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The Security Industry Association Expels Dahua

The Security Industry Association (SIA) has expelled Dahua for ethics violations. In 2020, SIA adopted Ethics Principles that members agreed to abide by; failing to do so results in "punitive action, ranging from a written warning to...

By IPVM Team - 5 days ago

Camera Labor Estimation Standards - 2021

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Making accurate labor estimates is difficult, and having good numbers to base quotes on is a challenge for many integrators. In this guide, integrators provide the numbers they would use for 6 common install applications and help reduce risks and...

By Brian Rhodes - 24 days ago

Access Control Request to Exit (RTE) Tutorial

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For access-controlled doors, especially those with maglocks, 'Request to Exit', or 'RTE' devices are required to override electrified locks to guarantee free egress. Inside we examine these key RTE factors: The Common RTE Devices: REX and...

By Brian Rhodes - 25 days ago

ONVIF Favorability Statistics 2021

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ONVIF now supports over 20,000 products, but how well do integrators think of the organization? Inside, we examine statistics and commentary from ~200 security integrators on ONVIF's positioning, pros, and cons.

By Ethan Ace - about 2 months ago

Dahua Operates China Police Surveillance

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Inside the PRC (China), Dahua directly operates police video surveillance, significantly different from its Western common perception as a low-cost camera provider. In this post, IPVM investigates these activities, including: Dahua's large...

By Charles Rollet - 2 months ago

Canon Company Arcules Violates ONVIF Rules

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Arcules, the Canon / Milestone spinout, is violating ONVIF rules. We raised this with Arcules 3 weeks ago. We raised this with ONVIF last week. The issue is simple. Arcules is not ONVIF conformant but markets being so using ONVIF's logo in...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

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...

By Sean Patton - 5 months 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...

By John Honovich and Zach Segal - 5 months 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...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 7 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...

By Conor Healy - 7 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 - 8 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...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 8 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 - 8 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 - 9 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...

By Ethan Ace and John Honovich - 9 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...

By Brian Rhodes - 9 months ago

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