Monitoring (285)

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2Gig Gun Lock / Motion Detector Tested

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Safer guns for families and an opportunity for security dealers to sell more services? That is the aim of Nortek's 2GIG 'Gun Motion Detector' (2GIG-GNGRD1-345). Rather than simply a mechanical lock for the gun, 2GIG has integrated motion detectio...

By Brian Rhodes - about 3 hours ago

Eagle Eye Networks Cloud VMS Tested

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Eagle Eye has become one of the most significant players in the industry in the past few years: Eagle Eye's Owner Acquired Brivo Eagle Eye Acquired CameraManager From Panasonic Hired Ex-ADT Exec As Eagle Eye President Eagle Eye Boasts Big ...

By Sean Patton - 22 days ago

Axis Adds LPR - License Plate Verifier Examined

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Axis is finally releasing their own License Plate Recognition software application called License Place Verifier, but it has some significant limitations. LPR software running onboard Axis cameras is not new, but previously required a 3rd-party...

By Sean Patton - 24 days ago

Directory of 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 entity in the market. 2018 State of Security Startups Today, most of the major companies in the industry...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Amazon Ring Alarm System Tested

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Amazon Ring is going to hurt traditional dealers, and especially ADT, new IPVM test results of Ring's Alarm system underscore. IPVM found that the system overall works well, easily overdelivering versus its groundbreaking low pricing.  The sys...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Amazon Ring Partners With Rapid Response For $10 Monitoring

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Amazon's Ring alarm system is using Rapid Response for monitoring, IPVM has confirmed in our testing. Amazon is arguably the most feared new entrant into the alarm monitoring market ever. With their huge size scale, with an $800 billion valuation...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Simplisafe Acquired At $1 Billion Valuation

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Simplisafe, the competitor alarm monitoring companies historically most love to hate, has been acquired by a mega private equity firm for a $1 billion valuation. Inside this note, we examine: Why this will make Simplisafe an even tougher com...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

OpenEye Apex VMS Tested

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OpenEye is a US company, founded nearly 20 years ago. In the past few years, OpenEye has been one of a few VMS providers that have pivoted to being cloud-first with their Apex 'cloud managed video recording platform'. In this report, a beginning ...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Axis Guardian - Cloud VMS And Alarm Monitoring - Released

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Axis has struggled to deliver a cloud-based managed service video platform. Video service providers have utilized AVHS for over a decade, and have gained minimum traction as IPVM warned 7 years ago. Primarily because of its overly complex business...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Amazon Ring Launches $10 Monthly Professional Alarm Monitoring

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Amazon's Ring has announced an alarm system with 24/7 professional alarm monitoring for $10 per month, a fraction of the $30+ per month traditional alarm monitoring providers charge. Is this the beginning of the end for the security industry's ...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

China Public Video Surveillance Guide: From Skynet to Sharp Eyes

China is expanding its video surveillance network to achieve “100%” nationwide coverage by 2020, including facial recognition capabilities and a database that allows authorities to track and cross-check video data across the country. This progr...

By Charles Rollet - 2 months ago

Stealth / UCIT - Remote Video Monitoring Provider Profile

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Can 2 remote video monitoring companies, Stealth Monitoring from the US and UCIT from Canada combine to impact the market and compete in a changing landscape that just saw a mega-merger of 4 video monitoring companies? Inside this note, based on ...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

IP Network Hardware for Surveillance Guide

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Video surveillance systems depend on IP networking equipment. In this guide, we explain the key pieces of equipment and features, explaining where and why they are typically used. The topics covered include: Fast / Gigabit / 10 Gigabit Ethern...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

FLIR Launches Saros

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Has FLIR solved the video intrusion / remote monitoring problem or have they created an overkill, overly expensive device? FLIR has launched Saros, an offering that has a long line of capabilities: dual thermal sensors, 4K video, 940nm IR LEDs,...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

Netwatch / NMC Mega Deal Targets Global Remote Video Monitoring

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Big money has entered the remote video monitoring market. While remote video monitoring has been done for more than a decade, the market has remained niche. Now, a private equity firm with more than $7 billion of assets under management plus Sa...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Amazon Enters Home Security Services

Move over ADT? It is certainly what investors have feared for ADT, especially since Amazon acquired Ring. [Update: We spoke with Amazon and have more details on operations and limitations at the end of the post] Now, Amazon has launched their ow...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Global Real-Time Video Surveillance - EarthNow

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A new company, EarthNow, with backing from Bill Gates, Airbus and more, is claiming that: Users will be able to see places on Earth with a delay as short as about one second. This makes it possible to see and monitor events as they happen. T...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Alarm.com Business Market Expansion

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Alarm.com has millions of subscribers, but the company has traditionally been mostly a residential/home focused offering.  ADC's new Smart Business Solutions service plan adds some major pieces to the platform and could be a major competition incr...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

GDPR For Video Surveillance Guide

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The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, but there is much confusion and no clear guidelines on exactly how these new regulations will impact the video surveillance industry. We have compiled th...

By Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

Eocortex / Macroscop VMS Company Profile

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Eocortex is the international brand of Russian VMS manufacturer Macroscop. Macroscop was founded in 2008, and the Eocortex name created in 2013. We spoke to them about their open-platform VMS which focuses on their in-house developed video analyti...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

Cellular (4G / LTE / 5G) For Video Surveillance Guide

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In this report, we explain using cellular for video surveillance including: 4G vs LTE vs 5G 4G standards 5G future Advantage: Placing cameras "anywhere" Advantage: Quick deployment Disadvantage: Recurring costs Disadvantage: Bandwidth cap...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Door Position Switches (DPS) For Access Control Tutorial

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Door position switches do not get enough respect. They solve a major problem of access control systems yet are frequently ignored or forgotten. Access 'control' itself relies on these switches to make the right logical decisions about sending a...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

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 - 6 months 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 - 6 months ago

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