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FLIR Restructures Security Division

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FLIR's goal was once to have a single end-to-end security solution. However, FLIR's Security business unit has been struggling, with several areas underperforming. Now, the company has started to restructure how the various products within the Se...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

FLIR Security Business Struggling

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FLIR's security division is an ambitious mix of FLIR's core thermal business plus multiple acquisitions, including of retail / consumer offering Lorex, enterprise DVTel and camera startup ISD. Right now, it is struggling. In this note, we examin...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

PureTech Video Analytics Examined

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PureTech's analytics were chosen for a US border protection system (see related post), which the company claims no other analytics vendor was able to meet the requirements for. PureTech is using deep learning techniques in portions of their produc...

By Brian Karas - 5 months ago

Best and Worst - ISC West 2017 Show Report

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IPVM went to Las Vegas, examining what vendors are showcasing and what is new. Attendance was up, according to the show, and was certainly well attended. This is our final edition of the show report covering all 3 days of exhibits and key takeaw...

By IPVM Team - 6 months ago

FLIR Favorability Results

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FLIR has been buying companies one after the other, expanding from its foundations in thermal imaging into an end-to-end video surveillance provider, including acquisitions of budget supplier Lorex, VMS / analytics developer DVTel and camera devel...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

FLIR Acquires Drone Manufacturer For $134M

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FLIR has acquired Prox Dynamics, a Norwegian maker of small military-grade drones, for $134M.  FLIR president Andy Teich provided additional details to IPVM on this acquisition, and what it might mean for FLIR's security division.

By Brian Karas - 10 months ago

100% Successful Weapon Detection Claims Digital Barriers ThruVis

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Digital Barriers is claiming their terahertz imaging unit provides functionality similar to an airport body scanner, at a fraction of the cost and in a unit the size of a desktop PC, making it portable, and affordable to a wider array of users. T...

By Brian Karas - 11 months ago

FLIR Security Revenue Reviewed

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With acquisitions of Lorex, DVTel and ISD, adding to their core thermal offerings, FLIR has been building up its presence in the security / video surveillance market. In this report, we examine FLIR's security revenue, their financial trends over...

By Brian Karas - 11 months ago

Sony 35mm Super Low Light Camera Tested

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Sony is making a big push for their SNCVB770 camera, touting its low light capabilities that they claim can deliver true color in pitch black darkness. While the 'super low' light market segment is definitely growing, Sony's SNCVB770 has a dramat...

By Ethan Ace - 11 months ago

FLIR Buys Point Grey For $253M

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FLIR's acquisition streak continues, announcing an acquisition of Point Grey Research for $253M in cash. Other notable FLIR deals include: FLIR Buys Camera Manufacturer ISD from DW FLIR Acquires DVTel FLIR Acquires Lorex However, this dea...

By Brian Karas - 12 months ago

ASIS 2016 Day 2 Review

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ASIS day 2 is done. We are at the show and have coverage of the show floor, and highlights from manufacturers in this report that we will update throughout the show. Axis 20MP Camera The Axis 20 MP camera was drawing a lot of traffic in Axis' bo...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

The $500 FLIR Thermal Camera Tested

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$5,000 thermal cameras were super 'cheap' not too long ago. Then $2,000 thermal cameras shocked people in 2012. Now, we have thermals cameras under $500, coming from the biggest name in the thermal business - FLIR. The 'catch' is that the new ~...

By Ethan Ace - over 2 years ago

New 'Low Cost' Thermal Zoom Camera

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Zoom thermal cameras have typically been feasible only to those with the largest budgets, requiring expensive cooled cameras with six figure price tags. Now, Sierra Olympic claims to bring this capability to the commercial market at breakthrough p...

By Ethan Ace - almost 3 years ago

Winners Losers Fall 2014

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We are all losers, IPVM included. The historically poor new releases for ASIS / Essen make 2014 the worst year for surveillance innovation in, at least, a decade. (See our in depth manufacturer review for tech details). And that is bad news for ...

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

ASIS 2014 - 17 Manufacturer Tech Review

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This long post recaps key findings from IPVM team members meeting with manufacturers at ASIS 2014 including Hikvision, EMC, Pelco, Digital Watchdog, Panasonic, Samsung, Mobotix, IQinVision, Tyco, Theia and Seagate. This adds to our existing ASIS ...

By IPVM Team - almost 3 years ago

Startup: Thermal Radar

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Two years ago, we covered a thermal panoramic system that covered huge areas, but came with a huge pricetag of ~$250,000. Now a startup named Thermal Radar claims to be the 'World's First Affordable 360° thermal camera' and is offering their unit...

By John Honovich - almost 3 years ago

IP Camera Buyer's Guide 2014

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The 2014 IPVM IP Camera Buyer's Guide provides recommendations on the right types of cameras to choose, the strongest manufacturers to consider and the best overall values. Trending Manufacturers We explain what manufacturer's products have si...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

IR Camera Housing - Raytec Lighthouse

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A key limitation of integrated IR cameras is distance covered. Even long range integrated IR cameras are typically not more than 50 meters.  Now, Raytec is releasing the Lighthouse, what they describe as a "fully integrated lighting and housing s...

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

Worst and Best - ISC West 2014

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Full coverage of ISC West exhibits and 52 new products. Video Coverage of The Show For the first time, IPVM has added in-depth video coverage of the show. As an example, below is a clip covering the 'Global Expo' section: Inside, we have 20 m...

By IPVM Team - over 3 years ago

FLIR's Super Low Cost Thermal Cameras

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FLIR has been hyping the future of super low cost thermal cameras seemingly forever.  And yet, it has been a competitor, DRS, who a few years ago delivered a breakthrough in thermal camera pricing at $2,000, while FLIR thermal IP cameras remained...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

52 New Products Directory ISC West 2014

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This is the worst crop of new announcements in years, with minimal advances. Here is a list of announcements and links to the manufacturer's website page (or IPVM review) of new products being showcased at ISC West 2014.

By John Honovich - over 3 years ago

2014 Surveillance Test Results Guide Released

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Inside, get the 50 page IPVM 2014 Surveillance Test Results Guide. In the past year, IPVM has spent thousands of hours conducting over 75 tests, representing the global surveillance industry's most sophisticated and comprehensive testing program....

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

ioimage / DVTel Analytic Updates

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In the 4 years since DVTel Acquired ioimage, they have gone quiet but upcoming new products combined with the VideoIQ acquistion could be giving a boost to the former leader. Indeed, recently, PSA endorsed ioimage as having far greater probability...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Thermal Camera 'Color' / Palette Tutorial

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When many think of thermal cameras, they visualize their use in movies and TV, with a multi-colored science fiction color scheme, familiar to anyone who's seen 1987's Predator: Indeed, some manufacturers offer more than a dozen palette options ...

By Ethan Ace - almost 4 years ago

SpotterRF 7X Radar Increase

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Last year, SpotterRF drew attention releasing a low cost, ground-based radar unit for intrusion detection. This year, the company is ramping up their portfolio and introducing a unit with wider coverage range, and a new integration server to simpl...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

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