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Avigilon New COO James Henderson Profile

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It has been nearly 2 years since the infamous Bryan Schmode 'resigned' as Avigilon COO. Now, Avigilon once again has a COO, promoting James Henderson into the position. The Avigilon COO title has previously been a last-stop for senior executive...

By Brian Karas - about 13 hours ago

Shark Tank Startup Guard Llama Mobile Panic Tested

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A Shark Tank TV show appearance has attracted big attention for Guard Llama, a security startup touting a 'panic button' paired with mobile app that claims "911 help, 3X faster." We bought one and tested it to see if the startup delivers on the...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 days ago

Code Blue Emergency Communications Profile

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Code Blue is a US-based manufacturer of emergency call stations, call boxes, and incident management software. Over time, the company has shifted from building metal enclosures to providing turn-key products for emergency communicates or visitor m...

By Brian Karas - 19 days ago

PureTech Video Analytics Examined

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PureTech's analytics were chosen for a US border protection system (see related post), which the company claims no other analytics vendor was able to meet the requirements for. PureTech is using deep learning techniques in portions of their produc...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Dell EMC Surveillance Division Profile

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With revenue growth from traditional IT customers slowing, Dell has set a focus on the security industry as a market where the company can offer its products to customers with less focus on price and more on performance. Security buyers are often ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

PatriotOne Deep Neural / Radar Weapon Detection Examined

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The bodyscanner/weapons detection sector has seen several new products, some using advanced approaches like metamaterials (Evolv) or terahertz imaging (Digital Barriers), but one company is combining old technology - radar, with a new approach to ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Aqueti 100MP Mantis Camera Profile

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One of the original gigapixel camera startups, Aqueti, which we first covered in 2012, is back. This time, they have partnered with NVIDIA, radically dropping the camera's physical size, resolution, and pricing. In this report, we analyze Aqueti...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Security Threat Analysis Via Twitter - Dataminr Profile

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Increasingly, large enterprises are using Twitter's datastream as a source of threat intelligence. While Twitter is filled with the noise of celebrity fashion trends, bot-spam and shameless marketing promos, it also regularly has people breaking ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

UmboCV Deep Learning Cloud Camera Profile

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UmboCV is bringing deep learning analytics to the market at a surprising low price. The Taiwan / American startup has launched a camera that uses deep learning, and cloud analytics to make an intelligent camera offering designed to rival establis...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Deep Science - Active Threat Cloud Monitoring Startup

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Deep learning for $2 a day for a system that automatically detects guns and masks, alerting the police to robberies and threats? A US startup is launching such a service, based on the work of its founder/CEO, Dr. Sean Huver, and previous work fro...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Cap Connector "You Can't Screw Up" Profile

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One company, CaP Connectors, is marketing their coax connectors as “The 30-second Connector You Can’t Screw Up”, by claiming to combine the best attributes of others in a single design. But is it worth using? Inside we examine CaP's claims, see h...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

ConvergenceTP (CTP) Claims VMS Integrations Simplified

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Developing integrations with 3rd party systems can be expensive and time consuming, especially in the physical security market with hundreds of different players, most with small market shares and limited experience in integrating with them. Each ...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Comcast SmartOffice (Using Genetec and Axis) Profile

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Comcast has more than 20 million subscribers and $80 billion in revenue. Now Comcast is partnering with Genetec and Axis to deliver a "surveillance package for all types of business" with SmartOffice to its large customer base. IPVM spoke with C...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Everbridge Mass Notification Service Profile

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Everbridge is expanding in the security space. In January 2017 Everbridge acquired PSIM platform IDV, and have also begun integrating with other security industry platforms to enhance their product. Everbridge attempts to solve the problem of kee...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Unikey Smart Phone Access Control Platform Profile

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More and more people carry smart phones. Many think this could replace the conventional key or card for access control. However, using a phone creates a number of challenges, including both ensuring various phone models work and that the door har...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Anvil Traveler Threat Management Profile

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A common component of enterprise security systems is traveler threat management, complementing the various physical security systems in place. One of these providers is the Anvil Group who caters to organizations that send travelers to high-risk ...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Robot Startup NXT Profile

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The security robot market may be the most rapidly growing industry segment, at least from a supply perspective. IPVM has already covered robots and drones including: Gamma2 Knightscope Sharp SMP Aptonomy Nightingale NXT Robotics has an...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Nightingale Security Drones Profile / Gain Key FAA Clearance

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Nightingale was the first drone targeted at security, and now they are the first drone security company to receive 2 key FAA exemptions, allowing them to expand how and when they operate. Founder and CEO Jack Wu provided an update to IPVM on th...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

QTSI Seismic Acoustic Perimeter Detection Profile

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Detection of objects across hundreds of acres through obstacles? Perimeter security startup Quantum Technology Sciences (QTSI) claims their system is so sensitive it can detect 'a foot step two football fields away'. QTSI's Vector system is fund...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

Electric Guard Dog - Hot RMR Company Profile

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The financiers at the Barnes Buchanan conference praised a company named 'Electric Guard Dog'. While the name sounds fairly low tech, the money and the model they are pursuing drew significant attention. And this company is looking for dealer par...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Hitachi Security Industry Profile

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Hitachi, bigger than Sony and Panasonic overall, with $89 billion USD 2016 total revenue, is expanding into the security industry. They are targeting public safety applications, with a product suite that includes video analytics and a PSIM-like pl...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Security101 Integrator Franchising Profile

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Hundreds of thousands of franchisees exist but they are most commonly associated with fast food. Does franchising make sense for security integrators? In this note, we examine the business model of Security101, who reports 37 locations and $100+...

By Brian Karas - 3 months 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 fun...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Cut in Half, Everfocus Shifts Strategies

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The race to the bottom impact continues. Now, Everfocus, who used to be one of the larger budget providers, is shifting strategies after years of declining sales. James Weng, President of Everfocus, discussed recent changes the company has made ...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

EAS Startup Queuehop Profile

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Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) tags have been used for decades to reduce theft with companies like Tyco's Sensormatic and Checkpoint being commonly deployed systems. But startups attempting to disrupt this space are few and far between. N...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

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