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Free Wireless Surveillance for Cities?

Many IPVM end user members have reached out to us asking about a company offering wireless surveillance that sounds almost too good to be true. While most systems cost $10,000+ per camera, this company is offering it for more than 80% less, plus f...

By John Grocke - almost 7 years ago

Reconyx Cellular Trail Camera

Often businesses or homeowners want to put remote cameras at a distance from their buildings, to spot intruders or see who is entering. One common product used in this situation is a trail camera, as it is low cost and simple to setup. A major pro...

By IPVM Team - almost 7 years ago

Beware Wireless Surveillance Spray Paint

How does this sound? "Need to transmit a camera wirelessly through a forest? No problem, simply spray a little paint on a few trees and instantly you will have a perfectly reliably wireless link. Line-of-sight could become a problem of the past i...

By John Honovich - almost 7 years ago

Small Town Rejects Surveillance Proposals

For many local governments, one of the first reactions to an increase in crime is the call for more surveillance cameras. Last month, however, a small town in South Dakota decided that adding cameras just wasn’t worth the cost. For this update we ...

By Carlton Purvis - almost 7 years ago

Milestone 'Smart' Spot Monitor

Many users want to avoid dedicating a PC just to watch surveillance video in their store or business. Recently, we looked at general-purpose options from Android Mini PC and Razberi devices. Now, an Italian company, Feniva, has developed a custom ...

By Sarit Williams - about 7 years ago

Cisco Exec to Lead Firetide

Firetide had been the most visible and vocal proponent of wireless mesh surveillance but, in the past few years, the company has gone relatively quiet. Now, the company has announced a new CEO [link no longer available], tapping Cisco veteran John...

By Carlton Purvis - about 7 years ago

A Solid Proposal For a City on a Budget

It is far too common to find RFPs and proposals with missing details, inadequate equipment, and out of date specs. Indeed, it is a top industry complaint. While we find a lot of examples of what not to do, recently we came across a good example of...

By Carlton Purvis - about 7 years ago

MicroPower 2.0 Solar Wireless Surveillance

When we first looked at MicroPower's solar surveillance system in 2010, key limitations existed, making widespread use challenging. However, late last year, a second generation was released to overcome limitations found in field deployments. In th...

By Ethan Ace - about 7 years ago

Testing Android MiniPC and Raspberry Pi

Local viewing is a common problem for VMS software based systems. Even for DVR/NVR appliances with direct video output, if the video needs to be viewed elsewhere, it typically requires a monitor and a PC. One solution gaining attention is deployi...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

City Wide Mesh RFP Reviewed

Mesh wireless has a dubious reputation, with many stories of system failures and finger pointing between manufacturers, integrators and end users. A Califonia city is actively looking for a new municipal surveillance system and is requesting a me...

By Ben Wood - over 7 years ago

Wireless Access Primer

In the past few years, one of the most interesting developments in access control has been the introduction and growing adoption of wireless access control devices. These devices eliminate wiring to the door, making retrofit of existing buildings ...

By Ethan Ace - over 7 years ago

Busted - Wireless Surveillance Sales

"Boom Times Ahead for Wireless Video Surveillance," blares a trade magazine. Ironically, the underlying stats show the opposite - a bust for wireless surveillance. Unfortunately, warped statistics, used to help buyers of these reports, paints a mi...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Cheap City Surveillance Case Study

City surveillance systems often cost huge amounts of money - $10,000 per camera deployed is common. One Pennsylvania city took a different approach spending less than $10,000 for the core network and adding on cameras for just $1,000 each. Unfortu...

By Carlton Purvis - over 7 years ago

Selecting Access Control Readers 2013

Given the variety of types available, specifying access control readers can be a daunting process. However, focusing on a few key elements will help you arrive at the right product no matter which system you are using. These include: Credential...

By Brian Rhodes - over 7 years ago

Wireless Video Surveillance Tutorial

While wireless can solve challenging problems, it is far riskier to deploy and use than wired networks. As such, it is critical to understand when to use wireless systems and the key risks in designing such systems. If you use wireless networks pr...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Marine Surveillance Systems

Ports and harbors are good candidates for video surveillance systems, but they have tough requirements.  The atmosphere is corrosive, there are lots of wild animals, and everything is constantly in motion.  A typical port might consist of a recrea...

By Roger Finger - over 7 years ago

Your Questions Answered 11/15/2012

Today, we had an excellent live Q&A sessions with over 50 IPVM PRO Members on "Selecting IP Cameras and VMSes". It was fantastic to speak live and answer questions in real time. We had so many great questions too. Here is a recap of some topi...

By John Honovich - over 7 years ago

Winners and Losers Fall 2012

Recently, surveillance innovation has been underwhelming. Indeed, this Spring, it hit a low point, with incremental advances in video quality and a boost for edge storage being the most notable trends, raising questions about what would come in th...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

The End of Security Guards? (Vigilus Robot)

"A new wave of robots is replacing workers in both manufacturing and distribution" claims the New York Times. And now a new ASIS award winning robot [link no longer available] aims to replace security guards. In this note, we dig into the key capa...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

Wireless Door Power (Securitron ICPT)

Wireless electricity? Door hardware is hardly known as 'high tech', but a new product from Assa Abloy needs no wires to transfer power between the frame and door. What are the limitations of the product? Is it useful or is it a gimmick? In this no...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 8 years ago

New Surveillance Products Fall 2012

Dozens of new products are reviewed and collected in the list below, covering announcements from Summer 2012 through the ASIS show. The first list covers all products followed by segments for cameras, recorders and others. All Products Reviewed ...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Top 5 City Surveillance Concerns

City surveillance projects are hard, one of the hardest in all of surveillance. They need lots of outdoor cameras, generally distributed over large urban areas, connected by complex networking systems that hopefully will reduce crime. Because of t...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Wireless Surveillance Maintenance Guidelines

Maintenance for wireless surveillance is critical, far more so than for wired ones. If you install a wireless surveillance system and forget about it, it will soon be completely broken. In this note, we examine the most common problems and best ma...

By John Honovich - almost 8 years ago

Assa Abloy Aperio Wireless Examined

Cabling and installation are the two biggest expenses in access control. With many locations difficult to wire, and multiple devices required at each door, adding access control to many areas is cost-prohibitive. Wireless access products aim to re...

By Ethan Ace - almost 8 years ago

The World's Easiest to Install Camera?

8 cameras installed in 5 minutes. That's the claim of loss-prevention niche surveillance provider USS [link no longer available]. The company recently bombarded the NRF-LP show with advertisements claiming world record installation times. In this ...

By Brian Rhodes - almost 8 years ago

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