Axis Guard Suite Video Analytics Tested

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In 2015, we declared Axis' Guard Suite analytics "weak", with missed detections and false alerts common. But after nearly 3 years and a 2.0 version release, has this improved? We tested Motion Guard, Fence Guard, and Loitering Guard to find out, ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Amazon Ring Launches $10 Monthly Professional Alarm Monitoring

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Amazon's Ring has announced an alarm system with 24/7 professional alarm monitoring for $10 per month, a fraction of the $30+ per month traditional alarm monitoring providers charge. Is this the beginning of the end for the security industry's ...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Bosch IVA Video Analytics And Motion+ VMD Tested

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Bosch's video analytics now ship on nearly every model, from indoor domes to high-end 5MP starlight cameras.  In this test, we evaluate Bosch's Intelligent Video Analytics, included on their Flexidome and Dinion models, as well as Motion+ VMD, us...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Hikvision PanoVu 20MP Flexible Camera Tested

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Hikvision has released their first repositionable multi imager cameras with integrated IR included, atypical in competitors. We bought and tested the PanoVu 20MP Flexible Series Camera, the DS-2CD6D54FWD-IZHS, to see how it performs, examining: ...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Hanwha Wisenet X Analytics and VMD Test

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Continuing our updated testing of camera analytics, we tested Hanwha's Wisenet X analytics for over two weeks in multiple scenes, indoors and out, day and night. To see how these analytics perform in real world scenes, we used three cameras: ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

The Hikvision Smart Classroom Behavior Management System

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Hikvision's rapidly growing offering of analytics, which we most recently examined with Hikvision's ethnic minority analytics, is now going into the education market where Hikvision aims to improve scholastic performance with artificial intelligen...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Dahua Intrusion Analytics And VMD Tested (Poorly)

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Dahua ships basic analytics on practically all their cameras, ranging from low cost to high end. To see how these analytics work in real world scenes, we tested multiple cameras indoors and out, varying in resolution, field of view, and form facto...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Hikvision VMD And Intrusion Analytics Tested

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VMD worked poorly on Hikvision cameras, new IPVM testing found. However, Hikvision ships analytics on practically every IP camera, with intrusion detection included on even their lowest cost models. To see how these analytics work in real-world ...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

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