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Panasonic Unified Surveillance Strategy Analyzed

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Panasonic is now a "Unified Surveillance" offering, as their ASIS 2017 booth proclaimed: Looking to make a comeback in the security industry, Panasonic is positioning themselves as a "technology solutions provider". IPVM spoke to Panasonic exe...

By Brian Karas - 27 days ago

WSJ Investigates Hikvision

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The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) has released a detailed investigation into Hikvision's government ownership and cybersecurity problems, hitting the paper's front page.   Given the WSJ's global readership (42 million monthly readers, 2+ million pai...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Genetec Citigraf Big Data Platform Analyzed

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A big industry debate is whether VMS software is now a commodity. However, Genetec believes it can charge a substantial premium for higher-end software. One of those systems is Genetec's new Citigraf, which they describe as: Genetec Citigraf i...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months 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 - about 2 months ago

Exporting Video Surveillance Tutorial

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Exporting video surveillance is important when incidents or crimes occur. However, there are multiple ways to export video which have their pros and cons. In this note, we examine those ways and share feedback from integrators on their preference...

By Ethan Ace - 2 months ago

ASIS Show 2017 Final Report

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ASIS is in Dallas for 2017 and this is our final show report (compare to our 2016 ASIS show report). When walking in, one is greeted with Dahua's advertising: Fitting, given the big news of the week is Dahua (and their OEMs) recorders hit with...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Genetec Launches Community Connect Examined

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Genetec has done best in large-scale, enterprise systems and relatively worse in smaller systems such as SMB. Now, Genetec is launching their Community Connect that claims to "facilitate public-private collaboration to improve urban safety": H...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Neurala Deep Learning Platform Profile

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Find lost children? If Neurala has its way with its recent partnership with Motorola, that is the aim as shown in their video below: Neurala has developed a deep-learning platform designed for implementation in low-power edge devices, providing...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

ShotSpotter IPOs, Facing Low Revenue and Losses

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A rare event for North American security manufacturers has happened. ShotSpotter has IPOed on the NASDAQ, raising $30.8 million. US IPOs, overall, have become much tougher since the dot com boom, with revenue and growth demands typically quite h...

By Brian Karas - 6 months 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 - 7 months ago

Mobile Video Installation Statistics

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Mobile video systems - those mounted on buses, trains, cars, boats, etc. - are a niche within video surveillance with its own particular challenges. 160 integrators provided feedback to IPVM on: Installing mobile video systems Most common app...

By Brian Karas - 8 months ago

Duress Codes For Alarms Systems

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An alarm system can call for help in the event of an attempted break in, but only if it is armed. If an adversary forces an authorized user to disarm the alarm, however, that adversary can gain entry without alerting emergency responders. Therefor...

By Ari Erenthal - 8 months ago

Burglar Alarm Zoning Guide

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The function of an alarm panel is to gather information from sensors and respond to this information by triggering actions. While it is possible to program these responses manually, most alarm panels have a variety of responses preprogrammed and g...

By Ari Erenthal - 8 months ago

A Marketing Home Run For Knightscope - Man Attacks Robot

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We criticize Knightscope regularly - their lack of revenue, their trying to fool mom 'n pop investors, their associating themselves with a clueless company, Jim Cramer's nonsense 'interview', etc., etc. Overall, Knightscope is a company far far...

By John Honovich - 8 months ago

Burglar Alarm Strobes Guide

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Strobes provide visual notification of alarm incidents, as sirens are used to give audible notification. Using a strobe gives alarm users and alarm responders another way confirm alarms when they cannot hear the sirens. In this note, we examine ho...

By Ari Erenthal - 9 months ago

Simplisafe Warns Customers About Alarm Fines

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Simplisafe markets themselves as a 'better way' than traditional professional alarm companies. However, in one key way, Simplisafe hides the alarm permitting process from their marketing material, only making it clear after the system is purcha...

By Ari Erenthal - 9 months ago

Alarm Panic Switches Tutorial

Panic switches allow silently triggering an alarm system when it is otherwise disarmed. In this tutorial we explain and contrast the 7 most common types, including: Covered Switch / Hold Up Emergency Button Latching Switch Wireless Keyfob F...

By Ari Erenthal - 9 months ago

Genetec Comments on Washington DC MPD Hack

This January, the Washington DC police video surveillance system was hacked with ransomware, impacting 123 of 187 cameras. Last month, IPVM confirmed that the police system was using Genetec recorders, Axis cameras and Cradlepoint equipment. Now...

By Brian Karas - 9 months ago

Washington DC MPD's Surveillance Equipment

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The Washington DC Metropolitan Police Department's surveillance system was hacked in January 2017. Two immediate questions were: Whose equipment was it? How did it happen? We have been able to answer the first of those two questions throug...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

Introduction To Burglar Alarm Systems

While alarm systems are popular, balancing between the right level of protection, the appropriate components and an acceptable price can be very challenging. This in-depth tutorial explains each fundamental element, offering guidance on the pros a...

By Ari Erenthal - 11 months ago

FLIR Acquires Drone Manufacturer For $134M

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FLIR has acquired Prox Dynamics, a Norwegian maker of small military-grade drones, for $134M.  FLIR president Andy Teich provided additional details to IPVM on this acquisition, and what it might mean for FLIR's security division.

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Bribe Accusations By Multiple US Cities Against Taser

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One company is dominating the body camera business - Taser. The stun gun leader aims to grow a VSaaS powerhouse and take over one of the fastest growing video surveillance niches. However, 6 US cities have made various allegations against Taser ...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Security Planning For Bars And Nightclubs

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The shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub is raising questions among entertainment venue owners, and security professionals, about how to balance security at safety at these locations. Inside, we provide suggestions and recommendations specific t...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Hitachi Crime Prediction Analytics Examined

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Hitachi, relatively unknown in the security industry, says their forthcoming analytic software can "predict crimes before they happen". We spoke with Hitachi to better understand these claims, and analyze how the software is intended to work. Th...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Police Require Problem Businesses To Get Video Surveillance

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Government intrusion or smart practice? One city is requiring business that cause repeated problems to get video surveillance. In this note, we examine what they are doing and the pros and cons of this approach.

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

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