Avigilon's CEO ambulance chased the Paris terror attacks killing 100+ with an obviously unworkable solution.
One member asked who else wouldn't do that and we pointed out Genetec who has a Paris office near the attacks and software powering many of the world's largest city video surveillance systems.
Then, an Avigilon dealer found this as a rebuttal:
Demanding "where is your outrage for this video that Genetec is promoting?"
The video, released by the Abu Dhabi Police, features mobile LPR (mostly believable) and mobile facial recognition (mostly unbelievable) like:
We agree. This video (in particular the facial recognition part) is unrealistic and falsely portrays what video surveillance can do.
Now, you might say:
"John, comparing these two cases is absurd. One is the CEO of the company going on TV knowingly and willfully speaking untruths after a tragedy. The other is a junior marketing person tweeting out someone else's video that is inaccurate."
But Genetec sets high standards for itself and we need to hold them to those standards.
As for Avigilon, dirty tricks are Avigilon's thing. Their culture is all about maximizing sales, truth or integrity be dammed. If Avigilon's CEO didn't ambulance chase the Paris terror attacks, we should probably be more surprised.
Show everyone that you keep those high standards, delete the tweet and commit to being more careful in selecting the content that you tweet.
[Update: Genetec has deleted the tweet, see response below]
Then, let's get back to focusing on fighting back against Avigilon dirty tricks, like Avigilon's CEO interview on Paris.