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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 - 6 days ago

Higher Power PoE 802.3bt Ratified, Impact on Security Products Examined

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Power over Ethernet has become one of the most popular features of many video, access, and other security products. See our PoE for IP Video Surveillance Guide and PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial. Now PoE is able to transmit even more power, ...

By Brian Rhodes - 10 days ago

Door Hinges Guide

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Some of the trickiest access control problems are caused by bad door hinges. From doors not closing right, to locks not locking, worn or warped hinges are one of the most common root causes but typically ignored. Along with proper Door and Fram...

By Brian Rhodes - 12 days ago

Security System Health Monitoring Usage Statistics 2018

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How well and quickly do integrators know if devices are offline or broken? New IPVM statistics show that typically no health monitoring is used. Based on ~150 integrator responses, we show usage patterns across integrators, the most common reas...

By Brian Rhodes - 13 days ago

Favorite Power Supply Manufacturer 2018

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While power supplies are becoming less important as PoE matures, they remain vital to access control systems, where increased power for locks, readers, and controllers is needed. Companies such as Altronix and LifeSafety Power are the most widely ...

By Brian Rhodes - 24 days ago

Access Control Lock Guide

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In this guide, we examine locks; critical elements of any security system and fundamental parts of every access control system. Two fundamental classes of locks are used in access, electrified locks and mechanical locks. But with thousands of l...

By Brian Rhodes - 25 days ago

Amazon Ring Spotlight Cam Tested

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Amazon's Ring has released their latest camera entry, the Spotlight Cam, which we bought and tested in our Consumer IP Camera Analytics Shootout. In this report, we test the Spotlight Cam's other functions, including: White light illuminatio...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 month ago

Exit Devices For Access Control Tutorial

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Exit Devices, also called 'Panic Bars' or 'Crash Bars' are required by safety codes the world over, and become integral parts of electronic access control systems. However, they are often poorly understood, especially how they should be used in...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Backup Power for Large Security Systems Tutorial

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Choosing the right backup power system depends on system size. While small and medium systems greatly benefit from using UPS battery backup sources, larger systems need a centralized generator power source. How are these systems designed and sp...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

SNMP / Network Monitoring For Surveillance 2018

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Surveillance systems typically rely on the the VMS to report issues, but this most often just means knowing a camera is "down" with no warning or detailed information. Network monitoring systems can give users more insight into their network, fro...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Axis First IR PTZ Tested (Q6125-LE)

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Axis is very late in releasing IR PTZs. While competitors such as Hikvision and Dahua have offered them for years, Axis has just released their first, the Q6125-LE, claiming improvements over competitive models, including more even IR coverage, co...

By Ethan Ace - 2 months ago

Backup Power For Maglocks Guide

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When the main power fails, many believe maglocks must leave doors unlocked. However, battery backed up maglocks are allowed according to IBC / NFPA code. It just needs to be done properly. We examine the five critical steps for using backing up m...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Backboxes for Video Surveillance Tutorial

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Backboxes are a necessity in surveillance, whether for managing cable whips, recessing cameras, adding wireless radios. But it can be confusing to know which option works for their install. In this report, we explain: When to use backboxes Ca...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Installing Dome Cameras Indoors Guide

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IPVM is producing the definitive series on installing surveillance cameras. This entry covers one of the most common scenarios - installing dome cameras indoors and is the second entry following Installing Box Cameras Indoors Guide Inside we teac...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Installation Hardware for Video Surveillance - Indoor Fasteners

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As part of our Installation for Video Surveillance series, in this note, we cover drywall anchors. A key part of installing security hardware is ensuring the right hardware is used to provide a long-lasting, solid mount. Inside this report we cove...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Powerline Networking For Video Surveillance Advocated By Comtrend

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Powerline networking, using existing electrical wiring, has been around for many years. Indeed, over the years, some video surveillance providers have offered it as an alternative to coax, category cable and wireless. However, it has never really ...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial

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

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Princeton Identity Access 200 Iris Scanners Examined

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Iris recently registered a big jump as a preferred biometric in our Favorite Biometrics survey, but access-ready options can be difficult to find. Princeton Identity, the 2016 spinoff of iris focused SRI Sarnoff has released a new line of iris re...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Installing Box Cameras Indoors Tutorial

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This tutorial starts our physical installation for video surveillance series, starting with Box Cameras, one of the oldest and most basic types. Inside we cover: Videos Detailing Grid Ceiling Installs Videos Detailing Drywall/Gypsum Board Inst...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Vivotek 12MP Fisheye Camera Tested (FE9391-EV)

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Next in our 12MP fisheye camera evaluation, we bought and tested Vivotek's latest generation FE9391-EV, a new model claiming improved smart IR features, their latest Smart Stream III H.265 smart codec, and more. Inside, we look at: VMS dewarpi...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 6 months ago

IP Network Hardware for Surveillance Guide

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Video surveillance systems depend on IP networking equipment. In this guide, we explain the key pieces of equipment and features, explaining where and why they are typically used. The topics covered include: Fast / Gigabit / 10 Gigabit Ethern...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Alarm.com Business Market Expansion

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Alarm.com has millions of subscribers, but the company has traditionally been mostly a residential/home focused offering.  ADC's new Smart Business Solutions service plan adds some major pieces to the platform and could be a major competition incr...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

Axis Launches Mini Concealed IR PTZ

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Axis has been a laggard in releasing IR PTZs. While the company released a laser focus PTZ (the Q6155-E tested) until now Axis has had no PTZs with IR illumination. Now, Axis is claiming to solve at least 2 of the major problems of IR PTZs with t...

By Ethan Ace - 6 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 - 7 months ago

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