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Powerline Networking For Video Surveillance Advocated By Comtrend

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Powerline networking, using existing electrical wiring, has been around for many years. Indeed, over the years, some video surveillance providers have offered it as an alternative to coax, category cable and wireless. However, it has never really ...

By Brian Rhodes - 6 months ago

Owl Car Cam Tested - Disappoints

With $18 million in VC funding, and led by the former product lead for the iPod and the VP of Engineering of Dropcam, Andrew Hodge, hopes are high for Owl to have similar success in the car / dash cam market.  And there is opportunity. While vari...

By John Scanlan - 9 months ago

Wireless Networking For Video Surveillance Guide

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Wireless networking is a niche in video surveillance applications, but it can be a difficult one to understand with proper wireless design, equipment selection, interference, and other factors impacting it usage. In this guide, we break down the ...

By IPVM Team - 9 months ago

Dahua Global Launch LeChange

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Dahua is getting into the consumer video surveillance market globally, with "LeChange", an offering long available inside of China is now being expanded around the world. In this note, we examine the move, the offerings, impact on Lorex, includin...

By John Honovich - 9 months ago

Cellular (4G / LTE / 5G) For Video Surveillance Guide

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In this report, we explain using cellular for video surveillance including: 4G vs LTE vs 5G 4G standards 5G future Advantage: Placing cameras "anywhere" Advantage: Quick deployment Disadvantage: Recurring costs Disadvantage: Bandwidth cap...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Remote Network Access for Video Surveillance Guide

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Remotely accessing surveillance systems is key in 2018, with more and more users relying on mobile apps as their main way of operating the system. However, remote access brings unique challenges, with system security, ease of access, and configura...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

Arlo, Bigger Than Avigilon, More Valuable Than Axis

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Arlo, the wireless IP camera offering that Netgear bought ~5 years ago for a few tens of millions is now doing more revenue than Avigilon and likely will get a higher market valuation than Axis' $3+ billion USD. Sounds crazy to those in the pro...

By John Honovich - 10 months ago

Dahua Acquires Lorex From FLIR

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Would you buy your own customer? Well, Dahua has just done that. FLIR has sold its Lorex / home / SMB business to Dahua, just over 5 years after FLIR bought Lorex for $59 million. In this note, we examine the deal, why it happened, and how it ...

By IPVM Team - 10 months ago

CES 2018 Show Final Report

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This is IPVM's final edition of our 2018 CES show report. Below are already numerous images and commentary, with more coming tomorrow.   CES is far far bigger than even big security shows like ISC West (the CES show floor covers 2,500,000 square...

By IPVM Team - 11 months ago

Amazon Acquires Blink

Amazon has made their first significant acquisition in the connected home space, buying wire-free camera manufacturer Blink. We examine Amazon's acquisition of Blink and what this means for the consumer video segment, as well as traditional surve...

By IPVM Team - 12 months ago

Directory of VSaaS / Cloud Video Surveillance Providers

This directory provides a list of VSaaS / cloud video surveillance providers to help you see and research what options are available. 2018 State of VSaaS Market While overwhelmingly video surveillance is recorded locally / on-site, cloud recor...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Testing DMP XTLPlus / Virtual Keypad Vs Alarm.com & Honeywell

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DMP has a strong presence in commercial intrusion alarms, but not in residential. However, the company's XTLPLus wireless combo panel and Virtual Keypad system aims to address the gap, and is DMP's competition to smart home platforms like Honeywel...

By Brian Rhodes - about 1 year ago

Testing $20 WyzeCam, The Money Losing Amazon Vet Startup

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This startup is perfecting the old adage: We lose money on every sale, but make it up on volume But it is no joke. The company, Wyze Labs, is led by ex-Amazon managers, who clearly have money for an incredible PR campaign, including fawning ...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Lighthouse Deep Learning Camera Tested

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A Silicon Valley startup, Lighthouse, with a Stanford PhD CTO, has released a deep learning AI camera with 3D sensors for just $300. The company claims "False alerts, gone forever. Really" and more. We bought one and tested their claims. Insid...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 year ago

Top Recommended Home Video Surveillance Systems By Integrators

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Friends regularly ask security integrators for their recommendations for video surveillance systems, trying to tap into the expertise of their security integrator friend. But what do integrators actually recommend? Is it: Consumer products lik...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Favorite Surveillance Monitors Statistics

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What monitors are most commonly used for video surveillance? Are they more typically consumer or professional? Are there specific brands that dominate? And how important is the surveillance monitor selection process? IPVM has answers on all the...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Amazon Cloud Cam Is Poor (Tested)

Retail behemoth Amazon has entered the surveillance market with the Amazon Cloud Cam, the eyes of its just-announced Amazon Key delivery service.  But how does the camera stack up against incumbent cloud cameras like Nest, Ezviz, Arlo, and others...

By Rob Kilpatrick - about 1 year ago

Honeywell Crowdfunding Bombs

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100,000+ employees and $40,000,000,000 in annual revenue. That's Honeywell. ~200 backers and ~$67,000 in funding in a week. That's Honeywell crowdfunding campaign for its 'smart home security system.' It is a dealer-angering dud. But we see som...

By John Honovich - about 1 year ago

Assa Abloy Acquires August

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The mega access control manufacturer, Assa Abbloy, has acquired one of the most well funded access control startups, smart lock manufacturer August. This comes just months after August raised $25 million from VC firms. Inside, we analyze the acq...

By IPVM Team - about 1 year ago

Hikvision Launching Ezviz Pro

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Hikvision is launching Ezviz Pro. In 2015, Hikvision expanded Ezviz, a direct to consumer offering, to North America. Now, Ezviz 'Pro' is coming. In this note, we share feedback from Hikvision and analyze the potential competitive impact of the ...

By John Honovich - over 1 year ago

Alarm.com Vs. Honeywell Total Connect Shootout

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In the smarthome and intrusion market, Alarm.com and Honeywell are two of the biggest names. Both platforms offer remote management of alarms, home automation devices, surveillance cameras, and video doorbells.  Among increasingly networked smarth...

By Brian Rhodes - over 1 year ago

Directory Of Consumer Security Cameras

The consumer camera segment continues to grow, with new startups and models from existing players released seemingly every month. In this report we have collected most common / popular models for reference, including links to over 20 models tested...

By John Scanlan - over 1 year ago

No Hack, Still Liable, Court Finds ADT

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Recently, ADT has been in the news for a $16 million settlement for a cyber security vulnerability class action suit. One of the most important and interesting points behind this settlement is a court order that found ADT could be found liable ev...

By IPVM Team - over 1 year ago

Mirai-like Botnet Persirai Attacks IP Cameras - Impact Analyzed

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Mirai made headlines in 2016, exploiting weaknesses in cameras, including those from Dahua and XiongMai to create a massive botnet that was used to bring down several well-known websites, and internet access in Liberia. Now, a new botnet very sim...

By Brian Karas - over 1 year ago

Samsung SmartCam A1 Totally Wireless System

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Hanwha is keeping the Samsung brand alive in consumer cameras with the SmartCam A1, a new offering combining an autotracking 1080p camera with base station and totally wireless, battery operated cameras. We bought and tested the A1 to see how it ...

By John Scanlan - over 1 year ago

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