Standards (201)

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Cable Testing Guide (Certifiers, Qualifiers, Verifiers, Wiremappers)

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Proper cable installation is critical to trouble-free surveillance systems, but testing is often an afterthought. Typically, problems are only discovered when cameras have issues, resulting in increased troubleshooting or, even worse,...

By John Scanlan - 4 days ago

Vandal Resistance/IK Rating Guide

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"Vandal-proof" is a term often used by manufacturers to market their products, but the reality is that these specifications are mostly self-determined and cannot be trusted. In this 16-page guide, we explain how vandal resistance (IK ratings)...

By Ethan Ace and Ilya Ignatenko - 17 days ago

Facial Recognition's Controversial Rise in Brazil

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Brazilian media, academics, and NGOs are voicing alarm at facial recognition's growing popularity in the country, where its use has gone beyond public safety and concerns about its consequences for minority groups intensify. In this post,...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 20 days ago

Axis Rise And Fall Inside PRC China

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Today, Axis' PRC China sales are tiny, but for years Axis considered the PRC the "market with the greatest potential" due to its strong growth and supplied many high-profile PRC enterprise projects, including police. This all ended in the...

By Charles Rollet - about 1 month ago

Access Control Labor Estimation Standards - 2021

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IPVM surveyed more than 150 integrators for estimates on five common access control installations. The standards focus on 5 scenarios where integrators routinely install access control: Glass Storefront Single Door Hollowcore Steel...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Open Access Controller Guide (Axis, HID VertX & Aero, Isonas, Mercury)

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There are dozens of software platforms in the access control market, but few companies make non-proprietary door controllers. We examine four of the most used brands in this guide. Inside, we contrast typical access hardware providers and...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

FBI Warns PRC Targeting US-based Uyghurs

US-based Uyghurs face threats and harassment from PRC authorities, according to a recently unclassified August 2021 FBI counterterrorism bulletin that IPVM obtained. The FBI warned such targeting violates US laws, yet continues “even as the US...

By Donald Maye - 3 months ago

100 Hikvision Partners Ask US FCC Not To Ban Hikvision

100 Hikvision partners have submitted comments to the US government, urging the FCC not to ban the PRC China government-controlled manufacturer. This comes shortly after Hikvision mass emailed partners urging them to submit comments to the...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 3 months ago

Paige Not A "GameChanger" Cable Tested

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Paige claims its cable is literally a GameChanger for running Ethernet more than the standard 100 meters, even up to up to 856' / 260 meters. However, no one has systematically and independently tested it, until now. We bought and tested...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Contactless Access Credentials Guide

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Contactless credentials are the most commonly used for access control systems, but while they look alike externally, important differences exist. Choosing the correct one can be the difference between a secure facility and wasting significant...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

UK Surveillance Camera Code of Practice Examined

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Most countries have no governmental codes for video surveillance. However, the UK has had one for almost a decade and it is about to be revised. Inside this note, we explain what the Code of Practice is, how it works, how it impacts...

By Charles Rollet - 4 months ago

FDA-Violating Eagle Eye Fever Screening Endangers Schools

Eagle Eye is flagrantly and knowingly violating FDA guidelines with fever screening at a US school district, plus running a marketing campaign for it. Even after IPVM informed them of this violation, Eagle Eye replied 'no comment' and refused to...

By Robert Wren Gordon and Gurami Jamaspishvili - 4 months ago

Lux Rating / Minimum Illumination Guide 2021

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Lux ratings are often used by manufacturers to market their cameras' low light abilities, but in reality, these specs cannot be trusted. In this 14-page guide, we explain why lux ratings (aka minimum illumination specifications) are so...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

Dahua Now Admits Bus Fever Screening Ineffective

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For a year Dahua marketed and deployed fever screening on buses. Now, after IPVM inquired about recent Dahua promotions of this, Dahua admits this is ineffective. Dahua did not answer what they are going to do for their existing bus fever...

By Robert Wren Gordon - 5 months ago

Russian Face Rec Suppliers Offer Ethnicity Analytics, Raising Alarm

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Four Russian facial recognition firms (AxxonSoft, NtechLab, Tevian, and VisionLabs) who supply the Russian government offer ethnicity analytics, raising concerns the country's police can track minorities. Reuters published its own...

By Donald Maye - 5 months ago

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 - 6 months ago

FCC Formally Proposes Prohibiting New Dahua and Hikvision Authorizations

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The FCC is now proposing to ban new equipment authorizations of Hikvision/Dahua gear and is also seeking comment on "whether we should revoke" previously granted authorizations. Unlike the Senate bill proposed last week which would require...

By Charles Rollet - 6 months 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 - 6 months 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 - 6 months 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 10 months ago

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