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Tyco DSC PowerSeries Neo Intrusion Tested

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Tyco's intrusion system line, DSC, is one of the most widely installed brands. Their primary intrusion panel series, PowerSeries Neo, is relatively new to the market since release in 2014, but is already commonly used. But does this recent...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 5 years ago

V5 Rapid Deployment Cameras Profile

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Easy to deploy "wire free" cameras have been a goal of the security industry for some time. Manufacturers, such as Micropower, have tried, and ultimately failed, to deliver on this concept for several years. Now, startup V5 has raised $7M+ in...

By Brian Karas - almost 5 years ago

Wires for Burglar Alarms

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Most commercial and many higher end residential alarm systems rely on wired sensors. These require installers to run wires between the sensor and a control panel. In the following tutorial, we examine wire selection criteria,...

By Ari Erenthal - almost 5 years ago

Integrator Technician Vehicle Guide

Few assets are as commonly used by integrators and installers as their vehicles. 125 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their vehicles, including: Which Vehicle Types Are Most Popular? Which Vehicle Brands Are...

By Brian Rhodes - about 5 years ago

Smart Power Tools For Security Installs

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Installing a smart camera? Perhaps you should use a 'smart' drill. The intelligent appliance / IoT trend has hit power tools. In this note, we examine Milwaukee's One-Key system including: Advanced control / optimization Inventory...

By Ari Erenthal - about 5 years ago

Honeywell Ademco Vista Intrusion System Tested

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One of the biggest brands in security holds one of the most common intrusion lines. We bought and tested a Honeywell Vista 15P intrusion panel [link no longer available] commonly used in both residential and small business markets. In the...

By Brian Rhodes - about 5 years ago

Bosch Blue Line Intrusion Motion Detector Tested

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False alarms from motion sensors are one of the most aggravating parts of intrusion detection.   Bosch says their sensors are better, even claiming their premium Blue Line PIR series give no false alarms. In this test, we bought the Blue Line...

By Brian Rhodes - about 5 years ago

Surveillance Cameras 2017 Overview

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This report concisely explains the developments and most common options for surveillance cameras offered in 2017, including resolution, H.265, HD analog, image quality, video analytics and cost. Compared to surveillance camera developments in...

By John Honovich - about 5 years ago

No One Should Ever Use Simplisafe

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Simplisafe, the upstart DIY intrusion alarm system, is increasingly Public Enemy Number One in the alarm business. Recently, Security Sales ran an article from Jeff Zwirn ripping SimpliSafe apart and concluding that essentially no one should use...

By Ari Erenthal - about 5 years ago

Power Drill Selection Guide

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Boring holes is a basic part of running cables for most security system projects. To do so, you will need to choose the right drills for various scenarios. This guide will help you understand the different types of drills available and the...

By Ari Erenthal - about 5 years ago

Genetec Lower Cost Sharp V LPR Camera

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Genetec has announced the latest offering in their AutoVu Sharp line, promising new features, simplified installation, and lower price. In this note, we examine these new features, lower pricing, how it compares to past models and competitors,...

By Ethan Ace - about 5 years ago

Massively Strong Maglock (Securitron)

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One of the market's strongest maglocks has a twist: the 4,000 pounds claimed bond power is not purely magnetic. Securitron's hybrid MM15 maglock uses a combination of electromagnetism and mechanical latching to achieve its strength, using a novel...

By Brian Rhodes - about 5 years ago

Dahua 4MP HD Analog Tested

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A few years ago, analog was SD only. In the past few years, HD analog, up to 1080p, has become commonplace. Now, HD analog is doubling its max resolution to 4MP. We bought and tested two of Dahua's new 4MP CVI 3.0 cameras, the A43AG23 [link no...

By Ethan Ace - about 5 years ago

Intel Movidius Targets Video Surveillance Market

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The most commonly used chips in IP cameras come from Ambarella, Hisilicon or TI. Now, Movidius, who Intel announced acquiring in September, is ramping up their video surveillance sales. In particular, they have announced a partnership with...

By Brian Karas - about 5 years ago

Move Aside Cisco, Axis Has A Network Switch For Integrators

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Cisco is a common choice for network switches, including in our Favorite Network Switches survey, but now Axis is releasing a 16 port PoE+ [link no longer available] switch specifically targeted to the security market. They say this switch...

By Brian Karas - over 5 years ago

4 Biggest Low Light Problems

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100 integrators told IPVM what their biggest problems were with low light images. The most commonly cited themes were: Limited IR Range Uneven Coverage Image Noise Cost vs Customer Expectations In this report, we share dozens of...

By Brian Karas - over 5 years ago

Totally Wireless IP Camera (IPVideo Corp NomadHD)

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Wireless battery powered cameras have been a surveillance pipe dream for years, limited by camera power consumption, battery technology, and more. Now, IPVideo Corporation is looking to change this with the NomadHD [link no longer available], a...

By Ethan Ace - over 5 years ago

Integrators, Replace Electricians With PoE Lighting

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Electricians often steal security business, causing problems for themselves, users and security integrators. Now, an emerging technology could flip things by allowing integrators to install lights, with the end result looking just like...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Cameras Mounted On Poles Primer

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Poles are a popular but challenging choice for deploying surveillance cameras. Poles are indispensable for putting cameras at the right height to get the best picture and for keeping cameras out of harm's way. However, mounting cameras on poles...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

IP Camera Long Distance Ethernet Test

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Many often ask about running Ethernet beyond its standard distance of 100 meters for UTP, especially when cameras are 400', 500' or more away. Will it fail?  How We Tested We tested lengths of Category 6 and 5e cables starting at 1000' (~300m),...

By John Scanlan - over 5 years ago

D-Link ONVIF-Enabled Security Switch Examined

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D-Link has embedded ONVIF discovery software into a network switch, and are targeting security integrators with what they claim is a unique offering to optimize setup and management.   In this report we examine D-Link's security switches and...

By Brian Karas - over 5 years ago

Video Surveillance Hard Drive Failure Statistics 2016

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Hard drive failures are decreasing and lifespans are getting longer, according to new IPVM statistics. Failing hard drives have historically been one of the biggest maintenance problems In this report, we share our findings from surveying...

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

Ring Buys Installs For New Customers

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Q: "When is DIY not really DIY?" A: "When Ring offers to buy professional install for you." Yes, it is that simple.  Ring is offering to pay an installer to hang customer's new video doorbell despite strictly selling to the DIY market. This...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Nest Announces Outdoor Camera With Numerous Flaws

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NEST CEO was ousted / resigned after strong criticisms from Dropcam's CEO. One of the key issues was a failure to improve / grow Dropcam's product portfolio. Indeed, while an outdoor camera was said to be close to production when Nest acquired...

By Brian Karas - over 5 years ago

SkyBell HD Tested

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The video doorbell is flooded with options, but sales have been strong for SkyBell, holding the #2 spot on Amazon against mega-funded Ring. Not only that, but it claims HD color video at night, more integration options, and even costs less.   But...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

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