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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 - 4 days 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 - 11 days 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 - 12 days 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 - 13 days 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 - 14 days 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 - 19 days 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 - 20 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - 4 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 - 4 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 10 months ago

Honeywell Acquires Videofied

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Honeywell has acquired RSI Technologies, the company behind Videofied, for ~$123 million USD. Rationale The two key reasons Honeywell cites for the acquisition are (1) video verification, an area that Videofied has long been the key specialist f...

By Brian Karas - 11 months ago

Lenel Access Control Company Profile

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In our 10th access company profile, we examine Lenel OnGuard access control platform: Comparing Lenel to their competition Examining their management and client software Reviewing their product and support costs Covering their hardware and w...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

Hikvision Video Analytics Tested

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We tested Hikvision's video analytics on six Hikvision models, ranging from entry level to high end Hikvision cameras, in this outdoor test scene: We tested against Avigilon's advanced analytics and Axis' Video Motion Detection 3 to see how the...

By Ethan Ace - 12 months ago

Honeywell Pro-Watch Access Control Profile

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Inside we examine Honeywell Pro-Watch access control line: Comparing Honeywell to their competition Examining their management and client software Reviewing their product and support costs Examining their dealer requirements Covering their ...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 months ago

Videofield Launches Dealer / DIY Service Dragonfly

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RSI Technologies, the company behind Videofied, has launched a new DIY offering called DragonFly. There are many DIY security / intrusion offerings out there (e.g., Simplisafe - The Startup Silicon Valley Bets Will Beat ADT) and typically those DI...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

RS2 Access Control Company Profile

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Inside we examine RS2 Technologies Access It! line for best customer fit, key features, pricing, and main weaknesses. Profile RS2 is a US access company offering a range of platforms from small systems to enterprise platforms. Regardless of vers...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Exacq Adds Access and Intrusion Integration

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PSIM for the price of a VMS? Exacq continues to expand its capabilities, now adding in both access and intrusion within the Exacavision client. In this note, we look at Exacq's growing 'solution' and how it compares to Avigilon, Genetec, and Mile...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 year ago

Honeywell NetAXS Access Control Profile

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Honeywell is one of the biggest names in security, and one of their most popular offerings is web based access. Inside we examine Honeywell's NetAXS platform's target market, pricing, key strengths and biggest gaps for access control. Profile Ho...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Scout DIY Home Security Tested

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This hipster startup claimed it would crush cavemen alarm companies, with a DIY disruptive offering. Now in production, we bought a Scout Alarm system to see just how well it delivered. The DIY alarm market has been getting a lot of attention,...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

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