This is the most Dahua thing Dahua has ever done. Only Dahua would sponsor the bags and lanyards but not have a booth. It defies any type of logic...
Good job Charles and members let us know what you want us to cover in the next 2 days. Day 1 is typically our big-picture overview and then the next days are spent digging into details of specific companies and issues.
It would be interesting to understand which VMS platforms the market thinks are most popular - whether Milestone/ Genetec are leaders or if the Australian region cost constraints see others more common / on the rise (and why is it that Geutebruck seems to be uniquely successful in Australia...)?
Regarding Dahua's absence it may simply be that they have a network of white-label resellers who rebrand Dahua hardware and might take umbrage at their supplier trying to compete with them.
That said, I cannot but feel that many of the exhibitors are there solely because their competition are and not because there's any tangible marketing benefit to yet another stand at the tradeshow, shaking hands with their existing customers or waving at their competitors.
Regarding Dahua's absence it may simply be that they have a network of white-label resellers who rebrand Dahua hardware and might take umbrage at their supplier trying to compete with them
That's a reasonable theory. The only part that does not fit is that Dahua sponsored the bags and lanyards. If you really wanted to support your white-label resellers than you would avoid any reference of your brand, not plaster it all over the place.
Interesting. I was just in Sydney a few days ago. I would have re-planned my trip had I known about this show beforehand.
That said, like a cobbler who is always looking at your shoes, I took note in Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns what equipment was being used for video and access. From my unscientific surveying, it seemed 80% Hikvision for cameras, and nearly half of access control seemed to be Gallagher.
For access control in Australia, the predominant brands, by far, are Inner Range, Gallagher and ICT. Non « unified » platforms (meaning only access control but no native intrusion support) such as those we see in North America are simply not used much in Australia and NZ.