Nelly Security | 04/30/18 09:35pm
Until an American or non-China Manufacturer comes along and can offer reasonable priced cameras that the masses want, China will continue to succeed, no doubt about it. That, or if trump decides to impose a hefty tarriff on surveillance products.
Seems like most non-Chinese manufacturers only want to make high end solutions and when they try to compete with Hikvision, they fail. For example, take a look at Axis and their low priced offering ventures. Previously Offering no IR and indoor only models. And now their most recent venture, 1080p only models. Its a no brainer that wasnt going to be able to compete with the Chi-Coms at all. Perhaps they did it just to appease their current customer base, and if thats the case perhaps I shouldn't be so crticial but if they did it as an attempt to lure in new customers that are attracted to low cost, i feel it was a miserable attempt and ultimate failure.
The market is ripe for an american manufacturer startup who can offer simple cameras (IR Domes, Bullets, Standalone NVR, Etc) at reasonable commoditized pricing. It would take some very efficient manufacturing, efficient marketing, and a whole lot of money to get started which is probably why it wont happen anytime soon.
I dont think you need a massive sales team these days to get your product marketed either. Due to the invention of the internetz, you can achieve great things. Costs alone is a great marketing tool in this industry also. Look at Dahua, they were wildly popular before they even had a USA presence, based simply on their low price and dependable (at the time) products with 0 USA employees or Marketing dollars (unless you count the trade show appearances).
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