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2Gig Expands Into Commercial Intrusion With Vario

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2GIG, an alarm product manufacturer best known for their wireless products, has introduced a new line of wired panels aimed at the commercial market, the Vario. In this note, we look at this new panel offering, how it compares to past 2GIG panels,...

By Ari Erenthal - over 3 years ago

Honeywell Ademco Vista Intrusion System Tested

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One of the biggest brands in security holds one of the most common intrusion lines. We bought and tested a Honeywell Vista 15P intrusion panel [link no longer available] commonly used in both residential and small business markets. In the follo...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

10 Key Comparison Metrics For Intrusion Panels

In this note, IPVM reviews fundamental features and attributes for evaluating and comparing intrusion alarm panels.  These criteria are: Number of Hardwired Zones Number of Wireless Zones Number of Keypads Supported Multiple User Codes Suppo...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

Ubiquiti $99 Mesh Node Challenges Wireless Competitors

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Ubiqiuti has become a significant force in wireless video surveillance applications but they have never done mesh. Historically, mesh has been associated with larger scale systems and larger scale costs (thousands instead of the hundreds for Ubiq...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

Introduction To Burglar Alarm Systems

While alarm systems are popular, balancing between the right level of protection, the appropriate components and an acceptable price can be very challenging. This in-depth tutorial explains each fundamental element, offering guidance on the pros a...

By Ari Erenthal - over 3 years ago

No One Should Ever Use Simplisafe

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Simplisafe, the upstart DIY intrusion alarm system, is increasingly Public Enemy Number One in the alarm business. Recently, Security Sales ran an article from Jeff Zwirn ripping SimpliSafe apart and concluding that essentially no one should use ...

By Ari Erenthal - over 3 years ago

Secured Combo Controller - Hartmann Access Profile

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Typically, combo controllers are risky, because they combine sensitive door controllers with readers on the exposed unsecured side of the door. But Hartmann Controls has a different take. Their combo unit is a door controller combined with a moti...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

SMP Security Robot Profile

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A Russian manufacturer, SMP, has a commercially available outdoor security robot, at a lower price and with much less marketing than their main competitors. How well does it work? What does it offer? We visited Make Em Move Robotics [link no long...

By IPVM Team - over 3 years ago

60% Lower Bandwidth, 'Video Anywhere' - Digital Barriers TVI / EdgeVis

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Streaming video over low bandwidth, wireless connections often results in stalled video, broken up video or significant video delays. But Digital Barriers says their TVI CODEC (not to be confused with the HD Analog format), which is being re-bran...

By Brian Karas - over 3 years ago

Allegion NDE Wireless Lock Profile

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While wireless locks are one of the hottest areas of access control, two of its biggest challenges are high cost and limited integration with mainstream access control platforms. Allegion's newest wifi lock line, Schalge NDE has addressed those t...

By Brian Rhodes - over 3 years ago

Totally Wireless IP Camera (IPVideo Corp NomadHD)

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Wireless battery powered cameras have been a surveillance pipe dream for years, limited by camera power consumption, battery technology, and more. Now, IPVideo Corporation is looking to change this with the NomadHD [link no longer available], a "...

By Ethan Ace - over 3 years ago

Bosch Intrusion Detection Profile

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This is a first in a new IPVM series profiling intrusion detection / alarm offerings. In this series, starting with Bosch, we examine: Key Strengths Key Weaknesses Control Panel Offerings Central Station Compatibility Integration Options ...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Intrusion Sensor Selection guide

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When designing intrusion systems, a number of sensor types can be selected, including: Magnetic Acceleromteter Glass Break PE/PIR/Laser Motion Inductive Loop Pressure Pad While magnetic contacts may be most common, there are most likely...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Set-Top Box DIY Alarm System Sage

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A multi-billion dollar corporation has gotten into the DIY alarm system space. And they are dropping the wall-based panel that most every alarm provider uses.  Echostar / Hughes Sage uses a TV as the main control hub, eliminating dependency on...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 4 years ago

Portable Power for Video Surveillance 2016

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Sometimes you need power for your video surveillance equipment but do not have convenient access to mains electricity, such as: Demonstrating or trying out a camera in the field to see the quality and coverage area of the video Testing cameras...

By John Scanlan - almost 4 years ago

Access Control Specification Guide

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This 15 page report provides the most in-depth guidance on specifying Access Control systems you will find. Specifying Access Control correctly can be tricky, because every opening has quirks and are prone to outside factors that impact system pe...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

360° Motion Detection Camera Tested (Zmodo Pivot)

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The Zmodo Pivot trumpets "motion detection in 360 degrees", claiming to detect and capture intruders behind itself, a truly rare camera claim. Plus, they include other features atypical in home/DIY cameras like: Wireless sensor integration Bl...

By John Scanlan - about 4 years ago

Anti-Terrorism Video Surveillance Bad at Fighting Crime

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So much of city video surveillance has been deployed and funded with the intention of stopping, or at least mitigating, terrorist attacks. But these systems are often bad at fighting crime, completely removed from the most troubled areas of the c...

By Ethan Ace - about 4 years ago

Software House Access Control Company Profile

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In our 12th access company profile, we examine Software House's C-Cure access control platform: Comparing Software House to their competition Examining their management and client software Reviewing their product and support costs Covering t...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Micropower Fails

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Wireless video surveillance is a tough business. Micropower sought to deliver a wireless, turn-key, professional video solution. The most famous wireless failure is certainly Firetide, who after spending $50 million in VC funding, took a small bu...

By Brian Karas - about 4 years ago

AMAG Access Control Company Profile

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In our 12th access control company profile, we examine AMAG Symmetry access control platform: Comparing AMAG to their competition Examining their management and client software Reviewing their product and support costs Covering their hardwar...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Panasonic Body Camera Tested

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Bodyworn camera use continues to increase, with more police departments mandating it and the US pledging $75M for new cameras. In this report, we share test results of the Panasonic Arbitrator BWC [link no longer available], part of Panasonic's l...

By John Scanlan - about 4 years ago

Favorite Wireless Manufacturers 2016

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Following up on our 2014 survey for Integrator's Favorite Wireless Products, here are the new results. The top spot may not surprise you, but the changes among the other players have some interesting trends.

By Brian Karas - about 4 years ago

Genetec Access Control Company Profile

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Genetec is certainly best known for its VMS capabilities, but they have had their own access control management software for many years. Indeed, their main pitch is 'unification' of both VMS and ACS in a single software solution. In our 11th acce...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

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