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Avigilon 'Blue' Cloud Entry Examined

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Avigilon is moving to the cloud. The company announced their Avigilon Blue platform, designed to be a web-managed surveillance system, utilizing cloud-based connectivity. Blue offers Avigilon's analytics on any connected camera, and provides inte...

By Brian Karas - 5 days ago

FLIR Lorex Wire Free System Tested

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Wire free video surveillance is a major trend amongst consumers. But wire free systems tend to be designed for few cameras, lower resolution and short battery life (related see IPVM's Blink test, IPVM's Netgear Arlo test, IPVM's Hikvision Ezviz M...

By John Scanlan - 26 days ago

Camera Application Selection Guide 2017

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Entrances, hallways, rooms and parking lots are perhaps the 4 most common areas where surveillance is deployed. But what is the best type of camera for each? What resolution, form factors and FoV are best? Where do special features like WDR, integ...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

IP Camera Specification / RFP Guide 2017

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RFPs are hard. Do them 'right' and it takes a lot of knowledge and time. Do them 'wrong' and you can be (a) unwittingly locked into a specific vendor or (b) be forced to accept inferior quality products. This guide helps IP camera purchasers ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Nest Cam IQ Tested

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Nest has released their latest entry in their camera line, the Nest Cam IQ, touting 4K "Supersight", facial recognition, "HD audio", invisible IR, and more bells and whistles not found in the original Nest. We bought and tested this new model to ...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Covert Cloud Camera Service Launching (KJB)

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Cloud IP cameras, for consumers, has become increasingly commonplace. However, covert cameras, lag there, with few options. Now, North America's most common provider of covert cameras, KJB, is launching a cloud service. In this report, we examin...

By Ari Erenthal - 3 months ago

45 Drives 'Lowest Cost' Enterprise Storage Company Profile

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45 Drives claims the "lowest cost per Hard Drive Slot in the industry." But who or what is '45 Drives'? What started as a product design to enable Backblaze to offer a low-cost/high-reliability online backup service is now available as a storage ...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Samsung SmartCam A1 Totally Wireless System

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Hanwha is keeping the Samsung brand alive in consumer cameras with the SmartCam A1, a new offering combining an autotracking 1080p camera with base station and totally wireless, battery operated cameras. We bought and tested the A1 to see how it ...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

Blink XT Outdoor Totally Wireless Camera Tested

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Running wires for cameras outdoors is one of the biggest challenges, especially for consumer or DIY installs. Now, Blink has released an outdoor totally wireless camera, the Blink XT, to address this market. Existing competitors in this space in...

By John Scanlan - 5 months ago

On-Board Storage Usage Statistics 2017

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SD card slots are now commonplace on IP cameras, but is on-board storage usage now common place? In 2014, integrators reported using edge recording on just 7% of the cameras they deployed. New responses from 140 integrators provide fresh data for...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Instant Cloud For Hikvision - Manything

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One ISC West exhibitor had a very specific and clear pitch - cloud for Hikvision: In this note, we examine their offering, key differentiators, pricing and positioning.

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

Avigilon Discontinuing Rialto Analytics Line

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Avigilon is informing dealers/partners that the legacy VideoIQ Rialto products have been discontinued, recommending the newer ACC ES Analytics Appliance as the replacement product. While the ES Analytics Appliance is a newer product, it lacks some...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Dell EMC Surveillance Division Profile

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With revenue growth from traditional IT customers slowing, Dell has set a focus on the security industry as a market where the company can offer its products to customers with less focus on price and more on performance. Security buyers are often ...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

VMS Vs NVR Usage Statistics

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What is used more often? VMS software or NVR appliances? 160 integrators told us what they most commonly use and why.

By John Honovich - 6 months ago

OpenEye Takes Aim At Exacq

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First Milestone targeted Exacq with a takeover offer, and now OpenEye is gunning for them with an offer to swap out Exacq for their cloud-managed VMS. They are offering a 'conversion program', where Exacq users can trade in recorders or software l...

By Brian Karas - 6 months ago

Environmental Sensors For Burglar Alarm Tutorials

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Intrusion detection systems can be used to alert users to environmental issues. By connecting sensors that monitor the heat, humidity, and moisture, alarm subscribers can be alerted to potential problems before they grow worse. In this tutorial, w...

By Ari Erenthal - 6 months ago

Positive Video Surveillance Outlook - 2017 Statistics

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376 manufacturers and integrators revealed their outlook on the future of the video surveillance industry in a recent IPVM survey. Both groups are strongly positive about the future with integrators even more so: Factors cited as influencing o...

By Brian Karas - 7 months ago

Hikvision Ezviz Mini 360 Plus - $80 Autotracking Camera Tested

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Autotracking, integrated IR, local storage, full HD, cloud access: $80. That is the claim of Hikvision EZVIZ's new Mini 360 Plus. But for this rock bottom price, below even typical budget IP cameras, can it really deliver? We bought and tested t...

By Ethan Ace - 7 months ago

Hitachi Security Industry Profile

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Hitachi, bigger than Sony and Panasonic overall, with $89 billion USD 2016 total revenue, is expanding into the security industry. They are targeting public safety applications, with a product suite that includes video analytics and a PSIM-like pl...

By Brian Karas - 8 months ago

Veracity Acquires PSIM Manufacturer iComply

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Most well-known for their Ethernet extenders, with their own video surveillance storage offering, Veracity has now acquired a PSIM. UK-based Veracity has a plan that brings these components together into a solution offering. CEO Alastair McL...

By Brian Karas - 8 months ago

Integrator Service Vehicle Guide

Few assets are as commonly used by integrators and installers as their service vehicles. 125 integrators explained to IPVM in detail about their service vehicles, including: Which Vehicle Types Are Most Popular? Which Vehicle Brands Are Pre...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

ADT Launches Canopy - Professional Monitoring For DIY Devices

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The intrusion industry has criticized DIY security systems for years, claiming systems like Canary or Scout cannot match professionally installed systems and leave users vulnerable. However, the segment continues to grow despite their complaints, ...

By Ethan Ace - 8 months ago

Geovision Launches Direct Cloud Offering

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Add cloud, subtract integrator. Geovision has launched myGVcloud, an offering that allows consumers to buy cameras and cloud services directly from Geovision. An image below from our testing: This is certainly not the first professional manufa...

By IPVM Team - 8 months ago

Free VMS Software Directory

Many Video Management Software (VMS) providers offer free versions, either open source, for a limited number of cameras or for a limited amount of time. These options may help users with limited needs or those looking to test out VMS before buyin...

By Brian Karas - 8 months ago

Video Surveillance Storage Duration Average Is 1 Month

IPVM statistics show that 1 month duration for video surveillance storage is, by far, the most common used. However, in contrast to 2012, there was a significant decrease in the amount of systems using 2 weeks of storage, with many shifting to 1 ...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

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