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Simplisafe is 'Blowing The Doors Off'

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The company alarm dealers love to hate, Simplisafe, is 'blowing the doors off' according to Michael Barnes, one of the top financial advisors in the space. Inside, we examine Simplisafe's progress, business model, estimated RMR, annual revenue an...

By John Honovich - 8 days ago

Directory of Alarm Panel Manufacturers

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Alarm panels are the central controller of intrusion systems. The following is a list of manufacturers of alarm panels. This directory only covers commercial manufacturers and omits DIY systems. We also omitted fire-only panel manufacturers.  ...

By Ari Erenthal - 9 days ago

Directory Of Wholesale Central Station Monitoring Providers

Wholesale central stations help smaller and local dealers providing monitoring to their customers. Dozens of options exist.  Below is the first version of our directory of options in North America. We plan to expand it both in number of listings ...

By Ari Erenthal - 10 days ago

Security Alarm Industry Trends - Barnes

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This is a review of key security alarm industry trends, taken from Michael Barnes' presentation at the 2017 Barnes Buchanan conference. Key trends covered: Nationals vs Regionals vs Locals Market Not Consolidating Increasing Operation Comp...

By John Honovich - 11 days ago

10,500 Accounts Down - 8 Weeks To Fix

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At the Barnes Buchanan Conference, Alarms Detections Systems explained that 10,500 of their accounts, consisting of half of their RMR, went down and took 8 weeks to fix. This chart shows the start of the outage:

By John Honovich - 15 days ago

Alarm Panels - Canned vs Integrated

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Alarm control panels generally come in one of two types: Integrated alarm controllers, with controls and the keypad in the same device Traditional 'canned' control panels The advantages of 'canned' control panels typically include: Roo...

By Ari Erenthal - 18 days ago

Tyco DSC PowerSeries Neo Intrusion Tested

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Tyco's intrusion system line, DSC, is one of the most widely installed brands. Their primary intrusion panel series, PowerSeries Neo, is relatively new to the market since release in 2014, but is already commonly used. But does this recent relea...

By Brian Rhodes - 26 days ago

Scathing Honeywell Favorability Results

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Honeywell is one of the biggest brands in security, with offerings for intrusion, fire, wire, video surveillance, access control, plus they own one of the largest distributors (ADI).  Active in so many different parts of security, most integrators...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

2Gig Expands Into Commercial Intrusion With Vario

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2GIG, an alarm product manufacturer best known for their wireless products, has introduced a new line of wired panels aimed at the commercial market, the Vario. In this note, we look at this new panel offering, how it compares to past 2GIG panels,...

By Ari Erenthal - about 1 month ago

ADT Launches Canopy - Professional Monitoring For DIY Devices

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The intrusion industry has criticized DIY security systems for years, claiming systems like Canary or Scout cannot match professionally installed systems and leave users vulnerable. However, the segment continues to grow despite their complaints, ...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

Alarm Reporting Formats Overview

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Alarm reporting formats are methods for communicating complicated information quickly, using plain old telephone service. It is still the main method used by burglar and fire alarm manufacturers to send signals to central station monitoring servic...

By Ari Erenthal - about 1 month ago

Honeywell Ademco Vista Intrusion System Tested

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One of the biggest brands in security holds one of the most common intrusion lines. We bought and tested a Honeywell Vista 15P intrusion panel commonly used in both residential and small business markets. In the following test, we evaluated a V...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

10 Key Comparison Metrics For Intrusion Panels

In this note, IPVM reviews fundamental features and attributes for evaluating and comparing intrusion alarm panels.  These criteria are: Number of Hardwired Zones Number of Wireless Zones Number of Keypads Supported Multiple User Codes Suppo...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Pet Immune Motion Detectors

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Pet immune motion detectors allow arming an alarm even when pets are at home. There are two types of pet immune motion detectors: Pet tolerant motion detectors Dual technology motion detectors In this note, we examine how each types work, ...

By Ari Erenthal - about 2 months ago

Introduction To Burglar Alarm Systems

While alarm systems are popular, balancing between the right level of protection, the appropriate components and an acceptable price can be very challenging. This in-depth tutorial explains each fundamental element, offering guidance on the pros a...

By Ari Erenthal - about 2 months ago

Bosch Blue Line Intrusion Motion Detector Tested

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False alarms from motion sensors are one of the most aggravating parts of intrusion detection.   Bosch says their sensors are better, even claiming their premium Blue Line PIR series give no false alarms. In this test, we bought the Blue Line ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Access Control Integration Statistics 2016

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When it comes to connecting access control with other security systems, integrator survey results clearly show it is not common for most.  However, when they are integrated, the brands being integrated make a big difference. We look deeper at sur...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

No One Should Ever Use Simplisafe

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Simplisafe, the upstart DIY intrusion alarm system, is increasingly Public Enemy Number One in the alarm business. Recently, Security Sales ran an article from Jeff Zwirn ripping SimpliSafe apart and concluding that essentially no one should use ...

By Ari Erenthal - 2 months ago

Intrusion Motion Sensors Tutorial

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Motion sensors are one of the most common, and most useful alarm sensors, but they also often cause problems. Many motion sensors types exist and their suitability vary across applications. As such, knowing the differences in types and what impact...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

You Get Robbed, Canary Will Pay You Up To $1,000

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Canary is trying to break the status quo in DIY security, first by raising over $40 million, and now a revamp of their monthly services package could shake things up even more.   New offerings include an insurance reimbursement guarantee if thiev...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Bosch Intrusion Detection Profile

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This is a first in a new IPVM series profiling intrusion detection / alarm offerings. In this series, starting with Bosch, we examine: Key Strengths Key Weaknesses Control Panel Offerings Central Station Compatibility Integration Options ...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Intrusion Sensor Selection guide

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When designing intrusion systems, a number of sensor types can be selected, including: Magnetic Acceleromteter Glass Break PE/PIR/Laser Motion Inductive Loop Pressure Pad While magnetic contacts may be most common, there are most likely...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Hikvision First Western Acquisition - Alarm Manufacturer Pyronix

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Hikvision has $1.5 billion, at least, to spend internationally. Now, they have done their first Western acquisition, acquiring UK alarm manufacturer Pyronix. In this note, we review Pyronix's financials, their market position and the potential i...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Software House Access Control Company Profile

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In our 12th access company profile, we examine Software House's C-Cure access control platform: Comparing Software House to their competition Examining their management and client software Reviewing their product and support costs Covering t...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 months ago

AMAG Access Control Company Profile

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In our 12th access control company profile, we examine AMAG Symmetry access control platform: Comparing AMAG to their competition Examining their management and client software Reviewing their product and support costs Covering their hardwar...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

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