Avigilon Sales Tactics Using Patents

I recently engaged with a consulting engineer who had engaged with Avigilon. He made the comment that he would never buy another product (only Avigilon) as he didn't what to pay patent rights for using analytics on other products. Puzzled I asked him to explain. He stated that Avigilon had informed him that they held the patent rights for video analytics and should he buy another product and...

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