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VSaaS 101

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Video Surveillance as a Service (VSaaS) is the common industry term for cloud video. But what does it mean? How does it all work? Inside this guide, we explain the fundamentals step by step including: SaaS vs VSaaS Hosted vs Managed by Hy...

By IPVM Team - 7 days ago

VMS 101

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This guide teaches the fundamentals about video management software. Inside, we cover: NVR vs VMS Viewing Video - What are common client features? Layouts? Camera Lists? Timeline? Searching Video - How is video searched for? Time? Motion? ...

By IPVM Team - 29 days ago

Video Surveillance Architecture 101

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Video surveillance can be designed and deployed in a number of ways. This 101 examines the most common options and architectures used in 2020. This is part of our new Video Surveillance 101 Course that starts next week. Architectures are based...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

PRC Warns Against China Video Surveillance Hacks, Hikvision Targeted

Hackers are targeting China video surveillance manufacturers and systems, according to the PRC's main cyber threat monitoring body. The hackers claim to be pro-Tibet activists seeking to damage Chinese firms "collaborating with and servicing th...

By Charles Rollet - about 2 months ago

Glossary / Acronyms for Video Surveillance

This directory provides definitions and explanations for over 70 common video surveillance industry terms, including links to related IPVM tutorials and guides. This directory will be continuously updated. If there is a term you want to be incl...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

ROG Security - Cloud AI For Remote Monitoring

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ROG Security is offering cloud-based AI analytics to remote guard companies, by touting having "nothing to install" to "add virtual guards." We spoke to ROG (pronounced "Rogue") to better understand their approach with remote guard companies, a...

By Sean Patton - 2 months ago

Avigilon Shifts Cloud Strategy - Merges Blue and ACC

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Avigilon is shifting its cloud strategy, phasing out its Blue web-managed surveillance platform as a stand-alone brand and merging it with its ACC VMS. In this note, based on a briefing with Avigilon, we examine: Avigilon's shifted cloud str...

By Sean Patton - 2 months ago

Viisights Raises $10 Million, Behavior Analytics Company Profile

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Viisights, an Israeli AI analytics startup marketing "Behavioral Understanding Systems", announced $10 million Series A funding. We spoke to Viisights, to better understand their target markets, how they train AI to recognize behaviors, and how...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

Vunetrix Health Monitoring Company Profile

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Vunetrix boasts that they make the integrators the 'HERO' by using Vunetrix's monitoring. We spoke to Vunetrix to better understand their offering, target customers, go-to-market approach, and what has changed since we last covered them in 2012...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

100+ Companies Profile Directory

While IPVM covers the largest companies in the industry regularly (like Axis, Dahua, Hikvision, etc.), IPVM strives to do a profile post on each manufacturer to provide fundamental information and analysis. We have 100+ so far, shown below. Her...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Lock Status Monitoring Tutorial

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Just because access doors are closed does not mean they are locked. Unless access systems are using lock status monitoring, the doors and areas they protect could be left insecure. How can you tell when doors are locked? Lock status monitoring...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Alarm Veteran "Demands A Criminal Investigation" Of UL

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The Interceptor's Project pressure against UL continues to rise. Following Keith Jentoft's allegation that "UL Has Blood On Their Hands", Jentoft has provided a letter from 36-year alarm veteran Peter Goldring sent to UL. Goldring declares that...

By John Honovich and Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Network Optix NxWitness 4.0 Tested

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Network Optix released Nx Witness 4.0, proclaiming new features like a deep learning analytics metadata SDK, increased H.265 support, and UX improvements made the software "stronger and more full-featured than ever before." We tested Network Op...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

Directory of 70 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 - 7 months ago

How Cobalt Robotics May Disrupt Security

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While security robots have largely become a joke over the last few years, one organization, Cobalt Robotics, has raised $50+ million from top US VCs and is aiming to overcome such problems. We spoke with Cobalt's CEO Travis Deyle to better unde...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Genetec Stratocast VSaaS Tested

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The VSaaS market is rapidly expanding in 2019, with Verkada, Meraki, Eagle Eye, Avigilon and numerous startups growing their market share. When we tested Genetec Stratocast in 2015 there were significant limitations compared to Security Center and...

By Sean Patton - 7 months ago

Security Integrators Outlook On Remaining Integrators In 2025

The industry has changed substantially in the last decade, with the rise of IP cameras and the race to the bottom. Indeed, more changes may be upcoming with AI and cloud. What does that mean for security integrators? 180+ integrators told us i...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

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 - 8 months 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 - 8 months 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 - 8 months 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 - 8 months 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 - 9 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 IPVM - 10 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 - 10 months ago

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