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Security Integrator Project Management Certifications

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Certifications are a common option for technology professionals looking to improve skills and gain validation. But how about for project management? The most well-known project management certification is the PMP but how well adopted is it in phy...

By IPVM Team - 7 days ago

NVRs - Embedded vs Separate PoE Switch (Statistics)

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Many NVRs now offer PoE switches embedded, allowing IP cameras to be connected directly to the recorder. On the plus side, these units can simplify installation as it eliminates the traditionally used separate PoE switch as well as allows addin...

By IPVM Team - 27 days ago

Integrator Managing Projects Statistics (Project Manager)

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Who actually manages projects for security integrators? Does the average security integrator have dedicated project managers, or are technicians, sales people, or even the owner managing projects? Moreover, what business factors dictate when PMs ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Integrator GPS Vehicle Tracking Statistics and Success Examined

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GPS vehicle tracking is a growing but somewhat controversial topic. On the plus side, tracking may increases productivity by providing greater real-time information and accountability. On the negative side, tracking may offend or create distrust w...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Security Integrator IT Expertise Statistics

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20 years ago, putting physical security systems on IP networks was just emerging. Today, almost every system is networked in some way, IP cameras are the most common choice and the clear majority of video surveillance systems allow for remote netw...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Risks Of Managing End User Passwords (Statistics)

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Integrators know admin passwords for nearly all end-user systems, according to IPVM statistics. But how do they manage them? How do they ensure those passwords are secure? 150+ integrators told us and end users are unlikely to be happy about i...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Top Recommended Home Video Surveillance Systems By Integrators

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Friends regularly ask security integrators for their recommendations for video surveillance systems, trying to tap into the expertise of their security integrator friend. But what do integrators actually recommend? Is it: Consumer products lik...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Favorite Surveillance Monitors Statistics

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What monitors are most commonly used for video surveillance? Are they more typically consumer or professional? Are there specific brands that dominate? And how important is the surveillance monitor selection process? IPVM has answers on all the...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Camera Multi-Streaming Usage

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IP cameras typically support multiple streams, allowing a single camera to transmit multiple streams at different resolutions, frame rates and even codecs. The most common use case for multi-streaming is for display purposes. For example, a clien...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Top 2017 Trends - Cyber and Analytics

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The 2 clear top 2017 trends, according to IPVM integrator statistics are: Cyber Security Video Analytics This is a change from 2016 integrator responses where the race to the bottom dominated trends. In this report, we share detailed respo...

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

Average IP Camera Cable Run Distance

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Estimating cable lengths can be tricky, seemingly either all guess work or requiring each and every run to be measured, a time consuming task.  To find out what real world installs average, we asked 145 integrators: What is the average distanc...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing 2017

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3 years ago, IPVM statistics accurately and early identified the rise of Hikvision usage across Western markets (see Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing Ground 2014).  Again, in 2015, IPVM statistics showed the continued strong expansion of Hikvi...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Smart Codec Usage Surges - 2017 Statistics

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Smart codec usage has surged in 2017, new IPVM statistics show. Smart codecs are less than three years old, starting in 2015 with Axis. Now, smart codecs are widely offered by various manufacturers, for both H.264 and H.265, delivering 30 - 90% r...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Cisco Falling - Favorite Network Switches 2017

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1 major manufacturer fell and 1 outsider manufacturer gained as integrator favorites for network switches from more than 140 votes / explanations submitted. These 2017 statistics is the successor to our Favorite Network Switches for Surveillance ...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Search More Important Than Live Monitoring - Statistics

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Search is overall more important than live monitoring to integrators, according to new IPVM statistics.  The key themes found in integrator comments included: Retrieving Data From Events And Incidents Key Search In Place Of Live Monitoring ...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Competing Against Siemens

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Siemens entered the integration business with 15,000+ customers, through their acquisition of Security Technologies Group in 2001. Since that time, they have added more acquisitions, of both integrators and products (ex: MAC Systems, Novotec, Vist...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Top Problems Searching Surveillance Video (Statistics)

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When crimes, accidents or incidents happen, the video surveillance system is a key component in finding out and proving what actually happened. Searching that video and finding the relevant footage is key. But what problems are most common and s...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Surveillance Systems Remote Access Usage Statistics

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Remote access is a major benefit and risk for video surveillance. It is a benefit because it allows users to manage security or review operations at home or on the road. It is a risk because it potentially opens up security systems to public a...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Favorite Integrator Mobile Phones 2017

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Smartphones are more critical than ever before, with integrators relying on them not only for contact while in the field, but for business applications, service tickets, time entry, and installation aids. 140+ integrators answered: In your com...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 3 months ago

Exporting Video Surveillance Tutorial

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Exporting video surveillance is important when incidents or crimes occur. However, there are multiple ways to export video which have their pros and cons. In this note, we examine those ways and share feedback from integrators on their preference...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Improving Project Registration Guide

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Manufacturers want integrators to register large projects. Integrators want the discounts that come with registration, but not some of the other terms. Both see the other as making registration programs less effective than they could be. IPVM ana...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Integrator Camera Optimization Preferences

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How do integrators make cameras 'better'? What settings or optimizations do they change? ~150 integrators told IPVM what they do. First, they answered: How often do you optimize camera image quality settings? In what scenarios or applicatio...

By Ethan Ace - 4 months ago

Forgotten Password Problem Importance

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Forgotten passwords has become a major industry topic. For example, Hikvision has been emailing admin passwords in plain text until IPVM's reporting prompted them to stop it. And XiongMai, famous for its role in 2016's massive Mirai botnet att...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Dedicated Vs Converged IP Video Networks Statistics

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'Convergence' has been a major industry theme for many years. All organizations have IP networks today with laptops, tablets, phones and more running on them. But how many actual IP video surveillance systems are running on converged networks wit...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

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