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Milestone XProtect 2016 Released - Aims to Dominate The High End

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After skipping a 2015 release (and upsetting some partners), Milestone has launched their XProtect 2016 version, taking aim at dominating the high end of the market. 2016 delivers many new features. In this note, we examine the overall competitiv...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Milestone Launches Disruptive ONVIF Bridge 'Out'

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This is good news for the industry, for those wanting simpler integration and for the much battered PSIM market. As part of Milestone's XProtect 2016 release, Milestone is adding an "ONVIF Bridge" that allows video to be sent from Milestone's XPr...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Avigilon HD Multisensor Camera Tested

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Avigilon has released 9MP and 12MP HD Multisensor cameras, adding reposition-able sensors with remote focus and zoom, features not before seen in the expanding multi-imager market. However, with Arecont no longer the only game in town, and Axis (...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Screen ONVIF Tested

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Recording a PC's screen to a VMS has several uses, but historically has required expensive dedicated encoders or specialized software for each VMS. Now, a new offering called Screen ONVIF has released a standalone application which streams a PC's...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Sorry Manufacturers, ADI Is Beefing Up W Box

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More bad news for manufacturers. Not only is Hikvision and Dahua driving the price of surveillance cameras to literally near zero, ADI is joining forces on the fun. Last month, we tested ADI's Disruptive W Box, now we share 3 major enhancements ...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Genetec: We Do NOT Support Avigilon

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Two of the most significant surveillance manufacturers in the world, countrymen even. No love lost. A member asked about a problem integrating Avigilon cameras with Genetec's VMS. Inside this note, we examine Genetec's response and debate who is...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

"Future-Proofing" Access Control Guide

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Its one of the most misused phrases around: "Future-proof". However, even without the crystal ball and wizards, designing access control to be "future proof" is much more pratical that the concept implies. The features we tag as 'future proof' ar...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

You Cannot Trust the ONVIF Chairman

A fascinating question: Can you trust salesman? Posed SourceSecurity. Unfortunately and ironically, the ONVIF chairman shows you why should not.

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

Axis vs HID vs Mercury Access Controllers

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In the access control market, there are many software platforms, but only a few companies that make non-proprietary door controllers. Historically, the most well known two have been Mercury and HID, with Axis joining the field in 2013. In this no...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Camera Edge Storage / Recording Tutorial 2015

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~70% of IP cameras allow storing video onboard, at the 'edge', typically through the use of SD cards. The big question is whether and when it makes sense to use edge storage / recording inside the IP camera. In this tutorial, we teach: Edge c...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

The $500 FLIR Thermal Camera Tested

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$5,000 thermal cameras were super 'cheap' not too long ago. Then $2,000 thermal cameras shocked people in 2012. Now, we have thermals cameras under $500, coming from the biggest name in the thermal business - FLIR. The 'catch' is that the new ~...

By Ethan Ace - almost 4 years ago

Exacq vs Avigilon

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A member requested: "I need to find some IPVM info on Exacq vs. Avigilon. I don't have time to read 500 articles. Is there a short cut comparison as to which product integrator prefer and why. HELP??" He's literally right. We have 389 entries on...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

The New Post-Milestone OnSSI Tested

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OnSSI surprised the industry earlier this year by acquiring rival VMS company Seetec. For years, OnSSI's market position has been hurt by the perception that they were just Milestone with a different client, due to their OEMing of Milestone's 're...

By Ethan Ace - almost 4 years ago

Testing Dahua HDCVI Encoder With VMSes

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HD Analog cameras have incredibly low prices for true HD video. But HD analog recorders are pretty simplistic and underwhelming. Moreover, many want to use HD analog cameras with their established, higher end VMS software systems. Now, Dahua ha...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

Testing IP Camera Test Monitor (Tatung)

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Integrators frequently cited insufficient installation tools as one of the key problems of IP camera installation. While many use a laptop, the size and necessary accessory devices to do this make it cumbersome. We bought a new device from Tatung...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

Uniview Starlight Camera Tested

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The company claims $263 million in 2013 revenue and to be the third largest Chinese surveillance manufacturer (after Hikvision and Dahua). Despite being owned by American investment firm Bain Capital and spending hundreds of thousands on an ISC W...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

Worst ISC West Showing 2015

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Here are the top 4 candidates: Arecont IDIS Milestone ONVIF Let's break down the cases for and against each organization's ISC West showing:

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

ISC West 2015 Show Full Report

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The IPVM team spent 3 days on the show floor going through what is new and what manufacturers are pitching. Plus, we have been taking video throughout the show floor. Here is a look at the show entrance:   Inside, we have a whole show floor...

By IPVM Team - about 4 years ago

OnSSI Ocularis 5 - The Milestone Migration Begins

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Just one week after OnSSI acquired rival VMS developer Seetec, OnSSI has announced the newest version of their Ocularis platform. In this note, based on speaking with OnSSI, we examine the key changes in product offering, price, Milestone support...

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

Pelco Optera Multi-Imager Cameras Overview

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2015 looks to be the year multi-imager goes mainstream. Pelco is one of a number of major brands launching multi-imager cameras. In this note, we examine the features, pricing and positioning of Pelco's Optera series.

By John Honovich - about 4 years ago

Testing Messoa 3MP LPC Camera

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License plate recognition has historically required specialized cameras with limited general surveillance use. Messoa is aiming to change that with the LPR606, a higher resolution 3MP claiming scene overview and capture in the same camera. We te...

By Derek Ward - about 4 years ago

NMAPing IP Cameras

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The Hikvision hack has increased security concerns. Indeed, most users do not know whether they are vulnerable or not, which ports of their systems are open, and what services they may be running, leaving them potentially vulnerable. NMAP, a com...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

Super Low Cost Chinese Camera Shootout

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The 'Chinese' are the industry's #1 threat (or opportunity depending on one's perspective). IPVM has extensively covered the rise of Dahua and Hivkision (see test results). But those two are not the only ones. Many of you get bombarded with emai...

By Derek Ward - about 4 years ago

Most Needed Improvement: Access Control Software

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100 integrators answered IPVM's question: "Which aspect/element of access control system technology (ie: credentials, locks, controllers, management software, system openness, etc) most needs to improve? Why?" Software and openness were the clea...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

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