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Avigilon Overview

Avigilon offers an end to end solution of IP cameras, encoders, VMS software and analytics. The company is best known for super high resolution cameras (up to 30MP). Combined with some of the industry's most 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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DVTel Hires Avigilon and Genetec Sales Leaders on Aug 28, 2015
"...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 impact. Avigilon..."
Here's What Avigilon Should Do Now on Aug 24, 2015
"An Avigilon partner asked: "What would be your Goal if you run Avigilon?" Given Avigilon's 60% stock price..."
Genetec: We Do NOT Support Avigilon on Aug 18, 2015
"... A member asked about a problem integrating Avigilon cameras with Genetec's VMS. Inside this note, we examine Genetec's response and debate who is..."
Avigilon Cameras Not Working In Genetec on Aug 17, 2015
"Dear IPVM members, at the moment we have Genetec VMS and existing Avigilon ONVIF cameras on site. We have some available channels in Genetec and customer wanted to connect..."
Now Avigilon's VP of Marketing is Out on Aug 13, 2015
"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..."
Favorite Large Scale VMSes 2015 on Aug 10, 2015
"... Third and fourth was close between Exacq and Avigilon. Relative to the SMB market, Exacq did worse for large systems, while Avigilon did modestly..."
Lowest Priced Auto Focus Cameras on Aug 06, 2015
"...focus/auto back focus cameras using the IPVM Camera Finder to analyze and rank auto-focus cameras from Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, FLIR, Hikvision, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sony, Vivotek and more. Auto..."
Avigilon SVP Sales "Resigns" on Aug 05, 2015
"Another Avigilon executive is out. This time it is the head of sales. Things are starting to get pretty bloody..."
Mobotix P25 Camera Tested on Aug 04, 2015
"... The P25 integrated to both Avigilon and Genetec via MJPEG. Exacq does not support any Mobotix cameras. Milestone supports some, but..."
Avigilon Weak Profits Continue - Q2 2015 on Aug 03, 2015
"After spending $39 million buying back their own stock, one would think (or hope) Avigilon would report great earnings. Alas, no. Avigilon's weak profits continue along with lower..."
Favorite Large System Cameras on Aug 03, 2015
"... Avigilon Even for Avigilon, almost all Avigilon dealers responding actually offered / favored other..."
Manufacturers: Get Paying or Get Sued - Avigilon Patent Licensing Program on Jul 29, 2015
"The new Avigilon 'patent licensing program' is starting to roll out, confirmed Avigilon's CEO on today's earnings..."
Convert Avigilon .Ave File Format To .Mp4 on Jul 28, 2015
"... Avigilon's .ave format is not universal enough. How do you convert the file format of recorded video for..."
Hospital Video Surveillance Guide on Jul 28, 2015
"..." "Sony - Top Quality and Stability" "We use a lot of Avigilon, Axis and Samsung in hospitals. Our competitors use Axis, Pelco, Bosch, Honeywell and Panasonic...."
Explosion Proof PTZ With Avigilon on Jul 21, 2015
"...For a big project we are looking a supplier that has IP explosion proof PTZ cameras that can work with Avigilon (motion detection should work too, not only video).There is Pelco but I don't think that motion..."
New CFO For Avigilon? on Jul 15, 2015
"Ric Leong, from CAO to CFO. "
Police Station Video Surveillance Guide on Jul 15, 2015
"..." "Avigilon for the majority of cameras, Axis for any edge cases." "We have primarily used Axis due to the..."
Avigilon Spends $39 Million on Stock Buyback on Jul 14, 2015
"Avigilon is investing - in their own stock. Over the past 2 months, Avigilon has spent nearly $40..."
Ubiquiti Micro HD Camera Tested on Jul 13, 2015
"...streams from the NVR, found in camera settings: However, in our tests, this support was spotty, with Avigilon able to capture this stream properly, while it simply did not work in Exacq. Bandwidth..."
Are There Costs To Transfer Avigilon Licenses? on Jul 09, 2015
"I know Avigilon only charges a base server license for software upgrades, but how does it work when you want to..."
Avigilon HD Micro Dome Test on Jul 08, 2015
"The Avigilon HD Micro Dome is, by far, the company's lowest cost camera line. Now, it is still significantly..."
Avigilon ACC Export Bug? on Jul 06, 2015
"Hello IPVM! I'm seeing a bug when exporting AVIs from Avigilon's VMS. Basically, when I go to export a generic RTSP stream recording as an AVI, I see that in..."
Go After Your Competitors on Jul 06, 2015
"... Even if it is true, you may not want to say "Avigilon's CEO has the charisma of a cinder block." But you can be effective by following a few..."
Panasonic Video Insight VMS Tested on Jul 06, 2015
"...  We tested Video Insight v6 to see how it compares to major VMSes such as Exacq, Avigilon, Genetec, and Milestone on these key questions and more: What features, if any, are lacking..."
Pros and Cons - Automating Firmware Updates on Jul 01, 2015
"... In this note, we look at Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Exacq and Speco proceses as well as the advantages and disadvantages of automatic..."
Avigilon Attack Artist on Jun 30, 2015
"Within the last year I posted a question regarding the major differences between Genetec and Avigilon. Now I want to know more and get feedback. Is anyone else experiencing the Genetec bashing I am..."
Airport Video Surveillance Guide on Jun 30, 2015
"..." "Avigilon, Pelco, Axis, Sony, and Flir. I would say these are typically chosen to due name recognigtion,..."
Need Help Clearing Up Axis / Avigilon License Plate Shots on Jun 25, 2015
"We recently completed an Avigilon conversion for a new customer. Part of our initial install included adding 2 new 5MP cameras in..."
Is Avigilon Telling You That Competitor VMSes Violate Their Patents And... on Jun 24, 2015
"Is Avigilon telling you that competitor VMSes violate their patents and lawsuits are imminent? One of our..."
China and Taiwan Manufacturer Financials on Jun 24, 2015
"...Taiwanese manufacturers stock prices have plummeted Which manufacturer is quietly successful as the 'Avigilon of Asia' How the branded manufacturers are doing vs the OEM focused ones The manufacturer..."
The Engineers of Tomorrow Are Men, The Women Remain Props on Jun 23, 2015
"... Of course, Avigilon supporters defend Avigilon doing similar over and over again, so we can surely expect them to..."
Avigilon Access Control Tested on Jun 22, 2015
"Avigilon aims to deliver an end-to-end solution of video surveillance and access control. But how good..."
The $500 FLIR Thermal Camera Tested on Jun 19, 2015
"...field captured by the new FLIR TCX Mini Bullet: We tested the FLIR TCX Mini Bullet against an Avigilon Analytic camera, focusing on video analytic performance including: Daytime vs nighttime..."
Exacq vs Avigilon on Jun 17, 2015
"... Avigilon. I don't have time to read 500 articles. Is there a short cut comparison as to which product..."
Favorite SMB Video Surveillance Manufacturers on Jun 15, 2015
"...recorder manufacturers did relatively poorly, with more expensive / premium brands (like Exacq, Milestone, Avigilon, etc.) taking 3 of the 4 favorite spots. Only Hikvision placed in the top 4, largely driven by..."
Brivo Bought Out by Drako for $50 Million on Jun 11, 2015
"... Avigilon's 2013 acquisition of RedCloud for $17 million is the closest. Judge based on price to sales..."
The Best Video Surveillance SEO Spam Ever on Jun 10, 2015
"What Avigilon is to intimidation and Arecont is to customer abuse, VideoSurveillance.com is to SEO Spam. Put..."
Avigilon Millionaire Executives Compensation Quadruples on Jun 09, 2015
"Despite a very tough, down 2014 for Avigilon's stock, Avigilon's key executives total compensation is up 400%, with 3 of them over $2..."
Help - American Dynamics VMS Support For Avigilon Cameras on Jun 07, 2015
"... Does anybody knows if Avigilon cameras and PTZ are supported by this VMS? By support, I mean both video and motion..."
Bosch Person / Car / Bike / Truck Analytics Tested on Jun 05, 2015
"...abilities, Bosch's IVA analytics take a step closer in features to higher end analytic providers such Avigilon/VideoIQ and AgentVI, which have offered these capabilities for some time. However, users should..."
Avigilon 'Questionable Management' / 'Authoritarian' CEO on Jun 04, 2015
"... The shots at Avigilon continue to intensify. Canada's financial TV network usually cheerleads for Canadian companies..."
Corridor Mode Tested on Jun 03, 2015
"... Avigilon Avigilon cameras support corridor mode, but only in Avigilon's own Control Center VMS. There is..."
Cisco VAR Killing It Despite Making Next To Nothing On The Surveillance... on Jun 01, 2015
"... NOTICE: This comment was moved from an existing discussion: Here Is Who Won The Avigilon Only Bid"
Meet Clearpix - The [Former] Avigilon OEM on May 31, 2015
"...mentioned in a different thread, Clearpix Technology out of Liberty, Missouri, appears to be a rare Avigilon OEM. Maybe someone can explain why, after working tirelessly at building strong brand loyalty..."
Here Is Who Won The Avigilon Only Bid (And Their Line Item Breakdown) on May 28, 2015
"Last month, we covered a project where Only Bids For Avigilon Will Be Accepted. Check out the full RFP. The project has been awarded and here is the bid..."
School Video Surveillance Guide on May 26, 2015
"...all brands, Axis was mentioned most often (about 50% of all answers mentioned them), but names like Avigilon, Panasonic, and Samsung were common too: Axis  "We tend to favor Axis. The white papers..."
What 360 Degree IP Cameras Are Compatible With Avigilon? on May 19, 2015
"Besides Avigilon's own multi sensor cameras. What other IP 360 degree cameras work and support motion detection..."
Winners Losers Spring 2015 on May 18, 2015
"...three key themes (Consolidation, Commoditization and New Products), examining the fortunes of Axis, Avigilon, Arecont, Hikvision, Dahua, Samsung, Genetec, Milestone, Exacq, Pelco, Panasonic, Sony, Bosch,..."
Free Top IPVM Resources on May 16, 2015
"...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..."
Anything But Arecont, Avigilon, Axis: A New Feature on May 15, 2015
"...action: Here are some example searches: 2MP+ varifocal IR dome with autofocus, excluding Arecont, Avigilon and Axis. 720p+ D/N bullets or boxes, excluding Dahua and Hikvision. ONVIF S panoramic cameras..."
Testing Dahua HDCVI Encoder With VMSes on May 14, 2015
"...NVS0404HDC-A, a four channel model, with multiple fixed and PTZ cameras, attempting to integrate with Avigilon, Exacq, Genetec and Milestone VMSes: Did all HDCVI cameras, 720p, 1080p, from multiple..."
Ranking The Lowest Cost Outdoor Cameras 2015 on May 14, 2015
"... In this new analysis, we examine 13 manufacturer products (ACTi, Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, D-Link, FLIR, Hikvision, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony and Vivotek), breaking..."
Avigilon EVP Engineering Quits on May 12, 2015
"One of the big criticisms last year was multiple executives leaving Avigilon. Now, Avigilon's EVP of Engineering quits out of nowhere. In this note, we look at how this..."
Avigilon Fights Back Against Falling Share Price on May 08, 2015
"Avigilon's stock is down 50% from their peak price last year. The stock price is also significantly..."
Avigilon Growth Down, Expenses Up, Stock Slammed on May 05, 2015
"Avigilon growth rate continues to slow down sharply yet the company's aggressive spending..."
WDR Camera Shootout 2015 on May 04, 2015
"...of the latest generation multiple-exposure true WDR cameras, including: Arecont Vision AV3116DNv1 Avigilon 3.0W-H3-B2 Axis Q1615 Bosch NBN-932V Hikvision DS-2CD4132FWD Panasonic WV-SFV631L Pelco..."
Only Bids For Avigilon Will Be Accepted on May 03, 2015
"Ongoing RFP - only bids for Avigilon will be accepted. Check out the full RFP. What do you think?"
Avigilon System: Cameras Not Reconnecting To Server After Disconnect on Apr 30, 2015
"I had a new Avigilon system installed that has Avigilon cameras, analog cameras connected to an Avigilon digital..."
Avigilon Splits Executive And Senior Management Teams on Apr 29, 2015
"Avigilon has separated the executive and senior management teams on their website. Here is the new 3 man..."
Videofied 'Filtered Monitoring' Aims to Bring Outdoor Intrusion... on Apr 29, 2015
"... Finally, for wide area detection, analytic platforms such as Avigilon/VideoIQ remain a better fit, as the OMV's PIR coverage pattern is still limited, ~40' range..."
Uniview Chinese Camera Tested on Apr 28, 2015
"...ONVIF Profile S, with some VMSes (Genetec, Exacq) working fine, and others connecting but not streaming (Avigilon, Milestone). RTSP streaming worked in all VMSes without issue. Manual focus only, including..."
Resolution: 4K vs 2160p vs 8.3MP on Apr 24, 2015
"... A Note on Frame Rate / Avigilon Though we have focused until now exclusively on pixels, 4K is a standard that also specifies..."
Gain / AGC for Video Surveillance Guide on Apr 23, 2015
"...Lux (Moderately Dark) Color Mode 300 Lux (Daytime) Our testing was done across 3 HD cameras from Avigilon, Axis and Bosch to see a range of performances. Inside the Pro section, we share our results..."
First Ever IPVM Podcast - Business Trends April 2015 on Apr 21, 2015
"We talk industry growth rates, Axis, Canon, Milestone, multi-imagers, Avigilon and more. 0:10 - Axis Announcement 3:57 - Canon Consolidation 6:56 - Multi-imager..."
Product / Tech Roundup ISC West 2015 on Apr 20, 2015
"... Sony is noncommittal on whether this is implying large format cameras (similar to Avigilon Pro series models) are on their development roadmap, though this would be a novel..."
Avigilon Half Naked Women Again on Apr 17, 2015
"Like all security events, the Avigilon 'VIP' bash, was overwhelmingly male. Great evening with @Avigilon #ISCWest2015..."
Avigilon HD Multi-sensor: First Varifocal Multi-Imager Cameras on Apr 15, 2015
"... Now, Avigilon is introducing multi-imager cameras that not only are varifocal but remote zoom too. In this..."
ISC West 2015 Show Full Report on Apr 14, 2015
"...have a whole show floor walk through (1 hour) and booth videos of 30 manufacturers, including Axis, Avigilon, Hikvision, Genetec, Milestone, Sony and many more. Plus we have images, videos and commentary..."
Testing Axis Zipstream on Apr 13, 2015
"... No VMS integration issues across all Zipstream settings with Avigilon, Exacq, Genetec and Milestone. Market Impact Zipstream is a legitimate improvement and may..."
New Products Spring 2015 on Apr 12, 2015
"... Here are new products being announced in 2015: Avigilon First to Demo 7K Cameras Axis Zipstream Claims Average 50% Savings Axis Introduces... An IP..."
I Am An Avigilon VIP on Apr 09, 2015
"... Also, I did not realize IPVM, or anyone at our company, was an Avigilon VIP. Our last official trade show interaction with Avigilon was slightly less cordial: On..."
Sony Launches 4K With 20MP Mode on Apr 09, 2015
"... On the other hand, compared to the $5,000+ Avigilon's PRO series, proprietary cameras, we believe this could help strengthen non Avigilon users and..."
Avigilon Loads Up With $200 Million More on Apr 08, 2015
"... In the past 18 months, Avigilon raised $169 million, then bought nearly $100 million in patents, VideoIQ for $32 million, and a..."
Avigilon First to Demo 7K Cameras on Apr 06, 2015
"While many manufacturers are announcing and showing 4K cameras, Avigilon has declared it will be the first to demo 7K cameras. In this note, we look at the positioning..."
Testing Messoa 3MP LPC Camera on Apr 02, 2015
"... No issues connecting and streaming via ONVIF to Avigilon, Exacq, Genetec Security Center, and Milestone XProtect Corporate. Pricing The LPR606 sells..."
Milestone LPR Tested on Mar 31, 2015
"... We tested Milestone's LPR with three cameras including Avigilon's H3 integrated IR bullet, Bosch's Super Low Light Starlight 5MP, and Messoa's specialty license..."
Get Your Free Exacq Licenses on Mar 31, 2015
"...look at the terms of this program and how it will impact the competitive positioning of Tyco, Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Genetec and Milestone. The Program Tyco / Exacq is offering free Exacq licenses with..."
How to Blow $200,000 On A Booth on Mar 26, 2015
"... Avigilon Way It's not the size of the booth that counts, it's how packed the booth is. Consider..."
Video Analytics, Avigilon, Fair Price - Impact On A Market on Mar 24, 2015
"I have re-read this interview Avigilon looks to dominate video analytics and I am interested to know an opinion of community on this..."
Best Avigilon H3 Non-IR Low Light Performance? on Mar 24, 2015
"... Have there been conducted any recent tests of the avigilon h3 range? I see only two reviews that mentions such tests. But they are from 2012. I am mostly..."
Axis vs Hikvision vs Sony Encoder Test on Mar 18, 2015
"... Avigilon Control Center and Genetec Security Center required four VMS licenses for all encoders, while..."
Avigilon Expansion Continues - Access Control Sales Push on Mar 16, 2015
"... Avigilon's breathless expansion continues. When they acquired RedCloud access control less than 2 years..."
CBR vs VBR vs MBR - Surveillance Streaming on Mar 11, 2015
"...provide clear recommendations and explanations on mode choice and setup for cameras such as Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Dahua, Hikvision, Panasonic, Samsung and Sony.Recommendation - Use MBR While VBR..."
TCP vs UDP for Video Surveillance on Mar 11, 2015
"... VMSes vary significantly in what configuration or control they support for TCP or UDP (details on Avigilon, Exacq, Genetec and Milestone inside). Impact On Video Quality In the examples below, we..."
Tyco / Exacq Illustra Cameras Tested on Mar 09, 2015
"...integration compare to third-party cameras? How does it compare to other end to end platforms like Avigilon? Key Findings Here are our key findings from this test: Illustra 610 IR Dome Full light..."
NMAPing IP Cameras on Mar 05, 2015
"... Then we run it on cameras from: Arecont Vision Avigilon Axis Bosch Dahua Hikvision The test shows which cameras allow the most open ports and the..."
Avigilon 2014 Financials Disappoint Investors on Mar 04, 2015
"...5% Avigilon announces revenue up 42% - stock down 15% If you are an Avigilon investor, you just cannot win..."
$18 Million Already Paid to ObjectVideo, Now It's Avigilon's Turn on Mar 03, 2015
"... And Avigilon will now look to build on that momentum. New financial disclosures as part of Avigilon's OV..."
Avigilon to Buy $42 Million Building on Mar 02, 2015
"Avigilon's spending spree continues. After using nearly $100 million in cash buying OV's patents and 4..."
Looking For 2MP+ Camera, Cheaper Than Avigilon, That Can Work Great In... on Feb 25, 2015
"Until now I have been using Avigilon cameras for hallway mode. What cheaper brand camera (2/3mp) can also be used in hallway mode,..."
Avigilon Real Time Exposure And Gain on Feb 24, 2015
"... However, Avigilon includes this information right in the web interface of their cameras, updated in real time. In..."
Axis and Milestone To Remain Independent, Canon Declares on Feb 17, 2015
"Hoping, fearing, anticipating a 'Super Avigilon'? Will Axis and Milestone merge to become an 'end to end' solution? No, declares..."
Does The News Spider Perform Content Analytics? on Feb 15, 2015
"...clearly the spider is autonomous, as evidenced by the right-to-the-point article named "Place An Order" by Avigilon. So did the spider pickup on a hidden tag/page on SSI's website, perhaps? Or does the spider do..."
Default IP Camera Addresses - 14 Manufacturer Directory on Feb 13, 2015
"... In this post, we have compiled a list of 14 IP camera manufacturers (including ACTi, Arecont, Avigilon, Axis, Bosch, Canon, Dahua, Geovision, Hikvision, Panasonic, Pelco, Samsung, Sony, and Vivotek),..."
Canon to Buy Axis, Will Own Axis and Milestone on Feb 10, 2015
"...with (1) the rise of low-cost Chinese vendors and (2) the strengthening of 'end-to-end' offerings like Avigilon. Axis, historically a camera manufacturer, clumsily attempted to strengthen its own VMS while..."
Genetec's Position on Axis / Canon Deal on Feb 10, 2015
"... On the other hand, if the solution manufacturers (Avigilon, Axis/Milestone, Tyco/Exacq, etc.) are able to better cross-sell, infiltrate Gentec VMS..."
BestMatch Camera Software Released on Feb 09, 2015
"... For example, below we have entered in Axis, Avigilon, Hikvision, Pelco, Panasonic and Sony models: Clicking 'compare selected cameras' returns a..."
When Remotely Viewing An Avigilon NVR, Is There A Way To Downgrade The... on Feb 08, 2015
"I am remotely playingback an Avigilon NVR. The hookup is the slowest DSL avaialble. Is there a way for when I playback the video to..."
Avigilon Changes Strategy on Feb 06, 2015
"Avigilon is changing their strategy, shifting away from their classical HD positioning to their new found..."
What 51 Members Want Us To Test on Feb 05, 2015
"... Avigilon VS. Genetec VS. Milestone VS. Nuuo VS. Hikvision (etc.) - Big brand VMS shootout in terms of..."