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Amazon Cloud Cam Is Poor (Tested)

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Retail behemoth Amazon has entered the surveillance market with the Amazon Cloud Cam, the eyes of its just-announced Amazon Key delivery service.  But how does the camera stack up against incumbent cloud cameras like Nest, Ezviz, Arlo, and others...

By Rob Kilpatrick - 6 days ago

Milestone XProtect Essential+ Free VMS Tested

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Milestone continues to expand its aggressive free and low-cost offerings, with this year, Milestone releasing XProtect Essential+, part of their new "plus" lineup based on the same code as the high-end XProtect Corporate VMS, including features no...

By Ethan Ace - 14 days 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 - 14 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 - 28 days ago

Verkada, Silicon Valley VSaaS Startup, Targets Enterprise

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Verkada says they are building an enterprise-class VSaaS offering, calling it "The new platform for video security". This is a departure from the consumer/SMB focus of many recent startups and companies like Nest, Canary, Ring, etc. Enterprise cu...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Exacq M Series Low Cost NVR Tested

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With recent cyber security issues hitting NVRs and cameras from low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision, users are increasingly seeking alternatives to this low priced gear. Exacq's M series NVRs aim to challenge low cost models from Dahua and Hikvi...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

Genetec Launches Streamvault Hardware Revamp

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Genetec is launching a new series of hardware appliances, dubbed "Streamvault", with updated capabilities and design. These units will replace existing Genetec offerings for appliances, servers and workstations. We highlight differences between t...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Deep Learning Startup Umbo Raises Prices 733% For Analytics

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While the industry overall trend is racing to the bottom on price, deep learning startup Umbo is taking the alternative approach, raising prices on their core product 733%. We review Umbo's newest pricing, the increases in annual costs a typical ...

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

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 - 2 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 3 months 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 5 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 - 6 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 7 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 - 8 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 - 8 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 - 8 months ago

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