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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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 [link no longer available] it ...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year 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 - over 1 year ago

Fall 2018 New Products Directory

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Fall 2018 New Products Directory We have compiled a directory of new products released fall 2018, or at least since our Spring 2018 Directory. The products fall into the following categories: Video Surveillance Access Control Fire and Intrus...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Alexa Guard Expands Amazon's Security Offerings, Boosts ADT's Stock

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Amazon is expanding their security offerings yet again, this time with Alexa Guard that delivers security audio analytics and a virtual "Fake TV." This continues a recent series of Amazon security expansions including acquiring Ring for $1 bill...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year ago

Central Stations Face Off Against NFPA On Fire Monitoring

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Central stations are facing off against the NFPA over what they call anti-competitive language in NFPA 72, the standard [link no longer available] that covers fire alarms. The central stations say the NFPA is unfairly favoring municipalities but t...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year ago

European Mega Security Firm Verisure Pushing Security Fog

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The European mega security firm Verisure (Securitas Direct), with a reported 2 million customers, is pushing security fog, as shown in this BBC clip: Security fog has been around and debated for many years but never with the push of such an est...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year ago

Stanley Security Acquires 3xLogic, Kushner Becomes Product President

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Stanley Security acquired 3xLogic a few months ago. However, the company has still not officially publicly announced it, leading many to wonder what happened. [link no longer available] Now, 3xLogic CEO and new Stanley Security Products &...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year ago

Dell Launches IoT for Surveillance

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Historically, Dell has been a PC and server provider (e.g., "Dude, you're getting a Dell") and widely used for surveillance storage. However, in 2016, Dell finished acquiring EMC (which included VMware) and is now leveraging those companies to la...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

JCI / Napco Integration Battle

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JCI and Napco are firing salvos at each other over integration issues which both sides blame on the other. The bigger problem is that central stations and their dealers are caught in the middle. IPVM came across a general advisory from JCI abo...

By Dan Gelinas - over 1 year ago

SNMP / Network Monitoring For Surveillance

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Surveillance systems typically rely on the the VMS to report issues, but this most often just means knowing a camera is "down" with no warning or detailed information. Network monitoring systems can give users more insight into their network, f...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

2Gig Gun Lock / Motion Detector Tested

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Safer guns for families and an opportunity for security dealers to sell more services? That is the aim of Nortek's 2GIG 'Gun Motion Detector' (2GIG-GNGRD1-345). Rather than simply a mechanical lock for the gun, 2GIG has integrated motion detectio...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Eagle Eye Networks Cloud VMS Tested

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Eagle Eye has become one of the most significant players in the industry in the past few years: Eagle Eye's Owner Acquired Brivo Eagle Eye Acquired CameraManager From Panasonic Hired Ex-ADT Exec As Eagle Eye President Eagle Eye Boasts Big ...

By Sean Patton - over 1 year ago

Axis Adds LPR - License Plate Verifier Examined

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Axis is finally releasing their own License Plate Recognition software application called License Place Verifier, but it has some significant limitations. LPR software running onboard Axis cameras is not new, but previously required a 3rd-party...

By Sean Patton - over 1 year ago

Amazon Ring Alarm System Tested

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Amazon Ring is going to hurt traditional dealers, and especially ADT, new IPVM test results of Ring's Alarm system underscore. IPVM found that the system overall works well, easily overdelivering versus its groundbreaking low pricing.  The sys...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Amazon Ring Partners With Rapid Response For $10 Monitoring

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Amazon's Ring alarm system is using Rapid Response for monitoring, IPVM has confirmed in our testing. Amazon is arguably the most feared new entrant into the alarm monitoring market ever. With their huge size scale, with an $800 billion valuation...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Simplisafe Acquired At $1 Billion Valuation

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Simplisafe, the competitor alarm monitoring companies historically most love to hate, has been acquired by a mega private equity firm for a $1 billion valuation. Inside this note, we examine: Why this will make Simplisafe an even tougher com...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

OpenEye Apex VMS Tested

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OpenEye is a US company, founded nearly 20 years ago. In the past few years, OpenEye has been one of a few VMS providers that have pivoted to being cloud-first with their Apex 'cloud managed video recording platform'. In this report, a beginning ...

By Sean Patton - over 1 year ago

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