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2Gig Intrusion Megatest (GC2 & GC3 Panels Tested)

2Gig is one of the most widely used intrusion systems, with two product lines that are the main offering of many alarm companies, huge national installers and small mom & pop shops alike. In this dual-test, IPVM bought both variants of this...

By Brian Rhodes - about 4 years ago

Alarm Panic Switches Tutorial

Panic switches allow silently triggering an alarm system when it is otherwise disarmed. In this tutorial we explain and contrast the 7 most common types, including: Covered Switch / Hold Up Emergency Button Latching Switch Wireless...

By Ari Erenthal - about 4 years ago

DMP Intrusion Tested (XR Series)

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DMP is a major provider of intrusion systems, but lacks the global brand recognition of some of its rivals (such as Bosch, Honeywell, DSC, or 2Gig). How does it compare to competitor systems that have been in widespread use for decades?   We...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Directory of Alarm Panel Manufacturers

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Alarm panels are the central controller of intrusion systems. The following is a list of manufacturers of alarm panels. This directory only covers commercial manufacturers and omits DIY systems. We also omitted fire-only panel...

By Ari Erenthal - over 4 years ago

Alarm Panels - Canned vs Integrated

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Alarm control panels generally come in one of two types: Integrated alarm controllers, with controls and the keypad in the same device Traditional 'canned' control panels The advantages of 'canned' control panels typically...

By Ari Erenthal - over 4 years ago

Tyco DSC PowerSeries Neo Intrusion Tested

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Tyco's intrusion system line, DSC, is one of the most widely installed brands. Their primary intrusion panel series, PowerSeries Neo, is relatively new to the market since release in 2014, but is already commonly used. But does this recent...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

V5 Rapid Deployment Cameras Profile

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Easy to deploy "wire free" cameras have been a goal of the security industry for some time. Manufacturers, such as Micropower, have tried, and ultimately failed, to deliver on this concept for several years. Now, startup V5 has raised $7M+ in...

By Brian Karas - over 4 years ago

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 4 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...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 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...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 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...

By Brian Karas - over 4 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...

By Ari Erenthal - over 4 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 4 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...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 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...

By IPVM Team - over 4 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...

By Brian Karas - over 4 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...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 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 4 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...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 5 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 5 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...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 5 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 - about 5 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...

By Brian Rhodes - about 5 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...

By John Scanlan - about 5 years ago

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