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Temporary Intrusion Alarm Kit Examined

How do you protect seasonal worksites or temporary storage areas? This is a frequent request of many end-users to their alarm providers, with no easy answer. At the recent NRF-LP show, StopTech showed a completely wireless intrusion alarm system. ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 8 years ago

Dealing with PoE Only Cameras

Increasingly, IP camera manufacturers are dropping low voltage support in favor of PoE power only. This can cause problems and unexpected expense unless this risk is recognized and dealt appropriately. In this note, we cover the reasons this chang...

By Ethan Ace - about 8 years ago

Disrupting Residential Access Control? Lockitron

Can the traditional access control market be disrupted by new entrants leveraging consumer technologies and mobile phones? One startup, Lockitron, is backed by a powerful Silicon Valley investment firm and gaining significant attention [link no lo...

By Ethan Ace - about 8 years ago

Ubiquiti AirFiber Gigabit Wireless

Can Ubiquiti translate their success in the wireless market to high-capacity carrier class backhaul? This is what they are aiming for with AirFiber, their latest product, promising "a new era in price disruptive, carrier-class backhaul." In this n...

By Ethan Ace - about 8 years ago

Video Surveillance Buyer's Guide 2012

With so many manufacturers and so many new products, deciding what products to buy can be overwhelming. Last year, to make this easier, we released our first ever Video Surveillance Buyer's Guide - a huge success. Now, we are updating the guide to...

By John Honovich - about 8 years ago

Honeywell's LYNX Touch 5100 Reviewed

While intrusion alarms are often considered dumb, many manufacturers are striving to deliver cutting edge technology. As part of this trend, Honeywell has announced the LYNX 5100 Touch, continues its trend of releasing advanced multi-function alar...

By Brian Rhodes - about 8 years ago

DIY Alarm Kits Surveyed

When protecting one's home with an alarm system, deciding between professionally installed and DIY offerings is a fundamental choice. DIY options are far less known and can be more challenging to choose from, given the number of kits available.In ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 8 years ago

Proxicast With IP Cameras

4G wireless networks are on the rise, with cellular providers building out their networks and heavily marketing increases in speed and availability. As we discussed in a previous update, the City of Dallas has even released an RFP calling for 300 ...

By Ethan Ace - about 8 years ago

Z-Wave Automation Guide

The smart home automation segment has exploded.  Now with Axis releasing a camera integrated with Z-Wave, the technology is taking on a new wrinkle in extending I/O features with a whole category of wireless sensors. But is this a sign of things ...

By Brian Rhodes - about 8 years ago

Video Surveillance Statistics Directory Vol 2

In this report, we aggregate and present numerous statistics about how surveillance is being used in the real world. Recently, we conducted an in depth survey of 100 integrators around the world, asking them a variety of detailed questions.  We l...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Firetide Failing in Dallas

While the City of Dallas is was a flagship 'win' for wireless mesh vendor Firetide, a recent RFP and numerous reports to IPVM indicate major problems for the system in Dallas. In this note, we examine what those problems are, the alternative solut...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Video Alarm Verification Guide

Increasing fines for false alarm dispatches plus police non-response to unverified alarms have made video alarm verification a hot topic in the alarm industry. The hope is that it can eliminate false alarm fines, increase police response and make ...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Solar Surveillance Guide

Off-grid solar power is gaining attention for video surveillance. In this article, we examine what video surveillance applications are typically used with solar power, examine what key factors affect the design and cost of solar power systems, and...

By John Grocke - over 8 years ago

Honeywell Tuxedo Touch

For the past few months, Honeywell has been heavily marketing their Tuxedo Touch, their lastest generation touchscreen keypads. This model features integration to Z-Wave devices, such as lights and thermostats, features which Honeywell claims may ...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Wireless Surveillance Market Size and Growth

Our recent wireless surveillance usage statistics demonstrated that an extremely low percentage of cameras used wireless networks. This was surprising to many, even somewhat to ourselves, given the level of marketing expenditure and promotion that...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

March Mobile Overview

In this update, we will examine the mobile recording offering of surveillance provider March Networks.Product OverviewThe March mobile [link no longer available] recorder line consists of two models, the 5412 [link no longer available] twelve-chan...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Wireless Surveillance Usage Statistics

How much wireless is being used in video surveillance? While wireless becomes more and more ubiquitous for smart phones and tablets, what is its uptake in the video surveillance market. In this note, we examine usage patterns across 100 integrator...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Powerline Networking for Surveillance Overview

Providing network connectivity to cameras in remote locations is a constant issue in the surveillance industry. Wireless gear can handle many applications, but line of sight and aesthetics may still be issues. Powerline networking has been in use ...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Whitespace Wireless for Surveillance

Needing line of sight for wireless connectivity has always been a major pain for surveillance application Cameras are often needed where there is no direct, clear path from camera to building or headend. To compensate, design complexity and cost o...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Gigabit Wireless Surveillance Review (802.11ac)

This month, an upcoming wireless standard called 802.11ac, more colloquially known as 'Gigaibit Wifi' is starting to gain significant attention. At the CES show, a number of large mainstream electronic vendors including Broadcom [link no longer av...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Bandwidth Tutorial for IP Video Surveillance Systems

When using IP cameras and video management systems, understanding the basics about bandwidth availability and demands is critical to planning, designing and deploying systems. Everyone in the industry should have an understanding of the basics as ...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Surveillance Statistics Survey Directory Vol 1

In this report, we aggregate and present dozens of statistics about how surveillance is being used in the real world. Recently, we conducted an in depth survey of 84 integrators around the world, asking them a variety of detailed questions. For ba...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

How to Design a Video Surveillance Solution

Designing a video surveillance solution requires decisions on 8 fundamental questions. This in-depth tutorial helps beginners understand the options and tradeoffs involved in designing a solid surveillance solution. This is an introduction to hel...

By John Honovich - over 8 years ago

Firetide Wireless Surveillance Review

Wireless network provider Firetide has been one of the most-discussed companies in the security industry for years. They're known for their huge marketing expenditures, and large amounts of venture funding. They have become one of the most common ...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

Favorite Wireless Surveillance Manufacturers 2011

Using wireless networking to connect video surveillance cameras has increased in the past few years, certainly helped by the strong growth of IP cameras. However, what type of wireless systems should one use and who are the 'best' manufacturers fo...

By Ethan Ace - over 8 years ago

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