I have a question to all, partly out of curiosity, part out of practicality. The CCTV and security market has seen tremendous change in the last 24 months. Acquisitions have narrowed the choices; HD analog is here to stay (at least in my opinion), some manufacturers have indeed made inroads into becoming end-to-end providers etc. I think it is a given for most of us that we cannot partner with one sole-source manufacturer and serve 80-90% of your customer base. But if you could, which provider would it be?
If you were to assume that you cannot have just one, which of the large, end-to-end providers would you choose to partner with to be your lead horse? Would you choose a manufacturer that offers software and hardware (an Avigilon for instance) or would you split it up and use let's say a Luxriot (just to pick one), and a hardware provider.
Thanks for any and all responses and your thoughts as to why. You do have the luxury of knowing now what you did not know then.