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Avigilon COO Schmode OUSTED

Sep 02, 2015 by John Honovich

IPVM called for Avigilon's COO to be fired last week. Today, he is gone. In this note, we examine the factors behind this and what this means for Avigilon going forward. Ousted Avigilon has 'streamlined management structure...

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Sorry Manufacturers, ADI Is Beefing Up W Box

Sep 01, 2015 by John Honovich

More bad news for manufacturers. Not only is Hikvision and Dahua driving the price of surveillance cameras to literally near zero, ADI is joining forces on the fun. Last month, we tested ADI's Disruptive W Box, now we share 3 m...

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DVTel Hires Avigilon and Genetec Sales Leaders

Aug 28, 2015 by John Honovich

DVTel Raised $9 Million this year and now they are starting to put that money to work, hiring sales leaders from two of their biggest competitors, Avigilon and Genetec. In this note, we examine the moves and their potential impa...

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Panasonic's Video Insight Really Really Wants To Take Over Your VMS

Aug 25, 2015 by John Honovich

Video Insight has always been aggressive. And after being acquired by Panasonic this year, they are even more aggressive. In this note, we examine how they have literally doubled down on their 'competitive upgrade program' and ...

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Camera Calculator Data Export Released

Aug 25, 2015 by John Honovich

Pick the manufacturer and model you want. Name the camera. Add notes. Get the right FoV, coverage area and pixel density. All with the IPVM Camera Calculator. Plus, now you can export the data in a CSV file. Benefits: Have ...

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Here's What Avigilon Should Do Now

Aug 24, 2015 by John Honovich

An Avigilon partner asked: "What would be your Goal if you run Avigilon?" Given Avigilon's 60% stock price drop since last year, the continued executive exits / ousters, the declining growth, and weak profitability, Avigilon ne...

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$28 Million Funding for Doorbell Cam Startup

Aug 21, 2015 by John Honovich

Yep. Would you spend $200 to see who it at your door on your phone? Well, investors, including Richard Branson, just spent $28 million to get a piece of the company, Ring. In this note, we look at the failure of the traditiona...

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

Aug 21, 2015 by John Honovich

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, despi...

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Panasonic System President is Out

Aug 19, 2015 by John Honovich

The architect of $1+ Billion Panasonic North America 'solution' oriented business is out. In this note, we share feedback from Panasonic, examine his controversial plan and what this means for the security division. "Pursue O...

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Live Video Monitoring Usage Statistics

Aug 19, 2015 by John Honovich

What percentage of video surveillance users have humans (guards, operators, monitors) watching live video? What schedules do they use? And what verticals most commonly have live monitoring? IPVM conducted a survey of 120+ integr...

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Genetec: We Do NOT Support Avigilon

Aug 18, 2015 by John Honovich

Two of the most significant surveillance manufacturers in the world, countrymen even. No love lost. A member asked about a problem integrating Avigilon cameras with Genetec's VMS. Inside this note, we examine Genetec's response...

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Security 'Invention': Bullet-Resistant Furniture

Aug 14, 2015 by John Honovich

Do you lose sleep at night worrying your love seat will be murdered? Do you fear that your sofa will be a victim of a drive by shooting? Then, a new SIA member has the solution to your problems. Today, SIA is spotlighting Ba...

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IP Networking Course Fall 2015 Opened

Aug 13, 2015 by John Honovich

This is the only networking course designed specifically for video surveillance professionals. The next IP Networking for Video Surveillance Course starts October 13th. Right now, for early registraton, save $50 off the cours...

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Now Avigilon's VP of Marketing is Out

Aug 13, 2015 by John Honovich

In 3 months, the EVP of Engineering, the SVP of Sales and now the VP of Marketing of Avigilon have exited. In this note, we review what happened and how this is likely to impact the company and its stock. VP Out After 10 yea...

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Manufacturers Sound Off On Distributors

Aug 12, 2015 by John Honovich

Wow. Integrators, you think you are upset with distributors? That's nothing compared to manufacturers. Here is a representative quote of their feedback to IPVM: "Overall, they are all a disappointment. They talk about adding...

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