Psim (96)

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2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested)

2Gig is one of the most widely used intrusion systems, with two product lines that are the main offering of many alarm companies, huge national installers and small mom & pop shops alike. In this dual-test, IPVM bought both variants of this a...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Tyco PSIM Proximex End of Life

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The end of life for Tyco's PSIM Proximex is here, with no more product releases coming and 3 years of remaining support. Inside this post, we share Tyco's statement, examine the ever struggling PSIM market and what is next for PSIM.

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Milestone App - PSIM Lite (Alesys)

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Milestone has many features in their VMS, but it is not a PSIM. Italian PSIM developer Alesys thinks sensor integrations and alarm management can be improved with a PSIM-lite extension to Milestone XProtect. They are going up against 4 other cont...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Hitachi Security Industry Profile

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Hitachi, bigger than Sony and Panasonic overall, with $89 billion USD 2016 total revenue, is expanding into the security industry. They are targeting public safety applications, with a product suite that includes video analytics and a PSIM-like pl...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

$18.7M PSIM Acquisition Examined (IDV / Everbridge)

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This may be the biggest deal for a PSIM developer ever. In a segment that has disappointed for more than a decade, a recent IPOed company has bought a PSIM provider. IDV Solutions, the PSIM behind Microsoft's Domain Awareness System, has been acq...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Veracity Acquires PSIM Manufacturer iComply

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Most well-known for their Ethernet extenders, with their own video surveillance storage offering, Veracity has now acquired a PSIM. UK-based Veracity has a plan that brings these components together into a solution offering. CEO Alastair McL...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

For Sale: PSIM Provider Seeking Offers

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2016 saw a lot of acquisitions, and more are expected in 2017, now PSIM vendor Fortem is hoping they can get in on this action, and are marketing the company to potential acquirers. In this report we have details on Fortem and what led them to pu...

By Brian Karas - 6 months ago

IPVM Inspires PSIM-Challenger Startup

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An IPVM member asked about Agora Systems in a discussion, a company we knew little about, prompting us to reach out to answer our member's question. Agora's CEO provided details on their offering, and also told us our report: The Future of VMS, w...

By Brian Karas - 12 months ago

Vidsys Hangs On, Gets $11M New Funding

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The founder of Vidsys claims to have invented the term "PSIM" in 2005, and for some time, many thought that PSIM was going to be the new VMS. Over the next decade, several competitive PSIM companies arose, and then faded, got acquired for low val...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

ISC West 2016 Best and Worst

ISC West 2016 had very strong attendance and moderately strong new products, following a year of unprecedented acquisitions. Traffic was almost too heavy on the first day. Here it is 10 minutes after the opening: Booth Video Overviews B...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

NICE Is Out Of the Video Surveillance Business / Now Qognify

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One of the bigger players of the prior era is exiting the video surveillance market. NICE is selling off its 'physical security business unit' to a US investment firm. From speaking with both NICE's General Manager and the investment firm partne...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years ago

Why PSIM Will NEVER Be Popular

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How do you like this vehicle? Big, ugly, hard to drive, terrible gas mileage, death trap - there's lots of negatives. Now, what if you were this family? Now, a passenger van starts sounding like a lot of sense. I guess you could try to fit...

By John Honovich - about 2 years ago

What 51 Members Want Us To Test

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Over 50 members submitted their requests for products / technologies for us to test. We are looking to build on our industry leading 300+ tests based on your input. We share all of them below including our feedback.

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Vidsys CEO Out

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Three years ago, Vidsys, one of the last independent PSIMs, named a prestigious CEO. Now he is out. In this note, we look at the move and the future for Vidsys.

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

ASIS 2014 Show Floor Review

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What Happened to the New Products? Nothing major at all. Disappointing. Lots of new recorder boxes, for some reason. Axis is now in the box business (OEMing Dell), joining Milestone's DVR. Also, Avigilon looks to be OEMing Dynacolor/Razberi. We...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

The Most Expensive Bus Surveillance Ever

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$21,000 per bus surveillance system. This is, by far, the most expensive implementation we have ever seen. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority is adding cameras to 200 buses for a whopping $6 million, part of a massive MBTA security undertakin...

By Carlton Purvis - over 3 years ago

Rejecting PSIM, Big City to DIY

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Lots of ends users get duped by fancy PSIM presentations. But one big city is rejecting the hype, lead by a former systems integrator now in charge of a major city project. In this note, we break down why they chose to build it themselves, what th...

By Carlton Purvis - over 3 years ago

Secured Cities - Should You Go?

Cities are huge users of surveillance, with controversial systems of hundreds and thousands of cameras commonplace. One U.S. show, Secured Cities, is attempting to specialize in city surveillance. We bought a ticket and headed over to the two-day ...

By Ben Wood - over 3 years ago

Big City PSIM Claims Reviewed

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The U.S. has one of the highest crime rates in the world. Within the U.S., Baltimore is one of the worst and its need for security and surveillance is particularly acute. IPVM recently participated in a tour of the city's command center during Sec...

By Carlton Purvis - over 3 years ago

Philly's Disastrous Surveillance System Investigated

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Philadelphia's surveillance system is a huge mess. The last we checked, they were paying $136,000 per operational camera, with most cameras broken. Now, a new audit has been released, with more grim details, followed by more debate amongst city of...

By Carlton Purvis - about 4 years ago

DICE Matrix PSIM Examined

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Is it a PSIM, a central station platform, or an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software? Well, according to DICE, their Matrix offering is all three. While best known for providing software for central monitoring stations, they also sell end-u...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

PSIM Ambulance Chasing in Brussels

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Desperate, shady PSIM marketing tactics continue. Last month, $50 million of diamonds were stolen from the Brussels airport. Now, a PSIM marketing manager tries to capitalize on that to sell his products. Unfortunately, their case for PSIM is incr...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

PSIM Marketer Spam Bombs LinkedIn

LinkedIn's descent into a cyber cesspool continues with unscrupulous marketers stepping up their spam campaigns. Today, we have a PSIM marketer, from CNL, blasting away, posting the same exact discussion on at least 10 different groups, ranging fr...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

PSIM's Greatest Value

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PSIM has great value. It's just typically not for the people who buy and use them. Let me tell you a story. I know an integrator who is an evil genius. One of the cleverest tricks he uses is a territory exclusive for a PSIM. This obviously helps ...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

No ROI For PSIM

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PSIM is not a bad thing. It just has no ROI. Now, that is not unique as many security solutions offer fuzzy value, at best, but it does shape how PSIM is sold and adopted. In this note, we examine the benefits and limitations of PSIM impacted by t...

By John Honovich - over 4 years ago

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