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Security Installation Tools Guide - 22 Tools Listed

In this guide, we cover 22 tools that security installers frequently use. This is one part of our upcoming Video Surveillance Installation Course that starts next month that will teach installation in great depth. Personal Installer Tool Invent...

By IPVM Team - about 13 hours ago

Cisco Meraki Cloud VMS/Cameras Tested

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Cisco Meraki says their cameras "bring Meraki magic to the enterprise video security world". According to Meraki, their magic is their management Dashboard, ease of use and configuration, accessibility and network security and "doing things in wa...

By Sean Patton - 7 days ago

Dahua Intercom Tested

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Video intercoms are a growing market with video surveillance manufacturers expanding into this niche. IPVM is continuing its series of video intercoms tests, adding to our test of Zenitel/ Stentofon Turbine and Axis 2N. Can Dahua become a viable ...

By Brian Rhodes - 13 days ago

Hikvision HDTVI Power Over Coax Tested

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After years of delay, Hikvision's Power Over Coax (PoC) HDTVI models are finally shipping, aiming to make HD analog installs as simple as PoE, with only one cable required. But with IP camera prices dropping over the past few years, and new genera...

By Ethan Ace - 15 days ago

8MP HD Analog Tested (Dahua / Hikvision)

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HD analog has promised higher resolution for years, but has lagged substantially behind for years. Now, both Dahua and Hikvision have started shipping low cost 8MP options. We bought and tested 8MP CVI and TVI cameras and DVRs to see how they com...

By IPVM Team - 20 days ago

Designing Access Control Guide

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Designing an access control solution requires decisions on 8 fundamental questions. This in-depth guide helps you understand the options and tradeoffs involved in designing an excellent access control solution. The eight fundamental questions ar...

By Brian Rhodes - 21 days ago

Cable Trenching for Surveillance

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Trenching cable for surveillance is surprisingly complex. While using shovels, picks, and hoes is not advanced technology, the proper planning, construction, and execution of trenched cable runs is underestimated. In this note, we look at the b...

By Brian Rhodes - 30 days ago

Mobile Surveillance Trailers Guide

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Putting cameras in a place for temporary surveillance where power and communications are not readily available can be complicated and expensive. One growing niche is mobile surveillance trailers that allow users to quickly deploy a turn-key system...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Access Control Cabling Tutorial

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Access Control is only as reliable as its cables. While this aspect lacks the sexiness of other components, it remains a vital part of every system. In this note, we look at the types of cables used by these systems, including 22/4, 18/6, 22/2,...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Bad: Dahua Villa Video Doorbell Tested

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Doorbells are one of the hottest segments in the residential market but Dahua's Villa Video Doorbell is the worst we have tested.   We bought and tested the 'Villa' DHI-VTO2111D-WP, adding to our previous testing of Ring, SkyBell, and DoorBird. ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Managed Video Services UL 827B Examined

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Historically, UL listings for central stations have been important, with UL 827 having widespread support. However, few central stations have adopted UL 827B, the companion listing for managed video, which debuted in 2015. In this note, based ...

By Dan Gelinas - about 1 month ago

H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial

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H.265 support improved significantly in 2018, with H.265 camera/VMS compatibility increased compared to only a year ago, and most manufacturers shipping H.265 models.  However, there are still challenges impacting H.265's competitiveness and comp...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

2019 Video Surveillance Cameras Overview

Each year, IPVM summarizes the main advances and changes for video surveillance cameras, based on our industry-leading testing and reporting. This is the 4th year we are doing this, compare to: 2018 Video Surveillance Cameras Overview 2017 ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

DirectView Aims To Be A Video Surveillance Power Like Tyco

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DirectView is a publicly traded US company that tells IPVM that it has ambitions to be the next ADI, Anixter, or even Tyco. In this note, we share feedback from our interview with DirectView's CEO Roger Ralston about their plans and our analysis ...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Startup Sunflower Labs' Autonomous Drone Security System

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Startup Sunflower Labs is claiming a unique design on a home security system, combining autonomous drones and 'Sunflower' sensors. Imagine an intruder tries to break into your home and your automated security drone suddenly appears above them an...

By Dan Gelinas - 2 months ago

Ideal SecuriTest IP Vs Unbranded IP Camera Install Tool Tested

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In our recent IP camera installation tool shootout, multiple members questioned the Ideal SecuriTest IP's features compared to low-cost unbranded models found on Amazon. To see how the two compare, we bought and tested one of these low-cost unbra...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Openpath Access Control Tested

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Big investment in access startups is uncommon, but Openpath has recently attracted $20 million doing just that. The company has limited security industry, but deep tech industry experience. Their system claims major advancements over traditional ...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Directory of Video Intercoms

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Video Intercoms, also known as Video Door-Phones or Video Entry Systems, have been growing in the past decade as more and more IP camera manufacturers enter this segment. This directory tracks the players in this market, contrasts Video Interco...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Axis 2N Intercom Tested

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Axis expanded its video intercom business buying Czech-based 2N in 2016. Despite competing against owner Axis' intercoms, 2N recently registered as more favored by integrators.  This test expands IPVM's intercom test series including Zenitel's Vi...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Ubiquiti Protect Video Surveillance Profile

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Ubiquiti has now been in the video surveillance market for 7 years (see our first coverage back in 2011). In that time, the company's revenue has tripled from ~$350 million to more than $1 billion for the past year. Ubiquiti's growth has mainly b...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Directory Of Video Doorbells

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Video doorbells are one of the fastest growing categories in video surveillance, especially among residences. The optimal placement of these cameras and their added functionality as a communication device drives their popularity in the market. Thi...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Solar-Powered, Smart-Phone-Based Access Kit (VIZPin) Examined

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Cloud-based access control company VIZPin is releasing a solar-powered and smart phone based access control system for gates and other remote sites. The company claims it can do access at these locations, typically with no power and network infras...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Video Surveillance Hard Drive Failure Statistics 2018

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Hard drive failures can be significant service problems but how common of an issue are they in video surveillance? How long do drives last when constantly being written to? 150+ integrators answered this: Video Surveillance Recording: How ma...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Integrator Laptop Guide

This 18-page guide provides guidance and statistics about integrator laptop use. 150 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their laptops, including: Favorite laptop brands used, with the top 7 ranked Most commonly used CPU, RAM, and ...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

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