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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 - 4 days ago

Alarm Reporting Formats 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 - 11 days 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 - 12 days 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 - 19 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - 3 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 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 - 6 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 - 7 months ago

Set-Top Box DIY Alarm System Sage

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A multi-billion dollar corporation has gotten into the DIY alarm system space. And they are dropping the wall-based panel that most every alarm provider uses.  Echostar / Hughes Sage uses a TV as the main control hub, eliminating dependency on...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

IPVM Inspires PSIM-Challenger Startup

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An IPVM member asked about Agora Systems in a discussion, a company we knew little about, prompting us to reach out to answer our member's question. Agora's CEO provided details on their offering, and also told us our report: The Future of VMS, w...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

Security Planning For Bars And Nightclubs

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The shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub is raising questions among entertainment venue owners, and security professionals, about how to balance security at safety at these locations. Inside, we provide suggestions and recommendations specific t...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

Hikvision vs Exacq VMS

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Hikvision and Exacq are two of the most commonly used recorders in the market, but how do they really match up? With Hikvision so much less expensive than Exacq, what features, if any, are users giving up?  In this report, we look at Hikvision's ...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

DMP Fights Back Against DIY Alarms

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The popularity of DIY intrusion alarms has become a real threat to the traditional safe haven residential market of alarm dealers.  DMP has felt the pain and is adjusting its offerings to appeal more to a DIY-centric market, yet still honor dealer...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Software House Access Control Company Profile

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In our 12th access company profile, we examine Software House's C-Cure access control platform: Comparing Software House to their competition Examining their management and client software Reviewing their product and support costs Covering t...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

Viakoo Announces Free Network Monitor

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Intransa reincarnate Viakoo is giving away its networking monitoring service. Viakoo released a freemium product, FreeMonitor, aimed at providing basic system health monitoring services for security systems. This report takes a look at how FreeM...

By Brian Karas - 9 months ago

Ex-Avigilon Exec Backs Network Outage Prediction Startup (Optigo)

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Ex Avigilon VP of Engineering Danny Kam is putting his support behind networking startup Optigo. Networking monitoring and analytics tools that can plot trends or send alerts on failed devices have been around for decades.  Optigo Networks is bui...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

AgentVi Cloud Analytics Launched

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AgentVi is making a direct play at the central monitoring market with a new cloud-based analytics offering. We spoke with AgentVi's CEO about this new analytics product.  

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

Genetec Access Control Company Profile

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Genetec is certainly best known for its VMS capabilities, but they have had their own access control management software for many years. Indeed, their main pitch is 'unification' of both VMS and ACS in a single software solution. In our 11th acce...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

Honeywell Acquires Videofied

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Honeywell has acquired RSI Technologies, the company behind Videofied, for ~$123 million USD. Rationale The two key reasons Honeywell cites for the acquisition are (1) video verification, an area that Videofied has long been the key specialist f...

By Brian Karas - 11 months ago

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