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France Declares School Facial Recognition Illegal Due to GDPR

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France is the latest European country to effectively prohibit facial recognition as a school access control solution, even with the consent of students, after Sweden did so in August. The decision represents another blow to the companies market...

By Charles Rollet - 18 days ago

Remote Access (DDNS vs P2P vs VPN) Usage Statistics

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Remote access can make systems more usable but also more vulnerable. How are integrators delivring remote access in 2019? How many are using dangerous port forwarding? We asked integrators: What do you typically setup for customers for remot...

By IPVM Team - 24 days ago

Covert Elevator Face Recognition

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Covert elevator facial recognition has the potential to solve the cost and complexity of elevator surveillance while engendering immense privacy concerns. This month, in Caixin China's reporting, this issue blew up as reports of such a deployme...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - 25 days ago

UK Facewatch GDPR Compliance Questioned

Even as the GDPR strictly regulates biometrics, a UK company called Facewatch is selling anti-shoplifter facial recognition systems to hundreds of retailers. Facewatch even keeps a database of suspects, only deleting profiles after two years "if y...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Biometrics Usage Statistics 2019

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Biometrics are commonly used in phones, but how frequently are they used for access? 150+ integrators told us how often they use biometrics, when, and why. Inside this report, we examine the trends and the key reasons for and against them.

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Milestone "GDPR-ready" Certification Claim Critiqued

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Milestone is touting that its latest XProtect VMS is "GDPR-ready" with a 'European Privacy Seal'. However, our investigation raises significant concerns over the applicability and suitability of this. In this post, we examine Milestone's "GDPR ...

By Charles Rollet - 3 months ago

Australia Security Full Show Report

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IPVM went to Australia attending the 3 days of the Australia Security Exhibition: This was held at the ICC Sydney, as shown below: In this report, we give our impressions and insights from major exhibitors, including: Low Advertising Str...

By Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

Axis Live Privacy Shield Analytics Tested

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Privacy is becoming a bigger factor in video surveillance, driven both by increased public awareness and by GDPR. Now, Axis has released Live Privacy Shield, a video analytic that Axis claims is "reliable and cost-effective" and is "the only edge...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

IFSEC 2019 Show Report

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The UK's largest trade show, IFSEC, is underway and IPVM has been examining what is new and happening at the show. Inside, we cover: Huawei Is Out GDPR Changes Dahua Adds Umbrella Analytics Dahua Live Facial Recognition, No Permission Hi...

By John Honovich and Charles Rollet - 5 months ago

OpenALPR Doubles Prices

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There is no 'race to the bottom' in cloud / AI video surveillance. In May, Verkada increased their prices. Now, OpenALPR is doing the same with a drastic doubling in price for its CloudAPI service. Further, the price hike is accompanied by a cu...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

IndigoVision Control Center VMS Tested

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IPVM's last test of IndigoVision's VMS was in 2010, which found enterprise VMS features and a simple client interface. but no 3rd party camera support. We tested Control Center and in this report, we examine its main strengths and weaknesses in...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

Security / Privacy Journalist Sam Pfeifle Interview

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Sam Pfeifle is best known as the outspoken former Editor of Security Systems News. After that, he was publications director at the International Association of Privacy Professionals, giving him insights into both the security and privacy worlds. ...

By Dan Gelinas - 6 months ago

Milestone XProtect 2019 R1 Tested

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For the past few years, Milestone has released quarterly software updates XProtect VMS platform. What is new and how much impact do the updates have? We tested XProtect 2019 R1 and in this report, we examine its main strengths and primary weakn...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

11 Facial Recognition Providers Review (Secutech)

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Adding to our 19 Facial Recognition Providers Profiled report from ISC West, IPVM focused on facial recognition technology for our Day 2 coverage of Secutech, comparing different price points, performance, and demos for the following Asian firms (...

By Charles Rollet - 6 months ago

Bastille Cell Phone Tracking Profile

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Is tracking someone by their cellphone the next generation of surveillance? Bastille is a US startup which tracks people by their cellphone or other connected devices and integrates with IP cameras. However, its chief use case is enforcing no-cel...

By Charles Rollet - 7 months ago

How China's Pay By Facial Recognition Works

Many social media posts have variously celebrated or warned about the growing use of facial recognition for payments in China. An example of one such video is shown to the right. When one looks at such videos, an obvious question is: how do they ...

By Charles Rollet - 8 months ago

Bezos-Funded Deep Sentinel Tested

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Backed by Jeff Bezos, the Silicon Valley startup, Deep Sentinel, has declared: No One Does Home Security Like We Do Our Surveillance Team has eyes on criminals from the second they step on your front yard. if our AI or personnel detects anyth...

By Ethan Ace, John Honovich, and Rob Kilpatrick - 8 months ago

Genetec Security Center 5.8 Tested

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Genetec has released Version 5.8. This comes after a wait of more than a year that caused frustrations for many Genetec partners. Our previous test (which covers the fundamentals), found Security Center to offer many enterprise features and a com...

By Sean Patton - 8 months ago

City Physical Security Manager Interview

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This physical security pro is the Physical Security Manager for the City of Calgary. He is a criminologist by training with an ASIS CPP credential. He tells IPVM that managing surveillance and security for Canada’s 3rd most populous city has a num...

By Dan Gelinas - 8 months ago

Church Technology Director Security Interview

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With 40+ years of experience in IT from a wide array of verticals, including US and foreign military, and large corporate and industrial settings, retired IT professional Richard Buckmaster [link no longer available] now applies his years of exper...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

Massive Leak Of Chinese VMS Provider Exposes Xinjiang Surveillance

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A subsidiary of China’s claimed largest VMS provider is tracking the precise location and ethnicity of millions in China’s Xinjiang region, according to a massive data leak. The news made headlines around the world, in large part due to a growing...

By Charles Rollet - 9 months ago

Casino Surveillance Pro Interview: James Lathrop

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James Lathrop [link no longer available] has been working in casinos for almost 25 years. During that time, he says he has held "just about every job you can do in the casino," including Surveillance Technician, Surveillance Observer, Surveillance...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

Austria’s First GDPR Fine Is For Video Surveillance

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Should EU businesses be concerned if police see a business' surveillance cameras filming public areas? This is what happened with Austria’s first GDPR fine, imposed on a betting shop for filming public areas with its security cameras. The case...

By Charles Rollet - 10 months ago

UK: Private Video Surveillance Complaints Down Since GDPR

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The arrival of the GDPR on May 25, 2018, brought fears the law would spark a massive increase in privacy complaints about security camera use. However, new statistics, prepared by IPVM from UK government information requests, show that complaints ...

By Charles Rollet - 10 months ago

IPVM Best New Products 2019 Opened - 70+ Entrants

The inaugural IPVM Best New Product Awards has been opened - the industry's first and only program where the awards are not pay-to-play and the awarding organization does extensive testing to evaluate products awarded. 70+ Entrants Listed (So F...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

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