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VA Replaces Genetec with Avigilon

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IPVM found a filing from the US Department of Veterans Affairs that replaced Genetec with Avigilon. In this note, we examine the VA's approval process and the impact of this move. Contract Details Limited IPVM found the contract on Govspen...

By Sean Patton - 6 days ago

Fever Detecting Doorbell Wins CES Award, Fools WSJ

Fever detection was a booming, comical, and dangerous market in 2020. While the market has now mostly busted, a new entrant has won a CES award for a doorbell that claims to detect fevers. In this note, we examine the fundamental problems of de...

By John Honovich and Zach Segal - 6 days ago

Replacing / Switching Access Control Systems Guide

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Ripping out and replacing access control systems is hard for important reasons. Switching them can be tricky and prone to mistakes in database conversions, hardware configuration, and credentials support. However, in this post, we address th...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Backup Power For Maglocks Guide

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When the main power fails, many believe maglocks must leave doors unlocked. However, battery backed up maglocks are allowed according to IBC / NFPA code. It just needs to be done properly. We examine the five critical steps for using backing ...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Uniview's Chile Bus Temperature Screening Is Faulty

[Por favor haga clic aquí para leer este artículo en español.] While Uniview has touted its bus-mounted fever screening solution as a "success case", IPVM's testing showed that false readings are a fundamental problem, with Uniview admitting that...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 2 months ago

Hikvision Fever Cameras Endanger Public In São Paulo, Brazil Malls

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7 Hikvision fever cameras, without black bodies or climate control, were found by IPVM in malls in São Paulo, Brazil's largest city. They are endangering the public and promoting a false sense of safety. This is the sixth in a series of posts a...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 2 months ago

SIA Asks FDA For Crackdown on Non-Compliant Temperature Systems

IPVM worked with the Security Industry Association (SIA) on a letter sent to the FDA calling on them to take action "protecting public health and safety by enforcing the guidelines." This 1-minute video explains the issues involved, and why a cra...

By Conor Healy - 3 months ago

Nokia Fever Screening Claims To "Advance Fight Against COVID-19"

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First IBM, then briefly Clorox, and now Nokia becomes the latest Fortune 500 company to enter the fever analytics market. Inside we examine what the Nokia solution to "Advance Fight Against COVID-19" is, how it works, and how much it costs.

By Zach Segal - 3 months ago

Faulty Hikvision Fever Cam Setup at Mexico City Basilica and Cathedral

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Donated Hikvision fever cameras (claiming screening of 1,800 people/min. with no black bodies at open-air entrances) are promoting a false sense of security at two of Mexico City's most important religious landmarks. Inside this post, IPVM ex...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 3 months ago

Monitoring Alarm Systems From Home - Innovation or Danger?

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Remote monitoring by alarm companies since COVID-19 is bringing cost savings but threatening security and reliability. Will UL Standard updates make it safer? The UL Standard body recognizes at-home monitoring as a less preferred option, but ...

By Joey Walter - 3 months ago

Dangerous Hikvision Fever Screening Marketing In Africa

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A multi-national African Hikvision distributor is marketing dangerously incorrect Hikvision fever camera setups. This adds to the long list of poor Hikvision fever camera deployments, from Scottish nursing homes to an Alabama school district ...

By Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

Beware Rigged China Fever Cameras

Many China fever camera manufacturers have rigged algorithms dynamically adjusting temperatures to more 'normal' results, IPVM has concluded from 6 months of testing 20+ devices. See the 80-second video below overviewing this: This raises the r...

By Ethan Ace and John Honovich - 4 months ago

Free Online NFPA, IBC, and ADA Codes and Standards 2020

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Finding applicable codes for security work can be a costly task, with printed books and pdf downloads costing hundreds or thousands. However, a number of widely referenced codes are available free online if you know the right places to search. ...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 months ago

InVid Flaunts Violating FDA Guidelines

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InVid Tech is showcasing an open violation of FDA fever screening guidelines by touting "simultaneous detection of fevers" despite explicit FDA instructions to "measure only one" person at a time. InVid Tech stood by this open violation, tell...

By Charles Rollet - 5 months ago

South Korea Bus Outdoor Temperature Screening Endangers Public

These $80,000+ South Korea bus stations have gained world-wide attention but IPVM verified they use cheap temperature tablets outdoors, endangering the public. This is the fifth in an ongoing series of flawed fever camera deployments adding t...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 5 months ago

Dangerous Hikvision Fever Camera Showcased by Chilean City

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Deploying a fever camera outdoors, in the rain, with no black body, is clearly dangerous. Nonetheless, one Chilean city is celebrating its donated Hikvision system by driving it around town to find those who have coronavirus. Despite this, Hi...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 6 months ago

2020 Mid Year Video Surveillance Industry Guide

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The first half of 2020 has been shocking, for the world generally, and for the video surveillance industry, with temperature screening / fever cameras becoming the industry's hottest segment. Now, we release the 595-page Mid-Year Guide aggreg...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Faulty Hikvision Cali Colombia Fever Camera Implementation

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The mayor of one of Colombia's largest cities has promoted a faulty Hikvision 'fever' camera setup in local bus stations that violates various international fever scanning standards and exposes the public to health risks. IPVM obtained and re...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 6 months ago

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