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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 - 24 days ago

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 - 27 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - 2 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 - 4 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 - 5 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 10 months 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 - 11 months 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 - 11 months ago

Hikvision Exec Simultaneously Chinese Government Security Leader

New information shows a Hikvision executive is simultaneously a leader within the Chinese government national security ministry. This runs counter to Hikvision's assertions that state owned enterprises simply own shares of Hikvision. In this not...

By John Honovich - 12 months ago

Knightscope Security Robot Examined

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Silicon Valley is bringing us security robots, or as the startup, Knightscope, likes to call it, "Advanced Physical Security Cutting Edge Anomaly Detection Autonomous Presence 24/7" We spoke with Knightscope at ISC West 2016, and examine their of...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

The Power of HD Video Shown With Detroit Gas Station Shooter

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CCTV video quality is widely seen by the public as terrible - grainy, out of focus, hard to make more out than moving fuzzy blobs.   The Motor City has been pushing businesses to install HD systems, and the effort is paying off. A shooter at a ga...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Panasonic Body Camera Tested

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Bodyworn camera use continues to increase, with more police departments mandating it and the US pledging $75M for new cameras. In this report, we share test results of the Panasonic Arbitrator BWC, part of Panasonic's line of evidence capture pro...

By John Scanlan - about 1 year ago

Police Buys FLIR at Costco, Industry's Worst Fear

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Integrators: cut your prices or your customers are going to go around you. That is the lesson of a recent California police department whose choose a FLIR brand, Lorex, as their (at least temporary) jail solution.

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Taser Aims To Be Emerging VSaaS Powerhouse

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Taser, the company, is best known for its stun-gun product (or "CEW - Conducted Electrical Weapon") which is commonly referred to as a "Taser". But over the last few years, Taser has grown to include body cameras and video storage rather than jus...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Hospital Video Surveillance Guide

This 16-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the Hospital Surveillance market.   A global group of 50 integrators and consultants with hospital project experience responded, each offering insights in selling, implemen...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Police Station Video Surveillance Guide

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This 18-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the Police Station Surveillance market.   A global group of 50 integrators and consultants with police project experience responded, each offering insights in selling, impl...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years ago

Airport Video Surveillance Guide

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This 20-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the Airport Surveillance market. A global group of 40 integrators and consultants with airport project experience responded, each offering insights in selling, implementin...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years ago

City Video Surveillance Guide

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This 31-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the City Surveillance market. A global group of 60 integrators responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining metropolitan video surveillance ...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years ago

School Video Surveillance Guide

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This 13-page in-depth guide explains the key uses, drivers, factors and players in K-12 school video surveillance systems. A global group of 80 integrators experienced in selling and implementing education surveillance systems answered these qu...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years ago

Largest New Video Surveillance Projects 2015

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140 video surveillance professionals, including integrators and manufacturers, shared the largest video surveillance projects that they have seen in the past year. Key Patterns The survey results revealed a number of key patterns, including: ...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

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