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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...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Owl Car Cam Tested - Disappoints

With $18 million in VC funding, and led by the former product lead for the iPod and the VP of Engineering of Dropcam, Andrew Hodge [link no longer available], hopes are high for Owl to have similar success in the car / dash cam market.  And there...

By John Scanlan - almost 4 years ago

Wireless Networking For Video Surveillance Guide

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Wireless networking is a niche in video surveillance applications, but it can be a difficult one to understand with proper wireless design, equipment selection, interference, and other factors impacting it usage. In this guide, we break down...

By IPVM Team - almost 4 years ago

Network Racks For Surveillance Guide

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In this guide, we look at network rack infrastructure, one of the fundamentals of IP video surveillance. Inside, we cover: What is a rack unit (RU)? Square vs. threaded mounting holes Open frame Closed cabinets Wall mount vs. floor...

By Sean Patton - almost 4 years ago

Rack Mounting NVRs Tutorial

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Rack mounting recorders is common in professional systems, but manufacturers are making it difficult, with simple design failures causing multiple issues. Rack Basics  Most commonly, the term "rack" is used to refer to equipment with vertical...

By Ethan Ace - almost 4 years ago

Cellular (4G / LTE / 5G) For Video Surveillance Guide

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In this report, we explain using cellular for video surveillance including: 4G vs LTE vs 5G 4G standards 5G future Advantage: Placing cameras "anywhere" Advantage: Quick deployment Disadvantage: Recurring costs Disadvantage: Bandwidth...

By IPVM Team - almost 4 years ago

Top Video Surveillance Service Call Problems (Statistics)

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In our most recent statistics series, over 150 integrators told IPVM the most common problem their customers have with their video systems. Interestingly, common root causes emerged across integrator sizes or geograhic locations. Inside, we...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Directory of 61 LPR / ANPR Providers

License Plate Recognition / Automatic Number Plate Recognition are a type of video analytics software that can identify and match license / number plates, without needing a human operator to read or lookup the plate. There are a number of...

By IPVM Team - almost 4 years ago

Assa's Lowest Power Draw Maglock: Securitron M680E Examined

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Securitron produces some of the most extreme maglocks on the market, including massively strong maglocks and even ones with integrated CCTV cams inside them. Now the company is touting one of their newest maglocks, the M680E, using only 52...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Arlo, Bigger Than Avigilon, More Valuable Than Axis

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Arlo, the wireless IP camera offering that Netgear bought ~5 years ago for a few tens of millions is now doing more revenue than Avigilon and likely will get a higher market valuation than Axis' $3+ billion USD. Sounds crazy to those in the...

By John Honovich - almost 4 years ago

CES 2018 Show Final Report

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This is IPVM's final edition of our 2018 CES show report. Below are already numerous images and commentary, with more coming tomorrow. CES is far far bigger than even big security shows like ISC West (the CES show floor covers 2,500,000 square...

By IPVM Team - about 4 years ago

The Interceptor Aims To Fix Vulnerability In Millions of Alarm Systems

Security executive Jeffery Zwirn claims a 'catastrophic' flaw exists in 'millions of alarm systems', and dealers could be liable if not fixed. His product, The Interceptor prevents a thief or building fire from locking up an alarm panel to prevent...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Amazon Acquires Blink

Amazon has made their first significant acquisition in the connected home space, buying wire-free camera manufacturer Blink. We examine Amazon's acquisition of Blink and what this means for the consumer video segment, as well as traditional...

By IPVM Team - about 4 years ago

NVRs - Embedded vs Separate PoE Switch (Statistics)

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Many NVRs now offer PoE switches embedded, allowing IP cameras to be connected directly to the recorder. On the plus side, these units can simplify installation as it eliminates the traditionally used separate PoE switch as well as allows...

By IPVM Team - about 4 years ago

STP vs UTP for Video Surveillance Tutorial

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For many video system designers, deciding which ethernet cabling to use is a quick decision: go with the cheapest. However, this overlooks the possibility cable, and the video it carries, needs extra protection against common electromagnetic...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

D-Link ONVIF Switch Tested

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D-Link's surveillance switches claim to "enhance ease of use and streamline management" for network administrators, with simplified UIs and automatic discovery of ONVIF devices to show what cameras are connected along with key information such as...

By John Scanlan - about 4 years ago

ZKAccess Control Tested

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China manufacturer ZKTeco / ZKAcces has been expanding in the West, offering a low-cost access control platform. But how good is it? And how does it compare to the emerging access control offerings of Dahua and Hikvision? We bought a ZKAccess...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

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...

By John Scanlan - about 4 years 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...

By John Scanlan - about 4 years 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...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years 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...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

Dahua Access Control Tested

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Can Dahua become a major force in access control? We bought Dahua's ASC1202B [link no longer available] 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...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Resetting 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 - over 4 years ago

Dahua and Hikvision Entering Access Control

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Until now, Chinese video giants Hikvision [link no longer available] and Dahua [link no longer available] have held back releasing access internationally. Both companies have now pulled the trigger, and distributors are already taking...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

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