Monitoring (231)

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2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested)

2Gig is one of the most widely used intrusion systems, with two product lines that are the main offering of many alarm companies, huge national installers and small mom & pop shops alike. In this dual-test, IPVM bought both variants of this a...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 days ago

Simplisafe Warns Customers About Alarm Fines

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Simplisafe markets themselves as a 'better way' than traditional professional alarm companies. However, in one key way, Simplisafe hides the alarm permitting process from their marketing material, only making it clear after the system is purcha...

By Ari Erenthal - 13 days ago

Alarm Panic Switches Tutorial

Panic switches allow silently triggering an alarm system when it is otherwise disarmed. In this tutorial we explain and contrast the 7 most common types, including: Covered Switch / Hold Up Emergency Button Latching Switch Wireless Keyfob F...

By Ari Erenthal - 14 days ago

Environmental Sensors For Burglar Alarm Tutorials

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Intrusion detection systems can be used to alert users to environmental issues. By connecting sensors that monitor the heat, humidity, and moisture, alarm subscribers can be alerted to potential problems before they grow worse. In this tutorial, w...

By Ari Erenthal - 15 days ago

DMP Intrusion Tested (XR Series)

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DMP is a major provider of intrusion systems, but lacks the global brand recognition of some of its rivals (such as Bosch, Honeywell, DSC, or 2Gig). How does it compare to competitor systems that have been in widespread use for decades?   We boug...

By Brian Rhodes - 21 days ago

Directory of DIY Alarm Systems

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The fastest growing segment of the alarm market is Do It Yourself (DIY) systems. This directory covers DIY products for central station, push notification, and voice dialer alarms. It only covers products intended primarily for the DIY market and...

By Ari Erenthal - 27 days ago

Simplisafe Has Lower False Alarm Rates Than Professional Systems

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'Everybody' 'knows' that DIY alarm systems, like Simplisafe, generate more false alarms than traditional, professionally installed ones. But it is evidently false, as two executives in the know from large central stations explained to IPVM.

By John Honovich - 29 days ago

Simplisafe is 'Blowing The Doors Off'

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The company alarm dealers love to hate, Simplisafe, is 'blowing the doors off' according to Michael Barnes, one of the top financial advisors in the space. Inside, we examine Simplisafe's progress, business model, estimated RMR, annual revenue an...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Directory Of Wholesale Central Station Monitoring Providers

Wholesale central stations help smaller and local dealers providing monitoring to their customers. Dozens of options exist.  Below is the first version of our directory of options in North America. We plan to expand it both in number of listings ...

By Ari Erenthal - about 1 month ago

Security Alarm Industry Trends - Barnes

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This is a review of key security alarm industry trends, taken from Michael Barnes' presentation at the 2017 Barnes Buchanan conference. Key trends covered: Nationals vs Regionals vs Locals Market Not Consolidating Increasing Operation Comp...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Tyco DSC PowerSeries Neo Intrusion Tested

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Tyco's intrusion system line, DSC, is one of the most widely installed brands. Their primary intrusion panel series, PowerSeries Neo, is relatively new to the market since release in 2014, but is already commonly used. But does this recent relea...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

ADT Launches Canopy - Professional Monitoring For DIY Devices

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The intrusion industry has criticized DIY security systems for years, claiming systems like Canary or Scout cannot match professionally installed systems and leave users vulnerable. However, the segment continues to grow despite their complaints, ...

By Ethan Ace - 2 months ago

Alarm Reporting Formats / Contact ID Overview

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Alarm reporting formats are methods for communicating complicated information quickly, using plain old telephone service. It is still the main method used by burglar and fire alarm manufacturers to send signals to central station monitoring servic...

By Ari Erenthal - 3 months ago

Honeywell Ademco Vista Intrusion System Tested

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One of the biggest brands in security holds one of the most common intrusion lines. We bought and tested a Honeywell Vista 15P intrusion panel commonly used in both residential and small business markets. In the following test, we evaluated a V...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Introduction To Burglar Alarm Systems

While alarm systems are popular, balancing between the right level of protection, the appropriate components and an acceptable price can be very challenging. This in-depth tutorial explains each fundamental element, offering guidance on the pros a...

By Ari Erenthal - 3 months ago

No One Should Ever Use Simplisafe

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Simplisafe, the upstart DIY intrusion alarm system, is increasingly Public Enemy Number One in the alarm business. Recently, Security Sales ran an article from Jeff Zwirn ripping SimpliSafe apart and concluding that essentially no one should use ...

By Ari Erenthal - 4 months ago

No Marketing Gimmick, Sharp Security Robot Targets Professional Market

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Security robots are getting a lot of attention. Unfortunately, this is often for wrong reasons, most spectacularly highlighted by the Knightscope robot running into a toddler. It certainly does not help that the Knightscope machine is designed to...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Pelco Optera 270° Camera Tested

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Multi-imager cameras are typically 180° or 360°. Pelco has released a fixed 270° versions of their Optera intended to cover exterior building corners, such as this typical view: In this report, we test this new model, compared to a repositiona...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

Ex-Microsoft Exec Surveillance Startup Nepoware

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Former Microsoft executive Richard Ang says he wanted to build an IoT device, and so he has spent 3 years developing what he says is a more dependable and cost-effective solution to monitoring outdoor areas with cameras. In a conversation with IP...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

Viakoo Health Monitoring Examined

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Viakoo, the company of ex-Intransa leaders, says they have created a monitoring tool for security networks that is easy to deploy and offers integrators an RMR stream. We spoke with CEO Bud Broomhead about Viakoo product and pricing. In this repo...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

Axxon Next VMS 4.0 Tested

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AxxonSoft is one of the biggest VMS vendors (reporting 263,000 channels sold in 2015), especially strong in their home market of Russia, but not well known in the Americas. Axxon aims to change that with their newly developed Axxon Next 4.0, the ...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

Bosch Intrusion Detection Profile

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This is a first in a new IPVM series profiling intrusion detection / alarm offerings. In this series, starting with Bosch, we examine: Key Strengths Key Weaknesses Control Panel Offerings Central Station Compatibility Integration Options ...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Logipix 20MP, 140MP and 200MP Cameras Examined

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Looking for an Avigilon alternative? Logipix, based in Hungary, has created their own super high resolution end-to-end solution, featuring 20MP - 200MP cameras, video analytics, and claims to offer advanced solutions for critical customers. We s...

By Brian Karas - 8 months ago

Feenics Hosted Access Control Tested

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In the access market, new entrants are uncommon. Because of that, newcomer hosted access vendor Feenics has gained the curiosity of many. A particular noteworthy element is Feenics support for Mercury panels, enabling the takeover of many existing...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

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