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Testing Exacq's VMS Software (exacqVision 3.7)

Exacq provides VMS software and multiple lines of DVR/NVR appliances. While not as well known as some VMS providers, we regularly hear positive comments from integrators and competitors (in the North American market). In this test, we examine the...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Video Surveillance Market Size and Forecast Guide 2010

This guide references and analyzes publicly announced forecasts and sizing for the video surveillance market. It should provide extensive background for professionals seeking video surveillance statistics on cameras, video management systems, vide...

By John Honovich - about 10 years ago

Testing Avermedia's Hybrid DVR (EH5216+)

Hybrid DVRs make the transition to IP simpler. Plus, if the units are close in price to entry level analog only DVRs, the case is easier even for basic applications. In this test we examine Avermedia, a manufacturer of multiple lines of hybrid DV...

By Scott Oie - over 10 years ago

QNAP NVRs Low-Cost IP Video Examined

Network attached storage (NAS) manufacturers are rapidly entering the video surveillance market, offering low cost NVRs with advanced storage management compared to traditional video recorders. Perhaps the most well known of these manufacturers a...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

FaceFirst Facial Recognition Solution Overview

FaceFirst is a recent entrant providing real-time suspect alerting using surveillance video of faces. The system is designed to use megapixel cameras and tracking servers at the facility being monitored. The tracking servers connect to FaceFirst'...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Testing EzWatch's Analog CCTV Kit

The future may belong to IP but the present is still dominated by analog cameras. In this report, we test one of the least expensive analog CCTV camera kits (EZKIT1/4-OUTDOOR [link no longer available]) from online retailer EzWatch Pro. The kit in...

By Scott Oie - over 10 years ago

Dallas Public Video Surveillance Examined

The Dallas Police Department has deployed wireless cameras to cover the central business district for the purpose of crime prevention. Based on an interview with the Police and a proposal document [link no longer available], the effectiveness of t...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

NLSS (Next Level Security) Product Examination

NLSS is developing an all-in-one NVR, access control and intrusion server with built-in analytics in an appliance smaller than your cable box at a price point less than today's mid-level DVRs with a managed services option.[NOTE: This report is ou...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Emerging Video Surveillance Guide 2009

This directory examines the benefits and risks of emerging video surveillance technologies for security managers and integrators. Special emphasis is placed on identifying the risks. They are regularly ignored yet critical to success of deploying ...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

InternetEyes Crowdsourced Remote Video Monitoring

Crowdsourcing - the process of outsourcing tasks to the general public using the Internet to distribute work - is a hot trend. However, will it work and can it compete with traditional remote monitoring providers? A new entrant is proposing this ...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Testing VideoIQ's Video Analytics (iCVR)

In this test, we examine one of the most discussed manufacturers in video analytics - VideoIQ [link no longer available]. Their claims of automatic calibration and self-learning technology has drawn substantial interest. Their most recent product ...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Alarm.com Examined

Alarm.com is expanding into the video surveillance market with a hosted video offering similar to Axis STS. With 200,000 current customers and 800 dealers, Alarm.com is leveraging its foothold in the security monitoring market to expand into video...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

VMS / NVR / DVR 2009 Mid-Year Market Review

Over the first half of 2009, improvements in deployment simplicity was the strongest theme for video management systems. While few to no groundbreaking features were introduced, more than a dozen manufacturers took steps to reduce the complexity o...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Video Analytics 2009 Mid-Year Market Review

The last six months were rough for video analytics. Little good news and lots of public recognition of video analytic troubles. In our own recent analysis and survey on video surveillance technology trends, video analytics finished a distant third...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Testing Cisco SMB Software and PTZ Camera (PVC300)

This report examines and shows the abilities and performance of key products in Cisco's emerging Small Business Video Surveillance product line. Specially, we test their IP video surveillance software and their PTZ camera (the PVC-300). For backgr...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

BriefCam's Surveillance Search Technology Examined

BriefCam aims to simplify video surveillance search. They generate intelligent video synopses that enables investigators to watch the key events of hours of video in a fraction of the time. Below is a short introductory demo of BriefCam's technol...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Testing NUUO's IP Video Surveillance Software

NUUO aims to beat companies such as Milestone, OnSSI and Exacq with broader functionalities and product lines at lower cost. What ACTi is to Axis, NUUO hopes to be to the IP video software providers. NUUO is prominent in Asia but not well known i...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Should You Use PTZ Cameras?

Though popular, PTZ cameras often create a false sense of security. They make for great demonstrations but are often underutilized or misused. The use of PTZ cameras varies significantly. Offices and fast food restaurants rarely use PTZ cameras. ...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

VMS Service Fees

VMS vendors and integrators are both looking for new services to offer (recurring revenue, etc.) VideoInsight released a series of interesting documents describing their offering including: Live monitoring starting at $25 per camera per month [...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Testing Axis Camera Station - VMS Software

Axis is much better known for its IP cameras than its VMS software. Nonetheless, their VMS, Camera Station, is quite interesting because of the relative sophistication of the product, Axis' market size and speculations about the future of Camera S...

By John Honovich - over 10 years ago

Should You Use Twitter for Security Monitoring?

Internet luminary Kevin Rose suggests that we cut out alarm monitoring companies through the use of low cost devices and sharing alerts via Twitter. Friends and neighbors can then monitor those alerts and respond appropriately. [Watch Kevin Rose's...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

City Wide Monitoring by Police of Private Cameras

The City of Atherton in California is now running a fairly sophisticated operation whereby the police remotely monitor IP video surveillance. The article provides a significant amount of details [link no longer available] including operational set...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

Emza Video Analytics for Remote Site Monitoring

Emza offers a remote site intrusion detection solution by applying video analytics in a very specific and optimized manner for the application. Remote sites like substations and water plants contain valuable resources yet are routinely unguarded a...

By John Honovich - almost 11 years ago

How Apple Impacts Video Surveillance

Apple's interest in video surveillance is generating significant interest. This report examines the key areas where Apple will (and will not) impact the video surveillance industry. Key Impact - iPhone/iPod touch The Apple iPhone (and iPod touch...

By John Honovich - over 11 years ago

Is Public CCTV Effective?

While we continue to spend more on public CCTV systems, the debate on CCTV effectiveness has reached a polarizing and inconclusive standoff. On the one side, you have a number of studies and leading thinkers who clearly contend that CCTV systems a...

By John Honovich - over 11 years ago

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