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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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Avigilon Canada Sales Director Goes To Arecont on Oct 27, 2014
"Avigilon's Regional Sales Director for the past 2 and a 1/2 years has gone to Arecont to run Canada sales..."
Top Manufacturers Gaining and Losing Ground on Oct 27, 2014
"... In alphabetical order, here are the companies most frequently cited: Analog Arecont Avigilon Axis Dahua Hikvision Panasonic Pelco Samsung Big Winner - Hikvision Hikvision won in a..."
Super High MP Cameras Like Avigilon Or Multiple Mp Cameras? on Oct 21, 2014
"... He is suggesting Avigilon 16 Megapixel. Is this approach appropriate? I say high megapixel cameras have high costs...."
Winners Losers Fall 2014 on Oct 13, 2014
"...report, we review who is winning and losing among a number of notable manufacturers, including: Avigilon Axis Bosch Dahua Exacq FLIR Genetec Hikvision Milestone Pelco Pivot3 Samsung Sony T..."
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..."
The 'Burg Blaster': Genius Or Illegal? on Sep 24, 2014
"From the man who brought you the Avigilon, Dahua and Hikvision lawsuits, this may take top prize for the most insane intrusion alarm ever:..."
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..."
Fall 2014 New Products Directory on Sep 23, 2014
"...are fall new releases announced at Security Essen / ASIS: Axis Access Card Reader Avigilon Analytic Cameras (VideoIQ) Scallop Multi-Imager Camera Improvements NICE's Suspect..."
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..."
Testing Avigilon ACC 5 VMS on Sep 10, 2014
"In this report, we provide in-depth videos covering Avigilon Control Center 5's operation and configuration with 30+ minutes of screencasts providing clear..."
License Plate Recognition Axis App Tested on Sep 08, 2014
"... This is low compared to many other LPR system, for example: Avigilon LPR: Avigilon's LPR add-on requires a specialized camera, software license, and server hardware..."
Testing March MegaPX Domes on Sep 04, 2014
"... Both are 3-9mm varifocal, show below: We tested them against models from Avigilon, Bosch, Hikvision, Samsung and Sony to see how well they compared in full light, WDR and low..."
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..."
IP Camera Firmware Upgrade Directory on Aug 28, 2014
"...to all Average upgrade time: ~10 minutes  Batch upgrade: Yes, using AV Loader software Avigilon Avigilon Control Center automatically updates camera firmware when the camera is added to..."
Testing Hikvision High End Camera on Aug 27, 2014
"... We tested it against Avigilon, Bosch, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony models across indoor and outdoor scenes and for competitive..."
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..."
Video Analytics: UDP VCA Vs Agent VI Vs Avigilon on Jul 30, 2014
"...Update: This has expanded into a discussion of VCA, the company Ex-sight is OEMing from, compared to Avigilon / VideoIQ]"
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..."
Best Manufacturer Support 2014 on Jul 28, 2014
"... The companies that stood out included Arecont Vision, Avigilon, Axis, Exacq, Genetec, Hikvision, Lenel, Milestone, Pelco, Sony, S2 and Verint. But which ones..."
Panasonic Series 6 IP Cameras Tested on Jul 21, 2014
"...series, the 720p WV-SFV611L and the 1080p WV-SFV631L to see how they stack up against competitors from Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Samsung, and Sony.   In this report, we look at their performance in..."
Favorite Access Control Software 2014 on Jul 16, 2014
"...Software House Paxton Rounding out the top 10 were: Keyscan Lenel Kantech Honeywell WIN-PAK Avigilon / RedCloud Our detailed analysis and integrator commentary follows in each section..."
What If Axis Acquired Genetec? on Jul 16, 2014
"The shocking acquisition of Milestone by Canon and the rapid ascent of 'solution' provider Avigilon has increased questions about the viability of independent manufacturers. The two best known..."
Testing the Smallest HD Cameras on Jul 09, 2014
"...There has been a definite trend in IP cameras getting smaller and smaller, with models such as the Avigilon MicroDome, KT&C miniature bullet, and Vivotek FD8168. These Censee models continue this..."
PC/Server For Avigilon VMS In Police Vehicle on Jul 05, 2014
"... The client insists on Avigilon and its VMS. What could be solution for NVR, any ideas ?"
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..."
IP Camera Costs Comparison and Trends on Jun 25, 2014
"...Integrated IR cameras 'True' WDR cameras Manufacturers in this survey include: Arecont Vision Avigilon Axis Bosch Dahua Hikvision Panasonic Pelco Samsung Sony The study focused on dome..."
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..."
Winner and Losers of the Milestone Deal on Jun 16, 2014
"... Avigilon's revenue was 150% larger than Milestone's ($178 vs $72 million). Axis's revenue was 10x as..."
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!..."
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..."
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..."
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..."
Avigilon Financials and 2014 Future Plans on Mar 05, 2014
"Avigilon's 2013 financial report and investor conference call gave insights into their current..."
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 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..."
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..."
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..."
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..."