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Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing 2015

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100+ integrators told IPVM what products they are selling substantially more and less of this year. This is the second time we tabulated this, following the Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing Ground 2014 report. We asked them these two open end...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

The Biggest Surprises in the Video Surveillance Industry 2015

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100+ integrators told us what the biggest surprise in the video surveillance industry in 2015 was for them. Inside, we share dozens of comments and reveal the 3 key themes. 3 Themes The big 3 themes were:

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Screen ONVIF Tested

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Recording a PC's screen to a VMS has several uses, but historically has required expensive dedicated encoders or specialized software for each VMS. Now, a new offering called Screen ONVIF has released a standalone application which streams a PC's...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

5 Low Cost IR Illuminators Tested

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IR illumination has increased in popularity, with built in IR becoming a common feature in low-cost models. But when low light needs exceed the relatively short ranges of these cameras (usually 100' or less), users have historically been left with...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Lowest Priced Auto Focus Cameras

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Auto-focus has historically been regarded as a high-end feature, found on expensive cameras. But with prices trending ever lower, is this still the case? In this note, we look at pricing trends for auto focus/auto back focus cameras using the IPV...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Chinese IR Camera Dominance

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When contrasting 'Western' and 'Chinese' camera manufacturers, cost is the most obvious but not the only differentiator between the two. Integrated IR has emerged as an important advantage at the low end, combining with cost to deliver clear adva...

By Ethan Ace - almost 4 years ago

School Video Surveillance Guide

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This 13-page in-depth guide explains the key uses, drivers, factors and players in K-12 school video surveillance systems. A global group of 80 integrators experienced in selling and implementing education surveillance systems answered these qu...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

HD Analog Usage and Rejection Statistics 2015

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Non-IP HD cameras are one of the most notable new trends in video surveillance but how much are they being adopted? 150 integrators answered our survey explaining how much AHD, CVI, TVI and SDI they are using, including why some are using and oth...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

Samsung WiseNet Lite Challenges Hikvision Low Cost

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It has been the 'Chinese' pushing down IP cameras at a feverish pace. Now, Samsung is joining. In this note, we review the features and pricing of Samsung's new Wisenet Lite series versus Samsung's WiseNet III offerings as well as Axis and Hikvi...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

Tyco / Exacq Illustra Cameras Tested

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Prior to Tyco acquiring them, Exacq was one of the leading independent VMSes. Now, Tyco / Exacq is becoming a 'solution' provider, billing their Illustra cameras as: "The Easiest High Definition Cameras with ExacqVision" And prominently showcas...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

Super Low Cost Chinese Camera Shootout

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The 'Chinese' are the industry's #1 threat (or opportunity depending on one's perspective). IPVM has extensively covered the rise of Dahua and Hivkision (see test results). But those two are not the only ones. Many of you get bombarded with emai...

By Derek Ward - about 4 years ago

Testing $50 Mini NVR

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As an NVR, this performed very really badly. But, as a member suggested to us, could a $50 mini NVR be used as an IP / HD spot monitor? Adding a spot monitor or public view display in an IP surveillance system often means adding a dedicated cl...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

#1 Threat 2015 - China

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Over 125 manufacturers shared with IPVM their outlook for 2015. We asked them: "Positive / Negative: Is your outlook for the 2015 video surveillance industry overall positive or negative? Why?" First thing, we stripped away the silly self-promo...

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

Milestone Super Low Cost HD Solution

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Recent IPVM testing has shown and verified a super low cost HD solution using Milestone that has never been marketed. In this note, we break it down, explain how it works and what the cost savings are.

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Fluidmesh Ponte Claims 'Wireless Links In No Time"

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"Wireless links in no time" claims Fluidmesh with their new FM Ponte point-to-point, with pre-configuration and technical support their big differentiators. But are these claims enough to divert integrators from favorite lines such as low cost lea...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing Ground 2014

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IPVM survey results of 100 integrators show what manufacturers are gaining and losing ground in 2014. Integrators answered 2 questions: "Added: This year, in 2014, what new product lines have you added? Why?" "Dropped: This year, in 2014, what ...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

New 'Low Cost' Thermal Zoom Camera

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Zoom thermal cameras have typically been feasible only to those with the largest budgets, requiring expensive cooled cameras with six figure price tags. Now, Sierra Olympic claims to bring this capability to the commercial market at breakthrough p...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

Winners Losers Fall 2014

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We are all losers, IPVM included. The historically poor new releases for ASIS / Essen make 2014 the worst year for surveillance innovation in, at least, a decade. (See our in depth manufacturer review for tech details). And that is bad news for ...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Why is Avigilon's Stock Falling Like a Knife?

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A week ago, a prominent Avigilon investor admitted, "Nobody wants to hold [Avigilon stock]. Everybody wants to sell it." He then recommended buying it. He evidently was right, at least partially. In the past week, Avigilon's stock has dropped an...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

Testing AHD 2014

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This is where the innovation is at. During Essen and days before ASIS, IPVM is leading with a test of an analog (HD) camera, reflecting both how bad the big names are doing and the key trend we see accelerating. A number of non IP HD offerings a...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

The Bloody HD Camera Wars Are Coming

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The most important emerging trend in video surveillance today is the emergence of non-IP HD cameras. But the conflicting go-to-market strategies and the weaknesses of each participant are likely to make this a bloody fight that risks undermining ...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

How Manufacturers Compete Against Low Cost

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"I'll take whatever's cheapest" is perhaps the most hated phrase any salesman could hear. Yet high cost is the biggest complaint of many security buyers. So how do manufacturers successfully sell against low cost options? We asked a panel of man...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Testing Canon IP Cameras

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Canon now owns one of the top global VMS offerings but how good are their IP cameras? Will the combination of Canon IP cameras and Milestone VMS create the next Avigilon? Or will Canon's cameras be the anchor that drags down Milestone to mediocri...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

IP Camera Costs Comparison and Trends 2010 - 2014

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Over the past 4 years, the average price of 100+ IP cameras surveyed has decreased ~25%, at an annual decline of ~5%. In this report, we break down pricing / cost trends for: 720p models 1080p models Integrated IR cameras 'True' WDR cameras...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

Low Cost License Plate Capture Shootout

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License plate capture (LPC) is very popular as shown by our License Plate Capture Shootout 2014's high member interest.  One challenge is that purpose built LPC cameras can get quite expensive, even an inexpensive one, like the Geovision MP LPC w...

By Derek Ward - almost 5 years ago

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