PSA CEO Speaks Out On 'Controversial' IPVM

From their annual convention business update:

This summer we did have a phone call and I said something like 'people don't give a crap about cyber security' and our April Cyber Security For Video Surveillance Study largely showed that. However, interest / concern is definitely up since Mirai (which was after our phone call and their event he was at). In the enterprise, it is becoming a primary issue and overall awareness is up. Of course, how important it gets depends on what happens next with hacks / attacks.

As for being controversial to sell things, Bozeman evidently forgets his public honesty is restricted by the manufacturer funded conference / vacation he was at and the ~170 products that he sells. For sure, we are controversial but it is not for the money, it is because I believe in what we are doing. We would certainly make far more money being 'personal friends' and promoting powerful people and organization like Bozeman's group, Axis, the Chinese government / Hikvision, etc. Indeed, Bozeman has asked about doing deals with PSA for IPVM (like he does with numerous products he sells / promotes), I would not even consider it because we value our independence.

In terms of being a 'blog', we have 470 original product tests, original software including the Camera Calculator, the Camera Finder, the Camera Comparison tool, 170+ statistics reports based on our industry wide surveys, (3) ~300 page books, train 800+ people a year in our courses, etc.

Lastly, and the one thing I want to emphasize for the rest of the IPVM team, the references to 'John Honovich' = IPVM are unfair. I certainly understand that 'Honovich' writes the most controversial posts so 'Honovich' gets the most attention but we have 7 other team members (e.g., including industry vets Ethan Ace, Brian Rhodes, Brian Karas, Ari Erenthal) who do most of the work we publish / release.

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