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European Startup Ajax Profile - They "Stand Against Evil"

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European intrusion detection startup Ajax Systems proclaims: How are they standing against evil? And what are the differentiators and potential roadblocks for this self-described "disruptive" company? Based on our interview with the company, w...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

Combating Vaping Epidemic - Halo Smart Sensor Profile

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Youth vaping has become an epidemic, according to the US Surgeon General, while the market leader, Juul, just received a $12.8 billion investment from the largest cigarette manufacturer, with the WSJ saying that "Teen Vaping Has Created Addicts Wi...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

Startup Sunflower Labs' Autonomous Drone Security System

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Startup Sunflower Labs is claiming a unique design on a home security system, combining autonomous drones and 'Sunflower' sensors. Imagine an intruder tries to break into your home and your automated security drone suddenly appears above them an...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

Sublethal Camera Gun Examined

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Sublethal is a South African company that manufactures a remotely-controlled, camera-enabled gun called the Boomslang, which is Afrikaans for tree snake. The company says it is non-lethal and is designed to deter intruders and protect lives. Th...

By Dan Gelinas - 7 months ago

ADT Wins Fire Death Suit But Faces Appeal

ADT/Protection 1 has won a wrongful death court case in which it was sued by the estate of a deceased customer. However, the attorney for the deceased customer's family tells IPVM this is not the end of the litigation. At the heart of the con...

By Dan Gelinas - 7 months ago

ADT Promotes DIFY - "Do It For You"

"Do It Yourself" (DIY) is a popular expression and has become such a common word that it has even made the Cambridge English dictionary. But why do it yourself when you can have someone "Do It For You" (DIFY)? If ADT has its way, DIFY may beco...

By Dan Gelinas - 7 months ago

Cybersecurity Insurance For Security Integrators

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Most security industry professionals carry insurance to cover themselves in the event of a general loss. However, most are not carrying cyber insurance. Insurers and industry groups IPVM spoke to say it is a 'no-brainer,' however, for integrators...

By Dan Gelinas - 7 months ago

Genetec Kiwi Intrusion Detector Analytics Tested

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Genetec has built Kiwi Security's Intrusion Detection analytics into Security Center, aiming to simplify deployment compared to separate camera based analytics. We tested Intrustion Detector to see how this compared against leaders from our IP ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 7 months ago

AAA Enters Security Industry With Acquisition

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AAA is a multi-billion dollar organization with 50+ million members and, in the US, most known for being a "towing service." However, the company has recently acquired a security company. How much of an impact will AAA have in the industry and ag...

By Dan Gelinas - 7 months ago

Resideo IPOs, Then Plunges

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ADI and Honeywell Homes management have been touting their spinout and IPO for months, including appearing on Wall Street as they widely shared on social media: And: However, the stock is down 29% from the start of when-issued trading, as sh...

By Dan Gelinas - 8 months ago

Directory of Access Control and Intrusion Startups

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This directory catalogs access control and intrusion detection startups IPVM has found noteworthy. The directory is provided for your review to help you grow your business. Inside this note, we look at 23 companies providing access control and ...

By IPVM Team - 8 months ago

ADT Acquires Red Hawk, Becomes Billion Dollar Commercial Business

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With its ~7th commercial acquisition in the past year, ADT is transforming itself from a residential provider to a commercial player with now more than a billion dollars of annual commercial sales. ADT has announced it will acquire Red Hawk Fire ...

By Dan Gelinas - 8 months ago

Security Fence Guide

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Fences, while a low tech barricade, are a cornerstone of good security. Few physical security elements are as effective at keeping threats away as security fences, even keeping heads of state and presidents safe: While simple and familiar, whic...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

ADI's Financials Revealed + W-Box Growth Priority

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  ADI is one of the most powerful distributors in the security industry but how big are they? How much profit do they make? How much do they sell of Honeywell vs 3rd party products? As part of Resideo, ADI and Honeywell Home are being spun out. ...

By IPVM Team - 8 months ago

Fall 2018 New Products Directory

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Fall 2018 New Products Directory We have compiled a directory of new products released fall 2018, or at least since our Spring 2018 Directory. The products fall into the following categories: Video Surveillance Access Control Fire and Intrus...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

Alexa Guard Expands Amazon's Security Offerings, Boosts ADT's Stock

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Amazon is expanding their security offerings yet again, this time with Alexa Guard that delivers security audio analytics and a virtual "Fake TV." This continues a recent series of Amazon security expansions including acquiring Ring for $1 bill...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

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 - 9 months 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 - 9 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 10 months ago

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