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Axis Launches Chinese Competitor Line

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After years of letting Chinese manufacturers bully Axis out of the low end of the market, Axis has launched its most aggressive entry level offering ever. In this note, we examine the new Axis Companion line, its features, pricing and how it matc...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Ubiquiti Open IP Cameras Tested

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Back in 2011, Ubiquiti broke ground, offering IP cameras for the then shocking amount of ~$100. And, for a while, Ubiquiti included 3rd party support but a few years ago they shut it down completely. Now, in a new firmware version (3.2.0), they ...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Ex-Avigilon Exec Backs Network Outage Prediction Startup (Optigo)

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Ex Avigilon VP of Engineering Danny Kam is putting his support behind networking startup Optigo. Networking monitoring and analytics tools that can plot trends or send alerts on failed devices have been around for decades.  Optigo Networks is bui...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

New Products Directory - ISC West 2016

It has been a busy few months in the industry, with new product announcements, many acquisitions and lots of moves. Here is a directory of them all in one place. Spring 2016 new product releases: AgentVi Cloud Analytics Launched Avigilon H4 H...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

ONVIF Camera Code Open Source'd (Vicon)

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Vicon is joining the open source community by releasing their ONVIF and camera source code, something relatively unheard of in the security industry. We spoke with Vicon, and examine their motivations behind this move.

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

AMAG Access Control Company Profile

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In our 12th access control company profile, we examine AMAG Symmetry access control platform: Comparing AMAG to their competition Examining their management and client software Reviewing their product and support costs Covering their hardwar...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

Axis Open VMS ACS5 Tested

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Axis has launched an open VMS, with its new ACS5. What has historically been an Axis only offering is now suddenly a potential competitor to the many open VMSes in the market, including its corporate sibling Milestone. But how well does it work? ...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Axis Launches Open VMS (ACS5)

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Axis' VMS software has always been closed to Axis cameras only. [UPDATE: Axis Camera Station Version 5 Test Report released.] Now, Axis is opening their Camera Station VMS (ACS) to third party cameras in its new ACS5. Axis' strength in IP camera...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

10 Surprising ISC West 2016 Booth Sizes

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Who is spending big money or cutting back on marketing? Who is going to be the IDIS of this year's show? Here are our 10 top choices: Dahua Doubling

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Worst Camera Manufacturers 2016

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Can Arecont do it again? In 2011, integrators overwhelmingly selected Arecont as the Worst IP Camera Manufacturer. And then in 2014, Arecont repeated. Now, in 2016, the market has changed significantly. Arecont has faded while the Chinese have s...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Top 5 Video Surveillance Product Advances Going Into 2016

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Here are the 5 product areas that have had the most meaningful product advanced in 2015, that you should be looking at incorporating in 2016: Smart codecs Multi-imager cameras 1/2" super low light cameras ONVIF out Design software Inside...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Hikvision Ezviz Tested

Last month, Hikvision Launched Direct End User Sales with their Ezviz line, sold through online and big box channels direct to consumers. We bought their 4-channel 1080p HDTVI kit for $199 online to see how it stacks up to their commercial, Hikvi...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

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 - almost 4 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 - almost 4 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 - about 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 - about 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 - about 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 - about 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 - about 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 - about 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 - about 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 - about 4 years ago

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