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Video Surveillance Hard Drive Size Statistics 2018

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What is the most common hard drive size for video surveillance? 150+ integrators answered: What size hard drive do you most commonly use? What limits you from using larger sizes? In this report, we share detailed findings, including trends ...

By IPVM Team - 8 days ago

Favorite Video Surveillance Hard Drive Manufacturer 2018

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Who is the favorite hard drive for video surveillance use? 150+ integrators answered: What is your preferred brand/model of hard drive for video recording? Why do you prefer this drive? In this report, we share detailed findings, including ...

By IPVM Team - 10 days ago

Worst Products

Security integrators periodically report on their favorite and worst products to IPVM. These are known integrators who IPVM pays to answer surveys. Integrators respond with detailed comments on their selections. IPVM incorporates integrator feedba...

By IPVM Team - 13 days ago

Video Surveillance Hard Drive Failure Statistics 2018

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Hard drive failures can be significant service problems but how common of an issue are they in video surveillance? How long do drives last when constantly being written to? 150+ integrators answered this: Video Surveillance Recording: How ma...

By IPVM Team - 14 days ago

Cloud Video Storage Usage 2018

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Storing email and documents in the cloud have long been common, with on-site email or file servers increasingly eliminated. However, what about video surveillance? What percentage of new video surveillance deployments are integrators using cloud ...

By IPVM Team - 16 days ago

Best Alternatives to Banned Dahua and Hikvision

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With the US government ban and a growing number of users banning Dahua and Hikvision, one key question is what to use for low cost? While Dahua and Hikvision were low on technology innovation, they charged substantially lower prices for many core ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Integrator Laptop Guide

This 18-page guide provides guidance and statistics about integrator laptop use. 150 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their laptops, including: Favorite laptop brands used, with the top 7 ranked Most commonly used CPU, RAM, and ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Security System Health Monitoring Usage Statistics 2018

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How well and quickly do integrators know if devices are offline or broken? New IPVM statistics show that typically no health monitoring is used. Based on ~150 integrator responses, we show usage patterns across integrators, the most common reas...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 month ago

Favorite Power Supply Manufacturer 2018

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While power supplies are becoming less important as PoE matures, they remain vital to access control systems, where increased power for locks, readers, and controllers is needed. Companies such as Altronix and LifeSafety Power are the most widely ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

Favorite Access Control Reader Manufacturer 2018

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Favorite reader votes are in, and it is not close. A global access giant ran away with the votes in a one-sided contest. But for many, the result was not surprising. One of the 148 integrator responses we collected replied: "I can't wait to ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 2 months ago

4 Most Difficult Camera Installs (Statistics)

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Heavy housings, cumbersome brackets, heavy ladders required, and tricky field of view requirements will cause difficulties no matter the camera manufacturer, because of the install location or complexity of the camera technology. This continues I...

By Sean Patton - 4 months ago

Worst Features for Camera Installation (Statistics)

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4 clear worst features for installing were identified by 140+ integrator respondents to: What feature(s) make a camera hard to install? The following features were mentioned many times in the responses: Camera Pigtails / Cable Whips Manu...

By Sean Patton - 5 months ago

Top Features For Easy Camera Installation (Statistics)

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Camera installation is the most fundamental and common task for video security technicians. Because of this, camera manufacturers market their products as easier and quicker to install versus the competition, in addition to the quality images they...

By IPVM Team - 5 months ago

Stats: IP Camera Dead On Arrival (DOA) Decline, Near Zero

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New IPVM integrator statistics show that IP camera DoA rates have declined with zero dead on arrival units for many integrators and effectively zero for many more, a decline from 2015 reported failure rates. 

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Stats: Upgrading Cameras Far More Common Than Replacing Failed Cameras

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The old saying "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It" does not apply here. New IPVM statistics show that 60% of cameras that are replaced still work but are upgraded to newer and better technology. We asked if cameras were replaced because of planned ...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Best Manufacturer Technical Support 2018

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While 5 manufacturers made the worst technical support 2018 list, only 3 stood out as providing the best technical support to 190+ integrators in new IPVM results. These integrators answered: In the past year, what manufacturer has provided you...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Worst Manufacturer Technical Support 2018

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5 manufacturers stood out as providing the worst technical support to 190+ integrators in new IPVM results. These integrators answered: In the past year, what manufacturer has provided you the worst technical support? Why?  Across these ma...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Top Benefits Of Attending Trade Shows (Statistics)

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150 integrators told IPVM: What are the top benefits of going to trade shows? The clear top 2 responses in order: (1) Networking (2) New Products The most notable answer not given was education, something that trade shows routinely mark...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Integrator Technician Field Software Usage (Statistics)

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Maintaining accurate notes and documentation from field technicans is a difficult and important task for a security integrator operation. Keeping technicians, service managers, and salespeople aware of conversations and site visits can increase cu...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Toughest Manufacturer Competitors 2018

150+ integrators answered: Which manufacturer, when offered by rival integrators, is toughest to compete against? Why? The overwhelming trend from integrators was low-cost products and, in particular, Hikvision. In this note, we examine t...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

Integrators Divided On Website Importance to Business (Statistics)

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Are websites important? Still quite a number of integrators have no websites.  New IPVM statistics show that nearly half of all integrators find a website to be not very important in terms of sales and generating business. But nearly a third of i...

By John Honovich - 7 months ago

Favorite Access Control Manufacturers 2018

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150+ Integrators told IPVM "What is your favorite access control management software/system? Why? Unlike the 2016 access favorites where a group of favored manufacturers was close, in 2018, a single manufacturer pulled ahead to be the clear lea...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

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