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Axis Launches Next Gen Zipstream

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Smart codecs are one of the most important emerging surveillance technology trends. Axis was the first, launching Zipstream in Spring 2015 but was quickly followed by Hikvision H.264+, Panasonic Smart Coding and more every month. Now, Axis is pu...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Selling 4K Cameras

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This is a first in a new series to help integrators and manufacturers do a better job of accurately and fairly selling for and against various technologies. This report answers questions about selling 4K resolution, outlines strategies for sellin...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

IPConfigure Free RaspberryPi VMS

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IPConfigure has released a version of their Orchid VMS that runs on $50 RaspberryPi hardware and is free for commercial or personal use. Inside we cover how to get it, and what limitations are involved.

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

BCDVideo Company Profile

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BCDVideo claims better value and servers specifically selected for video surveillance, an improved experience versus working with a server manufacturer or an IT distributor. We spoke with BCDVideo to get details behind these claims, and explore t...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Quantum Storage Company Profile

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Storage vendor Quantum is bringing their multi-tier storage architecture to the security industry, claiming cost-effective long-term data storage. And they have been spending heavy building a sales team and marketing program focused on the video ...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Favorite Video Storage / Servers 2016

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150 integrators answered this question: "What is your favorite storage device / server manufacturer for recording video? Why?" 4 manufacturers stood out from the results. In this report we analyze the results, show you who is the hands-down ...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Access Control in Hazardous & Explosion Proof Areas

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Controlling access to hazardous environments require equipment meeting specific ratings that certify they will not start fires. Understanding those ratings mandate careful selection. Inside this note we discuss: Where is explosion proof access ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

More Revolutionary Than Avigilon, Claims Startup Auglle

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Startup Auglle is bringing an "all in one" camera to market that they claim is bigger and better than Avigilon's H4ES. We spoke with the President of Auglle and their head of engineering to get a better understand what they are working on. This ...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Axis Launches Chinese Competitor Line

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After years of letting Chinese manufacturers bully Axis out of the low end of the market, Axis has launched its most aggressive entry level offering ever. In this note, we examine the new Axis Companion line, its features, pricing and how it matc...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Genetec and Milestone 500 Camera Recorders Announced

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The megaserver era has arrived? VMS manufacturers Genetec and Milestone have both announced new hardware claiming support for 500 cameras or more, huge increases over past claims. But the question is: can servers really handle real world through...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

Pivot3 Edge Protect "Game Changer" Surveillance Appliance

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Pivot3 has announced their "Edge Protect" appliance, described as "a game changer", claiming to provide "enterprise-class infrastructure without enterprise-class costs". IPVM reviewed pricing and product details with Pivot3. Inside, we look at th...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Avigilon's Revolutionary H4ES Announcement

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Avigilon has a revolutionary announcement, according to Avigilon. Have they solved terrorism as their CEO explained? No, not yet at least. Avigilon's big ISC West announcement is the "revolutionary H4 Edge Solution Camera line". In this note, we...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Hazardous & Explosion Proof Video Surveillance

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Placing surveillance cameras in hazardous, highly flammable environments call for equipment certified not to spark or ignite. These requirements are far more stringent than typical surveillance gear.  Because of these elevated requirements, cost i...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Pivot3 Moves From Video to Hyperconvergance

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A decade ago, Intransa and Pivot3 both hit the video surveillance market hard with big money and big claims for advanced storage offerings. Intransa died a few years ago and Pivot3 has gone back and forth with their focus.  Now, Pivot3, with a si...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

VSaaS Usage Statistics 2016 - Still A Long Way From "The Next Big Thing"

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VSaaS ranked #2 in the Next Big Thing 2020, but new integrator survey results show current usage is far from its promise. 150 integrators answered: "Do you offer / sell VSaaS (managed or hosted video)? Why or why not?" Not only did they tell us...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Police Buys FLIR at Costco, Industry's Worst Fear

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Integrators: cut your prices or your customers are going to go around you. That is the lesson of a recent California police department whose choose a FLIR brand, Lorex, as their (at least temporary) jail solution.

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Taser Aims To Be Emerging VSaaS Powerhouse

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Taser, the company, is best known for its stun-gun product (or "CEW - Conducted Electrical Weapon") which is commonly referred to as a "Taser". But over the last few years, Taser has grown to include body cameras and video storage rather than jus...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Video Analytics Usage Statistics 2016

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Our previous video usage analytics statistics (in 2014) showed that integrator use of video analytics was flat from 2011 to 2014, a clear disappointment given that video analytics continues to be voted as the next big thing. Now, we have run the ...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Netgear Arlo Totally Wireless Camera Tested

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Wireless cameras almost always still need a wire for power. Given that, many argue to just used wired cameras anyway. Recently, IPVM bought and tested Blink, a new entrant offering a totally wireless camera system. Now, we bought and tested Netg...

By John Scanlan - over 1 year ago

Blink Totally Wireless Camera Tested

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Wireless cameras almost always still need a wire for power. Given that, many argue to just used wired cameras anyway. Now, startup Blink has released a battery powered wireless camera that needs no wires. Plus, the camera / kit sells for just ~$1...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

Average Frame Rate Video Surveillance 2016

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What is the average frame rated used in video surveillance systems? Historically, 30fps has been considered 'full' frame rate and, in the past few years, 60fps video has become increasingly common. Previous IPVM survey results found the average ...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Goodbye Dropcam, the $50 Home Security Camera Era Is Here

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Remember those days not too long ago where a $200 home security camera with a $100 per year for storage was considered novel and exciting? That era is closing. A new era of Chinese fueled, direct sale, no recurring cost cameras are here. In thi...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Video Surveillance Commissioning / Install Checklist

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This 60+ point checklist helps end users, integrators and consultants verify that video surveillance installation is complete. It covers the following sections: Camera Physical Setup Camera View Setup Camera Network / Security settings  Cam...

By Ethan Ace - over 1 year ago

Resolution Usage Statistics 2016

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In the past few years, 4MP, 6MP, 4k (8.3MP) and 12MP cameras have become increasingly commonplace. By contrast, our 2014 resolution usage statistics showed that the most common resolution used then was only 1MP / 720p. How much has this changed i...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

H.265 IP Cameras Tested vs H.264

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For more than 2 years, anticipation has been building for H.265 IP cameras. Finally, H.265 cameras are starting to ship from multiple manufacturers in North America. The promise is ~50% bandwidth reduction which, if true, would be a huge saver fo...

By Ethan Ace - almost 2 years ago

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