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Scare Off Burglars with FakeTV?

What if a gadget that cost the same as one's month alarm monitoring charge could scare off burglars? That's the claim of a new product called FakeTV - a device whose entire aim is to cast a glow mimicking a television. While it's brutally simplist...

By Brian Rhodes - about 8 years ago

Pan Tilt Positioner Tutorial

Why use Pan-Tilt positioners when speed dome PTZs are widely available? For many, these units are a thing of the past. However, they do play important specialists roles within surveillance. In this note, we answer this question, examine Pan-Tilt (...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

Temporary Intrusion Alarm Kit Examined

How do you protect seasonal worksites or temporary storage areas? This is a frequent request of many end-users to their alarm providers, with no easy answer. At the recent NRF-LP show, StopTech showed a completely wireless intrusion alarm system. ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

Miracle Alarm Sensor? (Xandem)

If we told you a security system could see through walls, is invulernable to false alarms and works with yout existing intrusion system, would you think it is a con or the next big thing in security? Well, a US based startup in the super lower inn...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

DIY Video Alarm Verfication

Video alarm verification may improve intrusion monitoring, but having alarms flow through a central station can be awkward. Those services are complex 'event billed' plans whose costs can be difficult to estimate. Not only that, but requesting to ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

Honeywell's LYNX Touch 5100 Reviewed

While intrusion alarms are often considered dumb, many manufacturers are striving to deliver cutting edge technology. As part of this trend, Honeywell has announced the LYNX 5100 Touch, continues its trend of releasing advanced multi-function alar...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

Z-Wave Automation Guide

The smart home automation segment has exploded.  Now with Axis releasing a camera integrated with Z-Wave, the technology is taking on a new wrinkle in extending I/O features with a whole category of wireless sensors. But is this a sign of things ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 Reviewed

Historically, a key part of Honeywell's security business has been selling low cost residential intrusion alarm equipment. Honeywell has recently introduced a way to use those inexpensive alarm panels to blend video monitoring, alarm system manage...

By Brian Rhodes - over 8 years ago

VideoIQ Analytic Bridge Reviewed

VideoIQ [link no longer available] has announced the first product in its Rialto Series [link no longer available], a four-channel analog encoder with on-board storage, or analytic bridge, as they refer to it. This product is specifically aimed at...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Video Alarm Verification Guide

Increasing fines for false alarm dispatches plus police non-response to unverified alarms have made video alarm verification a hot topic in the alarm industry. The hope is that it can eliminate false alarm fines, increase police response and make ...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

School Surveillance Considerations

[Update: For a more in-depth, newer review, see School Video Surveillance Guide] In education, surveillance has become much more prevalent in the past decade. Prior to that, many schools had no surveillance systems or limited its use to entrances...

By Ethan Ace - almost 9 years ago

100% Video Analytics Accuracy?

In January 2012, analytic provider SightLogix announced its SightSensor intrusion detection analytics had been validated by the Transportation Safety Administration, providing "100% video analytics accuracy", a bold claim.  In this note, we look a...

By Ethan Ace - almost 9 years ago

Letter To PRO Members 2012

We had an excellent 2011 and are planning for an even bigger 2012. This letter to our PRO members details how we plan to improve our service in 2012 as well as our current financial and strategic positioning.2011 Key DevelopmentsThe two biggest im...

By John Honovich - almost 9 years ago

'Standards' for Access and Intrusion in 2012?

In November 2011, the Physical Security Interoperability Alliance released version 1.0 of its Area Control Specifications [link no longer available]. These specifications aim to standardize the way access control and intrusion detection systems co...

By Ethan Ace - almost 9 years ago

Genetec: Security Center vs. Omnicast

VMS developer Genetec now offers 2 fundamental options for video surveillance applications - Security Center and Omnicast. The two are not simple licensing options where one version is a subset of another (e.g., a Pro and a Standard), Security Cen...

By Ethan Ace - over 9 years ago

VMS vs PSIM

Confusion in the security world is increasing about what the hell PSIM and VMS means and how they are different? Indeed, a major factor in this confusion is that many vendors market themselves using these terms even though they offer much differen...

By John Honovich - over 9 years ago

Testing: ioimage wdc100dn Video Analytics

In early 2010, one of the most well known analytic developers, ioimage, was acquired by DVTel. This triggered a debate about its meaning and the state of the overall video analytics market. No doubt, the initial wave of enthusiasm for video analyt...

By Benros Emata - about 10 years ago

NLSS (Next Level Security) Product Examination

NLSS is developing an all-in-one NVR, access control and intrusion server with built-in analytics in an appliance smaller than your cable box at a price point less than today's mid-level DVRs with a managed services option.[NOTE: This report is ou...

By John Honovich - about 11 years ago

Videofied Video Intrusion Overview

Videofied offers a video based intrusion detection solution that possesses distinct advantages and drawbacks compared to traditional video surveillance product offerings. The Videofied solution consists of 2 fundamental components: A panel tha...

By John Honovich - about 11 years ago

Designing Maximum Security Video Surveillance

Maximum security facilities have far different requirements for video surveillance than typical commercial use. In a maximum security facility, like a nuclear power plant or prison, adversaries must be stopped on-site and in progress. This is far ...

By John Honovich - over 11 years ago

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