Monitoring (341)

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Proactive CCTV "Only Affordable Video Archiving Solution" Profile

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Proactive CCTV is claiming to offer "the only affordable video archiving solution on the market", reducing the storage typically required for H.265 by 89%. Where did Proactive come from? What are they providing, and how affordable is it? We spo...

By Sean Patton - 9 days ago

Razberi Technologies Company Profile

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Razberi says they have doubled their revenue in the first half of 2019, citing their proprietary camera hardening and cybersecurity capabilities which are included with their Made In the USA appliances. In this note, based on a discussion with ...

By Sean Patton - 15 days ago

Avigilon Blue VSaaS Tested

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Avigilon says Blue is a "powerful integrator cloud service platform", easy to set up and configure, quickly scale business, by leveraging cloud connectivity. But as cloud startups grow in number and size, how much better does Blue work, and where ...

By Sean Patton - 16 days ago

Avigilon ACC7 VMS Tested

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Avigilon's Control Center 7 boldly claims it will "transform live video monitoring" with the new Focus of Attention "AI-enabled" interface. We tested ACC7 and in this report, we examine its main strengths and primary weaknesses including: Ne...

By Sean Patton - 30 days ago

Calipsa - UK AI Startup Profile

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Analytic startups are a major industry trend. One UK company, Calipsa is aiming to use AI to filter out false positive alarms for live video monitoring companies. We spoke to Calipsa to better understand their approach with monitoring companie...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

Directory of 60 Video Surveillance Startups

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This directory provides a list of video surveillance startups to help you see and research what companies are new or not yet broadly known. 2019 State of Video Surveillance Startups In the past year, the number and funding of video surveillanc...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Risk of Amazon Alexa Guard: No Battery Or Cell Backup

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Amazon positions its Alexa Guard Service as a "smart home security system" and says it can help you "keep your home safe". However, the service—dependent on hardwired (no built-in battery backup) Echo devices with just IP communications—no altern...

By Dan Gelinas - 2 months ago

IndigoVision Control Center VMS Tested

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IPVM's last test of IndigoVision's VMS was in 2010, which found enterprise VMS features and a simple client interface. but no 3rd party camera support. We tested Control Center and in this report, we examine its main strengths and weaknesses in...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

NJ Law Requires Apprenticeship For Public Works Integrators

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Few integrators do a formal apprenticeship program. However, now a NJ law is requiring any integrator on public works projects (such as state schools, municipal buildings, etc.) to first attend such a program. However, the state chapter of the El...

By Dan Gelinas - 3 months ago

Security / Privacy Journalist Sam Pfeifle Interview

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Sam Pfeifle is best known as the outspoken former Editor of Security Systems News. After that, he was publications director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, giving him insights into both the security and privacy worlds. ...

By Dan Gelinas - 3 months ago

ASCMA / Monitronics Declares Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

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Monitronics is entering into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company, also called Ascent Capital Group Inc., aka ASCMA, aka Brinks Home Security, formerly known as Moni, has struggled for some time. Update: June 1, 2019, the company has now official...

By IPVM - 3 months ago

China PRC Government New National Video Surveillance Standards

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The People's Republic of China (PRC) government has released a new set of overarching standards for authorities to follow when they install video surveillance networks across the country.  The standards were drafted over several years by Chinese p...

By Charles Rollet - 3 months ago

Mining Company Security Manager Interview

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First Quantum Minerals Limited (FQML) is a global enterprise with offices on 4 continents and operations in 7 countries with exploratory operations in "several other countries." At any given site, their security measures are protecting billions o...

By Dan Gelinas - 3 months ago

Amazon Marketing Pro Installs of Amazon Security Systems

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Is Amazon a threat to conventional providers like ADT, Vivint and Brinks Home Security? Many say no. Now, Amazon is advertising free in-home consultation plus security systems "professionally installed by Amazon Experts.' We investigated the o...

By Dan Gelinas - 4 months ago

Alarm.com Favorability Results 2019

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The once dot com startup has evolved to become a core provider for home security and is now expanding into commercial. In their first entry in IPVM's favorability study, Alarm.com had strong net favorability though with high neutrality, as the ch...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Hikvision AI Problems Criticized By Chinese Publication

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Hikvision's facial recognition works poorly, causes delays and worsens learning, according to a new investigation by one of China's leading publications. Sixth Tone's Cameras Above The Classroom offers in-depth analysis of using AI, including faci...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Casino Security Consultant Carl Lindgren Interview

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For more than 20 years, Carl Lindgren worked as a casino surveillance pro, while being active (and sometimes outspoken) on various online video surveillance groups What best practices has he picked up over the years and, now as a consultant, wh...

By Dan Gelinas - 5 months ago

Large Hospital Security End User Interview

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This large single-state healthcare system consists of many hospitals, and hundreds of health parks, private practices, urgent care facilities, and medical offices. IPVM conducted an end user interview with the company and asked about operations...

By Dan Gelinas - 5 months ago

Silicon Valley Cybersecurity Insurance Startup Coalition Profile

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Many industry people believe cybersecurity insurance is not worth it, as the voting and debate in our Cybersecurity Insurance For Security Integrators Guide show. Now, a Silicon Valley startup named Coalition is offering a different approach, com...

By Dan Gelinas - 5 months ago

Top Metrics For Ensuring Integrator Profitability - Statistics

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How do integrators ensure the profitability of their projects? As part of our profitability study, 100+ integrators answered the following question: What is the most important metric(s) your company uses for ensuring profitability? Why? In...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Genetec Security Center 5.8 Tested

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Genetec has released Version 5.8. This comes after a wait of more than a year that caused frustrations for many Genetec partners. Our previous test (which covers the fundamentals), found Security Center to offer many enterprise features and a com...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

Large US University End-User Video Surveillance Interview

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Schools have become targets in modern days of active shooters and terrorist fears. The need for video and access security is high. Universities also present increased challenges—students live both on and off campus, people take night classes that ...

By Dan Gelinas - 5 months ago

City Physical Security Manager Interview

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This physical security pro is the Physical Security Manager for the City of Calgary. He is a criminologist by training with an ASIS CPP credential. He tells IPVM that managing surveillance and security for Canada’s 3rd most populous city has a num...

By Dan Gelinas - 5 months ago

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