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Honeywell Indiegogo-Funded DIY Intrusion System Examined

Honeywell did $39 Billion dollars in revenue last year, but they are asking the public for $50,000 (.0001% of revenue) to fund their Indiegogo campaign for a new smart home security system. We examine the proposed features and functionality of Ho...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Search More Important Than Live Monitoring - Statistics

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Search is overall more important than live monitoring to integrators, according to new IPVM statistics.  The key themes found in integrator comments included: Retrieving Data From Events And Incidents Key Search In Place Of Live Monitoring ...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Exacq M Series Low Cost NVR Tested

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With recent cyber security issues hitting NVRs and cameras from low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision, users are increasingly seeking alternatives to this low priced gear. Exacq's M series NVRs aim to challenge low cost models from Dahua and Hikvi...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Surveillance Systems Remote Access Usage Statistics

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Remote access is a major benefit and risk for video surveillance. It is a benefit because it allows users to manage security or review operations at home or on the road. It is a risk because it potentially opens up security systems to public a...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Honeywell Discontinuing DragonFly

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DIY is a big trend in the intrusion market and threat to incumbents. However, Honeywell is discontinuing their DragonFly DIY video-verified alarm, less than 2 years after the product was first announced, a year and a half after Honeywell paid $12...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Alarm.com Vs. Honeywell Total Connect Shootout

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In the smarthome and intrusion market, Alarm.com and Honeywell are two of the biggest names. Both platforms offer remote management of alarms, home automation devices, surveillance cameras, and video doorbells.  Among increasingly networked smarth...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Honeywell Total Connect 2.0 Tested

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Honeywell [link no longer available] is one of the biggest brands in security, with Total Connect 2.0 [link no longer available] being the company's remote security and smarthome platform. We bought and tested the system to see how well it actual...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

IP Camera Specification / RFP Guide 2017

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RFPs are hard. Do them 'right' and it takes a lot of knowledge and time. Do them 'wrong' and you can be (a) unwittingly locked into a specific vendor or (b) be forced to accept inferior quality products. This guide helps IP camera purchasers ...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Babel Street Global Threat Monitoring Tool Examined

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Intelligence on potential threats and terrorist attacks can often be found online hours, or days, before an actual event, particularly in obscure chat rooms or areas of the "dark web". However, mining information from these sources is resource int...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Bosch G-Series Intrusion Tested

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Bosch is one of the biggest names in intrusion, and the company's G-Series panels are their most advanced commercial and high-security panels. But just how well do they perform? We bought and tested a Bosch B8512G panel and a B942 graphic keypad ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Wireless Burglar Alarm Sensors Guide

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Wireless sensors for burglar alarm sensors are an increasingly common option for the historical labor intensive wired alarm systems. However, there are numerous elements and tradeoffs involved in using wireless sensors. In this guide, we explain...

By Ari Erenthal - over 2 years ago

Alarm.com Tested

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Alarm.com has become the dominant force in smart home / remote service platform, with ~70% market share, combining their own traditional offering plus their acquisition of rival iControl business units. But how well does the platform actually wor...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Genetec Mission Control Tested

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Genetec continues to move up market with their Mission Control, "Decision Support System", bringing PSIM-like procedures and incident management to their 'unified platform' / VMS Security Center. We tested Mission Control to see how it worked, wh...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

Batteries For Alarm Systems Tutorial

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Alarm systems use backup batteries in order to continue working if an intruder attempts to disable the alarm by cutting power to the building. In this guide, we will examine backup batteries, including: Batteries for alarms Sealed lead acid ba...

By Ari Erenthal - over 2 years ago

Smoke Detectors Guide

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Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors add a life-safety component to burglar alarm systems. As intrusion detection sensors are used to call the police for help, life safety devices are used to call for help from the fire department. While...

By Ari Erenthal - over 2 years ago

QSR Video Surveillance Best Practices

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Fast food restaurants or QSRs (quick service restaurants), are frequent victims of crime and fraud. Because they are open late, deal with cash, and are designed to be exited quickly, they make attractive robbery targets. Because they are often car...

By Ari Erenthal - over 2 years ago

ESX 2017 Final Show Report

The ESX (Electronic Security Expo) day 3 / Thursday is done and the exhibits are over. IPVM was in Nashville covering it in-depth. Below covers days 1, 2, and 3. Inside this report: "It's riskier to be in the alarm industry today" Very str...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

RMR Integrator Importance Statistics

How do integrators feel about offering RMR / recurring revenue services? For many, their business revolves around RMR, while others see no benefit.  150+ integrators answered our survey on the importance of RMR to their business. We examine the t...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Security Yard Signs and Stickers Guide

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Many security integrators use signs or stickers with their company name and logo. Posting these in front the homes of residential customers encourages neighbors to purchase their own systems and, hopefully, discourages potential burglars. In this ...

By Ari Erenthal - over 2 years ago

Ex-ADT President And PE Firm Pay $200M+ For Alarm Dealer Guardian

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Private equity firms are on the hunt for security companies with strong RMR numbers. One such security company, Guardian Alarm, was recently purchased by a private equity group and the former President of ADT, Mike Snyder [link no longer available...

By Brian Karas - over 2 years ago

Remote Video Monitoring Providers Directory

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Remote video monitoring can help integrators generate RMR plus end users lower their security costs and/or improve response to critical events. The four main types of video monitoring services commonly offered are: Video verification Video gu...

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

DMP Video Doorbell / Access Reader Examined

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Consumers increasingly demand video doorbells, with "doorbells selling like hotcakes, everyone wants a doorbell", according to ADT's CEO. At ISC West this year, DMP announced a video doorbell designed to integrate with their alarm systems. Inside,...

By Ari Erenthal - almost 3 years ago

Shark Tank Startup Guard Llama Mobile Panic Tested

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A Shark Tank TV show appearance has attracted big attention for Guard Llama, a security startup touting a 'panic button' paired with mobile app that claims "911 help, 3X faster." We bought one and tested it to see if the startup delivers on the...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 3 years ago

Burglar Alarm Partitions Guide

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Many burglar alarm systems have a single designated level of access for users. A user can arm or disarm the entire alarm by entering a single code. Some alarm applications require alarm installers to design the alarm with multiple sections that ar...

By Ari Erenthal - almost 3 years ago

Arming States For Burglar Alarms

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Burglar alarms give the user the ability to choose how much of their alarm is active at any time. Activating alarm sensors on windows and doors while deactivating alarm sensors inside allows alarm users to move about their homes without having to ...

By Ari Erenthal - almost 3 years ago

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