What Company Websites Should We Monitor? Here Is The Initial 120

We are rolling out our Spider (2.0). This software checks websites multiple times per week to see what new content they have added. This can be anything from new data sheets to job openings to marketing materials to press releases to new management team pages, etc.

We have over 120 that we are currently spidering. We can easily add more.

Here's the current list (note: it includes companies we started spidering 5 years ago so it does not necessarily mean who is 'worthy'):

  • 3VR
  • 3xLOGIC
  • ADT
  • Agent Vi
  • Agilence
  • Aimetis
  • Airship
  • American Dynamics
  • Ampleye
  • Arecont Vision
  • ASIS
  • Avigilon
  • Axis
  • Axxon
  • Basler
  • BiKal
  • Bionym
  • Bosch Security
  • Brickcom
  • BRS Labs
  • byRemote
  • Camiolog
  • Cantronic
  • Cernium
  • CNL
  • Computar
  • Dahua
  • Dedicated Micros
  • dotworkz
  • Dropcam
  • DVTel
  • Eagle Eye
  • Envysion
  • Exacq
  • Firetide
  • Flir Security
  • Ganz
  • Genetec
  • Geovision
  • Grandeye
  • HDcctv Alliance
  • Hikvision
  • Honeywell Video
  • i3DVR
  • iControl
  • Immervision
  • IndigoVision
  • Intergraph
  • Intransa
  • ipConfigure
  • IQinVision
  • JDS
  • Lenel
  • LenSec
  • Lilin
  • LuxRiot
  • March Networks
  • Micropower
  • Microsoft Physical Security
  • Milestone Systems
  • Mirasys
  • Mobotix
  • Network Optix
  • NLSS
  • NVT
  • ObjectVideo
  • OnSSI
  • Panasonic
  • Pelco
  • Pivot3
  • Pixim
  • Proximex
  • Q-See
  • QNAP
  • Raytec
  • Razberi
  • S2 Security
  • Salient
  • Samsung
  • Scallop Imaging
  • Secure-i
  • SeeTec
  • Sentry360
  • SIA
  • SightLogix
  • Siqura
  • Smartvue
  • Software House
  • Sony
  • SpotterRF
  • StarDot
  • Synectics
  • Tamron
  • Theia
  • Toshiba
  • Tuss
  • Ubiquiti
  • Veracity
  • Verint
  • via:sys
  • Viaas
  • Vicon
  • Video Insight
  • VideoIQ
  • VideoMining
  • VideoNext
  • Videoryx
  • Vidient
  • Vidsys
  • VNS
  • Vumii
  • Xandem
  • Y-cam
  • Zwipe

Who else should we add?

Btw, here is a spider recap from a few years ago to show the types of things it picks up.

[IPVM Editor's Note: Commenter is from Geutebruck]

Hi John, Geutebruck is another company to consider?

We tried to cover Geutebruck, do a review on products, etc. but they refused to share any pricing (even MSRP). Without some sense of pricing, we cannot cover any company. To that end, plus since they rarely come up in North America, we do not cover them.

Actually, Geutebruck is getting more active in North America, just a bit under the radar. Their concentration is on transportation, correctional facilities, harbors and the like but they are trying to push into the casino market.

You also don't have Dallmeier, inMotion or Vitek listed.

AMAG (G4S) would be nice to see on the list



Ok, Amag is added.

Synology Inc. - NAS

SALTO Systems - Home - SALTO Systems - access control

ICT | Solutions - access control

The following companies and associations are active in the video monitoring space that are not listed csaa.org hikvision.com iviewnow.com sureview immix ppvar.org Videofied.com

On the access side, DMP and Quintron would be nice.

OpenEye, please

May I suggest Digital Watchdog?

Might I suggest D-Link? There was a recent comparison between them and DropCam on here.


How about OpenEye, Channel Vision and that Chinese one that you tested recently. Thanks John.

Please add:





[IPVM Editor's Note: Commenter is from IpVideo Corporation.]

Hi John -

IpVideo Corporation would be a good company to consider.


Thanks for all the responses.

If you are recommending your own company, please disclose your name.

Already added in:

  • Salto
  • Digital Watchdog
  • HID
  • DMP
  • Videofied
  • SureView
  • OpenEye
  • InControl

Others are still in queue, being reviewed.

As for ACTi and D-Link, we've had some problems with their websites but we want to include both and will revisit them in the near future.

I really think you need add Digifort.

Digifort is a big name in South America with big projects.

Hi John,

Main web:


Security products:

Security Products - Home - Siemens


Home | Global | Siemens

Søren Trier, Siemens, Denmark

Hi John,

You might also want to consider:

PPM - http://www.ppm2000.com

Guardly - https://www.guardly.com [IPVM Note: Poster is from Guardly]

Fortem - http://www.fortem.com

All the best,


I see two or three that could be safely removed!

Hi John,

2 More to consider:

Quantum Secure: Physical Identity & Access Management | HID Global

AlertEnterprise: http://www.alertenterprise.com/index.html



Galaxy Control Systems, Walkersville, MD

Galaxy Control Systems - Access Control

I would like to see Isonas and MinuteMan UPS. Disclosure, I rep MinuteMan UPS.


What about access control company? Kantech, Rossiare, Keri Systems

We've been compiling access control manufacturers. We haven't yet added and tested them to make them available on the service yet.

Allegion (IR) - not in the video market per se but a powerful player in access control and security products

If you are adding access control systems, RS2 is one I havent seen their name come up.

Prism Skylabs, Isonas, Retail Next, Envysion

Prism Skylabs and Envysion are already on the list.

Note: stop recommending your own companies. I am just going to immediately delete them from now on.

Wavestore - UK

iprosecu.com afidus.com They both are brands recently put out to the market by a couple of Taiwanese companies with experience in IP surveillance product design and manufacturing.

Wow. That is absolutely outstanding. Well done!

We use a lot of Engenius wireless products for installations that require wireless solutions for our cameras. Could we add them?


How about Advidia? A large college here in California just did a big install with them and was mentioned in Security Today magazine. I never heard of them but with the campus police chief bragging about the new system, I'm sure my current clients will be asking me about these cameras. Any tests you can do would be appreciated!

Advidia is relabling Hikvision and ACTi cameras, so there's really no separate testing to be done. We will likely get into testing more models of those two manufacturers as time goes on, but under their own names.

Ah! Good to know. Thanks!

Very good list. Would like to see Promise (Storage for Video surveillance), Nice and Acic (delivering analytics to a couple of well known Manufacturers).