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Genetec and Axis Power Comcast's SmartOffice

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Comcast has more than 20 million subscribers and $80 billion in revenue. Now Comcast is partnering with Genetec and Axis to deliver a "surveillance package for all types of business" with SmartOffice to its large customer base. IPVM spoke with C...

By Brian Karas - about 19 hours 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 - 2 days ago

DMP Intrusion Tested (XR Series)

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DMP is a major provider of intrusion systems, but lacks the global brand recognition of some of its rivals (such as Bosch, Honeywell, DSC, or 2Gig). How does it compare to competitor systems that have been in widespread use for decades?   We boug...

By Brian Rhodes - 21 days ago

Uniview NVR Tested

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Uniview, China's self proclaimed #3 video surveillance manufacturer behind Hikvision and Dahua, is ramping up its international sales efforts. In this report, we test Uniview's NVR and, in particular, its extended PoE claim to double or triple ra...

By Ethan Ace - 28 days ago

Dahua 4K HD Analog Cameras Announced

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HD analog has been gaining popularity (even if Axis hopes otherwise). Last year, HD analog's max resolution doubled from 1080p to 4MP (see our 4MP HD analog test). Now, HD analog is poised to double resolution again, to 4K.  We have technical d...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial

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The biggest challenge for many access control systems are glass doors. Here's what happens when a maglock is improperly installed to an existing glass door: Unlike wood or steel doors that can be modified to work with electrified locking hardwa...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Customized Access Control Cans (Altronix Trove)

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Access control installs typically require hanging at least two or three different enclosure cans, each holding individual parts.  Open wall space can be difficult to find for all these boxes, and troubleshooting through them all can be tough. Alt...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Alarm Panels - Canned vs Integrated

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Alarm control panels generally come in one of two types: Integrated alarm controllers, with controls and the keypad in the same device Traditional 'canned' control panels The advantages of 'canned' control panels typically include: Roo...

By Ari Erenthal - about 2 months ago

5 Most Common PoE Questions

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In our IPVM IP Networking course, Power Over Ethernet (PoE) is a core component that students show significant interest in. The top ones are: Can I accidentally double PoE wattage by using midspans & switches together?  Does each port pro...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Tyco DSC PowerSeries Neo Intrusion Tested

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Tyco's intrusion system line, DSC, is one of the most widely installed brands. Their primary intrusion panel series, PowerSeries Neo, is relatively new to the market since release in 2014, but is already commonly used. But does this recent relea...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Startup V5 Targets Rapid Deployment Cameras

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Easy to deploy "wire free" cameras have been a goal of the security industry for some time. Manufacturers, such as Micropower, have tried, and ultimately failed, to deliver on this concept for several years. Now, startup V5 has raised $7M+ in fun...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Wires for Burglar Alarms

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Most commercial and many higher end residential alarm systems rely on wired sensors. These require installers to run wires between the sensor and a control panel. In the following tutorial, we examine wire selection criteria, including Resistan...

By Ari Erenthal - 2 months ago

Integrator Service Vehicle Guide

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Few assets are as commonly used by integrators and installers as their service vehicles. 125 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their service vehicles, including: Which Vehicle Types Are Most Popular? Which Vehicle Brands Are Pre...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Smart Power Tools For Security Installs

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Installing a smart camera? Perhaps you should use a 'smart' drill. The intelligent appliance / IoT trend has hit power tools. In this note, we examine Milwaukee's One-Key system including: Advanced control / optimization Inventory control ...

By Ari Erenthal - 2 months ago

Honeywell Ademco Vista Intrusion System Tested

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One of the biggest brands in security holds one of the most common intrusion lines. We bought and tested a Honeywell Vista 15P intrusion panel commonly used in both residential and small business markets. In the following test, we evaluated a V...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Bosch Blue Line Intrusion Motion Detector Tested

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False alarms from motion sensors are one of the most aggravating parts of intrusion detection.   Bosch says their sensors are better, even claiming their premium Blue Line PIR series give no false alarms. In this test, we bought the Blue Line ...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Surveillance Cameras 2017 Review

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This report concisely explains the developments and most common options for surveillance cameras offered in 2017, including resolution, H.265, HD analog, image quality, video analytics and cost. Compared to surveillance camera developments in 201...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

IR Video Surveillance Tutorial 2017

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Almost all surveillance cameras perform worse in low light than they do in the day time. One of the most common techniques to overcome this is to add infrared (IR) illumination. However, adding IR has its own tradeoffs, with several options availa...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

HD Analog vs IP Guide 2017

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For years, HD resolution was IP camera's greatest advantage. However, starting in 2013, analog cameras with HD resolution started shipping and, now, just a few years later, HD analog has become a significant force in the video surveillance indust...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Resolution Tutorial

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Understanding video surveillance resolution can be surprisingly difficult and complex. While the word 'resolution' seems self-explanatory, its use in surveillance is far from it. In this tutorial, we will explain 5 critical elements: What resol...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

No One Should Ever Use Simplisafe

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Simplisafe, the upstart DIY intrusion alarm system, is increasingly Public Enemy Number One in the alarm business. Recently, Security Sales ran an article from Jeff Zwirn ripping SimpliSafe apart and concluding that essentially no one should use ...

By Ari Erenthal - 4 months ago

Power Drill Selection Guide

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Boring holes is a basic part of running cables for most security system projects. To do so, you will need to choose the right drills for various scenarios. This guide will help you understand the different types of drills available and the tradeo...

By Ari Erenthal - 4 months ago

Genetec Lower Cost Sharp V LPR Camera

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Genetec has announced the latest offering in their AutoVu Sharp line, promising new features, simplified installation, and lower price. In this note, we examine these new features, lower pricing, how it compares to past models and competitors, pl...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Massively Strong Maglock (Securitron)

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One of the market's strongest maglocks has a twist: the 4,000 pounds claimed bond power is not purely magnetic. Securitron's hybrid MM15 maglock uses a combination of electromagnetism and mechanical latching to achieve its strength, using a novel...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Dahua 4MP HD Analog Tested

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A few years ago, analog was SD only. In the past few years, HD analog, up to 1080p, has become commonplace. Now, HD analog is doubling its max resolution to 4MP. We bought and tested two of Dahua's new 4MP CVI 3.0 cameras, the A43AG23 turret/ey...

By Ethan Ace - 5 months ago

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