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Avigilon Overview

Avigilon offers a full line of IP cameras, encoders and VMS software. The company is best known for super high resolution cameras (up to 29MP). Combined with some of the industry's most attractive pricing and restricted dealer access, Avigilon is one of the fastest growing companies in all of surveillance. However, Avigilon has been criticized for their shady marketing practices.



Avigilon Company Coverage

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Why is Avigilon's Stock Falling Like a Knife? on Oct 08, 2014
"A week ago, a prominent Avigilon investor admitted, "Nobody wants to hold [Avigilon stock]. Everybody wants to sell it." He then..."
What Is More Impressive - Bigger Booth Or Packed Booth? on Oct 03, 2014
"... Compare the following 3 manufacturers - Avigilon, Pelco and OnSSI: The smallest, by far, is Avigilon's. OnSSI's booth was 50% bigger and..."
Avigilon Tightens Channel on Oct 03, 2014
"Avigilon is tightening their channel structure, according to multiple independent sources discussing this..."
Avigilon - "Nobody Wants To Hold It. Everybody Wants To Sell It." on Sep 30, 2014
"Avigilon's stock continues to get hammered, now under $18, down nearly 50% from its high earlier this..."
ASIS 2014 - 17 Manufacturer Tech Review on Sep 30, 2014
"...Genetec's 'Unified' Appliance, NICE Suspect Search, Axis Card Reader, Video Insight Free Access Control, Avigilon Analytic Cameras, Scallop Multi-Imager Camera Improvements, and Genetec IP Telephony New..."
Avigilon Analytic Cameras Released on Sep 23, 2014
"Just weeks after discontinuing VideoIQ's products, Avigilon has released their own analytic embedded cameras. In this note, we answer: How do the new..."
Avigilon Gets A VP Of Marketing.... Finally on Sep 22, 2014
"Almost a year after ousting their VP of Marketing, Avigilon has finally found a replacement. And it is not in Vancouver, the much self-maligned HQ of the..."
Avigilon Client Workstation Questions on Sep 17, 2014
"This is a question for some of the Avigilon dealers: We have a need to display high camera counts across multiple displays. Does Avigilons..."
New HD Video Analytic Cameras (ioimage / DVTel) on Sep 17, 2014
"... With Avigilon EOL'ing VideoIQ products, this is an opportune time for rivals as integrators looks for..."
Doomsday Prepper Sues Avigilon, Dahua, Hikvision on Sep 15, 2014
"Even for patent trolls, this may be one of the craziest efforts ever. More inside."
VideoIQ/Avigilon Vs Viasys/Axis Solution on Sep 10, 2014
"I'm looking into designing a car dealership with video analytics using either VideoIQ using Avigilon 1Mp Lightcatcher cameras or the VIASYS with Axis 1mp lightfinder cameras on a Exacq system.. The..."
Avigilon To End Of Life All VideoIQ Products on Sep 03, 2014
"First the brand was killed and now the products are all being discontinued. More inside."
Avigilon Employee Reviews on Aug 29, 2014
"Avigilon employees say the best thing about Avigilon is socialization among employees and the worst is..."
Avigilon Product Manager Defects To Milestone on Aug 21, 2014
"The flow of senior managers leaving Avigilon continues. Earlier this week, we noted that Avigilon's casino director exited. Now, their..."
Avigilon Casino Director Exits on Aug 18, 2014
"Enterprise sales are a key part of Avigilon's growth strategy. While relatively few in number, casinos are 'whale' customers for..."
Has Anybody Used Hikvision Cameras With Avigilon VMS? on Aug 11, 2014
"I noticed on Hikvisions website that Avigilon is listed as a technology partner. However they are not listed on Avigilons website as a..."
Avigilon Profit and Stock Price Drops Q2 2014 on Aug 11, 2014
"...the controversy over their CFO's badly timed exit and a report questioning their revenue recognition, Avigilon further disappointed investors with their Q2 2014 performance. In this note, we examine these..."
VMS Webinar Series on Aug 07, 2014
"Over the next month, each Monday at 11am EDT / 15:00 GMT, IPVM will be hosting a webinar on a..."
Avigilon Accounting Issues Alert on Aug 05, 2014
"...investment research firm which specializes in forensic accounting has issued an Accounting Alert for Avigilon, calling out specific risks factors. In this note, we examine them and explain the potential..."
'Sick', 'Greedy' Avigilon CFO Gets A New Job on Jul 31, 2014
"Avigilon's explanations for their CFO crisis are falling apart but, in the meantime, it has worked well..."
Hikvision Vs 3Rd Party NVR - What Should I Choose? on Jul 29, 2014
"... I usually bundle it with an Avigilon NVR as I like the feal and featureset. But I am wondering, am I wasting my customers money? Is..."
IndigoVision Rates Avigilon Worst In Class on Jul 29, 2014
"... IndigoVision ran their own shootout vs Avigilon, Axis and Bosch. [SPOILER ALERT] IndigoVision won! Obviously, a manufacturer run shootout is..."
Avigilon CEO Looks To Rebuild Investor Confidence on Jul 02, 2014
"Avigilon's CEO has been making the circuits seeking to rebuild investor confidence following their shock..."
Competitive Intelligence Analysis - No Industry Experience Required on Jun 29, 2014
"... This came up again today in a new Avigilon job posting. Avigilon is seeking a Competitive Intelligence Analyst whose top..."
Avigilon Paints Half Nude Women With Their Logo on Jun 24, 2014
"For an IFSEC 2014 party: There's a video as well. We've had this debate before here: Sexism..."
Avigilon Analyst's Theory On Ex-Execs on Jun 23, 2014
"Avigilon's stock tumbled after their CFO departed, a culmination of 4 executives out in half a year. Many..."
Avigilon Or Axis Integrated IR Cameras - Have You Had Problems With Bugs? on Jun 12, 2014
"...am curious, for those of you using higher end integrated IR cameras (like the newer ones from Axis or Avigilon), have you seen problems? I'd appreciate both yes and no responses so we can get a feel for..."
Box Camera Usage Statistics on Jun 12, 2014
"..." "The only box cameras we currently sell are the Avigilon PRO series cameras." "2% are box camera's but it's only Avigilon Pro camera's." More feature..."
Milestone Vs. Avigilon Cost Comparison on Jun 03, 2014
"... Avigilon?"
Falling Down: The 2014 Mid-Year Guide on Jun 02, 2014
"...Analytics Worst and Best from ISC West 2014 We then examine 4 industry deals over the past 6 months: Avigilon Acquires VideoIQ The Sad Finale For Firetide Is Here Fail / Fail: The IQinVision - Vicon..."
Best Method To Detect A Rail Car Being Delivered? on May 27, 2014
"...Camera setup with Motion detection or video analytic? Motion sensor? Other? They currently have an Avigilon NVR and two Avigilon 3MP IR bullet cameras mounted on the exterior of the elevator. My thought..."
Industry News Roundup May 2014 on May 23, 2014
"... Here are 18 of the most noteworthy news items, including from Milestone, Mobotix, Axis, Avigilon, Dropcam, Tyco and more: VMS Items Milestone encoder licensing change / price drop - Now..."
Avigilon CEO Buys $1 Million Of Avigilon Stock on May 21, 2014
"After Avigilon's CFO's mysterious resignation and despite strong financial results, Avigilon's stock dropped..."
Low Cost License Plate Capture Shootout on May 21, 2014
"... Pricing Comparative camera pricing is as follows: Avigilon 2.0W-H3-BO1-IR: ~$650 USD estimated street price Dahua IPC-HFW3200SN: ~$200..."
Free Top IPVM Resources on May 16, 2014
"...Corruption Cruise:   And IPVM examines contentious business issues such as our review of Avigilon CEO's statement that Axis Model is Win - Lose:   Want to learn even more? Then get our..."
Avigilon No Longer Wants To Be The Largest Video Surveillance Company? on May 15, 2014
"For a long time, Avigilon's stated mission has been: "To be the largest video surveillance company by providing our..."
Testing 5MP Pelco Sarix IR on May 15, 2014
"... We put it up against bullets from Avigilon, Hikvision, and Vivotek to contrast to 3MP and 1080p options.Key Findings Here are..."
2 Avigilon Finance Directors Out, In Addition to CFO on May 13, 2014
"Avigilon's stock has dropped more than 25% despite earnings meeting analyst estimates in the 3 days after..."
Avigilon CFO Out and Q1 Financials Reviewed on May 08, 2014
"Avigilon's revenue increased 74% year over year, powered by foreign exchange rate swings and the..."
Avigilon CFO Is Out, Stock Down 20% Today on May 07, 2014
"Avigilon announced on May 6th that their CFO, Brad Baruda "is no longer with the Company." The previous..."
Exacq Still Broken But Milestone Adds Full Avigilon Support on May 01, 2014
"Exacq broke Avigilon support and evidently has not plans to rectify it. However, now Milestone, with their most..."
Avigilon Has 'Tons' Of Open Jobs But None In Sales? on May 01, 2014
"Avigilon careers twitter account just announced: We're hiring for a TON of people to join our team!..."
Axis Misses, Profits Sink on Apr 28, 2014
"... Specifically, Avigilon, Hikvision and Samsung are companies we see taking share from Axis. Of the 3, Avigilon is the..."
IP Camera Buyer's Guide 2014 on Apr 28, 2014
"...Profiles We conclude with profiles of 12 manufacturers, looking at the good and bad behind ACTi, Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hikvision, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sony, and Vivotek.Performance / Price..."
Advanced Marketing That Avigilon and Dropcam Does But Axis Misses on Apr 22, 2014
"This is the technique that two of the fastest growing companies in surveillance use but most..."
How Good Is Avigilon Light Catcher Cameras? What Are Its Equivalent... on Apr 21, 2014
"...Then i read about the Avigilon Light Catcher cameras,which claim to give colour videos in very low light conditions.Their..."
Testing Vivotek Smart Stream on Apr 18, 2014
"...did a test of Vivotek's first Smart Stream camera, the 3MP IR IP8371E against rivals from Avigilon, Bosch, Hikvision and Samsung. We tested for bandwidth levels, after normalizing resolution,..."
ONVIF Mega Test on Apr 16, 2014
"... The camera manufacturers included: ACTi, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, DRS, Geovision, Hikvision, Honeywell, Pelco, Samsung, Sony, Wodsee (the..."
Avigilon 5MP Camera - Cloud Around Moving Objects on Apr 15, 2014
"I have installed Avigilon 5MP bullet cameras. Including live view, recorded footages also have same issue on all cameras..."
The $12 Billion Video Surveillance Manufacturer on Apr 15, 2014
"What video surveillance manufacturer is worth a staggering $12 billion USD? How about Avigilon? Avigilon is growing very fast and, impressively, has broken a billion dollar valuation, but is..."
Are You Impressed With Avigilon New 16MP H4 Low Light Performance? on Apr 14, 2014
"An Avigilon employee has released a shot of their new H4 16MP camera at night. Take a look (click image for..."
Worst and Best - ISC West 2014 on Apr 07, 2014
"...covering the 'Global Expo' section: Inside, we have 20 manufacturer booth videos: ACTi Arecont Avigilon Axis Bosch Dahua FLIR Genetec Hikvision Milestone Mobotix OnSSI ONVIF Panasonic Pelc..."
Avigilon Dumps CCD & JPEG2000 For H4 Line on Mar 31, 2014
"...] Avigilon has announced a new series of cameras, the H4, claiming these, "deliver exceptional low light..."
Another Avigilon Exec Out, Impact On Expansion? on Mar 29, 2014
"Last month, Avigilon touted their Vice President of People. Now, she is gone and Avigilon is running an ad to find a..."
ExacqVision Version 6 VMS Improvements Tested on Mar 27, 2014
"...Exacq's provided chart, note the prominence of the AD lines (Illustra): 80 New Cameras Added But Not Avigilon Exacq touts 80 new IP camera models added but Avigilon cameras is not one of them. Recall that..."
Picking Low Light Cameras For New Home Construction on Mar 24, 2014
"... Avigilon 1.3MP) with "Lightcatcher", or is it better to just buy a higher MP with IR built in, or..."
Ranking 95 Surveillance Manufacturers Interest on Mar 24, 2014
"... Avigilon Next Avigilon only trailed Axis in interest checking in at 61%. With their fast growth,..."
2014 Surveillance Test Results Guide Released on Mar 19, 2014
"... Axis Samsung Wisenet III Cameras Sony's 6th Gen IP Cameras Avigilon H3 Bullet Integrated IR Wodsee $29 ONVIF IR Minidome Testing Dahua Cameras Geovision UBX 1301..."
New Feature: Autotagging - Better Organizing IPVM'S 5000+ Items For You on Mar 18, 2014
"...find related content on 130+ companies and 50+ categories, like 262 items on access control, or 249 on Avigilon, or 156 on ONVIF, or (gulp) 663 on Axis. You can pick from these listings on the right hand..."
Avigilon to Raise $100 Million, Who Will They Acquire? on Mar 18, 2014
"In 2013, Avigilon raised $69 million and acquired two companies - RedCloud and VideoIQ. Now, Avigilon is raising..."
Avigilon Data Aging Misleading? Quality Reduction For Older Video? on Mar 17, 2014
"Hey All, As per Avigilon website which says "Avigilon HD NVRs also support a powerful feature called data aging. Data..."
Do You Want To Be The Next VP Of Marketing At Avigilon? on Mar 14, 2014
"... Now, you can be the next VP of Global Marketing at Avigilon. But do it right away as there are already 46 applicants and counting. The most striking..."
Which Hikvision Cameras Work With Avigilon Control Center With Motion... on Mar 12, 2014
"I have tried two types of Hikvision cameras so far with ACC, the 2cd7153 and the DS-2CD2012-I...."
Avigilon To Require Disclosing Who 'Your' End User Is on Mar 10, 2014
"... IPVM has obtained new Avigilon documentation that requires integrators to tell the details of who their end users are or..."
What VMSes Support GPU Load Processing? on Mar 10, 2014
"...NOTICE: This comment was moved from an existing discussion: Graphics Card Recommendations - Milestone And Avigilon "
Long Range Covert Mic Needed on Mar 10, 2014
"... The audio is to be connected to Avigilon fixed camera mounted on guard booth so that audio can be recorded and played back on Avigilon..."
License Plate Capture Shootout 2014 on Mar 10, 2014
"... We selected the Avigilon Integrated IR offering here. Purpose Built License Plate cameras: These are the least commonly..."
Avigilon EVP Out, Schmode Consolidates Power on Mar 06, 2014
"Avigilon's EVP Operations, Chris Ross, a former executive at Ericcson, Qualcom and Novatel Wireless, has..."
IP Camera Bandwidth / Storage Shootout on Mar 05, 2014
"...Samsung SNB-5004 Sony SNC-VB600 In the 2MP category, we set these 4 cameras to 1080p / 10fps: Avigilon 3.0W-H3-B2 Bosch NBN-932V Samsung SNB-6004 Sony SNC-VB630 Additionally, we tested 6..."
Avigilon Financials and 2014 Future Plans on Mar 05, 2014
"Avigilon's 2013 financial report and investor conference call gave insights into their current..."
Avigilon HD-NVR2 Uses Outdated Dell R710. Why Pay More Than The Latest... on Mar 04, 2014
"Avigilon Cameras are great. The HD NVR they offer with capacities 3,5,15,21 etc. are using Dell PowerEdge..."
New Mini HD Camera Competitor to Axis and Avigilon on Mar 03, 2014
"Axis and Avigilon has new competition in the mini HD camera market. KT&C has released two models which..."
Market Guide and Favorite Video Analytics 2014 on Mar 03, 2014
"... Works well and Avigilon acquisition built further credibility." This is good for Avigilon, as it gives them an..."
Is Avigilon HDSM Actually Patented? Do They Have Any? on Feb 26, 2014
"... On the other hand we do have this public statement (from Avigilon): Harnessing the strength of Avigilon Control Center and the second generation of our..."
Is It Misleading For Milestone To Call Their VMS 'Xprotect'? on Feb 25, 2014
"... NOTICE: This comment was moved from an existing discussion: Milestone Vs Avigilon - Remote Viewing Bandwidth Usage"
Is Avigilon Implementing H.264 SVC? on Feb 24, 2014
"... NOTICE: This comment was moved from an existing discussion: Milestone Vs Avigilon - Remote Viewing Bandwidth Usage "
Milestone Vs Avigilon - Remote Viewing Bandwidth Usage on Feb 22, 2014
"Is there any hard data or testing to determing which VMS offers the best performance and..."
IP Camera Manufacturer Compression Comparison on Feb 21, 2014
"... For example, Dahua and Sony have high Q levels when compression is set to "1", while Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, and Samsung have low Q levels with compression set closer to "1". Camera..."
ioimage / DVTel Analytic Updates on Feb 20, 2014
"... Indeed, recently, PSA endorsed ioimage as having far greater probability of detection, after Avigilon dumped PSA's access to long standing premier partner VideoIQ analytics. In this note, we share..."
Favorite VMS Manufacturers 2014 on Feb 17, 2014
"... Avigilon Fouth Avigilon remained fourth overall VMS, again the only manufacturer to have both their..."
SNMP And Video Surveillance? on Feb 15, 2014
"The Avigilon win/lose article turned into a debate about SNMP's role with video surveillance systems. One..."
Issues With Avigilon Cameras Working Over Wireless on Feb 12, 2014
"We are seeing artifacts on video when using Avigilon H3 platform fixed dome cameras on a very well performing wireless network and using ACC 4.0+..."
Avigilon CEO: Axis Model is Win - Lose on Feb 12, 2014
"Are manufacturers winning at the expense of their integrators? That is the claim Avigilon's CEO makes, calling the channel model most, and most notably Axis, use a 'win lose..."
Favorite IP Camera Manufacturers 2014 on Feb 10, 2014
"..." Avigilon Gains Avigilon gained, passing Mobotix, Panasonic and Sony, three companies that were tied or..."
ONVIF Archives 1000+ Products on Feb 06, 2014
"Many products that tout ONVIF conformance, like Avigilon, IndigoVision and OnSSI VMSes, have now been 'archived'. This move creates a second class..."
Cams With Canon EF Lens Capability? on Feb 04, 2014
"I've seen the posts regarding the few Avigilon Pro, Ampleye, and Indigovision cameras use with Canon EF mount lenses. Are there OTHER cams that..."
Milestone Going to IPO? on Feb 04, 2014
"... As Avigilon's IPO and subsequent fund raising has shown, the extra funds received have helped them to grow..."
Avigilon Chooses Outsider To Product Manage Video Analytics, Now Quit on Feb 03, 2014
"With the VideoIQ acquisition complete, Avigilon has made a significant hire to product manage their video analytics portfolio. Instead of..."
Avigilon - It Is Not Transcoding! on Jan 31, 2014
"... Avigilon held a webinar yesterday, titled Surveillance in the new year: 5 trends for 2014 hosted by..."
Avigilon Hires Away Software House CCURE Product Manager on Jan 27, 2014
"In January 2014, we noted how Avigilon was hiring a variety of sales people with extensive access control background. Now, Avigilon has..."
Testing Avigilon / VideoIQ Rialto on Jan 22, 2014
"... We tested the Rialto with 7 cameras from major manufacturers Axis, Bosch, Sony, and Avigilon (who recently acquired VideoIQ), and put them up against VideoIQ's own HD dome, the iCVR. We..."
Exacq Breaks Avigilon Integration on Jan 20, 2014
"IPVM testing has verified that Exacq has broken integration with Avigilon cameras. Up until mid year 2013, Exacq's releases immediately identified and recognized motion..."
Ranking IP Camera Low Light Performance on Jan 20, 2014
"...manufacturers: ACTi D11 ACTi KCM5111 Arecont AV3116DNv1 Arecont AV5115DNv1 Arecont AV10115DNv1 Avigilon 1.0-H3-B2 Avigilon 3.0W-H3-B2 Axis M1114 Axis P3354 Axis Q1602 Axis Q1604 Axis..."
Guessing Avigilon Trans4Mation Teaser on Jan 08, 2014
"Starting yesterday, Avigilon has been tweeting about a big reveal planned for Jan 15. I'm not aware of them using this kind..."
Marketing Stunt or $250K Surveillance Donation? on Jan 08, 2014
"... Right, Avigilon?"
VMD Shootout II - Hikvision, Dahua, Samsung on Jan 06, 2014
"Our first VMD Camera Shootout included Avigilon, Axis, Bosch and Sony. Members enjoyed it and asked for more manufacturers to be tested. This..."
A Postmortem of VideoIQ and the Future of Video Analytics on Jan 02, 2014
"With Avigilon to acquire VideoIQ, we answer a number of critical questions inside: Where did VideoIQ fail?..."
Avigilon Acquires VideoIQ on Dec 31, 2013
"Avigilon has acquired video analytics developer VideoIQ, just like we predicted. At the end of..."
Avigilon Director Goes To Arecont on Dec 26, 2013
"... Updated inside with 9 new Avigilon hires."
32 NVRs Needed For ~1000 Avigilon Cameras? on Dec 24, 2013
"...NVRs needed for just over 1000? Is this the right architecture? A tweet's been going around with an Avigilon dealer showcasing such a project, see below: It's not often you get to see 32 @Avigilon NVRs..."