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Axis Camera Vulnerabilities From Google Researcher Analyzed

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A Google security researcher has reported 6 vulnerabilities for Axis cameras, affecting multiple models and firmware versions. In this report, we examine these vulnerabilities, potential for exploit, and the practical risk of them.

By Brian Karas - 2 days ago

OpenEye Takes Aim At Exacq

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First Milestone targeted Exacq with a takeover offer, and now OpenEye is gunning for them with an offer to swap out Exacq for their cloud-managed VMS. They are offering a 'conversion program', where Exacq users can trade in recorders or software l...

By Brian Karas - 2 days ago

VMS Update Automation Compared

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Updating VMS software can be a tedious and time consuming processing, which historically has required users to access each machine, download update files (typically large), and apply them to individual servers. However, some VMS/NVR developers ha...

By Ethan Ace - 5 days ago

Uniview NVR Tested

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Uniview, China's self proclaimed #3 video surveillance manufacturer behind Hikvision and Dahua, is ramping up its international sales efforts. In this report, we test Uniview's NVR and, in particular, its extended PoE claim to double or triple ra...

By Ethan Ace - 23 days ago

Bosch Favorability Results

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Bosch is one of the most well known brands in the industry and they have combined recently with Sony in video surveillance. But how has Bosch stood up against the rising wave of Chinese entrants? In this last entry of our 20 manufacturer favorab...

By Brian Karas - 26 days ago

Avigilon Favorability Results

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One of the fastest growing companies has turned into one of the rockiest, as cooling growth, management turnover and a roller coaster stock price shakes Avigilon. So how do integrators feel about Avigilon? 100+ integrators told IPVM in detail, re...

By John Honovich - 26 days ago

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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 1 month 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 - about 2 months 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 - about 2 months 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 - about 2 months 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 - about 2 months 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 - about 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months ago

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