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Anti-Tailgating Startup: Spyfloor

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A Canadian startup, Spyfloor, is using a different approach to warn against tailgating, a common access control problem. By counting feet, Spyfloor's floor mat tracks how many people are trying to pass through a door. The developer says their s...

By Brian Rhodes - 13 days ago

UTC, Owner of Lenel, Acquires S2

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UTC now owns two of the biggest access control providers, one of integrator's most hated access control platforms, Lenel, and one of their favorites, S2 (see IPVM S2 company profile). Under UTC management since 2005, Lenel has had significant p...

By IPVM Team - 25 days ago

BluePoint Aims To Bring Life-Safety Mind-Set To Police Pull Stations

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Fire alarm pull stations are commonplace but police ones are not. A self-funded startup, BluePoint Alert Solutions is aiming to make police pull stations commonplace, changing not only the way the alarms are deployed but also the way people thi...

By Dan Gelinas - 26 days ago

Milestone Co-Founder Invests In Anti Theft Spray SelectaDNA

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Milestone's Co-Founder Henrik Friborg has invested in CSI Protect, exclusive US dealer of forensic marking startup SelectaDNA, a company that claims to "reduce burglaries by up to 83%" by spraying identification onto thieves as they flee. And the ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Directory Of 110+ Video Management Software (VMS) Suppliers

This directory provides a list of Video Management Software providers to help you see and research what options are available. Listing Format The listing is in the layout of: Company Name, Product Name, Home Country, Notes, IPVM Tests/Report ...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Ligowave Wireless Profile - Ubiquiti Competitor

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Ubiquiti has become the most common choice for wireless in video surveillance (see Favorite Wireless Manufacturers) but not without controversy and debate, as Ubiquiti's no sales reps, no phone support model contradicts industry norms. In recent ...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Inputs/Outputs For Video Surveillance Guide

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While many cameras have Input/Output (I/O) ports, few are actually used and most designers do not even consider them. However, a good understanding of their flexibility can save hundreds of dollars on complex designs. In this guide, we explain ca...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Luxriot VMS Profile

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Luxriot is more popular than Hikvision and Milestone products according to ASMAG which was probably even surprising to Luxriot. The company has been offering VMS software for many years but has never become one of the top used offerings. Luxriot...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Video Analytics Integration Guide

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Video analytics is hot again (at least conceptually) but integrating video analytics with VMSes can be challenging. This is especially significant when using 'smart' IP cameras or 3rd party server-based analytics that need to sent their results / ...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

ISS VMS / Video Analytics Company Profile

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Who is ISS? In the past few months, they had one of the craziest ISC West promo items in years. Then, they hired industry veteran and ex-Dahua Director Janet Fenner as CMO, who promptly took over Hikvision's abandoned GSX 2018 booth in the middl...

By Sean Patton - 2 months ago

Bluebox Video UK Startup Profile

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One UK startup, Bluebox Video has designed, developed and is manufacturing their own streaming video wall appliances. To the right is a picture of their CTO, James Doolin, who designed the PCB mainboard, next to 24 Full HD cameras output from the...

By Sean Patton - 2 months ago

Milestone / Canon Spinout Arcules Cloud Launch

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Canon and Milestone's VSaaS Startup spinoff Arcules launched their platform at Google Cloud Next. IPVM spoke with CEO Andreas Pettersson about the product launch, its architecture, and capabilities. In this note, we share details of their archite...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Directory of 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 entity in the market. 2018 State of Security Startups Today, most of the major companies in the industry...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

UK VSaaS Startup Ocucon

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Decreasing exposure to fraudulent slip-and-fall insurance claims and lawsuits is one of the oldest selling points of video surveillance for retail. Providing video evidence of an incident that happened 4-6 months prior is a challenge for tradition...

By Sean Patton - 3 months ago

Snap Surveillance Profile

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There are not a lot of video surveillance companies that survive 9 years with only one feature that makes their product stand out. In the case of Snap Surveillance, the feature is their product, Snap Force Multiplier (FMX) which allows security o...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial

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H.265 support has improved significantly in 2018, with H.265 camera/VMS compatibility increased compared to only a year ago, and more manufacturers shipping H.265 models.  However, there are still challenges impacting H.265's competitiveness and ...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Stealth / UCIT - Remote Video Monitoring Provider Profile

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Can 2 remote video monitoring companies, Stealth Monitoring from the US and UCIT from Canada combine to impact the market and compete in a changing landscape that just saw a mega-merger of 4 video monitoring companies? Inside this note, based on ...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

N3N "Truly Open Visualization Platform For Physical Security" Profile

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A Cisco-backed startup, N3N, claims to deliver "the world’s first and only truly open visualization platform for physical security." The company goes further in declaring that you can now "unite all of your physical security platforms and applicat...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

S2 Access Control / 'Unified Security Management' Profile

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In our 13th access control company profile, we examine S2 Security's Netbox platform: Unified Security Management Platform positioning Core feature comparison Management Software Review Controller Hardware Support Netbox Video Integration ...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

JCI / Tyco VideoEdge NVR Profile

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JCI (formerly Tyco) is one of the largest players in the global security industry, both as a manufacturer and an integrator. The company's most well-known recorder offering is Exacq, acquired in 2013. However, the company owns another one, VideoE...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

Digifort VMS Profile

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Digifort, a Brazilian company, has a strong presense in their home country. In a crowded and mature Enterprise VMS market, will they be able to gain market share in Asia and North America against much larger incumbents such as Genetec, Hikvision, ...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

Eocortex / Macroscop VMS Company Profile

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Eocortex is the international brand of Russian VMS manufacturer Macroscop. Macroscop was founded in 2008, and the Eocortex name created in 2013. We spoke to them about their open-platform VMS which focuses on their in-house developed video analyti...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

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 them...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

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