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China Public Video Surveillance Guide: From Skynet to Sharp Eyes

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China is expanding its video surveillance network to achieve “100%” nationwide coverage by 2020, including facial recognition capabilities and a database that allows authorities to track and cross-check video data across the country. This progr...

By Charles Rollet - 4 days ago

French National Police Buy 10,400 Hikvision Body Cameras

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France’s national police forces bought 10,400 Hikvision body cameras earlier this year, in a high-profile deal that’s coming into effect as the US Congress considers legislation banning Hikvision’s products from government use due to espionage a...

By Charles Rollet - 18 days ago

Amazon Enters Home Security Services

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Move over ADT? It is certainly what investors have feared for ADT, especially since Amazon acquired Ring. [Update: We spoke with Amazon and have more details on operations and limitations at the end of the post] Now, Amazon has launched their ow...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

ISC West 2018 Access Control Rundown

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For ISC West 2018, what is new and interesting in access control?  This rundown will bring you up to speed on the exhibitors, what they are releasing, and give you an idea of what is new. Notable Trends In terms of marketwide trends, three them...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

30+ Emerging Tech Companies Examined

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ISC West has a new segment for 2018: the 'Emerging Technology Zone', which they boast: Featuring 50 of the latest and greatest startup businesses, these entrepreneurial start-up companies will help drive change and evolution in our complex cybe...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Audio Usage In Video Surveillance Statistics

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Audio is more widely available and easier to use than ever, with many IP cameras building audio in and often making integration as simple as toggling a button. But how widely is audio used? There still remain many legal and privacy concerns about...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Chinese Police Wearing Facial Recognition Are Here

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This is a very interesting and highly atypical usage of facial recognition that the Chinese government touted this week: It is a PRC police officer performing real-time facial recognition using a camera attached to their sunglasses. The announc...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

Washington DC Surveillance Hackers Arrested

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The US Department of Justice has announced that "Two Romanian Suspects Charged With Hacking of Metropolitan Police Department Surveillance Cameras in Connection with Ransomware Scheme" that occurred in January 2017. IPVM initially covered the tec...

By Brian Karas - 6 months ago

WSJ Investigates China's Total Surveillance State

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The WSJ is continuing its investigation into Chinese video surveillance. Following up on last month's WSJ Investigation of Hikvision, the WSJ is back with Twelve Days in Xinjiang: How China’s Surveillance State Overwhelms Daily Life, remarking tha...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

BBC Features Dahua

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Hikvision is not the only mega-Chinese video surveillance manufacturer getting global attention. Last month, the WSJ investigated Hikvision and now the BCC has run a video segment on Dahua, embedded below: IPVM spoke with Dahua to get more deta...

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

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 - 7 months 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 - 7 months 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 9 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 - 10 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year 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 - about 1 year ago

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