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Budget Covert Cameras Tested

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Covert cameras under $100 are widely available online but are they any good? To see how these models really work in the real world, we bought and tested some of the most commonly bought hidden cameras on Amazon, including: WiFi photo frame ...

By Derek Ward - 2 months ago

Glass Doors and Access Control Tutorial

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One of the biggest access challenges are locking and securing glass doors. Unlike wood or steel doors that can be modified to work with electrified locking hardware, glass doors present great challenges. In this tutorial, we examine: Why Gl...

By Brian Rhodes - 2 months ago

Wireless / WiFi Access Lock Guide

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For some access openings, running wires can add thousands in cost, and wireless alternatives that avoid it becomes appealing. But using wireless and WiFi locks can have drawbacks over hardwired alternatives. In this guide, we examine key aspec...

By Brian Rhodes - 3 months ago

100+ Companies Profile Directory

While IPVM covers the largest companies in the industry regularly (like Axis, Dahua, Hikvision, etc.), IPVM strives to do a profile post on each manufacturer to provide fundamental information and analysis. We have 100+ so far, shown below. Her...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

IPVM Camera Calculator User Manual / Guide

Learn how to use the IPVM Camera Calculator (updated for Version 3.1). The guide below includes instructions, images, gifs, and videos demonstrating and explaining the Calculator's features. It will be updated periodically and you can ask question...

By IPVM Team - 3 months ago

Last Chance - Register Now - October 2019 IP Networking Course

Last Chance - Register Now - Fall 2019 IP Networking Course. The course starts next week. This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals. Lots of network training exists but none of it really expl...

By John Scanlan - 4 months ago

'Bunker Busting' Wireless Access Startup: Sure-Fi Profile

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An access startup is claiming its 'bunker busting' wireless Wiegand radios can punch through 'any obstruction'. We examine their offering, including: Sure-Fi's company background 'Bunker busting' 900 MHz wireless claims Device pricing comp...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Access Control Mustering Guide

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In emergencies, determining where employees are located can be critical for knowing whether they are in danger. Access systems can be used for reporting employee locations, also called 'mustering'. In this guide, we examine the strengths, weakn...

By Brian Rhodes - 4 months ago

Directory of 70 Video Surveillance Startups

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This directory provides a list of video surveillance startups to help you see and research what companies are new or not yet broadly known. 2019 State of Video Surveillance Startups In the past year, the number and funding of video surveillanc...

By IPVM Team - 4 months ago

JCI Sues Wyze

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The mega manufacturer / integrator JCI has sued the fast-growing $20 camera Seattle startup Wyze. Inside this note: Share the court complaint Examine JCI's claims Explain why JCI is suing a startup Examine the risk for Wyze For backgro...

By John Honovich - 5 months ago

ProdataKey (PDK) Access Company Profile

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Utah based ProdataKey touts low cost cloud access, wireless controllers, and no dealer required national distribution availability. But how does it compare to other access platforms? Inside we examine PDK for best customer fit, key features, pri...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Siklu $400 Compact 60GHz Radio

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Siklu first entered the video surveillance market with a $6,000 per link solution, is now aiming down market with their newest 60GHz wireless radios, adding a lower cost, smaller radio to the MultiHaul product family. In this report, based on d...

By Sean Patton - 6 months ago

Genetec Synergis Cloud Link - Complex, Costly and Confusing

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Genetec's Synergis Cloud Link is complex, costly and confusing compared to competitor access control architectures. Inside this note, we examine Genetec's rationale for the appliance, the problems with it, how it compares to rival access contro...

By Brian Rhodes - 7 months ago

Favorite Wireless Manufacturers 2019

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Many wireless options exist for video surveillance but how are integrator's overall favorites? 170 integrators answered the question: What is your favorite wireless manufacturer for video surveillance applications? Why? This is the succes...

By IPVM Team - 8 months ago

Directory of 30+ VSaaS / Cloud Video Surveillance Providers

This directory provides a list of VSaaS / cloud video surveillance providers to help you see and research what options are available. 2019 State of VSaaS Market While overwhelmingly video surveillance is recorded on-premise, cloud recording is...

By IPVM Team - 8 months ago

Access Control Job Walk Guide

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Significant money can be saved and problems avoided with an access control job walk if you know what to look for and what to ask. By inviting interested parties onsite for pre-bid job walks, many of the site conditions inadequately described in...

By Brian Rhodes - 8 months ago

Mining Company Security Manager Interview

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First Quantum Minerals Limited (FQML) is a global enterprise with offices on 4 continents and operations in 7 countries with exploratory operations in "several other countries." At any given site, their security measures are protecting billions o...

By Dan Gelinas - 9 months ago

UK Installer CCTV Aware - Flat Pricing, No Salespeople

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This is a different kind of company. They do flat pricing, they do not have any salespeople and 50% of their sales are sold and booked online. How does CCTV Aware do it? In this profile, based on our research and interview with the company's ...

By Dan Gelinas - 10 months ago

Cambium Wireless Video Surveillance Profile

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Cambium Networks, spun out of Motorola Solutions in 2011, says "outdoor durable radios are in their DNA" and they are targeting video surveillance integrator favorite Ubiquiti. In this report, based on discussions with the company, we examine Cam...

By Sean Patton - 10 months ago

Casino Security Consultant Carl Lindgren Interview

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For more than 20 years, Carl Lindgren [link no longer available] worked as a casino surveillance pro, while being active (and sometimes outspoken) on various online video surveillance groups What best practices has he picked up over the years a...

By Dan Gelinas - 10 months ago

Large Hospital Security End User Interview

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This large single-state healthcare system consists of many hospitals, and hundreds of health parks, private practices, urgent care facilities, and medical offices. IPVM conducted an end user interview with the company and asked about operations...

By Dan Gelinas - 10 months ago

Large US University End-User Video Surveillance Interview

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Schools have become targets in modern days of active shooters and terrorist fears. The need for video and access security is high. Universities also present increased challenges—students live both on and off campus, people take night classes that ...

By Dan Gelinas - 11 months ago

Church Technology Director Security Interview

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With 40+ years of experience in IT from a wide array of verticals, including US and foreign military, and large corporate and industrial settings, retired IT professional Richard Buckmaster [link no longer available] now applies his years of exper...

By Dan Gelinas - 11 months ago

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