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Stolen Video NVR / DVR Statistics

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"But what happens if someone steals my recorder?" Anyone who has done more than a handful of jobs has probably heard this question several times. Though customers often fear a stolen recorder, statistics show it is not a significant problem. 150...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

FLIR Security Business Struggling

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FLIR's security division is an ambitious mix of FLIR's core thermal business plus multiple acquisitions, including of retail / consumer offering Lorex, enterprise DVTel and camera startup ISD. Right now, it is struggling. In this note, we examin...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

NRF 2017 Exhibits Traffic Weak

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The 'retail apocalypse' is not sparing the security industry. The National Retail Federation's Protect 2017's exhibit traffic is weak, notably worse than last year, based on our attendance both in 2016 and this year. Below is a video of the entra...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

QSR Video Surveillance Best Practices

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Fast food restaurants or QSRs (quick service restaurants), are frequent victims of crime and fraud. Because they are open late, deal with cash, and are designed to be exited quickly, they make attractive robbery targets. Because they are often car...

By Ari Erenthal - 3 months ago

Varifocal Vs Fixed Lens Statistics 2017

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Varifocal camera lenses provide more flexibility at installation time, but come at a higher cost. Fixed lens cameras reduce hardware costs, but can make getting the right Field of View more difficult or costly. How often do integrators choose one...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Hikvision People Counting Tested

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People counting has historically been a difficult task, requiring specialized cameras, expensive software, and careful camera placement. But in the past few years, low cost camera manufacturers have begun offering this analytic in their cameras at...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

Introduction To Burglar Alarm Systems

While alarm systems are popular, balancing between the right level of protection, the appropriate components and an acceptable price can be very challenging. This in-depth tutorial explains each fundamental element, offering guidance on the pros a...

By Ari Erenthal - 9 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 - 9 months ago

3VR Sales And Marketing Execs Out, Company Shifting

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Two executives are out at 3VR, both after relatively short tenures at the company. 3VR's CEO says this is part of a shift to cover new markets. This shift could be due in part to their stagnant sales growth in recent years, and may also explain t...

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

Tagged RFID Object Search Recorded Video

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Video analytics has gotten fairly good at tagging people in video, but it does not solve the problem of finding items like specific merchandise or high value equipment. Using analytics to identify all objects in a scene may still be a long ways o...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Brickstream People Counting Sensors Acquired

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Brickstream's sensors have been considered the market leader in retail store people counting applications, the company claims over 175,000 units deployed in 60+ countries. Less than 2 years after Brickstream acquired retail analytics company Nomi ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Silicon Valley Startup Density Launches People Counting As A Service

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A Silicon Valley startup says their people counting sensor is so accurate it's free, just pay for the data. They recently raised $4M from a top VC and want to take on established companies in the space. We interviewed Density CEO Andrew Farrah to...

By Brian Karas - about 1 year ago

Axis Drops Samsung, Closes Off Cognimatics

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So much for open platform. In Axis' first move since acquiring retail video analytics provider Cognimatics, they are dumping Samsung and closing off Cognimatics. In this note, we examine this move, what it means for Axis, Samsung and the general...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Axis Acquires Retail Analytics Developer Cognimatics

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Two acquisitions in a week and the third in three months for Axis. At this point, it is pretty clear - Axis is on a buying spree. On the other hand, they are buying pretty small companies. In this note, we examine Axis acquisition of retail anal...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Q-See Company Profile

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Q-See is a direct-to-consumer camera system reseller that was ranked on the Inc 5000 list. This report is based on a conversation with a Q-See executive about their approach to the video security market.

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Mark Cuban Funded Analytics Company Shifts Away From Security

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In early 2015 Mark Cuban has funded a video analytics company, Netra, after the founder cold-emailed him. Now the company has shifted away from security. We look at the reason for this shift in this updated report.  

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

"The Company The Industry Always Feared Would Arrive" Is Here

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Not only will entry level product profits be wiped out, but so will integrator labor rates, if this company has its way. A US company is building a super low cost flat-rate nationwide install option. We spoke with David Happe, who is leveraging ...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

3xLogic Company Profile

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In business for 20 years but only recently doing any significant marketing, 3xLogic has moved from a VMS developer to an end-to-end solution provider. The company has made acquisitions, attracted an industry veteran as CEO, and is raising money f...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Largest New Video Surveillance Projects 2016

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100 Integrators checked in with our latest survey looking at large projects globally for 2016. This report is an update to our 2015 Largest Projects and a companion to our Large Video Surveillance Systems Guide which explains key drivers and prod...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

SMB Market Video Surveillance Guide

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This 13-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the small-medium business surveillance market. A global group of 90 integrators responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining video surveilla...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 years ago

Security As A Profit Center: Extorting Shoplifters?

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If you can't beat 'em, join em. Many lament that security is a cost center. Now, a tech startup and major retailers have partnered to make money off of shoplifters in a most extraordinary and questionably legal manner. In this note, we examine t...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Online Video Surveillance Store For Sale

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Want to own a 5+ year old online video surveillance store? The owner of one contacted us, letting us know it was for sale. Thinking that members might find their business details interesting and perhaps someone might want to buy, we are sharing t...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Largest New Video Surveillance Projects 2015

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140 video surveillance professionals, including integrators and manufacturers, shared the largest video surveillance projects that they have seen in the past year. Key Patterns The survey results revealed a number of key patterns, including: ...

By John Honovich - over 2 years ago

Retail Surveillance Bandwidth Solution?

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Watching video surveillance from retail stores remotely is both essential and problematic. Bandwidth is frequently limited and prioritized for transactions, not surveillance. But investigations and remote live viewing can be crippled by this. On...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

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