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Genetec Security Center 5.8 Tested

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Genetec has released Version 5.8. This comes after a wait of more than a year that caused frustrations for many Genetec partners. Our previous test (which covers the fundamentals), found Security Center to offer many enterprise features and a com...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

Large US University End-User Video Surveillance Interview

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Schools have become targets in modern days of active shooters and terrorist fears. The need for video and access security is high. Universities also present increased challenges—students live both on and off campus, people take night classes that ...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

City Physical Security Manager Interview

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This physical security pro is the Physical Security Manager for the City of Calgary. He is a criminologist by training with an ASIS CPP credential. He tells IPVM that managing surveillance and security for Canada’s 3rd most populous city has a num...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

Church Technology Director Security Interview

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With 40+ years of experience in IT from a wide array of verticals, including US and foreign military, and large corporate and industrial settings, retired IT professional Richard Buckmaster now applies his years of experience in security and IT to...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

Verified Response Discontinued in Silicon Valley San Jose

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Almost all security alarms are false. This has driven some municipalities to require verified response before dispatching police. However, now San Jose, with a population of more than 1 million people and in the middle of Silicon Valley has disco...

By Dan Gelinas - 7 months ago

Police Department Surveillance Manager Interview

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Former Memphis PD Surveillance Manager, Lt. Joseph Patty retired months ago, but kept busy during his decades on the force, working to build up the city's surveillance infrastructure from a couple dozen to thousands of cameras to help fight the ...

By Dan Gelinas - 7 months ago

Salient CompleteView 20/20 VMS Tested

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In IPVM's last test of Salient 3 years ago, we found various problems and deficiencies. Now, Salient says their new CompleteView 20/20 "unified platform" was "designed from the ground up to minimize the complexity of deploying, managing, and grow...

By Sean Patton - 7 months ago

Private School IT Manager Surveillance Interview

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This IT manager describes himself as the "oft-maligned IT person" whose "opinions may not always be appreciated by the integrator crowd." But he is here to share his perspective. This undisclosed interviewee is the IT manager at a private US sc...

By Dan Gelinas - 7 months ago

BluB0x Company Profile

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BluB0x has doubled in revenue every year since its founding in 2013, according to CEO Patrick Barry. We originally reported on them in 2015. At the time, they described themselves as a "hosted security platform that delivers unprecedented unificat...

By IPVM Team - 7 months ago

Solink Raises $12 Million - Company Profile

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Most industry professionals have never heard of Solink, a company whose tagline is: It's time to revolutionize the way business uses video. However, raised ~$12 million USD recently, a substantial raise for video surveillance standards, espe...

By Dan Gelinas - 7 months ago

Designing Access Control Guide

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Designing an access control solution requires decisions on 8 fundamental questions. This in-depth guide helps you understand the options and tradeoffs involved in designing an excellent access control solution. The eight fundamental questions ar...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Mobile Surveillance Trailers Guide

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Putting cameras in a place for temporary surveillance where power and communications are not readily available can be complicated and expensive. One growing niche is mobile surveillance trailers that allow users to quickly deploy a turn-key system...

By IPVM Team - 8 months ago

Managed Video Services UL 827B Examined

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Historically, UL listings for central stations have been important, with UL 827 having widespread support. However, few central stations have adopted UL 827B, the companion listing for managed video, which debuted in 2015. In this note, based ...

By Dan Gelinas - 8 months ago

Struggling ASCMA / Brinks Home Security Gets Stock Delisting Warning

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Struggling Ascent Capital Group (NASDAQ: ASCMA) has disclosed a warning from NASDAQ that ASCMA faced delisting unless they reverse their downward trend. Based on the financial report we look at: Specifics of the financial report What this m...

By Dan Gelinas - 8 months ago

European Startup Ajax Profile - They "Stand Against Evil"

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European intrusion detection startup Ajax Systems proclaims: How are they standing against evil? And what are the differentiators and potential roadblocks for this self-described "disruptive" company? Based on our interview with the company, w...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

ASCMA / Moni Problems Deepen, Lenders Terminate Support Agreement

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Ascent Capital Group, aka ASCMA, currently branded Brinks Home Security, formerly known as Moni and Monitronics faces a troubling end to a rocky 2018, as the company acknowledged that: the Support Agreement has been terminated, effective immedi...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

Startup Sunflower Labs' Autonomous Drone Security System

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Startup Sunflower Labs is claiming a unique design on a home security system, combining autonomous drones and 'Sunflower' sensors. Imagine an intruder tries to break into your home and your automated security drone suddenly appears above them an...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

ADT Wins Fire Death Suit But Faces Appeal

ADT/Protection 1 has won a wrongful death court case in which it was sued by the estate of a deceased customer. However, the attorney for the deceased customer's family tells IPVM this is not the end of the litigation. At the heart of the con...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

Solar-Powered, Smart-Phone-Based Access Kit (VIZPin) Examined

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Cloud-based access control company VIZPin is releasing a solar-powered and smart phone based access control system for gates and other remote sites. The company claims it can do access at these locations, typically with no power and network infras...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Directory of Access Control and Intrusion Startups

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This directory catalogs access control and intrusion detection startups IPVM has found noteworthy. The directory is provided for your review to help you grow your business. Inside this note, we look at 23 companies providing access control and ...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

ADT Acquires Red Hawk, Becomes Billion Dollar Commercial Business

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With its ~7th commercial acquisition in the past year, ADT is transforming itself from a residential provider to a commercial player with now more than a billion dollars of annual commercial sales. ADT has announced it will acquire Red Hawk Fire ...

By Dan Gelinas - 11 months ago

ADT and Brinks Home Security Struggles Impact On Industry Examined

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ADT and Brinks Home Security have both been struggling over the last year. ADT valuation is 50%+ less than their IPO target. Brinks Home Security, aka ASCMA, aka Moni, aka Monitronics, faces an investor lawsuit, and a debt crisis. Their problem c...

By Dan Gelinas - 11 months ago

Security System Health Monitoring Usage Statistics 2018

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How well and quickly do integrators know if devices are offline or broken? New IPVM statistics show that typically no health monitoring is used. Based on ~150 integrator responses, we show usage patterns across integrators, the most common reas...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

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