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Alarm Contacts Tutorial

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Contacts are the devices that tell an alarm panel when an entryway is open or closed. The act of opening or closing an entryway, such as a door or window, causes a physical change in the contact. This in turn changes the state of the circuit to wh...

By Ari Erenthal - over 3 years ago

SimpliSafe Camera Tested

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SimpliSafe is one of the most controversial companies in the industry, as they have become the symbol of the DIY threat to traditional alarm providers. Indeed, Simplisafe is doing very well financially. Expanding from their foundation in alarm sy...

By John Scanlan - over 3 years ago

Alarm Motion Detector Tutorial

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Sensors designed to detect movement are a good way to protect large, open areas. In this tutorial, we examine motion detectors, including: Passive infrared (PIR) detection Microwave detection Dual technology detectors Movement profiles Dete...

By Ari Erenthal - over 3 years ago

Simplisafe Has Lower False Alarm Rates Than Professional Systems

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'Everybody' 'knows' that DIY alarm systems, like Simplisafe, generate more false alarms than traditional, professionally installed ones. But it is evidently false, as two executives in the know from large central stations explained to IPVM.

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

QTSI Seismic Acoustic Perimeter Detection Profile

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Detection of objects across hundreds of acres through obstacles? Perimeter security startup Quantum Technology Sciences (QTSI) claims their system is so sensitive it can detect 'a foot step two football fields away'. QTSI's Vector system is fund...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

Hikvision Pyronix Releases 'Huge' New Panel

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Hikvision's 2016 acquisition Pyronix has been touting their 'huge' new large system panel. Indeed, the new Euro 280 [link no longer available] claims features that are better than previous models. But one important feature is not there. Inside, ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

Bosch Favorability Results 2017

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Bosch is one of the most well known brands in the industry and they have combined recently with Sony in video surveillance. But how has Bosch stood up against the rising wave of Chinese entrants? In this last entry of our 20 manufacturer favorab...

By IPVM Team - over 3 years ago

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 [link no longer available], one of the top financial advisors in the space. Inside, we examine Simplisafe's progress, business model, estim...

By John Honovich - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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 John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Security Alarm Industry Trends - Barnes

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This is a review of key security alarm industry trends, taken from Michael Barnes [link no longer available]' presentation at the 2017 Barnes Buchanan conference. Key trends covered: Nationals vs Regionals vs Locals Market Not Consolidating...

By John Honovich - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years ago

Alarm Reporting Formats / Contact ID 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 - over 3 years 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 [link no longer available] commonly used in both residential and small business markets. In the follo...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years 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 - over 3 years ago

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