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Hikvision Acusense Analytics Tested

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Hikvision touts "The Magic Behind It All" in their new Acusense line are 'deep learning algorithms' inside these cameras and recorders. But how well do these new models work? We bought and tested the Hikvision DS-2CD2346G1-I/SL camera and DS-76...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 months ago

Interlogix Shutting Down

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Interlogix is shutting down, as UTC has confirmed to IPVM in a statement about their "plans to wind down" the once leading brand. Inside this note, we examine: UTC's Statement Why Interlogix was not sold Interlogix's positioning in intrusi...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

Dahua Analytics+ Tested

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Dahua's analytics have performed poorly in past shootouts. But now, they claim their new Analytics+ "algorithms significantly improve accuracy and reliability." To see how these new analytics perform, we bought and tested the N45DL7Z 4MP dome, ...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Hikvision 4K Camera Shootout

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With their latest Smart Series 5 cameras, Hikvision is claiming cameras "fully loaded" with "state-of-the-art technology for high performance and enterprise applications." But how does this compare to their lower cost Performance Series which clai...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Wyze AI Analytics Tested - Beats Axis and Hikvision

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$20 camera disruptor Wyze has released free person detection deep learning analytics to all of their users, claiming users will "Only get notified when it matters." We bought a Wyze Cam and Wyze Cam Pan to test this new analytic and see how it ...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 4 months ago

ADT Eliminating Acquired Brands, Unifying Under 'Commercial' Brand

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ADT is eliminating the brands of the many integrators it has acquired over the past few years, including Red Hawk, Aronson Security Group (ASG), Advanced Cabling, and Access Systems Integration as it moves to a unified 'ADT Commercial'. In this...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Dumber Techs, Bad Box Movers, Says Australian Distributor

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Techs today are "dumber" than they used to be, despite better education and training and that makes a typical day "frustrating" for one undisclosed distributor. Inside this interview, we talk with him about how techs' unwillingness to learn cre...

By Dan Gelinas - 5 months ago

Hikvision DeepinMind 2019 Test

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In 2018, Hikvision's DeepinMind AI NVR performed terribly, recognizing vehicles, animals, and other objects as humans, misclassifying demographics, completely missing humans in the scene and more issues. Now, after a year of firmware updates, H...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 5 months ago

Vidsys New President Interviewed

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A decade ago, PSIM was hot with projections then of a billion dollar market by now. This has not come close to happening. However, Vidsys, one of the original PSIM providers is still around. While the company's long-time CEO and Founder James Cho...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

IndigoVision Control Center VMS Tested

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IPVM's last test of IndigoVision's VMS was in 2010, which found enterprise VMS features and a simple client interface. but no 3rd party camera support. We tested Control Center and in this report, we examine its main strengths and weaknesses in...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

Nortek Security CEO Out, Company Pivoting

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Nortek Security's CEO, Michael O'Neal is out, after 8 years leading the company, in what Nortek described to IPVM as them having 'pivoted strongly from [their] factory roots'. However, as their owner admitted, Nortek Security's "business endured ...

By Dan Gelinas, John Honovich, and Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Hikvision DeepinView Camera Analytics Tested

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Hikvision is expanding its 'deep learning' offerings with a new camera series called 'DeepinView' claiming false alarm reduction and improved accuracy. We bought a DeepinView 1080p bullet camera (DS-2CD7A26G0-IZHS) and tested in multiple scenes...

By Ethan Ace and Rob Kilpatrick - 6 months ago

ADT's Top Dealer "The Defenders" Sued 20+ Times

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ADT's largest authorized dealer, The Defenders, has been sued more than 20 times since 2012, IPVM has verified through analyzing legal records. In February 2019, we examined how ADT And 'The Defenders' Silent About Massive Complaints and was ti...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

Bastille Cell Phone Tracking Profile

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Is tracking someone by their cellphone the next generation of surveillance? Bastille is a US startup which tracks people by their cellphone or other connected devices and integrates with IP cameras. However, its chief use case is enforcing no-cel...

By Charles Rollet - 7 months ago

UK Installer CCTV Aware - Flat Pricing, No Salespeople

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This is a different kind of company. They do flat pricing, they do not have any salespeople and 50% of their sales are sold and booked online. How does CCTV Aware do it? In this profile, based on our research and interview with the company's ...

By Dan Gelinas - 7 months ago

Casino Security Consultant Carl Lindgren Interview

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For more than 20 years, Carl Lindgren [link no longer available] worked as a casino surveillance pro, while being active (and sometimes outspoken) on various online video surveillance groups What best practices has he picked up over the years a...

By Dan Gelinas - 8 months ago

Large Hospital Security End User Interview

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This large single-state healthcare system consists of many hospitals, and hundreds of health parks, private practices, urgent care facilities, and medical offices. IPVM conducted an end user interview with the company and asked about operations...

By Dan Gelinas - 8 months ago

Genetec Security Center 5.8 Tested

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Genetec has released Version 5.8. This comes after a wait of more than a year that caused frustrations for many Genetec partners. Our previous test (which covers the fundamentals), found Security Center to offer many enterprise features and a com...

By Sean Patton - 8 months ago

ADT Stock Drops After Announcing Loss And Amazon Delay

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ADT's stock price dropped significantly after reporting heavy losses and delays in its Amazon partnership, as seen in the screenshot below: In this note, based on our analysis of the earnings call we look at: ADT stock down to Dec. 2018 leve...

By Dan Gelinas - 8 months ago

Private School IT Manager Surveillance Interview

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This IT manager describes himself as the "oft-maligned IT person" whose "opinions may not always be appreciated by the integrator crowd." But he is here to share his perspective. This undisclosed interviewee is the IT manager at a private US sc...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

BluB0x Company Profile

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BluB0x has doubled in revenue every year since its founding in 2013, according to CEO Patrick Barry [link no longer available]. We originally reported on them in 2015. At the time, they described themselves as a "hosted security platform that deli...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

ADT And 'The Defenders' Silent About Massive Complaints

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ADT's largest dealer, "The Defenders" has been the subject of a massive number of complaints over many years and many forums, most recently a CBS investigation. Despite this, ADT and "The Defenders" have so far been effectively silent to the ma...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

No Genetec Major Releases In Over A Year

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Annual VMS licenses are a controversial practice in the video surveillance industry, with many questioning their need or value. However, enterprise providers like Genetec make these effectively required as no live support nor software updates are ...

By Sean Patton - 9 months ago

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