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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 - about 19 hours ago

Genetec Launches Community Connect Examined

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Genetec has done best in large-scale, enterprise systems and relatively worse in smaller systems such as SMB. Now, Genetec is launching their Community Connect that claims to "facilitate public-private collaboration to improve urban safety": H...

By Brian Karas - 6 days ago

Geovision Doorstation Tested (CS1320)

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Geovision has released the GV-CS1320 door station, priced at a fraction of others, with additional bells and whistles like a built in card reader, face detection, and capacitive touch button, and more. We bought and tested the CS1320 against the ...

By John Scanlan - 8 days ago

Axis vs Sony Super Size Shootout (Q1659 vs SNC-VB770)

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Super low light, super sized sensor cameras are a growing trend. In the past year, 2 of the most notable entrants for these IP cameras have been Axis and Sony. IPVM has individually tested the Axis Q1659 and tested the Sony SNC-VB770. Now, we ar...

By Ethan Ace - 9 days ago

DoorBird D101 Tested Vs Ring and Axis

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Video doorbells are a big growth market, with Ring, in particular gaining a lot of attention on the consumer side and Axis making a push on the commercial side. See IPVM's Ring Pro Test and IPVM's Axis Door Station Test. DoorBird is emerging as a...

By IPVM Team - 19 days ago

Favorite SMB Recorder Manufacturers 2017

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Low cost cameras have been a major force in the small to medium business (SMB) market (as our 2015 SMB favorites and 2017 SMB camera favorites) have shown. But, our 2015 SMB recorder favorites showed strong results for more expensive, Western rec...

By IPVM Team - 23 days ago

Hikvision VMS Password Recovery Vulnerability

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Hikvision iVMS-4200 suffers from a vulnerability that allows anyone local, without authentication, to generate a code that Hikvision will respond by emailing the admin password in plain text. This is different than the Hikvision recorder cracked ...

By Brian Karas - 23 days ago

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 - 29 days ago

Dahua 4K IR PTZ Tested

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4K has made its way to IR PTZs. In this report, we examine the Dahua 6AE830VNI, a 4K PTZ with 30x optical zoom, 200m (~650') integrated IR, and 1/1.7" 4K sensor, to see how it performed in daytime and night time scenes. Note that this report is...

By Ethan Ace - 30 days ago

Stolen Video NVR / DVR Statistics

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"But what happens if someone steals my recorder?" Anyone who has done more than a handful of jobs has probably heard this question several times. Though customers often fear a stolen recorder, statistics show it is not a significant problem. 150...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month ago

Briefcam New Outsider CEO Promises Exponential Growth

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Briefcam is now nearly a decade old, having raised over $20 million, to improve investigations and review of video. The company has remained a niche player. Now, the company has a new CEO, Trevor Matz, from outside the security industry, who ha...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Canon Sues Avigilon

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Canon, owner of Axis and Milestone, has sued Avigilon for patent infringement in US court. This is a highly atypical move for Canon, pitting 3 of the largest players in the industry against Avigilon.  In this note, we examine: What Canon is S...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Sports Stadium Security Design Recommendations

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Sports stadiums pose many challenges for designing security systems. The facilities vary from being mostly vacant, to packed with tens of thousands of fans, with many security staff part-time, not always familiar with the venue or its security arc...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

Genetec Mission Control Tested

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Genetec continues to move up market with their Mission Control, "Decision Support System", bringing PSIM-like procedures and incident management to their 'unified platform' / VMS Security Center. We tested Mission Control to see how it worked, wh...

By Ethan Ace - 2 months ago

OnSSI Gets $16 Million Funding

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OnSSI has had a rollercoaster past few years. Between acquiring VMS company Seetec, breaking up with former OEM partner Milestone and a rocky migration between the two, OnSSI has had its challenges. Now, OnSSI has secured $16 million in funding. ...

By John Honovich - 2 months ago

ONVIF Widely Used Toolkit gSOAP Vulnerability Discovered

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A vulnerability has been discovered in a toolkit that video surveillance manufacturers widely use for implementing ONVIF. In this report, we examine what this vulnerability is, how it works, who is impacted, and what to do.

By Brian Karas - 2 months ago

H.265 / HEVC Codec Tutorial 2017

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For years, video surveillance professionals have talked about the potential for H.265. Now, in 2017, H.265 is starting to gain mainstream adoption, with many manufacturers shipping cameras and some VMSes adding support. However, there are many is...

By John Honovich - 3 months ago

Hikvision H.265+ Tested

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Hikvision, which in the past few years released H.264+ (see test results) has now released H.265+, that claims even greater bandwidth savings. We bought and tested two models from this new series, the 2MP DS-2CD2025FWD-I and the 8MP DS-2CD2385FWD...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Milestone / Canon Launch Cloud Startup Arcus Global

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Milestone has spun off a business, Arcus Global, funded by their parent company Canon. The new company aims to transform the VSaaS market with an enterprise-class offering. IPVM spoke with Milestone about the new business. Inside this report, we ...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

VMS UI - Light vs Dark Preferences

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Several VMS manufacturers have the ability to choose a user interface with either a light or dark color theme. 150+ integrators told us which they preferred, and why.  Inside, we examine the reasons integrators choose light or dark user interfa...

By Ari Erenthal - 3 months ago

Axis 20MP Q1659 Camera Tested

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Axis has joined the super high resolution camera trend with their Q1659, a 20MP model equipped with Canon's APS-C sensor. We tested the Q1659 against Axis' current super low light and integrated IR models: We tested: Daytime image quality ...

By Ethan Ace - 3 months ago

Milestone New "+" Claims To "Conquer The Mid-Market"

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Milestone has declared they are going to "Conquer The Mid-Market" with new "+" releases. Will they? In this report, we examine Milestone's "+" additions to their XProtect lineup, pricing changes, examines the upgrade process and logistical eleme...

By Brian Karas - 3 months ago

Manufacturer Revenue Directory

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This report contains data on the revenue of 32 security manufacturers, trend analysis of whether they are gaining or losing ground and commentary on each included.  The following chart previews the data in this report: Revenue data can be used...

By Brian Karas - 4 months ago

Most Disrespected Manufacturer Competitors

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Manufacturers told IPVM what competitor they most disrespected. There was one overwhelming selection that manufacturers felt was harming the industry. Inside this post, we share the results of the survey and detailed color commentary. (Contras...

By John Honovich - 4 months ago

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