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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

Lenel Access Control Company Profile

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In our 10th access company profile, we examine Lenel OnGuard access control platform: Comparing Lenel to their competition Examining their management and client software Reviewing their product and support costs Covering their hardware and w...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Netgear Arlo Totally Wireless Camera Tested

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Wireless cameras almost always still need a wire for power. Given that, many argue to just used wired cameras anyway. Recently, IPVM bought and tested Blink, a new entrant offering a totally wireless camera system. Now, we bought and tested Netg...

By John Scanlan - over 4 years ago

Blink Totally Wireless Camera Tested

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Wireless cameras almost always still need a wire for power. Given that, many argue to just used wired cameras anyway. Now, startup Blink has released a battery powered wireless camera that needs no wires. Plus, the camera / kit sells for just ~$1...

By Ethan Ace - over 4 years ago

Brivo Access Control Company Profile

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This is our 9th in a series of access control company profiles. In this entry, we cover Brivo. Profile Brivo is a US based access company offering hosted systems, where users subscribe to a monthly cloud service to manage their systems rather th...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Honeywell Pro-Watch Access Control Profile

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Inside we examine Honeywell Pro-Watch [link no longer available] access control line: Comparing Honeywell to their competition Examining their management and client software Reviewing their product and support costs Examining their dealer re...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

First Integrator Face Off Results

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The results are in, and they are interesting indeed. Five integrators pitched us their designs in our First Integrator Face Off, aiming to solve this problem: "A large farmer's market has been experiencing vandalism and theft in their parking lo...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

RS2 Access Control Company Profile

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Inside we examine RS2 Technologies Access It! line for best customer fit, key features, pricing, and main weaknesses. Profile RS2 is a US access company offering a range of platforms from small systems to enterprise platforms. Regardless of vers...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Keyscan Access Control Company Profile

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Access company Keyscan is part of one of the biggest access companies in the world, and they sell a 'one size fits all' access platform.  We examine Keyscan's overall strengths, ideal customer market, pricing, and biggest gaps in this note. Prof...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Scout DIY Home Security Tested

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This hipster startup claimed it would crush cavemen alarm companies, with a DIY disruptive offering. Now in production, we bought a Scout Alarm system to see just how well it delivered. The DIY alarm market has been getting a lot of attention,...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Paxton Access Control Company Profile

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This note profiles access company Paxton, our 3rd installment in an ongoing series, following our profiles of Tyco Kantech and DSX. Inside we examine Paxton's overall strengths, ideal customer market, pricing, and biggest gaps. Profile Paxton i...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

ADI Scare Tactics Against DIY Security

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ADI wants you to buy alarm system parts from them, not those kits on the Internet. Leveraging scare tactics, they have made an unsurprisingly weak case against DIY. In this note, we break it down, look at the real tradeoffs and better counterargu...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

Smart Integrators Should Lead With Access Control

3 years ago, we asked "Should Smart Integrators Lead with Access Control?" pointing out some of the relative strengths of access control and emerging challenges of the video surveillance business. Now, we more firmly make the case that smart inte...

By Brian Rhodes - over 4 years ago

The Next Failure in Wireless Video Surveillance: $18 Million Funding

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Wireless video surveillance is one of the most difficult niches in the industry. Tens of millions have been wasted trying to build a wireless video surveillance winner. The most famous, of course, was Firetide, who failed, despite more than $50 m...

By John Honovich - almost 5 years ago

The $100 Intrusion System Korner Tested

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Multi-year contracts at $30 per month are the norm. Now a startup is offering an intrusion system for $59 up front and just ~$3 monthly. The company, Korner, has billed itself as the "Home Security Anyone Can Use and Everyone Can Afford" and rai...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 5 years ago

First Integrator Face Off Opened

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IPVM is starting a new series. A scenario will be presented and selected integrators can respond with their proposals / designs. Then those responses will be shared with the IPVM community, letting other members vote on what they like best and pr...

By Ethan Ace - almost 5 years ago

Ubiquiti Micro HD Camera Tested

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With nearly $600 million in revenue, Ubiquiti has become a major force in wireless networking and a very common one for wireless video surveillance deployments. Back in 2011, Ubiquiti came out with the industry's first $100 HD IP camera line, whi...

By Derek Ward - almost 5 years ago

Airport Video Surveillance Guide

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This 20-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the Airport Surveillance market. A global group of 40 integrators and consultants with airport project experience responded, each offering insights in selling, implementin...

By Brian Rhodes - about 5 years ago

Samsung Outdoor SmartCam Tested

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The #1 missing feature for Google / Nest / Dropcam has been no outdoor model, inspiring a slew of DIY and unauthorized commercial add-on housings. Seeing this gap, Samsung is aiming to win some of these users over with a new outdoor model of thei...

By Derek Ward - about 5 years ago

City Video Surveillance Guide

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This 31-page guide explains the key uses, design factors, and players in the City Surveillance market. A global group of 60 integrators responded, each offering insights in selling, implementing, and maintaining metropolitan video surveillance ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 5 years ago

Megapixel Solar Wireless (Micropower) Examined

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A fully wireless professional surveillance offering, no networking cables, no power lines. That has been the goal of Micropower for 5 years. However, low resolution and framerate have limited its appeal. Now, they have improved resolution, frame...

By Ethan Ace - about 5 years ago

Siklu Wireless Video Surveillance Examined

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Wireless video surveillance has not been an easy market over the past few years. Ubiquiti drained money out of the market by making $200 wireless links a reality. And former 'leaders' like Firetide, have sold out. However, one established wireles...

By Ethan Ace - about 5 years ago

What 51 Members Want Us To Test

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Over 50 members submitted their requests for products / technologies for us to test. We are looking to build on our industry leading 300+ tests based on your input. We share all of them below including our feedback.

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

How to Hack an ADT Alarm System

This report explains the key steps in hacking an alarm system, like ADT, as was presented in a Defcon 22 presentation. The risk of such a hack has become major news as a class action lawsuit was filed against ADT recently, claiming that ADT could...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

New Long Range Wireless Access Solution (Allegion)

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Delivering access control to parking lot gates or elevators usually means spending tens of thousands on special cables or trenching. However, Allegion is claiming it's new kit can do everything for a fraction of the historical price. In this note...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

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