Vms (805)

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Camera Multi-Streaming Usage

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IP cameras typically support multiple streams, allowing a single camera to transmit multiple streams at different resolutions, frame rates and even codecs. The most common use case for multi-streaming is for display purposes. For example, a clien...

By IPVM Team - 3 days ago

Law Breaking Longse Enters USA

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Longse has established itself as world class, at least in spamming the industry, ripping off Milestone and Video Insight as well as Hikvision. But they have always done so safely hidden away in China. Now, they have entered the USA:   In thi...

By Brian Karas - 3 days ago

Panasonic Unified Surveillance Strategy Analyzed

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Panasonic is now a "Unified Surveillance" offering, as their ASIS 2017 booth proclaimed: Looking to make a comeback in the security industry, Panasonic is positioning themselves as a "technology solutions provider". IPVM spoke to Panasonic exe...

By Brian Karas - 8 days ago

Hikvision NVR 4.0 Improvements Tested

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Hikvision has released firmware version 4.0 for select NVRs, touting two years of research and development, and claiming "the new generation GUI will allow operators to do a lot more, much more intuitively." We installed this firmware on a DS-760...

By Ethan Ace - 11 days ago

Hikvision 4K IR PTZ Tested (DS-2DF8836IV-AELW)

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The IR PTZ trend continues, now with 4K resolution, with Hikvision releasing its DS-2DF8836IVAEL-W camera, a 4K 1/1.9" PTZ model specifying 200m IR range and 36x zoom. We bought and tested this model to see how it performs in day and night scenes...

By Ethan Ace - 15 days ago

Milestone XProtect Essential+ Free VMS Tested

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Milestone continues to expand its aggressive free and low-cost offerings, with this year, Milestone releasing XProtect Essential+, part of their new "plus" lineup based on the same code as the high-end XProtect Corporate VMS, including features no...

By Ethan Ace - 16 days ago

ZoneMinder Open Source Profile

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The first, oldest and probably the best known open source VMS is ZoneMinder. But where has it gone and is it still relevant today in a world of $200 NVRs and various free VMS options? IPVM spoke with ZoneMinder's lead developer, Isaac Connor, ab...

By Brian Karas - 19 days ago

Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing 2017

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3 years ago, IPVM statistics accurately and early identified the rise of Hikvision usage across Western markets (see Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing Ground 2014).  Again, in 2015, IPVM statistics showed the continued strong expansion of Hikvi...

By Brian Karas - 22 days ago

Avigilon Access Control 2017 Examined

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For more than 4 years, Avigilon has been in the access control business, since their May 2013 acquisition of RedCloud. Since then, Avigilon has shifted from leading with super megapixel (i.e., 'The Best Evidence' tagline) to being a mega-scale pa...

By Brian Rhodes - 24 days ago

Hikvision Upgrade Breaks ONVIF VMS Integration

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Hikvision IP cameras using ONVIF for VMS integration will break when upgrading to Hikvision new 5.5 firmware, IPVM testing has verified. This continues a series of quiet changes Hikvision has made to fix security problems that are simultaneously ...

By Ethan Ace - 25 days ago

ONVIF Wire Free Camera Tested (Netgear FlexPower)

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Totally wire-free cameras are a hot growth market. But they have had one major problem: Proprietary. IPVM has tested Netgear's Arlo and Arlo Go, Blink/Blink XT, and EZVIZ's Mini Trooper, none of which work with VMS systems. There is clearly a n...

By John Scanlan - 25 days ago

Smart Codec Usage Surges - 2017 Statistics

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Smart codec usage has surged in 2017, new IPVM statistics show. Smart codecs are less than three years old, starting in 2015 with Axis. Now, smart codecs are widely offered by various manufacturers, for both H.264 and H.265, delivering 30 - 90% r...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Failed Arecont China Acquisition

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Arecont cameras are not the only things that fail. Arecont spent months trying to be acquired by a Chinese manufacturer, only for the deal to fail, imploding into a legal battle. In this note, we examine what happened, share the legal filing, an...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Verkada, Silicon Valley VSaaS Startup, Targets Enterprise

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Verkada says they are building an enterprise-class VSaaS offering, calling it "The new platform for video security". This is a departure from the consumer/SMB focus of many recent startups and companies like Nest, Canary, Ring, etc. Enterprise cu...

By Brian Karas - about 1 month ago

Axis 'Sold Out' P3707-PVE Multi-Imager Tested

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Axis faced significant product shortages over the summer. Perhaps the most notorious and significantly sold out model was the Axis P3707-PE 8MP multi-imager, with stories from integrators circulating of various large orders of this model blocking...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

Top Problems Searching Surveillance Video (Statistics)

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When crimes, accidents or incidents happen, the video surveillance system is a key component in finding out and proving what actually happened. Searching that video and finding the relevant footage is key. But what problems are most common and s...

By IPVM Team - about 1 month ago

Exacq M Series Low Cost NVR Tested

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With recent cyber security issues hitting NVRs and cameras from low cost leaders Dahua and Hikvision, users are increasingly seeking alternatives to this low priced gear. Exacq's M series NVRs aim to challenge low cost models from Dahua and Hikvi...

By Ethan Ace - about 1 month ago

Hanwha 20MP Multi-Imager Tested (PNM-9081VQ)

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Hanwhwa has introduced the latest in their multi-imager camera line, the PNM-9081VQ, a Wisenet 5 20MP model with four repositionable 5MP camera heads.   We bought and tested this camera to see how it performs, examining: Physical construction...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 months ago

Exporting Video Surveillance Tutorial

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Exporting video surveillance is important when incidents or crimes occur. However, there are multiple ways to export video which have their pros and cons. In this note, we examine those ways and share feedback from integrators on their preference...

By Ethan Ace - about 2 months ago

ASIS Show 2017 Final Report

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ASIS is in Dallas for 2017 and this is our final show report (compare to our 2016 ASIS show report). When walking in, one is greeted with Dahua's advertising: Fitting, given the big news of the week is Dahua (and their OEMs) recorders hit with...

By IPVM Team - about 2 months ago

Hanwha Launches Wave VMS

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Hanwha Techwin has been teasing the launch of a new VMS: But what is it? Did they develop their own or? And how will this impact their competitive positioning, given that Hanwha is historically been an 'independent' camera company with minimal ...

By Brian Karas - about 2 months ago

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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months 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 - 2 months ago

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