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PoE UPS Tested (Energy Reconnect)

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In security, backup power is important, but most often requires UPS systems or extra cabling to devices for low voltage power. Now, some have released another option, PoE UPSes, which simply connect inline between camera or controller and switc...

By John Scanlan - 8 days ago

Mobile Credentials (BLE / NFC / Apps) Guide

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One of the biggest trends in access for the last few years has been the marriage of mobile phones and access cards. In this guide, we examine: 4 key management problems 2 practical problems for users BLE vs NFC vs Apps Comparison [Note: T...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 days ago

Long Range Access Control Readers Tutorial

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One of the classic challenges for access control are parking lots and garages, where the user's credential is far from the reader. With modern access systems, the basic methods of increasing the read distance mean using special readers, credential...

By Brian Rhodes - 13 days ago

Selecting Access Control Readers Tutorial

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Given the variety of types available, specifying access control readers can be a daunting process. However, focusing on a few key elements will help you arrive at the right product no matter which system you are using. These factors are: The B...

By Brian Rhodes - 13 days ago

ONVIF Wire Free Camera Tested (Netgear FlexPower)

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Totally wire-free cameras are a hot growth market. But they have had one major problem: Proprietary. IPVM has tested Netgear's Arlo and Arlo Go, Blink/Blink XT, and EZVIZ's Mini Trooper, none of which work with VMS systems. There is clearly a n...

By John Scanlan - 23 days ago

Hikvision Access Control Tested

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Hikvision aggressive pricing and marketing combined with generally reliable hardware and free software has made them a major player in video surveillance. Now, Hikvision is ramping up their access control offering. How will it fare? We bought Hi...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Deep Learning Tutorial For Video Surveillance

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Deep learning is a growing buzzword within physical security and video surveillance. But what is 'deep learning'? In this tutorial, we explain deep learning specifically for video surveillance covering: Traditional video analytic approaches  ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Exacq M Series Low Cost NVR Tested

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With recent cyber security issues hitting NVRs and cameras from low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision, users are increasingly seeking alternatives to this low priced gear. Exacq's M series NVRs aim to challenge low cost models from Dahua and Hikvi...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

PoE Powered Access Control Tutorial

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Powering access control with Power over Ethernet, like for IP cameras, has become increasingly common.  However, the demands for access power are greater than cameras, and the problems can be significant. Consider that, in access control, many de...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Dahua Access Control Tested

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Can Dahua become a major force in access control? We bought Dahua's ASC1202B to find out. We tested Dahua access and its management application to see how it stacks up to competitors in the security space. With this report, we cover these find...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Reseting IP Cameras - 30 Manufacturer Directory

Every camera has a reset button (well, almost) but it is not always clear what these buttons do, how long they need to be held, what settings they actually restore, etc. Since factory default is not frequently necessary, remembering the procedure ...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Fail Safe vs. Fail Secure Tutorial

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Few terms carry greater importance in access control than 'fail safe' and 'fail secure'. Access control professionals must know how these concepts apply, and how to pick locks that are appropriate. Properly doing so determines whether door hardwa...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Dahua and Hikvision Entering Access Control

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Until now, Chinese video giants Hikvision and Dahua have held back releasing access internationally. Both companies have now pulled the trigger, and distributors are already taking orders. In this report, based on our ongoing testing and marke...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 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 - 3 months ago

Nvidia For Video Surveillance Examined

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Nvidia is making a big push into the security market, claiming more than 50 partners, investing heavily in industry events, positioning their GPUs as the workhorses of deep learning applications.  However, Nvidia offers multiple product platforms...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

IP Camera Specification / RFP Guide 2017

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RFPs are hard. Do them 'right' and it takes a lot of knowledge and time. Do them 'wrong' and you can be (a) unwittingly locked into a specific vendor or (b) be forced to accept inferior quality products. This guide helps IP camera purchasers ...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Rebooting IP Camera Statistics And Practices

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Dahua cameras automatically reboot weekly, by default. Is this an innovation by the Chinese mega-manufacturer or a sign of a problems? 125 integrators told IPVM what they do about rebooting cameras, either never, on a schedule or for certain spe...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Access Control Commissioning / Install Checklist

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This 80+ point checklist helps end users, integrators and consultants verify that access control installation is complete. It covers the following sections: Door Hardware Checks Reader Checks Controller Checks Fire Alarm Loop Confirmation ...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

IR Surveillance Guide

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Infrared (IR) has become an increasing core component to video surveillance systems. In particular, the expansion of integrated IR cameras that build IR illuminators within the camera has become common. On the positive side, this means that camer...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Startup Strops Completely Wireless Surveillance Camera Examined

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European startup Strops has developed a surveillance camera that offers up to 6 days of runtime and cellular communications to create a fully wireless surveillance system. Their CEO described the features and functionality of the product, and w...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Power For Burglar Alarms

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In order to operate, alarm panels require the high voltages found in electrical outlets be converted to the low voltages they run on. In this guide, we will examine burglar alarm power issues, including:  Powering alarm systems Choosing transf...

By Ari Erenthal - 4 months ago

Batteries For Alarm Systems Tutorial

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Alarm systems use backup batteries in order to continue working if an intruder attempts to disable the alarm by cutting power to the building. In this guide, we will examine backup batteries, including: Batteries for alarms Sealed lead acid ba...

By Ari Erenthal - 4 months ago

Smoke Detectors Guide

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Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors add a life-safety component to burglar alarm systems. As intrusion detection sensors are used to call the police for help, life safety devices are used to call for help from the fire department. While...

By Ari Erenthal - 5 months ago

H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial 2017

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For years, video surveillance professionals have talked about the potential for H.265. Now, in 2017, H.265 is starting to gain mainstream adoption, with many manufacturers shipping cameras and some VMSes adding support. However, there are many is...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

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