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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...

By Derek Ward - over 1 year 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...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year 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...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year 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...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year 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...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year 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,...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year 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...

By John Honovich - almost 2 years 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,...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years ago

Mobile Access Control Shootout - Farpointe, HID, Openpath, Nortek, Proxy

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One of the biggest rising trends in access control is using phones as credentials but which offering is best? IPVM has tested five of the leading platforms here: HID Mobile Tested Farpointe Data Conekt Mobile Tested Openpath Access Control...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years 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...

By Sean Patton - almost 2 years 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...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 2 years 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...

By IPVM Team - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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...

By Sean Patton - about 2 years ago

Casino Security Consultant Carl Lindgren Interview

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For more than 20 years, Carl Lindgren 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 and, now as a consultant,...

By IPVM - about 2 years 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...

By Dan Gelinas - about 2 years 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 - about 2 years 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...

By Dan Gelinas - over 2 years ago

Ubiquiti Favorability Results 2019

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Ubiquiti has quietly grown into a $1+ billion annual revenue company, with offerings across wireless, wireline network and video surveillance (see our profile). While the company does little to no marketing, in IPVM's integrator study, they...

By IPVM Team - over 2 years ago

Designing Access Control Guide

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Designing an access control solution requires decisions on 8 fundamental questions. This in-depth guide helps you understand the options and tradeoffs involved in designing an excellent access control solution. The eight fundamental questions...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

Access Control Cabling Tutorial

Access Control is only as reliable as its cables. While this aspect lacks the sexiness of other components, it remains a vital part of every system. In this note, we look at the types of cables used by these systems, including 22/4, 18/6, 22/2,...

By Brian Rhodes - over 2 years ago

European Startup Ajax Profile - They "Stand Against Evil"

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European intrusion detection startup Ajax Systems proclaims: How are they standing against evil? And what are the differentiators and potential roadblocks for this self-described "disruptive" company? Based on our interview with the company,...

By Dan Gelinas - over 2 years ago

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