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Artificial Intelligence Robot Assistant (ACTi)

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Has artificial intelligence come to the video surveillance industry? ACTi has released 'SARA' which it bills as an 'AI assistant that brings valuable information at your fingertips 7/24' We tried it out, spoke with ACTi about some details and bu...

By Brian Karas - 1 day ago

Cutting Costs 70% Using Milestone With HD Analog

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HD analog and enterprise VMSes are often thought of as being on opposite sides of the spectrum, with HD analog best for small jobs due to its low cost while enterprise VMSes only justifiable in large ones due to its high cost. However, we have be...

By Brian Karas - 1 day ago

Exacq Favorability Results

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For years, Exacq has been one of the most frequently favored VMSes in IPVM integrator statistics (e.g., see Favorite VMS Manufacturers 2016). However, approaching 4 years after being acquired by Tyco, things are changing, with the 3 co-founders e...

By Brian Karas - 3 days ago

Milestone: "Easy Money Days Are Over"

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Contrary to IPVM's criticisms, Milestone has reaffirmed that glory days remain. But they admit that they 'easy money days are over': Are the glory days of IP video over? No, the easy money days are over. #milestonecommunitydays MIPS @milestone...

By Brian Karas - 8 days ago

Panasonic Favorability Results

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Panasonic is one of the largest brands in the world and a long term provider of both video surveillance imagers and cameras. But, like all incumbents, they have been challenged by the race to the bottom of the last few years. But Panasonic has m...

By John Honovich - 9 days ago

Hikvision Silicon Valley and Canada R&D Expansion

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After massive growth in their sales team, Hikvision is now planning to add two new R&D centers in North America. In this report we examine Hikvision's stated plans to increase their presence in North America, and how this will impact their co...

By Brian Karas - 10 days ago

Bosch/Genetec Video Cybersecurity Partnership Examined (CHAVE)

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Surveillance products have been relatively weak when it comes to cyber security. Default passwords, open ports, and weak authentication mechanisms led to a wave of exploits. Now, Bosch and Genetec are working together to deliver a system that is ...

By Brian Karas - 10 days ago

Avigilon New VMS Version ACC6 Examined

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Almost 4 years after ACC5 was released, Avigilon is releasing the next major revision of their VMS, which includes their Appearance Search technology announced in Q2 2016 and now shipping. Some ACC5 users will be able to upgrade to ACC6 for free,...

By IPVM Team - 12 days ago

Hitachi Taking On Security Industry

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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 - 16 days ago

Milestone App - PSIM Lite (Alesys)

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Milestone has many features in their VMS, but it is not a PSIM. Italian PSIM developer Alesys thinks sensor integrations and alarm management can be improved with a PSIM-lite extension to Milestone XProtect. They are going up against 4 other cont...

By Brian Karas - 16 days ago

Axis Favorability Results

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For many years, Axis sold the most IP cameras but, with the rise of Hikvision and Dahua, that has changed. How would that impact Axis favorability? In this installment of our integrator favorability ratings, we share Axis' results, highlighting ...

By Brian Karas - 22 days ago

Veracity Acquires PSIM Manufacturer

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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 - 22 days ago

VMSes Adding 2 Factor Authentication

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2 Factor Authentication (2FA) support is growing across the Internet to improve the security of critical web services. For example, banks frequently use 2FA to mitigate against a user's password being stolen / hacked. Now, VMS manufacturers are s...

By Brian Karas - 24 days ago

This Small City is Becoming All Axis

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No partners needed, Axis will take it all. The self-proclaimed 'Great Conversation' is back and as they do each year, manufacturers buy sponsorships and get to run 'thought pieces' on their blog. Today's turn is Axis, who published "Our Small Ci...

By John Honovich - 30 days ago

Panasonic Extreme H.265 Cameras Tested

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Panasonic has released their latest generation, the i-Pro Extreme series, with enhanced compression (smart H.265) enhanced WDR and secure communication. We tested their Extreme series vandal dome, the WV-S2531L against their previous generation S...

By Ethan Ace - 30 days ago

Canon 250MP Prototype Targeted At Surveillance

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At one point Axis declared the megapixel race was over, but now parent company Canon is showing an imager that would be a rocket ship in a megapixel race. Canon says they are targeting surveillance applications, not photography, with this sensor. ...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Genetec Favorability Results

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In the race to the bottom and flight to 'solutions', Genetec has taken a contrary path. The company remains independent, focusing up market, without slashing prices nor getting into the camera business. 100+ integrator respondents provide feedbac...

By John Honovich - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month ago

Milestone Essential Subscription Removed

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Subscriptions may be the future for Milestone and VMSes but not right now. Responding to negative feedback, Milestone has removed subscriptions for their Essential version, something they just started a few months ago when they killed Go and made...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

ONVIF Favorability Results

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ONVIF has been one of the most debated aspects of the video surveillance industry. On the one hand, its aim to increase interoperability has been widely applauded. On the other, many have criticized ONVIF for not working well enough or fully deliv...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

HD Analog Usage Rising But Barriers Growing

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The good news for HD analog is that its usage is rising, fairly significantly since our 2015 HD analog usage statistics. The bad news for HD analog is that integrators rejecting it is also rising, even more significantly compared to 2015. The re...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

How Axis Can Beat Hikvision

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Hikvision has rocked the industry globally, bullying former video surveillance revenue leader Axis even in the Western world. What can Axis do? 200 integrators responded to IPVM's survey on Axis and Hikvision, examining patterns of strengths and...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

DeskCamera ONVIF Screen Capture

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Recording PC screens have historically been an expensive proposition, requiring dedicated hardware or specialized, proprietary software. However, some developers are attempting to change this, with applications which stream PC desktops via ONVIF. ...

By John Scanlan - about 2 months ago

Surveillance Cameras 2017 Review

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This report concisely explains the developments and most common options for surveillance cameras offered in 2017, including resolution, H.265, HD analog, image quality, video analytics and cost. Compared to surveillance camera developments in 201...

By John Honovich - about 2 months ago

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