Intrusion (153)

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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 - 13 minutes 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 - 4 days 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 - 6 days 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 - 17 days 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 - 21 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 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 - 2 months ago

FLIR Launches Saros

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Has FLIR solved the video intrusion / remote monitoring problem or have they created an overkill, overly expensive device? FLIR has launched Saros, an offering that has a long line of capabilities: dual thermal sensors, 4K video, 940nm IR LEDs,...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Alarm.com Business Market Expansion

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Alarm.com has millions of subscribers, but the company has traditionally been mostly a residential/home focused offering.  ADC's new Smart Business Solutions service plan adds some major pieces to the platform and could be a major competition incr...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Forced Door Alarms For Access Control Tutorial

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One of the most important access control alarms is also often ignored. "Forced Door" provides a vital and even critical notification against security risks, but many users simply dismiss them as too minor for a response. Why is this the case? Ho...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

70+ New Products Directory Spring 2018

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We have compiled a list of new products for Spring 2018 in the categories: Video Surveillance Access Control Fire and Intrusion Other (Wiring, Audio units, Networking Products, etc) One notable trend so far in the year is the low number...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Axis Z-Wave IP Camera Tested Poorly

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Z-Wave is drawing notable interest for video surveillance use. In IPVM's initial coverage, 84% expressed interest in it, with nearly half being very interested. As integrator John Bazyk astutely noted: Integrating inputs/outputs with cameras ha...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

ADT Hammered Again, Loses Another Billion In Market Cap

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ADT's CEO told investors that, 'in baseball terms', ADT was batting 5 for 5. But investors told ADT's CEO, 'in baseball terms', that he was being demoted to Triple-A. Just 2 weeks after ADT lost a billion in market cap in the wake of the Amazo...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Bosch Merges Video, Intrusion and Access Businesses

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Bosch is merging their "video systems, intrusion detection, as well as its access control and management software business units to form a single business unit, known as Security". This was announced as a detail of a recent renaming of "Bosch Se...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Simplisafe 'All New' Generation 3 Tested

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Feared by the traditional alarm industry, Simplisafe has launched its 'all new' Generation 3 platform that they declare is "Stronger. Faster. Safer.": doubling-down on SimpliSafe’s core mission from day one: to make the best home protection pos...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

The Interceptor Aims To Fix Vulnerability In Millions of Alarm Systems

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Security executive Jeffery Zwirn claims a 'catastrophic' flaw exists in 'millions of alarm systems', and dealers could be liable if not fixed. The Interceptor prevents a thief or building fire from locking up an alarm panel to prevent it from dial...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Testing DMP XTLPlus / Virtual Keypad Vs Alarm.com & Honeywell

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DMP has a strong presence in commercial intrusion alarms, but not in residential. However, the company's XTLPLus wireless combo panel and Virtual Keypad system aims to address the gap, and is DMP's competition to smart home platforms like Honeywel...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Nest Secure Alarm System Tested

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Google's expansion continues, this time into home security with their Nest subsidiary's move into alarm systems. They paid more than a half-billion dollars to get into consumer video surveillance, with Dropcam. Then they damaged it severely, stum...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Honeywell Crowdfunding Bombs

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100,000+ employees and $40,000,000,000 in annual revenue. That's Honeywell. ~200 backers and ~$67,000 in funding in a week. That's Honeywell crowdfunding campaign for its 'smart home security system.' It is a dealer-angering dud. But we see som...

By John Honovich - 8 months ago

Honeywell Indiegogo-Funded DIY Intrusion System Examined

Honeywell did $39 Billion dollars in revenue last year, but they are asking the public for $50,000 (.0001% of revenue) to fund their Indiegogo campaign for a new smart home security system. We examine the proposed features and functionality of Ho...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

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