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Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined

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Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams inside them. Now the company is touting one of their newest maglocks, the M680E, using only 52 millia...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 days ago

Simplisafe 'All New' Generation 3 Tested

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Feared by the traditional alarm industry, Simplisafe has launched its 'all new' Generation 3 platform that they declare is "Stronger. Faster. Safer.": doubling-down on SimpliSafe’s core mission from day one: to make the best home protection pos...

By Brian Rhodes - 17 days ago

"First Of Its Kind" Stove Knob Alarm Sensor (2GIG)

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At CES 2018, 2Gig/Nortek announced the Stove & Grill Guard, a "first of its kind" sensor in the security industry, allowing users to be notified if burners have been left on accidentally.  In this note, we share our feedback from talking to 2...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

NVRs - Embedded vs Separate PoE Switch (Statistics)

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Many NVRs now offer PoE switches embedded, allowing IP cameras to be connected directly to the recorder. On the plus side, these units can simplify installation as it eliminates the traditionally used separate PoE switch as well as allows addin...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

2018 Top Sales Interest For Integrators

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130+ integrators answered: This is a key question, especially for manufacturers, as it impacts what areas to focus more on and what opportunities they may target. In this report, we break out the 4 key areas selected, share detailed commentary...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Lock Status Monitoring Tutorial

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Just because your doors look secure does not mean they are. Unless access systems are using lock status monitoring, the doors and areas they protect may not be left insecure. Can you tell whether the door below is locked?  How? Lock status moni...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Testing DMP XTLPlus / Virtual Keypad Vs Alarm.com & Honeywell

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DMP has a strong presence in commercial intrusion alarms, but not in residential. However, the company's XTLPLus wireless combo panel and Virtual Keypad system aims to address the gap, and is DMP's competition to smart home platforms like Honeywel...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Imperial Capital Security Investor Conference Review

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Investment bank Imperial Capital holds an annual Security Investor Conference where 60+ companies present, including this year: IPVM bought a ticket and attended the 2017 event. In this note, we review the key themes of the event, what investo...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

'Catastrophic Problem' For Videofied App

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Less than 2 months after closing their DIY division DragonFly, Videofied has been hit with a problem the company calls 'catastrophic'. Now the commercial and dealer focused Videofied platform's app has stopped working, and Honeywell is not sure wh...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Nest Secure Alarm System Tested

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Google's expansion continues, this time into home security with their Nest subsidiary's move into alarm systems. They paid more than a half-billion dollars to get into consumer video surveillance, with Dropcam. Then they damaged it severely, stum...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Milestone XProtect Essential+ Free VMS Tested

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Milestone continues to expand its aggressive free and low-cost offerings, with this year, Milestone releasing XProtect Essential+, part of their new "plus" lineup based on the same code as the high-end XProtect Corporate VMS, including features no...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Honeywell Indiegogo-Funded DIY Intrusion System Examined

Honeywell did $39 Billion dollars in revenue last year, but they are asking the public for $50,000 (.0001% of revenue) to fund their Indiegogo campaign for a new smart home security system. We examine the proposed features and functionality of Ho...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Search More Important Than Live Monitoring - Statistics

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Search is overall more important than live monitoring to integrators, according to new IPVM statistics.  The key themes found in integrator comments included: Retrieving Data From Events And Incidents Key Search In Place Of Live Monitoring ...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Exacq M Series Low Cost NVR Tested

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With recent cyber security issues hitting NVRs and cameras from low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision, users are increasingly seeking alternatives to this low priced gear. Exacq's M series NVRs aim to challenge low cost models from Dahua and Hikvi...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

Surveillance Systems Remote Access Usage Statistics

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Remote access is a major benefit and risk for video surveillance. It is a benefit because it allows users to manage security or review operations at home or on the road. It is a risk because it potentially opens up security systems to public a...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Honeywell Discontinuing DragonFly

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DIY is a big trend in the intrusion market and threat to incumbents. However, Honeywell is discontinuing their DragonFly DIY video-verified alarm, less than 2 years after the product was first announced, a year and a half after Honeywell paid $12...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Alarm.com Vs. Honeywell Total Connect Shootout

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In the smarthome and intrusion market, Alarm.com and Honeywell are two of the biggest names. Both platforms offer remote management of alarms, home automation devices, surveillance cameras, and video doorbells.  Among increasingly networked smarth...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 Tested

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Honeywell is one of the biggest brands in security, with Total Connect 2.0 being the company's remote security and smarthome platform. We bought and tested the system to see how well it actually works. For this test, we connected a Honeywell alar...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

IP Camera Specification / RFP Guide 2017

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RFPs are hard. Do them 'right' and it takes a lot of knowledge and time. Do them 'wrong' and you can be (a) unwittingly locked into a specific vendor or (b) be forced to accept inferior quality products. This guide helps IP camera purchasers ...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

Babel Street Global Threat Monitoring Tool Examined

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Intelligence on potential threats and terrorist attacks can often be found online hours, or days, before an actual event, particularly in obscure chat rooms or areas of the "dark web". However, mining information from these sources is resource int...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

Bosch G-Series Intrusion Tested

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Bosch is one of the biggest names in intrusion, and the company's G-Series panels are their most advanced commercial and high-security panels. But just how well do they perform? We bought and tested a Bosch B8512G panel and a B942 graphic keypad ...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Alarm.com Tested

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Alarm.com has become the dominant force in smart home / remote service platform, with ~70% market share, combining their own traditional offering plus their acquisition of rival iControl business units. But how well does the platform actually wor...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Genetec Mission Control Tested

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Genetec continues to move up market with their Mission Control, "Decision Support System", bringing PSIM-like procedures and incident management to their 'unified platform' / VMS Security Center. We tested Mission Control to see how it worked, wh...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months ago

Smoke Detectors Guide

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Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors add a life-safety component to burglar alarm systems. As intrusion detection sensors are used to call the police for help, life safety devices are used to call for help from the fire department. While...

By Ari Erenthal - 8 months ago

ESX 2017 Final Show Report

The ESX (Electronic Security Expo) day 3 / Thursday is done and the exhibits are over. IPVM was in Nashville covering it in-depth. Below covers days 1, 2, and 3. Inside this report: "It's riskier to be in the alarm industry today" Very str...

By Ari Erenthal - 8 months ago

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