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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 - 11 days 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 - 13 days 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 - 17 days 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 - 26 days 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 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 - about 2 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 - 2 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 - 2 months ago

Favorite Integrator Tablets 2017

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What percentage of integrators use tablets? Which tablets do they prefer? Apple? Android? Windows? Tablets have become popular integrator tools for sales, install, and documentation, replacing both laptops and pen/paper for many tasks. To see j...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Favorite Network Termination Tools

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Thomas Carlyle said "Man is a tool-using animal. Without tools he is nothing, with tools he is all." For security integrators, their tools are crucial to their job. 140 integrator responses to an IPVM survey revealed what brands they preferred fo...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Low Cost, Low-End Competitors Challenge SMB Surveillance Market

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SMB video surveillance systems are a tough market. From IPVM's new survey results of 135 integrator responses, we have identified the key challenges here. Cost Is King SMB customers are extremely price sensitive. There were 4 main challenges re...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Favorite SMB Recorder Manufacturers 2017

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Low cost cameras have been a major force in the small to medium business (SMB) market (as our 2015 SMB favorites and 2017 SMB camera favorites) have shown. But, our 2015 SMB recorder favorites showed strong results for more expensive, Western rec...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Favorite SMB Camera Manufacturers 2017

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Small to Medium Businesses (SMB) have been hotly pursued by lower-cost entrants over the past few years. Nowhere has that been as strong a factor as in the camera segment. But who are the favorites amongst integrators? 5 top manufacturer choice...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

IP Camera Cabling Testing Statistics

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Test and certify, or crimp and pray? Some integrators certify every cable they run, while others only inspect cables that have video issues. 130 integrators shared the level of testing they do for common cable installs, and their justifications ...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Top Used License Plate Capture Cameras

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Capturing license plates is a common video surveillance application. But what cameras do integrators mostly commonly used? Special purpose LPC cameras or regular cameras? And would it be from the biggest camera manufacturers or from specialists? ...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

VLAN For Video Surveillance Usage Statistics

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VLANs (see our tutorial) are an option for networks using video surveillance, but how often are they actually used? 125+ integrators told us how and when they use VLANs for surveillance products. Integrators who use VLANs as a matter of course...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Cat 5e vs Cat 6 vs Cat 6a Network Cable Usage Statistics

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Cat 5e? Cat 6? Cat 6a? What do integrators use in practice, today? 140+ integrators told IPVM. Here are the results: For those who want to learn more about the technology, see IPVM's Network Cabling for Video Surveillance Guide. Inside this ...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

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