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'Best In Show' Fails

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ISC West's "Best In Show" has failed. For more than a decade, it has become increasingly irrelevant as the selections exhibit a cartoon level understanding of technology and the market. The 2018 winner is a case in point, as it is the same appr...

By John Honovich - 4 days ago

Worst Access Control 2018

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Three access control providers stood out as providing the most problems for integrators. In this report, we analyze the answers to: "In the past year, what is the worst access control management software/system you have dealt with? Why?" ...

By Brian Rhodes - 5 days ago

Axis VMD4 Analytics Tested

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Axis is now on its 4th generation of video motion detection (VMD), which Axis calls "a free video analytics application." In this generation, Axis emphasizes: reduce false alarms by analyzing and disregarding normal background motion. Axis Fals...

By IPVM Team - 6 days ago

Best and Worst ISC West 2018

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ISC West 2018 had strong attendance, modest overall new products, and a surge in Artificial Intelligence marketing. First, here are 20+ manufacturer booth videos, to give you a feel for the show's displays: Inside this report, we examine the b...

By IPVM Team - 7 days ago

Eocortex / Macroscop VMS Company Profile

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Eocortex is the international brand of Russian VMS manufacturer Macroscop. Macroscop was founded in 2008, and the Eocortex name created in 2013. We spoke to them about their open-platform VMS which focuses on their in-house developed video analyti...

By Sean Patton - 14 days ago

Hanwha Mega ISC West Product Releases

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While overall new product releases have been slowing over the past few years, Hanwha is releasing a slew of 6 new offerings for ISC West, including: HD analog encoders New multi-imagers Thermal cameras Mobile cameras and recorders A decod...

By IPVM Team - 18 days ago

Hikvision LPR Camera Tested

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Hikvision has expanded into the LPR market, claiming up to 99% capture rates, 95% recognition rates at speeds up to 75mph  / 120kmh. We bought and tested the Hikvision DS-2CD4A26FWD-IZHS8/P to see how it performs in real-world scenes and how accu...

By IPVM Team - 28 days ago

Network Racks For Surveillance Guide

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In this guide, we look at network rack infrastructure, one of the fundamentals of IP video surveillance. Inside, we cover: What is a rack unit (RU)? Square vs. threaded mounting holes Open frame Closed cabinets Wall mount vs. floor mount ...

By Sean Patton - about 1 month ago

Network Addressing for Video Surveillance Guide

The goal of this guide is to explain addressing devices on IP networks, focusing on how IP cameras and recorders are used in those networks. For even more IP networking basics, see our IP Video 101 Training. Inside, we cover the following topics ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Panasonic Selling Off Security Camera Factory

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Panasonic is OEMing cameras from Dahua, as IPVM testing confirmed in 2017. Now, Panasonic is selling their security camera factory, according to Nikkei. In this note, we examine the move, and the problems Panasonic has had in the security indu...

By John Honovich - about 1 month ago

Favorite Camera Manufacturers 2018

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A number of major moves in integrator's favorite camera rankings for 2018: Two manufacturers make major moves up One major manufacturer moves down Two of the three mega Chinese manufacturers did not make the favorites This is the companion...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

ADI W-Box Dropping Hikvision (Tested)

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The next generation of ADI's W-Box (ADI's competition against their manufacturing partners) is here. And unlike the previous generation, which was OEMed from Hikvision, ADI's new generation has dropped the mega-manufacturer. But who is ADI's new ...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 2 months ago

ONVIF Usage Statistics 2018

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ONVIF has long 'won' the standards battle for video surveillance. But has the now 10-year-old ONVIF 'won' vs direct integrations? Undoubtedly, ONVIF has very wide support, with 9,496 (and counting) conformant products. However, most VMS and recor...

By Sean Patton - about 2 months ago

Dynamic vs. Static IP Addresses Tutorial

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While many cameras default to DHCP out of the box, that does not mean you should use it. This may seem basic for some, but those new to the industry may not know there are other options. In this note, we review: Dynamic addressing Static addre...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Video Privacy Mask Tutorial

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Privacy has historically been hotly debated in the surveillance industry, especially in public surveillance systems where cameras may be located in residential areas. This is becoming even a greater concern as the EU implements the General Data Pr...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 months ago

Directory of 50+ LPR / ANPR Providers

License Plate Recognition / Automatic Number Plate Recognition are a type of video analytics software that can identify and match license / number plates, without needing a human operator to read or lookup the plate. There are a number of provide...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Bosch Merges Video, Intrusion and Access Businesses

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Bosch is merging their "video systems, intrusion detection, as well as its access control and management software business units to form a single business unit, known as Security". This was announced as a detail of a recent renaming of "Bosch Se...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Why 3VR Failed

3VR destroyed transformed ~$65 million in VC funding into a $6.9 million exit. The reason they failed is simple. They bet on analytics. They lost. The reason they bet on analytics is simple too. It is the same reason that Object Video bet on it ...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

Hanwha Wisenet X 5MP Camera Tested (XNV-8080R)

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Wisenet X is Hanwha's high-end camera line. We tested their Wisenet X 1080p camera last year. Now Hanwha is offering 5MP cameras listing super low light and true WDR. We bought and tested the 5MP XNV-8080R IR dome against the 1080p XNV-6080R to f...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Favorite NVR / VMS Manufacturers 2018

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There is a new integrator favorite VMS. In 2016, 2 VMSes were effectively tied for top choice. One of those VMSes favorability was stable while the other was trending down. Now, in 2018, significant separation has emerged. From 200+ integrator...

By IPVM Team - 2 months ago

Dahua 5MP Starlight Camera Tested (N52BM3Z)

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Is 5MP the new 1080p? According to our recent statistics, average resolution continues to trend upwards. And now, manufacturers releasing new generation 5MP cameras featuring super low light capabilities previously found in 1080p models. In our f...

By John Scanlan - 3 months ago

Shinobi: Moe Is Building His Own VMS

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Building a new VMS may seem to be a thing of a bygone era. But one developer, Moinul "Moe" Alam, is doing just that and he has made his VMS, Shinobi, open source, as he explains in his video: Can it work? Is he too late? We spoke with Moe and ...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Worst NVR / VMS Manufacturers 2018

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These are the manufacturers who integrators reported the most significant problems with. 220+ integrators answered: In the past year, what VMS / NVR system have you had the worst experience with? What happened? A notable shift occurred be...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

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