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Security Sales Forecast 2015

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The biggest surveillance manufacturer marketing push in 2014 was 4K. And the pundits continue to say how the cloud will be the next big thing. But these two were easily beat out by three less hyped but more valuable offerings.

By John Honovich - over 5 years ago

Fluidmesh Ponte Claims 'Wireless Links In No Time"

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"Wireless links in no time" claims Fluidmesh with their new FM Ponte point-to-point, with pre-configuration and technical support their big differentiators. But are these claims enough to divert integrators from favorite lines such as low cost lea...

By Ethan Ace - over 5 years ago

ADT Sued, Claimed 'Easily Hacked'

A lawsuit has been filed against ADT. The class action complaint claims ADT's wireless systems are 'easily hacked', that ADT knows this and yet engages in 'deceptive and misleading marketing statements.' In this note, we examine the details and ...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Allegion Releases Engage, Assa Aperio Competitor

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Wireless locks are one of the fastest growing segments of access control. The biggest player in this market today is Assa Abbloy with their Aperio platform. Now, one of Assa's top competitors, Allegion (the Ingersoll Rand Spin Off), is releasing...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

Wireless Access Control Panels

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One company claims they can connect access control panels wirelessly with ranges up to a mile, saving big bucks and thousands of feet of cable tying together door controllers with the main panel. In this note, we examine Prodata Key, looking at t...

By Brian Rhodes - over 5 years ago

ASIS 2014 Show Floor Review

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What Happened to the New Products? Nothing major at all. Disappointing. Lots of new recorder boxes, for some reason. Axis is now in the box business (OEMing Dell), joining Milestone's DVR. Also, Avigilon looks to be OEMing Dynacolor/Razberi. We...

By IPVM Team - almost 6 years ago

New Product: Software House Mega Controller

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Software House's new controller, iStar Ultra, doubles the number of doors typically supported, from the commonplace 16 to a rare 32. In this note, we examine the design of the offering, its upside, limitations, pricing and positioning.

By Brian Rhodes - almost 6 years ago

Startup: Blink Sells A Million of New Security Camera Tech

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A semiconductor company has launched its own security camera offering, selling over $1 million from a crowdfunding campaign that it bills as "the first ultra-affordable, totally wire-free smart HD home monitoring and alert system." Despite the hy...

By John Honovich - almost 6 years ago

Elevator Surveillance Guide

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Installing surveillance in an elevator can be challenging. Small but wide areas, vandal resistance, and transmission methods all present challenges not found in other areas cameras are installed. In this note, we look at: Form factor: Box vs. d...

By Ethan Ace - almost 6 years ago

Wireless Access Lock Use Growing, Stats Show

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With more access companies supporting or producing wireless locks than ever before, are they disrupting traditional hardwired access doors? With everything combined into a single lockset, this access type often installs in minutes, and typically t...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 6 years ago

Hot Startup for Fire / Intrusion Integration: Encore's FireFighter

A startup claims to have orders pouring in for a novel solution to integrate firm alarm monitoring with one's intrusion system.  The benefit? Fire monitoring for no additional monthly cost and by adding a single sensor to the panel. How does it w...

By Brian Rhodes - about 6 years ago

Why Integrators Hate Cube Cameras

Though cube cameras may be common in online retail stores, they are the least popular for professionals. In this note, we breakdown unique IPVM statistics on cube camera usage and why they are so disliked.

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

This Intrusion Startup Raised $57 Million

One of the top VCs in the world has invested a staggering $57 million in a DIY Intrusion monitoring company, Simplisafe. But who is Simplisafe? Why did they get $57 million? And how do they compare to traditional offerings like ADT? In this note...

By Brian Rhodes - about 6 years ago

Manufacturers, 12 Tips for Getting Covered

Here are our 12 top tips for manufacturers to get covered on IPVM and other publications, a recap of our live webinars held on May 22nd and May 28th: The top 2 manufacturer PR problems Issue real Press Releases Release them using a wire servi...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

The Sad Finale For Firetide (Unicam Acquires)

It was inevitable. After burning through ~$50 million over the past decade, the former poster boy for wireless video surveillance, Firetide, has been acquired by a salvage specialist. In this note, we examine what happened to Firetide, what the ...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

Favorite Wireless Video Surveillance 2014

We surveyed 120 integrators asking them "What, if any, is your favorite wireless system to use with video surveillance? Why?" 5 manufacturers stood out, with 1 interesting rising company who did not make our 2011 ranking. In this note, we examin...

By John Honovich - about 6 years ago

Assa Wireless Access Control Card Reader Examined 2014

Most card readers are hardwired to a controller, but not this unit. It claims to be as easy to install as a sticker. Even better: they say it works with almost every credential type out there. So what are the downsides? Are wireless readers the ne...

By Brian Rhodes - about 6 years ago

Startup: World's Simplest Intrusion System?

The DIY Intrusion market is hot, with new entrants emerging frequently. The newest one pulls no punches claiming "anyone can use it" and "everyone can afford it". Comprised of two basic pieces, a sensor and a fob, the concept is that even techno-...

By Brian Rhodes - over 6 years ago

Dirty Jobs: Inside Sewer Video Surveillance

Analyzing images through sewage and murky water, cameras that regularly break with each repair costing thousands, running thousands of feet of cable. Such is the life of a pipeline camera operator. For another installment of our expert interview s...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

Foscam Low Cost SD PTZ Tested

$68 for an IP PTZ? That's what the Foscam FI8910W goes for on Amazon where it is the #2 overall selling surveillance camera. We bought one to try it out. Obviously, at $68, it's no enterprise speeddome. Indeed, there is no optical zoom, and it's...

By Derek Ward - over 6 years ago

The Most Expensive Bus Surveillance Ever

$21,000 per bus surveillance system. This is, by far, the most expensive implementation we have ever seen. The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority is adding cameras to 200 buses for a whopping $6 million, part of a massive MBTA security undertakin...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

Ridiculous $100K Project / Now Stalled

Update 10/31: When we first published this in July, we broke down how flawed the RFP was. Now, the city is delaying the project as it works through its concerns. Industry professionals often complain about the effectiveness and fairness of RFPs. ...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

Large School Bus Camera Deployment

Surveillance cameras are increasingly becoming ubiquitous in buses, including school buses where bullying is a regular problem. In this note, we examine one school's district selection, pricing and decision process. Background Alpine School distr...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

Firetide Introduces Lower Cost Line

Over the past few years, Firetide has struggled to gain the upper hand against lower-cost options like Ubiquiti (whose explosive growth impacted the entire market until it became the target of counterfeiters). In fact, our Favorite Wireless integr...

By Carlton Purvis - over 6 years ago

Sports and Surveillance Wireless Network Combined

A school district in Pennsylvania wants to make the most its expanded wireless network by not only using it for surveillance, but having it support sporting events too. We take a look at the upcoming installation and what issues could arise from s...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 7 years ago

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