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Indoor Robotics Presents Tando Aerial Drones

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Indoor Robotics presented Tando indoor autonomous drones at the May 2020 IPVM Startups show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video from Tando including IPVM Q&A Background on the company Key Positive factors to consider Key Negative...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 days ago

Suprema's Moca Presents No Wire Mobile Reader Airfob

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Moca Sytems presented its Airfob Mobile Access Reader at the May 2020 IPVM Startups show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video from Moca including IPVM Q&A Background on the company Key Positive factors to consider Key Negative fac...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 days ago

Sony Launches AI Camera Sensors

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Weeks after exiting the branded video surveillance business, Sony is making a splash announcing "the first image sensors in the world to be equipped with AI processing functionality". Inside this note, we examine: What the Sony AI sensors ...

By John Honovich - 8 days ago

Axton Presents Pulsed-Light Illuminators

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Axton presented Pulsed-Light Illuminators (Pulsar Series), at the April 2020 IPVM New Products show, claiming that using 'pulse' light bursts permit a smaller-wattage illuminator to output the same amount as a 10X larger 'always on' unit: Ins...

By Brian Rhodes - 11 days ago

Aiphone Presents Mobile-Ready Large System IXG Series Intercoms

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Aiphone presented its large scale, mobile-enabled IXG intercoms at the April 2020 IPVM New Products show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video from Aiphone including IPVM Q&A Background on the company Key Positive factors to conside...

By Brian Rhodes - 20 days ago

WatchNET Presents Long Range Wireless Automation Sensors

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WatchNet IoT presented its commercial, long-range automation sensor monitoring platform at the April 2020 IPVM New Products show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video from WatchNET including IPVM Q&A Background on the company and the...

By Brian Rhodes - 21 days ago

LSP Presents 2nd Generation FP Power Supplies

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Life Safety Power (LSP) presented its FP2 power supply in the April 2020 IPVM New Products show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video from Life Safety Power including IPVM Q&A Background on the company and the power supply Key Posit...

By Brian Rhodes - 27 days ago

Add Door Operators To Fight Coronavirus

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IPVM recommends that integrators advocate and end-users consider adding door operators to fight the spread of coronavirus. This delivers mutual benefits - providing business to integrators in a slowdown and improving the attractiveness and heal...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

HID Releases Lower-Cost Signo Readers

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HID Global is releasing a new line of readers called Signo they claim read farther, are mobile-ready, and automatically adjust for better reads on difficult surfaces. But are they better than the line they replace, the iClass SE? In this report...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

New: Mobile Access Proxy Releases 'World's Smallest Mobile Reader'

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Mobile access provider Proxy claims its new Nano is 'the world’s smallest mobile reader' that can be installed into nearly all existing access systems. However, Nano is not a full reader, but more accurately an adapter that requires a reader to...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Hazardous & Explosion Proof Access Control Tutorial

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Controlling access to hazardous environments requires equipment meeting specific ratings that certify they will not start fires or will not introduce potential contamination risks. Understanding those ratings mandate careful selection. Inside t...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

BICSI For IP Video Surveillance Guide

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Spend enough time around networks and eventually someone will mention BICSI, the oft-referenced but only vaguely known standards body prevalent in the IT world. The question is: how do BICSI and their guidelines practically affect your surveillanc...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Glossary / Acronyms for Video Surveillance

This directory provides definitions and explanations for over 70 common video surveillance industry terms, including links to related IPVM tutorials and guides. This directory will be continuously updated. If there is a term you want to be in...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

IR Surveillance Camera Guide

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Integrated infrared (IR) cameras are everywhere in 2020, but not all IR is created equal, with many differences in coverage, overexposure, underexposure, handling moving objects, and more. In this guide, we examine these elements in detail to h...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Network Cabling for Video Surveillance

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In this guide, we explain the fundamentals of network cabling for video surveillance networks, how they should be installed, and the differences in testing them for production networks. Specifically, we examine: Network Cabling Defined Netw...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Uniview Color Low Light Camera Tested Vs Hikvision ColorVu

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Hikvision has been marketing ColorVu aggressively. Now, Hikvision domestic rival Uniview (UNV) is offering aggressive pricing for their new rival white light LED camera. We bought and tested Uniview's super low-cost white light illuminator mode...

By Derek Ward - 5 months ago

Directory of Access Reader Manufacturers

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Credential Readers are one of the most visible and noticeable parts of access systems, but installers often stick with only the brand they always use. What other options are in the market? This directory tracks 30+ players in this market and id...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Wireless / WiFi Access Lock Guide

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For some access openings, running wires can add thousands in cost, and wireless alternatives that avoid it becomes appealing. But using wireless and WiFi locks can have drawbacks over hardwired alternatives. In this guide, we examine key aspec...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

The Access Control Codes Guide: IBC, NFPA 72, 80 & 101

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For access, there is one basic maxim: Life safety above all else. But how do you know if all applicable codes are being followed? While the basic maxim is simple to understand, many potential variations of rules exist, and access control profes...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Access Control Door Controllers Guide

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Door controllers are at the center of physical access control systems connecting software, readers, and locks. Despite being buried inside enclosures or hidden inside ceilings, they are a complex component that ties everything else together. ...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Altronix Claims Tango 'Eliminates Electricians'

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Power supply provider Altronix claims its new Tango power supply 'eliminates the need for an electrician, dedicated conduit and wire runs'. In this report, we examine their claims and Altronix feedback, including: What Is Altronix Tango? Wh...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

HID Fingerprint Reader Tested

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HID has released their first access reader to use Lumidigm optical sensors, that touts it 'works with anyone, anytime, anywhere'. We bought and tested the unit to see if it lives up to the claims. Inside, we answer the following questions: ...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Avigilon H5A Analytic Cameras Tested

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Avigilon has released its H5A analytic cameras, claiming to "detect more objects with greater accuracy even in crowded scenes." We tested the 1080p and 4K models of the H5A line to see how they perform compared to the H4A line of analytic camer...

By Rob Kilpatrick and Derek Ward - 8 months ago

'Bunker Busting' Wireless Access Startup: Sure-Fi Profile

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An access startup is claiming its 'bunker busting' wireless Wiegand radios can punch through 'any obstruction'. We examine their offering, including: Sure-Fi's company background 'Bunker busting' 900 MHz wireless claims Device pricing comp...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

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