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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 [link no longer available] it ...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 [link no longer available] that covers fire alarms. The central stations say the NFPA is unfairly favoring municipalities but t...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years ago

Nortek Sues SDS, Battle Over Unpaid Bill and Cancelled Lines

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Nortek and SDS legal battle continues. As IPVM reported, SDS sued Nortek alleging bribery and antitrust violation. However, Wave fired back at SDS, claiming the plaintiff was just "desperate" and could not compete. Now, Nortek has sued SDS for no...

By Dan Gelinas - almost 2 years ago

Uniview Intrusion Analytics and VMD Tested

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IPVM's IP Camera Analytics Shootout featuring Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hanwha, Hikvision created some ill will with a Uniview distributor who objected: Could you pls explain why do you keep insisting to limit the comparisons w/ only Dahua ...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

Avigilon "Self-Learning" Analytics And VMD Tested

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Avigilon is a popular choice for video analytics, offering "self-learning" analytics built into their cameras as well as appliances. We tested their self-learning analytics indoors and out on Avigilon's H4 dome cameras, as well as their standard ...

By IPVM Team - almost 2 years ago

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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 - almost 2 years 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 years ago

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