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Q-See Going Out of Business

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Q-See is going out of business effective January 31st, 2021. The once mega-budget surveillance provider may cause significant problems in how it is being shut down. In this report, we examine Q-See's history and business, including: Closur...

By Isabella Cheng - about 17 hours ago

Gallagher Access Control Profile

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For decades, Gallagher has been one of New Zealand's most famous companies. Now, they are aggressively expanding into North America and, if they fulfill their plans, will have one of the largest US-based access control sales organizations. But wha...

By Brian Rhodes - 1 day ago

Verkada Access Reader Tested (AD31)

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Verkada is expanding into access control. We tested Verkada's controller and system software a few months ago. Now, Verkada has its first reader model, the AD31. But how well does it work and how does it compare to incumbents like HID and Allegio...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 days ago

Hanwha's Brazil Business Examined

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Hanwha has become a major competitor in the US but its Brazilian business faces much greater challenges. IPVM has been in Brazil the past few months meeting with local Brazilian professionals, gaining a better understanding of the market. In...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 9 days ago

Brazil's Intelbras Factory/HQ Visit

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IPVM visited the HQ and factory of Intelbras, Brazil’s largest domestic CCTV company. In 2020, Intelbras opened a new 495,000 sq. ft. (46,000 m²) factory and filed for an IPO. Inside this post, the Dahua partner discusses its factory as well...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 14 days ago

Restricted Keys For Access Control Guide

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Not all doors, even in larger facilities, can justify using electronic access control. And even for doors that do have electronic access control, many often need to work with mechanical locks. However, most keys can be easily copied. How do you i...

By Brian Rhodes - 21 days ago

Startup Noonlight $3 Monthly Security Monitoring Profile

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Noonlight is offering verified video response with a 5 Diamond Central Station for just $3 a month and an API that lets you plug into any application or service you want. Noonlight is the company behind Wyze's $4.99 monthly home security moni...

By Zach Segal - 29 days ago

Allied Universal Acquiring G4S to Become $18 Billion Company

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Allied Universal, the largest security services company in North America, is planning to acquire G4S, a larger British competitor, to create an $18 billion goliath. In this report, IPVM examines the deal, including: G4S and Allied Universa...

By Isabella Cheng - about 1 month ago

Intelbras IPO Filing and Financials Analyzed

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Brazilian electronics firm Intelbras has filed a preliminary prospectus for an IPO with the Brazilian Securities and Exchange Commission. IPVM investigates. Revenue, Revenue Trend, EBITDA Revenue Breakdown by Segment Overseas Sales Intel...

By Robert Wren Gordon - about 1 month ago

HID Warns Against Unauthorized 'Parasitic' Devices

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HID has warned against using 'parasitic' devices, including 2 Silicon Valley startups, Safetrust and Proxy, who received $42 million in funding this year. Those startups responded to IPVM strongly disputing HID's claims. Who is right? Are th...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

IPVM Visits Brazilian Guard Company / Integrator

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Fort Knox Tecnologia de Segurança Ltda., originally founded as a security guard company, has over two decades’ experience as an integrator in the Brazilian market. IPVM visited Fort Knox’s offices and asked the company how it combines being a...

By Robert Wren Gordon - about 2 months ago

HID Signo Access Control Readers Tested

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HID is touting its new Signo series as "the signature line of access control readers from HID Global" but how well do they work? We bought and tested two different Signo readers (a mullion mount 20 and a 40K with keypad) to see how they stack...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Mexico Video Surveillance Market Overview 2020

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Despite being neighbors, there are key differences between the U.S. and Mexican video surveillance markets. IPVM investigates. IPVM recently spent 10 days in Mexico City meeting and speaking with video surveillance professionals ahead of this...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 3 months ago

Watrix Gait Recognition Profile

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Watrix is the world's only gait recognition surveillance provider IPVM has found. And, inside of China, Watrix has gained significant attention for its claimed capabilities. Gait recognition interest has increased as coronavirus and privacy c...

By Zach Segal - 3 months ago

RapidSOS Company Profile

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RapidSOS has raised $100+ million providing dispatchers free software and caller locations from mobile apps, but is it competing with central monitoring and will they make money? In this report we examine the company's background and business...

By Joey Walter - 3 months ago

Multilaser / Giga Security Brazil Company Profile

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As part of our expanded Latin America coverage, IPVM is profiling regional industry players. While Multilaser is not well known globally, they are a notable Brazil-based security provider. In July, we profiled Brazil’s biggest CCTV camera man...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 4 months ago

China Dali Fever Cameras and Booming Sales Examined

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Zhejiang Dali, one of China's original thermal technology developers, has seen significant growth in the last half-year due to booming fever camera sales overseas. In this report, based on speaking on Dali, we examine the company's: Origin...

By Isabella Cheng - 4 months ago

Door Fundamentals For Access Control Guide

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Doors vary greatly in how difficult and costly it is to add electronic access control. Bad assumptions about them can cost thousands. Often the door is inadequately or inaccurately described resulting in avoidable specification mistakes. In t...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

Brazil's Biggest Domestic Surveillance Company Intelbras Profile

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While Intelbras is not widely known outside of Latin America, Intelbras is a major player in Brazil, backed by Dahua, with nearly $500 million USD annual revenue. We spoke with Intelbras to better understand their positioning and approach. In...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 6 months ago

Startup Digeiz Reidentification Video Analytics Profile

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French Start-Up Digeiz is marketing 'shopping centre analytics' with, most notably, person re-identification, so if a shopper moves from one part of the mall to another, Digeiz claims to be able to track them, without using facial recognition. ...

By Sean Patton and Zach Segal - 6 months ago

Directory of 97 Video Surveillance Startups

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This directory provides a list of video surveillance startups to help you see and research what companies are new or not yet broadly known. 2020 State of Video Surveillance Startups In the past year, the number and funding of video surveilla...

By IPVM Team - 8 months ago

Brivo Presents ACS100 Single-Door Combo Controller & Reader

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Brivo presented its first integrated reader and controller, the ACS100 at the April 2020 IPVM New Products show. Inside this report: A 30-minute video from Brivo including IPVM Q&A Background on the company and the combo controller Key...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

NetApp Video Surveillance Profile

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NetApp is increasing its efforts in video surveillance and told IPVM surveillance storage is the fastest-growing segment of its $6+ billion business. In this note, based on a discussion with NetApp about their product offerings, go-to-market, a...

By Sean Patton - 11 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 - 11 months ago

BluB0X Alleges Lenel, S2, Software House Are Dinosaurs

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BluB0X is running an ad campaign labeling Lenel, S2, Software House, Honeywell, AMAG and more as dinosaurs: In a follow-up email to IPVM, BluB0X's CEO told us they were inspired by Elon Musk and how he sees BluB0X like Tesla in access control. ...

By John Honovich and Brian Rhodes - 11 months ago

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